NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

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

Scholarships... recent postings!

 Recent postings are listed in the order received.  For a complete list of scholarship opportunities available at your high school, select the Complete JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin link above.

New Scholarship Post Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $100 million in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors.  The online application is now available for graduating high school seniors.  Awards range from $7,000 to $25,000.  Criteria includes the ability to demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, display of integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, minimum 2.0 GPA and US citizenship.  The deadline to apply is October 25.  |web post August 11| 

New Scholarship Post Washington University in  St. Louis Danforth Scholars Program is a full- or partial-tuition scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors making application to Wash. U.  Undergraduate applicants must be nominated.  Danforth Scholars must exhibit qualities of maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community.  Awards are renewable.  Nomination forms must be received by November 15 (Central Time).  Forms are available in the College Career Information Center.  Applicants for nomination must also complete their college applications by 5 pm; January 15.  |web post August 11|          

Reminder Notice Image University of Maryland College Park 'Men of Principal' Scholarship offered by the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.  Entering male freshmen for fall 2016 are eligible to apply.  Click here for more information and a link to the online application.  The deadline to apply is September 4.  |web post May 31|    

Reminder Notice Image The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Awards.  Applicants must be a current junior identified as being of Hispanic/Latino descent.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required.  US Permanent Resident/US Citizen/or qualify under the DACA.  Youth award categories include business & entrepreneurship, community service, education, engineering, science & math.  For a full list of award categories, regions and application, visit www.hispanicheritage.org.  The deadline to apply is Sun., Oct. 2. |web post April 14|

Reminder Notice Image Herb Block, the legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist, directed the creation of The Herb Block Foundation in his will.  This foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend select community colleges in the Washington DC area.  Over 100 scholarships are awarded.  Interested students can obtain additional information, including the application, by visiting herblockfoundation.org.  The deadline for application is July 7 for fall 2016 semester.  Applications received after July 7 through November 10 may be considered for either fall 2016 or spring 2017, depending on when materials received.  |web post March 17| 

Reminder Notice Image Rising seniors!  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is one of the largest undergraduate scholarship programs available.  Applicants can receive up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year accredited undergraduate institution.  They can pursue any field of study and will have access to one-on-one advising about selecting a college, navigating financial aid, transitioning to college, and maximizing the college experience.  To apply, students must have a cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.5 with SAT CR/Math score of 1200+ or ACT composite of 26+.  Financial need is considered.  Applications accepted September-November.  Visit jkcf.org/college.  |web post February 18|

Reminder Notice Image The 2016 Drug Lawsuit Source Scholarship has been announced!  $1,000.  This scholarship opportunity is available to all students currently enrolled in a university, college, junior college, community college, or trade school.  High school students planning to start college in the Fall of 2016 are also encouraged to apply.  The requirement for application is to write a 500-750 word essay describing the applicants educational and career goals, the plan to achieve those goals, and any adversity that may have been faced on the journey to success.  To learn more and apply, click here.  The deadline for application is November 1.  |web post March 22|

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Additional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources... more to come

  • 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  

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Financial Aid Programs & Scholarship Workshops: 

  • The Northwest Financial Aid Workshop.  September 27.  6:30 to 8:30 pm.  English Presentation Auditorium location | Spanish Presentation Room 251.  FREE.  No registration required.  Presentation focus will be on how to apply for financial aid.  Intended audience:  senior class.
  • FSA ID Workshop.  October 11.  During lunch.  Seniors will be able to create their FSA ID's required to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Sign up to attend in Family Connection.
  • College Goal Maryland 'February Event'.  FREE FAFSA completion. Date TBD

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