why should i apply?
Many students have high academic aptitude, strong character, and a commitment to improving their communities, but lack the resources, support, and guidance to fully realize their potential. Becoming a Buck Fellow gives you unparalleled one-on-one mentorship, funding for enrichment opportunities, and academic and career guidance. The program is designed to help you define, shape, and realize your personal, professional, or academic goals. In particular, we focus on helping you navigate the college application process, which includes things like deciding what to study in college, choosing a college that is a good fit for you, and managing all the deadlines and applications.
Live or attend school in Contra Costa, Napa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, or Yolo County.
Be a high school sophomore.
Submit a completed application, along with your transcript and two letters of recommendation by the application deadline.
You can demonstrate:
A record of academic success and a desire for academic and intellectual challenges.
Evidence of leadership, enterprise, and personal initiative.
A commitment to succeed and improve your community.
Personal resiliency, including the capacity to overcome adversity.
Note: Students whose parents did not graduate from college, or have limited English ability or limited financial resources, are especially encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY
THE APPLICATION PROCESS INVOLVES:
A Completed ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
A COPY OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT
TWO COMPLETED RECOMMENDATION FORMS
A PERSONAL INTERVIEW FOR FINALISTS
DETERMINE IF YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND MAKE A NOTE OF THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 1, 2019.
THIS DEADLINE APPLIES TO THE COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM, RECOMMENDATION LETTERS, AND TRANSCRIPTS.
Download THE RECOMMENDATION FORm Here.
Send the form to two recommenders: ONE MUST BE FROM A TEACHER and THE OTHER CAN BE FROM A TEACHER, COUNSELOR, SCHOOL OFFICIAL, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, EMPLOYER, OR COMMUNITY LEADER.
Recommendation forms must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or physically mailed to The Buck Scholars Association, P.O. Box 233379, Sacramento, CA. 95832.
SUBMIT ALL THE FOLLOWING by APRIL 1, 2019:
Completed online application form
two Completed recommendation forms
Personal interviews will take place in mid-May 2019. New Fellows will be announced in June 2019.
Application materials submitted by mail must be postmarked by the submission deadline.
Mail Applications or recommendation forms to:
BUCK SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION
PO BOX 233379
SACRAMENTO, CA 95832