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Important Dates
Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year will open Oct. 1 and will be due by Feb. 1, 2024 via electronic application. 

In addition to completing the application, you should ask two people from outside your family who are familiar with your qualities and service/academic activities that align with the Changemaker Scholars Program, to serve as a reference for you. This could be a teacher, supervisor, advisor, coach, mentor, etc. 

Contact the person you have in mind, make sure they knows that you are listing them as a reference and that they may receive a phone call or email from the selection committee. Make sure you have their name, email address and phone number so you can submit it at the end of the application.

For your application, write and submit an essay, no longer than 2 pages, single spaced, 12-point font.

In your essay, please discuss (in no particular order):

  • Tell us about an issue in your community or the world you care about, and why. Have you been able to positively impact this issue? How could you in the future?
  • What does being a “Changemaker” mean to you?
  • Share about your involvement in the community. How has involvement in your community influenced you and contributed to your development as a person?
  • Why do you want to be a part of this program? How would participation in Changemaker Scholars be beneficial to your educational and/or professional goals?

This is a highly competitive process. Last year we received 170 applications for just 5 spots. Think about how to make your application stand out.

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