Some people think that once parents put their kids through school there obligation is done and their grandchildren's education is their parent's responsibility. I am not of that opinion. The grandparents didn't have nearly the kind of burden that today's parents have (even when adjusted for inflation). If they want to ensure continuity of our Mesorah they need to help out even after their kids are grown. We are facing a crisis & we need everyone to pitch in. And the financial situation of the grandparents should absolutely be a factor in scholarship applications. If the grandparents aren't going to help subsidize their own grandchildren's education why should the rest of the community? If someone wants to claim that their parents refuse to help them and that they shouldn't be penalized on their scholarship application because of their parents' wealth then they should produce bank statements that don't show any money transferred from their parents' account. And none of the checks made out to the school should be from the grandparents' account. And there shouldn't be any Pesach vacations paid for by the grandparents.