NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

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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.

 Changes have been made to the Guaranteed Access Grant for 2017-2018 application season.  See below! 

 New Scholarship Post Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid Presents FAFSA FEVER on Saturday, November 5 from 12 to 3 pm at the Rockville Campus, Science Center.  Space is limited.  Register online at montgomerycollege.edu/FAFSAFever.  Come get FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  |web post September 28 |

New Scholarship Post GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program offers $10,000 renewable scholarship to eligible high school seniors. Scholarships are awarded to college-bound students who excel in leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.  Visit reaganfoundation.org/scholarships to apply and receive more information. The deadline to apply is January 5.  |web update October 21|     
New Scholarship Post The Carson Scholars Program is now accepting nominations for their $1,000 scholarship!  Students must be nominated by their high school.  Only ONE nomination will be submitted from Northwest.  Carson Scholars recognizes high school students in grades 9-11 with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.  Students must be able to demonstrate humanitarian qualities in school and community through school programs and/or community service above and beyond what is required.  Click here to download the Northwest High School Request for Nomination form. The deadline to submit your request for nomination is November 14.  A staff committee will select the student for final nomination.  |web update October 14|    

  New Scholarship Post The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award is now available to high school graduating seniors.  Are you a young entrepreneur?  If you operate your own small business you are eligible to receive a 2017 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.  Application and more information is available at NFIB.com/YEA.  The deadline to apply is December 18.  |web update October 13|

New Scholarship Post Montgomery College opens application for the Board of Trustees Academic Specialty Scholarship.  This is a one year full tuition and fees award.  To be eligible the applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend MC in the fall of 2017.  GPA requirement 3.0 (or higher weighted).  Official high school transcript and counselor, teacher or principal recommendation required.  Click here to access the application.    The deadline to apply is March 1.  |web post October 13|      

 Reminder Notice Image 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 are now being accepted online.  The deadline to apply is November 30.  Visit jkcf.org/college.  |web update October 4|

Reminder Notice Image The Brothers of Xi Alpha Lambda of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity will be hosting its 2nd Annual Bro. Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. Oratorical Contest on January 14, 2017.  All current high school students are eligible to compete.  $1,000 grand prize.  Essay submission required for contest competition.  Details for entry can be found online.  Click on the contest entry image.  The deadline for contest entry is November 21. |web post October 4|   

Reminder Notice Image Elks National Foundation 2017 "Most Valuable Student (MVS)" Scholarship Season Begins.  Any high school senior who is a US citizen is eligible to apply.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Awards range from $1,000 to $12,500 per year, renewable for 4 years.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  To register and download the application, click here.  The deadline for application is November 30. |web post September 23|   

Reminder Notice Image Leslie A. Ebert Legacy of Life Scholarship Opportunities.  Available to current high school seniors.  Awards range from $1,000 to $5,000.  The Legacy of Life Scholarship is an opportunity for seniors to win scholarship money from either an essay or video submission.  Details for both submissions will be available on the BeADonor.org web site.  The deadline for both essay or video submission is March 31; 11:59 pm. |web post September 20|  

Reminder Notice Image UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars are selected for their interests in the sciences, enginering, mathematics, or computer science.  Current high school seniors who also plan to pursue a Ph.D or combined M.D./Ph.D. in the same fields may consider application.  The Meyerhoff selection committee reviews applications based on academic performance, standardized college test scores, recommendation letters, and commitment to community service.  Awards range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year (In-State residents).  A minimum 3.0 GPA along with a 600 SAT Math score or 24 ACT composite score will be required for consideration.  Meyerhoff applicants should plan to submit their UMBC application no later than November 1.  The Meyerhoff application is online and must be submitted by December 1. |web post September 19| 

Reminder Notice Image The National Press Club Scholarship for Journalism Diversity and The Richard G. Zimmerman Journalism Scholarship applications are open for current high school seniors with a plan to pursue the field of journalism!  Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 (specific scholarship stipulations).  GPA of 3.0 or better required for application.  Work samples, high school transcript and recommendations required.  For specific scholarship guidelines, visit www.press.org/about/students.  The deadline for application is March 1. |web post September 8|

Reminder Notice Image Enter the National High School Essay Contest!  Students are asked to address the global refugee crisis with an essay.  Cash prize awards range from $1,250 to $2,500.  Additional prizes may include an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC and full-tuition voyage with Semester at Sea.  For contest essay rules and guidelines, visit the United States Institute of Peace website.  The deadline for essay submission is March 15. |web post September 8|   

Reminder Notice Image Montgomery College opens application for MC Scholars, an Interdisciplinary Honors Program with scholarship.  The Montgomery Scholars Program is a selective-admission two year program with cost of full-tuition and fees covered for selected students.  Before beginning the application, students are encouraged to download the Steps to Apply.  Online application will be available at montgomerycollege.edu/montgomeryscholars.    The deadline to apply is January 6 for fall 2017 consideration.  Interested students and their parents are invited to attend the October 22 Information Session in Theatre Arts Arena, MC Rockville Campus, 11 am.  |web post September 1|    

Reminder Notice Image The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is now accepting online applications for their scholarship program.  Current high school seniors must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.  Awards range from $1,000 to $20,000. Click here to being your application.    The deadline for application is October 31.  |web post September 1|     

Reminder Notice Image 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|  

Reminder Notice Image 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 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 November 10 for spring 2017 semester.  |web post updated September 28| 

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|

New Scholarship Post 2017-2018 Changes to the Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant Program:  Effective for the 2017-2018 academic year, 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.  |Posted September 16|   

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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: 

  • New Scholarship Post Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid Presents FAFSA FEVER on Saturday, November 5 from 12 to 3 pm at the Rockville Campus, Science Center.  Space is limited.  Register online at montgomerycollege.edu/FAFSAFever.  Come get FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  |web post September 28|  
  • College Goal Maryland 'February Event'.  FREE FAFSA completion. Date TBD

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