FAQs About Foundation Scholarships

When can students apply for scholarships?

Students apply for Cecil College Foundation scholarships for the upcoming academic year beginning October 1 through April 30. Students must complete the general scholarship application to receive consideration for all Foundation scholarships. Students need only complete the general application once per academic year.

To receive consideration for need-based scholarships, students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For additional information regarding filing the FAFSA, please contact our Financial Aid Office.

How do students log in to apply for a scholarship?​

Beginning on October 1, current or returning students use their Cecil College "chawk" email address and password to sign in.

Accepted or incoming students should log into MyCecil and follow the steps to create a permanent password. Use your "chawk" email address and permanent password to sign in and complete the general application.

If you are a new student and do not have a "chawk" email address and password, complete the admissions application, or contact the Admissions Office at (410) 287-1006 or admissions@nullcecil.edu.

Students can apply for all Cecil College Foundation scholarships by completing the general scholarship application. In addition to completing the required fields, students are encouraged to complete all questions to maximize scholarship consideration.

What are supplemental applications?

Supplemental applications appear to students who must answer additional questions to receive consideration for scholarships and may be based on the student’s program or other scholarship criteria. Students are encouraged to complete all supplemental applications as well as the general application.

Please note that not every student will be required to complete a supplemental application.

How do students receive confirmation of their complete and submitted application?

Students who submit a scholarship application receive a confirmation email to their "chawk" student email account. Drafted applications are not considered for scholarship awards.

Are transcripts and/or recommendations needed?

New students applying for merit-based scholarships will be given broader consideration if transcripts are submitted. Transcripts should be sent to the Cecil College Foundation office by April 30. You will be notified if a letter of recommendation is required.

Please note that a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for a merit-based scholarship. Current Cecil College students need not submit a transcript.

How do scholarship recipients receive notification of award offers?

If selected, students will be notified by an email sent to their "chawk" student email account. Once you accept your award, you will be provided a date to visit the foundation office to review your scholarship criteria and write a thank you note to the donor.

In addition, you will be given the date of the annual scholarship breakfast which is held in September. The breakfast provides an opportunity for students to meet donors, trustees, and Foundation directors.

When are scholarship awards made?

For the majority of scholarships, recipient selection is completed by mid-July. Continue to check your "chawk" email account or contact the foundation office if you have any questions.

Who selects scholarship recipients?

Unless otherwise noted, recipients are selected based on scholarship criteria, student eligibility, and qualifications.

How do scholarship recipients respond to the award offer?

Students who have been awarded a scholarship must accept the scholarship online through the scholarship link provided in your award email. Students should follow the instructions as prompted to review the scholarship offer and click "Accept" under the appropriate scholarship. Students have a response deadline of July 31, but may request—in writing—an extension for their decision until August 15.

How are scholarship awards disbursed to the students account?

Scholarships are applied to the student’s account as a third party payment once all requirements have been met, including writing a thank you note to the donor. One half of the award will be applied for the fall semester. Provided the recipient maintains the required GPA for the semester, along with all other scholarship requirements, the second half of the award will be applied to their account for the spring semester. Exceptions may be requested in writing.