• Frequently Asked Questions



    How do I apply for the scholarship?

    Applicants will need to submit the application on the Scholarship Website

    If I received the scholarship last year, am I still eligible to receive the scholarship for this year as well?

    Yes. We encourage you to apply again for the scholarship. Additionally, when you submit your application, be sure to update all the sections of the application to ensure the work you have done toward your education is reflected. 

    What if some of my references were not returned?

    You are required to list five references in Part I of the application. For an application to be considered by the committee, at least two to three of your references must be returned. However, your principal's reference is required. 

    Will you accept a hard copy of the scholarship application and required documents instead of the online application?

    No. Only applications that have been submitted online with the required uploaded documents will be accepted. Applicants may access the application on the NCISD Human Resources website and submit their application electronically using the form links.

    When is the application deadline date?

    July 21, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. No submissions after 5:00 pm will be allowed for consideration.

    Do I need to have already started the application process or be currently enrolled in a program in order to apply for the scholarship?

    The application will have a specific area to list where you will attend university/program, etc. You will need to have a plan as to where you will be attending. This plan will also need to be embedded in the essay portion.

    I will be starting classes as a new student in the upcoming semester. May I apply for a NCISD Education Foundation scholarship?

    Yes, you are able to apply for scholarship.

    I am a part-time student. Am I eligible for a scholarship?  

    Yes, NCISD Education Foundation scholarships are open to both part-time and full-time students.


    Documents To Be Submitted:

    Does my transcript have to be an official copy?

    No. You may go online to your student account and download an unofficial transcript.

    Do I need to provide written letters of recommendation?

    No. Simply provide name and contact information, and a recommendation form will be sent to your references.

    In addition to NCISD Supervisor, can I list as a reference someone outside of the District, such as a former teacher, friend, employer or relative?

    Yes. However, you must have at least one District Supervisor listed. The remaining reference should be those that are familiar with your professional work. We recommend you select references that can speak to your work and commitment to students.

    What should I include in my essay?

    Your essay should provide the following information for the reader (at minimum):

    • What do you do now?  How do you serve the students of NCISD in your present position?
    • What college/university will you attend? Major?
    • Why do you want to continue your education?
    • What are your goals?  
    • What do you hope to do with your degree?  
    • Tell the committee your story!
    • Describe your plan!
    • If you applied for the scholarship last year, be sure and update your essay!  What have you accomplished in the last year?
    • Type is double-spaced
    • Times New Roman 12 font, one-inch margin
    • Name and title of the essay on the top of each page
    • Be sure to check spelling and grammar before submission

    Award Notification:

    How will I know whether or not I have been awarded a scholarship?

    A notification letter will be emailed the week of August 2nd - 6th to the email address listed on your application. The email will be sent after the Scholarship Committee has made selections.

    If awarded a scholarship, how will I receive the funds?

    Student Financial Services (Business Office) will post the awarded funds to your student account at the beginning of the Fall/Spring academic year.

    When can I access my award funds?

    During the period for which the award was funded, usually beginning the next academic year. For example, funds will typically be awarded in spring or summer. Those scholarships should be used before June 30, 2022.