The Wealth By Health Steps For Change Foundation awards three exceptional individuals from low-income families each year with achievement-based scholarships to pursue higher education and encourage community leadership.
2020 Steps For Change Scholarship
Application Deadline: April 27th, 2020
*DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 25TH, 2020*
The Steps For Change Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to high school seniors applying to a college or university to further their career goals. Students from low-income families are recognized for their capacity to lead and commitment to making a significant impact on communities. Award recipients must display academic excellence, exude passion in empowering the community, and exemplify a desire for continuous personal growth.
To be eligible for The Steps For Change Scholarship, the applicant MUST:
Be of legal status in the United States
Be a current high school senior expecting to graduate in 2020
Be in the process of applying to, or accepted to, a college or university
Have a household income of less than $55,000
Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5
Please note: Ineligible applicants will not be evaluated.
How to Apply
To apply for the 2020 Steps For Change Scholarship, the applicant must provide all of the following by May 25th, 2020.
1. A completed scholarship application
Please submit through the online application provided in the link below OR download and fill in the PDF application and send it to email@example.com. PDF application may also be mailed to PO Box 27685, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
2. An official transcript of academic marks sent to our mailing address at PO Box 27685, Los Angeles, CA 90027.* Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted.
*Due to recent school closures amidst the pandemic, we will be accepting emailed transcripts.
3. One letter of recommendation written from and sent by a faculty member or community leader via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail to PO Box 27685, Los Angeles, CA 90027.
4. A one-minute video answering the question: How would you value yourself?
Please be sure to state your full name at the beginning of the video and submit the video via email to email@example.com. Applicant may also upload video to YouTube and send us a link to the video.
2020 Scholarship Judging Panel
Click on the images to read more about them!
Senior Engineer at the LA Air Force Base
Retired, Principal Director of the DoD Defense Meterological Satellite Program
Councilmember at the City of Rosemead,
Software Engineering Manager at Raytheon
Wealth and Personal Banking VP New Build Performance Manager- West Region of HSBC Bank USA
ESL Professor at Pasadena City College
VP, Financial Center Manager at Bank of America
Division Franchise Director at GNC
Scholarship applications are evaluated by our Scholarship Committee in the areas of academic excellence, community involvement/activities, demonstration of personal growth/leadership, and financial need. Check out the past scholarship recipients below:
UC Riverside, Bioengineering
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
John Hopkins University
UCLA, Political Science
UCSD, Mechanical Engineering