Want your driver's license but don't have the money to pay for it? Need books for school but they're too expensive? Want a job but don't have a ride to your job interviews?
Our Self-Determination Fund awards $400 cash grant to youth trying to achieve success or trying to take steps to gain control of their own life. The purpose of these grants it to support HYPE Center youth members in achieving success one goal at a time.
Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and application below!
Youth can apply for up to $400.00, and can be awarded once per calendar year.
Applications are accepted from youth on a rolling basis, which means you can submit your application whenever and the HYPE Center team will take a look and get back to you as soon as possible.
All applications can be submitted online using the form below. If you're unable to submit online, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you out.
As a part of your application, we want to know how you’re going to use the money and how it will contribute to you achieving success in your life! You will see some questions on the application asking you to explain this. We know it might be easier for some youth to talk about their idea instead of writing about it so we are accepting applications in two formats: 1. A written application or 2. A video submission. If you do the video submission, you must fully answer the questions listed in the application.