Recipient FAQ’s

How are scholarship payments made?

Before we can send payment to your school, you will need to fill out a Scholarship Verification Form and return it, with supporting documents, to the Appleton Education Foundation. The process of disbursing checks occurs in August. It typically takes seven to ten days to process a check once the verification has been received. You will be notified via email or mail when the check is mailed to your school. Allow up to 30 days for the check to be processed by the school and reach your student account.

What if I need to defer my scholarship?

If you need to defer your scholarship for any reason, you will need prior approval from the Appleton Education Foundation. Students requesting a deferral of a scholarship payment must submit Scholarship Deferral form. Deferrals may be requested for up to one year. No more than one deferral per scholarship award will be considered.

What about next year if I have a renewable scholarship?

For each year’s payment of your renewable scholarship, you will need to provide us with a Scholarship Verification Form Renewal along with your upcoming class schedule (with credits listed) and your unofficial grade transcript from the prior year. If your scholarship was awarded in part due to choice of major, please provide documentation of your major. Mail or email this information prior to the start of the new semester, so payments can be processed in a timely manner.

How do I say thanks?

The donors or committee members involved in awarding scholarships appreciate hearing from you. We encourage you to send thank you notes and updates. Please include the name of the scholarship you received and send your correspondence to:

Appleton Education Foundation
122 East College Avenue, Suite 1B
Appleton, WI 54911

What if my address changes?

If at any time you change your mailing address or email, please complete and send a Scholarship Change of Address form so we can update your records.

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