1. When is the application available for Sigma Kappa Foundation scholarships?
The 2020-2021 Sigma Kappa Foundation Scholarship application process opens December 1, 2019; the deadline for submission is midnight Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2020.
2. How do I apply?
The application link will be LIVE only December 1, 2019 through February 1, 2020. Sigma Kappa Foundation uses Smarter Select for the application process; all questions and steps must be completed in order for your application to be evaluated. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The application can be found on our website: https://sigmakappa.org/foundation/scholarships-and-grants/
3. What is SmarterSelect?
SmarterSelect is a third party online application and recommendation system. Applications must be completed and submitted electronically via SmarterSelect. If you are a first-time user, you will be prompted to create an account.
4. What if I don’t remember if I have an account with SmarterSelect?
Applications must be submitted through a personal account, NOT a chapter account. Previous users should log in with their email they used to create the original account. If you do not remember your password, click the Forgot Password link. If you do not remember the email you used to sign up, you can contact SmarterSelect or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your account status.
5. Who chooses the recipients?
Sigma Kappa Foundation appoints a Scholarship committee to review all submitted applications.
6. How many scholarships are awarded?
Last year, the Sigma Kappa Foundation awarded 75 scholarship awards for more than $100,000 in scholarship support.
7. To which term/semester/quarter is the financial award applied?
The scholarship award is divided over the academic year. Example: For schools on a semester calendar, half of the award will be applied to Fall 2020 fees and half will be applied to Spring 2021.
8. What if I will only be in school one term?
This topic is addressed on the application. Please indicate your plans if you will not be enrolled the entire academic year. If selected as a recipient, the funds will all be awarded for that term.
9. How can I donate to a scholarship fund?
Visit our Give Now page, then under Gift Designation select Other and enter the name of the scholarship fund you wish to support.