SUGGESTIONS FOR AVOIDING PROBLEMS AND CONFUSION WITH YOUR SIMPSON SCHOLARSHIP:
- It is imperative that you understand the importance of communication between you and The Simpson Foundation Trustees. It has been our experience that most problems that arise come from issues involving communication. As a college student and young adult, the primary responsibility for communication between the three parties – the Trustees, the School, and the Student – is with you. Lack of communication may lead to delays in your school receiving your Simpson Scholarship on a timely basis.
- You are responsible for providing correct and complete contact information: this includes your home mailing address and home telephone number. It would also be helpful if we have an alternate way of contacting you (cell, school email address, or address, etc.)
- As a Simpson scholarship recipient, you are required to be a full-time student. By definition you must satisfactorily complete 12 hours per semester. The normal undergraduate scholarship is for 10 semesters (fall/spring) for a total of 120 hours of credit. This also includes the minimum number of hours within your major.
- Requirements as to hours per semester for advanced study are on a case by case basis.
- Courses where you received no earned hours credit (audit/remedial) do not count toward the 12 hours/120 hours objective.
- It is critical that you let the Simpson Foundation Trustees know of any problem you are incurring or any issue that might rise to the level of a problem that would prohibit your attaining the required hours within the targeted time.
- Being placed on “Academic Warning” or receiving a “Notice of Suspension” may result in the termination of your scholarship. On a case by case basis, you may receive a conditional scholarship grant for one semester, and thereby repair your academic record as to earned hours and/or grades.
- Prior to the scholarship funds being paid for the fall semester, the Trustees will need “Proof of Enrollment” from the school you are attending. Your grant may not be paid until the Trustees receive your Proof of Enrollment.
- As you finish a semester, you will have to request that the school send an “Official Transcript” to the Trustees. Funding for the following semester can only be made after receipt and review of the most recent transcript. Your grant will not be paid until the Trustees receive your Official Transcript.
- ANY APPLICATION SUBMITTED AFTER MARCH 1 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED BY THE TRUSTEES.
All of the above requirements and suggestions are offered in a very positive attempt to help every Simpson Scholarship recipient succeed. The Trustees are as committed to your success today as they were to the first scholarship recipients some 20 plus years ago.