Frequently Asked Questions about the Golden Door Scholars.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do I have to qualify for deferred action to apply?
- Yes. At this time, we do require students to have applied for the deferred action program. Golden Door Scholars has a focus on both providing college scholarships and professional experience. Because of this, applicants must be eligible to participate in paid internships.
- Do I have to be a NC/SC resident?
- No. While we are focusing on the NC/SC region and are partnering with NC based schools, our scholarship is available to students from all over.
- Do I have to be a current high school student?
- No. Applicants can be current high-school students or recent graduates not enrolled in a four-year undergraduate program. Community college students are welcome to apply.
- How do I upload my transcript?
- The application form allows you to upload a PDF, photo, Excel or Word document. If your school cannot provide an electronic copy of your transcript, please scan or take a photo of your transcript and upload that file. Should you become a finalist, a hard copy of your transcript will be required.
- Can this scholarship be applied towards graduate school?
- While the scholarship may expand in the future, this years’ recipients must use funds for a four year undergraduate degree.
- How will finalists be judged?
- In this, our first year, we will be focused on granting scholarships to high-performing students who recently graduated from high school. The application is designed to give us a thorough understanding each applicant, including historical academic performance and rigor as well as personal and professional goals, and we will consider the full applicant profile in our decision-making process.
- How can I donate?
- Contact us by using the form on the bottom right of our home page. Please indicate that you are interested in donating to Golden Door Scholars and someone will reach out to you shortly.
- I am a teacher. How can I help?
- Reach out as early as possible to all students and encourage them to envision themselves as college material, and if the opportunity arises, let undocumented students know that their citizenship status does not prohibit them from attending college. Click here for a printable version of our Golden Door Scholars flier.