1. How do I apply for a Lincoln-Lane Foundation Scholarship?
Download and submit an application by November 15 following the guidelines on the "To Apply" page of our website.
2. When is the deadline for submitting an application?
New applications must be postmarked by November 15. Renewal applications are due on November 1. Send all applications via regular U.S. mail. Do not submit using certified mail, special delivery via UPS or FedEx, or in-person delivery to our office.
3. Who is eligible for a scholarship?
Scholarships are available to residents of Tidewater Virginia who are planning to attend (or who are currently attending) a four-year college or university in the United States and who demonstrate academic success and financial need.
4. How is financial need determined?
We consider the number of individuals in the household, number of family members in college, family income, cost of attendance at the applicant’s college of choice, and the expected family contribution.
5. How is “expected family contribution” determined?
The EFC (expected family contribution) is determined by FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Applicants will be expected to provide the Foundation with a copy of their SAR (Student Aid Report). The SAR is available on October 15.
6. What is the SAR (Student Aid Report)?
The Student Aid Report summarizes the data you provide on your FAFSA and indicates your Expected Family Contribution – the amount your family is expected to pay towards your education. The SAR application is available on October 15.
7. What other criteria are used in selecting scholarship recipients?
We consider academic ability, concern for school and community through extracurricular activities and volunteer service. We also consider life experience as demonstrated by voluntary or paid work experience.
8. When will I be notified whether I have received a scholarship?
In mid-April, we notify students of the tentative scholarship amount approved by the Board of Directors. Final awards will be determined after students submit college award letters and official cost of attendance. We will notify students at that time if there is a change in his/her award.
9. What expenses can the scholarship pay?
Scholarship funds can cover direct educational expenses charged to the student by the college or university including tuition and fees, room and board, books, and mandatory fees.
10. Will I receive a check for my scholarship?
No, scholarship funds are paid directly to the educational institution. Spring tuition checks are sent after receipt of the student's fall transcript, and fall tuition checks are sent after receipt of spring transcripts, college award letters, and official costs of attendance.
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