Ascending Lights awards scholarships exclusively through churches in the greater Los Angeles area. 


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HERE'S HOW YOU START
1. Watch our Video.
2. Read the Participant Handbook.
3. Have your pastor apply on your behalf.

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HERE'S HOW TO APPLY
1. Read our Guidelines.
2. Complete an application (below).
3. Or contact us to set up an initial meeting.


Apply below or send us your application

APPLICATIONS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
 

• Candidate’s birth certificate • Passport (or Green Card)
•High school transcript or unofficial community college transcript
• A copy of the candidate’s and/or family’s most recent income tax return.


YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT A PRINTED COPY OF THIS APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO:
 
ASCENDING LIGHTS LEADERSHIP NETWORK 2310 RIVERDALE AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA 90031
Or email to atlobsinger@gmail.com
Or by FAX to 323-223-8116 


Ascending Lights Application

(to be completed by the pastor or other church minister)

Person Completing Application
Person Completing Application
Telephone
Telephone
Address
Address
Candidate's Name
Candidate's Name
Cell Number
Cell Number
Telephone Number
Telephone Number
Address
Address
Date of Birth
Date of Birth
Lives with:
Cell Phone
Cell Phone
Address
Address
Telephone Number
Telephone Number
1. Have you reviewed the Ascending Lights website (www.ascendinglights.org) and watched the video found there?
6. Please comment on the candidate’s potential strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas (You may need to have a conversation with the candidate to complete this section):
ACADEMICS:
Please comment on the candidate’s potential strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas (You may need to have a conversation with the candidate to complete this section):
1. Completes assigned schoolwork on time.
2. Attends every class session.
3. Addresses concerns and asks questions of instructors as necessary.
4. Meets with each instructor at least once each month.
5. Asks for help when needed.
6. Sets goals to motivate themselves.
7. Plans at least two hours of study for each unit of coursework.
8. Completes any extra credit offered by the instructor each week.
SPIRITUALITY
Each participant develops the deepest possible faith and relationship to God through Christ.
1. Participates in spiritual formation opportunities, such as:
a. Meets regularly with a qualified spiritual director. b. Regularly spends time in reflection and journaling. c. Regularly participates in a small group Bible study. d. Regularly participates in retreats and Quiet Days.
2. Spends time in prayer and Bible reading each day.
3. Participates in agreed upon Christian service.
4. Participates in worship in a Christian community at least once each week.
5. Seeks discernment and direction from God.
LIFE SKILLS
Each participant develops the strongest possible habits and skills in their occupational and family lives.
1. Has some successful employment experience.
2. Returns telephone calls and Emails within 24 hours.
3. Sets goals and accomplishes them.
4. Addresses any behavioral dependencies.
5. Arrives on time prepared to work.
6. Communicates their needs and desires effectively to family members, supervisors, and mentors.
7. Develops healthy boundaries and limits with family members, friends, church members, and co-workers.
8. Follows through on commitments.
9. Sets and implements personal priorities.
10. Asks for help when needed.
11. Manages their physical and medical needs.
LEADERSHIP
Each participant becomes the most effective leader they can be.
1. Participates as a leader in at least one group.
2. Inspires confidence from others.
3. Maintains a balanced perspective.
(Please attach a COPY of the candidate’s birth certificate, passport, or Green Card after submitting this application.) At this time, we are unable to accept any DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) candidates.
IF YES: (Please attach a copy of the candidate’s unofficial high school transcript, AND unofficial community college transcript if they are already attending community college.) IF NO: Please indicate when you expect the candidate to graduate (Please attach a copy of the candidate’s unofficial high school transcript to date.)
TO ENSURE THE CANDIDATE MEETS OUR INCOME CRITERIA, PLEASE REFER TO THE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF THIS FORM FOR INCOME CRITERIA.
12. Has the candidate submitted a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in the last 12 months?
Completion of a FAFSA is required in order to begin receiving Ascending Lights benefits.
SIGNED (Pastor or Church Minister)
SIGNED (Pastor or Church Minister)
Date
Date
* ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
This application cannot be processed without copies of the candidate’s birth certificate, passport (or Green Card), high school diploma (or transcript or unofficial community college transcript), and a copy of the candidate’s and/or family’s most recent income tax return.