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 (2016.17)

     

    Family First Scholarship ($1,000) for seniors (class of 2017) who are the first in their family to pursue a college education/degree. Criteria for this scholarship includes:

                *Minimum GPA of 3.0

                *Attending a 4 year college/university

                *500 word essay

                *Current Transcript

    Complete details and online application available at:

    http://www.athenscriminallawyer.com/#scholarship-application

    Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017 (9.15

     

    Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC (Atlanta law firm) is pleased to offer their Academic Achiever Scholarship ($1,000) to Class of 2017. Criteria for this scholarship includes;

                *Minimum GPA of 3.7

                *Attending a 4 year college/university

                *500 word essay

                *Official Transcript

                *Letter of recommendation

    Complete details and online application available at: http://www.absolutely-not-guilty.com/#academic-achiever-scholarship

    Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.(8.31.1

     

    UGA Triangle Achievement Awards/TAU Kappa Epsilon ($1,000) for MALE seniors who will be attending UGA in fall/2017. Applicants will be evaluated upon three criteria: academic success, extracurricular work and athletic achievement. Applications are available in the Career Center and must be postmarked by June 1, 2017. (3.7.17)

     

    Aspiring Nurse Scholarship ($1,000) will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics. Seniors who plan to pursue a degree in nursing (including LPN, LVN, ADN and BSN programs) may visit  www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side. Here you will find detailed information and the official application form. Deadline to apply is June 30, 2017. (12.1.16)

Websites to Start or Expand your Search

  • Scholarships, Career & College Planning
  • Scholarships, College & Career Info and More
  • Scholarships, Internships, Colleges and More
  • Scholarships, Tutoring, Textbooks & Study Questions
  • Scholarship Finder
  • Scholarship Finder & Search Majors
  • College Planning
  • Scholarship Finder
  • Scholarship Search Engine
  • Scholarship Search Engine
  • Scholarship Search, Financial Aid Info & Research College Info
  • Scholarship Search, College Search & Degree/Program Search
  • Scholarship Sweepstakes & Financial Planning
  • Georgia-based Scholarships, Online Colleges, School-based Scholarships
  • Scholarship search engine – Profile based
  • Scholarship search engine – Profile based
  • Scholarship search engine – Profile based
  • Scholarship search App for smart phone – $2.99
  • General Scholarships and Search Engines