A slightly different version of this post by Maegan Bair originally appeared on the DCCCD blog.

It’s that time of year again — Foundation scholarship season! Yes, you read that right: Scholarships will be available for the taking soon. Add filling out a myScholarships application to your to-do list now. If you fill out just one online scholarship form, we’ll match you up with as many scholarship opportunities as possible.

The application period for Summer 2020 scholarships is Feb. 1-May 1, 2020.

How Do I Fill Out Scholarship Applications Online?

Step One

To get started, visit myScholarships on the Foundation’s website and fill out the online scholarship application. Once you’ve finished the application, you’ll be automatically matched to opportunities for which you’re eligible based on the criteria you meet. This might include academic excellence, financial need, personal achievement, leadership and other factors.

Step Two

Keep in mind some scholarships may require more information beyond eligibility, such as an essay or answers to supplemental questions. The online scholarship application system will let you know, and you’ll be able to submit that information directly through the online form. Also, a keyword search is available for you to explore all available scholarships.

Step Three

You can check on the status of your scholarship application at any time. You can do this by logging into myScholarships and clicking on the “Home” tab in the upper-left corner. If you have been offered a scholarship, you will see a status update. You will also receive notification through the email address you use to log in.

Helpful tip: Not all scholarships require letters of recommendation; however, if you need one, don’t wait until the last minute. Make sure to give the person recommending you plenty of time to write a letter for you.

I’m Ready to Get Started!

To get started, sign into myScholarships. Not sure which scholarships you want to apply for? You can view all Summer 2020 scholarship opportunities and requirements.

What If I Need to Make Changes to My Application?

No worries! Once your general application is completed, which usually includes contact information and academic information, it is imported into our system. If you need to make changes or updates, contact the Admissions/Registrar’s Office at the college you plan to attend.

Questions?

Questions about myScholarships? Contact the DCCCD Foundation at 214-378-1531.

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