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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS


APPLICANTS MUST MEET THESE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

A citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States
Applicants must submit a copy of a California ID, Passport, or other legal document verifying legal residency.
 
15 1/2-18 years of age
Applicants must turn 16 prior to the conclusion of the residential phase​ (June 2023)
and cannot turn 19 prior to the start date.  

At-risk of dropping out of high school or credit deficient
Students must be behind in credits (not on track to graduate).  We require copies of transcripts (official or unofficial) to evaluate eligibility. 

Legal History
Not under indictment, or ever convicted of a felony (or any crime that would be considered to be a felony if perpetrated by an adult), and not currently on parole or probation for other than juvenile status offenses or misdemeanors.
 
Physically and mentally capable of completing the program

Each applicant will need to complete our sports physical with their doctor prior to acceptance.  Our physical form is located in
the Phase 2 application.  Any significant medical issues must be cleared by your physician.  You will know if we need any
type of specialist clearance upon completion of the student interview.

Must be willing to be drug-free
Sunburst is a secure facility and no drugs are accessible to cadets.  

Student Motivation 
Students must want to apply!  Parents cannot force their children to apply.  This program cannot be court-ordered or used as an alternative sentencing program.  If any of this is discovered throughout the application process the student will be disqualified.