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Below are the answers to common questions regarding what happens after you apply:

  1. How do I update my online application if my personal information changes?

    Once your scholarship application has been submitted, you will not be allowed to make any changes to it. However, if your information changes, and you are selected as a finalist, you will be able to update your information at a later date.

    All finalists will be sent an email in the “awards confirmation process.   Further, all selected recipients will be asked to update their information during the “awards acceptance process. The following information must be correct prior to disbursement:

    •  Email
    • Address
    • Phone Number 
    • Institution
    •  Major
  2. When will I know if I am selected to receive an award?

    Notifications of scholarship awards are emailed in June-July.

  3. Why is HSF asking me to update my institution, class level and major/field of study?

    If selected to move forward in the HSF selection process, HSF will request that you confirm which institution you will attend in the fall, your fall class level and major or field of study (for graduate students).  Additionally, if you are going to be a freshman, transfer student or 1st year graduate student in the fall, you will be asked to provide the names of any other institutions you were accepted to.

  4. Will I be notified if I do not receive an award?

    All applicants who complete the application process will receive notification, via email, once the selection process has been completed.  To check the status of your application, please refer to your MyHSF profile. Note:  HSF funds may continue to be available for a period of time after the initial notification. Please check your email regularly in case you are selected at a later date.

  5. If I am selected for a scholarship, when should I expect my disbursement?

    Scholarship awards are disbursed between the months of September and November in the fall term of the year awarded. Please note that all scholarship awards are contingent upon proof of full-time enrollment and the student’s total financial aid package

  6. My scholarship application and recommendation form have been submitted, what are my next steps?

    Congratulations!  HSF recommends completed applicants to:

    • Upload your Student Aid Report (SAR) or State SAR (if you are not applying to FAFSA) into your Document Bank
    • Upload your Financial Aid Award Letter into your Document Bank
    • Check your email and MyHSF account for any updates on your application’s status

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