Frequently Asked Questions About Scholarships

  1. When does the Foundation give scholarships?

Applications for scholarships for the upcoming academic year (academic years starting in the fall) must be submitted online by February 1 of that same year. For example, to apply for a scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year, applications must be submitted by February 1, 2018.  2018-2019 academic year applications will be available to complete on-line at www.doylefound.org beginning on November 1, 2017. The applications and the additional documentation requested must be completed and submitted online no later than February 1, 2018. Due to the large volume of applications received, only those applicants receiving a scholarship will be notified.  Students receiving a scholarship will be notified by April 1 of each year.

  1. What is requested in the application process?

To apply, choose the “Apply for a Scholarship” button and create a new account each year. A complete application includes a signed legal contract, a completed application form including a personal essay, school transcripts from all academic institutions attended, the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA, financial aid information, and a budget/cost of attendance form from each school listed on the application. Once the application is completed, applicants are then asked to request two letters of recommendation (form available), a work experience form, and a school/community activities form. 

  1. What is a Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA?

The Student Aid Report (SAR) is generated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Student Aid Report provides validated information to assist organizations in making decisions about a student’s financial aid. See Sample SAR. A SAR “summary form” is not an acceptable substitution for the actual SAR. When applying, upload all 5 pages of your SAR as one document, not as separate pages.

  1. What are the criteria for applying for this scholarship?

Refer to the qualifying schools page on this website for information regarding qualifying schools. The link is also on the top of the homepage under the scholarships tab. You must meet the qualifying school criteria to apply for this scholarship.

5Why does the application ask if I received this scholarship before? 

All applicants are required to submit all application documents with the following exception:  If a student received a scholarship from The Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, Inc. for 2017-2018, some documents will not need to be re-submitted and will not show on the application form once the initial fields are completed. If a student received a scholarship from this Foundation more than one academic year ago (not in 2017-18), the student is required to complete and upload ALL application documents.

6If I did or did not receive a scholarship from the Foundation, can I reapply the following year?

Yes. There is no limit to how many times a student can apply for this scholarship.

7. Do I have to apply on-line?

Yes. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Visit the applications page to sign up to apply online. 2018-19 academic year scholarship applications will be open November 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018 only. NO EXCEPTIONS.

8. Can I send in some of my documents on-line and mail or email other documents?

No, you must apply entirely on-line. Your application will not be accepted if you submit some documents on-line and mail or email other documents. 

9. How do I submit my letters of recommendation? 

Once signed in, applicants will see a letters of recommendation form that can be sent to the letter authors. The letter authors’ email address will be required. The letter author then directly submits the letter to the Foundation. The letters automatically become part of your application. Deadline is February 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS.

10. How do I know if I completed and submitted my application online?

You may “Save Draft” of your application if you wish to return and edit it prior to February 1. Once you have completed the application, click “Save” and you will return to the main menu where you can complete your work experience, school/community activities, and letters of recommendation forms. You must “Submit” all 4 forms before February 1, 2018. No changes can be made to the application or other forms after you submit them, or after February 1, 2018. We encourage you to print or save your application and other forms.

11. How do I know if I uploaded my documents correctly?

If you see your documents’ names in the correct upload fields on your application, you have successfully uploaded them to the application. You may upload new documents until February 1, 2018 if needed. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted with your application.

12. When entering my work experience and/or school/community activities, I added an item but I did not mean to and I cannot delete it.  What should I do?

Added items cannot be deleted. Simply enter N/A into the fields and submit the form when you are done with it. This will not affect the processing of your application.

The remaining questions apply only to 2017-18 The Frank M. and Gertrude R. Doyle Foundation, Inc. scholarship recipients who are applying for a 2018-19 scholarship:

13. My payment request portal log-in email and password do not work on the scholarship application log-in page. What should I do?

As stated on the scholarship application log-in page, ALL applicants must create a new account in this new system. Choose “Sign up” to do so. The 2018-19 scholarship application is a separate system from the 2017-18 system. Our goal is to combine systems in the future. 

14.  Is there a separate application for those who received this scholarship in 2017-18?

No. Fields are automatically modified within the application based on your answers to the first few questions. If you received this scholarship for 2017-18, you will not be required to submit letters of recommendations or a personal essay, but you will be required to submit proof of income.

15. I received this scholarship in 2017-18 and I am applying again. Do I have to complete the work experience, school/community activities, and letters of recommendation forms?

If you have additional work experience or community activities since your previous application, you may add them. If you do not, simply enter N/A in the fields and submit the forms. You do not have to re-list your previous work experience or activities, but you do have to save all the forms in order to submit your application.

16.  My question is not answered here, how do I obtain more information?

Contact the foundation office at info@doylefound.org