Fall 2018 - Umoja Black Scholars Application
Student Application - Academic Year 2018-19
Please completely fill out the ENTIRE application. We will begin processing applications in June 2018 and admit students on a space available basis through September 2018. For questions contact
Highline Student ID:
Highline Student Email:
Is primary phone a cell phone?
OK to text you?
Have you attended any college besides Highline?
Umoja Scholars take the following courses together as a cohort. Have you taken any of the following? (please check all that apply)
ENVS 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science (Fall QTR)
SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology (Fall QTR)
DGS 152 - Critical Thinking for Equity (Fall QTR)
ENGL 101 - English Composition (Winter QTR)
CMST 220 - Public Speaking (Winter QTR)
AEIS 137 - African American Experience (Winter QTR)
Math 146 (Statistics) (Spring QTR - dependent on Math pathway)
What is your current education goal?
Transfer to a 4-year college/university with an AA/AS degree from Highline.
Transfer to a 4-year college/university without an AA/AS degree from Highline.
Complete an AA/AS degree or certificate at Highline.
If you have decided upon a major or area of emphasis please let us know below.
How did you hear about Highline College Umoja Black Scholars?
Friend or relative
Poster/flyer around campus
Outreach (Black and Brown, Young Educated Ladies Leading, Senior Signing Day, Campus visit, etc)
Have you submitted your 2018 - 2019 FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid Application (
Have you submitted your Financial Aid Data Sheet to the Highline Financial Aid Office? (
Short Essay Questions (aprox. 200 words)-
Please answer the following questions. The advisory committee will use the answer to your questions to assess your understanding of the program; desire to participate in the Umoja Learning Community; and commitment to your educational pursuits.
Short Essay #1(200 words)
Why are you interested in joining the Umoja Learning Community?
Short Essay #2 (200 words) Read the Umoja Community Practices then answer the following question.
What Umoja Practice do you find most interesting or exciting and why?
Short Essay #3 (200 words)
Describe what it means to be a Scholar. (Include what characteristics and behaviors successful students demonstrate.) Next describe how you plan to be a scholar and contributing member of the Umoja Scholars Learning Community.
Each Fall the Learning Community is limited to no more than 30 students. Applications will be accepted on a space available basis.
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