Private Scholarship

Discussion in 'Air Force Academy - USAFA' started by AF-Dad, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. AF-Dad

    AF-Dad Member

    Mar 18, 2015
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    DS received a scholarship from my company that he had applied for before he received his USAFA appointment.
    Check goes directly to USAFA for "tuition and related expenses".
    Is 'related expenses' wide enough to be considered unrestricted so the academy will accept it?
  2. Boozebin

    Boozebin Member

    Sep 23, 2010
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    Best bet would be to call admissions but I would think so. My DS had a similarly words scholarship and it was taken.
  3. waiting game

    waiting game Member

    Jan 15, 2014
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    DS had three private scholarships. The two checks that were written to USAFA were rejected. They need to be made out to US treasury with your son's SSN in the memo. One organization was hesitant to do that and the check was sent back twice. You will receive a pdf packet titled something like "Instructions for Appointees." Ask the company to follow the instructions in there to a T. It took until Thanksgiving for all of my son's scholarships to show in his account. Eventually what will happen is the scholarships are applied toward his "debt" (pay advance for uniforms, computer, etc) and that will reduce how much is encumbered for debt repayment. Ie, his paycheck will be bigger each month than other freshmen.
  4. afmom2

    afmom2 Member

    Mar 15, 2015
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    Waiting game is correct. The check must be made out to the U.S. Treasury with Cadet's name and S.S. number in the memo.
    You could write a letter to the scholarship committee requesting the check be made payable to your cadet. It was our experience that the organizations were happy to oblige seeing the "US Treasury" method could be delayed and paying the cadet directly has less red tape.

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