EAH Housing College Scholarship Program Complete Criteria
- Students must be current residents of an EAH Housing property
- First-time applicants must have been a high school student in the last year or be a current high school senior, and enroll at an accredited college, university, technical or trade school
- Students must be planning to enroll for at least one semester or two quarters of the academic year for which they are requesting funding
- Students must plan to enroll in a minimum of 12 units (or equivalent full-time status based on individual school policy) per semester or term during the academic year for which they are requesting funding
- Students must have received a high school diploma or GED
- GPA Requirements: No requirements for new scholarship applicants
- GPA Requirements: 2.5 for continuing applicants
- For continuing applicants: If GPA is under 2.5 student may be awarded funding for the next semester but will be on probation and be required to bring up his/her GPA to 2.5 for continued funding. Special circumstances will be reviewed case by case
- Scholarships may be renewed assuming the applicant continues to meet all criteria and deadlines up to a maximum of 10 semesters (or equivalent as per school policy) at a university or college and a maximum of six semesters at a community college or junior college
- Parents or guardians of the applicant must be in good standing with the lease and rent for the student to be eligible for a scholarship
EAH Housing College Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship?
A: Any resident of an EAH property who is currently a high school senior, was a high school student last year and received a diploma or a GED, or applied for the scholarship last year as a high school student and was not awarded a scholarship.
Q: How are the scholarship awards determined?
A: After carefully reviewing all complete and eligible applications, our scholarship committee chooses the recipients of the EAH scholarship based on our established criteria and interviews.
Q: What kind of schools does this scholarship cover?
A: The EAH scholarship is available to students attending any accredited college, university, technical or trade school.
Q: Are part-time students eligible?
A: As long as students meet our minimum enrollment criteria of 12 semester units (or equivalent full-time status based on individual school policy) and the other listed criteria they are eligible to apply.
Q: What happens if I need to drop classes or reduce my enrollment?
A: If for any reason you must drop classes or reduce your enrollment below the required minimum enrollment requirement of 12 semester units we request that you contact our scholarship committee to notify them and they will review case by case.
Q: When and how are the scholarship funds delivered?
A: Please see timelines included. In most cases funds will be distributed directly to the student.
Q: Can I renew my scholarship for the next academic year?
A: Yes, all previous EAH scholarship recipients are eligible to renew their scholarships each summer. Renewal applicants must submit the application for continued funding by the appropriate deadline and may be requested to attend another interview. Students applying to renew their scholarships are not guaranteed the same scholarship amount. The amount of the scholarship may go up or down based on the amount of funding available for that specific semester.
Q: Do I have to report my scholarship to my school?
A: Most schools require that you report all financial aid to them. We recommend that you contact your school for information on their policy.
Q: What type of support such as mentoring, counseling or tutoring is offered along with the scholarship?
A: For those students who live on an EAH property that has a Resource Coordinator on-site, that Resource Coordinator will make themselves available to you even if you go out of the area for college. The Resource Coordinators will work to help you address any needs that may arise such as the need for additional financial aid or the need for some extra academic help once school begins. For those scholarship recipients who live on a property that does not have a Resource Coordinator, a Resource Coordinator from another property can be made available to you.
Q: How should I prepare for the interview?
A: The purpose of the interview is to get to know the applicant better and to answer any questions that the committee may have after reviewing your application. Be prepared to talk in more depth about the topics you discussed in your application and letter.
Q: If I receive a scholarship and I don’t maintain a GPA of 2.5 do I have to give the money back?
A: No, you will not be asked to give any portion of the scholarship back if you do not maintain a 2.5 GPA. However, if you do not maintain a 2.5 you may be awarded funding for the next semester but will be on probation and will be required to bring up your GPA to 2.5 for that semester for future funding. If you lose funding for any one semester but you are able to get your GPA back to a 2.5 or above, you may at the point apply to have your initial scholarship renewed.
Q: What if I don’t have all the information that the budget worksheet requests?
A: The budget worksheet is a tool for the applicant as much as it is for the scholarship committee. The amounts don’t need to be exact, but do your best to make them as accurate as possible as the budget will help you manage your finances throughout the semester.
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