Application - Solomon Scholars Program
How to Apply for the Solomon Scholars Program (SSP)
SSP invites applications from all current high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, regardless of citizenship, racial, ethnic, religious, or economic background.
A completed SSP scholarship application must include the following items:
A completed SSP Scholarship Application Form (Click here to see the SSP Scholarship Application Form). Applicants should attach the completed SSP Scholarship Application Form to their email application submission.
Current high school academic transcript or grade report (unofficial transcripts and grade or progress reports are fine, as long as they show all your grades and courses for high school, including for all high schools attended if you attended multiple high schools). Academic records must be submitted by the applicant. They do NOT need to be submitted by your school guidance counselor. Applicants can attach transcripts to their email application submission.
A one page resume or activity sheet that lists your major extra-curricular activities, leadership, community service, work experience and achievements during high school. Applicants should attach resumes to their email application submission.
A 650 word personal essay responding to one of three essay prompts (Click Here to see the Personal Essay Prompts). Applicants should attach the personal essay to their email application submission.
How to Submit Your SSP Scholarship Application
Completed scholarship materials, along with all attachments, must be submitted by email by the deadline to: email@example.com.
See the Deadline Page for this cycle’s deadlines. Late, mailed, or faxed submissions will not be accepted.
Criteria for Selection
The Solomon Scholars Program (SSP) takes a holistic approach to identifying and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. SSP looks for students who will be future leaders in their respective fields and who will make an impact moving forward. Although we evaluate a variety of factors when selecting scholarship recipients, the following criteria are key to our selection process:
A distinguished record of academic excellence in high school, as evidenced by exceptional grades, course rigor and test scores
Demonstrated passion for making a social impact and being a leader in a focused area
Exceptional personal characteristics or obstacles overcome
SSP respects your privacy and will take reasonable and necessary measures to protect the information and documents you provide to us. The information you provide in this scholarship application or on any supporting document provided to SSP will be treated as confidential information.