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Aims Foundation Scholarships FAQ

This page answers the most common questions about the Aims Foundation Scholarships.

When does the Aims Foundation Scholarship application open?

The application period is open each year from November 1st to March 1st.


What is the last date I can apply?

The majority of the scholarships close at 10 p.m. on March 1. A few close at a later date. Please refer to the deadline date on the main opportunities page.


If I miss the deadline can the application be reopened?

No. You will have to wait until the next award cycle.


Do I need to fill out an application for every foundation scholarship I want to apply for?

No, you just have to fill out one general application!


Where can I find the application?

You can find the online application here. You will need to sign in with your myAims username and password.


Do I have to be admitted into Aims Community College to fill out the Aims Foundation scholarship application?

Yes, you will need to use your myAims username and password to login to the online application.


How do I prepare for the application?

Click here for our tips and tricks booklet to make your application process easier!


Is a recommendation questionnaire required? How will I know if my reference has submitted a recommendation questionnaire on my behalf?

At least one recommendation questionnaire is strongly advised but not required. Once you Save and Finish your application, the system will automatically notify your reference via email about your request. No further action is needed from you.

You will see the following the next time you login: 

  • Reference Name (for example - Requested on Jan. 1, 20XX)

If your reference has submitted a recommendation questionnaire on your behalf, you will then see the following: 

  • Reference Name (for example - Submitted on Jan. 3, 20XX)

Hint: Click on the References button located on the top blue menu bar to view the status and resend your reference request(s).


Do I have to have a certain GPA to qualify?

Most scholarships require a 2.0 GPA, but there may be some scholarships that require above a 2.0 GPA. You can review the GPA requirements for each scholarship on the main Opportunities Page.


Do I need to upload a transcript of my grades for my application to be considered complete?

If you are a returning Aims student (this does NOT include concurrently enrolled students), NO transcript is needed.

If you are a new transfer student, you MUST upload a copy of your most recent college transcript.

If you are a high school senior (including concurrently enrolled students), you MUST upload a copy of your high school transcript showing your first-semester and senior-year grades. 

Note: If awarded, payment to your account will NOT be made unless your final high school transcript has been submitted to the Financial Aid office by the first day of the awarding semester(s). The transcript must show the graduation/diploma date.


How and when will I be notified if I have been selected to receive a Foundation scholarship?

Scholarships will be awarded the following Fall after the application period closes. Reminder: The application is open from November 1st to March 1st.


How do I accept my scholarship award if I have been offered one?

You will go back to the scholarship manager, accept the award, and type out a thank you letter. Please submit this through the scholarship manager as soon as possible.        


How long does it take to complete the application?

It should take you around one hour to fill out the application for all available Foundation scholarships.


Do scholarships affect other financial aid?

If you have been awarded financial aid up to your full financial need and cost of attendance or both, then receipt of a scholarship might impact other aid you have already received. Adjustments are made on a case-by-case basis with student loan reductions as a priority.