2021 Hope Scholarship Program

Application Information

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Amount
Awarded

$150,000

Awarded

Application Deadline

February 28, 2021

Sunday
Awarded By:

Bank of Hope

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Sixty scholarships
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Freely Associated States may apply.
  2. Must be enrolled in either a 4-year institution or 2-year institution as an incoming freshman.
  3. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or have earned a GED.
  4. Must demonstrate financial need and qualify based on income restrictions and limitations.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Bank of Hope provides the Hope Scholarship can act as a 'small but great hope' for the selected students to advance their futures.

Application requirements for the 2021 Hope Scholarship Program are:

  • Essay
  • Recommendation letter
  • Official Transcript
Additional Information: To complete your application, please visit our website (https://www.bankofhope.com/hope-scholarship). Please remember to have these documents ready prior to starting the submission process. - Parent(s)/Guardian(s) 2019 or 2020 Income Tax Return Form: The applicant must be listed as a dependent. The foundation will use the submitted Form 1040 to verify the AGI listed. - Recommendation Letter: Must be completed and sent by the recommender directly to [email protected] Recommender must clearly indicate who the letter is for by titling the email "Scholarship_Student's First & Last Name" (i.e. "Scholarship_John Doe"). - Transcript: Scan and attach the most recent unofficial/official transcript issued by your school in PDF form. *For those who have earned a GED, attach your transcript/certification in the Attachment Page of the application under “Transcripts.” - Essay: Must be in PDF form. Please select ONE essay topic below and write approximately 500 words in length and submit it along with your application in PDF form. Please prepare your essay PRIOR to starting your application process. Keep in mind that once you begin your application process, you cannot edit/save changes. Your essay will be evaluated on how relevant your answer is to the content of the question, grammar, and spelling. Topic 1: Please explain a personal hardship or catastrophic life event that you have experienced. How did you manage to overcome this obstacle? What did you learn and how did you grow from it? Topic 2: Write a short essay that describes areas in your life where you have demonstrated leadership and impact on yourself and others.

Award Amount: $2,500 per scholarship will be awarded.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $150,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, February 28, 2021

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Sunday, February 28, 2021

Submit by the deadline.
Contact: Bank of Hope/Katie Hong
Address: 3200 Wilshire Blvd., 14th FL Los Angeles, California 90010

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