Generally, students who wish to apply for scholarships or grants provided by an outside source must apply directly with the source. In some instances, the school must certify student enrolment to the aid provider. If the award you are applying for requires school certification, please contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance.
Once you have been approved for an outside scholarship or grant, you are required to submit the Financial Aid Reporting Form along with documentation of your award to the Office of Financial Aid. This reporting requirement is enforced by federal regulations. Failure to follow this directive may result in cancellation or reduction of your award(s).
Students are encouraged to review ACOM’s online list of Scholarship Opportunities and to conduct their own searches as well.
In order to be considered for one of these awards, students should apply early and follow the application instructions provided by the awarding organization. Unless a scholarship specifically states that it is automatically awarded, scholarships are awarded competitively, and consideration does not guarantee
that a scholarship will be approved. To ensure maximum consideration, it is imperative that students are knowledgeable of the specific requirements and deadlines associated with all scholarship programs.