Scholarships

Whether you are a Freshman or a Senior, it is always a good idea to stay up-to-date on current, available scholarships. Each scholarship has its own requirements – while some are targeted for a very specific group, others are open to all who may qualify based on merit and/or their application. Please visit this page often to stay knowledgeable on all scholarships that may benefit you and your future!

UPDATED SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN AND APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE!Scholarships

Key Points for Success

  • Start searching for scholarships as soon as possible. Don’t wait until Spring of your senior year in high school to start searching, or you’ll miss half the deadlines. There are many scholarships available to students in grades 9, 10 and 11, not just high school seniors. Continue searching for scholarships even after you are enrolled in college.
  • Answer all of the optional questions on a scholarship matching web site for about twice as many matches.
  • Use a free scholarship matching service like Fastweb.com. The Fastweb database is updated daily, and the site will email you notifications of new scholarships that match your personal background profile.
  • Apply to every scholarship for which you are eligible. Pursue less competitive scholarships, such as small awards and essay contests, since they are easier to win and the money adds up and helps you win bigger scholarships.
  • Don’t miss deadlines. Use a calendar and checklist to get organized.
  • Tailor your application tothe sponsor’s goals. Read and follow the instructions carefully.
  • If you have difficulty writing essays, try recording yourself as you answer the question out loud, and transcribe the recording later. Most people can think and speak faster than they can write or type. Create an outline afterward to organize your thoughts.
  • Personalize your essay and be passionate. Write about something of interest to you. Make your application stand out from the crowd. Talk about your impact on other people. Give examples and be specific.
  • Google your name and make sure you have a professional online profile. Use a professional email address, such as firstname.lastname@gmail.com. Clean up the content of your Facebook account, removing inappropriate and immature material.
  • Proofread a printed copy of your essay and the application for spelling and grammar errors.
  • Make a photocopy of your application before mailing it. Send the application by certified mail, return receipt requested or with delivery confirmation.

Kantrowitz, Mark. “Secrets to Winning a Scholarship”. FastWeb. 21 Jan. 2011. Web. 19 May 2016.

Scholarship Bulletin

Click here to access our Scholarship Bulletin!

Resources

    • Set up your scholarship profile. Scholarships will be emailed to you based entirely on the profile you create.
    • Seniors – this is a free resource, which will allow you to find merit aid scholarships from specific colleges (merit scholarships are not based upon financial need). This site can help students identify colleges that they can afford, so they can make a more educated decision on where to apply.
    • Learn about saving for college. U Promise will provide you with information on how you and your family’s daily shopping habits can be used to establish a college savings account.
    • Conduct a free scholarship search.

 

 

If you have any questions or need help with an application, please see Mrs. Schmerbauch.