The Redefining Ready! National Scholarship 2017

The Redefining Ready! National Scholarship 2017 lets America's graduating seniors tell the world how they are college, career and life ready beyond a single test score. Examples include completion of an internship, AP or dual credit classes while in high school; near-perfect attendance; or participation in clubs, sports and school activities. The story must be told via a 30-second video posted online. More details to follow!

This opportunity is brought to you by Hobsons, and it is only open to high school graduating seniors.

Scholarships will be awarded in the following categories:

  • One (1) National First Place winner
  • One (1) National Runner-Up
  • Seven (7) Regional Winners, representing each AASA region
  • Seven (7) Regional Runners-Up, representing each AASA region

Scholarship Criteria

Winners will be determined by an AASA-selected committee based on the 30-second video entry and short written prompt. Creativity counts, but so does honest, genuine content. 

We want to know your story. Make sure your message is clear and effectively illustrates the Redefining Ready! movement.

Redefining Ready! criteria can include:

  • 2.8 minimum GPA
  • 3+ score on an AP exam
  • Completion of AP or dual-credit classes
  • Completion of Algebra II
  • Completion of an industry credential
  • Identification of a career pathway
  • Participation in a workplace learning experience (internship program)
  • 2+ organized co-curricular activities
  • 25+ community service hours
  • 90 percent attendance

For more on the Redefining Ready! movement and full metrics, see College Ready or Career Ready indicators. 

The scholarship will be open for application in early April to mid May. Specific details regarding video upload and application submission dates will be available April 3 at 

About Redefining Ready

Redefining Ready! is a national initiative launched by AASA to introduce new research-based metrics to more appropriately assess that students are college ready, career ready and life ready.

The initiative is a response to dismal college and career readiness scores reported by standardized test makers that fail to portray a comprehensive picture of student potential. Students learn in a variety of ways. They should be able to demonstrate readiness in a variety of ways.