NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

 | JAG Scholarship 'Apply Now' Bulletin - download to see complete list - deadlines thru Oct. 2018 |
| JAG 'Apply Later' Scholarship Forecast Bulletin |
Scholarship Processing Form for Transcript and Recommendation Requests |
Additional Resources - including FAFSA info | Financial Aid Programs & Workshops |
 | MCPS College Career Information Center Scholarship Updates for Students | 

 Reminder Notice Image  Senior Exit Survey:  Scholarship & Postsecondary Plans for the Class of 2018 | Due May 1 | Completion of this survey is a requirement for Northwest High School seniors.  Scholarship honors will be listed in the Class of 2018 Graduation Program.  Postsecondary plans are part of our data reporting to the Maryland State Department of Education.  The Senior Exit Survey is to be completed in Family Connection.  Click here to download the survey instructions.  | web post 23 March 18 | 

Scholarships & Financial Aid... recent updates!

 NWHS Jaguar Paw Financial Aid:  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) | CSS Profile  (Application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award non federal aid)

 NWHS Jaguar Paw Information regarding Maryland Senatorial and Delegate scholarships can also be found on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) web site by clicking the links noted for each. Northwest seniors residing in MD District 39 should also watch the JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin for specific instructions regarding scholarships for that district.  To determine your legislative district visit mdelect.net. 

Scholarships... current month postings & reminders!  

 Scholarship opportunities are published below in the order they are received.  Download the complete JAG Scholarship 'Apply Now' Bulletin here and look for the red-arrow to indicate a new publication.  The Bulletin lists all opportunities with deadlines through August 2018.   | 7 March 18 |

Reminder Notice Image Apply by May 1 for The Pichler Family $10K Scholarship for Northwest High School seniors!  Applications are now being accepted.  Apply by student lunch May 1. Applicant must be on track for June graduation and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in the state of Maryland.  GPA minimum requirement of 3.0 (4.0 scale).  One-time award to be presented at the Senior Awards Program.  Essay, unofficial transcript and letter(s) of college/university acceptance required.  Click here to download the PDF-fillable application. The deadline for application is May 1 (student lunch - no acceptions).  | web post 7 March 18 |

New Scholarship Post Another opportunity to apply by May 1 for the Maryland Multicultural Coalition Scholarship is now available. Interested students now have until May 1 to apply (deadline extended from the original April 2 date).  The applicant must be a graduating high school senior.  Application requires a 3.5 minimum GPA.  Applicant must plan to pursue teaching as a career, in grades pre-K through 12.  Two letters of recommendation, official transcript and topic specific essay required. Click here to download the application and instructions to submit.  Please ignore the April 2 deadline noted on the application.  The deadline for application is May 1. | web post 20 April 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by May 11 for the Rural Women's Republican Club $1,500 ScholarshipApplicant must be a graduating high school senior.  This scholarship is only offered to select up-county Montgomery County MD high school (including Northwest High School) .  Essay required.  Click here to download the application and instructions to submit.  The deadline for application is May 11. | web post 17 April 18 | 

New Scholarship Post Apply by July 31 for hundreds of scholarship opportunities through the Montgomery College FoundationApplicant must plan to attend Montgomery College in the fall following graduation.  A valid MC ID number is required to apply.  Visit montgomerycollege.academicworks.com to apply.  The deadline for application is July 31. | web post 17 April 18 | 

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 30 for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) UMCP Chapter $800 ScholarshipApplicant must be a minority high school senior on track for June graduation.  The award funds may be used towards tuition, books, room & board, or any other school-related cost at the institution of the winning applicant's choice.  Applications will be reviewed regardless of applicant citizenship.  To apply, use this Google form@ ter.ps/naacpsch18The deadline for application is  11:59 pm on April 30. | web post 11 April 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 20 for the Montgomery College (MC) Board of Trustees (BOT) Academic Potential One Year Full-Tuition Scholarship! Applicant must be a high school senior on track for June graduation and planning to enroll at MC for the fall 2018.  MC gives each high school in Montgomery County the opportunity to nominate one senior for this scholarship. Students must request nomination for scholarship consideration.  A GPA of 3.0 GPA (minimum) is required (weighted GPA also considered).  Click here to download the Request for Scholarship Consideration Form | Click here to download the BOT Scholarship Program Fact Sheet. Forms must be returned to the College Career Information Center, Room 126.    The deadline for application is April 20. | web post 10 April 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 23 for the Bethany Presbyterian Church (BPC) $1,000 ScholarshipApplicant must be a high school senior on track for June graduation from Northwest High School.  One senior from Northwest will be selected for this award. Applicant must be able to demonstrate academic achievement, community service, and good character.  Financial need may also be considered.  Cash award will be presented at the BPC Community Day event on May 19.  Click here to download the application.  Applications must be returned to the College Career Information Center, Room 126.    The deadline for application is April 23. | web post 5 April 18 | 

New Scholarship Post Apply by May 29 for the Association of Vietnamese American College ScholarshipApplicant must be a Vietnamese  American high school senior with plans to attend a university, college or trade/vocational school in the fall of 2018.  $1,000 award for Montgomery County Public Schools recipients. Application includes the official high school transcript, personal essay and letters of recommendation.  Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is May 29. | web post 5 April 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by June 29 for The Ethiopian Heritage ScholarshipApplicant must be a graduating high school senior.   Sponsored by the Chaikin, Serman, Cammarata, @ Siegel, the Ethiopian Heritage Scholarship Fund is geared towards supporting newly emigrated Ethiopian families and their children in pursuit of postsecondary education.  To apply visit www.chaikinandsherman.com/Ethiopian-Heritage-ScholarshipThe deadline for application is June 29. | web post 5 April 18 |

NWHS Paw Print Apply by April 20 for the Ivy Vine Charities Scholarships.  Multiple scholarship opportunities with awards ranging from $500 to $5,000! Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 2.7 GPA (4.0 scale).  Applicant must show proof of acceptance from a four-year college or university or Montgomery College.  Evidence of participation in school activities and community involvement required.  Essay required.  Two letter of recommendation, official high school transcript and copy of college test scores required.  Click here for access to the application.   The deadline for application is April 20.  | web post 22 March 18 |   

NWHS Paw Print  Apply by June 15 for the Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship Program.  $2,500 scholarships awarded! Over 1,000 scholarships awarded.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a postsecondary plan that includes attendance at a career or technical program in the US (accredited non-profit institution).  Applicant must have financial need demonstrated by the FAFSA (Pell Grant eligibility).  Applicant must be able to demonstrate perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Applicant must be a US Citizen.  Apply online.   Select the Career & Technicial Scholarships link. The priority deadline for application is June 15.  | web post 22 March 18 |  

NWHS Jaguar Paw  Apply by May 1 for the Thomas W. Fisher Conservation & Environmental Studies Scholarship offered by the Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America.  $2,000! Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to pursue advanced postsecondary studies in the areas of conservation or environmental sciences.  Application includes five (5) letters of recommendation, copy of academic transcript and essay.  Visit iwlar.org and click on the "Forms & Documents" link.  The deadline for application is May 1.  | web post 22 March 18 |

NWHS Paw Print  Apply by April 24 for the AFCEA DC Stem Scholarships. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior and US Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Acceptance to a US accredited college or university in a four-year, full-time STEM curriculum for computer science, engineering (all), mathematics, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity and management information systems.  Application includes two letters of recommendation and copy of the FAFSA.  Selection of scholarship recipients will be based on academics, school activities, financial need and letters of recommendation.  To apply, visit the chapter website.  The deadline for application is April 24.  | web update 17 April 18 | 

NWHS Paw Print  Essay Competition Announced for Grades 9-12.  Submit your essay by May 11.  Sponsored by the Yacub Law Office.  Awards range from $750 to $2,000.  Judging based on essay clarity, persuasiveness, originality and creativity.  Essay Prompt:  Recently, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service removed from its mission statement that we are a nation of immigrants.  Is the United States a nation of immigrants and how do immigrants benefit or harm your life?  1,000 word limit.  Click here for competition rules and submission guidelines.  Submission deadline is May 11.  | web post 22 March 18 |  

NWHS Jaguar Paw  Apply by April 30 for The Fortune Foundation Scholarship for minority seniors.  $1,000 scholarship  award.  The purpose of this scholarship is to support minority students who are proactive in their community and show exemplary leadership and significant improvement in their grades and test scores.  Applicant must be a high school senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Letter of college acceptance required.  Visit The Fortune Foundation website to apply. The deadline for application is April 30.  | web post 13 March 18 |

NWHS Paw Print  The Dr. Alan Cheung Community Leadership Program is accepting applications from students in grades 9-12!  Ten $300 scholarships awarded.  Apply by April 21.  Applicant must Chinese American with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  One letter of recommendation and essay required.  Visit capamc.org to apply. The deadline for application is April 21.  | web post 13 March 18 | 

Reminder Notice Image The Pichler Family $10K Scholarship for Northwest High School seniors is open for application.  Apply by student lunch May 1Applicant must be on track for June graduation and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in the state of Maryland.  GPA minimum requirement of 3.0 (4.0 scale).  One-time award to be presented at the Senior Awards Program.  Essay, unofficial transcript and letter(s) of college/university acceptance required.  Click here to download the PDF-fillable application. The deadline for application is May 1 (student lunch - no acceptions).  | web post 7 March 18 |

NWHS Jaguar Paw Accounting or Business Majors - Apply by April 20 for the Citrin Cooperman $5,000 ScholarshipApplicant must be a graduating high school senior who will declare a major in Accounting/Business in an accredited four-year college or universit.  Applicant must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.  Two letters of recommendation and high school transcript required.  Minimum GPA requirement 2.75 (4.0 scale).  College or university letter of acceptance required.  Click here to access the application. The deadline for application is April 20. | web post 7 March 18 |

NWHS Paw Print Apply by April 30 for the DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association High School Awards ProgramOpen to high school seniors with a college preparatory background. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required (4.0 scale).  The applicant must be able to show that s/he is a good citizen, interested in the community, and that his/her knowledge is beneficial to society.  Upon selection, the applicant must provide a letter of acceptance from his/her chosen college or university.  Phi Beta Kappa Student Information Sheet | Phi Beta Kappa Application. The deadline for application is April 30 (electronic submission). | web post 26 Feb 18 |

NWHS Jaguar Paw The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. Montgomery County Chapter 2018 Scholarship is announced.  Apply by April 28Applicants must have been accepted to and plan to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall of 2018.  Applicant must be a resident of Montgomery County with a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Two letters of recommendation and essay required.  For details and access to the application, visit nhpcmc.com.  The deadline for application and supporting documents is April 28, 2018 (postmarked).  |web post 14 Feb 18|

NWHS Jaguar Paw Apply by May 15 for the Montgomery County Chapter Bowie State University Alumni Association  ScholarshipApplicant must be a graduating high school senior with application and acceptance to Bowie State University.  Required 2.5 GPA.  Official high school transcript and two recommendations required.  Essay (topic specific) required. Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is May 15. | web post 12 Feb 18 | 

 For a complete list of scholarship opportunities available at your high school, download the Complete JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin using the link at the top of this page.  

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Additional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:

  • The Northwest Scholarship Processing Form  
  • The Northwest JAG Scholarship Forecast Bulletin.  Preview the scholarship opportunities that may come to your high school. 
  • The Official FAFSA web site (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • The CSS Profile web site  (Application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award non federal aid)
  • The Maryland Higher Education Commission web site for Maryland aid, including information on the Pell Grant and Guaranteed Access Grant
  • Montgomery College bound students with a plan to transfer to the Universities at Shady Grove.  Available USG scholarships.  Montgomery College available scholarships Academic Works portal.  

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 Financial Aid Programs & Scholarship Workshops: 

  • Each MCPS high school will host a Financial Aid Seminar.  Information presented will be most relevant to the Class of 2018.  For a list of high schools and seminar dates, visit the MCPS College Career Information website.  The Northwest seminar was held on September 26.

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