2021 Thrive Scholars Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Thrive Scholar.  There are several essay questions and academic & financial documents that you will need to provide, so please make sure you budget enough time to complete it. You are able in the application to save and continue.

Thrive Scholars reviews applications holistically and does not have absolute requirements for admission. However, students who are accepted into the program typically meet the following criteria:

  • Cumulative high School GPA of 3.7 or higher (unweighted, out of 4.0)
  • 10th Grade PSAT Score of 1050+ or 11th Grade PSAT Score of 1150+ (if taken)
  • Household income at or below $75,000
  • Identify as one of the following:
    • A first-generation college student
    • A student of color

Application Process and Key Dates

Our two-stage application process is open!

Round One

Accepting applications now through January 6, 2021

In this first stage, applicants tell us a bit about themselves, including academics, finances, interests, and aspirations. Please be sure to allow yourself ample time to complete the application in order to put your best foot forward!

Round Two

By invitation only, February 5 – 28, 2021

The second stage of the application includes some additional academic and personal information, two letters of recommendation, and an interview.

Final admission decisions will be made in early April 2021

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