META's Platinum Scholarship provides students up to $6,000, payable over four years, to entering college freshman attending four-year colleges and universities or students attending community college with plans to transfer. Recipients of the Platinum Scholarship will also be provided mentorship and access to workshops. Applicants must be applying, accepted or enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education as a full-time undergraduate student pursuing an academic discipline.
Students enrolled in community or junior colleges are also eligible to apply provided they intend to enroll in and obtain a bachelor degree from a four-year accredited institution. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and be in good academic standing. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen of Hispanic origin (defined as having minimum one Hispanic parent or two Hispanic grandparents) and must be graduating (or have graduated) from a high school in Southern California. Preference is given to students who have demonstrated leadership or mentoring qualities through their record of involvement and participation in civic activities in school or in their communities.