Senior Project Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the Senior Project Scholarship?

a) Current students of Ashford University who are in good standing with respect to the Student Community Standards, as outlined in the current Ashford University Academic Catalog, and who have a grade point average of 3.20 or higher, and have completed their Forbes School of Business Capstone Course at the time of application;

b) Alumni of Ashford University who have graduated from Ashford within twelve (12) months of the start date of the Entry Period; and

Are Bridgepoint Education, Ashford University, University of the Rockies, Waypoint Outcomes, or Forbes employees and spouses/dependents eligible to apply?

No, per the Employee Handbook, they are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

When is the Entry Period?

Submission dates: February 1 - August 1, 2016

Will there be additional scholarship entry periods in the future?

There will only be one scholarship period within 2016.

How much is the scholarship award?

The Senior Project Scholarship award is $5,000, which will be split into two equal awards of $2,500 each. This scholarship may only be applied toward future tuition costs in any Forbes School of Business Master’s degree program.

What is the application process?

Access the scholarship application here. Applicants should fill in all required fields, attach their essay, and click the Submit button. Applicants who submit multiple entries will be disqualified.

When will the scholarship recipients be notified?

The Senior Project Scholarship recipients will be notified with a scholarship award letter within 90 days of the close of the entry period.

How will the scholarship recipients be chosen?

The Senior Project Scholarship recipients will be selected by a scholarship committee comprised of Ashford University Forbes School of Business faculty members and Forbes Media leadership. The committee will select recipients based on criteria outlined in the application materials, which include a one page letter of intent to enroll in a Forbes School of Business Master’s program, the original paper submitted within the Capstone course for online students or the Senior Project for Clinton campus students, along with grade point average criteria, and graduation timeline eligibility.*

*See the Senior Project application page for details.

How long is the scholarship award valid?

The total scholarship award must be exhausted within twelve (12) months following the award date indicated in the scholarship award letter, or any remaining funds will be forfeited. The scholarship recipient must remain in continuous attendance (in an Active status category) to receive both portions of the Senior Project Scholarship award.