A. No, but we recommend students acknowledge the award as soon as they receive their award packet.  

Students can use the scholarship up until the scholarship expiration date. Students have up to six years after their high school graduation year to use the scholarship. There are exemptions to the six-year limitation for members of the military and students actively serving or participating in a charitable, religious, or public service assignment or mission. In addition, there are exemptions for students with a documented, temporary or permanent disability.