Financial Aid-Scholarships

 

FAFSA & CSS Profile

FAFSA – fafsa.ed.gov

Students and their parents must complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible to receive federal financial aid.  Students and parents can request a PIN now (http://pin.ed.gov), but cannot complete the FAFSA until after October 1 of a student's senior year in high school and every year thereafter.  For more information visit studentaid.gov.  If you need help completing the FAFSA, check out these videos for some valuable tips: FAFSA:  Apply for Aid

CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE - CSS Profile Online

This is an online application through the CollegeBoard that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside the federal government.  Not all colleges/universities/scholarships require this application so be sure to check your colleges'/programs’ information to determine whether they require the CSS Financial Aid/PROFILE.  A list of colleges that require the PROFILE from at least some of their applicants can be found by clicking on Participating Colleges, Universities, and Scholarship Programs on the PROFILE Homepage.

 

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

The WUE reduced tuition rate is not automatically awarded to all eligible candidates. Many institutions limit the number of new WUE awards each academic year, so apply early!

WICHE members include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Visit their website for more information: wiche.edu/wue

Source: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
http://www.wiche.edu/wue

 

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Most scholarships will require two letters of recommendation and a copy of your academic transcript.  Some scholarships will also require a short statement or essay on a topic provided by the scholarship committee.  Be sure you complete all the requirements of the scholarship in advance of the application deadlines so you can submit your documents with your application by the scholarship deadline.

To help ensure your scholarship application(s) are competitive, we've also provided some guidelines of "What NOT TO DO On Your Scholarship Applications" so be sure to read over these suggestions before you begin the scholarship application process.

What NOT TO DO On Your Scholarship Applications.doc

 

Everything You Need to Know About Winning a Scholarship  If you need help in understanding the scholarship process, this web site will provide a thorough overview of how to apply and earn the scholarships you apply for:  https://studentloans.net/scholarships/

 

EFSVV and FRCC Partnership Scholarship:  The Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley and the Front Range Community College Foundation have joined in partnership to offer scholarships to students from the St. Vrain Valley School District area who plan to attend Front Range Community College.  Up to ten $1000 scholarships will be awarded annually.  You can download the application at http://www.efsvv.org/programs/student-scholarships.  The scholarship can be applied for anytime throughout the year.

 

WACE National CO-OP Scholarship: 195 merit scholarships totaling $4.5 million are offered annually to students admitted to one of the eleven sponsoring institutions listed on their web site, www.waceinc.org.  Visit their web site for more information about schools and deadlines.

 

Key Thinkers Scholarship:  The Key Thinkers Scholarship (“Scholarship”) awards academically qualified students with a $2,500 USD Scholarship to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”) once every academic term (coinciding with the application schedule below), to one (1) eligible recipient (“Recipient”). There will be a total of four (4) Recipients of the Scholarship per academic year. The sponsor (“MoneyKey”) offers the Scholarship to post-secondary students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement. This is an opportunity for students to be a voice in the growing conversation about financial responsibility.  For more information and the quarterly deadlines throughout the year to apply, visit https://www.moneykey.com/scholarship.php.

 

AES Scholarship:  Although this $500 scholarship is sponsored by an engineering company, you do not have to be studying engineering to earn the scholarship.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php.  Deadline to apply is Friday, October 6, 2017.

 

Home SecurityList Smart Home Scholarship:  This $1000 scholarship is awarded to a high school senior already accepted to a college or trade school, a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at any accredited college, university or trade school in the United States. You must be interested in the smart home revolution including home automation, IoT (internet of things), home security, etc.  Deadline to apply is December 10, 2017.  For more information and to apply, visit https://www.homesecuritylist.com/smart-home-scholarship/

 

Support Collectors Scholarship:  Support Collectors provides financial assistance to a selected college student who has either been affected by family separation in their own life, or who intends to pursue a career that will have a positive impact on separated families. The selected student will receive an award of $500 for use toward tuition, books, or living expenses.  All incoming freshman or existing undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Please share this with your student community.  All applicants can get more information and apply online at this address: http://www.supportcollectors.com/scholarship/.  Application Deadline is Dec 15th, 2017.

 

William Dunn Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship:  This $1000 scholarship is eligible for any student who is a United States Citizen and a college bound, graduating senior from within the geographic area of the St. Vrain Valley RE 1J School District; or a graduating homeschooled senior from within the St. Vrain Valley RE 1J geographic area; or a close relative of a Longs Peak Chapter NSDAR member; or a 16-18 year old receiving a GED, living in the same geographic area, who has been accepted to an accredited college or university.  Only applications completed in detail and submitted in one package will be considered. Only the recipient will be notified. Incorrect applications will be discarded.  Chapter award will be placed on deposit in recipient’s name with the college or university of the applicant’s choice; any unused portion will be returned to Longs Peak Chapter.  The award will be based on academic excellence, commitment to field of study and demonstrated financial need. No affiliation with DAR is necessary. All application materials are due to the Longs Peak Chapter Scholarship Chairperson by the deadline specified on the cover letter, Wednesday, February 28, 2018. The award will be made at the Chapter’s May luncheon.  SVOGA has addtional information and the required application to apply for this scholarship.

 

BurgSimpson Scholarship:  One scholarship of $2,500 and nine scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to graduating seniors to attend the college of their choice. All 10 winners, their families, and a teacher of their choice will be invited to a dinner held in their honor. Winners will also appear at center court during half-time of the Colorado State Boys Basketball Championship game at the Denver Coliseum Denver, Colorado on March 10, 2018.  Deadline to apply is Friday, February 2, 2018.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.burgsimpson.com/charities/burg-simpson-college-scholarship-program/.

 

Check out these other great resources for financial aid and scholarship assistance!

Minority Scholarships

Students w/ Disabilities Scholarships

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