Scholarship Requirements

• All applicants must be enrolled in an accredited educational institution (K-12, high school and college) in the United States or Puerto Rico.

• All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.

• If an applicant under the age of 18 is selected as a potential Hungry for Education scholarship recipient, in order to be confirmed as a winner, the student’s parent or legal guardian must sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Assignment of Rights.

• Scholarship funds awarded to winners must be used for education, such as tuition and related fees, books, supplies, equipment required for courses at an accredited post-secondary education institution.• Student must possess a minimum 2.5 GPA (high school and college). NOTE: Each partner organization may have additional requirements; however, GPA level varies.

• Students in K-12 who are applying to AAA or Step Up will need to meet the low-income requirements from each organization and live in either AZ or FL because of the state laws on tax credit donations.

• College students who are applying to the Tom Joyner Foundation and to the Magic Johnson Foundation & Denny’s Memorial Scholarship will need to meet this organization’s application and essay requirements, which may differ from others.

• Students will need to provide a 300-word essay (high school) or 500-word essay (college) on how Denny’s can impact childhood hunger in their communities. (Applicants for a scholarship from AAA or Step Up organization [K-12] will be asked to submit an essay; however, it is not required.)

• High school and college students must meet GPA level and other requirements set by each organization.

• Students may apply for one scholarship per program year.