Application for GI’s Educational Programs

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Thank you for your interest in Gratitude Initiative’s (GI) College Success Academy and Tutoring Program. This page contains information to help you determine your eligibility for our programs and submit a complete application. Watch the video below to learn more about the program or register below to start your application.

Once you begin the online application you will be able to save it and come back to it at a later time.

 TO START THE PROCESS YOU MUST REGISTER ON THIS SITE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION:
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If you have a question regarding registration please call us at (817) 200-7465.

Click on the red plus sign (+) inside the navy bar to open the instructions. Please be sure to review each section before beginning your application.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

How to Apply Online
The application includes three (3) sections (Parent Section, Student Section and Required Documents). Before beginning, please review the Eligibility Section to ensure you are eligible for GI programs. Please complete the parent section and the portion of the form that pertains to your military service, the entire student section, and attach the required documents before submitting your application.

You must complete all sections of the online application and upload all required documents. See the Required Documents and Application Checklist to ensure that your application is complete. Gratitude Initiative will not consider incomplete applications.

You will need to upload scanned files (include the student’s last name in the file name) of the following documents (see details in the Required Documents section):

  • Proof of Military Service
  • Proof of Dependency
  • Student’s Last Grade Report

You will be able to save the online application and come back to it at a later time. Please make sure you have completed all sections and have attached the required documents before submitting the application.

Click on the red plus sign (+) inside the navy bar to open the instructions. Please be sure to review each section before beginning your application.

ABOUT THE PROGRAMS

Gratitude Initiative is currently enrolling students from our military and veteran families into its GI College Success Academy & Online Tutoring Programs. The programs are provided at no cost to families.

GI College Success Academy
GI enrolls qualified students from 8th through the first semester of 12th grade and provides them with free college planning and academic support services.

College Planning includes:

  • A step-by-step program that reduces family stress and anxiety
  • Expert college and career counseling
  • A team of advisors to guide your family every step of the way
  • Help with the admissions and financial aid process
  • Test prep for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT
  • Making sure your student is college-ready
  • Help to maximize your student’s scholarship and financial aid opportunities
  • Student and parent support through college graduation

Academic Support/Online Tutoring:

  • Access to degreed tutors online from anywhere the world
  • Covers all math and science subjects
  • Build confidence and improves grades
  • Students supported from 8th grade through 2nd year of college

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The number of students selected each year is based on the number of qualified applicants and funds available so don’t delay.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Gratitude Initiative accepts applications for our educational programs from students who are between 8th grade and their first semester as a senior in high school.

You are eligible to apply for GI’s educational programs if you are a child of:

  • An active duty member of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard;
  • A Reserve or National Guard member who was activated for active duty since 9/11/2001 and was deployed to a combat zone;
  • A veteran who was honorably discharged from active duty on or after 9/11/2001;
  • A combat wounded or disabled veteran with a service connected injury that occurred on or after 9/11/2001; or
  • A service member who was killed while on active duty.

If you are the child of any of the above, we encourage you to apply for our programs.

Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee acceptance into Gratitude Initiative’s education programs. Gratitude Initiative’s Student Selection Committee reviews applications at regularly scheduled times throughout the year. Qualified candidates are selected based on multiple factors including, but not limited to: family situation, strength and thoroughness of the application, and the ability of a student to benefit from the program. The number of students selected for the program each year is based on the number of applications received and availability of program funding allocated for new enrollees. Application packets that are not complete or missing the required documentation will not be reviewed. Applicants who do not meet the qualification criteria based on their parent’s military service will not be considered for the programs.

APPLICATION TIMELINE AND ENROLLMENT SCHEDULE

Gratitude Initiative is currently accepting applications for its educational programs. At this time there is no deadline for receiving applications. However, the number of students selected for the program each year is based on the number of applications received and availability of program funding allocated for new enrollees. Within sixty days of submitting your complete application, applicants will be notified of the Selection Committee’s acceptance decision.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Proof of Military Service

You must submit proof of your parent’s military service. Submit each document listed in one of the following sections that correlates to the nature of you parent’s military service.

    Active Duty Service

  • Photocopy of Driver’s License (Please ensure that the copy is legible.) and one of the following:
  • Active Duty Status Report – Use the Department of Defense – Manpower Data Center website to obtain this report or
  • Statement of Service – must be on official letterhead and signed by the Adjutant, Personnel Officer, Executive Officer, or Commanding Officer of the unit and dated within the last 90 days or
  • Copy of most recent PCS orders within the last six months
    Current Reservist or National Guard Member

  • Photocopy of Driver’s License (Please ensure that the copy is legible.) and
  • Proof of deployment to a combat zone since September 11, 2001. (DD214)
    Veteran

  • Photocopy of Driver’s License (Please ensure that the copy is legible.) and
  • DD214 (Member-4 version)
    Disabled Veteran

  • Photocopy of Driver’s License (Please ensure that the copy is legible.) and
  • DD214 (Member-4 version) and
  • Letter outlining VA disability rating
    Killed While on Active Duty

  • DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) or Certificate of death (Service Connected)

Proof of Dependency

Only one of the following documents is required.

  • Birth Certificate showing parents’ names or
  • Casualty Report (DD1300) listing dependent’s name if applicable or
  • Copy of the first two pages of your latest filed tax return showing your child as a dependent.

Student Grade Report

A copy of the student’s most recent grade report.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Please be sure that your application is complete. The selection committee will not consider incomplete applications.

You will need to upload scanned files (include the student’s last name in the file name) of the following documents (see details in the Required Documents section):

  • Proof of Military Service
  • Proof of Dependency
  • Student’s Last Grade Report

If you have questions, email us at apply@gratitudeinitiative.org.

Due to the large number of applications, GI cannot acknowledge receipt of each application.

APPLY BY MAIL - PRINT THE APPLICATION

Click on the link below to open the printable application. Save the file to you computer, print, complete the application, attach the required documents and mail. Please be sure that your application is complete. The selection committee will not consider incomplete applications.

Application for GI Educational Program