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Application Process


For full consideration, submit your application by May 15, 2014


1.  Review the eligibility requirements

2.  Prepare application materials

a. Write answers to the following three questions so that they are ready to copy and paste into the online application (or print out for a paper application):

i. How did you decide to pick your major? (approximately 300 words)
ii. How will the SOLVER Scholar Program assist you in obtaining your goals? (approximately 300 words)
iii. In what ways do you see yourself contributing to the SOLVER Scholar community? (approximately 300 words)

b. Obtain unofficial transcript(s) from all colleges attended, to be uploaded with online application (or mailed in with the paper application).

3.  Submit the following required materials

a.  Application form available online or click here to download and print a hard copy.  You will submit your essays and transcripts with this form.  Please note that online applications must be completed in one sitting; they cannot be saved for later editing. The application will remain open until you press submit or close your browser.

b. Two letters of recommendation from college faculty or community leaders.  Recommenders should submit their letters directly to the SOLVER program, either online or by mail.

c.  A completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Criteria for Evaluation:
A panel of reviewers will evaluate candidates, based on quality of written communication, potential to contribute to the SOLVER community, and potential to contribute to the STEM fields.