FAQs

1. Deadline

Does my application have to be submitted online by March 1?

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2. Schools

Am I eligible to apply if I am a U.S. citizen or permanent resident attending school abroad?

Is on-line coursework eligible?

Which accredited colleges are eligible to receive a JRF scholarship?

How do I know if my college is accredited by one of JRF’s approved agencies?

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3. Completing the Application

I applied last year and submitted my application by mail. Can I send my application by mail this year?

I don’t have internet access at home. How can I complete the application?

Do I need to create an account to complete the application?

Will I need an e-mail address to complete the application?

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4. Finances

Is my low-income eligibility based on my previous year’s income or on my estimate for the coming year?

Why do you ask for income and expenses for the upcoming year?

How can I estimate my future income and expenses?

Should I upload tax forms as proof of income?

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5. Recommendation Letters

Do my references have to submit their letters online? How will they know that I’ve requested a letter from them?

What if I’m afraid one of my references won’t write her letter of recommendation before JRF’s deadline?

Can I submit letters of recommendation from more than two references?

What if I don’t know of anyone to write a professional or academic letter for me?

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6. Transcripts & Acceptance Letters

I’m a new student. Can I upload a class schedule or financial aid award letter to verify that I’ve been accepted to my school?

What should I do if my school doesn’t issue acceptance letters?

What if the letter from my school says my acceptance is pending?

What if I haven’t received an acceptance letter from my school by the March 1 deadline?

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7. Selection

When will the scholars be chosen?

How will I know if I’m chosen?

When will the scholarships be awarded?

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8. Video Application Guide Index

Getting Started with the Online Application

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