Apply to Join

Join ESP Application Form

  • Fill out the application below to be considered for the Emerging Scholars Program. To verify income information, FAFSA documents on file with Financial Aid will be reviewed for the program’s income eligibility requirements. You may be contacted and asked to provide additional financial information.
  • Participant Personal Information

  • What is your e-mail address?
  • The ID number that Berea College sent to you via postal mail. Also known as your "B" number
  • Cell phone preferred.
  • Fill in your High School Grade Point Average
    Please enter a value between 0.0 and 5.0.
  • What will be your Student Classification as of the time of your application?
  • Let us know what Major(s) you are interested in!
  • What career plans do you have?
  • Background Information

  • What is your Race or Ethnicity?
  • Income Information

    Financial information should be obtained from the parent's 2017 tax information unless any of the following criteria apply:

    • Student is over 24 years of age
    • Student is married, a veteran, or otherwise legally emancipated
    • Student has legal dependents other than a spouse whom the student supports at least 50% of the time.

  • Federal TRIO Programs Annual Low Income Levels

    (Effective January 18, 2018 until further notice)

    Size of Family Unit48 Contiguous States, D.C., and Outlying JurisdictionsAlaskaHawaii
    • Use tax form filed for the most recent tax year
    • Find the “taxable income” reported Form 1040, refer to Line 43 Form 1040A, refer to line 27 Form 1040EZ, refer to Line 6
    • In the table above, if the amount of “taxable income” reported is equal to or less than the dollar amount for your size family, then select Yes. Otherwise, select No.
  • If "Yes" is checked, you may be asked to provide proof of income (tax forms, social security, etc.)
  • I certify that the information on this application is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge. I hereby authorize the Emerging Scholars Student Support Services Project to obtain any information from my educational records (e.g. transcripts, entrance test scores, grades, instructor contacts, financial information etc.) and to perform staffing activities that may be pertinent to my participation in the project. I also agree that if I am selected to participate in the ESP-SSS project I will work with my Staff person to develop and implement an Individual Educational Action Plan.
  • Please type your first and last name (Must have parent signature if under age 24 and considered a dependent)