When you are ready to submit your application for the scholarship, have ready your contact information, a parent contact, your hobbies, any volunteer activities you may have done, your TS activities like camp or a 5k run, etc
You will need your transcripts, letters of recommendation, a photo, a document confirming your TS, and all other items completed and received by April 1, 2023 to be considered for the scholarship.
You will need to send 2 letters of recommendation to our California address. These letters must not be from family members. Acceptable sources: coach, teacher, employer, pastor, youth group leader, adult leader from a club. Ask someone who can attest to your strengths, character and who know your tourette diagnosis.
Tell us how Tourette Syndrome has affected you, show us how you have grown over the years, tell us your plans for the future. This is your chance to shine so brag about yourself. Explain any personal difficulties you are willing to share. These are just some ideas.
Can I request extra time to apply?
Yes, if you need additional time or help with the application process, please email us at email@example.com
Can I apply if I took a gap year after high school?
Yes, as long as you will be a freshman in college for Fall 2023 and took no longer than 1 year after high school graduation.
I live in Kansas, can I still apply?
This scholarship organization gives priority to the 5 most Western states in the US. But we accept appications from all states.
Do I have to be a US citizen to apply?
Not necessarily. We don't ask for a social security number. We just want your state of residence to be in the US and you have a permanent residence in the US. Students residing in other countries are not eligible.
I don't have a high GPA, should I still apply?
Yes, Please apply. GPA is not the biggest factor in receiving a scholarship. We recognize that many students with TS have needed help to learn and therefore, overall improvement in grades is more important than final GPA. Explain any learning disabilities, and school difficulties in your essay.
If I am awarded the scholarship, is it one time only or ongoing for more than 1 year?
This is a one time only scholarship for the fall semester. If we fundraise more money, we may get back to you with future opportunities, but at this time it is one award.
How do I receive the scholarship if I am awarded?
The scholarship will be sent to your college financial aid department before you begin your first day of fall classes. The funds arrive to your financial aid department with a letter detailing what the funds can be used for. Tuition, books, lab fees, supplies etc are typical items that the money can be used for.
Will I be notified if I DON'T receive the award?
Yes, you will receive an email letting you know that your are not in the final awardee list.
If I have more questions, what can I do?
Please feel free to email us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email you back with helpful information.
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