Outside Scholarship Checks are processed by the Cashier's Office.
An outside scholarship could be any outside financial assistance given to a student that is not awarded through FMU. Outside scholarships may include funds from a civic organization or a church. All outside scholarships must be reported to the Financial Assistance Office before allowed onto the student account.
If an outside scholarship is received by the student with FMU as one of the endorsees, the student must bring the check into the Cashier's Office to be verified and processed.
If FMU receives the outside scholarship and both the student and FMU are the endorsees, the student will be notified that his/her endorsement is needed to process the scholarship.
FMU has to have the physical check before anything is put onto the student account. FMU does not credit a student account with an outside scholarship from paperwork- the money has to be at FMU and processed through Financial Assistance.
Checks are to be sent to the Francis Marion University address with "Attention Cashier's Office".