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.  

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.  |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 Northwest High School Booster Club has announced a 2017 scholarship opportunity.  Applicants must be a Northwest High School senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Applicant must have participated in extracurricular activities (i.e., sports, organizations, clubs) and have completed a minimum 150 SSL hours.  Click here for the application and instructions.  The application deadline is April 4. |web post February 17|  

New Scholarship Post The Esperanza Education Fund is offering scholarships of at least $5000 and up to $20000.  Applicant must be a high school senior born outside of the US or with parents born outside of the US.  Students are eligible for the scholarship regardless of ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status.  Application tip sessions will be held on March 5 and 19.  Details on these sessions and the online application can be found at esperanzafund.org.  The application deadline is April 1. |web post February 16|     

New Scholarship Post Delegate Kirill Reznik announces his Maryland Legislative Scholarship for residents of District 39. Applicants must be a high school senior residing in District 39.  Applicant must plan to attend a college or university in the state of Maryland in the fall of 2017 (with the exception of out-of-state programs explained on the application).  Application includes an essay, unofficial transcript, resume and completion of the FAFSA.  To check residential district, visit mdelect.net.  Click here to download the application and instructions.  The application deadline for Northwest seniors is March 29. |web post February 15|     

New Scholarship Post Girls on the Run is offering graduating high school seniors the opportunity to receive $5,000 for college.  Applicants must have participated in two seasons of Girls on the Run of Montgomery County MD.  For full details and to apply, click here.   The deadline for application is March 31.  |web update February 13|

New Scholarship Post The National Guard Bureau Officers' Spouses' Club (NGBOSC) announces the opportunity for college scholarships to be awarded to high school seniors.  The applicant's parent, or guardian must be an individual, either officer/enlisted or civilian, working for the National Guard Bureau in the Military District of Washington (VA/MD/DC).  To apply, visit ngbosc.org.  The deadline for application is April 1.  |web update February 13|     

New Scholarship Post The Maryland House of Delegates announces the Delegate David Fraser-Hidalgo Scholarship for residents of MD District 15.  Applicants must be a high school senior residing in District 15.  Applicant must plan to attend a college or university in the state of Maryland in the fall of 2017.  Application includes an essay, unofficial transcript, resume and completion of the FAFSA.  To check residential district, visit mdelect.net.  Click here to download the application and instructions.  The application deadline is April 24. |web post February 8|  

New Scholarship Post Maryland Hispanic Scholarship application is now available online.  Applicants must be a high school senior or undergraduate student, attending or planning to attend, a college or university in the state of Maryland.  Applicants do not have to be of Hispanic or Latino descent to apply for this scholarship.  A minimum 2.5 GPA is required.  Applicant must have significant contribution of voluntary community service and must be a US citizen, resident or Dreamer.  Proof of financial need required.  Visit montgomeryhispanicgala.org to apply. The application deadline is June 30. |web post February 3| 

New Scholarship Post The Bernie Scholarship Awards Program is a scholarship fund for graduating high school seniors who seek college or vocational training.  Applicants must live in subsidized housing in Montgomery County from:  Housing Opportunities Commission, Edgewood Management Corporation, Scotland Community, Rockville Housing Enterprises or Forest Park Apartments.  Applicants can include undocumented students who qualify as Dreamers.  Applications will be considered for scholarship on the basis of need and on the general quality and completeness of the application. Applicants should be able to demonstrate volunteerism and have verified community service.  Visit berniescholarships.org to apply. The application deadline is March 20. |web post February 1|

New Scholarship Post The Masonic Charities of Maryland will be offering Northwest High School seniors a $500 scholarship.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate participation and leadership in community and school activities.  Applications will be reviewed based on content of resume, academics, need for financial assistance, recommendations and completeness of the application.  Click here for the application and scholarship details.   The application deadline is March 1. |web post February 1| 

NWHS Jaguar Paw The Jewish Social Service Agency annually offers scholarships to all Montgomery County high school seniors.  Scholarship awards vary with each individual opportunity.  Additional scholarships are available to the Jewish community.  Awards are based on financial need.  Visit the JSSA website and search scholarships to apply. A limited number of applications will be available in the College Career Information Center.   The application deadline is May 1. |web post February 1|   

 NWHS Jaguar Paw The Sherry S. Hintz Scholarship Fund is offering scholarships to high school juniors or seniors.  Applicants must have lost a parent or primary guardian to breast or ovarian cancer and have a wish to attend college.  Applicants have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and must participate in extracurricular activities.  Application incudes a Statement of Goals essay, FAFSA Student Aid Report, Family Financial Needs Statement, transcript and recommendations.  Click here to download the application.  Questions about this scholarship fund may be directed to Krista Zerby at 301.424.0656 or kzerby@every-mind.org.   The deadline to submit applications is March 15 (postmarked). |web post January 30|

NWHS Jaguar Paw Educational Systems Federal Credit Union (FCU) Scholarships. Applicants must be graduating seniors in the class of 2017.  Scholarship awards range from $500 to $3,000.  Applicants must be FCU members in good standing.  Eligibility criteria varies with each scholarship.  Visit esfcu.org/2017scholarships to apply.  Application deadlines are as early as April 3. |web post January 30|

NWHS Jaguar Paw Nanci's Gift is a non-profit that assists families impacted by breast cancer.  Their Scholarship Assistance Program is now available for high school seniors. $1,000 award.  300-500 word essay required.  The online application will be available until February 28. |web post January 30|

 NWHS Jaguar Paw Blacks in Government Department of Health and Human Services, College Park Chapter Scholarship Opportunity.  Awards from $500 to $1,000.  Applicants must be a graduating senior from the BIG Region XI and must have a minimum 2.7 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  Applicant must plan to attend a 4-year college or university in the fall of 2017 as a full-time student.  Application includes two recommendations, high school transcript, resume and essay.  Click here to download the application.  The application deadline is March 22 (postmarked). |web post January 23|  

NWHS Jaguar Paw The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Upsilon Lambda Chapter of Montgomery County is offering scholarships up to $4,000 to qualified African American male seniors graduating from MCPS high schools.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale and plan to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2017.  Application includes a 500 word essay and 200 word Paul Robeson biography.  Official high school transcript with 3 letters of recommendation also required.  Click here to download the application.  The application deadline is March 10. |web post January 23|

NWHS Jaguar Paw Montgomery County Educational Foundation NEW Scholarship Opportunities for the class of 2017. The Foundation is partnering with Montgomery County representatives in the Maryland General Assembly.  A list of legislative partners and a link to the application portal will be available online via the Foundation web site or click here.  Before applying, verify your legislative district at mdelect.net to make sure your district is one of the partners of the Foundation.  Application requires short answer essays and completion of the FAFSA.  Applicants mut plan to attend a Maryland college or university unless pursuing a unique major (one that is unavailable at a Maryland state school).  The application portal will be open until March 17. |web post January 19|             
NWHS Jaguar Paw The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers a $1,000 scholarship to high school seniors. PMI is a professional society that promotes excellence in the field of project management.  Take the PMI Quiz for scholarship consideration.  Applicants must have a minimum 2.75 GPA (cumulative).  For more information about the organization's Montgomery County Chapter, click hereThe deadline for application is March 11. |web post January 12|    
 NWHS Jaguar Paw Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Xi Sigma Omega Chapter in collaboration with the Pearls of Hope Community Foundation, Inc., awards scholarships to qualified Montgomery County high school seniors who have demonstrated excellence in academics, purposeful involvement in extra-curricular activities, and a passion for community service.  Awards from $500 to $4,500.  Several scholarships offered with varying criteria and eligibility.  Visit aka-xisigmaomega.org and scroll the page for the 2017 scholarship link. The deadline for application is February 27. |web post January 9|
NWHS Jaguar Paw The Children's Defense Fund is now accepting applications for their 2017 Beat the Odds Scholarship Program.  Awards up to $10,000.  Applicants must be a current sophomore in high school.  This program honors students in the Washington, DC metro area who have overcome adversity to excel in school and serve as leaders in their communities.  Application requires an educator recommendation and nominator form. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Visit the Washington, DC program web site for access to application and additional eligibility requirements. The deadline for application is March 10. |web post January 6|    
NWHS Jaguar Paw The Air Force Officers' Spouses' Club (AFOSC) of Washington DC is offering scholarships.  Applicants must be USAF dependents of any rank (Active Duty, Reserve, Guard, Retired, MIA/POW, or Deceased).  3.25 GPA required (4.0 scale).  Visit the AFOSC web site for additional criteria and application (select the scholarships tab). The deadline for application is March 7. |web post January 6|      
NWHS Jaguar Paw The Johns Hopkins University Phi Delta Kappa Chapter is accepting applications for The Dr. Nancy S. Grasmick Endowed Scholarship.  Applicant must be a Maryland graduating high school senior planning to pursue a career in education.  Click here to download the application. Applications will be accepted until March 1. |web post January 3|

 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|   

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|

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. 

 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:

  • 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: 

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

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