“Catch a Break! Scholarship Program” is available to high school seniors or graduate students and it is administered by the Scholarship America Nonprofit Organization. The students, who are enrolled for the first time in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota, are eligible to apply. The award is intended to enable recipients to graduate debt-free following four years of study. In order to ensure a smooth transition to college life, students cannot work during their freshman year. The winners of the scholarship will receive an award of up to $10,000.
Scholarship America was founded in 1958 by Dr. Irving A. Fradkin. Scholarship America is the nation’s largest organization with a mission to mobilize America through scholarships and other educational support to make postsecondary success possible for all.
Applicants to the Catch a Break! Scholarship Program must meet all of the following:
- Be current high school seniors or graduates, ages 21 and under.
- Be United States citizens and residents of Minnesota.
- Be accepted for enrollment for the first time in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited public four-year college or university in Minnesota for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
- Your ACT composite score is 24 or higher.
- Plan to live on campus for the first year of undergraduate studies.
- Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
How to Apply
To be applying, the candidate can download the application form through the given link:
- A current, complete transcript of grades
- Essay- Describe some significant challenges in your life. How have you addressed them and changed as a result? Tell your story.
- Copy of most recently filed 1040 tax form
All materials, including transcript, must be addressed to: Catch a Break! Scholarship Program Scholarship America One Scholarship Way Saint Peter, MN 56082
- The award is intended to enable recipients to graduate debt-free following four years of study.If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award of up to $10,000.
- Awards are granted without regard to religion, creed, race, color, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
- Awards are considered ‘last dollar in’ and will be based on the annual comprehensive cost of attendance of school choice as determined by College Board less other gift aid.
- Awards are renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first.
- Awards are for undergraduate study only.
The deadline of the application submission is March 1, 2017.Applicants will be notified in May.