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I applied for a scholarship that I was eligible for but received a denial letter. Can I appeal this decision?

No. The decisions of the Scholarship Committee are final. Scholarship funds are limited and the applicant pool is competitive. Please reapply for scholarships next year.

I applied for scholarships last year; do I need to reapply?

Yes. Scholarship applications are reviewed and awards are determined on an annual basis. Prior applications are not retained for evaluation in later years.

I completed the scholarship application and it did not result in any recommended scholarships. Why?

The scholarship application and questionnaire are designed to identify students who qualify for certain scholarships. If your application resulted in no recommended scholarships then you do not qualify for any of the currently available scholarships.

Please review the list of available scholarships on the CWI web page. If you find a scholarship for which you think you should have qualified please contact the Scholarship Coordinator by email: scholarships@cwidaho.cc Otherwise, please apply next year as other scholarships will become available in the future.

I do not have a student ID. What should I do?

Scholarship applicants are required to have a student ID before completing the online scholarship application. This will ensure that we are able to correctly identify you as we evaluate your application. Please exit the online scholarship application and refer to the CWI website for instructions on applying for admission and the assignment of a student ID.

Students taking classes through Business Partnerships / Workforce Development are not issued student ID numbers. Please use the last 7 digits of your Social Security Number in the student ID field.

I do not have Internet Explorer 8.0, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari. What should I do?

These browsers are required for the proper function of the online scholarship application. Please visit One Stop Student Services to utilize a CWI computer to complete your online scholarship application if you do not have access to one of these browsers on your personal computer.

I do not know my high school or transfer college GPA. What should I do?

Many scholarships have GPA criteria. Please be as accurate as possible when entering your GPA; however, your GPA will be verified against your academic records by the Scholarship Committee.

I do not want to release my student records to anyone outside of the Registrar's Office. Will I still be considered for a scholarship?

No. The Scholarship Committee is required to verify student eligibility when awarding scholarships. They cannot accurately complete this task without access to student academic records.

I do not want to submit the optional, free form essay question. Will I still be considered for a scholarship?

Yes. The free form essay question is optional. It is available for students that wish to submit additional information for the consideration of the scholarship committee. It is not required, but you need to at least enter N/A before moving to the next page of the application.

I have not completed my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Can I apply for scholarships?

No. Many scholarships have financial need as criteria. For the Scholarship Committee to more accurately review your application please complete the FAFSA before completing your online scholarship application. Scholarship applications without financial information will not be considered for awards.

I have selected 'apply now' on all of my eligible scholarships. When will I be notified of the status of my application?

The priority scholarship application deadline is March 17 . After that date, scholarships will be reviewed by the Scholarship Committee. The goal is to have the award notifications delivered to students before May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be reviewed based on the availability of funding during a second awarding session in September.

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.

I'm enrolled as a part-time student, can I still receive a scholarship?

Certain CWI scholarships are designated specifically for part-time students. Part-time is defined as less than 12 credit hours per semester. (Note: All CWI scholarships require that you are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester.)

Many scholarships list financial need as a criterion, how is financial need determined?

Your financial need is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your cost of attendance at CWI. Your signature on the CWI online application permits the Foundation Office to obtain financial need information from One Stop Student Services.

May I use my CWI Foundation scholarship at another school?

No. CWI scholarships are ONLY for use at CWI. CWI scholarships may not be used for dual enrollment and are non-transferable.

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.