Paying for College - FAFSA & Scholarships

Attention! Most of the scholarships are posted to E-Scholarships(#1 on the list below.) This is a different way of looking at the scholarship drawer than in years past.

First things first--have you applied for the general scholarship at the college to which you are headed? Statistically, you will get the most money from your selected schools. To see how to apply for those, go to the individual college's website and look for the key words of financial aid and/or scholarships.

The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.  

FAFSA is Federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

FAFSA Website

FAFSA Presentation 2018

 7 Steps to the FAFSA

FASFA Information Page 

Financial Aid Checklist Click Here

Financial Aid 101 Click Here

FIND SCHOLARSHIPS!!!

Attention! Most of the scholarships are posted to E-Scholarships(#1 on the list below.) This is a different way of looking at the scholarship drawer than in years past.

First things first--have you applied for the general scholarship at the college to which you are headed? Statistically, you will get the most money from your selected schools. To see how to apply for those, go to the individual college's website and look for the key words of financial aid and/or scholarships.

Check back frequently - We will continue to add scholarships as we get them throughout the year.

Some other databases for scholarships are listed below. Most of these will have you fill out a profile and then it will send you emails with scholarships that match your profile. You might want to open a new email account specifically for these scholarship data bases. That way your personal email is not flooded with these scholarship emails and when you are done with the search you can delete that email account. Also remember you should not pay for any scholarships or scholarship searches.

E-Scholarships USA (scholarship search) Click Here Please see a counselor for username and password

College Net Click Here 

Fastweb Click Here

High Five Scholarship  Click Here

Tuition Funding Sources Click Here

Wired Scholar Click Here

Scholarship Search Click Here

Free College Scholarships and

Financial Aid Information Click here

The American Legion Click Here

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Click Here

There's an app for that:  
Scholly (Download through your app store)
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Raise.Me -

What is it? Raise.me is a platform that helps 9-12 grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with Raise.me, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Click here for more information

Click here for an informational video

 

 

For scholarships from other organizations, please look at these GREAT scholarship databases:

1. E-Scholarships USA!--This is NHS's Clearinghouse for scholarships we have found! Great resource. 

2. Fastweb- far and away the largest database of available scholarships 

3. The Collegeboard- Did you know that you can register for the SAT, search for scholarships, and research colleges all in one place?