FAQ

Q. May I contact the organizations directly to make sure all required documentation has been received?
A. Yes. You may contact Sarah Cribb at sarahc@ncrma.org.  

Q. What do I do if I need to add information to my application after it has been submitted?
A. Call (919) 832-0811 and request to speak to Sarah Cribb or send an e-mail (Please be sure to include your name and contact information.)

Q. Can transcripts and letters of recommendation be faxed or e-mailed?
A. We understand that colleges are now offering official transcripts via email. We cannot accept faxed transcripts.

Q. I am a college freshman and do not have my scores yet from the fall semester. How may I apply?
A. You may submit your application with a note attached stating your grades will follow. Once your fall grades have been released, have the college send your transcript to address provided.

Q.  At what schools can the scholarship be used?
A. The scholarship can be applied to tuition expenses at accredited, nonprofit colleges, universities, community colleges, or approved educational and professional training institutes located within the United States.

Q.  Does the scholarship amount differ depending on what type of school is attended?
A. No, the amount given is $2,500.

Q.  Are there any fees for applying for the scholarship?
A. No, it is free to apply.

Q. Is it necessary to list a college if you are taking dual enrollment classes?
A. It is recommended you list this information so we know that you are taking dual enrollment classes.

Q. I am a high school senior taking dual credit courses. Do I need to request a transcript from the college?\
A. Yes. If your college grades are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to submit your college transcript.

Q. Are all scholarship applicants notified after the selections?
A. Yes. We send an e-mail to the e-mail address supplied on the application whether you have won a scholarship or not. All applicants will be notified by the middle of June.

Q. What criteria does the selection committee use to determine winners?
A. An impartial selection committee composed of educational professionals meets in the spring to select the winners. In evaluating the applicants, the committee considers:

    • Academic records
    • Test scores
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Student employment
    • Recommendations (although not required on the application, they are considered)
    • Career path