The Counseling Team is excited to announce that eligible Alliance ESAT seniors (weighted GPAs 3.0+) are invited to apply to up to 16 exclusive scholarships worth up to $300,000!
The scholarships available this year include (but are not limited to):
Up to $50,000 Alliance YPN Inspiring Leader Award (1 awardee)
$25,000 Alliance Gayle Miller Leaders of Change Award (up to 4 awardees)
$20,000 Carson Scholarship (6 awardees)
$5,000 Alliance Young Leaders Scholarship (5 awardees)
To apply, you will need to write three essays, submit a resume, and provide some basic information by 5pm on February 28th. Please note that there will be no extension of the 5-week application window and that applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
By submitting this application, you acknowledge that in order to remain eligible, you may be invited to a mandatory in-person interview on April 18th (no makeups will be provided). Finalists will be required to bring all updated college admissions and financial aid information to the interview on April 18th. All award offers are tentative pending final review of college financial aid documents.
The application may be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdI0KhkkiHZhXEQMI9sSXFHM4zIVcLf8WIKBa960fqfijYdsQ/viewform. You will need to upload your essays and resume (as one combined file) directly via the Google Form when you submit your personal information (instead of e-mailing the documents).
STEP 1: Personal Statements
Describe the world you come from and how it has shaped who you are (500 words or less)
Describe an example of your leadership experience in which you have positively influenced others, helped resolve disputes, or contributed to group efforts over time. (350 words or less)
**This similar to UC PIQ #1. Feel free to use or modify your response.
Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic achievement? (350 words or less)
**This is the same as UC PIQ #5. Feel free to use or modify your response.
STEP 2: RESUME
Create a resume that includes a list of extra-curricular and community service activities that you have participated in (including the name of the activity, your role, and the dates that you participated).
STEP 3: Contact information
Fill out the application by clicking "Continue" at the bottom of this page and enter your contact information, high school name, weighted GPA, college application information, and other details.
STEP 4: Upload
IMPORTANT: Upload your essays and resume on this form as ONE COMBINED Word or PDF documents in the following format: Lastname_Firstname.pdf. Be sure to type your name and the title of each document at the top of the page. ****DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS AS SEPARATE FILES. COMBINE AND SAVE THEM AS ONE****
I highly recommend you do not submit your essays without having a Teacher or a Counselor review your responses. You might think it is a good essay and it might not be. Please do not just copy and paste your UC or any College essay. Review your response, edit it, and make sure it is the best essay you have written.
****If you are having any issues with uploading your files, you may e-mail them instead to email@example.com****
****Please do not fill out your application until you have written your essays and resume and are ready to upload them. Applications submitted after February 28th, 2020 will not be considered.****
****This is the first step of a multi-round process. Finalists will notified by April 3rd. In person interviews with finalists will be conducted on April 18th, 2020. ****
The application is due on Friday, February 28, 2020 by 5pm.