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Commonly Asked Questions

If you have a question about applying for a scholarship, please read below. If you don't find your answer, contact us.

When can I apply for a scholarship?
How do I apply?
When will I be notified if I am selected as a recipient?
How are scholarships paid?
What can my scholarship be used for?
How do I claim my scholarship award?
I am having trouble uploading documents. What should I do?
When will my award be sent to my school?
Am I eligible for a scholarship if I'm planning to attend a vocational school?

 

When can I apply for a scholarship?

Most of ACF's scholarships open on February 1st and close April 8th


How do I apply?

All of our online scholarships can be found at https://austincf.academicworks.com

First, create an account by clicking 'sign up' in the upper right-hand corner. When signing up, please be sure to use an e-mail address that you will have access to post-graduation.

A message with a confirmation link will be sent to the email address provided. Please open the link to activate your account.

You will then be prompted to complete a general application (you will be able to save and resume at a later date). Once the general application is completed, please be sure to click ‘finish and submit’.

You may be asked to complete additional questions based on your level of education.

You will automatically be matched to all awards you are eligible for. Some of these awards may require you to answer additional questions. Be sure to complete each opportunity to ensure you are eligible.



When will I be notified if I am selected as a recipient?

Recipients are notified by May 3rd. If the primary recipient does not claim their award by July 15th – then the backup recipient will be notified on July 16th.



How are scholarships paid?

All scholarships are mailed directly to the educational institution. The total scholarship may be divided between past or future semesters amongst the student’s enrolment at the educational institution. This scholarship should be applied to reduce the family financial contribution and not the financial aid package. Scholarship funds may not be applied to loan payments.



What can my scholarship be used for?

Your scholarship can be used for tuition and fees at the educational institution you are enrolled in.



How do I claim my scholarship award?

If you are selected as a recipient, you will receive a notification to the e-mail address you provided in the application. This e-mail will prompt you to ‘claim’ your award. You must sign in and navigate to the ‘My Applications’ tab and click the ‘accept’ button for the scholarship(s) you have been offered. You must answer all 3 questions to claim your scholarship.



I am having trouble uploading documents. What should I do?

To upload documents, click the ‘browse’ button next to the empty text box. Then, search your computer for the file you wish to upload. Please ensure the name of the file does not contain any symbols or numbers.



When will my award be sent to my school?

All scholarships will be mailed by July 30th.



Am I eligible for a scholarship if I'm planning to attend a vocational school?

ACF has many scholarships for vocational students. Please read the description of scholarships to learn more.

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