Nomination/Application Process

The Levine Scholars Program has a four-step scholarship nomination/application process that includes the following:

  • Nomination: Students must be nominated online by their school counselor or college advisor at their current high school. There are no limitations to the number of students that can be nominated from each high school. Homeschooled students can be nominated by a professor or teacher who is not related to the student. The online nomination form will be available starting August 25. Nominations will be accepted until October 15, 2016.
  • Application for Admission: Students should log in and create their Future 49er Web Portal. This account will allow them to access the freshman online admissions application. Students should complete and submit the online application. Applications and application materials (fee or approved fee waiver, official transcript and official standardized test scores) must be received by November 1, 2016.
  • Completion of a Levine Supplemental Scholarship Application: Once students have been nominated, they will receive an email directing them to the Levine Scholars Portal where they will find the supplemental scholarship application and essay questions. Students should complete Section A of the application immediately so that emails can be sent to those individuals who will be writing letters of recommendation. The entire supplemental application must be completed and submitted online by November 8, 2016.
  • Submission of Online Recommendations: Students are required to have two recommendation letters submitted on their behalf; a third recommendation is optional. The first required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments; the second required recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their commitment to community service and capacity for ethical leadership. The third, optional, recommendation can be from anyone who has known the student in an academic or community setting. Students will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of their two required recommenders and one optional recommender when completing the supplemental scholarship application. The recommenders will be sent an email immediately directing them to a link to the online recommendation form. The recommendation submission deadline is November 8, 2016.