Forest Excellence in
Education and Training Scholarship (FEETS) Program
For the past four years, Forest Institute
has supported a need-based program that distributes over $100,000 each year to
outstanding students through awards, scholarships and assistantships. We are
pleased to announce that the FEETS program will continue in 2014-2015, aligned
to strategic initiatives, which support the mission of the school.The 2014-2015
program will once again target the retention of our best and brightest students
based on academic performance and provide increased opportunity to demonstrate
academic excellence for assistantships, as well as provide support and
recognition for the scholarly endeavors of students engaged in research
The sections below describe the application
process and criteria used to determine eligibility of applicants. Specific eligibility and application criteria
for each of the funding areas are reflected on the pages which follow.
To be considered eligible for an award,
scholarship, or fellowship, students must meet the following minimum criteria:
and submit the Forest Scholarship Application Form (FSAP) prior to the
the school’s residency requirement by the end of the Summer 2014 semester
(complete two consecutive semesters of full-time enrollment; i.e. 9+ credit
hours per semester).*
the criteria for good academic standing at outset of the Summer 2014 semester.
an active enrolled status at the time of application; i.e., not on leave of
financial need through eligibility for federal student aid.
Eligibility for federal student aid is determined by
filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA;
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/). International students should contact Enrollment
Counselor Phillip Raleigh to receive instructions for determining financial
eligibility. Forest receives notification of eligibility for federal aid one to
two weeks after you complete the FAFSA. Please note that filing the FAFSA does
not automatically put you in consideration for these awards. You must still
complete the application process described above.
2. Application Process
In order to be considered for any of the
awards, scholarships, or assistantships described herein, eligible students
must complete the application process. Eligible students may apply for more
than one funding mechanism (i.e., award, scholarship, or fellowship) but are
encouraged to apply only for those awards for which they truly believe they are
competitive. Please note it is in the best interest of the school to
distribute these awards to as many students as possible.
Complete applications will reflect the
§ Forest Excellence in Education and Training
Scholarship (FEETS) Application Form completed and submitted before the deadline.
If students wish to apply for more than one category, they will need to submit additional
copies of the FEETS Application Form and supporting documentation for each of the awards, scholarships, or assistantships to be considered.
§ All materials, supporting documentation, and
letters of recommendation (if applicable) required for consideration must be submitted
with the Application Form via the following link: http://forest.edu/ad-fi-current-scholarships/current-student-scholarship-application.aspx. July 1. 2014 Applicants are responsible for ensuring all
materials are received before the stated deadline. Incomplete or late applications will not be
Process (FEETS Review Committee)
All applications and supporting
materials are reviewed by an administrative committee consisting of the VPAA,
Dean of Doctoral Program, Dean of Master’s Programs, and Director of Clinical
Training.All need-based scholarships, awards, and
assistantships are distributed at the discretion of the committee and are
dependent on the availability of funds.
4. Award Notification and Funding Process
Applicants will be notified of the
administrative committee’s determinations on or before August1, 2014.
Notifications will be sent via the applicant’s forest.edu e-mail account. Upon
notification of selection to receive funding, students are strongly encouraged
to consult with the Financial Aid Office to determine the financial aid
implications of awards, scholarships, or assistantships. Students should be
aware that any reduction in tuition may reduce eligibility to receive financial
Funding for awards, scholarships, and assistantships
are distributed as a percent reduction in tuition cost, except for the Research
Award and a portion of the funding for the Writing Center Assistantships. Reduction
of tuition expense is distributed across the year at the stated percentage rate
until the maximum dollar amount of the award is reached OR the eligible award
In 2014-2015, the eligible award period will
include fall 2014, spring 2015, and summer 2015 semesters. Any funding remaining unused at the end of
the award period will not be carried forward into the next academic year, even
for renewable awards. In the event a student is selected to receive more than
one award, scholarship, or fellowship, the student may choose to "stack” the percent reduction in tuition within a given
semester, but will not be allowed to carry any funding into the next academic
5. Continuing Eligibility
Students who are selected to receive funding
through the FEETS program reflect distinction within our education and training
environment. Awardees are expected to
continue demonstrations of good academic performance and student conduct
throughout the funding period.
Recipients of awards, scholarships, or assistantships who fail to
maintain a high level of academic performance or student conduct will be
evaluated by the program dean for continuation in the FEETS program and may be
disqualified from receiving any remaining compensation or tuition funding. Assistantship
recipients who fail to comply with expectations regarding weekly project
support during the eligible award period may also be disqualified from any remaining
compensation or tuition reduction.
6.Deadline for Receipt of Applications: 12:00 pm (noon) July 01, 2014
direct questions or clarifications regarding application to the FEETS Program
to Ms.Beth Bennett, Executive Assistant to the Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-893-7998.
*Note: Students who
started a degree program at Forest in the current Summer semester or who will
be starting in the Fall are considered "new incoming students” and are not yet
eligible for the awards, scholarships, and fellowships described here. These "new incoming students” are already
being supported by over $40,000 in funds from this program.