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Frequently Asked Questions

Services for Scholarship Winners

  1. Where are scholarship checks sent?
  2. When are scholarship checks mailed?
  3. What should a Scholar do if he or she loses a scholarship check?
  4. How does a Scholar renew a four-year scholarship?

For any situation not covered by the answers to Questions 1 through 4, please call Scholarship Administration at (847) 866-5100.


Where are scholarship checks sent?

Scholarship checks, which are made payable to the order of "Chris Johnson or ABC College," are mailed to the Director of Financial Aid for verification of the Scholar's full-time enrollment and good academic and disciplinary standing. The college will either deposit the check and credit the Scholar's account with the institution or give the check to the Scholar upon presentation of proper identification.


When are scholarship checks mailed?

Checks for one-time nonrenewable awards are mailed in early September. Checks for four-year awards are mailed to colleges that operate on the semester system in early September and January. Most colleges that operate on the quarter system elect to receive payments in early September, December, and March.


What should a Scholar do if he or she loses a scholarship check?

Ask the Director of Financial Aid to fax to (847) 866-5112 or mail to NMSC's Finance Department a stop payment request that includes the Scholar's name, NMSC ID number, check number, check date or term, and amount.


How does a Scholar renew a four-year scholarship?

In early March, Scholars will receive at their home addresses detailed instructions for completing an Online Scholarship Renewal Application for the upcoming academic year. If NMSC does not receive the Scholar's renewal application, an additional notification will be sent in April. If the Scholar does not submit the renewal application after this reminder, the scholarship will be withdrawn and no further checks will be issued.

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