Are you, or do you know:
- A high school senior or recent graduate who is
- Beginning college for the first time in the fall of 2021, and
- Someone who has experienced homelessness in the last six years?
- If so, keep reading to learn how to apply to the SchoolHouse Connection National Scholarship. [Deadline to apply: October 1, 2020, 11:59 PM PST]
Who should apply?
- Applicants must have been born on or after Oct. 1, 2000.
- Applicants must be entering college for the first time during the fall of 2021-2022 school year (with the exception of dual-enrollment programs). This means that the application is for students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2020; for those who are in GED programs; and for those who plan to take a gap year.
- Applicants must have experienced homelessness within the last six years.
- Applicants must reside in the United States. • Undocumented students who meet these criteria are eligible. SchoolHouse Connection Scholarship Recipients Receive:
- A $2000 scholarship award
- A trip to a national awards ceremony (travel and expenses included)
- A second trip to reconnect and engage in policy advocacy in Washington, DC, one year after the initial scholarship award (all expenses included).
- Assistance with financial aid processes, mental health advocacy and referrals, professional legal advocacy and referrals, and assistance in locating and establishing local contacts for general support and services.
- A peer and adult support network that continues, before, during, and after their college careers, and into their transition into the workforce.
- Meaningful opportunities to engage in advocacy, while providing sustained support services to help ensure graduation and success in life. Need more information? Please contact Jordyn Roark, Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarships.