Scholarship Tips & Suggestions
How the scholarship application works
- Register for an online account if you have not done so already. If you applied for admission online, you can use that login for the scholarship application too.
- Enter your personal information, including your GPA, ACT, major, address, and more. (If you have not yet submitted a scholarship application, please also select submission 1).
- You can then apply for each scholarships and/or guaranteed entrance program for which you are eligible. If you are a Governor’s Scholars and meet GPA and test score requirements, do not apply for the Trustee's Scholarship; it is guaranteed. However, students will have to apply for any additional competitive awards, such as Henry Vogt, Grawemeyer, and Brown Fellows.
- Check the scholarships and programs you wish to apply for and upload any supplemental materials. On the next page, you can put in the names and e-mail addresses of your recommenders (if required).
- Once the form is entirely complete, you must click “Submit.” Once you submit your application, you cannot go back and make any changes to that application form.
- January 15: Deadline to apply and submit all materials. You must submit the scholarship application, the admission application, and any required materials by this date to be considered.
- March 1: Trustee’s scholarship letters will be sent at the end of February, with the intention of them arriving on March 1.
- May 1: Deadline to accept your scholarship if awarded one.
- The McConnell Scholars, Brown Fellows and most guaranteed entrance programs conduct interviews. If you are selected, you will be informed of the date and time in February.
You must meet the minimums for ACT/SAT and GPA BEFORE January 15 to be eligible. Scores from test dates after January 15 will not be considered.
- Write down or save your username and password. You can save your application while you complete it, but you must have your username and password to log back in to access it to submit it.
- On your resume, only include activities/awards/leadership roles from high school. Give a short description of activities, since the committee may be unfamiliar with certain honors or activities.
- Regardless of the ACT/SAT and GPA you enter on your scholarship application, the committees ultimately only look at your official scores listed on file, so it is very important that you send all scores and transcripts to us. The ones you send for admission will be used for scholarship consideration, so you do not need to send them twice.
- Put your name on all of the documents you upload, including your resume and any essays. We highly recommend using a “header,” so it will put your name on every page. (In Microsoft Word, you can go to “Insert,” then “Header”).
- If the scholarship/guaranteed entrance program you are applying for requires letters of recommendation, the recommenders will receive an e-mail with a link to submit the letter of recommendation online when you submit the application.
- Please contact all recommenders in advance. They will not be notified until you submit your scholarship application.
- By logging into your scholarship application, you may always review your applications (including the status of all letters of recommendation). Click here to review activity.
- Don’t hesitate to ask us if you have any questions. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and put “scholarship” in the subject line.