This year the process of finding and applying for all HRCEF college scholarships is entirely online. This page provides an overview of the E-Scholarship application process. For more information on any step of the process use the provided links in a given section to navigate to a more detailed page. Students can also use the menu available on the right side of the screen.
If you have further questions about the E-Schol process after thoroughly reviewing the instructions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All scholarship documents must be submitted by 5:00 pm Monday, April 26.
1. Browse Available Scholarships
Use the button below to browse our available college scholarships. When researching potential scholarships, it is vital to carefully read the scholarship criteria for each individual scholarship. Students who do not meet the criteria for a given scholarship will not be considered.
2. Make a List
After double checking that you meet all individual scholarship requirements, create a list of the scholarships you plan to apply to. Once you have finalized your list, you are ready to proceed to the next step. Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
3. Secure Two Letters of Recommendation
All HRCEF College scholarships use a common application, meaning that applicants submit one set of documents regardless of the number of scholarships they choose to apply for. As part of the application, students must procure two letters of recommendation, preferably from instructors in their field of study.
HRCEF requires students to submit the names and contact information for the two people who will provide a student’s letters of recommendation. As such, you are required to confirm your references before submitting the Student Bio or submitting any other application documents.
Note: Make sure to receive confirmation from your references before submitting the Student Bio. Do not assume that an instructor will provide a letter of recommendation.
Find more information and advice for letters of recommendation here.
4. Complete the Student Bio
Completing the Student Bio is the first step in submitting your scholarship applications. This form asks students for their name, contact information, the list of scholarships they intend to apply for, and the names and contact information for references. Consequently, in order to submit the Student Bio, you must have finalized:
- The scholarships you plan to apply for
- The names and contact information for the two people who will write your letters of recommendation
After submitting your Student Bio, you will receive two emails. The first email is a simple confirmation that we have received your completed Student Bio. The second email (“You are registered in the ESchol scholarship system”) confirms that we have created an account for you and allows you to begin submitting documents to email@example.com. Do not submit any documents before receiving the second email.
Please allow up to 72 hours for the second email. If you do not see either email in your inbox, check your spam folder. If you did not receive an email, contact Corrie Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Obtain Required Documents
In addition to the Student Bio, applicants must submit six additional documents as part of the common application:
- Two letters of recommendation
- College Transcript
- Financial Statement
- Personal Statement
- FAFSA SAR or ORSAA
Students will submit one copy of each of these documents. HRCEF will then share copies of the documents to scholarship committees. Do not submit multiple personal statements or more than two letters of recommendation as they will not be considered. or more information on obtaining and submitting each common document, visit the Required Documents page using the link below.
6. Review Scholarship Criteria
Only one scholarship (The Jesse Elder Memorial Scholarship) requires supplementary materials in addition to the required documents. However, several scholarships require the student to provide additional or specific information in their common documents. Check the description of each scholarship you plan to apply for before submitting your documents.
7. Submit Documents / Apply
Required forms may be submitted in any order at any time after your have received your Student Bio registration confirmation email. Students may submit their documents in one large batch or individually as documents are procured / completed. Follow the guidelines below for specific documents.
Personal Statement, Financial Statement, FAFSA / ORSAA:
- Students submit to email@example.com as an attachment
- Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are submitting a PDF of your Offical Transcript
- If your university is sending your Official Transcript directly to HRCEF, it must be submitted to email@example.com.
Letters of Recommendation:
- Instructors submit letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instructors must use their official college email address when submitting a letter of recommendation
All documents must be emailed as PDF, MS Word (.doc or .docx), or Google Doc attachments. The file name for documents must include your name and the document type, e.g. “JaneSmith Transcript.pdf” or “BobLoblaw PersonalStatement.doc”.
Students will receive an auto-generated email confirming the receipt of their submitted document. Please allow several minutes for the email to arrive. If you do not see the email, check your spam folder. If you do not receive the email, contact Corrie Smith (email@example.com).
All application documents must be submitted by 5:00 pm Monday, April 26.
Late application materials will not be accepted.
Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to scholarship committees.