Scholarship Application Process and Form
The New Opportunity School for Women Foundation manages a scholarship fund for graduates of the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW) residential program. Scholarships are intended to assist NOSW graduates who are furthering their education or training with the goal of becoming employed.
Students enrolling in the following types of programs and institutions are eligible to apply for scholarship support:
- Full-time or part-time enrollment in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program at a four-year college or graduate school
- Full-time or part-time enrollment in an associate degree program at a community college
- Enrollment in a certificate or job training course or program at a community college
- Enrollment in a job certification program at a regionally respected proprietary (for-profit) school.
The Scholarship Committee may also consider applications for other extraordinary educational needs on a case-by-case basis.
The Scholarship Committee will give preference for awarding scholarships to NOSW graduates who enroll in regionally accredited institutions. However, the NOSW Scholarship Committee will also consider applications, on a case-by-case basis, from students who enroll in job certification programs at regionally respected proprietary schools (for-profit businesses that provide vocational education and training, such as a cosmetology school).
Purpose/Use of Scholarships
Students who are awarded scholarships may use the funds to pay for any expense related to education. This could include direct expenses (such as tuition, books, or fees) or indirect expenses (such as childcare, transportation, or health insurance).
Depending on a student’s success and enrollment in a given school year, she may apply for the scholarship for two terms: once for the fall term and once for the spring term. She must apply for these two scholarships separately and must submit a copy of her transcript with the prior term’s grades with her later application. See “Application Process” below.
The current award amounts (as of January 2018) are $400 for full-time students and $200 for part-time. Scholarship amounts for students in job-training programs will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Please be aware that the award amount may change based on funding. Contact your school or the chairperson of the Scholarship Committee (see below) for more information.
To apply for a scholarship, complete and submit the application form at the bottom of this page.
If an applicant has received a scholarship in the past, she must apply again for any future scholarship and must submit a copy of her transcript with the prior term’s grades with her later application.
The New Opportunity School for Women Foundation reserves the right to verify a student’s enrollment in an eligible education program before awarding any funds.
Any questions about the application process can be addressed to Janet Tronc at Jtronc@yahoo.com
The Scholarship Committee will base its decisions on the following criteria:
- Verified enrollment in a qualifying educational program (see “Eligibility” above)
- Evidence of progress for students who are seeking support for a subsequent semester
- Likelihood that the student’s path will lead to full-time work
Scholarships are not guaranteed. The Scholarship Committee will review applications and the availability of funds and make decisions based on these factors.
Awarding of Funds
Any funds made available to a student will be distributed directly to the applicant.
Should a scholarship recipient withdraw from or fail a course term (with a GPA under 1.0), that student will be ineligible for future scholarships for one year (12 months).