NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin 

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New Scholarship Post Florida A&M University will hold Scholarship Interviews on Thurs., Oct. 16 from 2:30 to 6 pm at Richard Montgomery High School.  Seniors should complete an online application prior to attending this event.  Please email Ms. Mary Hull to reserve your space.  Interviews are for scholarships only.  This is not an on-site admit event.  |web post September 2014|

New Scholarship Post College SCHOLARSHIP Conference.  Free Event.  Saturday, November 15.  9 am to 2 pm at the Universities at Shady Grove.  Online registration required.  Click here to register.  |web post September 2014|

UMD for WebThe University of Maryland College Park offer the Maryland Pathways and State of Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant to provide academically qualified students with ways to help defray college cost.  The Maryland Pathways program offers grant funds to cover tuition, fees, room, board and books.  The Pathways program offers an affordable and a debt free education to students who otherwise would not be able to attend college.  The first step for program consideration is completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The State of Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant also has an application requirement.  For more information on both programs, families should visit www.financialaid.umd.edu.

TVLogoMaryland Public Television... You Can Afford College usually airs beginning in November of each year.  To view what is currently streaming online, visit the MPT web site. 

TVLogoCheck out the MC Financial Aid TV!  A series of short videos on financial aid topics, including scholarships made available through the Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid.  Click here.   

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The FAFSA filing season is from January 1 to June 30. Families should be aware of both state and college deadlines in preparation to file the FAFSA. Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to begin the process and check your state deadline.  Be aware of scams!  The FAFSA is a free application! 

STAR Foundation STAR Scholarship Information for Winners!

Are you a recipient of the STAR Foundation Scholarship?  If so, click here to find out how to receive your award. [Updated June 2014]  

 Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsConquering the Financial Aid Process... the Jaguar way!

Knowledge is power - know the terms and time lines of the financial aid process! Click here to download information to help in your scholarship and financial aid planning.   

 Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsThe JAG Scholarship Forecast Bulletin  

Click here to preview many of the scholarship opportunities that may be available during the coming school year!  Opportunities are posted for all grades.  The listing includes scholarship criteria and anticipated deadline information.  Forecast your scholarship future!    

Dollar Sign Lock on Scholarships JUST IN SCHOLARSHIPS (listed in the order received)... Remember to look at the current month's posting below and download the complete JAG Scholarship Bulletin with scholarship opportunity listings through May 2013!  

New Scholarship Post Most Valuable Student Scholarship offered by the Elks National Foundation.  Seniors who are college-bound are eligible to apply.  Applicants must be US citizens.  Awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year.  Begin the online application here.  The deadline to apply is December 5.  |web post Sept. 29 2014|

New Scholarship Post The University of Maryland Baltimore County will be accepting nominations for the Meyerhoff Scholars Program until October 15!  Seniors interested in nomination should have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a score of 600 on the Math section of the SAT.  UMBC Meyerhoff recognizes students who are committed to pursuing advanced degrees in math, science, computer science or engineering.  Seniors must be nominated by their high school.  Click here for the Northwest Nomination Form.  Once nominations are reviewed, eligible students will be sent the official application package from the UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars program.  The deadline for Northwest nomination requests is October 13.  |web post Sept. 19 2014|

Reminder Notice Image 2014 Haimovicz Visual Arts Award and 2014 Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award competition announced!  Deadline October 1.  The Haimovicz Visual Arts Award honors high school seniors in pursuit of a career in visual arts.  $3,000 award.  The Abrams Creative Writing award of $1,000 will be given to a high school senior interested in pursuing a creative writing career.  The guidelines and applications are available online as follows:  2014 Haimovicz Visual Arts Award, click here.  2014 Fran Abrams Creative Writing Award, click here. |web post September 2014|

 Reminder Notice Image Wendy's High School Heisman is looking for senior student-athletes who never settle - not in the classroom, on the field, or in their communities!  Visit www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com to apply and for information on awards and recognition.  The application deadline is 5 pm; October 3rd.  The first 25,000 completed online applications receive a Wendy's Gift Card.  |web post August 2014|

 New Scholarship Post The Carol Jean Eiserer Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of Carol Jean Eiserer, a graduate of MCPS who attended UNC at Greensboro and graduated with a degree in Physical Education.  The scholarship is intended to encourage outstanding students to pursue a degree in kinesiology/sports medicine at UNC Greensboro.  Interested seniors can begin the application process by clicking here.  Applicants must be accepted to UNCG to be considered for the scholarship.  |web post August 2014|

 NWHS Jaguar PawJack Kent Cooke Foundation announces up to $30,000 in scholarship money is available to spring 2015 high school graduates.  Applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2015 and have earned a cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.  Applicants must receive SAT combined Critical Reading and Math score of 1200 or above (must test by October 11) and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above (must test by September 13).  Applicant must be able to demonstrate unmet financial need.  Applications will be available online from September 2014 through November 2014.  Visit www.jkcf.org.  |web post May 29|  

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Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsScholarship Opportunities for the 2014-2015 school year are posting NOW!  Click here to download the entire JAG Scholarship Bulletin with postings through July 2014 and additional scholarship resources!      

Scholarship Opportunities for the month of September:

NWHS Paw Print HISPANIC HERITAGE YOUTH AWARDS:  offered to Hispanic/Latino high school seniors; minimum 3.0 GPA encouraged; apply online www.hispanicheritage.org; DEADLINE TO APPLY:  SEPTEMBER 15 EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 30 (ONLINE) |Post update September 2014| 

Scholarship Opportunities for the month of October:

 NWHS Jaguar PawCOMCAST LEADERS & ACHIEVERS:  open to SENIORS; applicant must have a minimum 2.8 GPA; demonstrated leadership abilities; commitment to community service; plan to attend college, university, vocational or technical school in the US; high school NOMINATION required; $1,000; DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION APPLICATION:  OCTOBER 13 (Nomination forms will be available in the College & Career Information Center – Jag Scholarships Private Organization files) |Posted September 10|     

NWHS Jaguar Paw UMBC MEYERHOFF SCHOLARS:  offered to SENIORS making application to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC); applicant must have a minimum of 600 on the Math component of the SAT and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above; applicant must be able to display a commitment to community service and plan to pursue advanced studies in the areas of math and/or science; NOMINATION is required; DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION:  OCTOBER 13 (Nomination forms will be available in the College & Career Information Center – Jag Scholarships Colleges/Universities files) |Posted September 17|     

NWHS Jaguar Paw WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS DANFORTH SCHOLARS:  offered to SENIORS planning application to Washington U. in St. Louis; NOMINATION required; once nominated selected students will receive application materials; nomination materials AND application to Washington U. in St. Louis must be RECEIVED BY JANUARY 15; DEADLINE FOR NOMINATION:  OCTOBER 15 (Nomination forms will be available in the College & Career Information Center – Jag Scholarships Colleges & University files) |Posted August 13|     

NWHS Jaguar Paw JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ESSAY COMPETITION:  open to students in grades 9-12; 1,000 – 1,500 word essay requirement; visit myJA.org/students/essay/ DEADLINE TO APPLY:  OCTOBER 29 (ONLINE) |Posted August 11| 

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Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsAdditional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:

New Scholarship Post From the American Educational Guidance Center is a link to United States colleges and universities which offer comprehensive programs for studens with learning disabilities and/or students with special needs.  Links to scholarship sites and opportunities are available as well.  Click here for quick access!  |web post August 4|

NWHS Jaguar Paw Educators for Fair Consideration have published a list of Scholarships That Don't Require Proof of US Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency.  This document includes national scholarships, a list of colleges that offer scholarships without SSN requirement, tips on applying for scholarships and more.  Visit the Educators for Fair Consideration web site for more information and to download the most recent scholarship guide.  [web post November 27]

 NWHS Jaguar Paw  "Getting the Most out of Financial Aid" aired on the Today Show.  A great 5 minute overview for parents and students on the financial aid process, what you need to look.

 NWHS Jaguar PawMontgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) College & Career Information web site includes scholarship listings and important  information to assist with post-secondary planning. 

NWHS Jaguar Paw Scholarships for Students with Disabilities:  Please note: This listing is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Board of Education of MCPS, the superintendent, or this school. Please research each opportunity and make your own decision when using this resource. Resource provided by Transition Support Services. Click here to download listing.

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Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsAssistance with the FAFSA...

NWHS Jaguar PawFAFSA filing tip: Remember to check the state's FAFSA deadline for the schools you are applying to. File the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

NWHS Jaguar PawCheck out this new tool from FAFSA on the Web! Students and parents can now op to transfer tax data directly from the IRS. Visit FAFSA FAQs for more information.

NWHS Jaguar PawFAFSA 4caster! The FAFSA4caster presented by Federal Student Aid. Preparing for college takes planning and organization. Paying for college takes financial aid. The FAFSA4caster will help you get an early start on the financial aid process.

 NWHS Jaguar PawFREE of charge.  Appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling (240) 567-5644.  Montgomery College Educational Opportunity Center, 7600 Takoma Avenue HC 135, Takoma Park, MD  20912  

NWHS Jaguar PawCollege Goal Maryland held in February each year.  February 9, 2014 and February 27, 2014.  Registration to attend will be online at CollegeGoalSundayMD.org or call 1.877.632.4709.  FREE to families. 

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 Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsScholarship and Financial Aid Web Sites!

StudentScholarships.org - Several opportunities with varying criteria and deadlines.

 Scholarships for High School Seniors - FREE information on scholarships and grants. 

Valuable information for Maryland residents - Click on the Education link

Great resource for scholarship searching - search by several categories.

Scholarship opportunities for all students. Search for information on colleges and universities and hundreds of careers

CollegeBoard Calculator
For estimating financial aid!

The Scholarship List (click on 'scholarships') published by the Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF).  An extensive list of scholarships that may not inquire about immigration status or require a valid social security number to redeem the award.

From the Maryland Higher Education Commission:  Use the College Aid Calculator for Maryland students and families

WIN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY USING PETERSON'S StudentEdge! Northwest High School now offers FREE access to The Student Edge, Peterson's online college and career planning tool. Highlights of the program include finding the best college for a student's academic goals, social interests, and financial needs, access to a scholarship database, college testing preparation & career interest tools.

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