Students who take a Leave of Absence during a term may apply for a McCord Scholarship by writing a letter to the Office of Financial Aid requesting consideration for this one-time award.
A McCord scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship awarded to students who take a Leave of Absence from a term due to compelling personal circumstances beyond their control, causing them to suffer undue financial hardships which affect their ability to pay for their education upon their return.
The scholarship is used to help defray all or part of the penalty paid as a result of the withdrawal.
The scholarship committee will review the details of the student’s circumstances noted in their application letter and may require further documentation before determining eligibility for the scholarship. These awards are grants-in-aid and do not have to be repaid.