Become A CDI Scholar

CDI Scholars Program Application


Thank you for your interest in becoming a CDI Scholar!  In order to  be eligible for the CDI  Scholars Program, every applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum 2.6 GPA

  • Must attend one of the following high schools:

      • Albert Einstein High School

      • E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

      • John F. Kennedy High School

      • Paint Branch High School

      • Springbrook High School

      • Walter Johnson High School

      • Wheaton High School

  • FARMS Eligible

  • Want to attend a four year college/university


IMPORTANT

*Please make sure to review the materials needed before beginning the application. We also recommend that you do your essays on a word document and then copy and paste, as you will not be able to save and return to the application.*

CDI Scholar Application

  • Student Information

  • Please enter a value between 13 and 25.
  • High School Information

  • Academic and Information Testing

  • Required Documentation

    This application will be considered incomplete if it is not submitted along with the following required documents:
  • Please upload a copy of your family’s 2019 tax return (Form 1040/1040EZ/1040A). Please include the complete return; including all schedules. Include W2/1099/Public Assistance letter. Your information is secure and will be deleted by CDI.
  • Please tell us your score.
  • Please tell us your score
  • Please add more rows as needed by selecting the plus (+) icon to create more columns, as you answer this question.
    GradeExtracurricular, service, or employment activityLeadership (President, Vice-President, etc.)Hours per week 
    Add a new row
  • Recommendation

    Please provide the names, titles, and email addresses for two people you have chosen to be your recommender. This person can be a teacher, mentor, coach, or community member (should not be a family member). If you move forward to the interview phase CDI will contact your recommender.
  • Family Information

    In this section, you will fill out information about your parents. Work, Education etc. Please answer as best you can.
  • If applicable, please list all degrees held by your mother. Please also list the country and name of school, in which she graduated from.
  • Whom is your mother's employer?
  • Please select one of the following for your mother's work schedule.
  • If applicable, please list all degrees held by your father. Please also list the country and name of school, in which she graduated from.
  • Whom is your father's employer?
  • Please select one of the following for your father's work schedule.
  • Family Information Cont.

  • Siblings

  • Please add extra rows for additional siblings, by using the plus button next to each row.
    Name of SiblingsAgeCurrent School Name (if a student) 
    Add a new row
  • Short Answer Questions (Choose 3)

    Please answer three of the five following questions after giving each one careful thought. You must submit a clean copy, typed, proofread, and in final rather than draft form. Do this on a separate sheet of paper and submit it with this application. Essays should be between 200-250 words.