101 Scholarship Submission


About the Scholarship:

Since 2017, Class 101 has sponsored the 101 Scholars Program, giving students nationwide the opportunity to compete for $3,000 to help them make college more affordable. To date, 14 students have received this honor.

This year, four scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate excellence in leadership, community involvement and academic achievement.

How to Apply:

When applying for the 101 Scholarship, students are required to submit the following materials. Please read closely to ensure you meet the application requirements.

  1. Cover: This is a required front page that must include the following information:

    – First Name
    – Last Name
    – E-mail
    – Address
    – High School
    – Graduation Year
    – Test Scores (e.g. ACT, SAT), if available
    – Weighted and Unweighted GPA

    This could also be a résumé that includes the information above and describes your personal, professional, and academic accomplishments.

  2. Personal Statement or Video: Students must also submit a short personal statement. This statement can take the form of a 500-word essay or 1–2 minute video. It must address one of the prompts below. Please indicate which prompt you are responding to in your application materials.
    • Prompt 1: Provide a short description of one of your high school activities. Describe how it changed your view of leadership. Why did your view change? What do you plan to do with your new outlook?
    • Prompt 2: Provide a short description of a community service or high school activity you participated in. Describe the role you played and the impact you had on others. How do you know you made a difference? What leadership skills did you use to make an impact?

3. Students should submit all materials to Class101.com/101scholar with the file or YouTube link titled ‘Full Name of Student_Name of High School_Graduation Year’. Students who choose to follow the video prompt should upload their video to YouTube unlisted.

When is the Deadline:

Students can begin submitting applications on March 1, 2023. All completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 EST on April 15th, 2023.

Who is Eligible:

All freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, who have not won in the past, are eligible to apply. The scholarship will be sent to the college in the summer before their freshman year of college.

How are the winners selected?

The winners will be selected by a panel of judges. Applicants will be scored along the following criteria:

  • 60% on the degree to which they are making a difference in the community;
  • 30% on the extent to which they demonstrate leadership; and
  • 10% on how they are achieving academically.

Check out some of our past winners!