IAC Charitable Foundation Scholarship Application 2022


IAC Charitable Foundation, Inc. awards $10,000 scholarships to high-achieving, high-performing students from underserved and under-resourced communities.

UPDATE: The 2022 IAC Charitable Scholarship Application will now close October 14, 2022!


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, student 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 accomplishment, 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). First-generation college students are given particular consideration.

Scholarship Timeline

  • Application will open Monday, August 8 at 9AM.
  • Application will close Friday, October 14 at 5PM. Updated
  • The scholarship selection and evaluation committee will meet in October.
  • Applicants will be notified by Friday, November 11 at the latest.

Key Information Before You Apply

  • Read our FAQs
  • You cannot save this application in draft. We recommend drafting your answers elsewhere then submitting the full application in final form. You may view a full list of the application questions here
  • A recommendation letter is required for this application. Your recommender must send their recommendation letter to IACFoundationScholarship@iac.com. For more information on recommendation requirements, read our FAQs.
  • The scholarship may only be used for academic related expenses, including but not limited to tuition, academic textbooks, technology, etc. In the application, you must indicate how you would allocate your scholarship if you were to receive the award.

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Please Fill Out the Form Below

STEP 1: APPLICATION UPLOADS [Please only upload pdfs]
STEP 3: EDUCATION [Please add as many academic institutions as appropriate]
Please list any scores for those tests taken. If not applicable, please write “N/A":
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
STEP 5: Scholarship Purpose As a reminder, the Scholarship may only be used for academic related expenses. In the application, you must indicate how you would allocate your scholarship if you were to receive the award. Please note that if awarded, you are responsible for any U.S. federal, state or local income tax obligations in connection with your receipt of the Scholarship.
I would use my Scholarship for the following purposes [check all boxes that apply]:
STEP 6: Essays
STEP 7: Certification
I am a US citizen or permanent resident.
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 and Form-W9.
I understand that my recommender must email my recommendation letter to IACFoundationScholarship@iac.com in order for my application to be complete.
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 service 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.