Scholarship Information 8-27-2018

  • Counselors will post information regarding scholarships on this page throughout the school year. That information will increase in the spring semester, and students/guardians should check the website regularly.
  • Information will also be given to students in their senior English classes, and will be announced during the morning announcements at school.
  • Some applications will be available in the guidance office, but many will be online, along with the guidelines/deadlines for applying.
  • There are a LOT of scholarships for which students can apply, but it takes time and effort. Students/guardians should search for those opportunities online, and follow up with submitting the information on time. The guidance office does not get information about every single scholarship that might be available, so students/guardians should explore other avenues for scholarships. Those include:
    • College/University websites (Look under “scholarships” or “financial aid”
    • National websites, such as fastweb.com (several are listed on the guidance page)
  • Tips for completing applications:
    • If the application is filled out by hand, make certain that it is done in ink, and is done neatly.
    • If you make an error, don’t mark it out; use white out.
    • If you have more information than can fit on the page, add attachments. It is a good idea to have your extra-curricular activities, clubs, honors and awards, and community service typed on an extra sheet so that you can add it to your application.
    • If an essay is required, type it and proofread it. In fact, have someone else read it and offer constructive criticism.
    • Don’t leave blanks! If a question doesn’t apply to you, put N/A (not applicable)
    • If you have to include letters of recommendation, DO NOT wait until the day before the application is due to ask for the letter. The recommender needs time to work on the letter. Also, give the recommender a list of your activities so that he/she will know what to emphasize in the letter.