Question 1: How much will I be receiving from my Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship?
Answer: Effective with the incoming 2019 Freshmen class (Class of 2023), Scholarships are $1,500 per semester toward tuition for a maximum of eight (8) consecutive undergraduate fall and spring semesters ($12,000 total). Universities may adjust the amount of the Scholarship based upon other received scholarships, awards, or grants. Receipt of university and other tuition scholarships, awards, or grants is considered primary and will be applied toward tuition first and the Scholarship applied secondary. Previously awarded Scholarship amounts remain unchanged.
Question 2: Can I apply my Scholarship to my tuition bill and apply other awards I have received to other fees such as room and board?
Answer: No – Unless specifically directed otherwise, other awards are considered primary and will be applied toward tuition first and the Scholarship applied secondary.
Question 3: Does the Foundation provide the Scholarship funds to the recipient?
Answer: No – The Scholarships are paid directly to the Bursar and refunds paid to the Foundation.
Question 4: My Bursar bill does not reflect my Scholarship. When will it be paid?
Answer: The Foundation will notify the university of the Scholarship amount prior to the start of each semester. Your Bursar bill should reflect this as a credit from an outside source.
Question 5: Do I need to send the Foundation a copy of my university tuition bill?
Answer: No – The universities bill the Foundation directly for each Scholarship after the add/drop period.
Question 6: Do I need to re-apply for my Scholarship?
Answer: No – Provided the eligibility requirements of a cumulative 3.0 GPA and the average of fifteen (15) credit hours per semester successfully completed as an admitted degree-seeking undergraduate student have been met, the Scholarship will be automatically renewed each semester.
Question 7: I did not fully use my Scholarship. Can I apply the remaining funds toward further education?
Answer: No – The Scholarships are for eight consecutive undergraduate fall and spring semesters and cannot be applied beyond that timeframe, for additional schooling, or for any other purpose.
Question 8: Can I use my Scholarship for summer school?
Answer: No – The Scholarships are for eight consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters only.
Question 9: Do summer school classes count toward my fifteen credit hour average and GPA?
Answer: Yes – Although the Scholarships cannot be applied to summer school, the completion of summer school classes will factor into the credit hour completion and GPA.
Question 10: Do online classes or classes completed at another university count toward my fifteen credit hour average and cumulative 3.0 GPA?
Answer: Yes – The completion of online classes and classes completed at another university will factor into the credit hour completion and GPA provided the classes are successfully transferred and posted to the university transcript.
Question 11: Do advanced placement classes, dual credit courses, or credits received from high school or university testing or exams count toward my fifteen credit hour average and/or GPA?
Answer: No – Each student must successfully complete the required fifteen credit hour average and maintain the 3.0 GPA as an enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking student.
Question 12: Will I lose my Scholarship if my semester GPA is below 3.0?
Answer: It is possible to receive a semester GPA below 3.0, however the cumulative GPA must remain at 3.0 or better or the Scholarship will be revoked. The cumulative GPA includes only classes completed as an enrolled undergraduate degree-seeking student (see Question 11).
Question 13: Will I lose my Scholarship if I enroll in less than fifteen credit hours?
Answer: Scholarship recipients must complete an average of fifteen credit hours per semester. It is possible to enroll in or complete less than fifteen credit hours in a semester if enough credit hours have been completed in a previous semester(s) to maintain the fifteen credit hours average. However, please be aware the additional credit hours must be completed PRIOR to enrolling in or completing less. Failure to maintain a minimum average of fifteen credit hours per semester will result in Scholarship termination.
Question 14: Am I limited to enrollment in fifteen credit hours per semester, or can I enroll in more?
Answer: Recipients can enroll in more than fifteen credit hours (see Question 13).
Question 15: Will I lose my Scholarship if I am unable to complete the semester due to an accident/illness/problem?
Answer: The Scholarships can be temporarily suspended due to circumstances beyond a student’s control. It is strongly advised to notify the Foundation immediately with detailed information upon encountering any difficulty completing academics.
Question 16: Do I need to send the Foundation a copy of my transcript?
Answer: Yes – Recipients must request a transcript be mailed to the Foundation’s office at the conclusion of each fall and spring semester. This must be accomplished no later than January 10th and June 1st respectively.
Question 17: I am planning on attending a study abroad program through the university. Will my Scholarship pay for my studies?
Answer: No – However, there may be a university fee to maintain student status during the abroad studies. The Foundation will pay the fee amount billed by the university for the exchange program only, not to exceed the Scholarship amount less other scholarships, awards, or grants, and the student pays the tuition separately to the foreign university.
Question 18: I am planning on entering a university-sponsored internship program that requires attending university classes every other semester, including summer session. The total semesters of classes attended will still equal eight. Will my Scholarship pay for the summer session since it is designed as part of the program?
Answer: No – The Scholarships are for eight consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters only and will pay the scholarship amount only during the university attended fall and spring semesters.
Question 19: Can I transfer my Scholarship to another university within the Scholarship Program?
Answer: Each request for a university transfer of a Scholarship is considered on a case-to-case basis. The request must be received in writing for the Foundation’s consideration. Requests for universities outside the scholarship program will not be considered.