The One for Two Education Foundation is seeking highly motivated scholars planning to attend accredited U.S. four year colleges and universities to apply for its tuition scholarships. The Foundation’s unique scholarship program employs a “pay it forward” model that encourages scholars to take responsibility for their education. Persons awarded a grant by the Foundation commit themselves to “pay it forward” by agreeing to support the education of their fellow scholars.
For the 2019 academic year, the Foundation made grants to a diverse group of ten scholars who attended both public and private high schools from seven states. Grants of up to $25,000 per academic year were made to attend both public and private colleges and universities across the U.S.
For the 2020 academic year, the Foundation intends to award at least two and up to ten merit-based scholarships. The size of the individual grants is determined on the basis of tuition remaining after considering all other forms of tuition assistance obtained by the scholar.
Requirements to Apply:
- Two letters of recommendation
- An up to date official transcript from current school
- Signed One for Two Education Foundation Pledge form
- All required application questions must be answered and fields completed – Note: applicants will not be able to save their work
- Applicant must be legally living in the United States but is not required to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- The college/university must be in the United States
- GPA must be at least 3.7 unweighted, 4.0 weighted
Application Deadline: After 500 complete applications are received or February 15, 2020, whichever occurs first.
The Foundation considers the applicant’s high school academic record, leadership and community service activities, and letters of recommendation plus applicants are assessed on their character as it relates to their intention to fulfill their Pledge to the Foundation.
While receiving a scholarship from the Foundation, scholars are required to attend the Foundation’s annual Gathering. During this time, scholars will have a chance to meet other scholars and directors. They will also participate in personal development and learning sessions aimed at preparing them for academic, career, and life goals. The 2020 Gathering will be held on July 30 – August 3, 2020, in Michigan. All reasonable costs to attend the Gathering are covered by the Foundation.
Applicants are required to make the following pledge:
In consideration of the One for Two Education Foundation (“the Foundation”) paying for my tuition I pledge to support the mission of the Foundation to build a community of scholars who are dedicated to being life-long learners by:
a) participate in the annual Foundation Gathering while receiving my scholarship,
b) supporting my fellow Foundation Scholars’ academic and career goals during my lifetime, and
c) paying for the tuition for a comparable education of two persons, who are not related to me by blood, adoption, or marriage, during my lifetime