2024 ACHIEVE Scholarship Program

The ACHIEVE Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards students who engage in academically rigorous coursework while maintaining balance in other areas of interest within our schools and community.  We believe that exposure to core academic rigor, elective course sequences, community service and school activities will promote success during and after high school.

ACHIEVE Scholarship Information:

Please see below for the ACHIEVE Scholarship requirements. You will want to apply for the highest level for which you qualify.

The Foundation Board added a new Career Exploration requirement effective for students graduating in May 2024. Click on the following link to download and print the ACHIEVE Career Exploration Requirement Verification Form which must be signed off by your high school counselor prior to uploading to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application. ACHIEVE Career Exploration Requirement Verification Form

FULL-TIME REMOTE LEARNERS: Consideration will be given for students who were not able to participate in school-based extra-curricular activities because they elected to learn remotely due to COVID concerns during the 2020-2021 school year. If this is applicable to your situation, you will note on your application that you were a remote learner during the 2020-2021 school year and were unable to participate in school-based extra-curricular activities during that year. When determining which level to apply for, assume that you meet the extra-curricular activity requirement for the 2020-2021 year.

ACHIEVE Gold Scholarship Requirements

The Gold Level ACHIEVE Scholarship is valued at $1,350 and is available for students who meet the following requirements and submit a scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline. 

  1. Applicants have taken seven Advanced Placement (AP) courses and have received an average grade of 3 or better in each AP class taken for that class to qualify. For an AP class to qualify, the student must receive a 3 in that class for the year. The actual percentage grades (before rounding) for the 1st & 2nd semester are averaged.
  2. Applicants must have taken a minimum of four AP Placement Final Exams at the completion of the course.
  3. Applicants must have participated for four years in at least one school-based extra-curricular activity, athletic team and/or club. (Does not have to be the same activity each year).
  4. Applicants must have performed a minimum of 100 hours of community service throughout their high school experience.
  5. Applicants must complete four different Career Exploration Experiences prior to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application deadline. Completion of career exploration experiences must be documented on the Foundation’s “ACHIEVE Career Exploration Validation Form” which can be downloaded from this website. The form must be signed by the applicant’s high school counselor and uploaded to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application. Please refer to hppts://sites.google.com/epsne.org/careerawarenessprogram for Career Exploration Experiences.
  6. Scholarship recipients must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution to receive their scholarship payment.

ACHIEVE Silver Scholarship Requirements

The Silver Level ACHIEVE Scholarship is valued at $900 and is available for students who meet the following requirements and submit a scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline. 

  1. Applicants have taken five Advanced Placement (AP) courses and have received an average grade of 3 or better in each AP class taken for that class to qualify. For an AP class to qualify, the student must receive a 3 in that class for the year. The actual percentage grades (before rounding) for the 1st & 2nd semester are averaged.
  2. Applicants must have taken a minimum of three AP Placement Final Exams at the completion of the course.
  3. Applicants must have participated for three years in at least one school-based extra-curricular activity, athletic team and/or club. (Does not have to be the same activity each year).
  4. Applicants must have performed a minimum of 75 hours of community service throughout their high school experience.
  5. Applicants must complete four different Career Exploration Experiences prior to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application deadline. Completion of career exploration experiences must be documented on the Foundation’s “ACHIEVE Career Exploration Validation Form” which can be downloaded from this website. The form must be signed by the applicant’s high school counselor and uploaded to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application. Please refer to hppts://sites.google.com/epsne.org/careerawarenessprogram for Career Exploration Experiences.
  6. Scholarship recipients must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution to receive their scholarship payment.

ACHIEVE Bronze Scholarship Requirements

The Bronze Level ACHIEVE Scholarship is valued at $500 and is available for students who meet the following requirements and submit a scholarship application by the scholarship application deadline. 

  1. Applicants have taken four Advanced Placement (AP) courses and have received an average grade of 3 or better in each AP class taken for that class to qualify. For an AP class to qualify, the student must receive a 3 in that class for the year. The actual percentage grades (before rounding) for the 1st & 2nd semester are averaged.
  2. Applicants must have taken a minimum of two AP Placement Final Exams at the completion of the course.
  3. Applicants must have participated for two years in at least one school-based extra-curricular activity, athletic team and/or club. (Does not have to be the same activity each year).
  4. Applicants must have performed a minimum of 50 hours of community service throughout their high school experience.
  5. Applicants must complete four different Career Exploration Experiences prior to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application deadline. Completion of career exploration experiences must be documented on the Foundation’s “ACHIEVE Career Exploration Validation Form” which can be downloaded from this website. The form must be signed by the applicant’s high school counselor and uploaded to the ACHIEVE Scholarship application. Please refer to hppts://sites.google.com/epsne.org/careerawarenessprogram for Career Exploration Experiences.
  6. Scholarship recipients must enroll at a post-secondary educational institution to receive their scholarship payment.