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Frequently Asked Questions about the FFLV Scholarship

How do I maintain eligibility for my FFLV scholarship?

What if I fail to meet the minimum requirements for the FFLV scholarship?

You will receive a warning if you fail to meet the requirements in any semester for which you receive funding.

FIRST WARNING: You will still be eligible for the scholarship and must meet with your FFLV College Success Advisor

SECOND WARNING: Your scholarship award will be suspended for the semester and you will be required to meet with your FFLV College Success Advisor. Your scholarship can be regained only once by meeting all of the requirements listed above in a subsequent semester.

Loss of eligibility a THIRD time will result in permanent loss of funding. However, you will continue to have access to FFLV College Success Advising

What is the dollar value of the FFLV scholarship?

The FFLV Scholarship awards a maximum of $6,000 total. Recipients will be paid on a per semester basis. FFLV scholars at a two-year institution or vocational school will receive $400-$500 per semester depending on GPA. Students at a four-year university will receive $600-$750 per semester depending on GPA. 

What happens if I transfer or switch schools?

You must notify the FFLV post-secondary department if you are transferring or switching schools to ensure your award gets sent to the correct school. 

Can I use my FFLV scholarship funds for books or other educational purposes?

If you are attending UNLV, UNR, NSC or CSN, and are receiving other financial aid to cover your cost of attendance, your institution will provide the remaining value of your FFLV scholarship award in a residual check. These funds may be used for educational purposes such as registration fees, required textbooks, and other costs related.

If you attend an institution that is out-of-state or not listed above, you will need to complete a FFLV direct deposit form to receive your award as a direct deposit. 

Will I lose my scholarship if I drop one of my classes?

FFLV requires you to be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. You must meet this requirement at the end of any semester in which you receive funding from the scholarship. For example, if you drop below 12 credits, you will receive a warning. 

Will I receive an award if I take winter or summer classes?

FFLV only awards the scholarship during the fall and spring semesters.

How will I receive my scholarship award?

UNLV/UNR/NSC/CSN: If you attend any one of these institutions, your scholarship will be applied directly to your student account. To find out if you have been awarded, check the financial aid portion of your student portal. It will be listed as “External Scholarship” or “Outside Agency.”

Out-of-State Colleges / Other Institutions: It is required that you have a direct deposit account set up in order to receive your scholarship money. You will receive an email with information about different bank options for college students, along with a  “Direct Deposit” form that will need to be filled out and emailed back. Contact the FFLV post-secondary department for more info on how to set up a direct deposit account.

When will I receive my scholarship award?

Fall semester: Awards may be disbursed within the first three weeks of the fall semester. You will be notified via email if for some reason it may be delayed. It is important that you complete the GradSnapp survey check-in at the end of every semester by the deadline in order to avoid disbursement delays. If you have an outstanding balance with your school and have not received your award, please set-up a payment plan with the Cashier’s Office to avoid being dropped from classes.

Spring semester: Awards may be disbursed within the first three weeks of the spring semester. Due to the short time-frame between fall and spring, there may be a delay in receiving your award. An email will be sent to you if this is the case. Please set-up a payment plan with the Cashier’s Office to avoid being dropped from classes.

What happens if I am unable to attend school for a semester due to extenuating circumstances?

Contact the FFLV post-secondary department at 702-415-5709 to learn if you are eligible to place your scholarship on “hold.” If eligible, you will be required to complete a scholarship “hold” application which will be sent to you. Scholars may place their scholarship on hold for ONE semester.