All interested students must review our guidelines and complete the following application on or before Wednesday, November 30, 2016. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Note: the online application does not save progress — so please take a moment to ensure you have the access to all the requisite information before you begin to complete the application.
All applications must include the following:
- Student Essay (to be uploaded as part of the application)
- Two Recommendation Forms and Narrative Statements
Educator Recommendation – must be from a teacher and should speak to the student’s academic record, the challenges he/she has faced, and observations regarding the student’s ability to cope with and manage adversity.
Community Recommendation – may be from a mentor, counselor, teacher, coach, clergy or employer. This recommender should know the student well and be able to speak to the student’s work ethic, challenges, experiences and motivation to succeed. This recommendation should address how the student faced obstacles and adversity, achieved success, participated in volunteer or community service activities, and demonstrated leadership.
Please provide both of your recommenders with the Recommendation Form and ask them to complete and submit it by Wednesday, November 30, 2016.
Applicants may not submit letters of recommendation written by relatives or peers.
- Official High School Transcript (to be uploaded as a Supplemental Attachment of the application)
Please answer the following questions as completely as possible. Type “N/A” if the question does not apply.
Applications must be completed and submitted no later than Wednesday, November 30, 2016 for consideration.
Current Address (Include Apartment/Unit #)
Permanent Address (If different from Current Address)
Do All Your Siblings Live With You?
Briefly describe the makeup of your household (i.e: mom, dad, 1 brother, 1 uncle, etc.)
List Your Most Recent Volunteer/Community Service Activities
List Your Personal Interests and Hobbies
List Your Personal Academic Goals
Because our mission is to ensure that every child in Ohio has a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life, and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities, please answer the following questions to help us gauge if some of the child focused policies and programs are supporting Ohio’s children.