Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I submit a scholarship application?

A: Applications must be submitted at the following link: http://friendsofmascoma.org/scholarship/.

 

Q: Why is there no “save” button on the application?

A: In order to keep overhead costs low, Friends of Mascoma chose to use a free platform (JotForm) for the application. There are two options that would allow applicants to continue working on applications at a later time, however we determined the two options pose potential security risks as they are dependent on autofill and personal information.

If you do not feel you will be able to complete the application in one session then we encourage you to type your answers into another document, then copy and paste them into the application once you are ready to submit.

 

Q: How do I know if my scholarship was submitted successfully?

A: Upon submission you will receive a confirmation email that includes all the information entered in the application.

 

Q: If I have questions or issues with the scholarship application who do I contact?

A: Questions or issues with the mini-grant application need to be directed to scholarships@friendsofmascoma.org.

 

Q: Who is allowed to submit a scholarship application?

A: Graduating seniors at MVRHS who are pursuing post-secondary programs may submit applications. Post-secondary programs may include technical/trade/certificate programs, associates degrees, and 4+year degrees.

 

Q: What is required for the letter of recommendation?

A: One letter of recommendation is required. It must demonstrate the character strength you write about in your application. Additional letters of recommendation and supporting documentation may be included if applicants feels it enhances the application.

Examples of people you may wish to write your letter of recommendation include: employer, teachers, organization with which the applicant volunteers, scout leaders, or other mentors. It should be noted that Friends of Mascoma does not use the Common App so whomever writes your letter of recommendation must be willing to provide you with a copy to attach to your application.

 

Q: What is the selection criteria for winning a scholarship?

A: Scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the application. Applicants should fully answer all questions and present answers in a way that demonstrates why they are the strongest candidate for the scholarships.

 

Q: How many scholarships are awarded each year?

A: The number of grants awarded depends on funds raised each year.

 

Q: When will I know if I won a scholarship?

A: Scholarship recipients will be announced at Senior Awards Night each year. We encourage all applicants to attend.

 

Q: What information do I need to provide to Friends of Mascoma in order for my scholarship to be released?

A: In order to submit the scholarship monies to your school, we need the following information:

  • Institution name
  • Information from the institution on how to remit the check
    • Who to make the check payable to (i.e. Student Financial Affairs)
    • Mailing address
    • Student identification (student number, account number, etc.)
  • Confirmation of enrollment (letter of acceptance or tuition bill)

Please email this information by July 1st to scholarships@friendsofmascoma.org. Scholarships will be sent by August 1st.

 

Q: What happens if I decide not to pursue my post-secondary program and Friends of Mascoma has already sent my scholarship check to my program?

A: All funds should be returned to Friends of Mascoma so they can be added back to our scholarship fund. The check should be made payable to Friends of Mascoma Foundation and mailed to 340 Grafton Pond Road, Enfield, NH 03748.

 

Q: Once I receive my scholarship do I have any obligations to Friends of Mascoma?

A: We love for alumni to stay in touch with us and volunteer with our organization! While it is not a requirement, we do ask recipients to let us know how they did their first year or their post-secondary program and volunteer if time permits.

 

Q: What is the submission deadline?

A: Scholarship applications are due May 1st each year.

 

Q: How may scholarships may I apply for?

A: Applicants may submit one application and should select each relevant checkbox under the "Scholarship(s) you are applying for" section. For example, if you are a woman pursing a four year degree in chemical engineering you should select College (4+ year degree), Tech/Engineering, and Women in Technology. This allows you to be considered for each category, which may increase your chance for selection.