FAQ

What Happens After You Submit Your Application?

When you submit your completed application, you will be sent an email confirming your application was received. If you do not receive an email your application has not been submitted. Make sure to review the application and read prompts carefully.

When is the application due?

The application period is open from January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017. You will not be able to apply after March 31, 2017.

How do you define someone as a Southeastern Wisconsin resident?

To be eligible for our scholarships, you need to have graduated from a high school in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, or Waukesha County, or currently be attending an accredited post-secondary school in one of those counties, be in a GED completion program in one of those counties, or have lived in one of these counties for at least one year prior to the application deadline.

Do your scholarships cover community colleges, trade schools, graduate or professional schools, certificate or non-degree programs?

Yes. Our scholarships cover nearly any accredited post-secondary school or program. Scholarships do not cover certificate or non-degree programs. If you have a question about a specific school or program, please contact us.

I am a straight ally. May I apply for scholarships?

Most of our scholarships are open to all persons regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We believe that allies have a tremendous role to play in moving our society towards one of equality and understanding.

Do you have to be a certain age to apply?

Applicants must be 17 years of age or older to qualify.

I do not have a computer. Do you have suggestions for how I could complete the online application?

We suggest you first see if your school has computers that you could use. School or community libraries are also a good place to visit, as are community centers.

What happens once I submit my application? When will I find out if I am awarded a scholarship?

Once the scholarship deadline passes, we review all completed applications to determine finalists. This happens during June and July. Award decisions are announced in early August. Scholarship awards are available to be distributed beginning in late August. Recipients can select how they would like their awards distributed.

Recipients will also be invited to an award celebration at the Cream City Business Equality Luncheon on Monday, September 22, 2017 at the Pfister Hotel.

If I am awarded a scholarship, does the money come directly to me?

No. If you are awarded a scholarship, the check(s) will be made out to your school and credited to your student account.

I am awarded a scholarship; how can it be used?

You can apply your scholarship toward any of the following: tuition, student fees, on campus room and board, study abroad programs, book or course supplies, or research related expenses. Most fees that can be paid through the student’s account are acceptable.