This scholarship is a component of Greenhouse Scholars, a mentorship program for graduating Colorado and Illinois high school seniors planning to attend a four-year accredited academic institution. The program provides accepted applicants with four-year renewable scholarships based on their individual financial circumstances and college expenses. To qualify for the program, applicants must demonstrate the following: a strong interest and commitment to the community, an ability to persevere through difficult circumstances, excellent leadership skills, and financial need (annual household income no greater than $70,000). Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA, be citizens or legal residents of the United States, and be legal residents of Colorado or Illinois. Early submissions are highly encouraged.