PROJECT A.C.E. (Anteaters for College Excellence) UC IRVINE STUDENT APPLICATION FORM 2015-2016 History: Project A.C.E. (Anteaters for College Excellence) is the 2015-2016 UCI Dalai Lama Scholar Project. The project is supported and funded by the UCI Dalai Lama Endowed Scholarship (www.vcsa.uci.edu/dalailamascholarship) and Dalai Lama Fellows (www.dalailamafellows.org). The project attempts to exemplify the Dalai Lama’s ideals of compassion, ethical leadership, and kindness by hosting a college preparedness program for students at a local public high school in Santa Ana, California. Mission Statement and Goals: The mission of Project A.C.E. is to empower adults and youth to be the change they want to see in the world, create awareness of adversities and diversity, create compassionate leadership, and encourage cognizance of the local and global responsibility of each person. Project A.C.E. is aimed at providing guidance, support and resources to juniors at the high school in Santa Ana to prepare them to apply to a four-year college program. The program will give preference to high school students that identify as foster youth or as the first in their families to attend and/or graduate from a four-year college or university. Benefits of program for UCI Students: Provide guidance for high school students Have the opportunity to greatly impact the lives of high school and college students Gain field work hours Develop leadership, public speaking, and professional skills Attend field trips with the high school students Be part of a close-knit team Obtain 1.3 units Requirements of program for UCI Students: Attend a 1.3 unit class Winter and Spring quarter from 2:30pm to 6pm on Tuesdays Attend 2-3 Saturday field trips during Winter and Spring quarter Arrive to on time to every event and class session Behave in a professional and respectable manner with the students and other organization members Promote a safe and open environment Have fun! APPLICANT INFORMATION Full Name (First, Middle, Last): UCI ID Number: Cell Phone Number: How did you hear about Project A.C.E.? ☐ Campuswide email ☐ Facebook ☐ Anteater Weekly ☐ Other: ____________ Address: E-mail Address: High School Attended/Location: EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Major: School of Enrollment: Degree Objective: Future Career Goal: Year in School for 2015-16 (circle one): Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Expected Date of Graduation: (circle one): Fall Winter Spring Year: Year and Term Entered UCI (circle one): Fall Winter Current GPA: Spring Year (insert year): Gender: COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES ATTENDED (OTHER THAN UCI OR WRITE “NOT APPLICABLE”) College Units Completed Dates of Attendance GPA ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Activities and Involvements for Winter and Spring 2016: What are your hobbies, interests, etc? Do you have a vehicle? Yes No Other:________________ Would you be willing to provide rides to Yes No Other:________________ outreach sessions at the high school in (this will not impact application status) Santa Ana? SHORT ESSAY QUESTIONS Please answer BOTH of the following questions on the following page in 300 words or less (for each question): 1. Why would you like to participate in this program? 2. What special skills and qualities do you have that would make you a good mentor? INTERVIEW AVAILABILITY (WEEK 8) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday APPLICATION CHECKLIST Application Form Resume (please attach) Short Essay Questions (please attach) Please sign and date here to confirm that all information in this form is true:_____________________________________________________________ APPLICATION SUBMISSION INFORMATION Deadline for submission is November 13, 2015 by 5:00 p.m. Please submit the application to [email protected] with all of the required attachments. Or you may drop off your completed application at 405 Aldrich Hall. You will receive confirmation of your application being received within 48 hours of the submission deadline. If you have any questions, please contact the program at [email protected] For more information about Project A.C.E., please visit http://sites.uci.edu/projectace. Thank you.