2013 Scholarship Application Process
HOW DO I APPLY?
To apply for a scholarship, please click on Apply Now! button to the right. You may begin applying on December 1, 2012. Keep this page open in another tab for reference while you are applying online.
The Apply Now! button takes you to a site called STARS Online where you must setup a username and password before you can apply for a scholarship. When it asks for your RFE student id number, please use your phone number.
WHAT INFORMATION WILL I HAVE TO PROVIDE?
You will be asked a series of questions and required to upload materials electronically which include:
-Two signed letters of recommendation (seal may be broken to scan and upload)
-Current official transcript (seal may be broken to scan and upload);
-Student Aid Report
(SAR) received in response to you filing the FAFSA;
-If you have NOT received your Student Aid Report
, you MUST
submit either your parent/guardian's
previous year’s tax return and current year’s W2 form OR
the current year’s tax return. (Additional years may be requested.);
-Financial aid award letter
(s) (including other scholarship awards), if applicable.
-The system only keeps you logged in for a certain amount of time, so please keep this in mind as you apply. To make sure none of your answers are lost, please prepare your answers to the short answer and essay questions in MS Word (or equivalent program) and then copy and paste those answers into the appropriate field.
-Documents must be uploaded as PDF files NOT image files. You may need to visit your local public library for assistance. You can also visit a copying, printing, and shipping store to scan and upload your documents.
-You can convert electronic documents to PDF files for free at (scroll to bottom): http://www.doc2pdf.net/.
-DO NOT PHYSICALLY SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO OUR OFFICE. Application must be made via the website link to the right.
-PLEASE NOTE: For application to the Winner's Circle, ROAP, and Kentucky Equine Education Project Scholarships, you must still apply by mail.
-The Winner's Circle, ROAP, and Kentucky Equine Education Project scholarship programs are the ONLY scholarships you may apply for via mail. ALL other scholarships MUST be applied for via the link at the right of this page.
-For additional questions, please visit http://raceforeducation.org/scholarship-faq/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.