Leadership 1000 New Applicant FAQs

Eligibility

Application

Selection


ELIGIBILITY

 

I'M ATTENDING A HIGH SCHOOL WITH AN ACHIEVER PROGRAM BUT I DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN IT. CAN I STILL APPLY?

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship is limited to students who are enrolled and participate in certain high schools. If you attend an Achievers High School, but you do not participate in the program, you do not qualify. However, if you attend Liberty Bell High School, White River High School, Quincy High School, Walla Walla High School or Lincoln High School (Walla Walla), you can still apply even though College Success Foundation does not have an Achievers program onsite.

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I AM NOW A WASHINGTON STATE RESIDENT, BUT I GRADUATED FROM AN OUT-OF-STATE HIGH SCHOOL. WHY DOES GRADUATING FROM A WASHINGTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL MATTER?

The requirement that applicants must receive their high school diploma from Washington state institutions is a requirement as the funds that support the Leadership 1000 Scholarship are from the State of Washington and awarded to Washington high school students only.

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I ALREADY HAVE AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE.  CAN I APPLY FOR THE LEADERSHIP 1000 SCHOLARSHIP?

If you are an Achievers Scholar who enrolled in Running Start and completed 90 credits or less, you can apply for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship. Do keep in mind you have to be a high school senior at the time of application.

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I DO NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.  CAN I APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP?

Yes. Applicants are not required to be U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanente Residents to apply for the Leadership 1000 Scholarship. If you do not have an SSN, please use all "0"s when answering that question. 

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CAN I APPLY FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIP IF I'M NOT PLANNING TO ENROLL FULL TIME?

To be eligible, students must be planning to attend college full time.  If you are planning to attend less than 12 credits fall term, please contact us. The intent of the Leadership 1000 Scholarship is to fund students who will be enrolling full time (12+ credits) each term to complete their Bachelors' degrees.  If you are selected, you must enroll full time each term, or your scholarship may be forfeited (see continued eligibility criteria). Students who are enrolled less than full time at the time of application are eligible to apply, as long as they are planning to enroll full time in the fall.

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WILL I STILL BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIP IF I TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COLLEGE OR ATTEND A DIFFERENT COLLEGE THAN I ORIGINALLY REPORTED ON MY APPLICATION?

It depends. Donors can choose to have their scholarship support a student attending a particular college/university. If you were selected on that basis, you will be told upon selection. If you choose to transfer to another college/university, you will forfeit the scholarship. If your donor did not specify a particular college/university, then you may transfer to another institution without penalty provided you meet all the other eligibility criteria. 

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MAY I MAJOR IN MORE THAN ONE DEGREE AND STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?

If you are enrolled in two degrees concurrently, you will only receive payment for study in one of your majors.

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APPLICATION

 

I AM A RUNNING START STUDENT.  HOW SHOULD I COMPLETE THE APPLICATION?

If you are a Running Start student, please ask your high school to make sure your Running Start courses are included.

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I'M NOT SURE WHAT COLLEGE I WILL BE ATTENDING IN THE FALL.  WHAT COLLEGE SHOULD I PUT ON THE APPLICATION?

If you have applied to more than one college, you may not know by the application deadline which college you will be attending in the fall.  If you are still deciding which college you'll be attending, please complete the application with your current first choice.  Students who are selected to receive the scholarship will be asked to complete an online scholarship acceptance form in May -- at that time, you will be able to confirm the college you will be attending.

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I HAVE AP AND/OR IB COURSES, ARE THOSE COURSES COUNTED TOWARDS MY CLASS LEVEL?

Once you are in college and your college accepts your AP and/or IB courses as part of your degree program, then you will count those AP and/or IB credits to determine your class level.  Generally the college lists the credits they have accepted on your transcript.

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HOW CAN I UPDATE INFORMATION ON MY APPLICATION ONCE IT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED?

Once you have submitted your application, you cannot make corrections or provide updates through the on-line application portal. If you need to update the information you provided, please email the corrections or changes to csfscholar@collegesuccessfoundation.org. Be sure to include in your email your full name, date of birth, preferred phone number, and school or college you have last attended.

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SELECTION

 

I DON’T MEET ALL OF THE CRITERIA TO APPLY THIS YEAR, BUT THINK I MAY NEXT YEAR. CAN I RE-APPLY THEN?

No, you must be a high school senior at the time of application.

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IF I AM NOT SELECTED THIS YEAR, WILL I BE ABLE TO RE-APPLY NEXT YEAR?

No, you must be a high school senior at the time of application.

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MAY I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE SCHOLARSHIP ADMINISTERED BY COLLEGE SUCCESS FOUNDATION (CSF)?

Yes, you may apply for more than one scholarship administered by CSF. Please visit the CSF website for all scholarship opportunities.

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HOW MANY YEARS CAN I RECEIVE THE SCHOLARSHIP?

The length of time you are eligible to receive scholarship funding will depend on the length and amount stipulated in the Selection Award Notication that is emailed to you.

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