Scholarship Application

The 2024 All-Star College Scholarship is now closed.
Winners will be announced in July. 

               Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

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Applicants must have been adopted or exited foster care to permanent guardianship at or after the age of thirteen (13).

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​Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA Application.
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Applicants must be incoming college freshmen age 21 or younger.

Application Requirements:

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A completed application that includes four short answer/essays written by the student.
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Three letters of recommendation. Letters should reflect the writer’s knowledge of the student’s achievements, improvements, and personal needs.

  • Teacher/ Administrator: One letter should represent a teacher or administrator who is familiar with the student’s work and accomplishments.
  • Personal Reference: The second letter should come from a significant person in the child’s life (i.e. social worker, coach, mentor, etc.).
  • Parent: The parent letter should highlight the growth the student has shown since adoption. ​
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The student’s most recent high school transcript and a copy of first semester’s grades. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
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A copy of your Student Aid Report (FAFSA). Visit the web for complete FAFSA details including deadlines at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
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Didn’t take the ACT/SAT? No problem. Just send us documentation.

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A copy of your adoption or legal guardianship paperwork.

​Requirements to Maintain Scholarship:

If you are selected as the scholarship recipient, you may be awarded a $5,000 grant every semester (for a 4 year institution) if you meet the maintenance standards. Our standards align with Federal Grant standards.

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Minimum 2.5 GPA during school – if GPA falls below 2.5 scholarship will be considered ‘under review’ by the scholarship committee and additional actions will be required
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Submit grades and proof of registration for subsequent classes at the end of every semester
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Uphold an ethical code of conduct personally, academically and professionally
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Maintain communication with UMPS CARE staff and/or mentorship team each semester​

Questions? Email Jennifer.Jopling@UmpsCare.com or call 801-599-1706