In order for you to be considered for an academic scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:
First-generation post-secondary education-seeking students
Students attending school in Washington State or N. Idaho
Pursuing an education at a two-year college, four-year college or university, independent private career school, or trade school
2.75 cumulative GPA in high school or a GED
Can demonstrate leadership, grit, and perseverance
Belong to any of the following marginalized groups
American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native Hawaiian, and Other Pacific Islanders, Multi-race, Immigrant Families
Living in a household below the poverty line, experiencing food insecurity, or without housing
Adopted, aged out of the foster care system, living in foster care, or wards of the state
Students living with a disability, mental health issues, substance abuse disorder
Students with incarcerated parents, unemployed parents, parents who did not graduate from high school or did not attend college
Students of differing sexual orientation or gender identity
Pregnant teens and single-parent students
Students experiencing domestic violence, abuse, or trauma; and survivors of human trafficking
Able to provide recommendations from two community references
Involvement in extra-curricular activities, work, religious, or volunteer activities
Are You Eligible for a Scholarship?
The Morning Star Foundation will be accepting online grant applications November 1-30. All materials must be received no later than 11:59 pm on November 30th to be considered. Applications will be reviewed throughout the month of December and applicants will be notified of their funding request status on or before December 31.
Get Your Questions Answered
For more information, questions about program eligibility or about applying, please call 509.448.1412 or send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Apply for a Morning Star Foundation Grant
Check your organization’s eligibility after November 1.
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
Step 2: Start Your Application
If your organization is eligible, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to a pre-filled form to begin your application. You will be allowed to save your application and restart at any time using the link in the email.
Send an email to email@example.com with any questions you have about the grant application process before Sunday, November 8th at 5:00 pm. These will be answered during the info session.
Step 3: Submit Questions
Attend an info session at 12:00 pm on Monday, November 9th to have your questions answered. We will be covering specific how-to tutorials and explaining the application process in detail.
Step 4: Attend Info Session
Step 5: Submit Your Application
What You Can Expect from the Granting Committee
The Morning Star Foundation is tasked with the stewardship and sustainability of the Foundation’s assets to support administration of grant funding to the programs that carry out our mission. Our Grants Administration Committee meets all throughout the year to streamline the granting cycle process, review applications for eligibility, and award grants to the nonprofits that solve the problems we care about the most. The granting committee intermittently reviews the progress of each program and reports the impact they are having back to our donors.
A special meeting is held during the month of June to review the Foundation’s financial performance and determine the amount that will be available for granting throughout the next cycle. The funds available for granting varies from year to year and may be limited during times of economic downturn and organizational restructuring. For this reason, the Foundation does not provide grant funding to cover administrative costs and payroll related expenses.
How To Apply For a Believe in Me Scholarship
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
The Believe in Me Academic Scholarship Program is open to marginalized students in Washington State and N. Idaho who can demonstrate leadership, grit, and perseverance on their pathways toward educational success. The program is open to first-generation, post-secondary education-seeking individuals. This includes current students as well as individuals who have already earned their high school diploma or GED and are planning to enroll at an accredited higher learning institution.
Step 2: Submit Questions
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the application process before 5:00 pm PST on Thursday, Feb. 16. These will be answered during the info session.
Step 3: Watch Our Info Session
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If you still have questions after watching the recording, click here to schedule a meeting with someone from our team. We are here to help you succeed!
Step 4: Submit Your Application
Gather all your documents and submit your application before 11:59 pm PST on Wednesday, Mar. 15. Be sure to submit all the required documentation as incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please note that due to the high volume of applications and time constraints involved with properly reviewing them, we will not be extending this deadline under any circumstances.
Roadmap to Success
Important Dates to Remember
Information session on Feb. 17
Submit your application no later than Mar. 15
Scholarship winners will be notified on or before April 1
Award Acceptance Forms due Apr. 30
Enrollment Verification Forms due Sep. 30.
Get Your Questions Answered
For more information, questions about program eligibility, or about applying, please call 509.448.1412 or send an email inquiry to email@example.com.
Watch the Info Session to Learn More Details
Thinking of applying for scholarships? Get all your questions answered in our info session! We'll go over the eligibility requirements, step-by-step application process, eligibility, and more, so you know exactly what to do and have the best chance of success..
If you have any unanswered questions about our scholarship program, please reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help!