Applications for scholarships for the upcoming academic year (academic years starting in the fall) must be submitted online by February 1 of that same year. For example, to apply for a scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year, applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted by February 1, 2020. 2020-2021 academic year applications will be available to complete on-line at www.doylefound.org beginning on November 1, 2019. The applications and the additional documentation requested must be completed and submitted online no later than February 1, 2020. NO EXCEPTIONS. Due to the large volume of applications received, only those applicants receiving a scholarship will be notified. Students receiving a scholarship will be notified by email by April 15 of each year.
To apply, you must meet the qualifying school criteria (see #4 below). If you meet the qualifying school criteria, you may choose the “Apply for a Scholarship” button and create a new account each year. A complete application includes a signed legal contract, a completed application form including a personal essay, school transcripts from all academic institutions attended (UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS ARE ACCEPTED), the applicant’s Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA, financial aid information, and a budget/cost of attendance form from each school listed on the application. Applicants are also asked to request two letters of recommendation, submit a work experience form and a school/community activities form. All forms are available within the application menu. Applicants who received this scholarship last year do not have to re-submit some of the documents. See #14-16 below.
The Student Aid Report (SAR) is generated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Student Aid Report provides validated information to assist organizations in making decisions about a student’s financial aid. See Sample SAR. A SAR “summary form” is not an acceptable substitution for the actual SAR. When applying, upload all 5 pages of your SAR as one document, not as separate pages.
This scholarship is restricted & each student’s scholarship is unique. Scholarship funds may only be used for specific educational expenses. Financial aid may affect the amount of the scholarship that can be used. All scholarship recipients are required to make payment requests and submit additional documents for the scholarship to be paid. Additional details will be provided to all scholarship recipients.
All applicants are required to submit all application documents with the following exception: If an applicant received a scholarship from The Doyle Foundation, Inc. for 2019-2020, some documents will not need to be re-submitted and will not show on the application form once the initial fields are completed. If an applicant received a scholarship from this Foundation more than one academic year ago (prior to 2019-20), the applicant is required to complete and upload ALL application documents.
Yes. There is no limit to how many times an applicant can apply for this scholarship.
No, you must apply entirely online. Your application will not be accepted if you submit some documents online and mail or email other documents.
Once signed in, applicants will see a letters of recommendation form that should be completed. Once completed, it is automatically emailed to the letter authors. The letter authors’ email address will be required. The letter author receives the request by email and then directly uploads the letter which attaches to your scholarship application. Advise letter authors to check spam/junk folders for the request. If and only if an institution’s email system blocks the request, letters can be emailed to email@example.com ONLY FROM THE LETTER AUTHOR DIRECTLY. Advise the letter author to enter your name in the email subject line. Deadline for letter of recommendation submissions is also February 1, 2020. NO EXCEPTIONS.
You may “Save Draft” of your application if you wish to return and edit it prior to February 1. Once you have completed the application, click “Save” and you will return to the main forms page where you can complete your work experience, school/community activities, and letters of recommendation forms. You must “Submit” all 4 forms by February 1, 2020. No changes can be made to the application or other forms after you submit them, or after February 1, 2020. We encourage you to print or save your application and other forms.
If you see your documents’ names in the correct upload fields on your application, you have successfully uploaded them to the application. You may upload new documents until February 1, 2020 as long as you have not submitted your application and forms at the bottom of the forms page. Unofficial transcripts can be submitted with your application.
Simply follow the directions to submit a blank form. All forms must be submitted to submit your application.
The remaining questions apply only to 2019-20 The Doyle Foundation, Inc. scholarship recipients who are applying for a 2020-21 scholarship:
14. My payment request portal or last year's scholarship application log-in email and password do not work on this year's scholarship application log-in page. What should I do?
As stated on the scholarship application log-in page, ALL applicants must create a new account in this new system. Choose “Need an Account?” to do so. The 2020-21 scholarship application is a separate system from all previous systems.
No. However, fields are automatically modified within the application based on your answers to the first few questions. If you received this scholarship for 2019-20, you will not be required to submit letters of recommendations or a personal essay, but you will be required to submit proof of income and financial information.
16. I received this scholarship in 2019-20 and I am applying again. Do I have to complete the work experience, school/community activities, and letters of recommendation forms?
Technically, yes. The system requires submission of all forms, but blank forms can be submitted. If you have additional work experience or school/community activities since your previous application, you may add them. If you do not, simply follow the directions to submit a blank form. You do not have to re-list your previous work experience or activities, but you do have to save all the forms in order to submit your application.