The Women’s Board Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions


Q1. When is the deadline to submit my application and supporting documents?

A1. The Application Deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 5p.m. All mail must be post marked by Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Q2. What happens if I try to submit my application after 5p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2017?

A2. The application will be removed from the website and any documents received after 5 p.m. will not be accepted, including emails. All mailed documents must be postmarked by Wednesday, March 15, 2017.

Q3. My school mailed my official transcript to me instead of directly to the Women’s Board, will you accept it?

A3. Yes, we will accept it, as long as your official transcript is still in your school’s sealed envelope. If you receive your official transcript at home, please place the entire envelope in a mailing envelope and send it to: Women’s Board Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 432, Olney, MD 20830.

Q4. What documents can be submitted by mail?

A4. You may submit official transcripts, reference letters and proof of United States citizenship via mail.

Q5. Why didn’t I get a response to the email I sent asking if you received all of my requirements?

A5. We try to respond as quickly and efficiently as possible to all of your emails; we realize you are anxious to be sure your information has reached us. However, our committee is staffed by volunteers and we receive a large volume of emails and processing each application individually takes time. We suggest that you set your email options to request an acknowledgement when we open your email. That way you will know we have received what you sent.

Q6. If I email my documents, do I also need to submit a paper copy?

A6. No, please only submit documentation once. Our preference is you submit your documents via email.

Q7. Can I save my application and come back to it later to finish it?

A7. No, there is not an option to save your application and come back to it later. We recommend that you complete the personal statement and any lengthy responses in a Word Document and copy and paste it in the application. Our system does updates throughout the day and evening and your application may reset. Please do not complete parts of the application and submit it hours later, your work may be lost and an error message may appear. We strongly recommend that when you begin your application, please be prepared to complete it and submit it in its entirety.

Q8. Is there a paper application option?

A8. No, we do not accept paper applications or a printed online application.

Q9. Can I deliver my proof of United States Citizenship, official transcript and/or letters of recommendation?

A9. Yes, you may deliver your items to the MGH Health Foundation at 18111 Prince Philip Drive, Suite 115, Olney, MD 20832 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. However, there is no guarantee that a representative will be in the office during that time. To check availability with the Foundation Office, please call 301-774-8777. If the office is closed, DO NOT leave any documentation outside of the office, underneath of the door or at the front desk of the building. The MGH Health Foundation is not responsible for any items not left with a representative in suite 115.

Q10. If I received a 2016 Women’s Board Scholarship do I have to provide a proof of United States Citizenship?

A10. Last year’s scholarship winners do not have to submit a proof of United States Citizenship.

Q11. Why do I have to sign the Photo and Publication Consent Form?

A11. The release form allows your pictures taken at the Scholarship Luncheon to be included on the MedStar Montgomery Website, used on flyers and media that promote the scholarship, and in the local newspaper when scholarship winners are recognized.

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Scholarship Committee at [email protected].