Q. Who is responsible for determining how many students will be on each school eligibility list and when will it happen?
A. Each school will have the responsibility to have a minimum of 10 students that qualify for a 4 year scholarship on the Eligible Nominations list by the end of the first grading period. High Schools also have the responsibility to have a minimum of 10 students that qualify for a 2 year scholarship on the Eligible Nominations list by the end of the first grading period. Schools with additional donor-directed scholarship dollars may need to add additional students to their list.
Q. When will the students be selected?
A. Actual selection of students will occur from October thru the last full day of school in May. Students who are not selected may re-apply the following school year in grades 6 thru 11.
Q. When will nominations be accepted?
A. Nominations will be accepted up to February 15th of each school year. After that date, no further nominations will be accepted for consideration for that school year.
Q. How will information be communicated to the community?
A. Each school will have the responsibility of communicating the availability of this online nomination process to community members, to teachers, school volunteers, etc.
Q. What will the role be of TSIC donors in selecting eligible students?
A. A student profile will be available to donors upon request to the Foundation. The donor will only see the student's first name, gender, age, grade, school. Donors will receive a fax or email with that information.
Q. What are the various scenarios for scholarship selection?
A. From time to time there are specific requests from sponsors for a certain school, a certain geographic area, or a particular grade level, etc. Approximately ½ of the students are selected this way and the Education Foundation must honor those requests. The remaining students are selected with non-specific dollars. The Foundation will operate reasonably when selecting students based on available information. For instance, the Foundation recognizes that there are many schools with few or no TSIC students. These schools will be a priority when selecting students with non-specific dollars.
Q. What will be the relationship between the mentor section and the online nomination?
A. The school will match the student with a mentor before the student is selected for a scholarship. Mentor information will be entered through a District database by the school alongside the student information, thereby linking the two parties.
Q. If a student moves from school to school, will their nomination follow them?
A. No, this will not happen automatically. It will be the responsibility of the new school to accept the nomination.
Q. What happens when donations are received after the school year ends?
A. Any donations that are received after April 1st will be applied to the next school year. The Foundation will only match a donor with a student once funding is received.