Allied Scholars Program
Questions and Answers

 

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What are the criteria for eligibility?

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Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicant must be a dependent child of an active AMP employee with > 3 years of service as of the application deadline 4/11/2016

  • Children of Business VP / Director level employees and above are not eligible

  • Applicant must be a full-time student during the full 2016/2017 academic year

  • Applicant must be enrolled full time (or accepted for full time study) at an accredited, non-profit, 2-year or 4-year college or university during the 2016/17 academic year

  • Scholarships will be awarded for undergraduate degrees only

  • Applicant must submit a copy of their current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  To allow for processing time, complete the FAFSA as early as possible before the scholarship deadline. 

  • Applicant must submit a current official transcript from student's current school

  • Applicant must submit 2 letters of recommendation (not a peer and not a family member)

  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.0 as of December 31, 2015

  • Applicant must fully and truthfully complete the application process

The applications and the selection process are confidential. Applications must be completed online.

 

Q.

How do I apply?

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Complete the online application on the Allied Scholars Program website (http://www.ofic.org/smr/alliedmineral). The password can be found in the letter from Jon R. Tabor or by emailing fields@ofic.org

The deadline for submission of the online application and receipt by mail of an official transcript, two letters of recommendation and a copy of your FAFSA is April 11, 2016. Mail materials to OFIC/SMR/AMP, 250 East Broad Street, Suite 1700, Columbus OH 43215.

 

Q.

What is SMR?

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Scholarship Management Resources (SMR) is an independent scholarship services provider that is partnering with Allied Mineral Products to establish and help administer this scholarship program, like hosting this site. 

 

Q.

Is applying online safe?

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Yes. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only Allied authorized employees and agents (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. To protect the information being gathered, the scholarship application site has security measures in place including firewalls, encryption, and authenticated access to internal databases where needed.

 

Q.

How do you decide who will receive the awards?

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Scholarship recipients will be chosen by an Allied selection committee based on applicants' overall academic promise, community service, school involvement, leadership, character, financial need and work ethic.

 

Q.

How and when will students be notified of decisions?

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All applicants will be notified of the final results by May 16, 2016.

Q.

How and when will the awards be paid?

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Award funds will be distributed directly to the scholars' institutions at the end of June 2016.

Q.

Are these scholarships automatically renewed?

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No, scholars must reapply for consideration each year.

Q.

What is an official transcript?

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This academic record must come directly from your high school office or college registrar’s office and be signed by an appropriate official at the school or college. Records printed from the Internet or other unofficial copies are not accepted. You can request that your transcript be mailed directly to SMR or you can get a signed and sealed transcript and mail it yourself to OFIC/SMR/AMP Scholarship, 250 E. Broad Street, Suite 1700, Columbus, OH 43215

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What if I have additional questions?

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Please email your questions to fields@ofic.org and reference the Allied Scholars Program.