College Scholar Funding 2022-2023
The Funding Request Deadline is August 31st
General Funding Request Submission Information
In preparation for this year’s funding request season, the College Success Team has put together this informational web page. In this webpage you will find:
- Timelines / Important Dates
- Documents needed to submit your request
- Frequently Asked Question’s
- Eligibility Requirements
- Links to Funding Request Support Sessions
- How to connect with your College Success Coordinator
Please click on your College Success Coordinator’s name below to submit your funding request.
In order to successfully process your funding request, all the following documents need to be submitted. All documents need to have your first and last name plus denote the correct year for 2022-2023. Please upload each file as a PDF with the correct naming convention.
Class Schedule for Fall 2022
Your Class Schedule must include your name, college name, the term, and number of credits you are enrolled in. *Class of 2022 Scholars have until September 9th to submit their class schedules.
Label your PDF file for upload as follows: First_Last_Schedule
Your Unofficial Transcript must include your name, grades/GPAs for all academic years/terms you have been enrolled, including cumulative units/GPA information, and status at the school. *If you are a Class of 2022 Scholar you do not have to submit an Unofficial Transcript.
Label your PDF file for upload as follows: First_Last_Transcript
Outside Scholarship Documentation
If you have an outside scholarship, that is not reported on your Financial Aid Award Letter make sure it includes your name, the name of the scholarship, amount of the scholarship per year.
Label your PDF file for upload as follows: First_Last_Scholarship
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the eligibility requirements to request funds?
In order to be eligible for funding scholars must:
-Enroll in an accredited not-for-profit, four-year college or university in the United States
-Enroll full-time (minimum of 12 credits per term) -Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
-Be in good behavioral and academic standing at their college or university
-Engage with the Simon Scholars Program throughout the year
When will my college receive my scholarship check?
In approximately 6-8 weeks after your submission is complete and all documentation is received, including your submission of the college scholar survey. Funding requests will not be reviewed until all required documentation is received. This process includes several rounds of review for approval, check & letter creation, mail time, and the college’s internal processing time.
How much funding can I request?
You can request up to $4,000 per academic year as long as you can demonstrate financial need.
- As a reminder, funding cannot be requested for attendance at a community college or for graduate school. Funding is available to request for scholars pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
What documents do I need to upload?
- Cost of Attendance for 2022-2023 based on your living situation – make sure the name of your college/university is on this document, so we know it applies to your college/university’s information
- Financial Aid Award Letter for 2022-2023 – make sure your name and the name of your college/university is located on this document, so we know it belongs to you
- Class Schedule for the Upcoming Term with Total Units Enrolled – make sure your name is located on this document, so we know it belongs to you
- Unofficial transcript showing grades/enrollment for all academic terms, cumulative GPA, & status at the college/university- make sure your name and the name of your college/university is located on this document, so we know it belongs to you
- Outside scholarship documentation (if any), if not listed on the financial aid award letter – make sure your name and the amount of the scholarship is included
- Please upload all documents as PDF documents; within the Google Form you will see the file naming convention that we would like for each file
My college/university is delayed in providing my documents (e.g., cost of attendance, financial aid award letter, class schedule), what should I do?
- We understand that some colleges/universities will be delayed in providing the necessary documents for your Fund Request, check with your college/university when you should expect the documents to be ready.
- If you are unable to locate your Cost of Attendance based on your living situation on your college/university’s website or student portal, please contact your college/university’s financial aid office to request that your Cost of Attendance information be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name
- Fund requests should be submitted once all required documents are received and ready to upload.
What should I do if I do not have my required documents by the August 31st deadline?
- Fund requests cannot be processed are documents are provided. If you are in that situation please email your College Success Coordinator the following information prior to the deadline:
- What document(s) you are missing
- When you anticipate receiving the missing document(s)
- The steps you have taken to obtain your missing document(s)
- You are also welcome to schedule a 1:1 with your College Success Coordinator to discuss this further
Who can I contact if I need to make changes to the content of my Google Form submission?
If you need to make changes to any of the content of your Google Form submission or you need to email an updated or missing document (e.g., financial aid award letter, class schedule, transcript) please email that to your College Success Coordinator directly (see contact information on the last page of this FAQ document)
Why do I need to provide a copy of outside scholarships received that are not on your financial aid award letter?
- The Simon Scholars Program scholarship is a last dollar-in and need-based scholarship which means, that we are able to provide scholarship support for any remaining financial need a scholar may have after all other gifted aid and scholarships are applied
- Note: if your outside scholarship is already documented on the financial aid award letter from your college/university, you do not need to provide us with this documentation
Do I still need to complete a College Grade Recap?
- Yes, we will be checking grades for the entire previous year to ensure eligibility for the upcoming year for all continuing college scholars. Please attach an unofficial transcript in PDF form to the College Grade Recap section of the form.
- Class of 2022 scholars who graduated from high school this year will not need to submit an unofficial transcript at this time and can submit their class schedule by September 9th
What if I am ineligible to request my funds based on my cumulative GPA and/or student status at the end of my most recent academic term? Do I lose funding for the entire next year?
You will want to contact your College Success Coordinator directly to discuss the specifics of your situation.
What if I am only planning to enroll in one term next year?
- If it is planned, only request the funds you need for that term
- For example, scholars graduating at the end of the fall semester will want to request funding for “Fall 2022” only, rather than the full “2022-2023 Academic Year”
- If it is unplanned, notify the foundation as soon as possible. Your university will be directed to return funds for the term that you do not enroll in.
Can I request funds for the summer?
- Yes, scholars can request funds for the summer. Please contact your College Success Coordinator directly for information about how to submit a summer request.
- In this submission process scholars need to prove a gap/financial need by providing a summer cost of attendance and summer financial aid award letter.
- If your college/university doesn’t list the summer term on your financial aid award letter, then the financial aid office needs to email email@example.com to provide confirmation of the amount of aid you will receive in the summer (if any)
- IMPORTANT NOTE: summer funds will be pulled from the $4,000 for the following academic year. For example, if $500 is requested summer 2022, only $3,500 is available for the scholar to request for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Who is my current College Success Coordinator?
- Please check out the College Success Linktree to schedule a 1:1 and see who is your assigned College Success Coordinator
Who can I contact if I have questions about the Google Form that will be utilized for funding requests this year?
- Please contact your assigned College Success Coordinator:
- Dominique: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Janet: email@example.com
- Katie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connect with your College
The College Success Team looks forward to supporting you into and through your college journey and is proud of all that you have and will continue to accomplish. In preparation for this year’s funding request season, we will host a variety of support sessions listed below.
We are here to help.
College Success Coordinator
If you have any specific questions schedule a 1:1 with your College Success Coordinator.
We are here to help.
N./C. CA Public & Private Colleges (all)
East Coast Out-of-State Colleges
Scholars not currently enrolled in college
Janet Nava Cardenas
S. CA Public Colleges
(UCI, UCLA, UCSB; CSUDH, CSUF, CSULB)
S. CA Private Colleges
Katie Pratt Schweppe
S. CA Public Colleges
(UCSD,UCR; CPP, CSUSB, SDSU, CSUSM)
West, Midwest & South Out-of-State Colleges