In 2012, Armstrong president Dr. Linda Bleicken put forth an idea to develop a source of funding for students that are making progress in their studies but still have a “gap” between what financial aid will cover and the actual costs of attendance. The Armstrong Commitment Fund was established to fill the gap and allow students to remain enrolled and to graduate.
Armstrong Commitment Fund is designed to enhance not only a student’s financial capability to attend, but also his or her financial literacy and connection to the Armstrong community. Armstrong has a long and rich history of community service. The university values the surrounding community and the partnerships made through service and volunteerism. Selected students will become an integral part of this proud history and will have the opportunity to build relationships that will last a lifetime.
- Have completed the FAFSA and any other requirements for financial aid or completed the Financial Aid Need Analysis Supplement and submitted it to the Office of Financial Aid.
- Have exhausted all of the need-based federal financial aid offered to him or her.
- Be enrolled full time (12 or more credit hours) fall and spring term, half time (at least 6 credit hours) summer term or be completing your last semester as a graduating senior.
- Must have and agree to maintain a 2.0 GPA.
- Have completed the Armstrong Commitment Fund Application. ** Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please continue monitoring your Armstrong email account for updates regarding the 2017-2018 awarding cycle.
Awardees are determined by a committee of Financial Aid professional staff. When reviewing the applications the committee considers many factors including financial need, academic achievements, GPA and written statement.
- Award amounts will vary based on financial circumstance and availability of funds.
- Funds will be disbursed as awarded to a student’s account, but may only be used for direct costs including tuition and fees, housing, meal plans, and books.
- Armstrong Commitment funds may be awarded for more than one semester at a time; however, future awards are subject to review of academic standing and/or adjustments to awards based on the direct cost of attendance to Armstrong.