Scholarship FAQs

Scholarship FAQs

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.

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