Who is eligible to apply...
Undergraduate junior level students at four year colleges and universities who are properly nominated by accredited colleges or universities recognized by the Department of Education.
Enrolled, matriculated in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college; Pursuing a bachelor's degree as a full-time student during the forthcoming academic year; ranked in the upper quarter of her or his class; U.S. citizen or national; selected field of study that will permit admission to a graduate or professional program allowing better preparation for a career in public service.
Note:This is a brief description of the credentials or documentation required prior to, or along with, an application for assistance.
About this section:
This section indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the potential applicant must satisfy.
For example, individuals may be eligible for research grants, and the criteria to be satisfied may be that they have a professional or scientific degree,
3 years of research experience, and be a citizen of the United States. Universities, medical schools, hospitals, or State and local governments may also be eligible.
Where State governments are eligible, the type of State agency will be indicated (State welfare agency or State agency on aging) and the criteria that they
Certain federal programs (e.g., the Pell Grant program which provides grants to students) involve intermediate levels of application processing, i.e., applications
are transmitted through colleges or universities that are neither the direct applicant nor the ultimate beneficiary. For these programs,
the criteria that the intermediaries must satisfy are also indicated, along with intermediaries who are not eligible.