Scholarship Qualifications and Criteria
There will be 2 different categories of Scholarships, with certain restrictions that need to be met to qualify for each scholarship. More information will become available in the future. This includes dates, scholarship amounts, and the number of scholarships that will be available. A lot of this depends on how much, and how fast we can raise the money. At this point, we are aiming to have the first scholarships available starting in the Fall Semester in 2022.
- Every applicant must be a Senior in High School or Freshman – Junior in college.
- Financial need of the family. Financial Restrictions will be in place as far as family income.
- The federal definition for immediate family includes spouses, siblings, parents and parents’ in-law, children, grandchildren, and grandparents.
- Every applicant applying for a 4-year college must have graduated HS with at least a 3.25 GPA.
- Every applicant applying for a 2 year/Community College must have graduated HS with at least a 2.5 GPA.
- Every applicant must write a 1500-word essay on their immediate family member that committed suicide. In this essay, you should at least discuss the following:
- Who they were and what your relationship was to the deceased
- How did your relative’s suicide directly affect you?
- Proof of their passing will be required (death certificate, newspaper clipping, etc.) All claims of proof will be verified.
- All applicants must live and go to college in the United States.
- All scholarships are to be paid by paying the school directly for tuition, on campus housing, books, and other school related costs. Any award balance will be paid directly to the student.