Operation Turn Around (OTA) is committed to helping students reach their academic and financial goals. Selected candidates will receive a $1,000 scholarship award for the 2019-2020 academic year. High school seniors who are enrolling in an undergraduate degree program as well as current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.


  1. Applicant must be a Permanent Resident of the United States or a U.S. Citizen.
  2. Applicant must be enrolled, or enrolling, at an accredited U.S. college or university for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  3. Applicant must have completed community service with an organization, business or religious institution that is minority-owned.

Required Documentation

  1. Completed application form (see below)
  2. Typed essay response (see below)
  3. Official copy of your most recent academic transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation (one by a teacher or guidance counselor)
  5. Community service record with minority-owned organization

All documentation must be received by before the May 1 deadline.

Application Form

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