Scholarship America - AXA Achievement Scholarship (ID 1286)
- Start Date:
- $10,000 and $25,000
- The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. The scholarships are sponsored by the AXA Foundation, in association with U.S. News & World Report.
The 2013 program will be accepting applications from August 31, 2012 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on December 1, 2012, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.
- Toll Free:
- 1 (800) 537-4180
- Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report must:
Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 U.S. states, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.
Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2013-2014 academic year. Enrollment at an accredited postsecondary institution outside of the United States will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities.
Employees, associates, financial professionals or immediate family members of employees, associates or financial professionals of the AXA Group, U.S. News & World Report, or Scholarship America, or their affiliates, subsidiaries or advertising and promotion agencies are not eligible.
- Special Criteria:
- How do I apply?
The first step is to register, create an application account and complete your student profile. To begin, click on the Create an Account link at the bottom of this page. The link to your application is displayed on the Student Overview page of this site after you create your profile. Your Student Profile is NOT your application.
Students should gather the following information needed for the application process:
•List of involvement in school and community activities
•List of work experience
•Current high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale
•The details of your outstanding achievement. Read through the online application’s essay questions and carefully consider your responses. Be sure to fully capture and articulate what makes your achievement truly outstanding. You may wish to use word processing software to write and edit your responses. If you copy and paste your responses into the appropriate application fields, review the pasted text carefully for any character shifting or replacements that may have occurred. Also, place the cursor into the pasted text to activate the application’s character counter function. Essays cannot exceed character limits.
Standard capitalization (Jackie Smith, not jackie smith or JACKIE SMITH) must be used when entering data.
During the application process, you will be able to save your entered information and leave the site by clicking on the Log Out button located on each application page.
To log back into your account, you must enter your username and password. Click the Continue Application button to access your application. Your application will remain available for updates until you submit it.
While not all fields are marked as required, we encourage applicants to answer all questions. Until all required fields are completed and in the proper format, you will not be able to submit your application. The Review Page will highlight which items still need your attention. Once all application requirements are satisfied, the Lock and Submit button will be available to you near the bottom of the Review page. Carefully review your entire application before clicking on the Lock and Submit button. After the application is successfully submitted, your application can be viewed or printed for your files, but no further updates can be made. Profile information, however, may be updated at any time if needed.
Only electronic applications received through the above process will be considered. Paper copies of applications, resumes or other materials will not be accepted.
Information received is considered confidential and is reviewed only by Scholarship America. The AXA Foundation may participate in the selection of recipients for the national awards. If selected to receive an award, the student must authorize release of scholarship application materials and photographs for use by the sponsor for program promotion and publicity.