American College Foundation Visionary Scholarship Program

The American College Foundation (ACF) Visionary Scholarship program offers multiple awards ranging from $1,000-$5,000. All high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible to apply. Submission materials: -A completed ACF Visionary Scholarship application-A copy of the student's most recent report card-A 500 word typed, double-spaced essay describing why a college education is important to the studentStudents must go to the registration page to begin the application process. Students will receive an application packet within two weeks from the time they register. Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States. Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $5,000
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes

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