FAQ

Question 1: How do I contact the James W. and Betty Dye Foundation, Inc. for questions about my Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship?
Answer:  Contact the Foundation at 219-836-1100 or at info@dyescholarships.org.

Question 2: How much will I be receiving from my Jim and Betty Dye Scholarship?
Answer: Scholarships are $2,000 per semester toward tuition for a maximum of eight (8) consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters ($16,000 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.

Question 3: Does the Foundation provide the Scholarship funds to the recipient?
Answer: No – The Scholarship is paid directly to the Bursar and any refunds paid back to the Foundation.

Question 4: My tuition bill does not show my Scholarship. When will it be paid?
Answer: The university will post the Scholarship to your Bursar account prior to the start of each semester. Your Bursar account may reflect this as a fee credit or remission rather than the Scholarship name.  Please note: your Scholarship will not post to your Bursar account until the Foundation has received your previous undergraduate semester transcript to verify your continued eligibility.

Question 5: Do I need to send the Foundation a copy of my university tuition bill?
Answer: No – The university will bill the Foundation directly after the add/drop period has closed.

Question 6: 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 7: Do I need to re-apply for my Scholarship each semester?
Answer: No – Once your official transcript has been received and reviewed to verify 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, the Scholarship will be automatically renewed.  Please see Question 16.

Question 8: I did not fully use my Scholarship. Can I apply the remaining funds toward further education?
Answer: No – The Scholarship is for eight consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters and cannot be applied beyond that time frame, for additional schooling, or for any other purpose.

Question 9: Can I use my Scholarship for summer school?
Answer: No – The Scholarship is for eight consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters only.

Question 10: Do summer school classes count toward my fifteen credit hour average and GPA?
Answer: Yes – Although the Scholarship cannot be applied to summer school, the completion of summer school classes will factor into the credit hour completion and GPA.

Question 11: 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 can factor into the credit hour completion and GPA provided the classes are successfully transferred and posted to your university transcript.

Question 12: 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 maintain the required fifteen credit hour average and cumulative 3.0 GPA from classes completed as an enrolled degree-seeking undergraduate student only.

Question 13: 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 degree-seeking undergraduate student (see Question 11).

Question 14: Will I lose my Scholarship if I enroll in or complete less than fifteen credit hours?
Answer: Scholarship recipients must complete an average of fifteen credit hours per semester as full-time student. 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 and/or remaining full-time student status will result in Scholarship termination.

Question 15: 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 16: Does the Foundation require my university transcript?
Answer:  Yes – Recipients must request an official transcript from the Registrar be sent via REGULAR MAIL (please do not request PDF delivery, express delivery, or personally provide a transcript) to the Foundation’s office (900 Ridge Road, Suite M, Munster IN  46321) at the conclusion and posting of grades each fall and spring semester.  This should be accomplished no later than January 10th and June 1st respectively.  Recipients attending universities that charge a transcript fee will have this fee credited in advance and at the same time the Scholarship is posted each semester.  Please note: your Scholarship will not post to your Bursar account until the Foundation has received your previous undergraduate semester transcript to verify your continued eligibility.

Question 17: I am planning on attending a university-sponsored study abroad program during a fall or spring semester.  Can I apply my Scholarship?
Answer: The Foundation will pay the fee amount from the university associated with the abroad program only, not to exceed the Scholarship amount less other scholarships, awards, or grants, and the student is responsible for the tuition 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. Can I apply my Scholarship to the summer session since it is designed as part of the program?
Answer: No – The Scholarship is for eight consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters only and the Scholarship will be applied only during the university attended fall and spring semesters not to be extended beyond the original award dates.

Question 19: I am planning on entering a degree program, such as Pharmacy, that requires more than four years to complete.  Can my Scholarship be used for the entire program?
Answer: No – The Scholarship is for eight consecutive fall and spring undergraduate semesters only and the Scholarship will conclude at that time.

Question 20: Will I lose my Scholarship if I am unable to complete the semester due to an accident/illness/problem?
Answer: The Scholarship can be temporarily suspended due to circumstances beyond a student’s control. Each request is considered on a case-to-case basis and must be received in writing. It is strongly advised to notify the Foundation as soon as possible with detailed information upon encountering the issue.

Question 21: 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.

Additional questions can be directed to info@dyescholarships.org or 219-836-1100.