Do I need to submit my transcripts?
Yes! You can request them from your counselor. Be sure the transcript shows your cumulative GPA. You will be asked to upload it when you submit your application. You must submit formal or official transcripts. Do not submit screenshots of transcripts.
I missed the deadline, can I submit late?
Most times, no. We will consider requests for extensions on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Ben Kinion (BenK@wycf.org).
When will I receive notification?
You will be notified about awards on or before the first weekday in May.
How will I receive the money?
The scholarship is made payable directly to your educational institution, to be applied toward your tuition and fees.
Will you contact my parents with award information?
You (the applicant) should be the principle point of contact with WYCF, not your parent. We always contact the student before contacting parents, and we expect the student to follow through with any additional information needed.
I didn't receive an award or decline letter.
First, please make sure the contact information you gave is correct. Most emails pertaining to WYCF scholarships will come from firstname.lastname@example.org, so please also check for emails from this address.
If you have confirmed that this information is correct, please contact Ben Kinion (BenK@wycf.org).
What is proof of enrollment?
Proof of enrollment is any document that clearly shows (1) your name, (2) the university or college’s name, and (3) a clear indication of your UPCOMING studies. While we can accept a wide range of options for this requirement, if the document is missing any of these three elements, we cannot accept. it. You’ll need to submit it when you confirm acceptance of your scholarship.
If you are renewing a scholarship, remember that many scholarships will require proof of a satisfactory cumulative GPA. Scholarship requirements can be found at www.WYCF.org/scholarships.
Proof of enrollment might be a transcript for the upcoming term, or similar documentation. If you’re unsure or need help deciding what to submit, email Ben Kinion (BenK@wycf.org).
Can my scholarship be combined with other scholarships?
WYCF policy does not prohibit you from receiving multiple scholarships. However, every institution has its own policy on this matter. You should consult your institution’s financial aid office for more information.
Can I defer my scholarship?
WYCF may allow you to defer your scholarship for a good and clearly-explained cause. Deferrals are accepted on a case-by-case basis and there is no guarantee that your request will be accepted. Deferrals will only be acceptable if you communicate with WYCF staff clearly about your need to defer. You may not request a deferral after failing to accept your award.