FAQ

AMCFF On-line Application Process Frequently Asked Questions

  1. May I submit a paper application?
  2. I entered the information requested, why am I unable to submit my application?
  3. Do I need an email account to apply for a scholarship?
  4. What is an appropriate e-mail address?
  5. Can AB540 students apply for the scholarship?
  6. What GPA do I report?
  7. What is the GPA Verification form?
  8. What is the EFC number?
  9. How do I know if I am self supporting?
  10. Am I required to submit an Educational Resume?
  11. Why do I need a Letter of Recommendation and what must it include?
  12. Who should I indicate as my Recommender?
  13. I just submitted my on-line application. How does my letter of recommendation get submitted?
  14. If I apply this year and am not selected may I apply next year?
  15. If I am awarded a scholarship may I apply again next year?
  16. What is the “Mandatory College Orientation Workshop”?
  17. Is it mandatory that I attend the Community Breakfast?

1. May I submit a paper application?

NO. We have converted to a paperless on-line application process. The GPA Verification form is now available for download and is to be uploaded in the application. 

2. I entered the information requested, why am I unable to submit my application?

Make certain that you have entered a response in all of the fields that apply to you. In the fields that do not apply to you enter either zeros, None or N/A. (Don’t leave any blanks)

3. Do I need an email account to apply for a scholarship?

Yes.  If you do not have an email address there are several Internet Service Providers such as: Hotmail, Gmail, AOL, and Yahoo who offer email addresses at no cost.  If you choose to use a .edu address, please know that some servers of those addresses may filter out our emails and you will need to be sure to periodically check your spam and/or junk mail for filtered out mail.

*Please note, that each applicant must use their own personal email address and not a family member’s email address.

4 . What is an appropriate e-mail address?

For safety reasons we recommend you stay away from personal identification such as date of birth, social security number or other personal related information. For professional reasons avoid using slang, profanity or drug related messages in your e-mail address.

5. Can AB540 students apply for the scholarship?

Yes.

6. What GPA do I report?

You must report your unweighted GPA. This is your GPA that does not include extra points added by AP and Honors courses, and therefore cannot be greater than 4.0. For more information see your college counselor.

7. What is the GPA Verification form?

The GPA Verification form can be found on our website. This form must have official school seals and be uploaded to your AMCFF online account.

8. What is the EFC number?

The EFC number is the applicant’s Expected Family Contribution number. After the FAFSA form is processed the SAR report is generated which contains the EFC number. If you are an AB540 student enter “none.”

9. How do I know if I am self supporting?

You can no longer be claimed as a dependent on your parent’s/guardian’s income tax return.

10. Am I required to submit an Educational Resume?

Yes. Here is a link to an Example

11. Why do I need a Letter of Recommendation and what must it include?

This letter is extremely important in the selection process, as the recommendation will help the Scholarship Committee distinguish you from other candidates. It must include the relationship your Recommender has with you and the length of time he/she has known you; your strengths including motivation, leadership and commitment, examples of commitment to achieve your educational goals, examples which elaborate on your potential to compete in a college atmosphere and your community/volunteer service.

12. Who should I indicate as my Recommender?

Your Recommender should be a teacher, counselor or college advisor. Or, if you have been out of school for two or more years, your recommender may be your most recent employer. The Recommender should NOT BE A RELATIVE OR FRIEND.

13. I just submitted my on-line application. How does my letter of recommendation get submitted?

Your Recommender must submit their recommendation online. Instructions about the recommendation process will be e-mailed to your Recommender after you submit your application. Please note it is your responsibility to verify with your recommender that he/she received our email.

14. If I apply this year and am not selected may I apply next year?

Yes! Students are encouraged to reapply each year.

15. If I am awarded a scholarship may I apply again next year?

Yes! Past recipients may reapply each year.

16. What is the “Mandatory College Orientation Workshop”?

We hold a college orientation workshop which provides useful information regarding financial aid, and the college experience. A parent is also required to attend the parent orientation workshop. Both will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017.

17. Is it mandatory that I attend the Community Breakfast?

Yes, if you are a first time recipient. The Community Breakfast will be held on Sunday, June 4, 2017.