Scholarship FAQs

What scholarship programs do you offer? How much are the scholarships for, and are they renewable? How do I know if I’m eligible for one of them?

The Foundation manages a number of scholarship programs. Click here for information on eligibility and application deadlines.

Do you offer scholarships for graduate studies?

Yes. Click here to conduct a scholarship search to see what scholarships might be available.

How do I apply for scholarships?

Review the information about the Foundation’s scholarship programs as each program has specific criteria. For application materials or additional information please contact the John Randolph Foundation or the Scholarship Program Officer listed under "How to Apply". To apply for one or more scholarships, please complete the John Randolph Foundation Scholarship Application. You only need to submit one application.

Can I fax my application?Return to Top

No, you must submit your application on-line only. The following supporting documentation must be either mailed or hand delivered.
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Copy of Student Aid Report (SAR) available at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Official Academic Transcripts and Class Rank (if not available, please explain)
  • SAT Score and/or relevant test scores for your field of study (e.g., GREs, MCATs or Nursing Entrance Exam)

How and when will I be notified if I receive a scholarship? Can I call to follow up?

Following the application deadline, the foundation will begin the review process. This process concludes around the end of April. Applicants who were selected to receive a scholarship will be notified by mid-May. If additional information is needed you will be contacted.

What are my chances for receiving a scholarship? Return to Top

Volunteer scholarship selection committees review all applications and select recipients based on availability of funds and the competitiveness of the applicant pool. Competition for scholarships is strong and meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee funding.

If my application is declined, can you tell me why?

The Foundation is unable to provide feedback on individual applications.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship at a time?

Yes, you are encouraged to apply for all scholarships for which you meet the eligibility requirements.

If I receive a scholarship, what do I have to do for you?

What can my scholarship be used for? Return to Top

The scholarship can be used for any educational expenses: tuition and fees, books and supplies, on-campus room and board.

If I am awarded, how do I receive my funds?

Scholarship checks are sent directly to your school’s student accounts or financial aid office. If your scholarship check has not been issued to your school on your behalf; please contact the Foundation as we may be missing documentation needed to process a payment. Refund of unused scholarship funds are to be returned to the foundation.

What happens if I change majors, transfer schools or drop out?

You should notify the John Randolph Foundation immediately at 804-458-2239.

Are scholarships renewable? Return to Top

Not all scholarships administered by the John Randolph Foundation are renewable; however, if you received a scholarship award that is renewable for one or more years, your notification letter will indicate it as such. Unless otherwise specified in the letter, you will receive materials in the mail every year about how to renew your application.

To renew your scholarship, you must complete the form mailed out to your permanent address annually and send us a copy of your most recent transcripts when requested. Your transcripts will verify that you maintained your enrollment and met all requirements relevant to your scholarship. Renewal Forms submitted without all requested materials will not be processed.

If I receive a scholarship, should I send a thank you note to the donor? Where do I send it?

Yes. Thank you notes are highly encouraged. You may address your thank you note to "Scholarship Program Officer" and mail it to:
John Randolph Foundation
112 N. Main Street
Hopewell, VA 23860

John Randolph Foundation will forward it to the respective donor. Return to Top