Irvine Valley College
Instructions for 2016-2017 Application
DEADLINE: February 12, 2017
To apply for an IVC Foundation Scholarship, please complete the IVC Scholarship Application. The link to the application can be found at the end of these guidelines. Fill in the required information and submit by 11:59 p.m. (PST) Sunday, February 12, 2017.
HANDWRITTEN APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
To apply for any scholarship, all three of the following criteria must apply to you:
- You must have completed at least 12 units with a letter grade at IVC by the end of the Fall 2016 semester.
- You must have completed a minimum of 6 units in the Fall 2016 semester and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units during the Spring 2017 semester.
- You must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
*To be considered for an ASG of IVC scholarship, you must purchase an ASG of IVC card.
CONTINUING OR TRANSFERRING?
Apply as a CONTINUING student if you plan to return to IVC for the Fall 2017 semester.
Apply as a TRANSFER student if both of the following apply:
- You plan to transfer to a four-year college, or to a program not offered at IVC in which a certificate or degree can be received. You will transfer the following school year and can provide evidence of that transfer.
- You have completed at least 24 units at IVC.
Please note: You may not receive a transferring student scholarship at IVC if you have received one in the past.
HOW WE EVALUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
- The IVC Foundation Scholarship Committee is responsible for evaluating each year’s scholarship applicants. This committee is comprised of IVC faculty, staff, administrators and community volunteers.
- General scholarship applicants are evaluated and scored primarily on their application form and essay responses. However, certain scholarships may have additional scoring criteria such as GPA, recommendation letters or other supporting documents.
- No student is guaranteed a scholarship in this process, as we have many more applicants than available scholarships.
RECEIVING YOUR AWARD
By mid April, you will receive a letter informing you if you have been selected to receive a scholarship. The scholarship ceremony, at which scholarships are announced and distributed, will be held on Thursday, May 25, 2017.
- If you are receiving a scholarship, please plan on attending the ceremony. An RSVP notification will be sent to students prior to the event.
- After the scholarship ceremony, you will receive a letter explaining the next steps for receiving your scholarship(s).
- Ensure that you meet the enrollment and GPA requirements as stated in the General Guidelines section.
- If transferring, provide enrollment verification from your transfer institution. The IVC Foundation Office will verify this information, and checks will be mailed to your transfer institution.
- Please remember to send a thank you card to your donor(s). Instructions will be provided.
Please use the list below to ensure that you have completed and submitted all parts of the application:
- Personal Essay Responses
The 2017-2018 IVC Foundation Scholarship application process is now closed. The 2018-2019 application will be open in November.