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Scholarship Application  
The Osito HIV Scholarship Application can be found here  
   
Who Is Eligible To Apply?  
Who qualifies for a The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship?
Our first priority is to those who are HIV Positive and then to those who live in a household with an HIV Positive person. Exceptional academic performance is one characteristic that Osito seeks in all its applicants. Additionally, proven leaderships skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for an HIV Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Financial need, academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, professional experiences, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.
 
   
Can graduate and post-graduate students to apply?
Yes. Applicants from all levels of higher education may apply for an HIV Scholarship award.
 
   
Are community college students eligible to apply?
Yes.
 
   
If I am planning to complete my degree through an online program, am I eligible to apply for The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship?
Yes.
 
   
What expenses does HIV Scholarship include?
HIV Scholarship award covers a variety of expenses such as tuition, books, room, board and basic living expenses. Some applicants may only need money to cover living expenses or books while others may need more. HIV Scholarship makes every attempt to assist each applicant to the full extent possible so they may focus on their academic career rather than worry about funding.
 
   
Does HIV Scholarship provide scholarships to residents of foreign countries?
HIV Scholarship’s application process is open to all college students regardless of citizenship. However, the organization’s scope of support is limited to higher educational pursuits at accredited institutions that are located within the borders of the United States of America.
 
How can I apply for a The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship for the upcoming school year?
Online at www.hivscholarship.com .
 
   
If I do not have regular access to the Internet, may I send in a paper application?
No, applications may only be submitted online. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain an e-mail address to facilitate quick and efficient communication. Free e-mail addresses are available on the internet at websites such as Yahoo and Gmail.
 
   
If I am applying for a HIV Scholarship to earn my graduate degree, do I still need to submit either my SAT or ACT scores?
No, HIV Scholarship only requires that you submit test scores relevant to the degree you are pursuing.
 
   
If I am a senior in high school and I do not know yet where I will be attending college, can I still apply for an HIV Scholarship?
No, HIV Scholarship you be enrolled and accepted into a particular program/ university to apply.
 
   
I have taken the past several years off to begin my career, but now I am looking to go back to school for a second degree. Is there an age limit to apply for an HIV Scholarship?
No, there is no age limit to be eligible for an HIV Scholarship. You may apply at any time during either your education or career.
 
   
If I apply and am not selected for an HIV Scholarship, may I reapply?
Yes, applicants may reapply the following year.
 
   
When I reapply, may I submit my old application?
No.
 
   
I am not HIV Positive and I am not sure that I qualify, based on others who are living in my house hold who are HIV Positive. Should I still apply?
Yes, you may qualify and should apply.
 
   
   
Scholarship Expectations  
If I receive The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship what are the expectations?
The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship receive The Golden Rule Osito Ambassador Contract that must be reviewed, signed and returned to the organization before any scholarship funds are dispersed. The Golden Rule Osito Ambassador Contract must be renewed annually as a written statement that commits each Osito Ambassador to the following actions.
 
  1. Provide The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship with their official transcript and maintain at least a 2.5 GPA every semester/quarter.
  2. Attend The Osito Foundation sponsored events in your local area.
  3. Communicate regularly with both their mentor and The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship professional staff.
  4. Support The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship mission and be willing to participate in The Osito Foundation events.
  5. Complete a service project that benefits The Osito Foundation annually.
 
   
Candidate Selection  
How will I know if HIV Scholarship received my application?
You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of HIV Scholarship receiving your application.
 
   
If I receive a The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship, do I have to pay back the financial assistance provided to me?
No, The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship is an award, not a loan.
 
   
Are The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship awards restricted to any specific geographic regions?
No.
 
   
When are applicants notified regarding their application status?
Each person who submits an online application will receive a confirmation e-mail.

Each person who is selected is personally notified by The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship with an e-mail.

Each person who is selected to be a finalist is notified by The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship by e-mail and/or phone is required to attend an in-person interview with The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship and members of the executive management team in Houston, Texas, for which The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship provides travel, hotel and meals.
 
   
   
Additional Information  
Where can I learn more about HIV Scholarship?
Please review HIV Scholarship’s website for additional information regarding The Osito Foundation HIV Scholarship and The Osito Foundation www.ositofoundation.org. If you have additional questions, please contact Rod Castle CEO of The Osito Foundation.
 
   
Whom do I contact regarding either application questions or concerns?
All questions and concerns can be addressed to Rod Castle.
 
   
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