Applicants to the Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship must: Be a U.S. citizen and an international adoptee—a U.S. citizen who was born outside of the United States and adopted from another country; Be a current undergraduate student age 25 or under, or a high school senior who is graduating in the spring or summer of the year they are awarded this scholarship; and Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. The scholarship recipient will receive a one-time award of $1,000.00.
The Also-Known-As Adoptee Excellence Scholarship is the first scholarship program of its kind that acknowledges, celebrates, and supports outstanding undergraduate students and graduating high school seniors who are international adoptees, born in and adopted from another country to the United States. It is open to international adoptees who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and civic engagement. One individual will be awarded a $1,000.00 (one-thousand dollars and zero cents) scholarship to support their full-time study at an accredited institution.