Q1. Who is eligible?
A. Graduating High School Seniors.
Q2. What is the value of the scholarship?
A. $10,000. Award will be divided by term over the course of study.
Q3. What are the enrollment requirements?
A. Students must enroll in 3 classes or 13½ quarter credit hours. Student must also be pursuing a post-secondary education for the first time.
Q4. Are employees and their dependents eligible for these scholarships?
A. Stratford University employees and dependents are not eligible if using the employee tuition discount/benefit. Please see the employee handbook for Stratford University’s educational benefits for employees and their dependents.
Q5. Do students have to enroll in consecutive terms or is the student allowed to skip a term at any point?
A. Student is allowed one (1) STNA per academic year, as outlined in the Catalog.
Q6. Will we require campuses to keep a hard copy of the source documentation that was used to verify eligibility?
A. Campuses will be required to keep a hard copy of source documentation.
Q7. Can a student apply for more than one scholarship or award program?
A. This scholarship cannot be used in conjunction with any other Stratford University scholarship, grant, or discount.
Q8. Is there a campus or regional limit to the number of students who can receive the Stratford First Scholarship?
A. Yes. Only five (5) Stratford First Scholarships are allowed per campus per year.
Q9. If the required G.P.A. is 3.0 and student has a 2.9, should they still apply?
A. If the GPA criterion is not met, student should not apply. All GPA requirements must be met according to the final transcript.
Q10. How quickly will I be notified?
A. The selection committee will make a decision within 7 business days of receipt of completed application and required documents.
Q11. Does the amount I receive in scholarships affect my eligibility for financial aid?
A. Scholarships may be used in addition to federal student aid, and outside funding sources.
Q12. What is the application deadline?
A. May 1st annually. Any applications received after the May 1st deadline will be accepted at the discretion of the Campus Director.
Q13. Is this scholarship available to international students?
A. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent resident.
Q14. Which department processes the scholarships?
A. The Student Accounts Office.
Q15. Who determines if I receive a scholarship?
A. A Stratford First Scholarship selection committee will determine the recipient(s). Awards will be based on GPA, Essay Question, and Community Service.
Q16. What is the Stratford Power Forward Program?
A. The Stratford Power Forward Program is a compilation of four (4) initiatives designed to help students reduce and/or manage student loan debt. These four programs/initiatives are:
- Stratford Scholarships (e.g. Stratford First & Culinary & Hospitality Competition Scholarships)
- Stratford Extra Rewards
- Stratford Guarantee
- Stratford Culinary Competition