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  • Can I apply for the scholarship if I am not currently enrolled in college or have not decided on a school?
    Yes, you can, but you will need to be accepted/enrolled by the time of your interview.
  • I am not a traditional student (ex. I work full-time while attending school, I don’t live on campus, etc.). Can I still win a scholarship?
    Yes, as long as you will be accepted/enrolled by the time of your interview. Additionally, you will need to ensure you meet the scholarship requirements.
  • My information has changed since I applied, how do I update it?
    No problem. Just email us with your name and the updated information and will be sure to make a note of it on your application. **Please do not submit more than one application.**
  • What if I started the application but may need to stop and come back to it later?
    This is acceptable, but the program used for the application may time out and you may lose all of your information submitted. It is highly recommended that you write your responses in another document and then transfer them into the application.
  • I haven’t heard anything since I applied. Should I be worried?
    No, you shouldn’t worry. We work to stay on track with the posted timelines for the scholarship. However, there are cases where we may need to push out timelines. If this needs to occur, we will be sure to contact all applicants ahead of time. However, if you are still worried, feel free to email us at
  • I am a previous recipient. Can I reapply?
    Unfortunately, no. We want to ensure that we are able to help as many students as possible. Therefore, we only award previous recipients once.
  • I applied previously but was not awarded. Can I reapply?
    Yes! There will be a section on your application to make us aware of your decision to reapply.
  • If I applied previously, can I use the same information from my previous application?
    If at all possible, we encourage against this.
  • Do you have any tips or suggestions on how to apply best?
    From our years of experience in reviewing applications, the best applications were from those that took their time and fully addressed the application’s questions. We highly encourage the following: Share any unique experiences Explain any lapse in education Detailed financial needs Show their personality through their responses We highly discourage the following: Repeating or copying and pasting answers throughout the application An application completed by someone other than the applicant Belief responses or responses that show little to no interest or effort
  • Can recommendation letters be submitted directly to you via email if they're not readily available during the application process?
    Yes, if students don't have recommendation letters readily available to upload when completing the application, they can have their teachers or officials send the recommendation letters directly to us via email
  • Why is the interview required?
    We understand that there may be items you may not be able to capture in your application fully. Therefore, the interview is a critical component of our evaluation process as it allows us to gain deeper insights into your aspirations, accomplishments, and personal journey. Furthermore, the interview allows us to get to know you better and assess not just your academic qualifications but also your character, motivation, and commitment to your goals. Finally, we believe it helps both you and our Foundation’s review board to ensure the best decision in partnership for your education.
  • What happens if I schedule my interview but need to reschedule?
    Generally, we provide a wide time frame for scheduling your interview. You are more than welcomed to reschedule to a different (whether earlier or later). However, we do ask that you try to provide at least a 48-72 hour notice to your interviewer.
  • If I apply, but I am unable to attend the virtual interview, will I still be considered for the application?
    Unfortunately, no as the interview is a required part of the applicant consideration process.
  • How should I best prepare for the interview?
    We encourage you to come as your best self for the interview. Please ensure that you have a stable internet connection and access to the virtual platform, dress professionally, are in a well-lit, comfortable location that allows for uninterrupted conversion, and be prepared to discuss your academic achievements, career aspirations, and passion for making a positive impact through education.
  • Can I receive the scholarship money without participating in the mentorship program?
    We desire to have more than a financial impact on our recipients Therefore, selected scholarship recipients must also agree to participate in the mentorship program.
  • What is the time obligation for the mentorship program?
    The time obligation is subject to change depending on the schedules, demands, and needs of both the recipients and the mentors. However, we work to have a basis of meeting once a month from September to May.
  • What if I don't have time to participate in the mentorship program?
    This is something we strongly encourage you to consider your level of and desire to participate in the mentorship program before applying for the scholarship. We understand that schedules change and time is needed to make the adjustment for college. However, active participation in the mentorship program is required. Persons who are awarded the scholarship but do not participate in the mentorship program risk forfeiting their scholarship funding for future semesters.
  • Can I receive all of the scholarship funds at once?
    Funds will be provided once during the fall semester and again during the spring semester. We unfortunately are unable to deviate from this disbursement of funds.
  • Can I receive the funds directly?
    To guarantee funds are provided to the appropriate institutions and are used for the recipient’s educational needs, all money funds will be sent directly to the colleges or universities listed by the recipient on their behalf.
  • What if I do not have all of my documents at the time of applying?
    We understand obtaining documents for the scholarship can take additional time. We will allow you to submit notes in place of the required documents, letting us know that you are working to obtain the reference letter. However, please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that your letters are provided to us prior to the scholarship deadline. Applications with missing reference letters or other required documents will not be considered complete, and the applicant will not be considered for the scholarship.
  • What if I do not have reference letters?
    The submission of two (2) reference letters is a required part of the applicant review process. Without submission of the reference letters by the scholarship deadline will result in the applicant's application being rejected.
  • What if I have reference letters, but they are not signed and dated?
    To ensure the authenticity of the reference letters submitted, both reference letters are required to be signed and dated by the person writing the letter.
  • Are there specific reference letters you expect me to submit?
    Beyond the listed requirements, we do ask that reference letters not be provided in Google doc or other editable formats. Additionally, letters do not have to be addressed to our organization but will need to be written within 2 years of the application submission date.
  • What if I have a question regarding a scholarship, my application, or the foundation?
    You can simply send us a message through our contact page or send us an email at, and we will be sure to get back in contact with you shortly.

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