scholarship

Linked Learning Alliance Scholarship Program supported by Policy Impact

The Linked Learning Scholarship program is an undergraduate scholarship program open to High School seniors enrolled in a Linked Learning pathway that has reached Candidate level or above in Linked Learning Certification. Applicants must be nominated by a teacher and mentor or supervisor and meet minimum eligibility requirements. Up to five students will receive a $1,000 one-time scholarship to help cover the student’s educational expenses — including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees — at an accredited community college, 4-year University or other postsecondary degree-granting institution in the 2017-18 school year.

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Linked Learning Scholars are selected based on academic ability and achievement, financial need, participation in work-based learning activities or internships, persistence, and leadership. All applicants must be nominated by both a High School teacher in the student’s Linked Learning pathway and the student’s mentor or supervisor from the student’s work-based learning experience.

Each year up to five students will be selected into the program.

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    At a minimum, applicants must:

  • Be on track to graduate from a Linked Learning pathway (registered in Linked Learning Certification) in Spring 2017.
  • Successfully complete all of the following:
    1. Either (1) the sequence of courses in your state required for admission eligibility to a 4-year University or other postsecondary degree-granting institution in the 2017-18 school year or (2) 12 semester units (or the equivalent) of degree-applicable coursework at a community college or other postsecondary institution.
    2. A sequence of three or more courses in a career technical education program of study which is aligned to state standards.
    3. A work-based learning experience, such as an internship, with a private, nonprofit, or public employer, in the sector or occupational area of the student’s pathway.
  • Plan to attend an accredited community college, 4-year University or other postsecondary degree-granting institution in the 2017-18 school year.
  • Demonstrate unmet financial need.
  • Be nominated by both a High School teacher in the Linked Learning pathway and the student’s mentor or supervisor from the work-based learning experience.

Download Linked Learning Scholarship Application

Students must submit an application packet by Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

    The packet must include:

  • Completed Scholarship Application.
  • A one-page essay (12pt, double spaced) describing one project that you have completed integrating academic and career learning and detailing how your Linked Learning experience has influenced your career or academic goals.
  • All of the following, each in a sealed envelope signed across the seal:
    1. A written recommendation letter from a teacher in your Linked Learning pathway who is familiar with your high school work.
    2. A written recommendation letter from your mentor or supervisor at your Linked Learning work-based learning employer.
    3. A high school transcript that verify that you are (1) on track to graduate from high school and will have completed a registered Linked Learning pathway (must denote the registered name of the pathway and school), (2) will have completed by graduation the sequence of courses in your state required for admission eligibility to a 4-year University or 12 semester units (or the equivalent) of degree-applicable coursework at a community college or other postsecondary institution (not including AP courses), and (3) will have completed, by graduation, a sequence of at least three courses in a career technical education program of study that is aligned to state standards.
  • A completed copy of the FAFSA.

Send Application Packet to:
Linked Learning Alliance
Attn: Nancy Xiong
1107 9th Street, STE 500
Sacramento CA 95814

Decisions will be announced by Monday, May 15, 2017.
If you have any questions, please e-mail: info@linkedlearning.org

Download Linked Learning Scholarship Application