Answers to popular questions about what you can do and what you can expect…

QUESTION: How long does my story have to be?

ANSWER: We prefer your story/narrative to be no longer than 3 pages.


Question: I just barely got accepted to college/university. I don’t know any of my teachers/professors yet. What should I do about the letter of recommendation?

ANSWER: First – Congratulations on getting accepted! As far as the letter of recommendation goes, you have a few of options. If you are currently employed, you can have your employer write a letter of recommendation. If you got accepted into a graduate program, you can have one of your undergraduate professors write a letter of recommendation. You can have an ecclesiastical leader write a letter of recommendation as well. Lastly, if you are working closely to a counselor at school (i.e. academic, women’s success center, or financial) they can also write a letter of recommendation for you.


Question: Does the transcript have to be official?

ANSWER: We prefer an official transcript, but we also understand that there is a fee for an official transcript. A printed out unofficial transcript is also acceptable.


Question: I’ve sent in my application. Now what?

ANSWER: The Live Your Dream Foundation Board will review all of the applications. They will select the top 5-10 applicants to be interviewed. You will receive a email notifying you if you were not selected to be interviewed.


Question: I’ve been selected for an interview. Now what?

ANSWER: Congratulations on being selected for an interview! Please treat the interview as if it was a job interview. You will be asked questions about your narrative, school, and career goals.

Question: I’ve been selected for an interview, but I can’t make it person. Is there an option for a phone interview?

ANSWER: If you cannot make it to the interview in person, there is always the option for a phone interview. When a Live Your Dream Foundation Board Member calls to schedule the interview, please let them know in advance that you will need to have a phone interview. Tell them the phone number you can be reached at.


Question: How will I know if I was selected for the scholarship?

ANSWER: You will receive either a phone call or an email letting you know if you were selected for the scholarship.


Question: I was selected for the scholarship. What happens next?

ANSWER: If you were selected for the scholarship – CONGRATULATIONS!!! A Live Your Dream Foundation Board Member will work with you in sending the funds to your school to be applied to your tuition, fees, or books.