What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?
You must enrol as a full-time undergraduate student in the Autumn of the year in which the scholarships are awarded, continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by scholarship sponsor and notify ISTS should your scholarship funds not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.
Can I defer my scholarship?
Yes, a Foresters Competitive Scholarship can be deferred for a maximum of one academic year (unless otherwise noted) and only for the following reasons:
- Co-op studies
- Death in the family
- Vocational obligation (can be for 4 semesters)
- Humanitarian mission
Permission is granted at the discretion of Foresters. If successful, you must be 24 years of age or younger at the time permission is requested through to the time it is granted. Once you have been informed that your application for a Foresters Competitive Scholarship was successful, you will need to make a formal, written application outlining the circumstances that make a deferral necessary. At the discretion of Foresters, you may be asked by ISTS to provide proof of circumstances.
How and when are scholarship funds issued?
Payment will be processed and sent via electronic funds transfer in October 2020 once the award has been accepted and enrolment documentation has been verified by ISTS staff.
What happens if my Foresters membership ends or changes after I have already received my scholarship?
It is required that a Foresters plan will need to be active and in good standing throughout the scholarship period whether it is a student/spouse/parent or grandparent plan. This is particularly important where the student/spouse/parent/grandparent has a plan which is due to mature or if for any reason the plan is not maintained during the scholarship period.
Will the Foresters Competitive Scholarship end when I finish my undergraduate programme, or can I still continue as a graduate student until the four years of award payments have been made?
The award will end when you complete your first undergraduate degree or after four years (whichever comes first). Post-graduate studies are not eligible for a Foresters Competitive Scholarship.