Scholarship Information

Sonlight offers college scholarships

Applications for 2022 Sonlight Scholarships are now open!

Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.'s charitable foundation sponsors an annual competition for college scholarships. Scholarships are typically awarded as follows: one $5,000/year, four $2,500/year, and eight $1,000/year four-year scholarships for students who intend to begin college in the fall after graduating high school.

To be eligible for a scholarship award, we require applicants to have purchased and used a minimum of five (5) full Sonlight Curriculum History / Bible / Literature programs (may include All-Subjects packages or, from previous years, Core, CorePlus™, CoreUltra™, "Basic," "First-Time" or Newcomer packages), all purchased in 2000 or later.

We encourage you to contact us in September or after to verify eligibility, as this may save you considerable time and avoid unnecessary aggravation. You may either send an email to scholarship@sonlight.com or call 303-730-6292 and ask for the scholarship coordinator.

We offer scholarships based on two different sets of criteria

(Green or Blue) You may apply to meet either set, but not both.

1. Green Criteria: We award up to four scholarships where mission mindedness, acts of kindness, spiritual mindedness, and other factors count more highly than academics. Two $2,500/year and two $1,000/year four-year scholarships may be awarded in this category based upon the following weighted criteria, in order of the greater weight to the lesser weight:

  • mission mindedness or acts of kindness
  • spiritual mindedness
  • creativity
  • leadership
  • academic performance
  • heart for learning
  • activities and interests

2. Blue Criteria: We will award up to nine scholarships in which academics are the greatest weight in our selection. For at least two of these scholarships, we will give added weight to applications from applicants with math or science backgrounds. One $5,000/year, two $2,500/year, and six $1,000/year four-year scholarships may be awarded in this category based upon the following weighted criteria, in order of the greater weight to the lesser weight:

  • academic performance
  • spiritual mindedness
  • leadership
  • creativity
  • mission mindedness or acts of kindness
  • heart for learning
  • activities and interests

All Scholarship applications for students beginning classes in the Fall of 2022 must be submitted by December 1, 2021. We will accept and review all applications postmarked or received by email December 1, 2021 and before.

The scholarship committee will review all applications, decide on qualifications and merit, and inform the winner(s) no later than February 15, 2022.

Please read our evaluation criteria to determine your eligibility. Then submit your application to apply!

Scholarship Evaluation & Application Forms

Please follow these instructions to be considered for a Sonlight Curriculum Scholarship:

  1. You can save the application form onto your computer, fill it out electronically, and return it to the email address provided on the form, or
  2. You can print the application form, fill it out by hand, and mail it to the postal address provided on the form.

 

Meet the 2021 Sonlight College Scholarship Winners!

Sonlight's goal is to provide the best Christian homeschool curriculum materials and service. We are privileged to offer scholarships for homeschoolers entering college or a university. Eligibility for college scholarships is one of the many SonlightCares™ benefits.

Click here to meet our 2021 winners. And check out the Where Are They Now? stories to see past winners and their successes in life.

Sonlight Scholarship Highlight

CJ Pine Sonlight Student Norde Dame Valedictorian

Watch the stirring speech by Notre Dame's valedictorian CJ Pine, one of the past Sonlight Scholarship winners!

Whether you’re new to homeschooling or have been studying with Sonlight for some time, we’re in this journey with you for the long haul. We share your desire to help your children succeed and we’ll walk alongside to help you create the long-term educational experience you envision.

For more stories of past Sonlight Scholarship winners, visit our Where Are They Now? page.

Can Homeschoolers Get into College?

Yes, Homeschoolers Can Get into College!

Even if you've homeschooled for a while, homeschooling high school students can feel like an entirely new endeavor. We hear from many parents that fear they are not equipped to handle the more difficult subject matter of upper grades. Or that they will ruin their children's chances of getting into college if their plan for high school isn't perfect.

But the truth is homeschoolers are doing a great job of getting into top schools. And Sonlight is making it easy!

Visit our blog for encouragement, success stories, and resources to successfully homeschool through high school.

4 Reasons Colleges Love Homeschoolers

Professors love homeschoolers! Yet even today, although homeschooling has been mainstream for quite some time, many parents remain concerned about the ability of homeschool students to succeed in higher education.

In most homeschool families, the focus is on learning, not just school. This gives home-educated students an advantage in college. What’s the difference between learning and school? Learning is a lifestyle, while school is something you have to get through. This emphasis on learning, and other traits many homeschool graduates have in common, makes homeschool students ideally prepared for the college classroom.

  1. Homeschooled Students Have Excellent Independent Study Skills
  2. Homeschooled Students are Self-Disciplined and Self-Motivated
  3. Homeschool Students View Learning as Collaborative, not Us Versus Them
  4. Homeschooled Students Have Time to Develop Extracurricular Interests

Learn more about each trait on our blog.

How to Homeschool High School: Requirements, Scheduling, Tips & More

Are you wondering if now is the right time to homeschool your high schooler? Do you want to be sure you are able to cover all of the homeschool requirements for high school? Whether you are a first-time homeschooler, or a pro with a middle schooler approaching high school for the first time, this post will cover what you need to know to successfully begin homeschooling in high school.

Homeschooling in High School: Launching Your Teens into Success (A video series)

Does the thought of homeschooling in high school overwhelm you?

Transcripts, college prep, algebra...it’s enough to make anyone nervous. But, you can do this, and you can raise diligent, critical-thinkers ready to launch into college and beyond.

Check out our complete video playlist dedicated to navigating the high school years as a homeschooling parent.

Whether you have a high school student now or are looking ahead, in these free videos, you'll get advice from those who have been there before. And you'll even hear from students who have graduated with Sonlight!

How to Create a High School Transcript

Creating a high school transcript is not as hard as you might think. Download this free homeschool high school transcripts resource and discover what a transcript is, how to prepare one, and what credit you might offer for your children’s high school studies.

You'll get thorough instructions for turning four years of homeschool education into a simple page, an advertisement of your student's accomplishments.

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