Must be an entering or returning student at an accredited undergraduate institution in the United States and must be enrolled full time (at least 12 hours). Studying for an undergraduate degree for the first time. Must be a United States Citizen or Resident Alien and a permanent resident of a New England state: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island or Vermont. Applicants should exhibit academic excellence: Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, Be enrolled in a demanding course of study, Demonstrate skilled writing ability. Must have unmet financial need. Demonstrate a desire to make a meaningful contribution to society both present and future, be involved in a balance of community, school and work activities. Pursue goals and aspirations with integrity, resolution, self-discipline and judgment. Earn money for college expenses through part-time work.