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The ESM 
Equity Scholars Program

How do I apply?

Applications for the Equity Scholars Program require four components. Each component must be completed and submitted HERE. Priority deadline for the Class of 2024 is September 1st, 2022, and regular deadline is October 1st, 2022.

The four components are:

  1. The completed application form which includes four short essay questions.
  2. A copy of your current high school transcript (unofficial transcripts are sufficient).
    • An unofficial academic transcript can be requested from your high school and must show freshman and sophomore year’s classes and grades.
  3. A video cover letter introducing yourself or an interview with an ESM Prep mentor. If selected, the video cover letter should be 2-3 minutes and consist of answers to questions such as:
    • What are your goals following graduation?
    • Which colleges interest you most and why?
    • What is the biggest obstacle between you and your college ambitions?
    • How would ESM’s Equity Scholars Program help you achieve your goals?
  4. Two letters of recommendation.
    • The first letter should be an academic recommendation and come from a teacher, counselor, or academic advisor.
    • The second letter should be a personal recommendation and come from a community leader, family member, or supervisor.
      • Only two letters of recommendation will be accepted for consideration - please do not submit more than two.
    • Letters of recommendation should be typed and submitted as a .pdf or .docx file.
    • Detailed instructions for recommenders can be found here. Please share this document with whomever is writing a letter of recommendation for you.
    • Letters of recommendation should be submitted here. Please ensure that both letters of recommendation are submitted by the application deadline of October 1st by 23:59 PST.

Ready to apply? Applications for the Class of 2024 are now open. Apply Today!

Please contact with any questions and we will be happy to assist you.

Please review THIS DOCUMENT as you complete your application in case you need support with any step.