IHO Lotts Scholarship FAQs
- What is the DLA Foundation?
The DLA Foundation is a non-profit philanthropic organization whose members include civilian and military employees and retirees who have served with DLA. The DLA Foundation is dedicated to being a “force for good” by bestowing scholarships and conferring other benefits to former and current DLA employees
- Is the DLA Foundation a nonprofit organization?
Yes, the DLA Foundation is registered by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
- What is the purpose and intent of the DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts?
The purpose of Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts is to defray the cost of college education for close relatives (spouses, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews) of DLA current or former civillian or military members with financial need and merit who are pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Scholarships are competitively awararded and can be used for accredited two- and four-year colleges and universities.
The program recognizes the service of Mr. Frank Lotts, a former DLA SES, who was a mentor and inspiration to the entire DLA Community. The scholarshhiip is funded by an anonomous donor.
- Who can apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts?
Close family members of current or former civillian or military members of DLA who are pursuing degrees in STEM.
- How many DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts will the DLA Foundation award?
There will be one scholarship awarded each year, for $2,000.
- What are the basic qualifications to apply?
Applicants must be a college student who has completed at least a semester of undergraduate school or trade/technical school. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is expected. Proof of attendance of an accredited college is also required.
- Does the Scholarship cover multiple years of study?
No, all scholarships are for a single year of study. Eligible applicants may re-apply for successive scholarships on an annual basis, contingent upon meeting the eligibility requirements.
- Is the scholarship renewable?
No. See answer to question 6.
- What if I receive another scholarship?
A scholarship award from another source, such as a Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship, does not necessarily disqualify an applicant from receiving a DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts. However, acceptance of scholarship aid from other sources that constitutes a "full scholarship" -- all tuition, room, board, and fees -- will eliminate the applicant from consideration. Service Academy appointees are considered to have full scholarships and cannot apply for a DLA Foundation Scholarship.
- What is the selection process for DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts?
Applicants must complete the DLA Foundation Scholarship Application Form and provide the documents required as attachments. Only completed applications received by the published deadline will be considered. Failure to provide all required information is grounds for rejection. Applications are submitted on line to https://dlafoundation.awardspring.com,
- When are applications due for the DLA Foundation Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts?
The DLA Foundation will publish the application deadline and the schedule for evaluations and award announcements each year at www.dlafoundation.org. Generally, applications will announced in the first quarter of the calendar year, and awards will be announced in the second quarter.
- What are the Selection Criteria?
The selection criteria are identical to those of the DLA Foundation Scholarship. The highest scoring applicant for the DLA Foundation scholarship who is a college student and a STEM major will be awarded the Scholarship IHO Frank Lotts.
- How will the Scholarship funds be distributed?
Funds will be provided directly to the educational institution.
- Will the DLA Foundation keep records of award recipients?
Yes, the DLA Foundation Scholarship Committee will maintain case histories on scholarship awards.
- How is my personal information protected?
All involved in the evaluation process sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). The application website is a secure site. Applicant information resides on the website and is not shared via email.
- How does the DLA Foundation address possible Conflicts of Interest?
Evaluators do not know the name of the person whose applications they are evaluating. Before applications are sent for review by evaluators, the Administrator removes the name and identifying information of the application. If evaluators believe they recognize an applicant through other information, they will notify the Administrator and the Administrator will reassign the evaluation to another evaluation. The Administrator does not perform evaluations.
The Board of Directors is not involved in any aspect of the evaluation process. They do not know the awardees until the selections have been made.