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Graham Scholars 2017

Application instructions for Graham Scholars

The Graham Innovation Scholars Program seeks individuals who want to build an extraordinary life by working with other motivated students who share their creativity, innovative spirt, and willingness to make that extra effort to succeed. Because we are looking for innovative individuals, the application process might seem different than others you have experienced

And because we’re putting together a team of individuals who can work well together, we’d like to get to know more about you.  This application will allow us to do just that.  So, relax and be yourself—show us who you are and what you believe.


1. Apply as soon as possible: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 30, 2017.

2. There are NO strict GPA or test score requirements beyond those required for admission to the College.  We’ll make decisions based upon all facets of your application materials, and will consider your past activities as well as your future goals, creativity, work ethic, and ability to work in teams.

3. The Graham Innovation Scholars team will read your application materials, and may be in touch to talk with you individually. We’ll notify you about our decisions by the end of March.

4. Plan on attending, if at all possible, the ACCEPTED STUDENT DAY on APRIL 22, 2017. During that event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet other Graham Innovation Scholars who will join us in 2017. If you can’t make it that day, we’ll arrange another way to speak with you.

Apply to the Graham Innovation Scholars program at York College of Pennsylvania

Follow these steps

Ready to be extraordinary?
  • Answer questions

    Download and then answer four short-answer questions in the Graham Scholar Application.

    Graham Scholar Application After you’ve answered the questions, save the document to your own computer. You will be asked to submit your answers in Step Three.  

  • Tell us about yourself

    You have two options: 

    1)     You could submit a word document


    2)     You can send us a URL link that will allow us to access something you have created on YouTube or other media site. Use whatever media you’d like—audio, video, images, or words.

    HERE ARE SOME IDEAS FOR HOW YOU CAN HELP US GET TO KNOW YOU (but feel free to find the way that best suits your personality).

    For any of these options,

    you could submit an essay, a video, an audio file, a website, or whatever you feel best represents you.

    • write us an essay that helps us get to know you, your plans, your dreams, and—most importantly—what you’ve been doing or have done to help you achieve them.  And you could submit it as a paper document, a video, or an audio file.


    • tell us a story (in words, pictures, audio, or video) that helps us understand something important about you and how you’ve been spending your time and energy—especially in your happiest, most productive, and/or most creative moments;


    • show us something you created, in words, pictures, music, video, or however else you’d like.


    • tell (or show) us about a business you’d like to start (or one you have started), a problem you’d like to solve, or another goal you have for your future career. Again, you can use words, pictures, audio, or video.


    • tell or show us, in whatever media you choose, about how you’ve served your community

    IN SHORT, tell or show us, in whatever media form you choose, how and why you have been and innovator—and why this program appeals to you.                                                                                                                        

    Whatever you choose to send, it should represent you and your goals in some way. Let what you send speak for who you really are. That’s what we want!

    After you’ve answered the questions in Step One, and created or decided upon something to submit in Step Two, you’re ready to complete and submit your application in step three.

  • Submit your content

    Click below to get the application submission form, where you’ll be able to:

    • upload your documents and/or send us a URL link for what you’ve created, and
    • answer some questions. This should take you about 30 minutes.  

    ... and that's it! Thanks for submitting your application and pursuing excellence. We believe strongly this program will enrich your college experience.

Contact Us
Graham Innovation Scholars
Dominic DelliCarpini, Ph.D.
Humanities Center, Room 29
Phone: 717.815.1303
Contact for appt.

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