Using scholarships to pay for utilities

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  1. Born-To-Fly_024

    Born-To-Fly_024 Member

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    Howdy all,

    When I was at the Air Force Academy Summer Seminar, one of the professors suggested that we apply for other scholarships even though we don't need them for the Academy. He claimed that we can use them to pay for books and haircuts and stuff, so that we can get the full cadet pay every month. Is this true? If it is, is it true for the Naval Academy as well? Basically it makes the scholarships look like cash in your pocket- which is too good to be true.
     
  2. marciemi

    marciemi USMA Alumnus

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    There have been several threads about this in the past few months - you might want to try a search to get more information. For the most part, it comes down to the specific scholarship. If it's designated for tuition or for room and board, then you won't be able to use it. If it can be used for incidentals (or even books), yes, there will be things you'll be paying for that the money could help for. If they're willing to make it out to you instead of USNA, that would definitely help. Seems like most large/national type scholarships are less willing to do so, whereas a local one would be more likely to.
     
  3. subvet

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    Our Mid received a scholarship and it was credied to her acct and used towards admissikon fee (may not have this now).
     

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