All applicants are required to completely fill out the application, complete the pedigree chart, mail in a photograph, and write an essay on an approved topic.
College applicants will need to include a cover letter describing the program they are in, their financial responsibilities and if they are asking for additional support above an beyond what is listed on the benefits page.
The Trust requires that the school be accredited, in order to receive funding from the Trust. This requirement eliminates the responsibility of researching each institution in order to determine its legitimacy.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a system or process for providing public confidence and a tool for improvement used by educational institutions. It promises a basic level of quality in an educational institution through a process that examines a school’s faculty, course content, recruiting practices, admissions procedures, and more.
The purpose of accreditation is similar world wide:
- To ensure quality education programs through the use of standards and rigorous evaluation criteria.
- To stimulate institutions toward higher levels of quality and efficiency.
- To provide a system for public trust and accountability.
You can learn much about the reputation of an institution and the general quality of its academic programs from its accreditation status.
In most countries education providers are nationally controlled and regulated, usually by a single government agency such as a Ministry of Education. In the U.S. and Canada, however, there is no centralized authority, but regional accreditation bodies ensure high standards in academic programs and institutions.
The associations or governing bodies that grant accreditation have responsibility for establishing criteria, visiting and evaluating institutions, and awarding accreditation to those programs and institutions that meet their criteria.
Missionary applicants will need to include a cover letter describing their financial responsibilities and if they are asking for additional support above an beyond what is listed on the benefits page. If funding is to be made through their home ward then they will need to include twelve (12) tithing envelopes for their Bishop in the application package.