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Young Achievers Scholarship Application

Send Your Kids to College is the Proud Sponsor of the Young Achiever's Scholarship Program. We are a WNY nonprofit that helps to guide and prepare families for college and beyond.


The Young Achievers Scholarship Program awards college scholarships to high school students who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community, or the workplace. 


Applicants must:

  1. Be United States citizens and residents of Erie, Genesee or Niagara County in New

    York State.

  2. Be high school students who are graduating in 2025, 2026, or 2027 and plan on

    enrolling full-time into an accredited two-year or four-year college or university

    in the United States.

  3. Demonstrate ambition and motivation in school and in the community.

  4. Communicate why going to college will add value to their life.


Three (3) students, to be known as “Young Achievers,” will be selected to receive $1,000

awards to be used towards a college education.

Awards are not renewable. Payment of awards is scheduled for the spring of 2022. Eligible students may receive only one Young Achievers award.

Applicants are asked to describe in detail why the value of a college education is important to them. Essays are to be a maximum of 300 words in length and should explain each of the following:

Candidates may be asked to complete a finalist interview as part of the selection process.


1. The difference a college education will make in his or her life.
2. The college or type of college the student would like to attend.
3. How the student/student’s family plan to pay for the upcoming college expenses.

Send Your Kids To College will make the selection of scholarship recipients. Selection will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, or disability. Consideration will be given to a select, diverse group of recipients.

Candidates may be asked to complete a finalist interview as part of the selection process.

Applications and required attachments must be received no later than July 1, 2024. Please note that only the first 1,000 applications received that have met the deadline will be considered.

Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all required information in the format requested. Incomplete applications and those not conforming to the template will be disqualified. Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Send Your Kids to College and their affiliates. 

If selected to receive an award, the student must authorize the release of scholarship application materials and photographs for use by the sponsor for program promotion and publicity.


Are you a U.S. citizen? Yes No All award recipients will be notified by December 31, 2024. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.


Send Your Kids To College will process the Young Achievers scholarship award distributions. Distributions will be made in full in the spring of 2025.
Checks will be made payable directly to the recipient for payment of educational expenses.



Other than as specified, recipients have no obligation to Send Your Kids to College. Applicants are, however, required to supply Send Your Kids To College with any changes of address, school enrollment, or other relevant information. See RULES for more information.

Take a look back at some of our past winners! See More Winners HERE

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