To ensure that the organization reaches the most dedicated and qualified students, Minds Matter DC has a rigorous and highly competitive application process.
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. Students must have proof of U.S. citizenship as well as demonstrate financial need as defined by Free/Reduced Student Lunch guidelines.
At Minds Matter DC, we look for students who:
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 available the following documents electronically. If you are unable to upload the documents, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application window for current Freshman is open. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis with the second round closing on May 31, 2017.
Students – Click Here to Apply!
Guidance Counselors and Teachers – Click Here to Nominate Students