DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) Graduate Award

DiscoveryBoundThe Albert Baker Fund administers the Adventure Unlimited DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) Graduate Award Program.Β  This program is made possible through financial support from a generous anonymous donor.Β  Limited funding is available for academic year 2024-2025, so apply early.

Please read carefully through the requirements below, then fill out the form to request your personal application link.

πŸ—“οΈ Application Deadlines

  • Accepting Applications: May 15 – August 29
  • Accepting Applications: November 1 – January 30

πŸ§‘β€πŸŽ“ Scholarships

DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) Graduate Award

Graduates of the DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council (NLC) are eligible to apply for the NLC Graduate Award for up to 4 years of post-secondary education. Eligibility for this award ends 6 years after graduation from the NLC program. Graduates may also apply for the Albert Baker Scholarship if there is financial need.

* NLC and Congressional Award funds are available on an annual basis, dependent upon external funding.

Scholarship funds are made payable directly to the educational institution.Β 

Jordan McClain
Jordan McClain, DiscoveryBound NLC Graduate
Majoring in International Studies at
California State University, Long Beach

βœ”οΈ Scholarship Requirements

  • Open to DiscoveryBound National Leadership Council graduates in good standing as determined by DB NLC annually.
  • Student must be enrolled in undergraduate courses at post-secondary educational institutions (including colleges, universities, community colleges, vocational or professional schools).

✍️ How to Apply for the NLC Graduate Award


  1. Request your personalized online application form.
  2. Write your student statement.
  3. Gather your confirmation of admittance or enrollment.
  4. Complete and submit your application by the deadline.


Note: NLC graduates may apply in addition for the Albert Baker Scholarship if there is financial need.

Lia Tenaya Senser
Lia Tenaya Senser, DiscoveryBound NLC Graduate
Majoring in Global Studies and Spanish at
Principia College, Elsah IL

πŸ‘€ Gather Required Documents

Required documents must be saved as individual PDF files.Β Please gather all required documents prior to beginning the application.

☐ Student Statement

If you are a returning applicant, do not copy / paste your Statement from a previous year. You must write a new statement each year. We are interested in how you have grown in the past year. Please tell us about yourself, including your academic and non-academic interests. Share why you are furthering your education, your choice of career field, what you hope to accomplish with your education, and any future plans. Describe how you personally use Christian Science in your daily life, including specific examples. Include any other life circumstances you would like us to consider. The length of the essay should be one page, double-spaced, and no more than two pages. Label the top of your document with: Your Name, Date, School, Year in School, and NLC Graduation Date, if applicable.

☐ Letter of Enrollment / Acceptance of Admission or Course Schedule

First year students must provide a letter showing enrollment or acceptance of admission for the upcoming term at your accredited institution. Returning students must provide a course schedule for the upcoming term.

πŸ‘ Begin Application Process

Before you request an application, please make sure you have thoroughly read through the Scholarship Requirements. Before you begin filling out your online application, make sure you have gathered ALL Required Documents. You cannot save your progress during the application and will need to submit all document attachments in one session.

Christian Science Reference Form
Please email this URL ( to your Christian Science reference to fill out and submit to ABF.

Request your scholarship application (for US/Canada students only):

Request My Application