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NWHS Jaguar Paw Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship Contest.  $1,000.  Juniors and seniors!  Varsity Tutors holds a monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where high school juniors and seniors write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Visitors to the Varsity Tutors scholarship webpage are able to vote via social media for submitted entries. The top five entries with the most votes are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Click here to enter!  |web post November 10| 

NWHS Jaguar Pawraise.me.  An easier and more affordable path to college.  What if you could earn $1,000 for college every time you got an "A" in a class?  What if you could earn $600 for college every time you got a "B" in class?  How about $250 for participating in an after-school club or sport?  Today you can start to earn scholarships to colleges each time you achieve one of these goals, as early as 9th grade.  Find out how and visit raise.me.  To see how one high school student made $80K in guaranteed scholarships with raise.me, click here to view the CNN Money article.  |web post September 30|   


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NWHS Jaguar Paw 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! 

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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

NWHS Jaguar PawFAFSA filing Tips from Teen Life!  


     UMD for WebThe 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.    

TVLogoMaryland 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. 

TVLogoCheck 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 Foundation 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]  


 Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsConquering 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.   

 Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsThe 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!   


Dollar Sign Lock on Scholarships JUST IN SCHOLARSHIPS (listed in the order received)... Remember to look at the current month's postings listed AFTER 'JUST IN' and download the complete JAG Scholarship Bulletin with scholarship opportunity listings through the school year!  

New Scholarship Post National Army ROTC Four-Year Scholarship & Online Application.  Click here to access application and requirements.  Application window opens June 10.  For more information about ROTC at McDaniel College, click here.  For more information about ROTC at Mount St. Mary's University, click here.  For more information about ROTC at Hood College, click here.  |web post May 25|  

Reminder Notice Image Ethiopian Heritage College Scholarship Announced!  $1,000.  This scholarship is sponsored by the law firm, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel and is geared towards supporting newly emigrated Ethiopian families and students of Ethiopian descent.  Applicant must be a high school senior on track for graduation.  Official high school transcript and documents of intent to attend a 2 or 4-year college/university in the fall of 2016 required.  Click here to access the online application.  The deadline to apply is June 27.  |web post May 10|

Reminder Notice Image Northwest is now accepting nomination requests for the Posse Foundation Full-Tuition Scholarships.  The Posse Foundation is a full-tuition scholarship opportunity with 5 partner schools.  The Posse DC schools are Bucknell University, Lafayette College, Sewanee:  The University of the South, the University of Rochester and the University of Madison-Wisconsin.  Nomination is REQUIRED for scholarship consideration.  Nomination is open to current juniors who are on track for graduation in June 2017.  Applicants for nomination should be able to demonstrate extraordinary leadership skills and excel academically.  Click here to download the nomination form.  For more information on Posse,  the application process and the DC Partnership timeline, visit their web site.  The deadline to request nomination is June 1. |web post May 5|

Reminder Notice Image Alpha Phi  Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Paul Robeson Scholarship 2016 is still available for application.  New June 1 deadline to apply.  $1,000.  Applicants must be African American, male, graduating high school seniors.  Minimum 2.5 GPA required.  To download the application and apply visit the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Montgomery County website (the link is under 'Save the Date' lower right section of the page).   |web post May 3|

Reminder Notice Image Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. (SCANCA, Inc.) offers a $500 scholarship to high school seniors.  The applicant must be an individual with Sickle Cell Disease and must live in the Washington DC area.  The applicant must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Application includes two letters of recommendation and a 500 word essay.  To apply, click here.  The application deadline is June 30.  Questions may be directed to email@scancainc.org or by phone to 202.271.5733.  |web post April 29 | 

Reminder Notice Image studentscholarships.org NEW postings with deadlines through June 30.  Click link for details.  |web post April 18|

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 Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship for $1,000.  Applicants must be pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Click here to access the application.  The scholarship link is located at the right side of the page.  The deadline for application is June 1.  |web post April 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 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|

NWHS Jaguar Paw For earlier JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin postings and a list of opportunities through June 2016, download the complete bulletin here. 

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Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsScholarship Opportunities for the current school year will begin posting in September!  Click here to download the entire JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin with additional scholarship resources!  Post date refers to the JAG Scholarship Bulletin original publication date.   Current JAG 'Apply Now' Scholarship Bulletin lists scholarship opportunities with deadline dates through the beginning of next school year.  

Scholarship opportunities with a MAY deadline (online post April 18): 

NWHS Jaguar Paw MARYLAND HISPANIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP:  ALL high school SENIORS with a minimum 2.5 GPA are eligible to apply; applicant must plan to attend a Maryland college or university; $2,000 award; must be a US citizen, permanent resident or Dreamer (as defined by the Maryland Dream Act); financial need considered; apply online; DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:  MAY 31 | ONLINE | Original JAG Bulletin Post Feb 23 | 

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Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsAdditional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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!

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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.

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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.

 NWHS Jaguar PawMontgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) College & Career Information web site includes scholarship listings and important  information to assist with post-secondary planning.

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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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Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsAssistance with the FAFSA...

NWHS Jaguar PawFAFSA 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.

NWHS Jaguar PawCheck 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.

NWHS Jaguar PawFAFSA 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.

 NWHS Jaguar PawFAFSA Assistance 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  

NWHS Jaguar PawCollege Goal Maryland held in February each year.  Registration to attend will be online at CollegeGoalSundayMD.org or call 1.877.632.4709.  FREE to families.

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 Dollar Sign Lock on ScholarshipsScholarship and Financial Aid Web Sites!

NWHS Jaguar Paw StudentScholarships.org:   Several opportunities with varying criteria and deadlines.

NWHS Jaguar Paw Scholarships for High School Seniors:  FREE information on scholarships and grants. 

NWHS Jaguar Paw www.problemsolver.maryland.gov:   Valuable information for Maryland residents - Click on the Education link

NWHS Jaguar Paw www.Scholarships4Students.com:  Great resource for scholarship searching - search by several categories.

NWHS Jaguar Paw CollegeBoard Calculator:  For estimating financial aid!

NWHS Jaguar Paw From the Maryland Higher Education Commission:  Use the College Aid Calculator for Maryland students and families.
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