Nomination & Application Process

The Levine Scholars Program has a multi-step scholarship nomination/application process that includes the following:


Students must first be nominated or self-nominated for the scholarship to gain access to the application.

  • Counselor/College Advisor: students may be nominated online by their school counselor or college advisor at their current high school. Homeschooled students can be nominated by a professor or teacher who is not related to the student. The online nomination form will be available on August 15. Nominations will be accepted until October 15. Please see your school counselor or college advisor for more details.
  • Self-Nomination: Starting in Fall 2020, our program introduced a self-nomination process for high school seniors. The mission behind developing this process is to provide access to high-achieving students applying from high schools that historically have not participated in the school nomination process. Students are asked to complete a short questionnaire to assess their eligibility/competitiveness on the self-nomination form. This form will be accessible on this webpage beginning on August 15.


Nominees must submit the general university application and submit the Levine Scholars Program application.

  • Application for Admission: Students should visit admissions to learn about the online freshman admissions application. Undergraduate Admissions Applications must be received by November 1.
  • Completion of a Levine Supplemental Scholarship Application: Once a student has been nominated, they will receive an email directing them to the Levine Scholars Portal. Here, they will find the supplemental scholarship application that includes the recommender information, three essay prompts, short answer questions, and the activities list. The entire supplemental application must be completed and submitted online by November 15.
    • Submitting the SAT or ACT is optional.
    • Test scores, if submitted, will not be the primary reason for our decision; they are considered in context and as supplemental information.
  • Submission of Online Recommendations: Completing this section of the application first is highly encouraged to allow ample time for recommenders to submit their letters. Students are required to have two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
    • One recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their academic potential and accomplishments.
    • One recommendation should be from someone with direct knowledge of their commitment to community service and capacity for ethical leadership.
  • Students will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of their two required recommenders when completing the supplemental scholarship application. The recommenders will be emailed a link to the online recommendation form immediately. The recommendation submission deadline is November 15.

Interested in applying to the honors college?

Levine Scholarship Program applicants who would like to be considered for the Honors College should complete the Honors College application. In order for a Levine applicant to be considered for the Freeman and Johnson tuition and fees scholarships in the Honors College, they must complete an application. After January. 4, Levine semifinalists who do not move forward as finalists will be automatically admitted to the University Honors Program in the Honors College. Arts+Architecture Honors and Business Honors may later review these applicants and offer some admission to their programs.