It’s awarded to high-achieving, low-income students who have solid grades, but just need a little extra help.
You can apply if:
1. You're trying to get into college or grad school. You're a second-semester junior in high school, a senior in high school, a transfer student, a gap-year student, etc. You can be a domestic applicant, undocumented or international; perhaps you’d like to apply to art schools, or represent your future campus as a student-athlete — no matter your story, we’ve got a counselor for you. And,2. You've earned a 3.0 unweighted GPA (or international equivalent). You’ll submit your high school transcripts as part of the application. And,3. Your family income qualifies you for one of the following: free/reduced-price lunch, SAT/ACT fee waivers, enrollment in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families, etc. Check this table to find out: http://bit.ly/2CBxnRg
Application Deadline is December 1st, 2018 (12/1/18).
Before you begin, hop into a comfy chair and grab the following items:1. Proof of financial need2. Copy of high school transcript3. Standardized tests scores (PSAT, ACT, SAT, IB, AP, TOEFL, etc. (if you've taken any))
If you've any queries before you begin, pop over to the FAQs on the website (http://bit.ly/matchlightersFAQ), or email Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once you've completed this form, you'll receive an email with instructions about what's next.
In the meantime, happy submitting!
NOTE: You won't be able to save your responses, so make sure you can complete this form in one setting (approx. 20-30 minutes).
UNITED STATES APPLICANTS:
1. Received or are eligible to receive an ACT or SAT testing fee waiver. 2. Enrollment in or eligibility to participate in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). Annual family income within the Income Eligibility Guidelines set by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. 3. Enrollment in a federal, state, or local program that aids students from low-income families (e.g. Federally funded programs such as TRIO (Upward Bound, Talent Search, etc.) and GEAR UP. 4. Family receives public assistance.Live in federally subsidized public housing, or a foster home, or are homeless. 5. A ward of the state or an orphan. 6. Other documents: If you have other forms of proof that you would like to submit, simply include those here as well.
INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS: 1. A scanned copy of your family's most recent national tax form. 2. A statement from the parents' employers providing the parents' annual salary. 3. An account detailing any financial hardships that might affect the family's ability to pay for college help. 4. Other documents: If you have other forms of proof that you would like to submit, simply include those here as well.
Please make sure that the document is legible. Also, please make sure to erase any social security numbers or other sensitive information that may be on these documents.
Your proof of financial need will NOT be shared with your counselor.