Thank you for your interest in the 2018-19 “I Am UNITE” Scholarships. The deadline to apply has passed. Applications are in the process of being reviewed. Winners will be notified later this spring.
Created during the spring of 2013, “I Am UNITE” Scholarships provide high school seniors $1,500 to be used for post-secondary education expenses. Funding for these scholarships comes from private, tax-deductible donations to UNITE. Operation UNITE has awarded 134 scholarships to high school seniors in its service region over the past six years.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for an “I Am UNITE” Scholarship, high school seniors must:

  • Complete a signed application. Download application packet.  pdf_icon_17x17
  • Be a member of their school’s UNITE Club; have attended Camp UNITE as a camper, Junior Team Leader, or Team Leader; and/or been impacted (either directly or through their family) by substance abuse.
  • Attend school within UNITE’s 32-county service region. Click here to see counties.
  • Submit a typed Essay of 500 words or less detailing how they exemplify the theme “I Am UNITE.”
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 unweighted, or 3.75 weighted.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation (one from a school employee and one from a community member).
  • Provide a copy of their unofficial high school transcript.



Past Recipients