Adoption STAR Academic Scholarship Application.

Dear Applicant:
Thank you for your interest in the Adoption STAR Academic Scholarship, The scholarship was created to recognize students who were adopted, and despite obstacles or special challenges, have achieved high standards of performance.
Best Wishes,
Adoption STAR

  • Please review the application before completing. All required fields must be complete before submitting.
  • I. General Contact Information

  • List the first 5 colleges where you have applied (in order of preference):

  • II. Personal Information

  • III. Personal Statement

  • Please write (1000 words or less) describing your biggest personal challenge, your efforts to overcome this challenge, the reasons why you have been successful, and your plans for the future, and how adoption has played a role in all of this.

  • IV. References

  • Please upload two letters of reference. At least one letter must be furnished by a faculty member at your high school, such as, a teacher, coach, or guidance counselor. The other letter can be from another high school faculty member or an adult mentor, advisor, clergy, etc. who is aware of your challenges and your accomplishments. Letters of recommendation should not come from family members. The reference should include a description of your success as a high school student, the obstacles you have overcome to achieve that success, and the extent to which your high school performance has improved.

  • V. Academic Credentials

  • Please upload High school transcripts and/or other applicable test scores that reflect improvement and high achievement.

  • By submitting this application you confirm that the information described in this application is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge, information and belief. I understand that any falsification of this application, whether willingly or accidental, is grounds for disqualification of funding consideration. Awardees must be willing to share their name, photo and personal statement and an update after they begin college. These will be shared by Adoption STAR on social media and their website.