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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the application/nomination deadline?
4:00 p.m. on February 15th. If the deadline falls on either a Saturday or Sunday, the due date will be moved to the following Monday.  Mailed scholarship materials that are postmarked on or before February 15th will be considered as having met the deadline.

Can I drop off my application(s) in person and where would I bring them?
Yes, you can drop off your application(s) by bringing it to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction office in the Neag School of Education (Gentry Building), fourth floor, room 406.

Can I send my materials electronically?
We do not accept scholarships application materials electronically, as we do not have a means to securely facilitate the distribution of the materials in that format at this time.

Can I send my materials by fax?
We do not accept faxed copies of application materials.

How can I find my PeopleSoft ID for the application form?
If you go to the following website, you can enter your NetID and password and it will give you your PeopleSoft ID number:  http://peoplesoftnumber.uconn.edu

If I am applying for more than one scholarship, do my applications need to be in separate envelopes?
When applying for more than one scholarship you can put more than one application in an envelope, so long as all the materials for each application are kept together either by a clip or a staple with the completed application form on the top of each application packet.

When the award parameters of a scholarship state “demonstrated financial need,” what do I need to submit to meet this requirement?
There are no specific documents. However, some examples of what students have used in the past are: a) a print out through the PeopleSoft system’s Student Self-Service of your Financial Aid Action Summary page, b) a printed copy of your current academic year’s fee bills, Fall and Spring, from the PeopleSoft system’s Student Center Self Service, c) a copy of a student loan bill, d) a copy of your FAFSA form, if it has been completed.  Please do NOT include bank records or tax returns as a means of demonstrating financial need.  In all cases, it is highly recommended that you included information in the one-page essay of your current financial situation, as forms and reports don’t always give a complete picture.

What is the application/nomination deadline?
4:00 p.m. on February 15th. If the deadline falls on either a Saturday or Sunday, the due date will be moved to the following Monday.  Mailed scholarship materials that are postmarked on or before February 15th will be considered as having met the deadline.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, you can apply for as many scholarships as you want, so long as you include the required application form and supporting material for each scholarship.

What do I do if I am interested in a scholarship that says “Awarded by nomination only, NO applications accepted?”
For a nomination only scholarship, you are encouraged to express your interest to your advisor or another faculty member who can submit your name for consideration if they so choose.

How will I know if I have been selected to receive a scholarship?
A letter will be mailed to the ‘School Address’ that you indicate on your application form or it will be sent to your ‘Permanent Address’ if no school address is provided.

What is the Scholarship Award Ceremony?
It is an event recognizing the Neag School’s scholarship recipients from the past academic year. The scholarship donors are also invited to this event, so this allows a wonderful opportunity for donors and recipients to meet.

How will I receive my scholarship monies?
The Bursar’s Office directly transfers the scholarship funds into the student fee accounts. If a student has completed his/her program, they can contact the Bursar’s Office directly to request a check.

Are there any expectations associated with receiving a scholarship?
All recipients are expected to make every effort to attend the Scholarship Award Ceremony.

A week or so after the Ceremony, recipients will be asked to write a thank you letter to the donor(s) by way of receiving a letter that will contain the name of the donor(s) and instructions on where to send it.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Christine North at (860) 486-2433 or by e-mail at christine.north@uconn.edu