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Student Application

 

To ensure that the organization reaches the most dedicated and qualified students, Minds Matter has a detailed application process. Minds Matter is a meritocratic organization that rewards hard work, dedication and achievement, and does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation,religion, physical 

ability, or national origin.


Minds Matter currently has chapters 14 cities. You can view our full list of chapters here.


Please do not ask anyone to help you edit this application. We really want to see your thoughts in your own words.















Only fill in if your High School is not listed on the dropdown list above.

You must be a current freshman in high school in order to apply. Only students graduating in 2020 are eligible.


You must be a current freshman or sophomore in high school in order to apply.  Only students graduating in 2019 or 2020 are eligible..

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Student Application

 

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

Minds Matter currently has chapters 14 cities. You can view our full list of chapters here.


Student Demographic Information




























Minds Matter does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, gender, religion, or national origin.




Family Information*

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How many people (including you) live in your house?



Family Income Information





School/Academic Information









What is your current unweighted GPA? Please calculate your unweighted GPA using the following scale:

Grade

Weight

A+, A, A-

4

B+, B, B-

3

C+, C, C-

2

So if your first semester grades were an A-, A+, B, B, and C+, your GPA would be (4+4+3+3+2)/5
















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If you have taken the PSAT or SAT, what was your score?
Be sure to only list ONE score per submission (to add more than one, use the "Add Another PSAT/SAT Score" button below.





If you have taken the ACT or ACT Plan, what was your score?
Be sure to only list ONE score per submission (to add more than one, use the "Add Another ACT/ACT Plan Score" button below.






Out of School Time

Activities

What extracurricular activities (personal, school, athletic, religious, community, etc.) have you participated in during the last two years? What positions (if any) have you held (e.g. editor, president, secretary, captain)? Be sure to only list ONE activity per submission (to add more than one, use the "Add Another Activity" button below. Please include family and community commitments (such as church, volunteering, work, babysitting, etc.)









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Out Of School Time
Please list any extracurricular activities, clubs/organizations, jobs or positions you held in the last two years both inside and outside of school. For example, orchestra, math club, basketball, or other non-school affiliated programs, like Aim High, JCYC, etc. Be sure to only list ONE activity per submission (to add more than one, use the "Add Another Activity" button below. Please include family and community commitments (such as church, volunteering, work, babysitting, etc.)




Awards

What awards/honors (if any) have you received in the past three years?  Be sure to only list ONE award per submission (to add more than one, use the "Add Another Award/Honor" button below.




Awards/Scholarships
What school or San Francisco community awards, /honors, or scholarships (if any) have you received in the past three years?  Be sure to only list ONE award per submission (to add more than one, use the "Add Another Award/Scholarship" button below.



Short Answer Questions (150 Word or 6 - 8 sentences) 

We recommend that you draft your answers in a Word Processor and then copy/paste them into your application so that you don’t lose your work!  Essays are a critical part of candidate evaluation and will be assessed for clarity of expression, grammar, spelling, and length.




















Please choose one of the below questions (100 word maximum)


Essay (Please follow the instructions below)
Please use the button below to upload your essay response to one of the questions below, and include the question at the top of your response. Upload your essay as "Last Name - Essay." Your response should be 300-500 words.

Essay Topics:

1 - Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.

 

2 - A range of academic interests, personal perspectives, and life experiences adds much to the educational mix. Given your personal background, describe an experience that illustrates what you would bring to the diversity in a college community or an encounter that demonstrated the importance of diversity to you.

 

3 - Describe a character in fiction, a historical figure, or a creative work (as in art, music, science, etc.) that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.

 

4 - Evaluate a significant experience, achievement, risk you have taken, or ethical dilemma you have faced and its impact on you.


Essay (250 word maximum)


Long Answer Questions (250 Words or 10 - 12 sentences) 
Please choose one question to answer.



Essay (250 word maximum: You MUST answer ONE of the first two essay questions AND the third.)



Essay (350 word maximum):)

Essay (250 word maximum: You MUST answer ONE of the essay questions 



Essay
Please select and answer ONE of the first two essays AND the third:



Time Commitment Agreement
Student Attestations

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