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, with the prospect of becoming an outspoken civic leader, a problem solver for the greater good, or a developer of the latest innovation to disrupt business as usual.

 

We are looking for doers, thinkers and go-getters: in short, 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 ease the financial burden associated with higher education.

 

The scholarship will provide five students with a $5,000 fall quarter tuition reimbursement, totaling $25,000 in financial support for the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Over the next four years, we will assist 20 college students, totaling a $100,000 commitment to investing in our future leaders.

 

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 Friday, April 20th and the application deadline is May 23, 2018. Students who are awarded scholarships will be notified by the first week of June 2018, and a public announcement will be made shortly after. 

 

  • April 20, 2018 - Application opens

  • May 23, 2018 - Application deadline

  • June 4, 2018 - 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 2018-19 school year.

  • The scholarship(s) will be paid as a tuition reimbursement directly to the student. 

  • Proof of full-time enrollment 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 Criteria

To apply for a Freestone Future leaders scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

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

  • Applicants must also be U.S. citizens and reside in Washington state, Oregon or California. Please see the policies and disclosures for full further details.

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

  • The scholarship is not limited to finance or business-focused majors.

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

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

  • Freestone Capital employees, clients, partners, and their family members 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 two of three essay question prompts, and attach the required supplemental materials.

 

  • Step 1: Complete the application form.

  • Step 2: Answer 2 of 3 medium format questions that are each a maximum of 500 words in length.  

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

Click here for the full list of policies and disclosures: uploads/pdf/freestonescholarshippoliciesanddisclosures.pdf

 
Application
First Name *
Last Name *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Home Address *
City, State & Zip *
Mailing Address (if different from home address) *
Do you qualify for financial aid? *
Consideration is given to the impact of the scholarship funds on a student's financial need.
Describe how the Future Leaders Scholarship will ease your ability to attend and pay for college, along with any other details you'd like the selection committee to know about your financial situation. *
University / College Details
Enrolled University / College *
College Major or Degree Focus *
College Minor (if applicable) *
Expected High School Graduation Date (if applicable) *
Expected College Graduation Date (if applicable) *
University / College Address *
University / College Phone *
Short Answer
Each applicant must answer two of the following three questions. Responses are a maximum 500 words in length. All applications will be evaluated by an objective committee using a predefined rating system, which emphasizes personal narratives, extracurricular interests, community involvement, entrepreneurship and financial need.
Note: there is not a way to save, continue or undo a scholarship submission. We recommend writing responses in Word, then pasting them into the application form and completing everything at once.
1. How do you define servant leadership, how have you seen it modeled in your life, and which attributes do you possess or seek to develop within yourself? *
2. If you could establish a business or nonprofit to solve a pressing issue, what problem would you solve, why, and how would your organization address it? *
3. There are many ways to define one's community. Tell us about a community that has been significant in your life and your role in contributing to its development. *
Supplemental Materials
Attach a letter of recommendation from high school teacher, counselor, college professor, or community influencer. Alternatively, if the author of your letter of recommendation prefers to submit it confidentially, they may send it as an attachment to Scholarship@freestonecapital.com.
The student's name must be clearly stated in the message, and we will bundle it with their application once submitted. *
Consent / Disclaimer
If selected for a Freestone Future Leaders scholarship, I authorize Freestone Capital Management to share my name and image publicly in Freestone communications, and agree to participate in marketing activities as appropriate, which include but are not limited to media interviews, website, blog and social media content. Freestone Capital Management may request from you at a later time that you sign a lengthier, more detailed consent provision.
I provide my consent *