What exactly does the scholarship cover?
Successful applicants who receive a Fulfilling the Promise scholarship receive a 75 percent tuition reduction. The reduction is applied directly to the student’s in-state or out-of-state tuition rate before tuition bills are mailed.
The scholarship money applies to any School Library & Info Technologies graduate courses that are taken during any semester or summer session through June 31, 2014. Students, however, must pay the separate Education and Technology fees each semester. Current fees are listed at:
(refer to the online course section).
Do I qualify for a 75% tuition reduction award?
Candidates are evaluated on their essay and application responses and the extent to which they meet the scholarship criteria (not all must are required; details at http://libweb.mansfield.edu/promise/criteria.asp):
- Work as a uncertified school librarian
- Represent diversity in the profession (ethnic and/or male)
- Live or work in underserved geographic communities
- Live at a distance for an library science university
- Recruit a school administrator to participate in an online advocacy program
Do I need to reapply each semester for the scholarship?
As long as certain obligations are met (see below) you will automatically receive the tuition reduction each semester (including summer), until the end of the scholarship program.
What are my obligations (scholastic responsibilities)?
- Remain in good academic standing (i.e. maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average each semester and commit no act of plagiarism, cheating or violation academic integrity)
- Take at least one course each semester (unless a "break" is pre-approved by the scholarship director)
What are my fiscal responsibilities?
- Pay the remaining balance of tuition not covered by the grant, plus Education and Technology fees, prior to registering for a new semester
- Agree not to drop a class without approval from the Scholarship Director
- If you drop a class after the official university drop date, you will be responsible for paying the appropriate fees and tuition (i.e. no scholarship funds will be used to pay for dropped or incomplete classes)
- If you fail a class you must repay the full cost for that course
- Note that failing a class generally results in academic dismissal. Classes in which a student earns below a "C" do not count toward graduation and must be re-taken at the student’s expense.
- Note: all scholarship recipients must submit a signed Agreement of the requirements above before receiving funds.