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Financial Aid & Scholarships

FAFSA
All graduating seniors should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)! It opens October 1st and each college will have a different priority filing date, so check each college's website to be sure you are making deadlines. 
 
New this year is MyStudentAid, a mobile-friendly application (available on iOS and Android),so you can apply for the FAFSA from your phone or iPad.
 
View and download resources on applying for aid
 
From not getting an FSA ID before filling out the FAFSA to forgetting to sign the form — it’s easy to make missteps when applying for federal financial aid. But the US Department of Education wants to help students avoid the most common mistakes.

CSS Profile 
The CSS Profile is an online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid. (For federal aid you must complete the FAFSA, available Oct. 1 at fafsa.ed.gov.)
 
A Net Price Calculator gives families a personalized estimate of net price (a college's sticker price for tuition and fees minus the grants, scholarships, and education tax benefits you may receive). While each college has its own Net Price Calculator, this site explains how they work.

Steps to follow to get a clearer picture of college costs.
 
Compare Your Aid Awards
Compare awards from colleges to determine cost of attendance.

Did you sign the pledge in middle school? Check out the resources available to you and what you need to do to receive the scholarship.
 
CSO College Center
CSO is an online clearing house of college programs and information for first-generation college,low-income,and minority students. 
 
Search for scholarships, learn about loans, and other helpful information about the how to finance your education. 
 
Earn micro-scholarships for your grades, club involvement, sports, volunteer activities, and more as early as 9th grade.
 
Connects Washington students of all types with Washington scholarship providers
 
Get matched to colleges and scholarships
 
Fastweb is your connection to scholarships, financial aid, and more! They even have an app!
 
With WUE, out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools, compared with nonresident rates that can exceed 300% of in-state rates.
 

College Board Opportunity Scholarships

Starts with the Class of 2020 - 

The more effort you put in, the more chances you get to earn a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you complete all six steps, you’re eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded—through monthly drawings—to students who complete each step.

Eco & Environmental Scholarships, Internships, & Activities

 
ROTC 

Air Force 
Army 
Navy/Marine Corps 

 

Military Academies

United States Air Force Academy                 
United States Coast Guard Academy 
United States Military Academy - West Point 
United States Merchant Marine Academy  
United States Naval Academy                              

                            

                                         

 
 

SCHOLARSHIPS

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Washington State School Retirees' Association Scholarships

 

The Washington State School Retirees' Association invites senior students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for these scholarships. These awards are given to students who plan to have a career in the field of education. Scholarships range from $2000-$3600. To apply, please visit www.wssra.org under the Foundation tab. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. 

 

Congress Bundestag Vocational Youth Exchange Program Scholarship

 

Applications are being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year. This unique program allows graduating seniors the opportunity to spend a year in Germany living with a host family, participating in a school or training program, and getting hands on work experience through internships with German companies. The application can be downloaded at www.nacelopendoor.org. The deadline is Jan. 15, 2020. Please contact Susan Franck with questions at sfranck@nacelopendoor.org

 

 

 

WSPE Engineering Scholarships 2020

 

There are six $4,000 Carl M. Hansen Foundation Engineering Scholarships for Spokane area students who are entering any ABET accredited engineering college in the fall of 2020. To apply, please see Mrs. Hatcher or Mrs. McIntyre in the counseling center or download an electronic version of the application at http://washingtonengineer.org/chapters/spokane-chapter/

 

2020 Fireside Catholic Publishing
Fireside Catholic Publishing wants to recognize outstanding Catholic High School Seniors who are "putting their faith in to action" daily! Please see Mrs. McIntyre in the counseling center for essay topic and for application to apply! 
 
PB & J Scholarship
Open to all college-bound seniors who are attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in Fall 2020.
Amount: $1,000
Apply using this link: http://bit.ly/pbj2020

 

Hearthstone Housing Foundation Scholarship 
Many students struggle to obtain a college degree due to the rising costs of education in this country. To address this need, the Hearthstone Scholarship Fund was established in 2009. Since its inception, the Hearthstone Scholarship Committee has awarded more than $950,000 in scholarships to students from California, Georgia, New Jersey, Oregon, and Washington. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $5,000.

 

Students of Integrity Scholarship
Presented by Better Business Bureau Northwest + Pacific, the Students of Integrity Scholarship aims to recognize high school juniors and seniors who personify and communicate ethics in the real world, as demonstrated through community service, personal integrity, and academic accomplishments.

*$5000 Video Scholarship - #BBB5K Video Scholarship applicants must produce a 90-second video using the topic Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities.
Ten finalists will be selected from the application pool. Only one recipient will win the $5,000 scholarship.

 *$1000 Essay Scholarships - Applicants must write a 500-word essay for BBB’s online magazine Torch Talk. The topic of the essay is, Why BBB and Trust are Important to Local Businesses and Communities.
Five finalists from each region will be selected from the application pool. Seven recipients will win a $1,000 scholarship.

 

Horatio Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship Program
The Career & Technical Scholarship Program is funded through the Horatio Alger Endowment Fund and the generosity of Association Chairman Emeritus and Endowment Fund President Walter Scott, Jr. Scholarships are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.

 

Varsity Tutors College Scholarship

Write a 200-900 word essay based on the website’s prompt for a chance to win a $1,000 college scholarship.  Visitors to the Varsity Tutors website vote for the best essays monthly via social media.  For eligibility and other details, visit the website.

 

                                                        USC Bovard Scholars Application

 

The 2020 USC Bovard Scholars application is now open!

We are excited to welcome our fourth cohort of Bovard Scholars to the USC campus this summer. 


We invite all high-achieving high school juniors with financial need to apply.

Requirements:

  • Junior in high school (11th grader) at time of application
  • Currently hold a 4.0 GPA or above
  • Enrolled in Algebra II, Trigonometry or above
  • Demonstrate financial need


If so, you are eligible to apply.
 

If selected, each Bovard Scholar will have one full year of support through the admissions cycle and spend three weeks on the USC campus, where they will receive:

  • Personalized career exploration
  • Expert admission and financial aid support
  • Comprehensive test preparation
  • Leadership development


This year, the program runs from July 12, 2020, through August 1, 2020.

We offer the program at no cost to students or families. USC will pay for transportation to and from campus for students coming from outside of Southern California.

Applications are due January 17, 2020, at 5:00pm PST.

 

 

Apply Now

 

 

SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

 

Montana State University Scholarships

Montana State University will be offering millions of dollars in merit scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission for the fall of 2020. To search scholarship information online, go to montana.edu/scholarships. 

Boston University-Trustee Scholarship

Every year, BU welcomes approximately 20 outstanding students to the Trustee Scholars Program. Many of our current Scholars had perfect 4.0 grade point averages in high school and ranked in the top of their class.

In addition to exceptional academic credentials, Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual. They are, in other words, not just top students, but extraordinarily well-rounded individuals. At BU, Trustee Scholars become part of a unique campus community that offers many intellectual, cultural, and social opportunities.

A Trustee Scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus mandatory undergraduate student fees, and is renewable for four years if certain criteria are met.

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for a Trustee Scholarship:

  • Submit the Common or Coalition Application and all required materials for admission to one of the undergraduate degree programs at BU by December 1.
  • Complete the Trustee Scholarship essay on the Common or Coalition Application as part of your application to BU.

The Trustee Scholarship Essay:

Please choose from one of the two prompts below and submit one essay, in 600 words or less, as part of your application through the Common or Coalition Application.

  1. School can often seem like work: a set of responsibilities, obligations, and tasks to be completed. But Trustee Scholars are creative and curious, rather than merely dutiful. Give us a glimpse of an intellectual pursuit or challenge that absorbs you, gives you joy, or provokes your curiosity, and tell us why.
  2. One of BU’s most distinguished alumni, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote that “The time is always right to do what’s right.” Is there a time when you sought equity and fairness by challenging a social norm? Or, can you share an example of how you can imagine yourself helping to create a more inclusive and fair community?

For more information, please contact us at 617-353-2320.

 

St. Francis University Roundstone Scholarship for Catholic High School Graduates 

If you are interested in attending St. Francis University, please see your counselor about being nominated for the Roundstone Scholarship. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years for a total award of $76,000. 

 

 

St. Louis University Scholarship

As the first Catholic, Jesuit institution west of the Mississippi River, Saint Louis University understands the importance of a Jesuit education and the importance of building upon the Catholic, Jesuit identity for the good of society as a whole. In an effort to make a Jesuit education a reality for students, SLU is pleased to announce updates to our scholarships for the entering class of Fall 2019.

 

Our Jesuit High School Award now has a value of $5,000 per year and is stackable with any other merit scholarship a student may receive. 

 

In addition, below you will see a list of SLU's merit scholarships and their updated value per academic year.

Billiken Scholarship

$8,000 per academic year.

Ignatian Scholarship

$12,000 per academic year.

University Scholarship

$19,000 per academic year.

Deans' Scholarship

$21,000 per academic year.

Vice Presidents' Scholarship

$23,000 per academic year.

We hope you and your students find this scholarship information helpful.  

YOUR SLU ADMISSION COUNSELOR 

If you have additional questions about scholarships, please feel free to contact your admission counselor. You can find your admission counselor using the FIND YOUR SLU ADMISSION COUNSELOR page.

 

University of Redlands - The Richard and Virginia Hunsaker Scholarship Prize
The Prize is the most prestigious scholarship available for incoming freshmen students at the University of Redlands. Qualities emphasized in the selection process include a student’s ability to effectively communicate how he/she has: made a difference in the community; taken initiative and shown commitment to an issue or organization(s); successfully collaborated with others; reflected upon and grown from past experiences; and applied experiences in one arena to another context.

Approximately forty finalists who have the ability to positively affect the academic and extracurricular experience at Redlands are chosen by the Admissions Committee and brought to Redlands for an all-expenses-paid campus visit over Admitted Students Day weekend. On Saturday, finalists sit for an interview with the selection committee composed of university faculty and alumni who have reviewed the finalists' applications. 

 

Seton Hall University

Incoming freshmen currently enrolled in a Catholic high school who have a minimum of an unweighted 3.0 GPA and a 1350 SAT or 29 on the ACT, as well as a strong record of involvement in high school, community or church are eligible for an $8,000 award(distributed annually in $2,000 increments over four years). In addition, students can qualify for need-based aid and apply for other scholarships. Learn more at www.shu.edu/go/scholarships

 

University of Dayton

The Leader in Service Scholarship is offered to students who meet the admission standards as well as have an innate desire to learn and grow in service to others. This scholarship is worth $10,000($2,500 per year for four years), and recipients will also be considered for a merit scholarship, worth up to $98,000 over four years.

 

Notre Dame: Merit Scholarships

A full list of merit scholarships that Notre Dame offers is available at www.meritscholarships.nd.edu

 

Montana State University: Nonresident Freshman Scholarships

Montana State University will offer millions of dollars in scholarships and awards to non-resident freshmen who apply for admission. To be eligible, you must complete the following as soon as possible:

Apply for admission to Montana State University

▪Have your official ACT and/or SAT test scores sent to Montana State University directly from the testing company.

Apply early!  MSU's school code for the ACT is 2420 and MSU's schol code for the SAT is 4488.  These scholarships and awards may only be available for a limited time. If you have any specific questions, you can email Ronda Russell, director of admissions, directly at rondarussell@montana.edu

. Details at www.montana.edu/admissions/scholarships/nonres.html.

 

 

 Brescia University: Catholic Connection Grant

50% tuition discount for new students who graduate from a private Catholic high school. Find out more at  www.brescia.edu

  

Santa Clara University: Johnson Scholars Program 
The Johnson Scholars Program provides outstanding students with comprehensive merit awards that include full coverage of tuition, room, and board; invitations to enroll in the University Honors Program; and support and guidance to develop further as leaders and scholars.  Award is renewable annually for up to four years. www.scu.edu/johnsonscholars

 

Gettysburg College: STEM Scholars Program

Through a generous grant from the National Science Foundation, Gettysburg is pleased to offer monetary awards to qualified First-Year students who intend to earn a bachelor’s degree in one of the following STEM disciplines: Biology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math, and Physics. In selecting members of this cohort, the college will take heightened interest in academically-promising, underrepresented minority, and first-generation students with demonstrated financial need. More information at visit our website