The application for the Excelsior Scholarship Program is now underway. Eligibility requirements are listed at the end of this document. If you meet any one of these requirements, you will be considered for an Excelsior Scholarship. A beneficiary will be chosen at random.
An applicant must: be a U.S. citizen or a eligible non-credible U.S. immigrant; be a full-time student who has met all educational eligibility requirements throughout the academic year; and have either enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited university or college or achieved an equivalent combination of coursework and community service hours. A copy of your transcript is required when applying for an award. The Excelsior Scholarship Program is limited to full-time students attending an undergraduate university. An award will not be granted if the student can take less than 60 credited college credits per year.
If you are an international student, please note that the Excelsior Scholarship Program is not currently awarding funds to students enrolled in related or APA accredited programs. This is due to changes in our funding policy. Please visit the institutions awarding the scholarships for more information on which programs are available in your area. We are also looking forward to receiving applications from individual students from anywhere in the world.
To apply for this scholarship program, you should complete and submit an application as early as possible. Please note that it takes approximately six weeks from the date you submitted your application to receive your award. In addition to completing the application, you will be required to: meet academic requirements, maintain a minimum grade point average, and fulfill specific job requirements. For example, if you wish to participate in the National Foreign Language Scholarship Program you will need to graduate from an undergraduate institution that offers this degree or complete and submit the FELA application. Students will also need to complete a Mexico City program or a semester of community college before they can apply. This article will assist you with picking the national merit scholarship.
The academic requirements to enter this scholarship program are different from the ones required for most four-year scholarships. You will need to have a high school diploma or an equivalent. If you are still in high school, you must also have taken and passed the GED test. Your application will be reviewed carefully by an independent evaluator.
The Excelsior Scholarship Program awards financial aid to full time, mature women who have completed their undergraduate coursework at an accredited institution of higher education. Students who are in the process of applying to colleges or universities may take the SAT, but your results will not be entered into the scholarship database until you have finished the appropriate admissions process. If your academic results do not qualify you for one of the Excelsior Scholarships, you may want to consider the scholarships offered by other organizations and institutions. Many of these programs do not require an application, although you may be asked to attend an interview or to write a essay detailing your reasons for choosing to attend their college or university.