Dear Parents and Guardians,
We hope this message finds you well. At Pillsbury United Communities (PUC), we are committed to supporting your child’s educational journey, and we understand the vital role scholarships play in this process. Recently, we’ve received feedback about difficulties in accessing the North High Scholarship funds. We want to clear up any confusion and provide clear guidance to ease the process.
Steps to Receive the North High Scholarship: To ensure a smooth scholarship disbursement, please follow these steps:
- Obtain a Student Statement: Ask your school’s financial aid office for a copy of your student statement.
- Submit Required Information to PUC: Email the student statement to Gary Ly at GaryL@pillsburyunited.org.
- Student’s Name
- Student’s Email
- Student ID or Social Security Number
- Statement with the balance due to the student’s account
- Address of the School’s Financial Aid or Bursar’s Office where the payment should be sent
PUC will coordinate directly with your academic institution to apply your scholarship towards your balance.
Additional Support for Post-secondary Planning: If your student is still considering their post-secondary options, PUC offers college and career counseling services. To access this support, please contact Gary Ly at GaryL@pillsburyunited.org or 651-252-4649 during business hours.
Extended Deadline for Scholarship Application: We acknowledge the community’s need for more time to apply for the scholarship. Therefore, we are extending the application deadline to June 30th, 2024.
Holiday Closure Notice: Please be aware that the PUC offices will be closed from December 25th to January 1st. During this period, responses may be delayed. We will resume regular operations on January 2nd.
We appreciate your understanding and patience as we strive to assist each student effectively. Our goal is to make the scholarship process as accessible and supportive as possible. If you have any further concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
Thank you for your continued partnership in advancing your child’s education.
President, CEO of Pillsbury United Communities
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can the check be cut directly to me? No. The check will only be distributed to an educational institution for eligible expenses.
Can I give the $10,000 to someone else? No. The award is unique to you. Your classmates are all awarded the same amount and are not transferable to other classmates, friends or family members.
What are the eligible expenses? Tuition, registration fees, room and board. Books and technology purchased only through the school. As noted, the institution will invoice Pillsbury directly for any fees incurred for you.
Do I have to spend all the money at once? No, but all funds must be utilized by June 30, 2024.
I graduated in summer ’23. Can I access the scholarship funds? Currently, the funds are specifically for students who graduated in 2022.