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11th & 12th Grade One-on-One Mentoring Program Scholarship Requirements

One-on-One 11th & 12th Grade Scholarship


Participation in the 2022-23 Winning Futures One-on-One Mentoring Program with at least 70% attendance in Winning Futures through April 2023. 

Winning Futures scholarships can be used for any of the following:

  • Tuition payments at a community college or university (including graduate level courses)
  • Technical training
  • Apprenticeship training
  • Certificate programs
  • Other related educational costs while enrolled in school

This scholarship cannot be used to pay a student loan.

Note: The scholarship amount can be up to $2,000; this is not a re-occurring scholarship.

Application Process:

Online Application - Complete all parts of the scholarship application and submit your form before the deadline of December 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. CLICK HERE to apply.

Essay - Email your completed essay to by December 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m. See details below.

Essay Judging - Judges will read and score your essay based on:

  • Quality
  • Adherence to all listed essay requirements
  • Responses to the questions

Interview Judging – Applicants whose essays score in the top tier will become finalist and advance to an interview round. Each finalist will participate in an interview, responses will be scored based on your essay submission.

Winners notified: May 2023

Essay Requirements:

Email your completed essay to by December 31, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

To submit your essay:

  • Open a document (Microsoft Word, Google Doc, or alternative)
  • Type your name and school at the top of the document
  • Copy each question with the description and paste into the file (be sure to include the question number)
  • Have a line space between the end of your answer and the next question
  • Be sure to meet the minimum number of sentences or paragraphs for each question
  • Make sure to save and email the document to
  • Type your name and school in the Subject Line and body of the email

If you have any questions about these instructions, please contact us at

  1. Write your long-term vision statement. (Minimum five sentences, may exceed) Include goals, core values, strengths, and why this vision is right for you.
  2. What is an academic goal you can set for school right now? Outline the goal using the SMART process with at least five steps to complete to reach the goal.
  3. Discuss your strengths and weaknesses, and how they set you apart. (Minimum five sentences, may exceed) Describe your top strengths and give examples of how they help you as a student, and have helped you overcome an obstacle in your personal life. Explain two of your weaknesses and how you will work towards improving them this year.
  4. What is your current long-term career goal and why is it a good fit for you? (Minimum three paragraphs of 4-5 sentences each, may exceed) State which career option you are most interested in.  Discuss in detail how your strengths match the job duties and explain the benefits and sacrifices.
  5. Write out the acceptance speech you would present if you were to win the Winning Futures scholarship. (Minimum five sentences, may exceed) Include who you would like to thank and why. Discuss how Winning Futures impacted you, what you learned, or what obstacles you have overcome. Explain how the scholarship will help you in your future.