Foundation Scholarship Application

FAQ - Foundation Scholarship Application

Foundation Scholarship Application

I need help determining my enrollment status. What does each status mean?

First year; never attended: This is your first year at CWI and you have never attended an institution of higher education.
First year; transfer student: This is your first year at CWI, you have attended another institution of higher education, you are transferring credits and your class standing is Freshman (0-25 credits completed).
Second year; transfer student: This is your first year at CWI, you have attended another institution of higher education, you are transferring credits and your class standing is Sophomore (26-64 credits completed).
Continuing Student: You attended CWI last semester and plan to continue your enrollment the next semester.
Other: Your enrollment status does not fit any of the categories listed above.

My high school is not listed. Do I still qualify for a scholarship?

The online scholarship application only lists the high schools that are specifically mentioned as criteria for receiving a scholarship. If your high school is not listed please select 'Other high school not listed'. Students not attending those high schools will still be considered for other scholarships according to the designated criteria.

My intended degree is not listed. Do I qualify for scholarships?

No. Scholarships are only available for the degree types listed. Please check back in the future as new scholarships will be added as they become available.

My major area of study is not listed, why?

The 'major area of study or program' selections are the same as those listed in the CWI catalog. The list of available majors is based on your choice for the field 'Exp. Degree'. Please verify the correct response to 'Exp. Degree' in order to have the appropriate choice appear in the 'Major area of study or program' field.

My scholarship award notification mentions the requirement for a Thank You note before my scholarship funds are disbursed. Why?

It is important that scholarship recipients acknowledge scholarship awards with a thank you note to the donor or organization that made the award possible. Thank You notes can be uploaded via the CWI online scholarship application, mailed to the Office for Institutional Advancement or emailed to This is a requirement.

Scholarship recipients who do not complete a Thank You note will not receive their scholarship funding. Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator at if you need any assistance with completing this requirement.

There are several questions on the online scholarship application that refer to PTE programs. I am enrolled in an Associate of Science (AS) or Associates of Arts (AA) degree. Do I still qualify for scholarships?

Yes. There are scholarships available for students enrolled in AA and AS degrees. Please select 'I am not enrolled in a PTE program' and you will be considered for those scholarships.

What if I do not know my enrollment plans?

Please make your best assessment of your enrollment plans. Some scholarships have enrollment requirements. If you do not meet enrollment requirements at the time the scholarship is disbursed to your account your scholarship will either be adjusted or denied. Enrollment requirements are listed when you apply for the scholarship. All scholarships have a minimum enrollment requirement of 6 credits.

What if my student ID is not 7 numbers?

If your student ID is less than 7 numbers please add zeros (0) at the beginning of your ID. For example, if your student ID is 12345 please input 0012345 as your student ID in the CWI online scholarship application.

What is my grade status?

Grade status is based on the number of college or university credits completed.

  • High school seniors or recent graduates should select 'high school'
  • Freshman have completed 0-24 credits
  • Sophomores have completed 25-64 credits
Which e-mail address should I provide on the online application?

Please use a valid email address that you monitor regularly. Scholarship notifications will be sent to the email address you provide and you are responsible for the timely response to requests sent to the address you provide.