1. What are the criteria being used for awarding these scholarships?
All students applying for this emergency scholarship must meet the following general eligibility criteria:
Students seeking funds from the Emergency Scholarship Fund must fall into one of the following categories and must provide the following supporting documentation before awards can be granted:
2. What is the money used for?
Scholarship funds are dispersed into the student’s University account. It is used for University expenses, such as tuition, room and board, books and other University expenses. We want to support students in finishing their education, despite emergency situations.
3. Is it a onetime award, or something else?
Yes, it is a onetime award unless a student had an emergency situation (as explained above) more than once.
4. Are these loans or grants?
This is a scholarship, like a grant. The money is gratuitous; the student doesn't pay it back.
5. What happens to funds that are left over?
Because this scholarship is not limited to the Joplin tornado we can continue to award funds to students who have emergency situations.
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