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Frequently Asked Questions about Scholarships

Q: Do I have to be enrolled in a certain number of credit hours in order to receive a scholarship?
A: As a general rule, you must maintain enrollment in a minimum of 12 credit hours. A limited number of part-time scholarships are available. Contact Lisa Grose at 620-441-5294 for more details.

Q: How will I be notified if I receive a scholarship?
A: You will be mailed a scholarship contract. In order to accept your scholarship, you must sign and return the contract to the Admissions Office before June 1 for Fall scholarships or December 1 for Spring scholarships. You will not receive the scholarship offered to you until you sign and return the contract.

Q: What is the GPA requirement for Cowley scholarships?
A: Each scholarship has different GPA requirements. Scholarship requirements will be outlined on the scholarship contract that you will sign to accept your scholarship.

Q: Are scholarships available for the summer semester?
A: Yes, scholarships will pay for summer classes for current scholarship recipients.  You must be meeting current scholarship requirements and be a current student on scholarship the previous spring semester.  A maximum of 9 credit hours will be covered for either online or on campus summer classes.

Q: How many semesters will I be able to use my scholarship?
A: This information will also be outlined on your scholarship contract. As a general rule, institutional scholarships are renewable for a maximum of four semesters, provided you fulfill all requirements of the scholarship each semester. Endowment scholarships may or may not be renewable, so please read your scholarship contract carefully.

Q: What is the priority deadline to apply for scholarships?
A: The application priority deadline for the Fall semester is February 15th. The application priority deadline for the Spring semester is October 15th. However, in order to have the best opportunity of receiving a scholarship, you are encouraged to apply early!

Q: Are there any scholarships to cover incidental fees or housing costs?
A: None of our scholarships specify that they cover incidental fees or housing costs. However, if you are awarded an Endowment scholarship, you are able to put those funds toward any expense you choose, such as fees, housing, or tools. Also, dorm stipends are available to eligible students.

Q: If my scholarship covers books, am I allowed to keep them at the end of the semester?
A: No, our book scholarships are for book rental. Therefore, if you wish to keep your books, you will need to purchase them.

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