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Scholarships

As of July 2017, scholarships have been awarded totaling $16,955,524

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Renewal Applicants

The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation strongly advises that you review the Frequently Asked Questions carefully.

Application Form Transcripts
Grades Deadlines
Hours Distribution of Funds

Application Form

Q. My Financial Aid Office does not have renewal forms. How do I obtain a form?
A. Renewal forms are only available from the Foundation. Renewal forms are available from December 1st to March 1st.

Q. Other students at my institution have received renewal forms. Why did I not receive a form?
A. Renewal forms were sent to all students receiving scholarships the previous year who may be eligible for renewal. It is possible that your form was lost in the mail. Also, the Foundation may not have your current address.

Q. My roommate has a renewal form. May I submit a copy of his/her form?
A. No, you must file on the original renewal form.

Q. I received a Ty Cobb scholarship two years ago. Am I eligible for renewal?
A. No, you must have received a scholarship last year in order to be eligible for renewal. You will need to apply as a new applicant.

Q. I received a scholarship as an undergraduate student last year. I plan to attend Medical School next year. Am I eligible for renewal for my scholarship?
A. No, you must file as a new applicant if your status changes from undergraduate to professional.

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Grades

Q. My GPA for the current fall and spring semesters is 2.9. However, my overall GPA is 3.2. Am I eligible for renewal of my scholarship?
A. No, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA for the period that you received the scholarship (fall and spring semesters).

Q. My professor has not posted grades and I will have an incomplete on my transcript. How will this impact my eligibility?
A. You will need to submit a transcript by the deadline (March 1st) with the “I” and your award will be made pending receipt of an updated transcript.

Q. I received a scholarship as a first year medical student. My GPA dropped below 3.0. Am I eligible to apply for renewal?
A. Yes, the requirement for professional students is one full year of satisfactory credits.

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Hours

Q. How many hours does the Foundation consider to be defined as a fulltime student for renewal?
A. The Ty Cobb Educational Foundation generally defines a fulltime student as someone taking 12 or more credit hours per semester or as otherwise defined by the academic institution as so noted in the application.

Q. I only need one semester of credits in order to graduate. Am I eligible to apply for renewal?
A. Scholarships are normally awarded for a period of one academic year, but if you only need one semester or quarter to graduate you may apply for a single term.

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Transcripts

Q. My transcript will not be available by the March 1st deadline. What can I do?
A. You need to be sure that you have a request on file for a transcript (prior to March 1st) and we will accept the transcript when it becomes available.

Q. I can print a copy of my hours and grades off the Internet. Will you accept this document?
A. No, we will need an official transcript(s).

Q. I have copies of my grade reports. Will you accept grade reports?
A. No, grade reports are not considered to be official and will not meet the requirement for an official transcript for the period of your scholarship (fall and spring).

Q. The Registrar’s office has a hold on my transcript due to unpaid parking tickets. Will you accept a copy of the grades?
A. No, you must submit an official transcript in order to be eligible for renewal of your grant.

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Deadlines

Q. What is the deadline for submitting a renewal application?
A. The application form (complete) must be postmarked by March 1st.

Q. My transcript will not be available by the March 1st deadline. Can I submit it at a later date?
A. You need to be sure that you have a request on file for a transcript (prior to March 1st) and we will accept the transcript when it becomes available.

Q. I made a request for a letter of recommendation, but my professor has not completed it at this time and I have completed my application. Do I need to mail all documents at the same time?
A. No, the documents do not have to be mailed at the same time. Just be sure that you meet the required deadline for each document.

Q. My professor is not in his office. How can I be sure that he mailed the letter of recommendation?
A. You may e-mail the Ty Cobb Foundation at any time and request the status of your application.

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Distribution of Funds

Q. If my scholarship is renewed, when will I receive the check? 
A. All funds are sent directly to your institution. Checks are mailed approximately by May 1st.

Q. I have a Hope Scholarship. Can I use the Ty Cobb funds for other college related expenses?
A. Yes, any funds not needed for tuition, books or fees can be distributed directly to you (by your institution) for transportation, housing, food, etc.

Q. My scholarship was renewed for fall and spring semesters. I plan to graduate after fall semester. Will I still receive the total award?
A. No, you will receive one-half of your award (fall semester).

Q. I plan to co-op fall semester. Will I receive funds for a co-op term?
A. No, if you are enrolled in a co-op program, you will not receive funds for that semester.

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