Grant FAQs

2015-16 Educational Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

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Who is eligible to apply?

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this grant:

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Are spouses of retired Service Members eligible to apply?

No

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Are spouses of active-duty service members NOT stationed at an installation listed above, but living at one of the installations above eligible to apply?

No

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When is the application deadline?

May 7, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone

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When is the recommendation deadline?

May 7, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Time Zone

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Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?

No. You should request a recommendation as early as possible to insure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted by the deadline.

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What are the selection criteria?

An independent selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:

Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.

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What are the details of the award?

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Is this grant renewable?

No.

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Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?

You should list your first choice on the application. If you are chosen to receive a grant, it will be your responsibility to make certain Corvias Foundation is aware of any changes.

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How do I change my college choice?

If you are chosen to receive an award, you will have an opportunity to update your school choice at that time. It will be your responsibility to make sure Corvias Foundation is aware of any changes after you have accepted your award.

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How do I know if my application is complete?

Allow five to seven business days after uploading documents for your online status to update. You may monitor your status of your application on your home page at aim.applyists.net.

You may also monitor the status of your attachments and recommendations (if applicable).

It is the responsibility of the applicant to monitor the progress of all application requirements to make sure the application is complete. The status Complete will display on the home page when all forms have been submitted and all documents have been verified.

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I uploaded a document that no longer displays on my application. Do I need to submit it again?

Previously uploaded documents that are no longer displayed with a status on the home page have been rejected. The most common reasons for a rejected document are as follows:

Refer to the upload section of your application for the details of the required documents and upload a new file that meets the criteria stated.

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How do I upload more than one file at a time?

You may create a .zip file containing more than file as long as everything included is in an acceptable format (i.e. pdf, .tif, .png, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .bmp and .xps.)

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Where and when should I send my supporting documents?

The required supporting documents must be uploaded to your online application by the application deadline. If you do not follow the upload instructions exactly your application may not be considered. Documents that meet the criteria required for the grant application, and are uploaded by the deadline, will be processed and considered on time.

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How and when will I receive notification?

Note: Your email address will only be used to communicate with you about your grant applications or other opportunities administered by ISTS for which you may be eligible to apply. We will not provide your email address to any third-parties.

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What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?

You must enroll as an undergraduate or graduate in the fall of the year in which the grants are awarded and continue in school the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by Corvias Foundation.

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How and when are checks issued?

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Are grants taxable?

A portion of your grant award may be considered taxable by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Award money used for items outside of tuition, fees, and books, is considered taxable income. Grant recipients are responsible for ascertaining tax liability for the award and for reporting the taxable portions of their award as income. Students should not expect to receive any forms from the Foundation regarding taxes. Please consult your tax advisor with any specific questions.

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Who administers this program?

To ensure complete impartiality in selection of recipients and to maintain a high level of professionalism, the program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., a firm that specializes in managing sponsored scholarship and grant programs.

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Who do I contact if I have other questions?

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National Scholarship Providers AssociationNational Partnership for Educational Access