Act Six Scholarship

Act Six brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Online Application

Applicants complete an initial online application that includes a basic college admissions application as well as additional essay questions, letters of recommendation, and family financial information. All application materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.

Phase I

After an initial screening of written application materials, top applicants are notified by email on Nov. 27 and invited to participate as candidates in Phase II.

Phase II

Candidates participate in a local half-day interactive event on Dec. 8 where they demonstrate their academic and leadership potential while working together to address a complex community issue. Candidates learn more about each partner college and can update the list of colleges for which they wish to be considered. Decisions are emailed on Jan. 9.

Phase III

Semifinalists travel to the college for which they were selected for a two- or three-day event between Jan. 25 to Feb. 14. Phase III allows students to experience campus life as they participate in a four-part evaluation process that includes a personal interview, an on-site writing task, academic seminar discussions, and group problem-solving activities.


Each partner college selects finalists and mails decision letters on Feb. 20.