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Minds Matter

2020-21 Student Application

To ensure that we reach 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. We do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, physical ability, or national origin.*


*We will not share your immigration status with anyone. 


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


If you have any questions about the application, please email admin@mindsmatter.org




Basic Information





Please use your primary email address that you check most frequently.



















Demographic Information



















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Family Information






















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School/Academic Information







An email will be sent to your guidance counselor when you submit to complete their portion of your application.






An email will be sent to your teacher when you submit to complete their portion of your application.






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.)






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).


Short Response Questions 

NOTE: write your answers in a word document before submitting them here to ensure you don't lose any progress on your responses.

Short Response



Short Response (Colorado)




Short Response (Philadelphia)



Long Response (Philadelphia)

Short Response (Boston)




Long Response (Boston)

Short Response (Twin Cities)





Short Response (San Francisco)





Short Response (New York)




Long Response 

Please CHOOSE ONE long response question to answer below: 


Long Response (New York)

Long Response (Twin Cities)


Long Response (Colorado)

We Value an Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • It may not be our fault, but it’s our problem, and we’ll fix it
  • We get stuff done
  • We seek opportunity
  • We embrace risk to serve our mission
We Value the Whole Person
  • We drive towards equity and access
  • We are vigilant about culture and context
  • We deeply value community
  • We strive for choices and the skill to make them intentionally
We Value Growth and Achievement
  • We give and get great feedback
  • We all get better and smarter every day with a growth mindset
  • We set audacious goals and do our best to meet them
We Value Being All in for MM
  • We can’t stop talking about what we do, because we love it
  • We prioritize MM alongside self, family, and work
  • We prioritize cause over ego
  • We invest time, money, energy, and connections  to serve the mission
We Value Joy
  • We take the mission and our work seriously, but not ourselves
  • We prioritize having fun!
  • We enjoy and celebrate each other
Final Steps
Student Attestations
Student Attestations
Student Attestations
Student Attestations
Student Attestations
Time Commitment Agreement
Time Commitment Agreement (Colorado)
Time Commitment Agreement
Time Commitment Agreement
Time Commitment Agreement


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