How long does it take to hear back about a scholarship?

Merit scholarship results are typically announced one month after the scholarship deadline. Deadlines can be found on each scholarship webpage. Need-based awards are announced on a rolling basis once your FAST financial aid application is complete.

Why is the scholarship important to you?

Personal Benefit. A scholarship can make a big difference in your education. The money from a scholarship helps by allowing you to be more selective in how you spend your free time. You’ll be able to maximize the college experience through service-learning, volunteer opportunities and internships.

What is scholarship grant?

A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further education. Grants are funds disbursed by one party (Grant Makers), often a Government Department, Corporation, Foundation or Trust, to a recipient, often (but not always) a nonprofit entity, educational institution, business or an individual.

Do you have to pay scholarships back if you drop out?

Students are required to pay back the scholarships when the student drops out of college, they are required to pay back the unused portion of their scholarship depending on the refund policies. Incase if the college is the scholarship provider, you will have to consult the Financial Aid Office.

Is it better to fail a class or withdraw?

Dropping a class is much better for your GPA than failing a class or getting a C or D in it is because a dropped class does not affect your grade point average. Dropping a class may also raise your GPA because it can allow you to spend more time on other classes and raise your grades in them.

What happens if I don’t use all my scholarship money?

What happens to leftover scholarship dollars. If you earned scholarships and grants that amount to more than your total cost of attendance, your school may send you a refund. Remember, scholarship money can be used to pay for any education expenses deemed necessary by your school.