Future of School Scholarship Program

Future of School has established a scholarship program to assist current high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age,  gender, disability, or national origin.


Annual Amount

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award from one of the following two categories, dependent upon the type of school and degree the student is planning.

  • If selected as a recipient, applicants planning to attend a four (4) year college or university will receive an award of up to $10,000 per year.  Up to ten (10) awards will be granted. Awards may be renewed for one additional year, contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Future of School.
  • If selected as a recipient, applicants planning to attend a two (2) year community college, vocational-technical or trade school will receive an award of up to $5,000.  Up to twenty (20) awards may be granted.  Awards are not renewable but students may reapply to receive an award for one additional year provided they continue to meet the eligibility requirements and continuation of the program by Future of School.
  • Awards may be used for tuition, fees, books and required supplies only.
  • Awards are for undergraduate study only


Additional Selection Criteria

Applicants of  Future of School Scholarship Program must:

  • Be high school seniors (U.S. Citizens) who have completed a minimum of five (5) *blended or **online courses during their last two years of high school and who demonstrate academic achievement or improvement as a direct result of their enrollment in the blended/online learning curriculum.
    *The definition of blended learning is a formal education program in which a student learns: (1) at least in part through online learning, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace; (2) at least in part in a supervised brick-and-mortar location away from home; (3) and the modalities along each student’s learning path within a course or subject are connected to provide an integrated learning experience.
    **Online Course – All course activity is done online; there are no required face-to-face sessions within the course and no requirements for on-campus activity. Purely online courses totally eliminate geography as a factor in the relationship between the student and the institution. They consist entirely of online elements that facilitate the three critical student interactions: with content, the instructor, and other students.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-  or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

To be eligible, applicants must have been enrolled in a previously-established online or blended curriculum prior to January 2020, not as a result of distance or hybrid learning due to COVID-19. It important to clarify that this program was not designed to support crisis schooling/remote learning environments.


Application Process

To apply, go to:  https://start.scholarsapply.org/

Future of School has partnered with Scholarship America, so clicking on the application link with take you to the Scholarship America Student Hub.  You may have to create an account.

As part of your application, you must upload the following documents:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A completed Certification Form. (Plan ahead, this form needs to be completed by a school counselor or principal and then uploaded with your application to be able to submit.)

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 19, 2021 3:00 pm. The recommender should be someone from your high school or college (teacher, counselor, administrator, etc).

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.


Deadline

March 16, 2021

Notification

Mid-May

For the application or more information go to:
https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/fos-scholarship/