How to Apply – Students

Applications for the class of 2023 are closed, applications received will be considered for the class of 2024. 

Click the links below to view the forms. You will need to send the links for parts 2-4 to the appropriate adults.

  1. Student Application
  2. Guidance/College Counselor Nomination Form
  3. Teacher Recommendation (from a current 9th grade teacher)
  4. Parent/Guardian Consent Form

A Minds Matter student must:

  • Be a freshman student during the application year
  • Maintain a strong overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Be committed to pursuing a college education
  • Must qualify for free or reduced-price lunch
  • Demonstrate strong academic potential, motivation, maturity, and responsibility
  • Be active in extracurricular and/or community activities (part time jobs included)
  • Show that he/she would benefit greatly from a summer academic experience

Minds Matter is an organization that rewards hard work, dedication, and achievement, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.