Most colleges offer scholarships to incoming students for a variety of reasons including academic excellence, athletics, music, and other talents. Academic awards are typically awarded with admissions decisions and are most frequently based on GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Students should always check to see if there are additional scholarships available from the college and should become informed about the application process.
The U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid provides over $120 billion a year in financial aid to help with college expenses. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the tool used to determine eligibility for grants, loans, and work-study support. The FAFSA is available on October 1 and must be completed every year of college. The Department of Ed. maintains the following websites to provide reliable information about the entire process.
Countless organizations provide scholarships to students for an astounding array of reasons. There are various scholarship search services available to help students search through and select out the relevant awards. The following websites are all trustworthy programs students could consider.
The following list is just a sampling of available scholarships, it is updated throughout the year as new awards are announced and deadlines pass. Many of the awards are local programs focused on students in our area or even just our school. Students should check this list regularly and apply for all for which they are qualified. Click on the Scholarships button below to view the most current list of available scholarships.