The priority filing deadline for Montgomery College is May 15.
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!
Tips for FAFSA filing: Basic FAFSA info - what it is; how do you fill it out | Dependency status for FAFSA purposes | Determining which parent's info to report | How aid is calculated | web post December 9 |
FAFSA filing Tips from Teen Life! | web post January 9 |
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.
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 Bethany Presbyterian Church is offering one Northwest senior the opportunity to receive a $1,000 cash award scholarship to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2015! Application includes college test scores, letter of acceptance, resume and brief financial needs statement. Click here to download the application. Applications are due to the College & Career Information Center no later than April 28. The selected recipient will receive their award at the annual Bethany Presbyterian Church Community Day on May 9. |web post April 14|
Green Pest Services $750 Scholarship is being offered to graduating high school seniors or college freshmen from the State of Maryland. Applicants must have completed the FAFSA and received their Student Aid Report (SAR). Minimum GPA requirement of 3.0. High school transcript required. Recommendations not required but encouraged. Apply online at http://greenpestservices.net/maryland-scholarship. The deadline to apply is April 30. |web post March 31|
The Pichler Family $10K Scholarship for Northwest High School Seniors! Applicant must be strong academically with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA with a plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college in the fall. Applicant must be able to demonstrate leadership ability through extracurricular activities and/or community service. Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need. Click here to download the application. The deadline to apply is May 1. |web post March 16|
The Will Group Foundation offers scholarships to high school seniors that can be applied to tuition, room/board, and books at any college or university the recipient chooses to attend. Applications are reviewed based on financial need, GPA, SAT/ACT scores, teacher recommendation and service. Brief statement/essay regarding career goals is required. To download the scholarship application visit thewillgroup.org and look for the scholarship applications under 'Contact'. The deadline to apply is May 1. |web post March 26|
High Bridge Foundation Scholarships are now being offered to graduating high school seniors! Awards range from $500 to $1,000. The scholarships are intended to help the cost of the recipient's attendance at a trade school, community college, 4-year college or university of the students choice. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be prepared to show evidence of academic achievement, hardship condition, community service and demonstrated leadership. Applications are available at highbridgefoundation.org. The deadline to apply is May 1. |web post March 26|
The League of Educators for Asian American Progress (LEAAP) is offering $1,000 scholarships to graduating MCPS high school seniors who plan to major in the field of again and are members of an Asian American Club or earned Student Service Learning hours supporting Asian American organizations. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Visit the LEAAP web site to download the application and guidelines on how to apply. The deadline for application is 3:30 pm, Friday, May 1. |web post March 26|
The Maryland Association of Private Colleges and Career Schools (MAPCCS) Scholarship Committee has announced their 2015 scholarship program. Application and a list of participating MAPCCS schools can be downloaded here. The completed application must be submitted to the chosen career school by May 1. |web post March 2|
The Jewish Social Service Agency offers $6,000 scholarships to all Montgomery County high school seniors. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for seniors in the Jewish community. Awards are primarily based on financial need and volunteerism. Visit the JSSA web site and select 'Forms' to download the application and guidelines. The deadline to apply is May 1. |web post January 15|
The Ira Dorsey Scholarship offered by Alpha Phi Alpha Xi Alpha Lambda Chapter is available to graduating male high school seniors. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and plan to attend a 4-year college or university. Official high school transcript, two recommendations and financial need documentation required. $1,500. Click here to download the application. The deadline to apply is May 1. |web post December 4|
Montgomery College Foundation 'Academic Works' Online Scholarship Application LIVE! Available to seniors planning to attend MC in the fall of 2015. Over 300 scholarship opportunities from various donors/organization. June 7 in the priority deadline for fall. Apply online at montgomerycollege.academicworks. MC ID required to apply. |web post April 20|
The Rural Women's Republican Club will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior from one of the following up-county Montgomery County high schools: Poolesville, Northwest, Seneca Valley, Clarksburg or Damascus. Application is by essay (topic noted on the application). Click here to download the application. The deadline to submit your application is May 15. Submit application to the College & Career Information Center. A representative from the Rural Women's Republican Scholarship Committee will review applications and notify recipient at the end of May. |web post April 15|
The Association of Vietnamese Americans is offering two $1,000 scholarships to outstanding Vietnamese American high school seniors who lack the financial resources to achieve their educational goals. Applications are available to download here or on the AVA web site. The deadline to apply is 5 PM on May 15. Scholarship recipients will be required to participate in at least one AVA event during the upcoming school year. |web post March 31|
Montgomery County Executive Hispanic Gala Announces the 2015 Maryland Hispanic Achievement Scholarship. Offered to graduating high school seniors planning to attend a college or university in the State of Maryland. Applicants must be US citizens, permanent residents or Dreamer (as defined by the Maryland Dream Act). Proof of financial need required. GPA requirement 2.5 or higher. Online application due by June 30. To apply visit montgomeryhispanicgala.org/scholarship. |web post March 20|
Ingerman & Horwitz, Attorneys at Law sponsor the "Just Drive, Maryland" scholarship for seniors! Use your imagination and create a project that illustrates the dangers of distracted driving and/or drunk driving. For contest rules, guidelines and to see the contest prizes, visit justdrivemd.com. All entries are due by June 30. |web post March 18|
StudentScholarships.org has announced several scholarship opportunities with varying deadlines and awards. |web post February 19|
Bowie State University Alumni Association, Montgomery County Chapter 2015 Scholarship. This is a one-time award of $1,000 ($500 each semester) for a graduating senior planning to attend Bowie State in the fall of 2015. Applicants should be prepared to complete the application and provide an official high school transcript. The deadline to apply is May 15. |web post January 5|
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Scholarship Opportunities for the current school year are posting NOW! Click here to download the entire JAG Scholarship Bulletin with postings through the end of the school year and additional scholarship resources! Post date refers to the JAG Scholarship Bulletin original publication date. Scholarship opportunities with an April deadline:
ARMED FORCES COMMUNICATIONS &
ELECTRONICS ASSOCIATION (AFCEA) Washington DC Chapter SCHOLARSHIP: offered to high school SENIORS; applicant must be US
citizen or permanent resident; applicant must reside within the Metropolitan
area; acceptance to a US accredited college or university (4 year) with a plan
to pursue STEM fields (i.e., computer science, engineering (all), mathematics,
physics, chemistry and/or management information systems); scholarship
recipients are selected based on academic achievements, school activities,
financial need and letter of recommendation; apply online;
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 25 (ONLINE) |Posted March 18|
KIRILL REZNIK SCHOLARSHIP for District 39 residents: offered to graduating high school SENIORS that
currently reside in Maryland’s 39th Legislative District (check your
district at mdelect.net); applicant must plan to attend a Maryland public university
or college (with exception for considering of unique majors – see application);
unofficial transcript, resume and essay required; completion of the FAFSA by
March 31 required; click here to download the application; DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 30 |Posted March 13|
FLORENCE EASLEY BUILDING A BRIGHTER
FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: offered to
graduating high school SENIORS in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area;
applicant must be accepted into an institution of higher learning (2 or 4-year
college/university, trade, technical or vocational school); applicant must have
a minimum 3.0 GPA and be a US citizen; official high school transcript, letter
of acceptance and two letters of recommendation required; demonstrated
leadership; essay and bio required; $1,500 award; click here to download the application; DEADLINE
FOR APPLICATION (POSTMARKED): APRIL 30 |Posted March 13|
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ACADEMIC SPECIALTY SCHOLARSHIP: offered to
SENIORS planning to attend Montgomery College fall 2015; applicant must have a
minimum 3.0 GPA (weighted); official transcript, application and recommendation
required; full one-year scholarship that covers tuition & fees (at county
rate) pending funding; visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/BOTscholarship; DEADLINE FOR
APPLICATION: APRIL 30 (ONLINE) |Posted January 21|
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN CHAPTER
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS INSTITUTE (WMCCAI) ESSAY/PRESENTATION SCHOLARSHIP: offered to SENIORS living within a community
association; 500-700 word essay or 3-5 minute Power Point presentation on “How
Volunteer Leadership Adds Value to My Community Association”; applications are
available at www.caidc.org (look for the
2015 scholarship program link); $1,000 award; DEADLINE
FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 30
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Additional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:
Scholarships for International Students: The Inst. of International Education | NAFSA | Smart Student Guide for Studying in USA | Hispanic Scholarship Fund Institute | United Negro College Fund | Organization of Chinese Americans | American Indian College Fund | web post January 2015
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. Look for the 2015-2016 dates to post early next school year. Registration to attend will be online at CollegeGoalSundayMD.org or call 1.877.632.4709. FREE to families. |updated post February 2015|
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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