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Act Six

Offered by Act Six

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 2, 2024
7 awards worth up to

Full Ride

Grade level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Application deadline:

November 28, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world around you a better and more accepting place? Further, do you reside in and are willing to attend an Act Six Program College in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Tacoma-Seatlle, Yakima Valley, Portland-Salem, Spokane (WA), Chicago, or Indianapolis? If so, you may be eligible for Act Six! Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. Each year, they award multiple full-ride scholarships to help the top applicants thrive in college and beyond. To apply, interested students must complete the Act Six Interest Form, then add “Act Six” to their “My Colleges” List on the Common Application, and submit the Common Application. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

About Act Six

Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith-based community affiliates with faith- and social justice-based colleges to equip emerging urban and community leaders to engage the college campus and their communities at home.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Citizenship

DACA

State

Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington

City

Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Tacoma, Seattle, Yakima, Portland, Salem, Spokane, Chicago, Indianapolis

Miscellaneous

Applicants must be willing to attend one of the Act Six partner colleges in the region where they reside.

Application information

In addition to submitting the below application materials, interested students must complete the Common Application in order to be considered for the scholarship

Essay

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to and DACA students.

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Act Six winner will be announced: March 21, 2025.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Act Six at 253-444-0004.

Is this scholarship open to international or DACA students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens. # No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, and DACA recipients. # Yes, this scholarship is open to all students! # No, this scholarship is only open to Permanent Residents. # No, this scholarship is only open to DACA recipients. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens. # This scholarship is open to citizens of countries other than the United States. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website. # This scholarship is open to Canadian Citizens and citizens of some other countries. We encourage you to confirm specific citizenship eligibility requirements on the sponsoring organization’s website.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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