Please read these instructions carefully before you begin:

This application must be completed in one sitting. You cannot start the application and return to it later.

We suggest you prepare your answers to the essay questions in another document and copy and paste them below once you are finished. Take care to submit well-written answers to the questions, as your application will be read by the selection committee. You can find a list of the essay questions in this document, which you may use for preparation of the essays only.

If preferred, a PDF version of the application can be found here. We prefer that you complete this document on a computer, but it can be completed by hand if necessary.

In addition to the application, all of the following materials must be received at our office by 4:30 p.m. on April 16, 2018:

A copy of your four-year high school transcript and/or a college transcript.

Two (2) letters of recommendation from individuals with direct knowledge of your abilities, accomplishments, and potential. One recommendation must be from a teacher, or other school personnel. Those providing recommendations can submit them online or mail them in separately with this form.

Using our certification form, your homeless or formerly homeless status must be verified on a document signed by your school’s homeless liaison or a service/shelter provider.

Questions? Please contact Roberto Martinez at or (773) 906-3402.

Applications will become available on January 15, 2019.