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

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The Republican Women of Greater North Texas organization is proud to award four different scholarships each year to qualified senior girls in the North Texas area.  They are:

  1. The Shirley Melton Johnson Scholarship ($2000)

    (Must live in US Congressional District 3)

  2. The Senator Florence Shapiro Scholarship ($2000)

    (Must live in Texas Senate District 8)

  3. The Senator Jane Nelson Scholarship ($2000)

    (Must live in Texas Senate District 12)

  4. The Maus Collin College Scholarship ($1500)

(Must plan to attend or currently enrolled in Collin College)

Detailed information and qualifying requirements for each scholarship can be found on the RWGNT website: www.rwgnt.org/scholarship/

 The applications are also on this site and will become active for the 2020 scholarships on or before October 1, 2019. The deadline to apply for each is February 1, 2020. A student may apply for more than one scholarship but can only receive one award.

Thank you in advance for helping us get the word out to deserving qualified senior girls. Please contact me with any questions you may have at bevweldon@yahoo.com

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