|SCHOLARSHIP AND NEWS LETTERS|
For Juniors Only:
- College Answer
- College View
- Fast Web
- Get in 2 College
- Go College
- Scholarship America
- The Princeton Review
- The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid
- Thomson-Peterson's Financial Aid Center
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TIPS FOR SUBMITTING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS
SAT and/or ACT testing prior to the senior year provides time to retake the tests for improved scores and makes the test scores available when needed for scholarships and college entry.
Mail applications well in advance of the deadline.
Mail all required forms and documents in the same package to avoid lost forms, incomplete submissions and disqualification.
Submit only documents requested. Additional information is not used to determine the applicant’s status.
Submit all requested information in the form required (example: GPA in a 4-point un-weighted grade scale).
Basic musts for students and counselors:  Write clearly;  Complete all required information;  complete only those sections designated for you;  Secure all required signatures;  Read instructions carefully; and  Submit only the information requested.
When submitting tax information for financial aid, be sure the form shows the adjusted gross income, the number of dependents covered by that income, and any other required data. The first page of the standard Federal 1040 tax return provides the information. Submit only copies of tax forms unless originals are required.
Apply for Scholarships for which you are qualified.
Answer only the questions when given the opportunity for a written response. Additional information is not used to determine the applicant’s status.
SCHOLARSHIPS, FAFSA, and Letters of Recommendations
Time to get started on your FAFSA. October 1st is when they begin accepting applications.
Begin searching for scholarships. Many scholarships require a letter of recommendation or an essay
Make sure to ask teachers to proofread admissions and scholarship essays.
Some schools have application deadline of December 1st. Stay on top of your deadlines.
Keep track of everything you send to the schools.
Consider who you might ask for a letter of recommendation.
Explore financial aid options and start talking to your parents about financial aid and other options available.
ON-LINE PRACTICE FOR ACT/SAT IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEB AT:
www.collegefortexans.com use the TOPCAT link
NCAA FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE:
Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it’s free money for college or technical school!
Fin Aid – https://www.finaid.org/scholarships Provides valuable information on scholarship fundamentals, scholarship scams, secrets to winning scholarships, unusual scholarships, etc. A great place to start the scholarship search process.
Fastweb – https://www.fastweb.com Fastweb, a subsidiary of Monster, hosts more than 1.5 million scholarships that amount to more than $3.4 billion. The search platform’s filter makes it hard not to find exactly what you are looking for. You have to fill out a profile to get started, but the profile helps match you with scholarships most likely to suit your needs.
Cappex – https://www.cappex.com Cappex has a large scholarship database including more than $11 billion. Registering can be a bit tedious, but will be well worth it.
The College Board – https://www.collegeboard.org College Board offers much more than just an extensive list of scholarships. It also includes test preparation, articles, college search tools, and much more. Its “scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2200 programs” totals nearly $6 billion.
Scholarships.com – https://www.scholarships.com “With more than 2.7 million scholarships and grant opportunities worth more than $19 billion, just about everyone is bound to find something.” It is one of the largest database and is updated daily. You can browse by category or create a profile to access more opportunities.
Scholarship Monkey – https://www.scholarshipmonkey.com Scholarship Monkey offers three search options: personalized search, search by keyword, and lists of scholarships. Results from these searches can also be filtered by college.
FREE SCHOLARSHIPS SEARCHES:
Coastal Compass Education & Career Center, located in the La Palmera Mall
Emerging Leaders Initiative – for career options, alternative education option & more
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