Frequently Asked Questions
I am having trouble with the online application. Who do I contact?
The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship program is managed by ISTS, International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. You may contact the customer service staff at (855) 670-ISTS (4787) or email@example.com.
When will the application be available?
December 1, 2019.
When is the deadline for submitting applications?
The online application and all supplemental materials are due Thursday, FEBRUARY 6, 2020, at 11:59 p.m., PT
I missed the deadline. Can I still apply?
Due to the large number of applicants, no applications will be accepted after the deadline.
Is there a fee to apply?
I am a home-schooled student. Can I apply?
Is there an age limit?
Yes. You must be a graduating high school senior and no older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2020.
I received a General Education Diploma (GED). Can I apply?
Yes. If you are no older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2020, and will have received your GED by June 30, 2020, you are eligible to apply.
I am currently in college. Can I apply?
If you are currently attending college as a freshman or sophomore and are no older than 20 years of age as of August 1, 2020, you may apply.
Is there a minimum SAT or ACT score requirement?
What if my SAT or ACT score changes after I submit my application?
Should I update you on my scores? No. The scores you submit on or before Thursday, February 6, 2020, are sufficient.
Is there a minimum grade point average requirement?
Yes. All high school applicants must have and maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. All college applicants must have a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.
Do I have to be a United States citizen to apply for a scholarship?
Applicants are required to be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (in possession of a Permanent Resident Card) in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.
Is this scholarship for applicants living in the South only?
The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship is limited to applicants that reside in the following states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Delaware and New Jersey.
Is there an income limit?
Financial need is an important factor in awarding this scholarship.
Whose income should be listed if my parents are separated or divorced?
You should list the income of the parent/guardian with whom you lived with for most of this past year. If you are not listed on that tax return, please include a note that briefly explains the situation.
Can I use the Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship at any college and for any major?
All scholarships may be used at an educational institution that normally maintains a regular faculty and curriculum, that normally has a regularly organized body of students in attendance, and that is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as being accredited by recognized accrediting agencies. All scholarship recipients may pursue any major of their choice leading to a bachelor's degree. If the educational institution is a technical college, you do not have to be a degree-seeking candidate.
Is the Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship a renewable award and what is the amount of the award?
The Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship award amount varies depending on the need of the student. The award amount ranges from $500 to $5,000 per year. The award may be renewed annually for a maximum of four academic years (or eight semesters) as long as all requirements are fulfilled.
If I am awarded a Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship, how do I receive my scholarship funds?
You will be contacted by the Jimmy Rane Foundation with scholarship award details.
Do I have restrictions on how to spend my scholarship funds?
Yes. Scholarship funds may only be used for tuition and fees, books, supplies and equipment, room and board, and travel or research that are incidental to the purposes of this scholarship. Upon the Foundation's approval, you may also be able to use your funds for approved internships and study abroad programs.
If I am awarded other scholarships or financial aid, does it affect my eligibility for a Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship?
No. You are still eligible; however, the amount awarded may be adjusted. The only other exception is if you receive a scholarship that covers all of your expenses. We would ask that you notify the Foundation so that we may re-award the scholarship funds.
When are the winners notified? Are all applicants notified?
Awardees are notified personally, by phone in mid-April. All other applicants are notified by email.
Where does funding for the Jimmy Rane Foundation Scholarship come from?
The Jimmy Rane Charity Golf Tournament is the only fundraising event held by the Foundation, which is supported by sponsorships.