Please review the application before completing. All required fields must be complete before submitting.
I. General Contact Information First Name * Last Name * Street Address * Street Address Line 2 City * State/Region * Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware District of Columbia Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming Armed Forces Americas Armed Forces Europe Armed Forces Pacific Zip Code * Cell Phone Number Phone * Email *
Gender * Female Male Non-binary/gender-fluid/gender-queer Prefer not to say Prefer to self-describe (Indicate below) List the first 5 colleges where you have applied (in order of preference): 1. Name of Institution * Accepted? * 2. Name of Institution Accepted? 3. Name of Institution Accepted? 4. Name of Institution Accepted? 5. Name of Institution Accepted? List all extracurricular activities, including those related to school, employment or community: II. Personal Information Please describe your present financial situation and your plans for financing your education: * Have you received any other scholarships? If so, please describe: * 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.
Personal Statement * 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.
Reference One Upload * Max. file size: 256 MB. Reference Two Upload * Max. file size: 256 MB. V. Academic Credentials
Please upload High school transcripts and/or other applicable test scores that reflect improvement and high achievement.
High School Transcript Upload * Max. file size: 256 MB. Other Applicable Academic Upload Max. file size: 256 MB.
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.