Applicant must be graduating, or has graduated, from a program at Adult and Community Education or another recognized basic education program. Must have been accepted to a program at Holland College. Selection will be based on the following weighted criteria, the first being the most important: positive contribution to program; evidence of community service; and demonstrated financial need. If there are no first year student candidates for the award, it can be given to a second year student who meets the criteria. Submission must include a completed application form, a completed financial information section, and an autobiographical essay.