NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

 | JAG Scholarship 'Apply Now' Bulletin - download to see complete list with deadlines thru 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 |

Scholarships & Financial Aid... recent updates!

New Scholarship Post Financial Aid Awareness Month on Montgomery College campuses:  FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Fridays - High School Financial Aid Completion Nights - Informational Videos & Weekly Giveaways!  Attend one FAFSA Friday event, complete your FAFSA, and be entered to win a $500 MC Foundation Scholarship.  Click here to download the information flyer with dates, times and event locations.  |web post 14 Feb 18|

 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 Financial Aid Seminar with the Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid. Click here to download the Power Point presentation.  A limited number of material packets will be available in the College Career Information Center. Seminar was held at Northwest HS on September 26. | web post 27 Sept 17 |    

 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... recent postings!  

New Scholarship Post Scholarship opportunities (not listed below) have been published in the latest JAG Scholarship 'Apply Now' Bulletin.  Download here and look for the red-arrow to indicate a new publication.  Scholarship opportunities are published in the order received. | 26 Jan 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 21 for the Alpha Phi Alpha Ira Dorsey Scholarship. Open to qualified male high school seniors. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required (4.0 scale).  Two recommendations, official high school transcript and essay required.  FAFSA submission required.  One-time $1,500 award.  Applicant must plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of 2018.  To apply, visit apaxal.com and select the IDSEF Scholarship link. The deadline for application is April 21 (postmarked). | web post 23 Feb 18 | 

New Scholarship Post The National Naval Officers Association Scholarship Just Received.  Apply by February 28.  Applicants should be a minority graduating high school senior.  Awards based on academic achievement, positive community involvement, commitment, and financial need.  Awards starting at $1,000.  Scholarship recipients select their major and attend the college or university of their choice without any obligation to join or affiliate with the military; unless stipulated by the scholarship sponsor.  Click here for scholarship details and additional guidelines. The deadline the application and supporting documents must be postmarked by is February 28, 2018.  |web post 22 Feb 18| 

New Scholarship Post The Maryland Legislative Scholarship offered by Delegate Kirill Reznik, District 39 is now available for application.  Northwest HS seniors must apply by April 3.  Applicant must reside in MD District 39.  To confirm district eligibility, visit mdelect.net and type in your home address.  Application includes an unofficial transcript, resume and essay.  Applications for Northwest seniors should be returned to their College Career Information Center (Room 126).  Click here to download the application. The deadline the application and supporting documents is April 3, 2018.  |web post 22 Feb 18| 

New Scholarship Post Apply by March 31 for the Leslie Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship. Eligible high school seniors can submit a persuasive essay and/or video that motivates individuals to register to be an organ, eye and tissue donor.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.  To read and watch winning submissions, or to find out more about the program and apply, visit www.beadonor.orgThe deadline for application is March 31. | web post 22 Feb 18 | 

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 17 for the Taiwanese American Community  Scholarship. Award available to all qualified graduating high school seniors.  $500 award.  Application includes one letter of recommendation and official high school transcript.  Essay and resume required.  Visit TaiwanCultureCtr.org to apply.   The deadline for application is April 17. | web post 22 Feb 18 | 

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 13 for the Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association (MSSA)  Scholarship. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a plan to major in fields of study such as Marine Biology, Environmental Engineering and Management, and Fisheries Management, or other curricula related to the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, its tributaries and the coastal waters of the mid-Atlantic seaboard.  Awards based on merit, not financial need. Visit mssascholarships.net and click on the Scholarship Foundation tab.   The deadline for application is April 13. | web post 22 Feb 18 |

New Scholarship Post The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. Montgomery County Chapter 2018 Scholarship is announced.  Apply by April 28.  Applicants 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|

Reminder Notice Image Montgomery College Board of Trustees Scholarship application is due March 1.| web reminder 12 Feb 18|

Reminder Notice Image Montgomery County Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship application is due March 23.| web reminder 12 Feb 18|

New Scholarship Post Apply by March 26 for the Beat the Odds (BTO) $10,000 Scholarship. Applicants must be a high school sophomore who can demonstrate a commitment to their community and/or social justice issues.  Applicant must have been successful academically despite facing tremendous obstacles in their home or community life.  Awards p to $10,000.  Scholarship recipients will also receive support during their last two years of high school including the senior year college application process.  Online application required.  Select the 'Washington DC' option.  Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  The deadline for application is March 26. | web post 12 Feb 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by May 15 for the Montgomery County Chapter Bowie State University Alumni Association  Scholarship. Applicant 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 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 6 for the Prince George's County Maryland Chapter Norfolk State University Alumni Association Scholarship. $1,000 award.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with application and acceptance to Norfolk State University.  2.5 minimum GPA requirement.  High school transcript and official letter of acceptance required.  Essay and personal statement required.  Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is April 6. | web post 12 Feb 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 15 for the Lavinia Engle Scholarship. Awards from $550 to $3,000 available.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior.  Female applicants only.  Applicant must have been a resident of Montgomery County, MD for at least 3 years and plan to enroll at a Maryland college or university in the fall of 2018.  Some attention will be given to financial need and GPA.  High school transcript and two recommendations required.  Essay required.  Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is April 15. | web post 8 Feb 18 |

New Scholarship Post Alumna of Girls on the Run Montgomery can apply for their 2018 Scholarship.  Apply by March 31. $2,500 Award.  Application is open to any high school senior who is an alumna of GOTR programs having participated in at least two seasons.  Applicant must have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher (4.0 scale).  Applicant must plan to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2018.  For more information and to apply, visit girlsontherunofmoco.org.  The deadline for application is March 31. | web post 8 Feb 18 |

New Scholarship Post Apply by April 30 for the High Bridge Foundation Scholarships!  $500 and $1,000 scholarships offered. The High Bridge Foundation will award five (5) $1,000 scholarships and seven (7) $500 book awards to deserving students who are graduating in the spring of 2018.  Awards are intended to help students who are facing and overcoming personal and family hardship conditions, including financial, to pursue postsecondary education at trade schools, community colleges, colleges and/or universities.  The applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.  For more information and to apply, visit highbridgefoundation.org.  The deadline for application is April 30. | web post 8 Feb 18 |

Reminder Notice Image Apply by February 23 for the NAACP 2018 $1,000 Scholarship. The Montgomery County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is offering Montgomery County graduating high school seniors the opportunity to apply for their scholarship.  GPA of a minimum 3.0 is required.  Applicant should have community service, participation in extra-curricular activities or paid employment.  Application includes two school recommendations, official high school transcript and topic specific essay.  Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is February 23. | web post 30 Jan 18 |    

NWHS Jaguar Paw Apply by March 20 for the Bernie Scholarship Award. The Bernie Scholarship Award is available to high school seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA.  Applicants must be a resident of Montgomery County, MD and receiving housing assistance from specific agencies partnered with the scholarship program.  A list of agency partners and the scholarship application is available online.  Visit berniescholarships.orgThe deadline for application is March 20. | web post 30 Jan 18 | 

NWHS Jaguar Paw  Apply by March 5 for the Masonic Charities of Maryland $500 Scholarship. Application evaluated based on leadership, school activities, personal resume, academics, financial need, references and completeness of the application.  Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors.  There are four pages to the application.  Please download all pages. | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 |.  Complete application, including transcript and recommendations must be sent to: Pentalpha Lodge Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 2124, Germantown, MD 20875-2124.  The deadline for application is March 5 (postmarked).  Notifications will be made by the end of April.  | web post 26 Jan 18 |   

NWHS Jaguar Paw  Current juniors can now apply to the QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program for opportunities to attend top-tier colleges and universities.  Apply by March 21. Applicants must be able to demonstrate academic achievement and strength in character based on the high school academic profile and application content.  Financial need required with a household income of less than $65,000 annually. QuestBridge partners with top colleges to assist high-achieveing juniors from a low-income background prepare college applications.  Selected students have the opportunity to interact with admissions officers from leading colleges and universities.   Full scholarship opportunities are available for college summer programs.  For details on the College Prep Scholars application program and to view a list of partner schools, visit questbridge.org.  The deadline for application is March 21, 2018.  |web post 26 Jan 18 | 

NWHS Jaguar Paw    Take the PMI Scholarship Quiz by March 24 for a $1,000 Scholarship.  The Montgomery County MD Chapter of the Project Management Institute (PMI) is offering a scholarship to graduating high school seniors.  Applicant must have at least a 2.75 GPA and be in good academic standing for application consideration.  Applicant must be college bound regardless of postsecondary field of study.  Applicant must take the PMI Quiz.  For access to quiz and guidelines, visit the PMI Scholarship website.  The deadline for application is March 24, 2018 (postmarked).  |web post 22 Jan 18 |

NWHS Jaguar Paw  Apply by May 31 for the Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship for high school Junior Student-Athletes.  Applicant must play for a high school team or club sport.  Only student-athletes in grade 11 are eligible to apply.  Visit positivecoach.org/scholarships to access the application and application guidelines.  Questions should be directed to Jennie Wulbrun at TICscholarship@positivecoach.org.  The deadline for application is May 31.  | web post 12 Dec 17 | 

Reminder Notice Image  Submit your essay by February 23 to compete for the Junior Achievement $20,000 scholarship.  Junior Achievement (JA) offers an essay competition to high school students in grades 9-12.  Compete for a $20,000 scholarship.  Essay topic and guidelines for submission are available online at jaessay.org.  The deadline to submit essay is February 23, 2018.  | web post 2 Jan 18 |

NWHS Paw Print The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program Information - Apply by February 15!   Applicant must be an African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian high school senior.  US citizenship or permanent US resident.  Applicant must have demonstrated high academic achievement in chemistry, or science ("B" or higher/min. 3.0 GPA).  Demonstrated financial need considered based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Applicant must be intending to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science with a plan to pursue a career in the chemical sciences.  $5,000 renewable scholarships offered.  Click here to apply and for more information.  |web post 14 Nov 17|  

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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