Application Materials



Personal Essay

Give yourself time to plan and write your essay.

Your essay should be no more than 500 words.


Two letters of recommendation from mentors, teachers, coach, school administrator, community leaders

Be sure to give recommenders time to prepare a thoughtful letter – usually a week or two before you need the letter is appreciated.


Letter from EKO member organization confirming that you are receiving or have received services.

If you are currently receiving services, ask your clinician or a program administrator if you participate in activities or volunteer.

Plan ahead! The clinician or administrator preparing this letter for you may need time to confirm the dates you received services.

Ask for this letter at least two to three weeks in advance.


Complete the online application; be sure to attach letters of recommendation, letter from EKO member organization and any other accompanying documents

Make sure you have all the documents you need to include with the application.



Applications can be submitted from February 16, 2021.

The application deadline is May 31, 2021 at 5 pm!


Key Dates

Applications Open: February 16

Deadline to apply: May 31

EKO Scholars announced: September 9