How to Apply: Continuing Scholars

 

1. Confirm your account

Please use the same login that you did last year. If you need help remembering your username or email address, contact webmaster@westmarinscholars.org.

2. Collect your information
The application will collect:
  • Personal Information
  • Academic Information
  • Extracurricular, Volunteer, Leadership & Community Activities
  • Employment
  • One Essay
  • Updated Financial Information for Student
  • Family Income and Other Information
  • Application Documents
  • Most Recent College Transcript
  • One page Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) taken from the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.
3. Collect your required documents

Required Documents to Upload with Application:

Most Recent College Transcript

Scan and upload an electronic copy of a transcript from your current college that verifies a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher if you are applying for your 2nd year, or  2.7 or higher if you are applying for your 3rd or 4th year. (If your GPA is lower than the minimum requirement, you should contact your Liaison so that we might consider particular circumstances.)

One page Student Aid Report (SAR) showing the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) taken from FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.

The IGC Scholarship Fund needs a current official Student Aid Report (SAR) showing your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) to consider your application for funding.  To get a SAR, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For the FAFSA, use this link:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa (link is external)

Complete your FAFSA early so you will receive your SAR with the amount of your EFC in time to include it with this scholarship application.

If You Are Not a Citizen you will not be eligible for federal student aid, but you may be eligible for aid from the State of California or from your college.

- If you submitted the CA Dream Act application last year you should complete it again now. The CA Dream Act is unrelated to the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The application is now available at https://dream.csac.ca.gov (link is external). This should be done in time to upload a copy of your EFC with this scholarship application.

- If you did NOT submit a CA Dream Act application last year, please consult your advisor for the best current advice about the wisdom of applying for CA Dream Act funding. The application is now available at https://dream.csac.ca.gov (link is external). This should be done in time to upload a copy of your EFC with this scholarship application.

TIP:  The California Student Aid Commission offers resources and guidance for completing the FAFSA and CA Dream Act application forms:  https://www.csac.ca.gov (link is external)

4. On December 15, start filling in your application
All continuing scholars are required to complete an application form and supply supporting documentation.
5. Submit your application by February 15
Your application must be received by February 15 to be considered.