Cameron Impact Scholarship
The Cameron Impact Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition, impact-driven undergraduate scholarship awarded annually to 10-15 exceptional high school students who have demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service, extracurricular activities, and academics. The Cameron Impact Scholar is unique among their peers in their desire to directly impact their communities and in the world at large. Our Scholar aspires to contribute to positive forces for change and plans to tailor their education to that end. The Cameron Impact Scholarship covers the full tuition, fees, and books at any accredited U.S. based college or university that the recipient chooses to attend.
As a merit-based program, the Cameron Impact Scholarship is open to all applicants who meet the GPA and citizenship requirements, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, religion, sexual orientation or any other background factors. We are looking for young leaders with demonstrated passion and commitment to any variety of positive impact.
Eligibility / Selection Process
There are countless ways to make a positive impact in many professional careers. The Cameron Impact Scholar has both the ability and the intent to make real, tangible contributions in their lifelong dedication to the greater good. The Foundation will allocate approximately 25%, or a quarter of the scholarships to individuals pursuing careers in education, nonprofits, government, and/or military and have a stated professional goal of public service.
Eligibility for the Cameron Impact Scholarship is based on the following criteria.
The applicant must:
A) Maintain a minimum, cumulative, unweighted GPA of a 3.7/4.0 scale or equivalent in their high school studies;
B) Be a full citizen of the United States of America;
C) Be in the high school graduating Class of 2023, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
D) Show proven excellence in extracurricular activities, be motivated leaders with a strong work ethic, demonstrate active participation in community service and/or civic minded arenas; and
E) Submit the following three components by the Application Deadline:
1) Online Application;
2) Two required Letters of Recommendation; and
3) Transcript certifying academic performance.
There are two opportunities to submit the Initial Online Application:
1) Early Application Deadline for the Class of 2023 is May 20, 2022 at 12:00pm PT (NOON)
2) Regular Application Deadline for the Class of 2023 is September 9, 2022 at 12:00pm PT (NOON)
Applications are received and reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note that the Foundation is limiting the number of Applications they will review to 3,000 from the Class of 2023. We will make a note on the website and our social media pages if and when this limit is approaching.
The Selection Committee will select 100 Finalists to receive face-to-face interviews in the Fall of 2022 (typically at the Applicant’s high school). Recipients of the Cameron Impact Scholarship will be announced in December 2022.
Recipients of the Cameron Impact Scholarship are required to attend an annual Cameron Impact Scholars Award Ceremony and Summit for the 4-year duration of the Scholarship.
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