ACTSix Scholarship for High School Students

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ACTSix Scholarship for High School Students

ActSix Indianapolis is calling diverse emerging leaders who love their city to come forward and participate in Indianapolis’s full leadership scholarship. Every year, Act Six brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities. This year, ACT SIX will award 7 of Indianapolis’s most promising urban leaders full scholarships worth up to $195,000 to Taylor University. Act Six offers a full-tuition, full-need urban leadership scholarship.

Act Six works with colleges and other partners to guarantee that full scholarship recipients receive grants that, at minimum, cover full tuition at the college for four years. Scholars with needs beyond tuition (as determined by the FAFSA) will receive additional grants and work-study to fully meet that need. For most scholars, the awards will, therefore, cover some or all of the cost of room and board, books, travel, and personal expenses. To retain the scholarship, scholars are required to remain active in the program and maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout their undergraduate studies. Once selected, Act Six scholars participate in six months of intensive training with their cadre, equipping them to support each other, succeed academically and grow as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation. After training, Act Six scholars begin college ready to engage the campus and community with a built-in support system and a sense of purpose as service-minded leaders and agents of transformation.

Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that connects local faith-based community affiliates with faith- and social justice-based colleges to equip emerging urban and community leaders to engage the college campus and their communities at home.

Brief Description

Following is the brief description of the following scholarship:

Education LevelHigh school
Access ModeOnline
Number of Awards7
Contest DeadlineNovember 2, 2021
Application FeesNot required
RequirementsActSix application

Who is Eligible?

Following are the eligibility requirements for the following scholarship contest:

  • love your community and want to use your college education to make a difference as a leader on campus and at home;
  • will graduate from high school in 2022, or previously graduated in 2021 or 2020;
  • are not currently enrolled at a four-year college (students at two-year colleges may apply);
  • live in one of our seven Act Six program sites; and
  • want to attend at least one of the Act Six partner colleges in your program site.
  • While ethnicity and family income are considered factors in selecting an intentionally diverse group of scholars, there are no income restrictions, and students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
  • There is no minimum GPA requirement and admissions standards vary across our partner colleges. In general, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will need to demonstrate their readiness for academic success in college through their recommendations, essays, and/or test scores.

How to Apply?

The process to apply for Act Six is as follows:

  1. Complete the Act Six Interest form. If you are eligible, we’ll email you a link to start your application.
  2. Use the link in your email to create an Act Six account and start your Act Six application.
  3. Use the button provided in your Act Six application to create a Common App account and add Act Six to your “My Colleges” list. If you have already started your Common App, the button will add Act Six to your existing application.
  4. From the Common App, send invitations to your school counselor, teacher, and community recommenders.
  5. Complete and submit your Common App to Act Six.
  6. Submit your Common App to each of the Act Six partner colleges who accept Common App. These colleges are flagged when you select them on your Act Six application. We’ll send your application to the other colleges you select.
  7. Complete and submit the Act Six application. This requires first completing the FAFSA, if eligible. Those not eligible to complete the FAFSA must complete the College Board EFC Calculator.

The Act Six application consists of three major components, which must all be submitted by the November 2 deadline. Details and instructions for each component are available at the scholarship portal in detail.

Act Six Application, which includes:

  • Contact and demographic information
  • College preferences
  • Two Act Six essays
  • Financial summary

Common App, which includes:

  • Profile and family information
  • Education background and optional testing results
  • Activities list
  • Personal essay

Common App Recommendations, which include:

  • School report
  • Teacher evaluation
  • Community evaluation


The applications submitted by you will be reviewed and judged by the selection committee and out of all, the seven most deserving candidates will be selected as the winners of the following scholarship. The winners will be awarded a full scholarship for continuing with their education.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the application submission for the following contest is November 2, 2021. No applications will be considered after this date.

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