Apply to be a NAC Scholar

Ready to become a NAC Scholar?

In order to become a NAC Scholar, you must submit a completed NAC Application. You can access the application by pressing the button below or by coming to one of the three centers located in Santa Ana, CA.

There are four components to the NAC application. First, prospective students must fill out the application which includes student’s information and four short essays. The word count for each essay must be at least 250 words. Next, students must provide unofficial transcripts and parent/legal guardian income verification. Our program targets students who come from low-income homes and who are First-Generation (All applicants will be asked to provide income verification). Lastly, students must complete the agreements at the end of the application.

Prospective students ready to submit their application must turn it in to the center they wish to apply. When turning in the application students must be aware that if the application is not complete their application cannot be processed and therefore will not be put on the waitlist. All components of the application must be completed. Additionally, each center has their own waitlist, therefore the application must be submitted to the center the student plans on attending.

Once the application has been turned in and processed, students must wait until a NAC staff member contacts them to set-up an interview. Once a prospective student has completed an interview, they will receive an email regarding the decision of their application.

Before you turn in your application review this checklist:

  • 1. Double check to see your responses are at least 250 words. 
  • 2. Upload your unofficial transcript. You can retrieve your unofficial transcript from your counselor. 
  • 3. Guardian must sign the “ Agreements” section. 
  • 4. List another person(s) other than your parents/guardians on the emergency contact section.


While we do have a waitlist we encourage all students to apply!