- How do I use my scholarship?
A: Once awarded, funds are held in the student's financial account until ten days prior to the start of classes meeting the requirements of the scholarship. Ten days prior to the start of classes, funds are released and used to pay tuition or book expenses at CTC.
- What does “once the requirements of the scholarship are met” mean?
A: Each scholarship has a required number of hours a student must be enrolled in each semester. If the requirement is six hours and the student begins all six hours at the start of the semester, funds will release 10 days prior to the start date. If a student has a six-hour requirement and they start a three-hour class on the first day of the semester and the next three-hour class starts a month later, the funds will release 10 days before the start of the second class. This scenario would require the student to pay for the first class out of pocket. Once the funds are released after meeting the requirements of the scholarship, a refund can be requested for the funds to pay for the first class.
- I am not attending CTC next semester. Can I transfer my scholarship to my next school?
A: No, scholarship awarded by the CTC Foundation office can only be used at CTC. These funds are raised and awarded for CTC students while attending CTC.
- I will be graduating in December. Can I have my scholarship spring payment in the fall semester?
A: Any changes to the disbursement of funds must be made 6 weeks prior to the start of classes in the fall semester. This allows the changes to be processed in all of the necessary offices on campus. Awards are offered in April giving students ample time to request the change for the upcoming school term.
- Can I use scholarship funds to purchase supplies and for other expenses?
A: Scholarship funds can be used for tuition and books/supplies purchased at the CTC Bookstore. Purchases made through vendors outside of CTC are not covered.
- Can I use my unused funds for summer classes?
A: No. Scholarships are designated for the long semesters only.
- When will I get the money not used from my scholarship?
A: The money not used for educational expenses goes back to the scholarship fund it was issued from. These funds will be used to assist other students in the future with their educational expenses. This is the policy of the CTC Foundation.
- When can I apply for spring scholarships?
A: Applications are accepted once a year from Dec. 1st thru Feb. 28th. The awards from the application submission are for the following fall and spring semesters only.