What if a student doesn’t end up enrolling in a qualifying institution?

After being notified, winners need to complete verification paperwork in order to officially claim their scholarships.  Then, as early as spring of their senior year, our partner, Scholarship America, will ask winners to verify the institution where they plan to enroll.  Students can defer their scholarships for one year for a gap year or three years for military or religious service.  If winners do not use their funds by the deadlines in the Official Rules, they will forfeit their scholarship dollars.