Act Six

St. Paul

Minneapolis-St Paul Act Six Scholars
Act Six Minneapolis-St. Paul

Calling Diverse Emerging Leaders Who Love Their City

Minneapolis-St. Paul's only full-tuition, full-need scholarship, Act Six brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities.

Over the past several years Act Six partners have awarded Minneapolis - St. Paul's most promising urban leaders full-need, full tuition scholarships.

Discover How the Program Works

Act Six is a proven model for college success and community leadership. Learn more about the four-step process we use to find and equip diverse, transformative community leaders.

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The Application Is Now Closed

The Application for Fall 2023 is now closed.

Connect a Student to a Life-Changing Opportunity

Know a student or group of students who are hungry to lead and could benefit from Act Six? Schedule a presentation or nominate a student.

Recruit Students

Who We're Looking For

Every year Act Six recruits diverse, multicultural cadres of Minneapolis-St Paul’s most promising emerging urban leaders. We look for young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Act Six scholars must be:
  • committed to anti-racism and compelled to work for justice and equity,
  • passionate about learning,
  • eager to foster intercultural relationships,
  • willing to step out of their comfort zones,
  • committed to serving those around them, and
  • ready to make a difference on campus and at home

The selection process also places high value on applicants’ teamwork, critical thinking, communication skills and academic potential.

About the Minneapolis-St. Paul Selection Committees

The Act Six Community Selection Committees represent diverse and talented teams of community leaders who work with young people from across our region and from a wide range of backgrounds as well as those working to increase college access in our state. The committees represent the kind of diverse cadre of talented leaders that they are working to select.

Act Six Minneapolis-St. Paul by the Numbers


scholars selected
in 34 cadres since 2014,
with 65 graduates


students of color,
82% low-income, and
71% first-generation


have graduated
or are still enrolled
at an Act Six partner college


volunteered on campus
or in the community

I have felt stretched and encouraged to grow to the fullest extent. There were times when I was forced to think outside of the box and at times this was difficult. But now, I thank the program for this. - Act Six Scholar
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