Frequently
Asked Questions

General Questions

CommonScholarshipApp’s advanced technology matches student profiles with hundreds of scholarships. Each scholarship has its own eligibility requirements which is based on specific criteria such as age, GPA, location, subjects of interest, ethnicity, and more. These requirements for eligibility are then cross-matched with student profiles if they meet the criteria.
Yes, we work with hundreds of scholarship providers to offer a variety of scholarships catering to a diverse range of students including international students, graduate level students and trade school students. Please note, International students can only apply if they are legally studying at, attending or enrolled in a U.S college or university.
Your trust is invaluable to us and we will never use or sell your data under any circumstances. Your data is protected with the highest level of security and will only be used for the purposes of matching you with the best scholarships.
No, we are not and do not have any intentions of partnering with any student loan providers in the future. CommonScholarshipApp was created to offer students an alternative solution to taking out student loans.
New scholarship opportunities are available every week. Be sure to come back once a week to see new scholarships you are eligible for.
No, we are not affiliated with the Common App. CommonScholarshipApp is an individual for-profit company aiming to streamline and simplify the scholarship application process.
You can cancel your membership at any time by navigating to your account settings.
If you would like a refund for any specific reason, please see our terms and conditions before contacting us.

Questions About Scholarship Applications

If you applied for a scholarship, you will receive a notification in your student dashboard confirming your application.
If you’ve already applied to a scholarship, there is no way to retract the application from that provider’s records. We would recommend updating your profile accordingly so that any future or in-progress applications are accurate.
Yes, most scholarships will require a general essay. Luckily, CommonScholarshipApp only requires you to upload it once when you create your student profile, which can be used for all your scholarship applications.

Winning a Scholarship

If you are the recipient of a scholarship, you will receive a private message, email notification, and a notification in your dashboard from the scholarship provider.
Tips: Make sure your student profile is up-to-date and completed to find the best matches and upgrade your account to premium to apply to more scholarships.
If you applied for a scholarship and want to check the status of your application, you can check on the scholarship status in your student dashboard which will tell you if a winner has already been selected.
Please check with your specific school as the school may only allow you keep the awards in the amount of the costs of your attendance.
This varies and is completely dependent on the scholarship provider. If you are selected as a winner, CommonScholarshipApp will connect you with the scholarship provider who is responsible for providing any additional information regarding next steps and scholarship award transactions. Traditionally, scholarship providers will process awards directly to the recipient’s school.

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