After an application’s due date has passed, the Committee will meet as necessary to review and evaluate the applications for a scholarship. The Committee will determine the process and methods used to select the recipients of each scholarship but in all cases will base its selection on the criteria described in the application for that scholarship.
The choice of a recipient will be by simple majority of those voting. Recipients may be vetted for eligibility by consulting with school authorities. The Committee should select a backup recipient in case the recipient is or becomes ineligible to receive the scholarship. If, for any reason, the Committee needs to contact an applicant during the evaluation process, it will do so indirectly through the screener so that the selection process remains blind.
After recipients and backups are chosen, the Chair will notify the screener of their ID codes and the screener will use the key file to determine the names of the recipients and backups.