You must:

  • 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.