Do I have to complete my application in one session?
No. You can save your application and return to it when you have more time.
2. What key information do I need to have available when I apply?
- Official cumulative GPA
- Tuition costs and financial aid information
- Name, e-mail address, and phone number for one individual, who will complete a personal recommendation on your behalf
- Personal essay and additional narrative
3. What is meant by official cumulative GPA?
Members should report their official cumulative GPA based on the most recently available academic period and should report the two digits beyond the decimal. No rounding is permitted.
While no documentation is requested at the time of the application, verification of GPA and enrollment will be requested from those who are selected to receive a scholarship award. Students are expected to report accurate and truthful information. Any student found to have knowingly reported false information will be deemed ineligible.
4. Who should I ask to complete my recommendation form?
Recommendations from collegiate officers/members are NOT acceptable. The recommender should know you well and can speak to your leadership potential, good character, work ethic, academic pursuits and/or commitment to service. Potential recommenders include an advisor, administrator, employer, professor, or mentor who you have interacted with at the college level or beyond. Freshmen/First year applicants may selec a professional you interacted with at the high school level if you do not yet have a working relationship with a college level professional. . It is your responsibility to ask permission of the individual before you submit their name/email on your application and also to follow up with the recommender to insure they have receive the email link and completed the submission. Once you have entered your recommender's contact information, a message with a submission link will be sent to the email address provided.
5. What is required for the personal essay and additional narrative?
Please provide an essay describing yourself and how you exemplify one of Sigma Kappa’s values: personal growth, friendship, service and loyalty. The essay should be concise, no more than 500 words, and must be submitted as an attachment (PDF). There is an additional narrative requirement. You are to choose one of the two following prompts and submit a 500 word response: 1) Reflect on what being a Sigma Kappa for lifetime means to you. OR 2)What would receiving a Sigma Kappa scholarship mean to you and how would it impact your career goals?
6. How do I submit my application?
Once you have completed the application, you should click the Submit Application button. Your application will show a Pending status until your recommendation is received.
7. Can I update my application once I click “Submit Application?”
Yes. You are able to make updates while the application is in Pending status.
8. What if I don’t know an answer to a question on the application?
You need to take the time to find the answer so your application can be completed. Incomplete applications will not considered.
9. Will I receive a confirmation when my application is submitted?
Yes, once your application is created and submitted you will receive confirmation.