There are many regional, state and national scholarships available for students. A comprehensive list is maintained in the guidance office and students, especially seniors, are encouraged to check in at least weekly for new scholarship opportunities.
Each January, a packet of local scholarships is provided to the senior class. Students are encouraged to apply for every scholarship they are eligible for. The packet is handed out in senior English class after Christmas break.
Below are some websites and resources for students to utilize in search of scholarships. The RAISE ME scholarship is open to all students in grades 9-12 and students are encouraged to check out this exciting funding source. www.raise.me.
Outside scholarships are available through Private Companies, parent employers, non profit organizations and local church and community based organizations. Many local organizations are represented in the local scholarship packet- but some may not be.
Keep an eye on the newspaper
Google a topic + scholarship. EXAMPLE: Engineering Scholarships
Check these regional scholarship sites:
GENERAL WEBSITES FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!
There are many websites available for students to search for scholarships – Below are a few- but there are many more!!! They are search engines who troll scholarship sites and send you notices via email.
THESE ARE FREE- DO NOT PAY FOR SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES!!!
QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS
- 1.Is it renewable?
- 2.Will the scholarship increase if it’s renewable with tuition increases?
- 3.Is there an application and does it need completed each year?
- 4.Is the FAFSA required? Is the CSS Profile required?
- 5.Are there specific things I need to know about this scholarship?