Act SIx

Act Six is a full-tuition, full-need scholarship program for Yakima Valley's diverse, multicultural cadres of young leaders who are committed to anti-racism and social justice. The program selects students who want to use their college education to make a positive difference in their communities and on campus.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Act Six Scholarship program, applicants must:

  • Love their community and want to use their college education to make a difference as a leader on campus and at home.
  • Graduate from high school in 2023, or previously graduated in 2022 or 2021.
  • Not currently enrolled at a four-year college (students at two-year colleges may apply).
  • Want to attend at least one of the Act Six partner colleges, which are Heritage University, Northwest University, and Pacific Lutheran University.

While ethnicity and family income are considered, there are no income restrictions, and students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. There is no minimum GPA requirement, but admissions standards vary across the partner colleges. In general, applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will need to demonstrate their readiness for academic success in college through their recommendations, essays, and/or test scores.

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Application and Selection Process

The application process includes an online application, essay questions, recommendations, and a group interview. The selection process also places high value on applicants' teamwork, critical thinking, communication skills, and academic potential.

Selected scholars will participate in a six-month training program that prepares them for leadership roles on campus and in their communities. This includes intensive workshops on leadership development, social justice, diversity, and community building.

Join the Act Six Community

The Act Six Scholarship program is an excellent opportunity for Yakima Valley's emerging leaders to gain a college education, develop their leadership skills, and make a positive impact on their communities. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are passionate about social justice and community service, we encourage you to apply. For more information about Act Six click the link below.

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