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)

     

    The Winder Rotary Club will award a $500 scholarship in memory of Haden Camp to a graduating senior to further his/her education at an accredited vocational or technical college. This scholarship is based on academic achievement, effort, outside work, extra-curricular activities which best demonstrate the Rotary Motto of

    Service Above Self.” Applications are available in the CRC and must be returned by NOON on Friday, April 28, 2017 (4.24.17)

    The Winder Rotary Club will award a $1,000.00 scholarship in memory of Haden Camp to a graduating senior to further his/her education at an accredited four year college/university. This scholarship is based on academic achievement, effort, outside work, extra-curricular activities which best demonstrate the Rotary Motto of

    Service Above Self.” Applications are available in the CRC and must be returned by NOON on Friday, April 28, 2017 (4.24.17)


    The Dr. Robert K Page Memorial Scholarship($500) will be  awarded to a graduating senior from Winder-Barrow High in memory of Dr. Robert K Page (former student of WBHS, who graduated in 1958). The application includes the following:

    *essay (extracurricular activities (clubs/sports); plans after graduation

    *two letters of recommendation

    *copy of official transcript  

    Applications are available in the CRC-6.204 and must be submitted by April 30, 2017 (1.9.17)

    **The Dr. Robert K Page Memorial Scholarship if offered only to Winder-Barrow High School Students**

     

    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 vocational/technical college. Applications are available in the CRC-6.204 and include the following information:

    *SAT scores / GPA on a 4.0 scale

    *Extracurricular Activities

    *Personal Statement

    Deadline to return application is NOON – Monday, May 1, 2017.(4.24.17)

     

    David Skinner GDA (Georgia Development Authority) Scholarship ($1,500.00 to be awarded annually) for students enrolled in the study of Agriculture or an Agriculture related field. The following information is also required to apply:

                *Three letters of recommendation

                *Official high school transcript

                *Copy of SAR (student aid report from FAFSA) OR copy of parents 2016 tax returns

                *Formal high school photo

    Apply on-line at www.gadonline.com  (click on the scholarship tab). Please be aware, once you begin the online application, there is NO option to SAVE and complete later. If you prefer to apply by mail, download the printable version. Completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted/postmarked no later than Monday, May 1, 2017 (1.18.17)


    Foothills Area Health Education Center Scholarship ($500) for students pursuing a career in Healthcare. Limited to the first 500 applicants. Apply online at http://www.foothillsahec.org/scholarship      

    Deadline to apply is May 1, 2017. (3.13.17)


    Dreams to Kings and Queens ($500): for students who exhibits exemplary commitment to accomplishing their goals. Other requirements are:

                *2017 high school graduate

                *Minimum GPA of 2.5 (or better)

                *Must attend an accredited college/university

                *Official Transcript

                *500 words essay on the following topic: “How Do You Define Success?”

    Apply online at http://www.dreamstokingsandqueens.com/scholarship-giveaway/

    Deadline to submit scholarship is May 5, 2017 (3.12.17)


    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)

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