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Frequently Asked Questions

Barber Family Foundation answers a number of frequently asked questions to aid in your research. Please review this information before contacting the foundation.

I do not know where I will attend college in the fall. Can I still apply?

Yes. But while you can submit your application, you must have received an acceptance letter by the time that you are notified of your selection. If you have not received an acceptance by the time that winners are announced, your scholarship will be forfeited.

Is there an age limit?

Yes. You may not be over the age of 26 at the commencement of the fall semester.

Can I apply for a scholarship for the spring semester?

No. All of our scholarships are disbursed prior to the start of the fall semester, and are split evenly between the fall and spring.

If I apply and I am not selected, may I reapply next year?


If I apply and I am selected, may I reapply next year?


How do I know if you received my application?

If you apply online, you will receive an email confirmation. You will not receive any such confirmation if you submit a paper application.

Are standardized test scores required?

No. While standardized test scores are not required, you have the option of submitting them with your application.

I am attending a community college in the fall. Can I still apply?

No. The scholarship is not available to community college students. You can, however, apply if you are transferring from a community college to a four year college or university in the fall.

I will be attending college in the fall, but will be taking less than 12 credits. Can I still apply?

No. You must be attending college on a full-time basis.

My parents are divorced. Can I just submit the financial information from the parent I live with?

If both parents are responsible for your support, then you must submit the financial information for both parents even if they are divorced. If you have documentation demonstrating that one parent has sole legal custody and responsibility, then include that with your application.

May my school submit any documents online?

Yes. For college students, a professor may write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, and submit it to For high school seniors, your school counselor may write a letter of recommendation on your behalf, and submit it on your behalf to along with a copy of your high school transcript.