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Record Friend Approved Each year, the ZCII will award a one-time grant to one or more college students. The grant will provide the funding needed to reach their goals and measurably impact the community. In furthering education, Zia hopes to support future leaders, artists, and entrepreneurs.

The grant will award full time students $5,000 or part time students $2,500 and recipients will be chosen Zia Dayz weekend.

Application required for interested recipients. Application will be open from 7/1/24 – 8/31/24. Applications are open to the public so long as they meet the below criteria:

• Be high school senior, graduate, or equivalent, current college undergraduate, or enrolled in a vocational/technical school.
• Plan to enroll in full-time or part-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.

If you are chosen as a potential recipient, you will be asked to supply the following:

• A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display the student’s name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken. If not available or applicable, we will require an explanation.
• Submit a one to two-minute video answering the following question: “Why are you applying for this grant and what will receiving it mean to you?” Only the finalist committee will review videos.

Eligibility is determined at the sole discretion of the ZCII, and eligible applications will be reviewed and selected by the ZCII committee. Understand that Zia is not responsible for tax liability. Per the IRS, that this grant is only to be used to pay for qualified expenses to attend an eligible educational institution while pursuing a degree. We recommend keeping receipts in the event of an audit.

• Room and board
• Insurance
• Medical expenses (including student health fees)
• Transportation
• Similar personal, living or family expenses.
• Books/materials