I applied last year and submitted my application by mail. Can I send my application by mail this year?
No. Applications may only be submitted online using our online application system.
I don’t have internet access at home. How can I complete the application?
You may access the online scholarship application on any computer connected to the internet. You may use a computer at your school, your public library, or a friend’s home. Remember that the application process will take several hours, so plan accordingly.
Do I need to create an account to complete the application?
Yes. To apply, click on the “Apply for a Scholarship” link on the Applications page of our website. This link will take you to the home page of our online application. Read more about our scholarship program on this page, then create an account by clicking the “Sign Up” button on the right side of your screen. You will need to provide us with your full name and e-mail address. Then, create a password and select “New Applicant.” Even if you’ve applied for a scholarship from us before, unless you were actually awarded a scholarship last year, you’ll need to select “New Applicant.” You do not need an access code, so leave that field blank. Select your time zone, then click “Register.”
Will I need an e-mail address to complete the application?
Yes. If you do not have an e-mail address, you may obtain a free e-mail address using gmail.com, yahoo.com, or aol.com.
What if I need more space than is provided in the tables for my education, work and volunteer history?
If you have more volunteer or work experience than will fit in the tables, you may wish to include only the most recent experiences, or those that are most important to you.
Can I upload a resume instead of filling in the work and volunteer experience tables?
No. Fill in all of the tables. Do not send extra documents.
Can I upload publications, projects, photographs, training certificates, and other documents to supplement my application?
No. Do not upload additional documents. Any materials other than those requested by JRF will be deleted.
I completed the scholarship application form but received a message saying that I’m not eligible to apply. What does that mean?
If any of the responses you provide in the online application show you to be ineligible for a JRF scholarship, you will not be able to move forward with the application process. Review our eligibility guidelines here.