2021- 2022 Early Outreach Scholarship Application

Early Outreach Scholarship

Overview

The mission of Access ASU is to deepen and widen the pipeline of Arizona youth enrolling and succeeding at Arizona State University while leveraging the resources at ASU. Accomplishing this mission requires the assistance of staff and current ASU students with a passion to inspire interest in postsecondary education. The Early Outreach Scholarship (EOS) program endorses ASU students as role models for K-12 grade students. Scholarship recipients “give back” by promoting a college going culture to their own high schools, other schools and community organizations throughout Arizona and completing 150 service hours as an Access ASU Campus Ambassador, a Hispanic Mother Daughter Program (HMDP) Peer Mentor, or SPARKS Ambassador.

Criteria

  • Alumni or participant of any Access ASU signature and summer programs, such as First Star at ASU, American Dream Academy, Barrett Summer Scholars, Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute, RISE Leadership Institute, Future Sun Devil Family Day, Campus Experience, Hispanic Mother Daughter Program, Science and Engineering Experience, SPARKS and Access ASU extended programs Camp Catanese and Clubes de Ciencia Arizona. (All applicants are subject to participation verification)
  • Strong desire to help Arizona students prepare for college.
  • Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0.
  • Incoming or current full time ASU student working towards a degree.
  • Expected to perform responsibilities outlined above for a full academic year.
  • Must have a pending FAFSA application with ASU.
  • Ability to maintain flexibility to participate in all ACCESS ASU events.

Award

SemesterAward
FallUp to $2,500
SpringUp to $2,500

Maintaining Eligibility

  •  Must maintain good academic standing with ASU, which is a 3.0 GPA or higher.
  • Complete a minimum of 150 service hours per academic year; at least 75 service hours per semester. (Spring renewal is contingent upon completing fall service hour requirements)

Mid-semester reviews are conducted to ensure recipients are meeting award criteria. If student is unable to satisfy criteria, they are ineligible to apply the next academic year.

Application Instructions

Completed applications are due no later than Monday, March 11th, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. Please also submit a transcript with your application and name and email of your recommender.

Teacher/Counselor Recommendation:

Your teacher or counselor will receive a separate link to submit their letter of recommendation during the week of March 14th, 2022. Last date to submit letter of recommendation will be March 26th, 2022

First-time Applicants:

Your video submission should be no longer than 5 minutes, include a personal introduction, and address the following prompt in depth:

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ―Charles R. Swindoll

In five minutes or less, we would like to know if there has been a time that you have felt inspired to help others. Perhaps something you read, witnessed, or maybe someone in your life has inspired you to ignite change within yourself, community, or at a larger scale. In addition, what has inspired you to pursue the career of your choosing? How do you intended to give back? 

Returning Applicants:

Your video submission should be no longer than 5 minutesinclude a personal introduction, and address the following questions in depth:

We would like to know how has the Early Outreach Scholarship helped you grow as an individual and better prepare you for your future. In addition, has the Early Outreach Scholarship program inspired you to ignite change within yourself or your community? Lastly, we want to know how you will continue to give back to K-12 students and families if awarded the Early Outreach Scholarship.

Please note that if selected as a returning ambassador, you are required to mentor an incoming EOS ambassador.

PLEASE INCLUDE ALL ATTACHMENTS WITH APPLICATION UPON SUBMISSION, INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

The 2022-23 Educational Outreach Scholars Application will open on January 10th, 2022 and will close on March 11th, 2022.

For more information, contact Isabel Alfaro at Isabel.Alfaro@asu.edu