NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

 | JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin |
| JAG 'Apply Later' Scholarship Forecast Bulletin |
Scholarship Processing Form for Transcript and Recommendation Requests |
Additional Resources - including FAFSA info | Financial Aid Programs & Workshops

Scholarships... recent postings!

Maryland Guaranteed Access Grant Information.  See below!  Information regarding Maryland Senatorial and Delegate scholarships can also be found on the Maryland Higher Education 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.

Reminder Notice Image Financial Aid Seminar Announced.  Northwest High School will host a Financial Aid Seminar on September 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm in the school auditorium.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be discussed, including how and when to apply.  The information presented will be most relevant to the Class of 2018.  The FAFSA form will be available online beginning October 1, 2017, using tax information from 2016.  |web post August 3|    


NWHS Jaguar PawMcDaniel College offers the Educator's Legacy Scholarship to children of MCPS K-12 school employees!  Applicants must apply and be accepted to McDaniel College for scholarship consideration.  Minimum 2.5 GPA required.  $25,000 awarded over 4 years of successful academic performance at McDaniel College.  Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.  Click here more information on eligibility requirements and how to apply.  

  New postings for the current month are listed below in the order received.  For a complete list of scholarship opportunities available at your high school, including scholarships with deadlines through to the end of the school year, select the JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin link above. 

New Scholarship Post The Kilner Group at Tower Hill Realty Presents: The 2017 Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Competition.   $10,000 is being offered to the student or student-team who creates the best business plan executive summary for an original company.  Applicants must be current high school seniors.  September 20 launches the first business planning webinar.  Interested students will be coached on how to write a business plan successfully.  Full details on all requirements for entry are available online at kilnergroup.com/scholarship. The deadline for student application is November 17. |web post 19 Sept 17| 

New Scholarship Post The 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program is accepting applications.   Students in grades 9-12 who have participated in community service activities or projects within the last year are eligible to apply.  $1,000 and an all expense paid trip to Washington, DC is awarded at the top state-level competition.  Application is online and will require certification by school principal or head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or Affiliate of Points of Light's HandsOn Network.  The deadline for student application is November 7. |web post 14 Sept 17|

New Scholarship Post The Montgomery College MC Scholars online application is now open for the Class of 2018.   Seniors planning to attend Montgomery College are eligible to apply.  MC Scholars is a selective-admission two-year interdisciplinary honors program designed as the first step in completing the four-year degree.  The program awards merit scholarships to cover the cost of full-tuition and fees, for two years of study at Montgomery College.  SAT and/or ACT scores are required.  The official high school transcript, essay and recommendations also required.  Visit montgomerycollege.edu/montgomeryscholars to apply.  The deadline for student application is January 5.  Please note:  There will be an MC Scholars Information Session on Saturday, October 28 from 11 am to 1 pm at the Theatre Arts Building on the MC Rockville Campus. |web post 14 Sept 17|

New Scholarship Post Imagine America offers $1000 scholarships for Trade Schools in the state of Maryland.   Seniors planning to attend a career college or trade school can browse the Imagine America site for a list of all the participating career colleges that offer the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program.  Interested students are also able to submit their online scholarship application.  |web post 14 Sept 17|   

NWHS Jaguar Paw The QuestBridge Scholarship Program is accepting applications!  QuestBridge applicants must be a current high school senior.  Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Applicants should have a demonstrated level of academic achievement.  The QuestBridge program offers scholarships to specific partner schools.  To see a list of partner schools and a profile of past finalists, click here.  The deadline for application is September 27. |web post 8 Sept 17|

 NWHS Jaguar Paw Comcast Leaders & Achievers announces the 2017 scholarship.  Comcast offers each high school the opportunity to nominate one graduating senior for their $1,000 award.  Seniors requesting nomination must have a minimum 2.8 GPA with significant contributions to community service and demonstrated leadership.  Click here to download the Nomination Request Form.  The deadline to submit the nomination request is October 2.|web post 8 Sept 17|

NWHS Jaguar Paw The University of Virginia has announced their Jefferson Scholars Program. This opportunity is open to graduating high school seniors with interest in application to the University of Virginia.  Jefferson Scholars receive full tuition, enrichment incentives and an opportunity to study abroad.  Application for Jefferson Scholars is by high school nomination.  Applicants are selected based on leadership ability, scholarship ability and responsible citizenship.  Financial need is not a consideration.  Click here to download the Rules and Regulations for Jefferson Scholars | Click here to download the Jefferson Scholars Request for Nomination Form. The deadline to submit the nomination request is October 20. |web post 8 Sept 17|

NWHS Jaguar Paw The Coca-Cola Scholars Program is accepting applications.   Applicants must a a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Awards start at $1,000.  Applicants must be able to show a commitment to community and academic achievement.  Apply online by visiting coca-colascholarsfoundation.orgThe deadline for application is October 31. |web post 8 Sept 17|    

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

 NWHS Jaguar Paw Updates to the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant Program:  Currently, student applications will no longer be required to be considered for the Guaranteed Access Grant (GA Grant).  The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) will identify students that potentially meet the eligibility criteria for the GA Grant based on the information obtained on the student's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Income requirements and additional information can be obtained at mhec.maryland.gov    

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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 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: 

  • Northwest High School will host a Financial Aid Seminar on September 26 at 6:30 pm in the school Auditorium.  Information presented will be most relevant to the Class of 2018.

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