Applications must be completed by December 8, 2017
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Apply to be a Palmer Scholar in the fall of your junior year in high school
Identify as a person of color, bi– or multi-racial
Actively involved and a leader in school and the community
Minimum 2.0 GPA
Pell Grant or Free/Reduced Lunch eligible*
*Some exceptions may apply and a written statement must be included in the application to explain your financial situation
Following the steps in the application, you will complete the FAFSA4CASTER to determine your family’s expected family contribution (EFC). The demonstrated financial need for your family’s EFC should be $5,920 or less. You may also submit a written explanation of why you believe you have significant financial need in the event that your EFC exceeds this amount.
Attend one to two trainings per month between spring semester junior year through the summer after graduating high school.
Trainings are during the week in the evenings and dinner is provided.
Attend Palmer Scholar events throughout your time as a Scholar.
Be an active participant at all trainings and events.
One and a half years of college readiness and life skills training.
A Palmer Scholar Mentor from senior year in high school through college graduation.
Up to $5,000 in scholarship per year for up to five years towards higher education.
Networking, internship, and job opportunities.
Palmer Scholars has partnered with the Tacoma Sunrise Rotary Club to administer the Palmer Sunrise Rotary Challenge Scholarship (PSRCS). PSRC Scholars will receive all of the benefits of traditional Palmer Scholars, though their scholarship dollars come from the Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation. The PSRCS is open to all juniors enrolled at Lincoln High School that meet are eligibility requirements, which are listed above, but you do not need to identify as a person of color. The PSRCS only seeks to identify students at Lincoln High School who have persevered through significant hardship and are college bound. The submission deadline for the PSRCS is the same as the general Palmer Scholars application.
Please fill out the main application to apply for the Palmer Sunrise Rotary Challenge Scholarship and when prompted, select that you would like to be considered for the Sunrise Rotary Challenge Scholarship.