Q: What is the most important thing(s) to know when filling out my application?
A: Two important things you need to know. 1) Write down you login information because you will need it to view and accept your award, as well as write your required thank you letter. 2) You must fill in your MPTC or high school GPA or your application will not be considered for a scholarship award.
Q: Can I update my application?
A: No. Once you have submitted your application, you cannot edit your answers. Please be sure to review your application completely and make all necessary changes before you save and submit!
Q: Can I print a copy of my completed application?
A: Yes. On the summary page there is a link called “Printer-friendly version.” Click on this link to print your application using your web browser.
Q: What happens if a reference does not receive the e-mail?
A: First confirm the e-mail address to which the reference is being sent. If the address is incorrect, go to the next question on this list. If the address is correct, advise the reference to watch for an e-mail from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Second, log into the scholarship site. If your application has been submitted, click on Manage Letters of Recommendation and click on Send Reminder E-mail. A new e-mail will be sent to the reference. If your application has not been submitted, then navigate to the page that the reference is on and click Send Reminder E-mail.
Q: Can I remove a reference from an application?
A: Yes. To remove a reference before you submit your application, you can log into your scholarship account and withdraw the reference. After withdrawing the reference, add a new reference (if needed) and click “Save and Continue” at the bottom of the page.
To change a reference after submitting your application, please log into your scholarship account. Click on Manage Letters of Recommendation. Withdraw the reference and add a new one. Click on “Save and return.” The system will send an e-mail to the new reference.
Q: Do I have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?
A: Potential scholarship recipients are not required to complete the FAFSA, but it is STRONGLY recommended! When filling out the FAFSA, indicate Moraine Park Technical College is to receive your information. The FAFSA can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Q: How do I know if my financial aid file is complete?
A: A student’s financial aid file is complete when he/she has a FAFSA on file along with any additional documents being requested by the Financial Aid Office.
Q: Am I required to complete a new scholarship application every semester?
A: Yes. All students are required to complete a new scholarship application each semester in which he/she wishes to be considered.
Q: Do I have to be a full-time student to receive a scholarship?
A: No. Most scholarships, however, do require you be enrolled in a minimum number of credit hours. Enrollment requirements for a particular scholarship will be listed in the scholarship description.
Q: How will I be notified if I am selected as a scholarship recipient?
A: All scholarship applicants will be notified via the email listed on your scholarship account as to whether or not they were selected for a scholarship.
Q: Will receiving a scholarship change my financial aid awards?
A: Due to Federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid is required to consider all of your resources when determining eligibility for financial aid. Therefore, receiving a scholarship may change the composition of your financial aid award(s).