A committee of faculty from across the college reviews the applications, convenes to discuss the merits of different cases, and makes final award decisions. A variety of factors are considered to identify the most deserving students, and the eligibility criteria can vary depending on the intent of a given scholarship.
All applications are carefully reviewed, although not all applications are funded. The process is very competitive, so take the time to thoughtfully prepare your application materials. You are encouraged to apply again even if you are not funded in a given year as in the future you will have more experiences to report and improved skills to better present your case.
If you are offered a scholarship award, an award letter will be sent to you via your electronic ONID account. You will need to either accept or decline the scholarship offer by logging into your ScholarDollars account. Failure to accept the scholarship offer by the deadline may result in you forfeiting the award that will be re-distributed to other applicants. Therefore, it is essential that you monitor your ONID account and respond in a timely fashion. Students who do not receive funding will be notified via an email message.