- Supplemental Questions
- What is your anticipated semester and year of graduation? (EX: Spring 2023)
- What is your declared major(s)?
- Are you a non-traditional student (one where 7 or more years have elapsed between your last year in high school and your freshman year at the U.)
- Why has it been seven or more years since receiving your high school diploma and choosing to pursue your college degree?
- What challenges or obstacles have you faced, or are facing, in your pursuit to receive a college education as a nontraditional student?
- Do you have dependents?
- How many?
- Please provide a personal statement of 500 words or less that addresses the following: 1) Your background; 2) Your educational and career plans; and 3) How a scholarship would benefit you. Note: The personal statement is a key component of the scholarship application, so please make sure your statement is thorough and detailed.
- Please upload a copy of your current academic records. (If you are currently a freshman, please upload your high school transcripts.)
- Letters of Recommendation - CSBS
The College of Social and Behavioral Sciences requires TWO letters of recommendation and at least one of these must be from an academic source, such as a current or former professor/teacher. The other can be from an employer, volunteer supervisor, but not a friend or family member. Applications that do not have the required letters will not be considered for awards. Please enter the email addresses of the two persons who have agreed to write letters of recommendation for you.
- Your reference must agree to write a letter BEFORE you put their contact information into your application. The very moment their contact information is input, an auto notification will be sent to them. If your reference did not agree to write a reference letter for you, they have every right to reject the system’s request.
- Once your reference has agreed to write a letter for you, it is up to YOU to check your application to make sure the letter was submitted. You cannot see the letter but will be able to tell if it was received. Check the status of your letters by clicking on the "References" tab above.
- Letters must be submitted by your reference by April 7, 2021.
To be eligible for scholarships that list financial need as a criterion, a completed FAFSA application is required.
Applicants who are U.S. Citizens, Legal Permanent Residents, and Eligible Nonresidents as defined by FAFSA are encouraged to complete an online federal financial aid application. Students not able to file an online FAFSA application (i.e., Dreamers with or without DACA and International Students) can fill out a paper application and submit it to the University Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid in the Student Services Building, Room 105. Click here to determine if you are eligible to complete an online FAFSA application.
- Are you completing an electronic or paper FAFSA application?
- Will you have completed your FAFSA application by April 1, 2021?
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