How Do I Claim My Scholarship?
To claim your scholarship, you must complete the following steps:
- Write a thank you note and mail to the Tumwater Education Foundation at P. O. Box 15122, Tumwater, WA 98511-5122.
If you received a memorial scholarship, address your note to the family/scholarship and mail it to the address above.
Be thoughtful. Don't simply say "Thank you for the scholarship." You might say something about what you plan to study, your future career goals or how this scholarship made a difference in your ability to attend college. Be aware of grammar and punctuation. Note that if you received a memorial scholarship, your thank you note is shared with the donor.
- Ask the Registrar or Financial Aid Office at your school to complete an Enrollment Verification Form and return to the Tumwater Education Foundation at the address noted in number one above.
How long will it take to get a check mailed to my school?
Upon receipt of the Verification Form and if your thank you note has been received, you can expect your check to be mailed to your school within 7 to 10 business days. The check will be made out to your school and will include your student ID number for proper crediting. Please do not wait until the last minute to request your check (for example, don't wait until the last day of winter break to request your scholarship for tuition that is due January 1).
Contact Kelli Noonan at KelliN@tefteam.org or by phone at 360-790-7997 (message).