Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-20 Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship

We believe that education provides students with the tools to make a difference in their communities. Pursuing higher education can help uncover and harness passions to build the next generation of civic leaders, problem solvers for the greater good, and innovators who disrupt business as usual.

We are looking for doers, thinkers and go-getters. Students who are committed to investing in themselves and their futures to become a leader in their community and beyond. If this sounds like you, the Freestone Future Leaders Scholarship is intended to help enable your dreams, and ease the financial burden associated with higher education.

This year, we will provide five new students each with a $5,000 fall quarter 2019 tuition reimbursement, reflecting our commitment to provide $100,000 in financial support to 20 students over four years.

Making the Grade

We encourage all high school seniors or current undergraduates who are involved in meaningful extracurricular activities, demonstrate a commitment to improving their communities, and who possess an entrepreneurial spirit to apply. Students must also meet the eligibility requirements below.

We want to learn what you are passionate about, how you’ve harnessed your enthusiasm and where it will take you. How will higher education help you become a leader? Improve your community? Start a business or a nonprofit?

Important Dates

The scholarship entry period begins on January 15 and the application deadline is April 1, 2019. Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified by the first week of May 2019, and a public announcement will be made shortly after. 

  • January 15, 2019 – Application opens

  • April 1, 2019 – Application deadline

  • May 8, 2019 – Freestone Future Leaders announced

Award Details and Rules

The following rules apply to all Freestone Future Leaders scholarship applicants and outline the requirements, consents, and selection and distribution of awarded funds.

  • Five students will each be awarded with a $5,000 scholarship, totaling $25,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • The scholarship(s) will be paid as a tuition reimbursement directly to the college or university of each of the five recipients.

  • Proof of full-time enrollment and a payment receipt will be required for each $5,000 tuition reimbursement.

  • All decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal.

  • Selected recipients authorize their name and image to be shared publicly in Freestone communications, and to participate in marketing activities as appropriate.

Application Criterion

To be eligible to apply for a Freestone Future Leaders scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited two-year or four-year technical college or university.

  • All scholarship recipients must be enrolled as full-time students.

  • Post-graduate, master’s or doctorate candidates are not eligible to apply.

  • Any degree can apply. The scholarship is not limited to finance or business-focused majors.

  • Applicants should be involved in community, entrepreneurship or other extracurricular activities.

  • Applicants authorize their name and image to be shared publicly in Freestone communications, and to participate in marketing activities as appropriate.

  • Please note that previous award recipients, along with Freestone employees, clients, partners and their families, are not eligible to apply.

How to Apply

To apply for a Freestone Future Leaders scholarship, review the applicant criteria above to ensure eligibility, complete the scholarship form, answer the essay question, and attach all required supplemental materials.

Application Steps and Required Documentation

  • Step 1: Complete the application form.

  • Step 2: Answer the essay question that is a maximum of 500 words in length.  

  • Step 3: Attach letter of recommendation from high school teacher, counselor, or community influencer.