Frequently Asked Questions about COE Scholarships

How many COE scholarships can I apply for?

You are allowed to apply for three general education scholarships and three departmental scholarships. If a specific scholarship requires additional documentation (see description/requirements section) it is the responsibility of the student to submit the necessary documentation with their packet.

Can I submit one application packet to be considered for multiple scholarships?

Yes. Only one complete packet should be submitted.

Can I use the same essay/letter of recommendation?

Although applications are not compared from year to year, it is recommended you submit an application packet that accurately reflects you as a student at this point in time. This is your opportunity to showcase the progress you have made in your academic career.

Who should I ask for a letter of recommendation?

You should request a letter of recommendation from a faculty member who has taught you in class and/or serves as your advisor. Their letter should speak to your potential for success in your degree program and chosen field. Be sure to ask for letters well in advance of the deadline.

Do I have to pay tuition before I find out if I received a COE Scholarship?

Yes. All students are responsible for their own financial obligations to the University. If you are awarded a COE Scholarship, the award will come through the Financial Aid Office – however, this will be well after fees are due.

When will I find out if I received a scholarship?

All applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions via email.

What are the amounts of the scholarships?

Scholarship amounts range between $500 and $2,000. The individual amount for an award will be determined by the Scholarship Selection Committee and students who are selected to receive a scholarship will be notified of the amount in their award letter.