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Torch Scholars Program Requirements for Finalists

Complete by no later than Friday, February 21:

Register for the Torch Interview Day on our registration page. (Note: You will need your NUID to register; please check your initial invitation to interview email for it) 

Choose a Support Figure. Your Support Figure should be an adult family member or adult mentor/education professional who can speak about your personal experiences. Your Support Figure will attend Torch Interview Day with you. Provide your support figure’s contact information on the Interview Day registration site.

Complete by no later than February 28:

Fax, email, or mail the signed Applicant Participation Agreement.

Fax, email, or mail the signed Photo Consent Release Form.

Fax, email, or mail contact information for two professional references, either a supervisor, employer, club advisor, or administrator.

Email or mail us a recent photograph, no larger than 4x6” – sending as an email attachment is best.

Complete online by no later than February 28:

Three writing responses of no more than 350 words for each essay ( Click here to access the online essays.)

Complete the NEO PI-R online. You will receive an email with instructions and a link to the website to take this assessment. If you do not receive an email by Wednesday, February 19, please email us at You can also find instructions here. Please carefully review the information sheet and email for instructions on completing this assessment. If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to email us. 

Before Interview Day

If you have not done so already, please submit your most recent high school grades and a copy of your official SAT or ACT scores via fax to 617.373.4213. If you have already submitted these to the admissions office, just let us know via email at

On Friday, March 14

Attend Torch Interview Day. See the “Torch Scholar Program Interview Day” document for more information about the event.

Other Torch Interview documents:

Please contact Jennifer Schoen, Director of Opportunity Scholarship and Outreach Programs, at or Shannon Pittman, Assistant Director of Opportunity Scholarship and Outreach Programs, at with any questions.

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