WHO SHOULD BECOME A
Do you like school and do well? Are you involved in your community? Do you want to make an impact in the world around you? If you answer “yes” to these questions and you do this in spite of financial challenges, then you should apply to be a Sunrise Scholar. Still not sure? Here are some ways that you can qualify:
Are you highly involved in your school and community? Or, do you have a lot of responsibility at home? If so, you could be a Sunrise Scholar
If you get mostly As in a rigorous coursework at your school (honors, AP, AICE, or IB classes–if available) then you should apply!
Are you highly motivated and curious? Do you like to learn on your own even outside of the classroom? Do you consider yourself determined? If so, you should apply.
Did your parents or guardians earn a four-year college degree? No? Then you are a first-generation college student. You should definitely apply.
Are you from a historically underrepresented population in higher education: student of color, first-generation college student, LGBTQ+, Low-income, etc.? Yes? Apply!
Do you have a passion, maybe it is a subject material, or a desire to help others? Yes? APPLY!
If you qualify for free and reduced lunch at your school, then you probably meet the financial need to be a scholar.
If your household earning is $65,000 or less for a family of four, you should apply. Just above that number? That’s ok, apply anyway.
Do you receive testing waivers from your guidance or college counselor? If so, you likely qualify.
We envision a college placement environment that ensures access based on talent, community impact and personal character. We believe this inclusivity will level the playing field and change the lives of scholars, their families and their communities.
Learn more about college access issues that make the Sunrise Scholars Foundation’s mission so vital.