Last Dollar Scholarship

#1 Premiere CE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP

Establishing #1 Premiere Continuing Education sparked an opportunity to mentor and educate college students. And now, we are introducing the #1 Premiere Continuing Education Last Dollar Scholarship, a need-based “gap-filling” award and mentorship program for first-generation college students.

As a first-generation college student myself, I know how critical scholarships are. I also know the importance of having someone to support you as you transition into college, so every Last Dollar Scholarship includes a mentorship program for the awarded student.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this scholarship, I encourage you to apply or spread the word.

Thank you for your support,
Amy
Founder, #1 Premiere Continuing Education

WHAT IS THE #1 PREMIERE CE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP?

The #1 Premiere CE Last Dollar Scholarship is a need-based, “gap-filling” scholarship. It is awarded when a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and your college’s financial aid package total are less than the cost of attendance, resulting in an unmet financial need. The #1 Premiere CE Committee for Scholarship administers the #1 Premiere CE Last Dollar Scholarship providing up to $5000 in aid per academic year.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP?

Individuals with a GED or high school diploma or currently enrolled full-time college students at a 2- or 4-year accredited college or university who have completed the FAFSA and are First Generation College Student. *

*A first-generation college student is defined as a student whose parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor’s degree. This means that you are the first person in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor’s degree.

ELIGIBLE COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

The Last Dollar Scholarship can be used for any accredited college or university in the United States toward an Associates or Bachelor’s degree.

Non-traditional institutions (for-profit or non-accredited) are not eligible for the scholarship.

AWARD AMOUNT

The scholarship award is determined by:

(College/University Cost of Attendance)

minus

(FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) + College/University Financial Aid Award).

Annual award amounts will range from $200 to $5,000 depending on need. Loans are not considered aid and therefore not included in any award determination.

The scholarships is paid directly to the college bursar office or college bookstore for required texts. Award does not cover optional texts.

The scholarship award may cover: tuition, fees, required books, and residence in an on-campus dorm (room and board) only. It does not cover: health insurance, optional texts, technology (computers, phones, etc), commuting, nor living expenses off-campus.

APPLICATION DUE DATE & AWARD TIMELINE

June 1st : Applications are due

July 1st : Prospective award recipients are notified

July 1st – July 15th : Prospective award recipients are interviewed

July 31st : Award recipient(s) notified of their award amount

Award sent to College/University pending full-time enrollment confirmation of all required documents/proof of enrollment.

REQUIREMENTS for ACCEPTING THE #1 PREMIERE CE LAST DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP

First Year Mentoring Program involves:

  1. Visiting the college
  2. Meeting with the assigned college/university academic advisor
  3. Attending required college orientation days and new student programs
  4. Quarterly meetings with the #1 Premiere CE Last Dollar Scholarship Program Coordinator via phone/video/in-person & completing the College Student Checklist.*

Ongoing Mentoring Program (after freshman year) involves:

  1. Quarterly meetings with the #1 Premiere CE Last Dollar Scholarship Program Coordinator via phone/video/in-person & completing the College Student Checklist.*

*To touch base, answer questions, and review student goals & progress.

MAINTAINING THE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Students must have a documented unmet need. This requires the student to have completed the yearly FASFA form and maintain eligibility for aid, as per per federal aid requirements.
  • Students must be enrolled full-time (complete 12 or more credits per semester) pursuing an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Dropping, withdrawing or failing a class that drops you below the 12 credit hours for a term will make you ineligible for the scholarship until you complete a full term with sufficient academic progress as per Federal Aid requirements.
  • Students are required to work no more than 20 hours per week each academic term they utilize the scholarship in order to focus on school over work. Exceptions may be made for internships/co-op learning that is coordinated with their academic program.
  • Scholarships can be renewed for a maximum of 6 consecutive years of undergraduate study only. Students must reapply each year.
  • All students are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to be eligible to re-apply for the scholarship and make adequate academic progress per federal aid requirements. Each term, students must submit their progress/grades via email.

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