Scholarship Appeal Instructions

If you desire to appeal a decision related to your scholarship status, please follow the instructions below to ensure that your appeal is processed efficiently and fairly.

Step 1: Understand the Grounds for Appeal

  • Appeals can be made on the basis of:
    • Procedural errors that may have affected the decision.
    • New evidence that was not reasonably available at the time the decision was made.
    • Extenuating circumstances that were not considered during the initial decision process.

Step 2: Prepare Your Appeal Documentation

  • Appeal Letter: Write a detailed letter explaining the basis of your appeal. Include your name, student ID, contact information, and a clear statement of the decision being appealed.
  • Supporting Documents: Attach any relevant documents or evidence that support your appeal. This may include medical records, death certificates, legal documents, or statements from witnesses or advisors.

Step 3: Submission

  • Submit your appeal documentation to the Scholarship Committee via the designated email address or portal. Ensure that your submission is complete and submitted within the 30-day appeal window from the date of the scholarship decision.

Step 4: Review Process

  • Upon receiving your appeal, the Scholarship Committee will review the submitted materials and may request additional information or a meeting with you to discuss the appeal.
  • The Committee aims to resolve appeals within 30 days of receipt. You will be notified in writing of the Committee’s decision, which will include an explanation of the reasons behind the outcome.

Step 5: Outcome

  • If your appeal is successful, adjustments will be made to your scholarship status as applicable.
  • If the appeal is denied, the original decision stands. The Committee’s decision is final, but you may seek general academic advising or counseling services for further assistance.

Additional Guidelines:

  • Appeals should be made respectfully and concisely. It is important to focus on facts and evidence rather than emotions.
  • Keep copies of all correspondence related to your appeal, including submission confirmations and any communications you receive from the Committee.