***SAVE THE DATE - Dec. 2 - 6:30 pm - Financial Aid Seminar - NW Auditorium - SAVE THE DATE***
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|
The 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.
Maryland 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.
Check 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.
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 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]
Conquering 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.
The 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!
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!
The Violet Richardson Award honoring young women is now accepting applications. This award recognizes young women between the ages of 14 and 17 who make the community and world a better place through volunteer efforts. Actual award amounts vary. If you think you would make a good Violet Richardson candidate, please complete the application and follow the instructions noted to submit by December 1. |web post Oct. 22|
The Console & Hollawell, NJ law firm, is offering a national Console & Hollawell Legal Scholarship 2015. Offered to high school seniors who are planning on pursuing a legal degree or certification upon graduation. Eligible fields are pre-law, paralegal, legal assisting, etc. To apply, visit the Console & Hollawell web site. The deadline to apply is July 15. |web post Oct. 22|
The Maryland JCI Senate is awarding $500 scholarships to Maryland high school seniors! Recipients are chosen based on merit and need. Applications of Maryland winners are forwarded to the US JCI Senate Foundation for consideration of a $1000 scholarship. Applications are available online and must be submitted by mail to the Maryland JCI Senate Vice President (Cheryl France, 168 Warm Sunday Way, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050). The deadline to apply is January 9. |web post Oct. 16|
Horatio Alger Scholarships are being offered to high school seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial need is considered. Applicants must be US citizen. Visit www.horatioalger.org/scholarships. The deadline to apply is October 24. |web post Oct. 9|
Coca Cola Scholars is a program available to high school seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (un-weighted). Scholars are selected based on demonstrated leadership in school, commitment to community and academic achievement. Apply online by visiting www.coca-colascholars.org. The deadline to apply is October 31. |web post Oct. 9|
Hollins University Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest for high school sophomore and junior girls. First place receives free tuition and housing for the university's Hollinsummer creative writing program and $200 cash. Entries must be submitted online. Visit www.hollins.edu/academics/english and select "Nancy Thorp Poetry Contest" for more information and to submit entries. The deadline for entries is October 30. |web post Oct. 1|
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award program is accepting applications from October 1 until December 18. Applicants must be high school seniors who operate their own small business. For application details and to apply, visit www.NFIB.com/YEA. |web post Oct. 1|
The Greater Washington Employee Relocation Council (GWERC) is offering a one-time $1,500 scholarship to eligible seniors who have relocated to the Washington DC area between grades 9 and 12. Applicants must be US citizens and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. The deadline to apply is January 16. Interested seniors can download the application here. A limited number of copies will be available in the College & Career Information Center. |web post Oct. 1|
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|
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Scholarship 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 October:
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|
Scholarship Opportunities for the month of November:
CAROL JEAN EISERER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP offered by the UNIVERSITY OF NORTH
CAROLINA GREENSBORO: offered to SENIORS planning to apply
to UNC Greensboro (acceptance to UNCG is required for scholarship
consideration); physical education, sports medicine or kinesiology majors;
awards provides out-of-state tuition & fees and on campus housing and board;
applicants are encouraged to apply by the November 1 priority deadline; visit http://fia.uncg.edu/uncgscholars;
for information specific to the Eiserer Award go to http://www.uncg.edu/hhs/scholarship/JeanEiserer.html;
APPLY: NOVEMBER 1 (ONLINE) |Posted August 27|
SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD: offered to high school students in
grades 9-12; Prudential recognizes students who make meaningful contributions
to their communities through volunteer service; state-level honorees receive up
to $1,000 and an all-expense-paid trip to Washington DC; national honorees
receive up to $5,000; activity must have be completed (at least in part) after
September 1, 2013; for consideration, visit http://spirit.prudential.com to access
the online application; high school certification required before November 4
(instructions available on the web site); DEADLINE TO APPLY:
NOVEMBER 4 (ONLINE) |Posted
KENT COOKE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: offered to high school graduates SPRING 2015;
applicant must plan to enroll in an accredited 4-year college beginning in the
fall of 2015; applicant must have earned a cumulated un-weighted GPA of 3.5 or
above; combined SAT Critical Reading/Math score of 1200 (must test by October
11) and/or ACT composite score of 26 (must test by September 13); applicant
must have demonstrated financial need; visit www.jkcf.org
to complete online application available from September 2014 through November
TO APPLY: NOVEMBER 30 (ONLINE) |Posted May 30|
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Additional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:
From the American Educational Guidance Center is a link to United States colleges and universities which offer comprehensive programs for students 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|
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]
"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.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) College & Career Information web site includes scholarship listings and important information to assist with post-secondary planning.
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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Assistance with the FAFSA...
FAFSA 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.
Check 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.
FAFSA 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.
FREE 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
College 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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Scholarship and Financial Aid Web Sites!
StudentScholarships.org - Several opportunities with varying criteria and deadlines.
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
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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