Forest Excellence in
Education and Training Scholarship (FEETS) Program
For the past three years, the School of
Professional Psychology at Forest Institute has supported a need-based program
that distributes over $100,000 each year to outstanding students through
awards, scholarships and fellowships. We are pleased to announce that the FEETS
program will continue in 2012-2013, aligned to strategic initiatives, which
support the mission of the school.The 2012-13 program will once again target
the retention of our best and brightest students based on academic performance
and provide increased opportunities for fellowships and assistantships, as well
as provide support and recognition for the scholarly endeavors of students
engaged in research projects.
The sections below describe the criteria used to determine eligibility of applicants and the application
process. Specific eligibility and application criteria
for each of the funding areas are available through the link at the bottom of this page.
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 2012 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 2012 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 fellowships 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 through the website 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 fellowships to be considered.
- All materials, supporting documentation, and
letters of recommendation (if applicable) required for consideration must be submitted
with the Application Form. Applicants
are responsible for ensuring all materials are received before the stated
deadline. Incomplete or late
applications will not be considered.
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
fellowships 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 August 1, 2012.
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 fellowships. Students should be aware
that any reduction in tuition may reduce eligibility to receive financial aid.
Funding for awards, scholarships, and
fellowships 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 period ends.
In 2012-2013, the eligible award period will
include fall 2012, spring 2013, and summer 2013 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 fellowship 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. Fellowship 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 23, 2012
direct questions or clarifications regarding application to the FEETS Program
to Ms.Beth Bennett, Executive Assistant to the VPAA, firstname.lastname@example.org or
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