Financial Aid – Scholarships

Scholarships can be apart of a student’s financial aid in a post-secondary setting.  The general nature of a scholarship leads it to be very individualized.  One student’s approach does not have the be the same as another student’s.  The main concept is to put yourself out there!  You will not know what you qualify or what you’re eligible for unless you research and apply.  Below you will find resources for scholarships in various forms.  Some that are locally based, others that are more broad and nationally based, and then there will be links for you to create profiles on site and filter your searches.


  • 2018-19 Financial Aid Night Presentation

    Click the above link to find the presentation for the Financial Aid discussion during our College Essentials Info events.  Below you can click on the icons to go straight to the FAFSA website, FSA ID website or to the GA Student Finance Commission.

    fafsaClick to view the official FAFSA website

    Image result for fafsa fsa id Click to complete your FSA ID (electronic signature for the FAFSA – parent/guardian &student need it)

    gsfcClick to view the GSFC website for any questions about state aid programs like: the HOPE Scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship, HOPE Grant and Zell Miller Grant.

  • Financial aid is money that the government and other organizations give you or lend you so you can pay for college. To qualify for financial aid, you have to apply.  Check out this link to on 5 helpful steps of the financial aid journey: Financial Aid Tips_Wells Fargo

    Grants – Grants are called gift aid because they do not have to be paid back. Grants come from federal and state governments and from colleges. Most grants are need based, which means they are usually given based on your or your family’s financial circumstances.

    Scholarships – Scholarships are also gift aid. Scholarships come from governments, colleges and private organizations. They may be awarded for academic or athletic ability, interest in a certain subject, or volunteer work, for example. Some scholarships are given based on membership in an ethnic or religious group. Companies may also give scholarships to children of employees.

    Loans – Borrowing money from a bank, government or lending company is called taking out a loan. A loan must be paid back with an extra charge called interest. The federal government offers low-interest loans to students with financial need. Other lenders charge more interest.

    • Subsidized or Unsubsidized – Click here for more information about Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans.

    Work Study – The Federal Work-Study Program offers paid part-time jobs to help students pay for part of their college cost.

    Information accessed and pulled directly from https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-101/financial-aid-can-help-you-afford-college on 9/8/15

    More information on Student Aid can be found HERE.  You can also check out this video about student aid on FAFSA,  Loans and Work Study resources from the same source:

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    Parents, check out this video about the FAFSA and FSA ID:

  • HOPE – Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally – is Georgia’s unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible public and private colleges and universities and public technical colleges in Georgia.

    To find out more about the program and the scholarship and grant options click HERE.

    Take a moment and look at the HOPE Scholarship and Zell Miller Scholarship Rigor Requirements:

    Check out this great video about the financial aid students can receive by going to a Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) school, starting with the HOPE Grant and Zell Miller Grant:

    For application details, please click the here for the link to GAfuture’s information for student’s applying for the HOPE scholarship (sign-in information is required).

  • While we’re collecting information and waiting on local scholarships to become available, go ahead and get on Mrs. Long’s Scholarship Blast List for emails.  Send her an email at liz.long@barrow.k12.ga.us and put in the subject line: “add to scholarship page”.

    Winder-Barrow High School Scholarships & Awards (2019.20)

    Students are encouraged to visit the following websites to search for national scholarships:              www.collegeboard.com /   www.fastweb.com /  www.gafutures.org  / www.scholarship.com

    *NEW scholarship links:

        *   Scholarships by category:  https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/

     

    NEW PATH Scholarship ($1,000): is partnering with Bethlehem Church to provide financial support to seniors attending college/technical college after high school (Class of 2020). The following guidelines are:

                *Minimum GPA of 3.0 (copy of transcript)

                *Good attendance/behavior

                *Total Family Income must be UNDER $40,000

                *Provide proof of acceptance to a college/technical college

                *Brief answers on: 

    1. How would you benefit from this scholarship? 
    2. What career path you plan to pursue/what led you to this career?
    3. Describe any challenges/obstacles you have dealt with/overcome in life and how will it help you succeed in college and beyond.

    Applications available in the CRC and must be mailed/received by NEW PATH  by 4 p on December 1, 2019 (8.26.19.

     

    Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program: ($2,500): recognizes students for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills. Applicants must have the following::

                 *3.0 GPA  (or higher)

                 *Demonstrate financial need

                 *Reside in a community served by Comcast

                 *Commitment to community service

                 *Outstanding qualities in character, integrity and leadership

                 *Plans to enroll full-time at an accredited two or four year college/university in U.S.

    Visit  www.comcastleadersandachieversscholarship.com  to apply or stop by the CRC for an informational flyer. Deadline is December 6,  2019. (10.30.19)

     

    University of North Georgia Military Scholarship ($85,000): Each year, the state of Georgia awards 42 outstanding high school seniors the UNGMS (University of North Georgia Military Scholarship). The UNGMS is a full four-year scholarship that pays for tuition, fees, books, room, meals and uniforms. Eligibility includes:

                *Georgia Resident

                *Good Moral Character

                *Physically and Medically fit to become a member of GA Army National Guard

                *3.0 GPA (cumulative)

                *SAT: 480 Math / 26 sub score for Reading

                *ACT: 20 English / 18 Math

                *Meet all UNG Freshman admission standards

    Apply online at: go.ung.edu/cadet-GMS-steps    

    Additional information/deadline can be found at: go.ung.edu/cadet-GMS or email

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