Am I eligible for a Quell Foundation scholarship?
The Quell Foundation Scholarships are a one-time, merit, and need-based award. There are four distinct scholarships. Awards will be made to those students who demonstrate a high level of scholarship and/or a history of employment and training that reflects a commitment to work and shared mission. Students must be accepted and enrolled in an accredited college/university.
When does The Quell Foundation scholarship application open?
The scholarship application period opens on March 1, 2024. Applications which are submitted early or late will be disqualified.
What is the deadline for the application?
The deadline for all applications is March 15, 2024 (11:59 PM, PST). Applications which are submitted early or late will be disqualified.
Where can I find the application link?
Applicants can find the link to all scholarship applications on The Quell Foundation website under the scholarships tab.
I’ve been awarded a scholarship in the past. Can I re-apply?
Absolutely! We welcome all alumni students to apply if they meet the application criteria. For returning applicants, please note that there is no separate application process. All returning applicants are required to utilize the same application as first-time applicants.
Can I apply to more than one scholarship?
Yes. Applicants may apply to any and all awards for which they are eligible. If applying for more than one award, please complete each separate application (with supporting materials) to its full extent.
What should I do if I cannot get access to the application?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any and all questions pertaining to the scholarship application process.
I am an international student. Am I eligible for your scholarship?
At this time The Quell Foundation’s scholarships are only for those students who are enrolled in an accredited program located within the United States.
I’m an underclassman in high school. Am I eligible for a scholarship?
Students younger than a graduating high school senior are unfortunately not yet eligible to apply. The Fighter, Survivor, and First Responder Legacy awards are reserved for graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into an accredited university, as well as current undergraduate/graduate students. The Bridge the Gap award is reserved for 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students as well as Graduate students.
I am a homeschooled student. Am I eligible to apply?
Yes, provided that you can share verifiable documentation of completed requirements by way of diploma or equivalent.
Can I submit any pieces of the application through the mail?
The Quell Foundation scholarship committee requires that all applications be submitted electronically.
Can I send you components of my application as I complete them?
No. All component parts of a scholarship application must be submitted together in a single email, with the exception of the Letters of Recommendation which must be sent by the person writing the recommendation. Further instructions for labeling of materials will be provided in the application itself. All component parts of a scholarship application must be received within the open application period March 1, 2024 – March 15, 2024, 11:59 PM PST. No exceptions.
Do I need to have an official electronic transcript directly from the school, or may I send you a copy of the original?
All applications and supporting documents must be submitted electronically. Scanned copies of the original transcript may be submitted as an attachment. The most recent copy of your transcript must be provided please.
Does my letter of attestation from a mental health professional need to include my diagnosis?
No. All that is needed is a letter of attestation from a mental health professional stating that you are actively in treatment for a mental health condition (Fighter Scholarship Only).
Can I upload my tax returns instead of my Form 1040 or Student Aid Report?
Yes. We accept any of these 3 forms. They must not be older than 2022 filing year.
How should letters of recommendation be submitted?
Letters of recommendation should be submitted by the person writing the recommendation letter. All letters of recommendation must be emailed to email@example.com within the open application period March 1, 2024 – March 15, 2024, 11:59PM PST.
I’ve sent in my application materials, now what?
Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with a member of The Quell Foundation scholarship committee. Students will be notified of their preliminary selection, and the next steps for consideration, by Friday, May 10, 2024.
I provided the incorrect address or have recently moved after submitting my application. Can I have a new check sent to me?
If selected for a scholarship, a member of the Quell team will be in communication with you prior to checks being issued. At that time, you can provide your updated mailing address. Once the checks have been mailed, however, The Quell Foundation cannot replace lost or stolen checks. It is recommended that when you identify a mailing address for yourself, that you please provide a permanent, accessible address.
How will I receive my scholarship?
Scholarship checks will be mailed to the reliable address you provide to us, made out to your college/university, and will include your name and student ID (if available). Recipients are responsible for submitting their scholarship check to their school’s Bursar/Financial aid department.
Can scholarship awards be split or fully awarded for the next academic year?
No. Scholarship awards must only be applied toward the 2024-2025 academic year. If your balance is less than the amount of the award, the remainder of the funds must be returned to The Quell Foundation.
The check is made payable to the university or college you designated and you will be responsible for submitting this check to your college or university by October 4, 2024. Checks cannot be replaced if lost, stolen, or not deposited. No exceptions.
Masquerade Ball: What is the attire?
We ask that guests dress formal. Tuxedos and floor-length gowns are a popular option.
Masquerade Ball: Do I have to wear a mask?
To honor our theme and mission to lift the mask, we strongly encourage all guests to arrive wearing masks which we will remove during the welcoming remarks and the Lift the Mask ceremony before dinner begins.
Masquerade Ball: Does The Quell Foundation provide masks?
The Quell Foundation typically carries extra masks at registration on the night of the event. However, we do request that masks be secured on your own in advance of the evening, as we cannot guarantee enough masks for all attendees. Plus… It’s more fun to pick your own!
I’m interested in helping with a fundraising event! How can I connect with you?
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I am a student wishing to bring the Lift the Mask documentary to my campus. What do I do?
We encourage you to think about who (on campus) you have a relationship with and approach them for suggestions on who to contact for an initial conversation. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of your interest and we can provide additional resources to aid in your quest. You may also complete a Screening Interest Form.
I am an employee/employer wishing to bring the Lift the Mask documentary to my school/office/agency/organization. What do I do?
Please complete our Screening Interest Form and a Quell staff member will be in touch. Thank you!
Can we live stream the film rather than host an in-person screening?
Once you complete a Screening Interest Form, we’d be happy to set up a meeting to discuss your unique needs and tailor an experience that best suits your needs.