Who is eligible?
Eligibility depends on each scholarship. Some require certain majors, colleges or universities, or participation in extra-curricular activities.
Are scholarships available to students currently attending college or non-traditional students?
Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply for several scholarships.
Are students required to attend a certain college to apply for scholarships?
Scholarships are awarded to eligible students enrolled in colleges and universities throughout the United States. Some scholarships require that students attend a four-year college or a technical school. The school requirements are listed in each scholarship's requirements.
What expenses can scholarships cover?
Scholarships can be used to cover tuition only or tuition, books and other fees associated with the student's account.
How are recipients selected?
Scholarships are recommended by the Fremont Area Community Foundation's scholarship committee, or a private selection committee established by representatives of the scholarship fund. The Fremont Area Community Foundation's Board of Directors makes the final approval for all recipients recommended. Recipients are selected during the month of April and notified during the first part of May.
What is the average amount awarded?
Awards range from $250 to $5,950. The dollar amounts vary each year.
Can students reapply each year?
Certain scholarships allow students to reapply each year. There are also scholarships available for current college students.
Who should complete the reference form?
The reference form can be completed by anyone who has an academic or professional relationship with the student.
How are awards paid?
Scholarship checks are paid directly to the college or university that the student is attending once the student has submitted an acceptance form and enrollment is verified. Most scholarship awards are prorated over the academic year.
What if a student attends only one semester?
In most cases, the scholarship will be awarded for one semester because the scholarship amount is prorated over the academic year. The remaining amount will be refunded to the Fremont Area Community Foundation. If the student transfers to another college or university mid-year and the institution meets the requirements of the scholarship, the scholarship can be transferred to the new college or university.