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.
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
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:
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