How To Apply

To ensure that the organization reaches the most dedicated and qualified students, Minds Matter has a rigorous and highly competitive application process. The application is comprised of a series of short answer questions and an essay, a guidance counselor or teacher recommendation, a parent/guardian commitment form, a high school transcript, and an in-person interview.

Minds Matter currently serves students in 12 cities across the country: Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle, the Twin Cities, and Washington, D.C. Our newest chapter, Detroit, will begin serving students in Fall 2016. Chapters begin accepting students’ applications in the spring of their freshman year of high school, and each chapter’s application process is unique.