Step One: Gather your documents

During the application process, you will need to provide documentation to prove your income and age.

Your Social Security Number (SSN) is not necessary for this application and should not be included in your documentation. For your protection, please use a marker, pen, or other means to conceal this sensitive information.

Income Verification

Your individual income must be less than $40,000 per year. Please provide 1 of the following documents for income verification:

  • Paycheck stub
  • Bank statements with direct deposit
  • W-2 form
  • 1099 form
  • Unemployment benefits receipt

Age Verification

Please provide 1 form of any government-issued ID to demonstrate that you are at least 18 years old. Types of ID you may submit can include:

  • Driver’s license
  • Birth certificate
  • Federal, state, or local ID card
  • Passport
  • Work permit

Step Two: Create your SkillUp Account

Create a SkillUp account.

You will need a SkillUp User ID number to complete your Generation USA stipend application.

When you login into your SkillUp account, you can find your User ID by clicking “Edit Profile” in the dropdown menu in the top right-hand corner.

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Step Three: Complete Application

Now that you have your SkillUp User ID and documents, it’s time to complete your application.

As you fill out the application, if you have any questions, please email

Max. file size: 100 MB.
Do you have a bank account for direct deposit of stipend funds?(Required)
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What is the highest degree or level of school you have completed?(Required)