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.  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

Online application through CollegeBoard that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside the federal government.

 

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

St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarships are now available!

Each spring semester, seniors in the St. Vrain Valley School District are eligible to apply for over 30 scholarships provided by local community organizations and private donors.  These scholarships are only made available to seniors attending and graduating from high schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District.

We realize that some of our seniors will not be graduating this spring, but since these scholarships are available annually, this is an early opportunity for any of our seniors to determine which scholarships you are eligible to apply for in the spring semester of your year of graduation.  If you are planning to graduate this Spring, 2017, you will want to apply for these scholarships as soon as possible.

There are two lists of scholarships annually available to St. Vrain Valley School District Seniors:

  • St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I:  The scholarships on this list are applied for using one application - the St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I Application.  The application for all of the scholarships on this list must be submitted to SVOGA by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Click on the links below to access the St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I and the St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I Application.​

2017 St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I

2017 St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I Application form.pdf

2017 St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List I Application Form-SPANISH.doc

  • St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List II:  The scholarships on this list are applied for using several different individual scholarship applications all of which are available from SVOGA.  All of these scholarships have varying deadlines and, in most cases, are submitted directly to the donors either online or by U.S. Mail.

2017 St. Vrain Valley Local Scholarship List II.docx

Most of the scholarships on both lists 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

​If you are planning to graduate in the Spring of 2017, are enrolling in a college or university beginning in the Fall of 2017, and are interested in applying for any of these scholarships, be sure to contact us if you need any assistance completing the required application(s).

We're happy to meet individually with any of our seniors and parents who have specific questions about any of these scholarship opportunities and/or the college and financial aid process in general...Just give us a call and we'll schedule an appointment.

 

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.

 

Mensa Education Scholarship:  Mensa awards scholarships of $300 to $1,000 based on an essay of 550 words or less describing a student’s academic or career goals.  The only eligibility requirement for these scholarships is that the applicant be planning to enroll in a degree program at an accredited American institute of post-secondary education.  Deadline to apply is January 15, 2017.  For more information and to apply visit mensafoundation.org/scholarships.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship:  The RMHC Scholarships invests scholarship money in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals.  For more information and how to apply visit http://www.rmhc.org/rmhc-us-scholarships.    Deadline is January 17, 2017.

 

Colorado Council Scholarship:  To encourage and reward college-bound students who are committed to volunteerism and community service, the Colorado Council awards $1500 one-time scholarships to Colorado high school seniors each year to assist with defraying the cost of tuition and fees of college.  Deadline to apply is January 31, 2017.  For more information, visit http://www.coloradocouncil.org/scholarship.

 

Burg Simpson Scholarship:  Burg Simpson awards college scholarships to graduating Colorado high school seniors who enter their essay competition regarding the importance of the civil jury system and how it is being threatened. This year they are awarding a total of ten scholarships: nine $1,000 scholarships and one $2,500 scholarship.  For more information and how to apply, visit http://www.burgsimpson.com/scholarship. The application deadline is February 3, 2017. 

 

Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program:  This four-year, $8,000 ($2000 per year over four years) scholarship program helps support promising high school seniors who intend to pursue a career in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program.  Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school.  Qualified applicants must also have a minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 and have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 (un-weighted).  Deadline to apply is February 4, 2017.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/CorporateResponsibility/Community/Pages/engineeringscholars.aspx. 

 

Boulder County Sheriff's Office Scholarship:  This scholarship program awards approximately thirty $500 scholarships.  Applicants must be permanent legal residents of Boulder County planning to enroll in a vocational and/or training program, or institution of higher learning in the state of Colorado as a part-time or full-time student in 2017-18.  Applications can be accessed from SVOGA or at the Sheriff's Office and must be submitted to mcrain@bouldercounty.org or deliivered to the Sheriff's Office located at 5600 Flatiorn Parkway, Boulder, by 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2017.  For more information, you can contact Michelle Crain at mcrain@bouldercounty.org or by calling 303-441-4605.

 

American Legion President's Scholarship:  The American Legion awards one $1,000 and two $500 scholarships to children or grandchildren of veterans having served in a foreign conflict and sponsored by the American Legion.  SVOGA has more information and the application to apply.  Deadline to submit the scholarship application to the American Legion is March 1, 2017.

 

Alcohol Addiction Awareness Scholarship:   This scholarship awards $6,000 in scholarships each year to the three winners.  AlcoRehab.org, works towards raising awareness of the alcohol abuse and addiction issues and hoping to encourage as many people as possible to realize the potential consequences of their drinking habits.  The scholarship recipients will be selected through an essay contest, and essays are judged based on their originality and content. There are no costs associated with submitting an application for this scholarship.  More information can be found at https://alcorehab.org/scholarship/.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2017.

 

Facing Acne Scholarship:  Facing Acne’s first $2,000 annual scholarship is available for the 2017-2018 school year. The scholarship is open to students who are U.S. citizens currently enrolled as either a high school senior OR a college student at an accredited U.S. based college or university and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applications are due by March 31, 2017. To apply, visit http://www.facingacne.com/scholarships/

 

HotelsCheap Scholarship:  Two scholarships of $1500 are awarded annually.  Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate a strong aptitude for higher learning, have a drive to improve themselves, and a desire to improve society in general.  Deadlines for scholarships is April 15, 2017.  Visit http://www.hotelscheap.org/scholarship for more information and to apply online.

 

B. Davis Scholarship:  This is an open $1000 scholarship to any high school junior or senior planning on attending a post-secondary school.  For more information and to apply, visit: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm.  Deadline to apply is May 22, 2017.

 

MigVapor Scholarship:  If you are passionate about a tobacco-free world, then you could earn a scholarship for sharing your ideas to make a positive change in a person's life without tobacco.  MigVapor offers up to $3000 in scholarships to students willing to write an essay sharing your ideas as to how and/or why a smoker can and/or should quit smoking and become tobacco-free.  For more information and to apply, visit MigVapor.com/scholarship.  Deadline to apply is May 31, 2017.

 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship:  The Abbot and Fenner Scholarship offers up to $1000 is available to any junior or senior willing to submit an essay based on the prompt at their web site.  Visit http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm for more information.  Deadline to apply and submit your essay is  June 12, 2017.

 

Big Sun Scholarship:  This is a $500 scholarship for any high school senior planning to attend a post-secondary institution who will be involved in some sport at that institution or in the community.  For more information and to apply, visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com/.  Deadline to apply is June 19, 2017.

 

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.

 

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

Minority Scholarships

Students w/ Disabilities Scholarships

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