All completed applications filed on or before the due date will be reviewed and evaluated by the Scholarship Committee. Applications will be ranked in order of merit with the highest rank receiving the award. Financial need will be considered only when all other factors are equal. Individuals who do not include financial information cannot be ranked according to financial need. Overall raking being equal, the award will be granted to the applicant with the greatest financial need. Awards will be announced in conjunction with the annual Summer Conference at the Awards Banquet and/or the Annual Meeting.