Student Application - Here's What You Get

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Two mentors and countless volunteers will support you throughout the college admissions process from 10th through 12th grade.


Get three years of weekly college-readiness programming, including all of the help you need for SATs, financial aid scholarships, and college applications. As well as academic enrichment in writing and math.


Go to two summer programs where you get the full on-campus college experience or participate in a local internship/research program.

Student Application Process

The application window opened on February 15 for fall 2024 enrollment. To apply for fall 2024 enrollment for Minds Matter Seattle, submit your application by May 1 for priority consideration and June 1, 2024 for final consideration.

Applicants who apply by May 1 will have their applications and decisions processed sooner, but we anticipate we will be able to consider all applications submitted by June 1.

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 high school freshman during the 2023/24 school year
  • Maintain a strong overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Be committed to pursuing a college education
  • Demonstrate strong academic potential, motivation, maturity, and responsibility
  • Be active in extracurricular and/or community activities (part-time jobs included)
  • Show that they would benefit greatly from a summer academic experience
  • Self-identify as low income (priority given to those who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch or have a family income under the Very Low HUD income thresholds





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.