IAC Foundation Scholarship

OVERVIEW

IAC Foundation awards $5,000 scholarships to high-achieving, high-performing students from underserved and under-resourced communities.

Applicants must have a demonstrable need for financial assistance, whether their household income falls below the designated national poverty level, or their cultural or family background has placed them at an educational disadvantage. Eligibility will be assessed individually based on the composition and income of a student’s family.

Applicants must be Federal Pell Grant-eligible students as indicated on their FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR). Following award notification, students will be required to provide a copy of their eligibility letter.

Applicants must demonstrate a record of academic success. Applicants must be students enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited college or university, ranging from rising college freshmen to first year PhD students. In evaluating academic accomplishments, the Foundation will consider:

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 and class ranking.
  • A record of enrollment and success in rigorous courses, e.g., honors, AP, IB, dual credit, or concurrent enrollment courses.
  • Analytical reading and writing skills, demonstrating preparedness for selective colleges and universities.
  • Scores on the PSAT, SAT, PLAN, and/or ACT.

Applicants must demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and devotion to study. They must demonstrate ethics, integrity, and strength of character. An interest in STEM is preferred.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents (parent status is not required). They must reside in the tri-state area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut). First-generation college students are given particular consideration.

The scholarship must only be used for tuition, course-related fees, books, supplies and equipment.

SCHOLARSHIP TIMELINE:
  • Application will open August 1 at 9AM.
  • Application deadline will be September 30 at 5PM.
  • The scholarship selection and evaluation committee will meet in October for the Fall cycle.

Some recommenders are more comfortable emailing their recommendation letter directly to IAC Foundation, which we can accommodate. If your recommender prefers to do so, please instruct them to send the recommendation to Addison.rothrock@iac.com and upload a document in place of the recommendation letter that states who your interviewer is and that they sent it directly to Addison Rothrock, Program Manager

Additional questions? Contact Addison at addison.rothrock@iac.com


This application has closed. Applicants will be notified by November 20. 

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STEP 1: APPLICATION UPLOADS
STEP 2: CONTACT INFORMATION
STEP 3: EDUCATION: Please add as many academic institutions as appropriate
Please list scores for those tests taken:
STEP 4: SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND:
ARE YOU OR YOUR FAMILY ELIGIBLE OR CURRENTLY RECEIVING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS?
Free or Reduced Cost Lunch Program (example: National School Lunch Program (NSLP))*
Food Stamps/EBT or other food assistance program *
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Woman, Infants, and Children (WIC)*
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) *
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) or other utility assistance programs *
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) *
Reduced Housing/Housing Assistance (example: HUD Section 8) *
Social Security Death or Disability (not standard retirement) *
State or Federal Health Insurance (example: MediCal, CHIP) *
The Medicaid joint federal and state program *
I am a first-generation college student. *
I am a US citizen or permanent resident. *
STEP 5: ESSAYS
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I understand that if I am selected as a scholarship recipient, I will be required to submit a copy of my Pell-Grant eligibility confirmation letter, my most up-to-date academic transcript, and most recent Form W-9. *
I hereby certify that the information and responses provided in this Application are true and correct to the best of my knowledge. *

Disclaimer: By submitting your application, you agree to the Foundation’s use of the personal information (“PII”) about you collected by the Foundation. The Foundation may use the PII we collect about you for any authorized purpose relating to the mission of the Foundation and the IAC Foundation Scholarship program, including evaluating applications, providing information to our current and potential partners and donors, and contacting you. We may also disclose and provide such PII to other parties (including persons located outside the United States) who participate in the IAC Foundation Scholarship program and to ser-vice providers to facilitate on our behalf the IAC Foundation Scholarship program. Non-affiliated companies and individuals that assist the Foundation in providing services related to the IAC Foundation Scholarship program are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information to the extent they receive it and to use your PII only in the course of providing such services and only for the purposes that we dictate. In order to provide efficient and reliable services and to improve the IAC Foundation Scholarship Program, we may use or disclose your PII for marketing, research and other business purposes, and we may associate your PII with other information we collect about you, such as details about your usage patterns and interests, but we will not sell this information or disclose it to third parties.