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For any questions pertaining to this application, please contact: NASE Grants Administrator (grants_scholarships@nase.org).

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: I don't know or have forgotten my password. How do I reset it?
Answer: You can request a password reset by visiting this page.

Question: My recommendation status is "Pending". What does that mean?
Answer: When requesting an external recommendation, the task will show as "Pending" before the recommender has submitted their recommendation. The task will be marked "Completed" when the recommender has submitted their recommendation.

Question: The dates/times associated with my submitted material seem to be a few hours off. Why is this?
Answer: This happens when we are unaware of your local timezone. Please set your timezone in your account settings page.

Growth Grant FAQ

Question: 
Who is eligible to apply?
Answer: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
  1. Be an NASE Member in good standing
  2. Dues must be current at the time of application and when the grant is funded.
Members who are employees of the NASE, sales associates, field service representatives, or contracted by the NASE are not eligible for this program.
Question: When is the application deadline?
Answer: Grant applications are reviewed quarterly, based on the following schedule:
  • Completed applications received in January, February and March will be reviewed in April.
  • Completed applications received in April, May and June will be reviewed in July.
  • Completed applications received in July, August and September will be reviewed in October.
  • Completed applications received in October, November and December will be reviewed in January of the following year.

Question: What are the selection criteria?
Answer: Criteria used in evaluating applications and awarding grants include:
  • Review of identifiable business need
  • Detailed use of the proceeds of the grant
  • The potential of the grant to satisfy the identified business need
  • The potential impact of the grant on overall business growth and success
Growth Grants are awarded at the sole discretion of the NASE. The NASE has the sole discretion to make no grant or present a higher or lower amount than requested. The NASE in its sole discretion may award less than the totals indicated to be potentially available. The NASE will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Decisions of the selection committee are final and are not subject to appeal. Application feedback is not required by the NASE.
Question: What are the details of the award?
Answer: One Growth Grant up to $4,000 will be made per month.  A determination of award will be made the month following review of completed applications (*see the review schedule in the ‘When is the application deadline?’ section above for the full review schedule).
Question: What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?
Answer: The following conditions apply:
  • The use of funds must be consistent with written statement of grant use.
  • Recipients must maintain records showing use of the money.
  • The funds may not be used to pay debt or rent/mortgage payments.
  • Recipients agree that NASE has the right to publicize names, business name, amount awarded and photographs of the recipients. 
  • The NASE requests that the recipient place the NASE Member Badge on the recipient's website for one year after the growth grant check is received.  NASE Member Badges can be found by visiting http://www.nase.org/become-a-member/member-benefits/MemberBadges.aspx.

Question: How and when are checks issued?
Answer: Grants will be funded within 30 days after all signed usage and required regulatory documents are received by the NASE.
Question: Are funds received taxable?
Answer: Tax laws vary by country. We recommend consulting your tax advisor for more guidance.


Dependent Scholarship Program FAQ

Question: 
Who is eligible to apply?
Answer: Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for this scholarship:
  • Be a high school senior, college freshman, sophomore or junior
  • Be a legal dependent of an NASE Member in good standing with dues paid current at the time of award
  • Have grade point average of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
Dependents whose parents are employees or contracted by the NASE or any affiliated company are not eligible for this scholarship.
Question: When is the application deadline?
Answer: April 30th of each year.
Question: When is the recommendation deadline?
Answer: April 30th of each year.
Question: Should I submit all of my information before I request a recommendation?
Answer: No. You should request a recommendation as early as possible to insure there is sufficient time for the recommendation to be submitted by the deadline.
Question: What are the selection criteria?
Answer: A selection committee will evaluate the applications and select the recipients considering:
  • Leadership characteristics, dedication, commitment, above-average academic standing
  • Career/education aspirations and goals
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Work Experience
  • Recommendations of teachers or other references
  • Financial need
Decisions of the committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.
Question: What are the details of the award?
Answer: 
  • Four scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded annually and are not renewable.
  • The scholarships will be applied to tuition, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for course load.
  • Institutions must be accredited, nonprofit two or four-year colleges/universities in the United States.
  • A student may transfer from one institution to another and retain the award.

Question: Is this scholarship renewable?
Answer: No, it is a one-time award.
Question: Which school should I list on the application if I have not made a final decision?
Answer: You should list your first choice on the application.
Question: What are my responsibilities if I am chosen as a recipient?
Answer: You must enroll as a full-time undergraduate student in the fall of the year in which the scholarships are awarded, continue the entire academic year without interruption unless approved by scholarship sponsor, deliver your scholarship check to the proper office at your institution, and notify the NASE should your check not arrive within 30 days of the issue date.
Question: How and when are checks issued?
Answer: Checks will be issued in early August to each recipient’s mailing address and made payable to the institution selected.
Question: Are scholarships taxable?
Answer: Tax laws vary by country. In the United States, scholarship funds used exclusively for the payment of tuition or textbooks are normally not taxable. The scholarship recipient is responsible for taxes, if any, that may be assessed against his or her scholarship award. We recommend consulting your tax advisor for more guidance. You may also consult IRS Publication 970 for further information (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p970.pdf).
Question: My parent’s employment makes me eligible for this scholarship. Whose contact information should I include?
Answer: Applicants must register with their personal email addresses. Do not use parent’s work email addresses. Your My Profile page should reflect the applicant’s (the person who is attending university) legal name and contact information. If parent’s information is needed, it will be specifically asked for on the application.

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