Q: How much is the scholarship?
A: The scholarship funds will range from $1000 to $1500 and is renewable each year for four years while the student is enrolled in a four-year academic institution and maintains the required cumulative GPA.
Q: When is the application due?
A: The materials must be uploaded to the GF website by March 1st of each year.
Q: Are all the materials uploaded electronically?
A: Yes. The materials must be scanned and entered to the website.
Q: I don’t know of a chapter of The Girl Friends®, Inc. in my area. Does that mean I can’t apply?
A: Not necessarily. There are 47 chapters nationwide. If there is a chapter in your area, The Fund will make the connection. However, The Fund has no input related to the candidate that chapters choose.
Q: Do I need to submit both the FAFSA form and my parents 1040 taxes?
A: No, you should submit either the FAFSA report form OR the tax information.
Q: Can I use the same essay as the Common Application?
A: Your essay is an essential component of the application. It is in your best interest to write an original essay which addresses the criteria directly.
Q: How will I know if I have been awarded the scholarship?
A: The scholarship recipients will be notified in writing by the Girl Friend Fund, Inc. by June 30th.
Q: When can I expect to receive the check?
A: Checks will be dispersed in July or August after students submit their matriculation materials to the website.
Q: If I do not meet the criteria to apply for renewal one year can I apply again the next year?
A: Provided you meet the stated eligibility criteria for renewal you may apply the next year.