2019-2020 Early Outreach Scholarship Application

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 Outreach Ambassador, a Hispanic Mother Daughter Program (HMDP) Peer Mentor, or a School Partnership Ambassador.

Service Hours Option

  • Access ASU Outreach Ambassadors: All scholarship recipients are Access ASU Outreach Ambassadors and serve as an extension of the outreach team by assisting in presentations, workshops, student panels and tabling events. Events occur during school hours but often take place on weekends and weekday evenings. Locations of events vary within the Phoenix Metropolitan area; occasionally travel takes place outside of Maricopa County.All scholarship recipients are Access ASU Outreach Ambassadors and serve as an extension of the outreach team by assisting in presentations, workshops, student panels and tabling events. Events occur during school hours but often take place on weekends and weekday evenings. Locations of events vary within the Phoenix Metropolitan area; occasionally travel takes place outside of Maricopa County.
  • School Partnerships Ambassadors: Ambassadors serve as an extension of the team by working in our partner schools. Responsibilities include but are not limited to classroom presentations and workshops, tabling events, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) events, and campus visits. Events occur during school hours with occasional night and weekend events. Ambassadors will receive training on all presentations and how to complete the ASU and FAFSA applications.
  • Hispanic Mother Daughter Program (HMDP) Peer Mentors: Ambassadors serve as an extension of the team by working in our partner schools. Responsibilities include but are not limited to classroom presentations and workshops, tabling events, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) events, and campus visits. Events occur during school hours with occasional night and weekend events. Ambassadors will receive training on all presentations and how to complete the ASU and FAFSA applications. Hispanic Mother Daughter Program (HMDP) Peer Mentors: Mentors are assigned 12 to 14 high school seniors to further assist each student with the college-going process. Communication occurs mostly through emails, texts, and phone calls. The mentor is responsible for follow-up on the ASU application process, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion, as well as providing scholarship information and assist students with writing their personal statements. Mentors receive special training on how to complete the ASU and FAFSA applications.  *REQUIREMENT: Hispanic Mother Daughter Peer Mentors MUST be Available to assist with workshops on Wednesday evenings at the Tempe Campus from 4:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.*

Criteria

  • Alumni or participant of any Access ASU signature programs, such as American Dream Academy, Barrett Summer Scholars, Cesar Chavez Leadership Institute, Collegiate Scholars Academy, Future Sun Devil Family Day, Hispanic Mother Daughter Program, Science and Engineering Experience, and SPARKS. (All applicants are subject to participation verification)
  • Strong desire to help Arizona students prepare for college.
  • Minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0.
  • Completion of at least 30 credit hours, per academic year, towards an undergraduate degree.
  • Uphold the standards of Sun Devil Service Principles- https://service.asu.edu/sun-devil-service
  • 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.
  •  If chosen to assist HMDP, must actively participate in mentoring activities and complete required reports as requested by the Program Advisor. 

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 18, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.
  • Submit a digital video presentation using the following criteria:
    • No longer than 5 minutes
    • Create a personal narrative that includes the following topics:
      • A personal obstacle you overcame
      • Your biggest accomplishment
      • Your professional goals
      • What motivates you to help others

Scholarship Renewal Instructions:

  • For students reapplying to the program:
    • Submit a digital video presentation addressing the following question:
      •  How has the Early Outreach Scholarship Program helped you to grow professionally? In your response, please share some specific examples of skills you have learned that you will take with you into your professional life.
  • Upload your video to YouTube or Vimeo prior to submission, then copy and paste your video link in your application. Please ensure your video is NOT password protected.
  • If selected as a returning ambassador, you are required to mentor an incoming EOS ambassador.
  • Include all attachments with application upon submission.

INCOMPLETE SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Apply Now

Access ASU will ONLY contact qualified applicants for an interview by April 26, 2019.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Vasquez: evasque9@asu.edu or (480) 965-7506.