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Minds Matter

Minds Matter Prospective 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



























Demographic Information


















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Family Information



An email will be sent to this parent to complete their form to complete your application.















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Financial Information





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Academics & Outside of School Time





Note: We highly encourage all students who are interested to apply, regardless of your GPA.  If you have below a 3.0 GPA, we ask that you submit the Recommender Form.





Please list out what extracurricular activities (personal, school, athletic, religious, community, etc.) you currently participate in.  Include Leadership positions. Please include family and community commitments (such as church, volunteering, work, babysitting, etc.)







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/Long Responses  

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 (Chicago)
Please respond to the following questions in approximately 150 words per question.



Short Response (Houston)



Long Response (Houston) Choose 1 of 3 to answer (one)



Short Response (Detroit)


Short Response (Washington DC)


Long Response (Washington DC) Select 1 Below

Select 1 (ONE) below to answer (Select 1  - minimum 200 words, maximum 300) 



Student Profile Questions (Los Angeles)





Short Response Questions (Los Angeles)

NOTE: 
Answer 1 of these 3 choices. Each answer should be about 200 words.) All answers must be entirely your own work. You may have someone proofread for typos only.



Long Response Questions (Los Angeles)

NOTE: 
Answer 1 of these 5 choices in a 5-paragraph essay (Thesis paragraph, 3 supporting paragraphs and conclusion paragraph) 500 word max.  All answers must be entirely your own work. You may have someone proofread for typos only.





Short Response (Colorado)




Short Response (Philadelphia)



Long Response (Philadelphia)

Short Response (Twin Cities)




Short Response (San Francisco)





Short Response (New York)
Please answer these questions in a minimum of 3-4 sentences.




Long Response (Chicago)
Please respond to the following question in approximately 300 words

Long Response (New York)
Please answer this question in at least 1-2 paragraphs.

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 and engage community
  • We prioritize student agency and honor student choices
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
Short Response (Cleveland)



Long Response (Cleveland)

Answer ONE of the questions below.
Please choose just 1 of 4 to respond to.




Short Response (Seattle)
Please answer all the following short response questions below. 
*NOTE* While each question has a maximum word count, please feel free to write as much as you would like when answering. You do NOT have to write as much as the word count says. 






Short Response (Portland)






Extended Responses (Boston)

Fit for Program




More About You

We want to get to know you more! Please submit something of your choosing that will help us get to know you, your background, your leadership and/or your personal or academic interests. Note: You do not need to create something unique for this application, feel free to use something you have ALREADY created for school, an extracurricular, or for personal use

Examples of items to submit are a:
  • Video
  • Drawing
  • Photograph
  • Piece of writing
  • Any other creative written or visual medium
If you are not able to submit audio/video or if you prefer writing, you may answer a writing prompt instead.




Final Steps
Student Attestations
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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