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.

College Essentials Night_Financial Aid Presentation_2017-18

College Essentials Night_Financial Aid 101 Presentation_2016-17  

Click the above links 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 or to the GA Student Finance Commission.

fafsaClick to view the official FAFSA website

gsfcClick to view the GSFC website

  • 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 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 and put in the subject line: “add to scholarship page”.

    Winder-Barrow High School Scholarships & Awards (2017.18)

    Students are encouraged to visit the following websites to search for national scholarships:     / /  /

    *NEW scholarship links:

        *   Scholarships by category:

        *   Scholarships with deadlines in March

        *   Scholarships with deadlines in April

        *   Scholarships with deadlines in May


    College Covered: Powered by Discover Student Loans was created to provide students/parents with the know-how to plan and pay for college. This website offers a variety of resources and tips to help students/parents through each step of the process and provide them with the power to plan their future. This year, entrants have a chance to win $10,000 to help pay for college! Visit  or call 1.800.STUDENT anytime.


    The Christopher M Page Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) honors the memory of Christopher M Page, a 1992 graduate from Winder-Barrow High School. To be considered for this scholarship, the following information is required:

                *Copy of transcript (GPA of 3.0 or higher)

                *Autobiography (500 words or less: typed/12 font/double-spaced)

                *One letter of recommendation (from a teacher, counselor or administrator)

                *Copy of college acceptance letter or other evidence to confirm admission

    Applications are available in the CRC-6.204. Completed application and all supporting documents must be received in the CRC by NOON on March 28, 2018. This scholarship is only for Winder-Barrow High School Seniors/Class of 2018. (01.08.2018)


    Barrow County Chamber of Commerce/Glen Segars Scholarship (amount: TBA):

    For seniors planning to attend college in summer/fall 2018. Other criteria include:

    *Extracurricular Activities/Honors/Awards/Community Service

    *Attending an accredited 4 year college in the United States

    *ACT/SAT Scores / GPA / Class Rank

    *Brief paragraph on why you deserve this scholarship

    Applications are available in the CRC-6.204 and must be received by the Chamber by

    March 30, 2018. (3.5.18)

     Slaughter Scholarship/Barrow Community Foundation ($1,000): For graduating seniors/class of 2018 who plan to attend college and major in education (YOU MUST BE ENROLLED OR ACCEPTED FOR ENROLLMENT IN AN EDUCATION DEGREE PROGRAM AT AN ACCREDITED COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY). Other requirements include:

                *Educational and career goals

                *School Achievements

                *Community Involvement

                *Essay: “Why have you choose education as your college major? If you do not

                              receive this award, how will you pursue your degree?”

    Applications are available in the CRC-6.204 and must be received at Chamber by

    March 30, 2018 (3.5.18)


    Barrow County Masonic Scholarship: For high school seniors planning to attend a college or technical college in fall of 2018. Criteria will include the following:

    •          * 500 words or less essay telling why you need this scholarship
    •        Involvement in church/community events
    •        * Club/school/sport activities

    Applications are available in the Career Center and must be returned by the end-of-the-school day –April 11, 2018. (2.5.18)


    W.H. Jennings Memorial Scholarship ($500):

    Criteria include:

    •         Must be a WBHS graduating senior (class of 2018)
    •         Participation in school clubs/activities
    •         Community involvement, athletic participation and/or fine arts.

    Applications are available in the CRC 6.204—and must be returned by NOON on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 (3/12/18)

    Winder Kiwanis Club / B.C. Hill Scholarship: will be awarded to a graduating senior at WBHS in order to further his/her education at an accredited college or technical college. The following criteria is required:   

                *GPA *Test Scores  *Extra-curricular activities (school/church/community)

                *Brief paragraph on why you are deserving of this award

    Deadline to return completed application to Career Center is April 30, 2018. (3.19.18)


    Mitchell & Crunk, attorneys in Winder and Commerce, Ga, are pleased to offer the Mitchell & Crunk Adoption Scholarship ($500). Special consideration will be given to an undergraduate who is interested in pursuing a career in Adoption law and can share a story of their own adoption or of someone they know. Other requirements includes:

                *Minimum GPA of 3.0

                *Must be enrolled to attend college/fall semester-2018

                *Unofficial  transcript

                *Recommendation letters and/or resumes

                *Able to demonstrate merit/need

    Apply online at

    Deadline to apply is May 31, 2018. Direct any questions to regarding this scholarship to  (9.25.17)


    Winder Woman’s Club Scholarship ($500): will be awarded to a well-rounded senior  who serves their community. Other criteria includes:

                *Extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, band, etc)

                *Volunteer/community service (school/church)

                *Essay describing how you contribute to your community and why you are

                deserving of this scholarship (100 words or less–typed or neatly written)

    Applications are available in the CRC-6.204 and must be mailed to Pam Veader/PO Box 1720/Winder, GA 30680 by March 31, 2018 (1.22.18)


    Winder-Barrow Community Theatre Scholarship ( $1,000): will be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in fine arts (drama, music, art, etc).  Other criteria for this scholarship includes:

                *Official Transcript

                *Student Essay

                *Copy of college acceptance letter/program of study

                *Fine Arts Teacher Recommendation Form

    Applications are available in the CRC-6.204 and must be submitted to Pam Veader/PO Box 1720/Winder, GA 30680 by April 1, 2018 (1.22.18)

    Marine Corps of Athens, GA- $1,000 Scholarship (for seniors/class of 2018): Must write an ESSAY of not more than 600 words on the following subject:

    “Responsibilities and duties of an American citizen”

    Other documentation includes:

                *official high school transcript (including GPA)

                *ACT/SAT Scores (copy of score report)

                *Extracurricular Activities

                *Community Service

                *Must be graduating from a high school in any of the following counties: Clarke,

                  Oconee, Madison Oglethorpe, Barrow and Jackson.

    Applications are available in the Career Center and must be postmarked no later than April 15, 2018 (2.27.18)

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