The NKFM Swartz/Ferriter Scholarship Program Committee has the sole responsibility of selecting recipients based on the criteria as set forth in the application. Scholarships are awarded without regard to age, race, creed, color, disability, gender, religion or national origin. Recipients are selected on the basis of past academic performance and the potential to succeed in their chosen academic program. Also considered are participation and leadership in school and community activities, work experience, honors, awards, education and career goals, and unusual personal or family circumstances. All awarded scholarships are final. The amount of scholarship grants varies from year to year. All information received from applicants is considered confidential and is reviewed only by the NKFM Swartz/Ferriter Scholarship Program Committee.