Students from countries with economic hardship may apply for the FORTS Scholarship. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must have: 1) submitted all admission application materials including a qualifying TOEFL/TWE score, 2) been accepted to a degree program, and 3) submitted a scholarship application along with the required documentation of funding (as outlined in your admission letter). The FORTS Scholarship is for tuition only. Students receiving a FORTS Scholarship must maintain the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) required for graduation in his/her degree program for each semester that he/she is enrolled. For most students the minimum GPA is 2.0 or higher. If a student receiving a FORTS Scholarship has a GPA of 1.99 or below in any semester, the Scholarship Committee reserves the right to withdraw the FORTS Scholarship.
Even if awarded the maximum award of a full-tuition scholarship and an on-campus work scholarship, the minimum balance of US$6000/year must be raised from non-RTS sources. If the student’s family plans to come with the student, an additional US$6000/year must be added to the above amount for a spouse and an additional USS$2000/year must be added for each child.
Each FORTS Scholarship recipient must place the balance (non-RTS portion) of his funding for the first year of studies on his RTS student account before an I-20 can be issued.