Q: How many times can I apply for a Competitive Scholarship?
If you have won the Competitive Scholarship for your first year, you are eligible to reapply up to three times as a returning candidate. Applicants who have previously received their first Foresters Competitive Scholarship and have surpassed their three attempts as returning candidate will not be eligible to apply for a new scholarship.
Please refer to the table under the Applications section for further explanation.
Q: Under the circumstances that I’ve applied for a scholarship with my parent/grandparent/legal guardian’s Foresters membership status, and they pass away, am I still entitled to my scholarship award?
If a member passes away after the scholarship is awarded, the scholarship will continue as long as you are covered under another in-force Foresters membership as defined above, AND you continue to meet the criteria as a returning candidate1.
Q: What if my parent/grandparent/legal guardian ceases to be a Foresters member during the year I receive my scholarship award?
The scholarship will terminate at the end of any academic year in which the Foresters member, whether it be the scholarship recipient or sponsoring member, ceases to be a Foresters member.
Q: Can I still be approved for a Competitive Scholarship if I already have a scholarship from another institution?
If you have a scholarship or subsidy, which covers a portion of your tuition costs, Foresters will provide you with a scholarship that amounts to the lesser of:
- $2,500 (in local currency) or
- Your remaining tuition requirements of that given academic year.
Note: Payments will be allocated in the local currency of the country which the institution is located and not the applicant’s country of residence.
Q: Do I need to have a minimum contribution level on my Foresters certificate to apply for a scholarship?
Yes, your Foresters certificate must be in-force and meet one of these criteria for you to be eligible for a scholarship:
Are insured under:
- A fully paid-up in-force certificate; or
- A rider under any of the certificates listed above; or
- Have an in-force Foresters Social Fraternal Membership.
Q: My Foresters certificate is coming up for expiry and I need to renew it before applying for the scholarship award. What should I do?
If your certificate is approaching its expiry, contact the Service Centre immediately at 800-828-1540. If you have made changes to your certificate, (i.e. address change, new term, switching to another Foresters certificate, etc) check with the Service Centre to ensure the status of your certificate, is in-force.