Scholarship FAQs


Information for Applicants

Submitting an application for a HAPA Scholarship? Here are answers to some common questions you may have:

 

Q: Will HAPA accept unofficial transcripts?

A: Yes!  We will accept electronic, unofficial transcripts.  We will also accept scanned electronic copies of your official transcript.

 

Q: Should I request that my school mail my transcript to HAPA?

A: No.  HAPA only accepts electronic submissions.

 

Q: Can my teacher or adviser submit their recommendation letter in a confidential email to HAPA?

A: Of course.  Letters of recommendation emailed by the applicant or by the author of letter are both acceptable.

 

Q: Can I submit my resume, rather than answering certain questions on the application?

A: No!  For your application to be considered, you MUST answer each questions on the application thoroughly.

 

Q: Can I submit my resume or other supporting documents in addition to my completed application?

A: Yes.  If you feel it adds value to your application, we will add the documents to your application packet.  However, these supporting documents cannot be submitted in lieu of your application form.

 

Q: I'm having trouble filling in the PDF application form.  May I type my answers in a word document?

A: No.  If you have difficulty with the PDF application form, please email hapascholarship@gmail.com for acceptable alternatives.

 

If you have any additional questions, please email hapascholarship@gmail.com.

 
 

Information for Recipients

Congratulations on your HAPA Scholarship Award!

Here are answers to some common questions you may have as a HAPA Scholarship Recipient:

 

Q: When will I be notified if I am awarded a scholarship?

A: Recipients will be notified by April 15th.

 

Q: What is expected of me as a HAPA scholarship recipient?

A: All scholarship recipients and select family members are invited to attend our Annual Spring Scholarship Luncheon, which is a fundraiser for our scholarship awards.  We would be honored to have you join us!

 

Q: How do I claim my scholarship award?

A: Recipients must claim their scholarship by submitting proof of enrollment and tuition bill or receipt for the Fall semester to which the award is given to hapatreasurer@gmail.com.  A check will be mailed directly to your university on your behalf.

 

If you have any additional questions, please email hapascholarship@gmail.com.

 

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