To submit a 2023 application, all of the following materials must be received by Friday, May 12, 2023 at 5 P.M.

Please read these instructions carefully before you begin:

Be sure to review the eligibility requirements and process before you begin an application.

Your application will be read and reviewed by the selection committee. Essay answers must fit within the word limits listed below – these answers cannot be shorter or longer than what is required.

If you would like to prepare your answers to the questions in another document and copy and paste them into the online application once you are finished, you can find a list of the essay questions in this document, which you may use for the preparation of the essays only.

The application must be fully completed by the applicant and all of the following materials must be received by Friday, May 12, 2023, at 5 p.m. CST:
  • 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 email (preferred) 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.
  • Documentation of any other scholarships/financial aid received to date (if applicable).

Please email materials to Christy Beretta at

Questions? Please contact Christy Beretta at or (773) 906-3402.