Scholarship Recipient Frequently Asked Questions

How do I send a thank you note to my donor?

Please write a personal thank you letter or note for each scholarship received to the donor or designated foundation by Friday, August 16, 2019. Here is a sample thank you letter that you can reference. Please address the thank you note to the donor or organization that is listed within your scholarship notification. We encourage that handwritten thank you notes or letters are sent, as it is donors’ preference. You can send physical thank you letters or notes to the School of Nursing Development Office (address listed in your scholarship notification). However, if you are unable to do so, you may email your typed letter to Barb Mullikin, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at westr073@umn.edu.

 

How do I register for the scholarship reception?

Go to z.umn.edu/scholarshipreception to register. Please register as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Barb Mullikin, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at westr073@umn.edu.

 

When will my scholarship disburse/why hasn’t my scholarship disbursed?

Scholarship funds will be posted to your student account at the beginning of each term. If it is past the first week of the term and your scholarship award has not been posted to your account please contact the Office of Student and Career Advancement Services at sonscholarships@umn.edu.

 

Will I receive this same scholarship next year?

Scholarships are awarded annually and it is possible, but not guaranteed, to be awarded the same scholarship for multiple years provided the donor specified eligibility criteria is maintained. Students must submit an application and complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for scholarships.

 

When will the funds be awarded to my account?

Scholarship funds will be posted to your student account at the beginning of each term.  If you accepted financial aid, your financial aid award may be modified once the scholarship funds are posted to your account.

 

Do I have to attend the scholarship dinner in order to receive my scholarship?

No, attendance at the scholarship reception is not required to receive scholarship funds, however it’s highly encouraged to attend.

 

How do I grant permission for my name to be printed in the Dean’s Scholarship reception program?

There is no action needed to indicate your permission.  If you have concerns about your name being printed, please reach out to Barb Mullikin, Director of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving at westr073@umn.edu to discuss your concerns.