The Women’s Board Scholarship Program Frequently Asked Questions

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

A1: Applications must be submitted by Thursday, March 15, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.  Emailed supporting documents must be dated no later than March 15, 2018, and documents sent by regular mail must be postmarked by March 15, 2018.

Q2. What happens if I try to submit my application after 5 p.m. on Thursday , March 15, 2018?

A2:  The system will not accept it.  The system will close automatically at precisely 5:00 p.m. and cannot be reopened to accept late applications.  All applications must be submitted online through the application system; there is no option to send it by email or regular mail.  Please give yourself ample time to meet the 5:00 p.m. deadline.

Q3. Can I save my application and come back to it later to finish it?

A3. No, there is not an option to save your application and come back to it later. We recommend that you collect all data required, 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, be prepared to complete it and submit it in its entirety.

Q4. What documents can be submitted by mail?

A4. You may submit official transcripts, resume, 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. My school mailed my official transcript to me instead of directly to the Women’s Board, will you accept it?

A7. 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.

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 Philanthropy Office at 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Administration Department, 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 Philanthropy Office, please call 301-774-8777. Once at the hospital ask the lobby front desk to call ext. 2779.  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 Philanthropy office is not responsible for any items not left with a representative in Administration.

Q10. If I received a 2016 or 2017 Women’s Board Scholarship do I have to provide a proof of United States Citizenship?

A10. 2016 and 2017 scholarship winners do not have to submit a proof of United States Citizenship.

Q11. Why isn't there a requirement to submit the Photo and Publication Consent Form this year?

A11:  Only winners of a 2018 scholarship will need to submit the form this year.  The form is being revised and will be sent to winners with their award letters.

Q12. How do I attach documents to the application?

A12: Documents cannot be attached to the application. Please refer to the Scholarship Application Page for accepted delivery forms for each document types.

Q13:  What browser should I use to complete my online scholarship application?

A13: Please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 9 or higher browser to complete your online application. 

Q14.  What is the impact if I change my major outside the health care field?

A14: If a scholarship recipient changes their major outside the health care field, the scholarship will be rescinded.

If you have any additional questions about the Women’s Board Scholarship Program, please feel free to contact The Scholarship Committee at [email protected] or leave a message at 301-774-8840. For the quickest response, we recommend communicating via email.