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 101 Presentation_2016-17  gsfcfafsa

Click the above link to find the presentation for the Financial Aid discussion during our College Essentials Night in October 2016.  Below you can click on the icons to go straight to the FAFSA 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:

    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 (2017.18)

    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

     

    The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Students who apply should have an outstanding academic record (ranked in top 10% of class), demonstrate leadership ability through community service and/or extracurricular activities and show exceptional personal success skills (emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance). Basic eligibility includes:

                *Pell Grant Eligible

                *US Citizen, national or permanent resident

                *Minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale

                *From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American

                 Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic

    Apply online at www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship Deadline to apply  is September 15, 2017 (8.23.17)

     

    *Three NEW scholarship links:

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

        *  Scholarships with deadlines in September: https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/september-scholarships/

        *   Scholarships with deadlines in October:

    https://jlvcollegecounseling.com/2017/08/14/october-2017-scholarships/



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