Important Message to Clough Fellows
Congratulations on receiving a Genevieve Clough Fellowship! The following requirements and expectations are designed to enhance communication regarding your Clough Fellowship and to help you to continue to receive a Clough Fellowship in the future. We expect that you will meet these requirements, and that you will show dedication to your studies.
Expectations: We expect you to maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA by the end of your first year and during subsequent years. We expect you to graduate in no more than four years. We expect you to communicate with us on a regular basis in response to our requests for information and by notifying us of any special circumstances. Failure to meet these expectations could result in suspension or termination of your Clough Fellowship. We strongly encourage you to write updates on your progress to the Clough committee, in consideration of their generosity in donating the funds for your scholarship.
Communication: We will communicate with you primarily by email, but may occasionally mail an item to you at school or your permanent address. We might also call you on your cell phone or your home phone. You are expected to read and reply to emails in a timely manner and to notify us of any changes in your contact information. Keep your email address (username) current in the online system! We encourage you to contact us when you have a question or a concern—we are here to help you resolve any issues that may arise.
Renewal: Your Clough Fellowship is available for a maximum of 4 consecutive academic years (or fewer if your program is shorter), subject to the availability of funds. Clough Fellowships are awarded after all other financial resources available to you have been considered. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if you are eligible to do so, by your school’s priority funding deadline each year.
Following each school year: The amount of your fellowship can change from year to year, and is dependent upon the resources we have available and your financial need. You must submit a renewal application online each year that includes uploading your most recent transcript, your Student Aid Report (SAR) showing Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the Financial Aid award letter from your school, a list of any grants or scholarships that are not on the Financial Aid award letter and your schedule of classes for the upcoming semester.
Between the fall and spring semester of each school year: In late December/early January, you will be asked to submit a short renewal form online that includes uploading your transcript with fall grades included and your spring semester class schedule in order to receive the second half of your funding in any given school year, as applicable.
Special Circumstances: Please communicate with us regarding any special circumstances that may change your plans or your financial need, such as a need for remediation or tutoring, summer school, taking time away from college for a compelling reason, study abroad, transfer to another college, change in marital status, an extreme medical condition, or a change in your financial situation.
Your contact person for the Clough Fellowship is:
Deirdre McLoughlin, Western Colorado Community Foundation, 225 N. 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Email: DMcLoughlin@wc-cf.org / Phone: 970-243-3767 / Fax: 970-243-9767
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