Can I sign up to be a BigFuture Ambassador on my own?
Some participants share BigFuture themselves, while others choose to team up with their fellow students. Some students have even formed Ambassador Clubs and work with a school faculty member for help with scheduling space or other needs. We provide resources and hold regular meetings to help you share BigFuture. It is up to you to decide who else to involve from your school.
Can any student sign up to be an Ambassador?
The application is open to any student in grades 9 through 12, regardless of whether you’re interested in a four-year university, community college, or career training. Students under the age of 13 cannot sign up to become a BigFuture Ambassador.
When does the program start and end?
The fall program will run from September through December 2023. As soon as the application launches, we’ll communicate the deadline. The first meeting will be the week of September 25. The program will end in December 2023. The deadline to apply to BigFuture Ambassadors is September 6. You’ll receive a notification email if you’re accepted to the program by September 14.
When are the monthly meetings?
We’ll hold one meeting every month between September and December. You can choose the time that works for you. We strongly encourage all Ambassadors to attend all meetings so you have what you need to share with students in your school.
Meetings will be held at the times below. We have early and late meetings so West Coast students are able to join. Each month, you can attend at the time that works better for you.
- September Options: September 26 at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT or September 27 at 9:00 ET/6:00 PT
- October Options: October 11 at 9:00 ET/6:00 PT or October 12 at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT
- November Options: November 6 at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT or November 7 at 9:00 ET/6:00 PT
- December Options: December 4 at 7:00 ET/4:00 PT or December 4 at 9:00 ET/6:00 PT
How do you select Ambassadors?
This program is open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12, regardless of whether you’re interested in a four-year university, community college, or career training. We’re looking for students who:
- Use BigFuture frequently
- Want to do whatever they can to help classmates access free resources
- Are excited to talk to other students and community members about BigFuture
- Want to try creative ways to build awareness on social media and in school
- Are available for monthly meetings
How do I apply, and is there a deadline?
The deadline to apply to BigFuture Ambassadors is September 6. You’ll receive a notification email if you’re accepted to the program by September 14. You’ll be asked to share some information about yourself, your school, your availability for meetings, and why you want to be an Ambassador.
When will I find out if I’m accepted?
You’ll receive a notification email if you’re accepted to the program by September 14.
What if I can’t post on social media or join Discord?
If you don’t post on social media or join Discord, participation in the program may be challenging. Ambassadors do everything they can to share BigFuture often with as many people as possible. Every Ambassador will have their own link to share with friends. If you don’t use social media, sharing your link and participating in Ambassador programming will be hard. Ambassadors also use Discord to stay in touch with each other and the BigFuture team.
How will you help Ambassadors share BigFuture?
Ambassadors receive their own link and QR code to share BigFuture on social media, at school, and in the community. We also share social media posts, flyers, and more to help you show everyone you know how BigFuture can help them explore careers, plan for college and pay for college.
Why do students become Ambassadors?
Past Ambassadors stepped up because they wanted to help their friends. They also appreciated the recognition they earn for their leadership. BigFuture will notify your school if you’re selected for the program. You can also include this activity on your college applications or resume. Ambassadors can earn merch, certificates, and more by taking action to share BigFuture with classmates and caring adults.
Why is there an application to be in the program?
The demand for this program is greater than the number of students we’re able to support, which is why we have an application. We hope to grow more in the future. If you’re not accepted to participate this fall, we encourage you to apply again in the future and sign up for BigFuture Live and our other programs.