The Gladys Carol Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors, high school graduates, and current undergraduate level students who are United States citizens or permanent residents. They must be accepted to or enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) program at an accredited, non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States.
A Gladys Carol Scholarship is an award up to $5,000, and is merit based. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent on an unweighted scale) is required, along with a minimum SAT score of 1300 or a minimum ACT score of 28.
A Gladys Carol Scholarship will award $2,500 for one year of study, and can be renewed for a second $2,500 award for a consecutive year of study if the following pre-requisites are met:
Must stay enrolled in a full-time STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) field of study at an accredited non-profit public or private four-year college or university in the United States for the follow-on academic year.
Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
Achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent) while working in a paid position or internship, or as a volunteer, or a combination thereof a minimum average of 16 hours per week.
Basic Award Criteria:
1. Applicant must be enrolled full time as defined through credit hours at their institution.
2. Applicant must be majoring in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math field.
3. Applicant must have a minimum, cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
4. Applicant must have a minimum SAT score of 1300 or minimum ACT score of 28.
5. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, or a permanent resident with a permanent resident ID card or a current passport.
Submit your application (refer to our 'helpful tips' on the application) along with the following:
1. A copy of your most recent transcript showing cumulative GPA.
2. A copy of your SAT or ACT score report.
3. An acceptance letter (if you are first time or transfer student), OR an enrollment letter (if you are a current undergrad student) from your institution.
3. A copy of the Student Aid Report [SAR] from Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FAFSA], if you are applying for, or have applied for student aid.
5. Personal Essay. In your essay, please answer the question (in 250 words or less) “How will this scholarship help you meet your career and life's goals?”
Mail your application package to:
74404 Pinon Drive
29 Palms, CA 92277
*** We do not accept applications or any other documents electronically.