Am I eligible?
If this is you, yes:
- Already earned, or expect to earn, 36 college-level credits
- Registered for at least 12 credit hours for the upcoming semester
- Registered for a degree program at an accredited university
For full information, please reference our Program Policies [PDF].
I have fewer than 36 credits, but I’ll have 36 credits by the time next semester starts.
Can I apply now?
YES! You need to have 36 credits by the time the semester starts that you are applying for. So, for example:
- It’s the middle of November, and I currently have only 24 credits completed.
- I’m taking 12 credits this semester, and I expect to complete them all.
- Once this semester is over and grades are submitted in January, I’ll have 36 credits by the time the Spring semester starts.
Yep, that’s eligible!
I’m a graduate student. Am I eligible?
Yes, the Caleb Scholars Program supports graduate students. Please be aware that preference is given to undergraduate students. See the full sequence of preference in our Program Policies [PDF].
Do you accept applications for the summer semester?
Or, what if my school is on a quarter system?
We accept applications for our two award cycles per year—spring and fall. If you are taking summer classes, or if your school is on a quarter cycle, please expect to adhere to the standards of a semester award cycle. Plan to submit your application and supporting documentation by either July 15 or December 1.
Okay, I applied. When will I know if I got selected?
Applicants are notified of awards 3 to 5 weeks after the deadline. Please allow a full 5 weeks before asking if you were selected.
How do I know if my application was accepted for review?
We do our best to touch base with every single applicant to either confirm that their application is complete and moving to the review stage, or to ask for additional documentation if needed. But, if you haven’t had confirmation that it’s complete within 1 week of the deadline, please feel welcome to reach out and ask for confirmation that it’s been received.
I have been selected as a Scholar! When will I receive award funds?
Once you’ve been notified of award, scholarship funds will be disbursed to your academic institution. The scholarship will not be sent directly to you. We strive to ensure funds are mailed to financial aid offices within the first two weeks of the semester to ensure that tuition bills are paid before university deadlines.
When will I receive the funds from my university?
See above. Please contact your academic institution for information on their disbursement practices.
I received the Caleb Pungowiyi Scholarship last semester.
Am I eligible this semester?
Yes, you are eligible. Scholars are required to submit a Continuing Application and accompanying paperwork by the appropriate scholarship deadline.
I am transferring schools. How will this affect my eligibility?
Please notify the Program Specialist in writing prior to your transfer.
If I drop a class during the semester, will I lose my eligibility?
You will remain eligible for the scholarship as long as you have completed 12 credit hours the previous semester, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA representing forward academic progress, and fulfill the requirement to seek extracurricular opportunities. If you do have to drop a class, plan to address it in your continuing application essay.
I want to apply for a Travel Grant! Where do I start?
Great! Please contact the Program Specialist to let them know: your purpose for travel, location, event and host if applicable, and logistics (date, approximate funds request, etc.).
Who is my Caleb Scholars Program mentor?
Your mentor is assigned when you are selected into the Program. You’ll find their name in your award letter.
If your question is not listed here, please contact the Program Specialist.