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Can I apply for a CWI scholarship if I am working toward a certificate and not a degree?

Yes. Applicants may be seeking either a degree or certificate unless otherwise noted in the scholarship criteria.

Can I apply for CWI scholarships if I am participating in a Business Partnerships/Workforce Development apprenticeship program?

Yes. There are several CWI scholarships directed to students in Business Partnerships / Workforce Development apprenticeships programs. The scholarship application questionnaire will ask specific questions regarding your program of study to identify your eligibility for these scholarships. Please enter the last 6 digits of your student ID when completing the application.

Can I be awarded more than one scholarship per semester?

Yes, though multiple awards are not typical. The scholarship committee will usually try to assist as many students as possible. Some donors may request that their scholarship not be awarded to a student receiving other scholarship assistance.

Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?

Yes. Scholarships are applied directly to your student account through One Stop Student Services. Your unmet need will be recalculated and, if necessary, your aid package will be adjusted. In most cases, any adjustment will only affect that amount of student loans borrowed.

How are scholarship recipients selected?

Applications are reviewed by a committee. All decisions are final.

How do I know if I have been admitted to CWI?

Admitted students have an assigned student ID. If you have applied for admission and do not yet have a student ID you have not been admitted. Please wait for your student ID to be assigned before completing the online scholarship application.

How will I know if I've been awarded a scholarship?

The selection process will take approximately six weeks. Notifications of non-award will not be sent until all awards have been notified and officially accepted.

I am a new student at CWI and I do not have a GPA yet and it is a required field. What should I do?

Please enter 0.0 in the GPA field if you do not yet have a GPA at CWI. Your high school or previous college GPA will be used to evaluate your eligibility for scholarships.

I am already receiving financial aid and/or another non-CWI scholarship. Can I still apply for a scholarship?

Yes. You can and should apply for both financial aid and scholarships. If you are awarded a CWI scholarship, One Stop Student Services will be notified and any adjustments to your current financial aid package will be made accordingly. In most cases, any adjustments result in a reduced amount of student loans borrowed.

I am enrolled at both CWI and another institution of higher education. Am I a dual credit student?

No. 'Dual Credit' on the scholarship application refers to high school students taking college credits while in high school.

I am enrolled in a Professional Technical Education (PTE) program but it is not listed. Do I still qualify for a scholarship?

Yes, there are several scholarships available for ANY PTE program. Please select 'My program is not listed' and you will be considered for those general PTE scholarships.

I am not an honor student, will I still be considered for a scholarship?

Yes. Many CWI scholarships don't require a specific grade point average (GPA). However, it's important to remember that all are competitive. CWI has established a universal requirement that all applicants who are currently enrolled at CWI must meet or exceed CWI academic requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress. (See CWI Catalog or Student Handbook for more information).

I am not sure what to do on the 'Attach Documents' page.

This page is optional. Students can attach additional documents that they would like to have considered by the scholarship committee. This is not required. Student transcripts will be reviewed directly from the student's record and do not need to be uploaded. You can simply select 'Save and Continue' to move to the next section of the scholarship application.

I am professionally licensed in real estate or have another professional certification that is required for providing a professional service. Does this disqualify me from receiving a scholarship?

This question specifically relates to one scholarship. Students that have prior degrees or professional certifications will be ineligible for one type of scholarship but still be considered for other CWI scholarships.

I am transferring from another college but I didn't graduate. The transfer college graduation date is required, what should I do?

Please enter 00/0000 for your Transferring College graduation date. Do not leave this field blank.