Act Six is a leadership and scholarship initiative aimed at assisting emerging urban and community leaders to attend college. ActSix strives to identify a diverse and talented cadre of students who plan to use their college education to make a difference in the Pacific Northwest.
The application process is rigorous and selected scholars will receive full-tuition scholarships to one of eight colleges in the northwest: Whitworth University, George Fox University, Pacific Lutheran University, Northwest University, Gonzaga University, Trinity Lutheran University, Warner Pacific University, and Heritage University.
ActSix staff are visiting area high schools to provide more information about the selection process. Most of these visits in the Portland area are next week (May 14-19). See the complete application process timeline for students wishing to enter college in the fall of 2013. Mostly this means high school juniors, however students who have previously graduated in 2011 or so12 but have not started their college education can also apply.
Pdf flyer for Portland program. Flyers for Seattle-Tacoma, Yakima Valley and Spokane are also available.
The selection process includes group activities with all of the finalists as well as campus visits to the potential schools. I think one of the things that probably sets this scholarship program apart is the sense of community and the group work of the students. They spend time together before they enter college and start networking with other young leaders right away. Such a program will likely produce a group of young people who are already deeply networked and committed by the time the graduate.