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A #1: It is a program designed to bring early awareness to students on post secondary education, to help students create and increase their own scholarship funding.

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A #2: Participation is FREE. For being a participant, the program pays you a $50.00 scholarship.
Note: Please be aware that there must be s good faith effort of $20.00 on the part of the parents to show that they are seriously invested in program participation 

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A #3: The age range is infancy to 18 years of age. At the age of 18, participants can continue to utilize the program to assist them in earning living expenses while at school.

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A #4: You can log onto the home page and click on the listing that says 'Participant Application'. Complete the form. You will receive a package in the mail welcoming you to the program. please allow 3 to 5 business days to receive your package. 

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A #5: You report your grades at the end of the school year via email at mbpscholarshipprogram@gmail.com. Then have your school administrator email us a copy of your actual report card/grades. Make sure your full name, scholarship identification number and the school that you attend; with your grades listed. In order to earn for good grades, you must be a 5th grader. Your grades must be submitted no later than one week after you've received them or by the end of the school year. If grades are  submitted any later than one week after the school year has ended,we will not accept them.

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A #6: As a participant, you must obtain a B or better in all subjects in order to receive a $50.00 scholarship. This would include gym, metal shop or any other extra curricular classes. If there is a failing grade in any classes, you forfeit  your earning potential for the school year.

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A #7: The purpose for the 'Authorization for End of School Year Grades' form is to make parents aware of you submitting your grades to the program as well as the program contacting your school for your grades. We want to always keep parents in the loop of everything requiring parental authorization. 

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A #8: Participants that are under the age of 18 must get permission from their parent/gaurdian by completing the 'Photo Permission Form' and mail to the address provided on the form. Or, you can copy the form and email it to mbpscholarshipprogram@gmail.com. Scan your photo and email it to the same address listed here. Make sure that you scan your picture in jpeg format. Once we receive it,it will be posted within the next 3 to 5 business days.

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A #9: $10.00 will be added to the participants scholarship account each month for five months no later than 6 or until $50.00 has been added.

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A #10: On the home page, click on the listing that says 'Scholarship Donation'. It will direct you to the Programs Pay-Pal Account. It will show a virtual check with the programs name. Type in the dollar amount you wish to donate and click the 'update' button. Scroll down to the payment area and click on the 'continue' button. Type in your payment information and hit the submit button. Your donation will be deposited into the programs Pay-Pal account. A confirmation will be sent to your email address if you provide one. Once you've done that process, go back to the programs home page and log onto the 'Scholarship Dollars' page. Scroll down to the 'Contribution Funds Form' (CFF). Complete the form and hit the submit button.

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A #11: Each participant is given a scholarship identification number that all participants must use when participating in any of the programs. It is how all participants are identified and how their funding is deposited.

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A #12: Friends and family can participate by donating towards a participants scholarship account, assist them in fundraising efforts, be supportive and encourage them to maintain their activity in the program and website.

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A #13: A check will be made out to the student as well as the program. It will be sent directly to the college or university of their choice. Participants must complete the 'Scholarship Submission Form' located on the 'Scholarship Resource Page' (SRP).

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A #14: The participant  has 4 options if they do not attend school immediately after graduating high school. They can hold onto their scholarship funds for one year. Once the year is up, they must use the funds towards the school of their choice. 2) They can transfer the funds to a family member. 3) They can transfer the funds to a non-family member.  For options 2 &3, they must complete the 'Participant Application' located on the home page of the website and check the the box that says 'Scholarship As A Gift' at the bottom of application and click the submit button. 4) Donate their scholarship account back to the program for use.

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A #15: CFF stands for Conrtibution Funds Form. The purpose for the form is to allow friends and family to contribute towards a participants scholarship account by clicking on the Scholarship Donation button and then completing the CFF located on the Scholarship Dollars page to let the program know to what account to deposit the funds.

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A #16: Each particpant has their own scholarship account established through Pay-Pal where they can monitor their own scholarship funds by going to the Scholarship Dollars page and clicking on their name. Then they must log in using their email address and password. 

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A #17:  A participant can earn $1.00 every time they log into any designated page on this website. The maximum a participant can earn is $10.00 per month. So if they log in 10 times, they can earn $10.00 towards their scholarship account. Log onto the home page and click on the listing to read the rules.

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A #18: The 5 options are 1)Good Grades, 2)Recruit friends/classmates, 3)Donations, 4)Community Service, and 5) Participant Fundraising.

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A #19: No, only participants can. However participants can invite their classmates that are non-participants in the contest. If they can get at least 10 or more to participate, they can earn up to $100 towards their scholarship account. Each person that is invited must complete the contest entrance form located on the contest page. Then submit their essay to the program directly to the address provided. All rules apply to all that participate in the contest.

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A #20: The contest runs every year from June to the following June.  A new essay question is added by the end of the following June. Participants have a year (June to June) to submit their essays and October is when the winner is announced and notified via letter/email.

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A #21: No, all emails and passwords are made by the program. If passwords are to be changed, the program will do it and notify the participant and family of all changes and updates.

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A #22: Yes, however access is limited. Participants and parents can only view their scholarship account by using their unique name and password which is provided already. Parents and family can contribute to their participants scholarship account by using the donation button and complete the contribution funds form.

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A #23: No, they are only guaranteed to what they've earned or what have been donated to them through the various options provided for them when utilized. Our motto is 'Scholarships Earned for Students By Students'. So what they put in is what they get back.

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A #24: Yes, this program will assist in preparing all participants in obtaining outside scholarships; to help them have a more competitive edge. Please go to the Scholarship Resource page for more information.

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A #25: No, financial aid is based upon a families need or expected family contribution (EFC) which is determined by the federal government when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, this program will assist all families in completing this process. Please go to our 'Finaid Assistance'page for more information.

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A #26: No, this program is not an investment program. It is not affiliated with the stock market, it is not a loan program and there are no interest rates attached. Whatever is earned by the participant and family, is what the participant will receive in return. So, what you put in is what you get back; nothing more or less.

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A #27: No, the funding can only be used for education purposes which includes tuition/fees, room/board, books/supplies and other educational expenses. It cannot be used for any other purpose that is not education related.

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