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.
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.
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:
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:
- Academic Rigor Requirements
- Approved Courses of Rigor (Sept 2017)
- WBHS Aligning Course for Hope Rigor 2019-20
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:
- Here’s link to more information about the TCSG Strategic Industries Workforce Development 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 email@example.com and put in the subject line: “add to scholarship page”.
Winder-Barrow High School Scholarships & Awards (2018.19)
*NEW scholarship links:
* Scholarships by category: https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is pleased to announce it’s annual International High School Essay Contest (4th place: $1,000 3rd place: $2,000 2nd place: $3,0000 1st place: $5,000):
The contest is open to all college-bound high school seniors (class of 2020).
This year’s essay topics is:
“The U.S. Census projects that the United States will become a majority-minority country by the year 2045. How can we combat, prevent/and or reduce prejudice, discrimination and violence in a new, more diverse America?”
The essay must be between 700 and 750 words. The deadline is October 18, 2019. Stop by the Career Center for a detailed application. (9.17.19)
Presidential Scholarship at Georgia State University recognizes incoming first-year students who were leaders in their high schools and offers them the support and experiences that will set them o to be leaders in their careers and communities. The scholarship is valued at/up to $28,803.00 per year. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2019. Students must complete their Common Application to Georgia State University. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com (9.17.19)
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)
*Total Family Income must be UNDER $40,000
*Provide proof of acceptance to a college/technical college
*Brief answers on:
- How would you benefit from this scholarship?
- What career path you plan to pursue/what led you to this career?
- 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.
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:
*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
Jeff Ralston @ Jeffery.L.Ralston2.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678.409.7975. (8.27.19)
Websites to Start or Expand your Search
Parents and students, please take a look at the following opportunity from CollegeBoard. The deadline is fast approaching and their are very specific details to what a student must do to be eligible for the scholarships. Please watch the attached video for more information and visit https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/?excmpid=vt-00248 to do more of your own research. For […]
Going Merry is a new scholarship website that directly connects students with scholarships they match with. Unlike other search engine sites, with Going Merry you won’t be directed to another site to complete an application or form, instead you be able to apply directly on the Going Merry site. Through this site you can see […]
Check out the local and regional scholarships available on the Counseling website under the “College and Career” tab at the top of the page. Also, consider some of the below options: Scholarships Available for your StudentsCollege tuition and fees continue to increase at rates higher than inflation each year and it can be a problem […]
Seniors, please see the attached scholarship flyer. If any have any additional questions regarding the scholarship, please refer to the click to the scholarship website: http://go.bbb.org/atl-scholarship-form.
From its inception, Georgia Tech has had a tradition of providing access to financially disadvantaged students. Thanks to a variety of programs, we’ve opened the doors of opportunity for many students — some who were first-generation college graduates. Although Georgia Tech is recognized as one of the nation’s best buys in higher education, the cost […]