Eligibility Requirements

Does it matter which browser I use to complete the application?
Chrome, Safari and Internet Explorer are most compatible, Firefox works as well.

What are acceptable forms of documents to upload to my application?
The following file types are supported by our application process:
.doc, .docx, .ppt, .pptx, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, and .html.  Some HTML coding may not render correctly when converted to the PDF.  If you have documents in formats other than those listed, please save the document as a PDF before uploading it to your application.

What financial aid information do your require?
We need a full copy of your current Student Aid Report (SAR). This is usually a five page document, you do not need to submit the full Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).  The SAR information required for the DeLorenzo Scholarship application includes the following:

  • EFC or Expected Family Contribution;
  • Summary Information – usually in a grid format, summarizing the information you submitted in your FAFSA application.

What information do you need from renewal applicants? Student Aid Report (SAR), if applicable, official transcripts, class essay.

Can I start my application, save it and return to it at another time?
Yes, but be sure to save your application before you logout of the site and as you are working on it.  It will not save automatically.

How do I know if my application is submitted successfully?  Does it automatically submit when I sign it?
You will receive an e-mail from us confirming that we have received your submission.  If you do not receive an email confirmation, your application has not been successfully submitted.
Be sure to include all the required attachments before submitting your application.  You must upload attachments in order for them to be included in your application.
The application does not automatically submit once you have signed it, you must be sure to save the application and then submit it.

I am having trouble logging back into my application. 
In order to log back into your application you will need to use the same e-mail address that you used when you began your application.  You will also need to use the same password used when you created your account.  If you still cannot access your application, look for the “Forgot your login Information?  Click here to reset it” link at the bottom of the login page.  Then check your e-mail for directions to reset your password.  Be sure to check your spam and junk folders if it does not come into your inbox.  Remember to add mail@grantapplication.com to your safe senders list.  

Do you require letters of recommendation?
No, letters of recommendation are optional. We do not have an automatic process for letters to be submitted.  If you wish to submit a recommendation, please contact the person writing the recommendation and have that person either send you the letter, or have it sent directly to DeLorenzo Scholarship Foundation, Inc., c/o Thomas P. Jalkut, Esq., Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, 155 Seaport Boulevard, 5th floor, Boston, MA  02210 or have it sent by e-mail to info@delorenzoscholarship.org.

What happens if I receive other scholarships after I apply for the DeLorenzo Scholarship?
During the review process we ask semi-finalists to report the name and amount of any scholarships they have received since applying for the DeLorenzo Scholarship.