NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

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Scholarships... recent postings!         

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

Information regarding 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.  

New Scholarship Post Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Workshops offered by the Educational Opportunity Center, Montgomery College.  Wheaton Library; Dec. 6; 6 to 9 pm | Gaithersburg Library Community Engagement Center: Dec. 14; 6:30 to 8 pm | East County Regional Center: Dec. 29; 6:30 to 8 pm.  Questions should be directed to 240.567.5641.  | web post November 28 |  

New Scholarship Post McDaniel 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.  |web post November 10|

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 The Fort Myer Thrift Shop Scholarship application is now available!  Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who are children of active duty, retired or deceased US Army Personnel, officers or enlisted.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and college test scores.  To download the application, visit fortmyerthriftshop.org under Scholarships and Community Grants.  The deadline to apply is March 23. |web post December 6|
New Scholarship Post BigSun Scholarship!  An opportunity for the high school senior athlete.  $500.  All student athletes are eligible, regardless of which sport they participated in.  Participation can be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official.  Visit bigsunathletics.com.  Essay required.   The deadline to apply is June 19. |web post December 2|
Reminder Notice Image Macklin  Business Institute, an honors program at Montgomery College with scholarship.  The Macklin Business Institute (MBI) is a one or two-year honors program for college students driven to succeed in business.  High school seniors should be prepared to apply with at least two letters of recommendation, the official high school transcript, college test scores of Accuplacer placement results.  MC online application and Macklin Business application required for consideration.  Visit montgomerycollege.edu/macklin for more information and to download the application.    The deadline to apply is January 6 for fall 2017 consideration.  |web post November 18|        
NWHS Jaguar Paw Hecht & Associates, LLC announce the Perseverance Scholarship This one-time $2,500 scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors or college students.  Applicants must be a US citizen or legal resident of the United States.  No minimum GPA required.  Competition is submission of a short video (up to 4 minutes) or essay (1,000 words) on topics chosen by Hecht & Associates, LLC.  Guidelines and submission requirements can be found online at hechtassociates.com/scholarship.    The deadline for competition submission is April 30.  |web post November 17|    
NWHS Jaguar Paw Visionary Integration Professionals announce the Women in Technology Scholarship (WITS).  Offered to college-bound young women planning to major in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, IT, or other related fields.  Minimum requirement of 3.0 GPA.  Essay, unofficial transcript and extracurricular activities/community service required.  More information and the application is available online.    The deadline for application is March 1 by midnight (PST).  |web post November 15|    
NWHS Jaguar Paw Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes high school students who help improve race relations in their schools or communities.  Students win $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Princeton University to attend the Princeton Prize Symposium on Race. There is no relationship between Princeton Prize and admission to Princeton University.  Apply online at princeton.edu/pprize.    The deadline for application is January 31.  |web post November 11|      
 NWHS Jaguar Paw The 2017 Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Scholarship application period will open November 17.  Available to high school seniors planning to attend a 4-year college or university in an approved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program.  Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 3.5 GPA (un-weighted).  $8,000 awards.  Minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27.  Click here to access the online application.  Click here to download the scholarship information PDF brochure.    The deadline to apply is February 4.  |web post November 9|      

 NWHS Jaguar Paw Montgomery County (MD) Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority offers scholarships!  Available to high school seniors planning to attend a 2-year, 4-year college or university or career/trade vocational school in the fall of 2017.  Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.0-2.5 (varies with scholarship).  Awards vary.  Essay and recommendations required.  High school official transcript required.  Please note:  To meet the college test requirement, Northwest applicants should print SAT or ACT scores directly from their testing accounts and request the score copy be included with their official high school transcript.  Click here to access the application.    The deadline to apply is March 1.  |web post October 27|      

Reminder Notice Image 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|            

Reminder Notice Image 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|

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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|       

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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|  

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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|

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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.  |web post September 1|  

 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: 

  • College Goal Maryland 'February Event'.  FREE FAFSA completion. Date TBD

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