Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Applications

  • Who is eligible?
  • What is the difference between an annual scholarship and an emergency sholarship?
  • Does my child have to be currently enrolled?
  • What if my child(ren) are on a waiting list?
  • Is there a salary requirement?
  • Does the scholarship cover all my costs?
  • Does it only apply to one child?
  • How often can I apply?
  • When is the award period?
  • When can I apply?
  • Where do I turn in my application?
  • How do I determine my estimated expenses?

Recipients and Notification

  • How are scholarship recipients determined?
  • How will I receive the award funds
  • When will I be notified?
  • When will I receive the funds?
  • What happens if I receive an award and decide to move, change centers or withdraw for any reason?
  • How are taxes withheld?


  • Why do graduate students have to complete a FAFSA?
  • Who is eligible for the FAFSA?
  • What if I am not eligible to complete FAFSA?
  • How do I know if I qualify for state assistance?

If you have additional questions, please contact us through email at or call the HR Service Center at 494-2222.

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