New Applicants

New Futures Application Process

 

TO BE ELIGIBLE

  • You must have been a participant at one of New Futures partner community organizations for at least six months.
  • You must be between the ages of 17 – 29.
  • You must be a current student, newly accepted student or have a pending application at a vocational school, community college, or a four-year college or university.
  • You must have a GED or high school diploma or be on track to obtain your high school diploma within three months of the application date.
  • You must have demonstrated financial need.
  • You must have a viable educational and financial plan.

TIMELINE

New Futures holds two application periods, one in the spring and one in the fall.

Spring Application Process

  • April 7:  All applications are due.
  • April:  Selection Committee reviews applications and selects finalists for interviews.
  • May:  Interviews
  • June:  New Futures notifies all applicants in writing as to their selection status.
  • Late June:  Scholar Award Dinner

Fall Application Process

  • October 7: All applications are due.
  • October – November: Selection Committee reviews applications and selects finalists for interviews.
  • Mid-November: Interviews
  • December: New Futures notifies all applicants in writing as to their selection status.
  • Early January: Scholar Award Dinner

Download the current Selection Criteria (PDF). Download the New Futures Application (PDF).

Completed applications, to be sent by the Community-Based Organizations, must be received by New Futures by October 7 (for fall selection) or April 7 (for spring selection). Community partners may mail or deliver them to:

New Futures
1965 Biltmore Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

The following five (5) supplemental materials must also be included in the application:

  • Current high school transcript or GED diploma and test scores. (If the student is already enrolled in post-secondary education, a current cumulative transcript must be included.  If the student has completed less than 30 post-secondary education credits, a copy of the high school transcript or GED test scores must also be included.)
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (should be written specific to the applicant and not from family members. Suggested sources: teacher, employer, coach, clergy member, mentor)
  • Personal Essay
  • Financial Plan (use the template in the application)
  • Financial Aid Documentation (FAFSA/Student Aid Report, DC OneApp receipt, etc.) if eligible; see checklist in part 6