Frequently Asked Questions about applying for the Foundation’s undergraduate scholarships:
What kind of scholarships does the Foundation offer? Blue Mountain Community Foundation accepts applications for two broad types of scholarship funds: Need Based and Special Requirement. The Need Based scholarships are primarily rated on the student’s level of financial need. The Special Requirement funds have a wide range of eligibility criteria. This application will let you apply for scholarships from both types of scholarship funds.
Who is eligible to apply? Scholarship grants are open to applicants in any year of undergraduate study who are attending a college, university or trade school. A student may not receive more than three (3) scholarship grants during undergraduate years. Awards are restricted to students seeking their first undergraduate degree. Read further below for additional requirements for the Need Based and Special Requirement scholarships. All completed applications will be considered in conformance with equal opportunity standards.
How are award decisions made? Applications will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee of Blue Mountain Community Foundation for recommendation to the Board of Trustees. Major considerations include the applicant’s statement of high school or college interests, employment and community service and plans for further education, family and student income, number of family members and cost of education, as well as student and parent abilities and willingness to contribute toward college expenses.
How much will be awarded? Scholarship grant amounts will vary, with a minimum award of $300 to each successful applicant.
When will award decisions be announced? Scholarship grant awards will be announced in May or June.
Will applicants need to attend college full time? Scholarship grant awards are made with the understanding that the applicant will attend school for the full term as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 credit hours. The applicant agrees that a proportionate part of the grant will be refunded to BMCF if the student drops out of school for any reason.
Will applicants names be made public? As a condition of your receiving a scholarship, your name may be published in the Foundation’s promotional materials.
What format are applications accepted in? Each application must be submitted in paper form, with all required materials. Applications may be mailed (postmarked no later than March 1, 2013) or delivered to the Foundation office at 8 South 2nd Ave. Suite 618, Walla Walla, WA on or before March 1, 2013.