I receive an unexpected error when trying to reopen my application.

Technology is a wondrous tool; unfortunately, when it doesn’t work properly, frustration follows. Should you receive an error message, please contact Sarah Schnettler for assistance.

What happens should the grants and scholarships I have been awarded outpace what my college costs are?

Your first step is to contact your university’s or college’s Financial Aid Department. Typically, aid surplus will be deducted from any aid received directly from the school. Scholarship funds are paid directly to your school, are intended to be used for direct educational expenses such as tuition, fees, and textbooks or required supplies purchased through the school, and cannot be applied toward outside living expenses. If there is no process in place at your school to deduct aid surplus, the scholarship would be withdrawn.

Is the NMIFS open to graduate students?

Unfortunately, not at this time; however, please continue to check back as we may broaden eligibility requirements to include graduate students.

Is this a merit-based or need-based scholarship?

The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation Scholarship is based on pertinent course studies and the level of academic success achieved.

How do I receive my scholarship funds?

The check will be mailed to the university’s or college’s bursar’s office to be applied directly to your account.

Is the NMIFS open to students at community colleges?


I cannot access the application portal. What should I do?

If you are having issues with the portal, please contact Sarah Schnettler for assistance.

Can I save my application and come back later to complete it?


Will my lack of response to the demographic questions negatively impact the likelihood of receiving a scholarship?

No. The NAMIC Mutual Insurance Foundation is committed to diversity and inclusion. The questions asked are for reporting purposes only.

I am currently a high school senior. Am I eligible for a scholarship?

Yes, as long as you satisfy the eligibility requirements for applicants.

How can I use the scholarship funds?

It is the intent that scholarship funds are used for direct educational expenses such as tuition, fees, and textbooks or supplies required for courses at your educational institution. As noted above, funds are paid directly to the school. Application of scholarship funds for other purposes may affect your tax liability. You should contact your tax advisor for more information.

References to the taxation of scholarship funds provided on this website have been prepared for informational purposes only, and are not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, tax, legal or accounting advice. You should consult your own tax, legal and accounting advisors regarding the taxation of scholarship funds.