What kinds of scholarships does Fulton Schools offer?
When is the best time to apply for Fulton Schools scholarships?
Generally speaking, the best time to conduct any kind of scholarship search is several months before you plan to start. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering scholarship application is open from January 1st until February 1st (annually) and awards are applied to the following Fall semester. Keep in mind that many scholarships are only awarded once a year, so missing the deadline means missing out until the next cycle. Be sure to finish your application before the deadline; late applications are not accepted under any circumstances.
When is deadline to apply for Fulton Schools Scholarships?
The deadline for most scholarships is February 1. Be sure to finish your application before the deadline; late applications are not accepted under any circumstances.
Is the ASU scholarship application the same as the Fulton Schools application?
What do most scholarship applications require?
Generally speaking, the scholarship application will ask for a personal statement and/or essays highlighting your current academic information, such as academic accomplishments, involvements, achievements, and/or future goals. You can expect to write 1-2 essays on any of those major topics, and some scholarships may ask you to submit a resume, references or letters of recommendations.
What are the New American University (NAMU) Scholarships?
What scholarships are available for transfer students?
Since most of our Engineering scholarships are annual, transfer students are eligible to apply to all scholarships available to our continuing students.
How will I know if I am selected for a scholarship or not?
Scholarship awards are competitive and if you are selected, you will be notified by the Engineering scholarship office via email. Students are notified of engineering scholarship award decisions and any respective recipient requirements in early April.
If I am selected for a scholarship, when should I expect my disbursement?
If a scholarship requires a 3.0 G.P.A. and I have a 2.9 or lower, can I still apply?
This answer is two-fold. If a scholarship “requires” a 3.0 and you have a lower G.P.A. and do not meet the criteria exactly, you shouldn’t apply. In order to qualify for Engineering scholarships you must have a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better. See our eligibility requirements for more information. However, some external scholarships may ask for a “preferred” G.P.A. and if you don’t meet the preferred G.P.A, you can still submit your application. Scholarship committees may still consider you for other qualifications that stand out on your application.
What are common scholarship essay topics that may appear on an application?
Scholarship essays may ask you to write about any of the following:
- Your future (academic/career) goals, significant achievements, awards, interests and/or experiences
- Leadership and/or character traits
- Obstacles or challenges overcome
- Important issues in your field of study (local, national, international)
- Personal perspectives, life experiences, background, and influences
- Important issues within your industry/major and how you plan to contribute to solving them or affecting change
- Volunteering experiences, involvement in your community, or community service
- Financial need and how a scholarship will help you to attain your goals
- Attributes, qualities, or skills that are unique to you, how you developed these qualities and how they distinguish you from everyone else.
Will receiving a scholarship affect my financial aid?
While many scholarships are based on merit or academic achievement, they are still considered part of your financial aid package. A scholarship can actually reduce the amount of financial aid you receive, however this does not mean that you will pay a bigger share of your college costs. It just means that the scholarship dollars replace financial-aid package dollars. The scholarship is counted towards your overall package along with grants, work-study, and loans.
Is community service, volunteering or involvement required for scholarships?
Should I expect to pay a fee when searching or applying for scholarships?
Can I defer my Fulton Engineering scholarship?
Unfortunately, we cannot defer Fulton Engineering scholarships because they are awarded on an annual basis.
Can I defer my merit scholarship?
I need a recommendation letter. Who should it come from?
While most Engineering scholarships do not require a letter of recommendation many scholarship providers do ask for letters of recommendation as part of the scholarship application. Letters of recommendation share your positive qualities and provide insight into who you are as a potential recipient. They tell the scholarship provider about your character, personal qualities, leadership, abilities, career focus, potential for success and/or why you should to be awarded a scholarship. You should always choose someone with whom you have an established rapport, can attest to your skills and abilities, and can write a great letter of recommendation. This can include an employer, an instructor or professor, volunteer coordinator, or an advisor/counselor. It is important that it comes from a professional, not a personal friend or family member.
Do you have any resources for writing my personal statement?
Two very good resources to consider looking at before you begin writing your personal statement.
Both of these offer valuable information on writing your personal statement. Please also feel free to look for more information in the Scholarship Success section of our website.