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.

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.

 

St. Vrain Photographic Society Student Scholarship:  This is a $500 scholarship to financially assist students with a passion for photography and an interest in pursuing higher education in the photographic field.  Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA and plan to enroll in a two or four-year photography degree program of higher education in the fall directly after graduating from high school.  Deadline to apply is March 30, 2017.  SVOGA has all the information and the required application.

 

Colorado County Clerks Association Scholarship:  The Colorado County Clerks Association is established to aid outstanding Colorado graduating high school seniors in furthering their education, particularly in the field of public service. The scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students on an objective and non-discriminatory basis. The scholarships will be one-time awards on a regional basis: Central Region: Two (2) $1,000 awards.  Eastern, Southern and Western Region: One (1) $1,000 award each.  The scholarship award may be used for educational expenses at an institution of higher learning including university, college, junior/community college, or technical institution.  Students mus hat a 3.25 minimum grade point average (G.P.A.), participate in extracurricular, community and service activities, and demonstrated financial need or hardship.  Application Process:

1. Complete application no later than MARCH 31, 2017, email or drop-off/mail (must be received by 3/31) completed application to:

By email: Attach all application documents in a single email and submit to: Mircalla Wozniak (mwozniak@bouldercounty.org) with subject line: your name: CCCA Scholarship application. Do NOT send ZIP files.

By mail/In-person: Hillary Hall, Boulder County Clerk & Recorder (Attn: Mircalla Wozniak), 1750 33rd Street, Suite 200, Boulder, CO 80301

Recommendation: If you have questions about the scholarship and/or the process, we recommend the STUDENT reach out, not the parent. Questions: Mircalla Wozniak, mwozniak@bouldercounty.org or 303.413.7766.
 

KidGuard Scholarship:  The "KidGuard for Education" Essay Scholarship is sponsored to help bring awareness and offer solutions to cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide, and depression due to our ever increasing technology and social media culture.  All juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for several scholarships ranging in value from $500 - $1000.  Deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2017, PST.  For scholarship details, visit https://www.kidguard.com/nonprofits/high-school-scholarship/

 

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/

 

Town of Frederick Scholarship: The Town of Frederick has established a program that provides two four-year scholarships for graduatinghigh school seniors who are Frederick residents. This scholarship grants each recipient $1,500 per year for four years for post-secondary educational expenses, provided that the recipient is able to meet the on-going eligibility requirements. To be considered for this scholarship, eligible students must complete an application form and submit that along with the following:

1. One letter of recommendation or nomination.
2. A student essay as described herein.
3. A high school transcript, including cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT/SAT (college entrance exam) scores.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for consideration, students must meet the following four requirements:

• The applicant must be a graduating senior from an accredited high school or home school program
• The applicant must be a resident of the Town of Frederick
• The applicant must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must have taken a college preparatory curriculum
• The applicant must have demonstrated excellence in extra-curricular activities such as drama, music, art, student government, athletics, science, leadership or service organizations, or other relevant activities

RESTRICTIONS

The following are restrictions for the on-going receipt of the scholarship:
• The student must attend an accredited college, university, trade school, community college, junior college or other qualifying program. To remain eligible for funding, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average during their college experience.
• Payment of the scholarship funds will be made directly to the school.

These materials must be received by the Town of Frederick no later than Friday, April 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in order to be considered by the Town of Frederick Scholarship Commission.  Visit SVOGA if you need more information and an application.

 

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.

 

Kit Faragher Scholarship:  Three $10,000 two-year scholarships will be awarded to three Colorado high school seniors who have earned cumulative 2.5 GPA’s, are in need of financial assistance for college, university or technical school and who demonstrate positive attitudes, strong commitments, and drives towards accomplishments.  For more information and to apply, visit www.KitFaragherFoundation.org.  Applications and all required attachments must be received by 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 19, 2017.

 

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.

 

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/

 

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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