local scholarship question

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  1. hopeful1

    hopeful1 Member

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    If your child is awarded a local area scholarship to be used at university of choice for books, etc., can that scholarship monies be applied to their white card account? Since everything is basically paid for, I didn't know if cga would allow the money to be deposited into a cadet's account as long as it goes for educational expenses.
     
  2. laxmom4boys

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    hopeful1.... I contacted the CGA today because my son received a scholarship two years ago and I needed to know how to apply this towards his entrance fee. I was told that the money he was awarded would be deposited into his white card account. Since he needs to be officially enrolled (sworn in) before the money can be awarded to him, and that will be after the initial CGA payment is due. He can just keep the money for future use. Does this make sense? I spoke to Mr. Brad Beckwith at CGA. He was extremely kind and very helpful. You might want to speak to him directly for better clarification.
     
  3. my3luv1

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    Also, have your student check with that local group for their criteria about how & when they will be issuing the scholarship money to your student.

    I am the local Council PTA President for our school district. All of our individual units does present scholarship(s) to our graduating seniors every year and all scholarship money are issued by our council treasurer. Our criteria for all recipients is to present an official letter from their university as proof they are enrolled in their school to our treasurer. The treasurer will issue the check in the student's name. Pretty much all of our local organizations & bussinesses does the same thing (issuing their scholarship in the student's name). Over the years, I have seen students receiving their scholarship before July 1. Also, I have seen students not depositing their check until they were in their second semester. Two years ago, we had a senior who applied for the local scholarships, after he receive his appointmentship, to help offset his CGA tutition & future use. He did receive scholarship money from our local organizations.


    If your criteria is like laxmom4boys, you should put the money in your student's personal bank account for future use because cadets will need more money for future school supply & books,etc... during their 4 years at CGA.

    My3luv1

    *Hopeful mom to a future CGA cadet for the Class of 2015 & proud sister for over 22 years to AMT 1st Class PO at Coast Guard Station ALC
     
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  4. USNA1982BGO

    USNA1982BGO Retired Staff Member

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    ^^^
    Cadet expenses including books, supplies, uniforms, etc are paid out of their "white card" account. Swabs go into debt on this white card the day they are sworn in and pay this indebtedness off during the next 4 years.
    Swabs CAN apply scholarship money to their white card account; do follow any instructions that come with the scholarship award.
     
  5. hopeful1

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    Thanks for the info!:smile:
     

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