Scholarship Application

Overview

As part of our commitment to our Boron community, the Borax Visitor Center Foundation offers scholarships each year to students who meet the following criteria:

  1. A current senior who will graduate from Boron High School in 2024
  2. A grade point average at or above a 3.0
  3. Completed community service throughout their high school career. Hours of service must be listed and signed off by the organization for which the service was undertaken.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online form below.
  2. Upload your community service hours, if currently available. If not available, applicants must submit service confirmation to the Boron High School Counseling Office 30 days prior to graduation.
  3. Upload your letter of interest. The letter must be signed by your faculty sponsor and a counselor to be considered. Your submission will be evaluated based on content, grammar, and overall professional presentation. It must be no more than one page, single spaced and include:
    • Academic achievements – transcript of all classes
    • Participation in sports, academic organizations such as National Honor Society or California Scholarship Federation, and other external community organizations
    • A brief outline of your collegiate/technical/career aspirations and other relevant details such as specific course information
    • Community service activities and the skills and experience you have gained from participation
  4. Participate in an interview with a team from U.S. Borax: Applicants are asked to develop a five-year plan to present at the interview. The plan should include an outline of the classes needed to achieve their degree, their living plans, and expected costs over the course of their study as well as a vision of where they will be and what they will be doing upon graduation. We encourage applicants to apply for other higher education scholarships prior to the interview. Provide evidence of those applications at the interview.

Important Information

Applications are due March 15, 2024. Incomplete and late applications will not be considered.

  • For interviews: You will be contacted by a representative from your school to schedule your interview. Interviews will include a faculty member and representative(s) of the Borax Visitor Center Foundation. No questions will be provided in advance, but you should be prepared to tell the interviewers a little about yourself, your high school academic experience, and your plans following graduation. Professional attire is recommended.
  • All scholarship awards will be made payable to the accredited college, foundation, or trade school where the student plans to attend. Important: Scholarship recipients MUST submit proof of enrollment and acceptance as well as the specific address and contact (if applicable) to whom the check should be mailed.
  • Funds must be used solely for tuition, textbooks, or miscellaneous fees charged by the college or university. Unspent funds will be forfeited if a student fails to enroll or drops out of his/her designated college, university, or trade school.
  • Any changes in school of attendance must be approved in advance by the Borax Visitor Center Foundation board of directors.
  • Awards will be announced at Boron High School’s 2024 commencement ceremonies.

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