FAQs

Is my low-income eligibility based on my previous year’s income?

 

Yes. Your estimated household income for the calendar year 2016 is used to determine your eligibility. Please use your 2016 tax returns to determine your estimated income.

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

Because the scholarships we award are for two consecutive school terms, starting with the fall of 2018. We will need to know what your financial situation will be during the school year (August 2018-May 2019).

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Should I upload tax forms as proof of income?

 

Yes. 

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Should I upload a copy of my FAFSA form with my application?

 

No. We do not require your FAFSA information. Do not upload any extra documents.

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Can I apply if my income is over JRF’s guidelines?

No. If your estimated household income for the coming school year does not fall within the income guidelines, you are not eligible to apply.

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