Students:If you are applying for a scholarship which requires a recommendationplease give your teacher, counselor, coach, etc.at least two weeks notice.Scholarship / Financial Aid Information Scholarships and financial aid can be obtained through four major avenues: Federal and State Aid (FAFSA), specific colleges/universities, and merit based competitive scholarships, and local scholarships.
Federal and State Aid - To receive any Federal or State funding for post-secondary education, parents/students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the FAFSA. The FAFSA will be available for parents/students beginning January 1st of the senior year. It must be completed by March 10th.Specific Colleges and Universities - Just about every post-secondary institution that you apply to will offer scholarships and financial aid for incoming freshmen. These opportunities are not available through the high school guidance office but rather by contacting the college or university’s Office of Financial Aid. The webpage of the college or university that you are considering should have a link to incoming freshman scholarships and the steps needed to apply. These scholarships are going to be more competitive at the major state universities (IU, Purdue). Private colleges/universities tend to offer more opportunities for scholarships to help offset the much higher tuition costs. Bottom line: Contact the college or universities Officeof Financial Aid.·Merit-based Competitive Scholarships - These scholarships are funded through numerous organizations, some local and some national. Several are shown on the left sidebar. Scholarships can also be found by going to either www.fastweb.com or www.scholarships.com. These two sites have over 800,000 different scholarships for high school seniors.
For a list of scholarship search engines and financial aid web sites click On Line Resources
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