Frequently Asked Questions

When are the deadlines for the Rees Scholarship?

The deadlines are:

Application Deadline: October 1
Notification Date: December 1

Application Deadline: June 1
Notification Date: August 1

What is needed in order to apply for the Rees Scholarship?

Please click here for applications and requirements. Below are our requirements for the general program.

  • Completed Application Form and a typed essay of no more than 500 words that explains why the applicant would like to be considered for a Rees Scholarship and how the scholarship will help him or her career-wise. The essay should also demonstrate educational potential based on prior education or work history.
  • Two letters of recommendation typed and printed out on letterhead (from present or past employers, present or former teachers or other professionals — please see additional FAQs for more details)
  • Copy of Alien Registration Card and a letter of the nominee’s intent to become a United States citizen, if applicable.
  • Official transcripts (from high school, college, or university) sealed or provided directly by the school.


Can I mail or fax my application materials?

The Rees Foundation accepts only electronic applications. Please submit the electronic application and scan additional application materials, and email them to Application materials that are copied and pasted into an email will not be accepted. Please note that the official and sealed transcript is the exception, and must be delivered by mail.

Can I provide a print out of my grades for the transcript?

The Rees Foundation requires an official and sealed transcript. A print out of grades, or an opened transcript from your school, will not qualify as an official transcript. Please call your school directly, and request that an official and sealed transcript be sent directly to the Rees Foundation.

Should the transcript be from high school or my current school?

If you have not completed any coursework at your current school, please send your high school transcript, in addition to your current’s schools transcript that will show you are enrolled in classes. If you have completed coursework, and your transcript will show grades, you may only send the transcript for your current school.

Where should my school mail the transcripts?

Clifford H. “Ted” Rees, Jr. Scholarship Foundation
2111 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 500
Arlington, VA 22201
ATTN: Misha Adams

Who should write my recommendations?

We ask that recommendations be from someone who knows you in a professional context — former or current employers or teachers are good examples. Additionally, he or she should:

  • Type the recommendation on letterhead
  • Indicate why you should receive the Rees Scholarship
  • Indicate how they know you (for example, are they a former supervisor?)
Recommendations that are provided on forms, or for other purposes (for example, if the letter was written for a job or entrance into school), will not be accepted.


When will I hear whether or not I received a scholarship?

The Rees Foundation has two deadlines (October 1 and June 1). After these deadlines, the Rees Foundation meets and reviews applications.

Applicants and the school will be notified by email and mail of the decision within two months after the deadline.

What can Rees Scholarship Funds be applied to?

If awarded a Rees Scholarship, a check will be issued in the name of the student and the school. Funds can only be applied towards costs incurred at the school. The cost can be applied toward tuition and books. The funds can be used for tools and housing if these are costs billed through the school.

Rees funds can be applied to two semesters of school and cannot be applied to past semesters. Any unused scholarship money shall be returned to the Foundation.

What if I have been accepted to my school, but have not yet started?

The Rees Foundation requires that students been enrolled. Please review our deadlines to see if you will be an enrolled student by that time, or if you would need to wait until the next deadline.

What if I have graduated since I applied?

The Rees Foundation offers funds to students currently enrolled. If you have graduated, we will be unable to offer you funds.

How do I redeem my free ICE test?

Please email NATE a copy of your award letter at

Can I receive the Rees scholarship more than once?

To help as many students as possible, the Rees Foundation only offers this award to candidates once. If you have applied, and been denied, you may re-apply.


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