AATA 2021 Scholarship Updates: COVID-19
It has come to the AATA's attention that some students had difficulty accessing required documents (financial need, transcripts, verification of enrollment) for 2020 scholarship applications due to the shut down of schools/campus offices related to COVID 19.
In response to this, the following adjustments from 2020 will remain for year's scholarship applications:
Financial Need: We understand that students may have difficulty accessing forms stored by their educational institutions due to closures. For this year only, we have eliminated the requirement of the completed Financial Aid form.
Letters of Recommendation (LOR): We understand that applicants may have difficulty attaining LORs on letterhead from faculty and other related professionals who are now working from home and may not have access to letterhead. This requirement will be completed in alignment with the AATA Code of Ethics, Responsibility to the Profession, Section 10, in that the application is a truthful representation of self and identity if recommendations cannot be submitted on official letterhead.
Proof of Acceptance/Enrollment: We will still require an official transcript, which can be sent as a paper copy if available or sent through electronic delivery.
The scholarship application deadline will remain as May 1 to ensure adequate time for the Scholarship Work Group to review all materials received.