Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there a difference between the abacus and mental arithmetic scholarship awards?
A: No. The monetary value of the each kind of award is equivalent. However, you may only apply for either the abacus or mental arithmetic scholarship, not both.
Q: If I applied for scholarship last year, may I apply again this year?
A: If you have received one of the two scholarships in the past, you may not apply for the same category again. For example, if you have received an abacus scholarship award in the past, you are only eligible to apply for the mental arithmetic scholarship award this year, given that you fulfill all eligibility requirements.
Q: Will I receive confirmation stating that my application materials were received and/or reviewed?
A: No. Due to the volume of applications CAAA receives each year, we will not be responsible for providing applicants with this accommodation. All applications received by the specified deadline will be reviewed.
Q: When will the finalists be announced?
A: Finalists will be named and awarded at regional Assessment Test and CAAA Scholarship Award Ceremonies.
Q: May I request to review my application results?
A: No. All scoring results will be kept confidential within the Scholarship Committee. No submissions will be re-evaluated upon request from any individual.