Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I apply?
The Foundation scholarship application is only available online. Students are required to sign-up for an account and complete the General Application before the end of the application period. The scholarship software will automatically match you to many of the scholarships for which you are qualified. Any additional recommended scholarships can be applied to with the click of a button!
An email with instructions will be sent out to all students in our system at the start of the application period.
A copy of your most recent transcript (unofficial is accepted) showing your cumulative GPA must also be submitted to the Foundation office through the online application. View the Application Instructions for more information.
Q. When can I apply?
Each year, the Foundation accepts online applications in the Winter Quarter for the following academic year (Summer through Spring). Please visit the Foundation scholarship home page for updates.
Q. Are any Foundation scholarships available more than once per year?
Only the Complete the Dream scholarship is available more than once per year, all other scholarships are awarded annually.
Q. What are the requirements?
- Applications must be completed by the applicant.
Under no circumstances may parents, teachers or counselors complete a scholarship application for a student.
- No scholarship or applicant information will be discussed with or released to anyone other than the applicant, pursuant with FERPA regulations.
- Scholarship recipients are required to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0, unless otherwise noted. If the scholarship requirements are not met, the Foundation reserves the right to withhold scholarship funds for future quarters.
- Scholarship criteria vary but may include area of study, life experiences, etc.
- Scholarships are available for full-time, part-time, international, and undocumented students.
Q. Do I need to be a United States citizen to apply?
No, international students as well as certain non-citizens are eligible.
Q. Do I have to be a full-time student?
No, scholarships are available for both full-time and part-time students.
Q. Do I need to pursue a specific field of study?
No, not all scholarships require you to be studying a particular field. However, you must select the degree or certificate program you are studying (or plan to study) before your scholarship application can be completed.
Q. If I receive financial aid or help from other sources, do I still qualify for Edmonds College Foundation scholarships?
Q. Where can I get a copy of the application essay questions?
Essay questions are part of the General Application on the scholarship application website. The entire application, including essay questions, is available on the Application Instructions page.
Q. Where can I get help with the essay questions?
Visit the Edmonds College Learning Support Center for free help with essay content and grammar.
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Q. I've finished the online application. Now what?
Make sure to submit any required supporting documents, which may include a recent copy of your transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and/or letter(s) of recommendation. Without these supporting documents, your application is not complete. Visit the How to Submit Supporting Documents page for help uploading any required documents.
Q. When will I be notified if I have received an annual scholarship?
Students awarded an annual scholarship will be contacted in May via the email address provided in the online application. Only students awarded a scholarship will be contacted. No information will be given over the phone.
Q. How much money is usually awarded?
It varies by scholarship and year. Award amounts are listed on the scholarship site.
Q. Can I receive more than one scholarship?
Our general rule is that a student can only be awarded one scholarship so that we can award scholarships to as many students as possible.
Q. If I am awarded a scholarship, how will I receive the funds?
- You must complete the Scholarship Agreement, Relationship Disclosure Form, Media Release and a thank you Letter before funds can be disbursed; an email with the required forms will be sent to you after your scholarship is awarded.
- A hold will be placed on your financial aid account - this prevents you from being dropped the following quarter for non-payment.
- Funds will be sent directly to the College for distribution by the Financial Aid office after June 30.
Note: Scholarship recipients may also be asked to meet with the donors who made their scholarship possible. In this case, recipients will be notified in advance.
Q. If I decide not to attend Edmonds College this year, can I use the scholarship another year?
No. Foundation scholarships are awarded only for the upcoming academic year. In this case, you would need to apply again.
Q. What can scholarship funds be used for?
Funds can be used for tuition, fees and books. Certain scholarships can also be used for living expenses.
Q. How long do I have to use the funds?
Funds are available for use during one academic year (Summer through Spring) only. You should work with Financial Aid Services to determine the best way to use the funds throughout the year.
Q. Are there minimum requirements to continue receiving scholarship funds during the year?
Yes. Each scholarship has a different set of requirements. The most common requirement is that a student must maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. If a student falls below the required GPA, funds will not be released for future quarters.
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