FUTURO Student Application
                                    Class of 2026

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    FUTURO Student Application Class of 2026
LALDEF does not and shall not discriminate based on national origin (ancestry), race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

As such, the FUTURO program is open to all students, permitting they meet the program requirements for FUTURO.

          Please visit our website for more information about the program
Sections of the application:
Page 1-2:             Applicant's General Information
Page 3:                Applicant's Academic Information
Page 4:                Needed Documents & Essay Instructions
Page 5:                Parent/Guardian Contact Information

You (the applicant) must currently be a Sophomore / 10th Grade
You must reside within Mercer County 


Please note, FUTURO scholars make a two-year commitment to the program. This includes weekly after-school sessions. The program is geared towards college preparation and upward mobility. 

Prospective students have the option to choose from the two available Cohort Locations: Trenton or Princeton.

At the top right of this form, you have the opportunity to create a password. This will enable you to save your work and return to this form at a later date.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted for an appointment. 
Please keep a copy of your entire application packet for your records.
Applicants must also submit:

 Two (2) Teacher Reference Forms, found HERE 
One (1) Parent/Guardian Form, found HERE
One (1) Transcript Request Form, found HERE

All forms are required to be considered for the FUTURO program
If your application is selected, we will proceed to the second part of the process, which is an in-person interview with you and a parent / legal guardian.

*If, during the process of submitting this application, you experience technical difficulties, or have questions/concerns on document submissions, please reach out to the FUTURO Team
 Email us at: FUTURO@laldef.org,
Call the FUTURO Department: (609) 688-0881 ext. 104
Text the Department at: (609) 964 4906

5 digit zip-code
Student's Demographics

Page 2

Please include information about ALL your immediate family members that live in the same house as you. Immediate family is your family unit, including parents, siblings, spouse, and children.

Click "Add Another Response"  to add more names.



If you are unsure, write, "Unsure."

Needed Documents

NOTE: If you have questions related to these documents,  please contact us immediately by calling (609) 688-0881 ext 104 or via email at FUTURO@laldef.org

FUTURO Program Essay Instructions

Please provide your response to *ONE* of the three essay questions below. You can choose to respond to Essay #1, Essay #2 , or Essay #3.

  • In your essay, include the prompt you are responding to 
  • Please use Times New Roman, 12 pt font, and double-spaced.
  • List your name in the upper left-hand corner of the first page.
  • Please submit your essay as a PDF format. 
  • Essays written by hand will not be accepted. 
  • Be sure to PROOFREAD your essays.
  • Essays will be submitted for plagiarism and AI / ChatGPT detection. 
At the top right of this form, you have the opportunity to create a password. This will enable you to save your work and return to this form at a later date.

 Applicants must also submit:
 Two (2) Teacher Reference Forms, found HERE 
One (1) Parent/Guardian Form, found HERE
One (1) Transcript Request Form, found HERE

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After you hit "SUBMIT," you will have the opportunity to review your application.

Please check it carefully, then PRINT a copy or save it as PDF File for your records.

Once you are happy with your application and have saved a copy, click CONFIRM to submit your completed application.

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