Recipient FAQ’s

How are scholarship payments made?

Before a scholarship award is sent to your school, you will need to complete two follow up forms in the Scholarship Portal. 1. Scholarship Acceptance Form. 2. Scholarship Verification Form. Once logged in to the Scholarship Portal, click the “house” icon to get to your dashboard, and go to the Active Requests tab.

The process of disbursing checks typically occurs in August. It 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?

Students requesting a deferral of a scholarship payment must indicate this on the Scholarship Acceptance Form in the Scholarship Portal. (This form is referenced in the above question.)

What about next year if I have a renewable scholarship?

A follow up form will be available in the Scholarship Portal the summer before the next disbursement is scheduled. The form requires proof of enrollment for the following semester, unofficial grade transcript from the prior year, and proof of major.

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. You can do this in two ways:

  1. Write your thanks via the appropriate follow up form in the Scholarship Portal.
  2. Send a note in the mail:
    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 or email address, please complete and send a Scholarship Change of Address form so we can update your records.

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