Scholarship Application Process
Kids’ Chance of Indiana provides college scholarships to the children of Indiana workers who have been severely or fatally injured in a workplace-related accident. We award as many scholarships as the current year’s funding will allow.
What is the application process?
- To begin the application process the student or the parent or guardian should open up the scholarship application (below). Hopefully, the process of filling out the application is is easy and all information requested is available to you. The determination of the amount of your scholarship is primarily based upon the financial needs of the student. Therefore the information concerning finances is extremely important and should be filled out in its entirety. It is also important that you provide information to us that you have attempted to seek the benefits of all federal grants, aids and loans.
- Kids chance of Indiana has a special Scholarship Committee devoted to reviewing your application. One of the members of that committee will voluntarily spend the time necessary to make sure your application is in proper form and if necessary contact you for additional information. That individual is very important to the processing of your application and therefore please make sure you stay in contact with that individual.
- Once the application is in final form, Kids Chance has developed a system whereby the approval of the application and the amount to be allocated to the scholarship is seamless and expeditious. From the time you have your application in final form to the time that you are informed of the amount of your scholarship, no more than 60 days should elapse, with some exceptions.
- All scholarship funds are disbursed to the bursar’s office at your designated school.
- In order to maintain your scholarship it is important that you maintain a satisfactory academic performance and send to your kids chance contact verification of class enrollment and your semester’s grade report. You must reapply every semester showing evidence of your continuation of an academic program and your recent past successes academically.
Who is eligible for a scholarship?
- Between 16-25 years old at the time of the application.
- Child who is a dependent of a worker killed or seriously injured in a compensable work-related
accident or occupational disease with any employer, which is subject to the jurisdiction of the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act.
- Demonstrated financial need to pay for post-secondary education.
- Accepted or already enrolled at a [university, college or technical school]. (Graduate-level students are not eligible.)
- Completion of the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – for students attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
- The Indiana Worker’s Compensation Board has issued an Award or approved an Agreement to Compensation finding that the related accident was compensable under the Indiana Worker’s Compensation Act.
What documentation is required?
- Completed Kids’ Chance Scholarship Application with student, family and university/college/technical school contact information.
- Transcript of most recent grades – unofficial transcript is acceptable.
- Copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) you received from completing the FAFSA, with your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), IF you are attending a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
- Brief description of the applicant’s education and career goals.
- Parents’ basic employer information such as name, address, phone
- Brief description of the injury, illness, or fatality
What is the deadline?
Scholarship Applications must be completed between October 1 – July 1.