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Honors Night Frequently Asked Questions

When will I find out if I'm selected for a scholarship?

  • You will notify in mid-April of your scholarship status.

What scholarship did I receive?

  • The name of your scholarship and the amount is announced at Honors Night. 

When is Honors Night?

  • It is usually the second Wednesday in May.  The invitation will have detail information.

Do I have to attend Honors Night?

  • Yes, it is a mandatory event.  Donors or their representative will be there to present you the award.  You may forfeit your award if you do not attend Honors Night.

What is the dress code for the evening?

  • It is a semi-formal occasion.  Professional photographers will be available to take your picture with the donor or their representative.  This is an opportunity to dress your best.  

Could I bring a guest?

  • Since seating is limited, you may bring one guest.  Your admission is free but your guest ticket is $15.00.

Is there food at the event?

  • You and your guest are welcome to the theme buffet prior to the award ceremony.

When will I receive my money?

  • You will receive a disbursement letter in June.  Make sure you follow the instructions in the letter.  Once you've met the requirements, a check will be disbursed in the mail starting in July for the following academic year.

My circumstances have changed or I don't meet the requirements. What should I do?

  • Scholarships are giving based on students' academic excellence; however there are circumstances that prevent students from meeting the above requirements.  If you're worried that your circumstances could prevent you from collecting your scholarship, please send an email to Scholarship Office or write a letter to the Scholarship Office and explain briefly your circumstances.  The Scholarship Office will review your circumstances and will get back to you.  We do have students best interest at heart so please be cordial and honest in your explanation. 

Do I have to pay taxes on my scholarship?

  • According to tax laws in effect as of March 1997, scholarship funds are not taxable if they are used for tuition and fees required for you to attend college or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment that you need for your classes.
  • Scholarship funds that you use for room and board or other purposes are taxable. If you have any questions about this, please consult your tax advisor.
  • The Scholarship Office is unable to give advice about your taxes or recommend tax advisors.