Student Application

To ensure that the organization reaches the most dedicated and qualified students, Minds Matter DC has a rigorous and highly competitive application process.

How To Apply

The Minds Matter application is comprised of a series of short answer questions and a few essays, a parent/guardian commitment form, and an in-person interview. While optional, it is highly recommended that students also have a guidance counselor or teacher complete a nomination form on their behalf.

At Minds Matter DC, we look for students who:

  • Maintain a strong overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  • Are committed to pursuing a college education
  • Demonstrate strong academic potential, motivation, maturity, and responsibility
  • Are 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 a meritocratic organization that rewards hard work, dedication and achievement, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Before you apply, make sure you have your most recent report card or transcript electronically. If you are unable to upload this document, please contact [email protected].

The application window for current freshman is open for our 2022-2023 Sophomore Program.