My scholarship application has been accepted. Now what?

In the email, it should also have let you know that you still have a few required steps in front of you before you receive funds from this scholarship:

  1. Apply to and be admitted to your local community college. Your local community college is where you're considered 'in-district' by the college.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You are still eligible for free tuition whether you qualify for the federal Pell grant or not, but you MUST complete a FAFSA. If you qualify for a Pell grant, those dollars will be applied to your student account first. Please note: If you are planning on attending community college Summer 2021, check with the community college you're planning to attend to see if you need submit either a 2020-2021 FAFSA or both a 2020-2021 FAFSA and 2021-2022 FAFSA. If you are planning on starting in Fall 2021, you will need to submit a 2021-22 FAFSA.
    • If you already have your FAFSA(s) completed for the semester you are planning to enroll in, you can skip this step.
  3. Enroll in at least six credits in an associate degree or industry-recognized certificate program starting in summer or fall of 2021. If you don't start your studies in 2021, you are no longer eligible for the program.

Be sure to complete all these necessary steps as soon as possible to receive your scholarship. For more information about these steps, you can check out our College Checklist.

If you're not sure where you want to apply to or have a question about enrolling in a college's classes, visit List of Colleges to find the website and contact information for each college.