Check 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. [Posted July 16].
Maryland Public Television "You Can Afford College" is available for online viewing as of January 14. This program will provide valuable insight on applying for financial aid. Visit http://www.mpt.org/ycac. [Updated post January 14]
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. [web update March 5]
STAR Scholarship Information for Previous Winners!
Are you a recipient of the STAR Foundation Scholarship? If so, click here to find out how to receive your award. [Updated September 2012]
Attack the Financial Aid Process... the Jaguar way!
Be fierce and powerful like the Jaguar. Knowledge is power - know the terms and time lines! Click here to download information to help in your scholarship and financial aid planning. [Posted July 26]
the 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! [Posted July 7]
JUST IN SCHOLARSHIPS (listed in the order received)... please remember to look at the current month's posting below and download the complete JAG Scholarship Bulletin with scholarship opportunity listings through May 2013!
The Ethiopian Heritage Scholarship Fund has announced it's $1,000 scholarship for seniors in the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Applicants must be admitted to, and will be attending, an accredited two or four year college or university on a full-time basis. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of high school grade point average, the essay submitted, demonstrated community
service, and conclusions the selection panel might draw from a personal
interview as to the individual´s motivation, character, ability, and potential. Visit http://www.chaikinandsherman.com/scholarship.html
to apply. The application deadline is 6 pm on June 28. [web post May 20]
The Association of Vietnamese Americans (formerly known as Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association) has announced the 2013 scholarship opportunity. Applicants must be Vietnamese American graduating from high school and residing in Maryland with plans to enroll as a first-year student at a college, university or vocational school in the fall of 2013. The award is $1,000. Application includes an official high school transcript, copy of FAFSA and financial aid award letters, copy of college test scores, essay and letters of recommendation. For additional scholarship details and to download the application visit www.mdvietmutual.org. The deadline to apply is May 24. [web post May 5]
The Shawn Carter (Jay-Z) Scholarship Foundation is offering high school seniors the opportunity to apply for a scholarship. Applicants must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and have plans to pursue studies at a college, university, vocational or trade school. Applications are accepted online only. For more details about the scholarship, frequently asked questions and to apply, click here. The application deadline is May 31. [web post May 1]
Montgomery College Foundation Scholarship is offered to seniors attending any Montgomery College campus. Applicants must be in good academic standing and have financial need. To download the application, click here. The priority deadline for fall 2013 is June 7. [web post April 12]
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Scholarships with May 2013 Deadlines...
OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY Tony S. Davis Memorial $5000
SCHOLARSHIP: offered to
SENIORS; applicants must be an HOC resident of at least one (1) year and plan
to attend a college or university in the fall of 2013; visit http://www.hocmc.org/News/?id=123
to apply; DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 31 (Online)
[Posted April 11]
$2,500 “Find the Right College” Scholarship; WiseChoice registration
required (FREE); 200 word essay required; DEADLINE
TO APPLY: MAY 31
SHAWN CARTER (JAY-Z) SCHOLARSHIP
FOUNDATION: offered to SENIORS; applicants
must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and desire a higher education; key question asked
of applicants is “What are your plans to give back to the community?”;
applications are online; visit www.shawncartersf.com/apply;
DEADLINE TO APPLY:
MAY 31 (Online) [Posted May 1]
Scholarships with June 2013 Deadlines...
HISPANIC ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP: offered to
Hispanic SENIORS; minimum 2.5 GPA; applicant must plan to attend a Maryland
college or university; $2,000 award; download online application at www.montgomeryhispanicgala.org
under ‘Scholarships’; DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 30 (Online) [Posted April 25]
COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: open to
SENIORS planning to attend Montgomery College (any campus); applicant should be
in good academic standing and have financial need; ideally the applicant should
be a US citizen or permanent resident; limited assistance may be available for
noncitizens; applications are available to download at www.montgomerycollege.edu – select
‘Cost & Financial Aid’ – select ‘Grants & Scholarships’ under Types of
Aid; PRIORITY DEADLINE: JUNE 7; REGULAR DEADLINE FOR FALL 2013: AUGUST 26; SPRING 2014: JANUARY 27 (Online) [Posted April
ROGERS COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER
SCHOLARSHIP: open to
SENIORS planning to attend a post-secondary institution full-time fall 2013;
$500; apply online only; DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 1 (Online)
[Posted February 11]
StudentScholarships.org: open to high school students; free resource; several
scholarship opportunities with varying criteria; Unless otherwise noted,
scholarship application and details to apply can be found by visiting the web site (see scholarship opportunity below) [Posted November 15]
Complete JAG Scholarship Bulletin "What's Available Now" with postings through the end of the school year...
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Additional Scholarship & Financial Aid Resources:
"Getting the Most out of Financial Aid" aired on the Today Show. A great 5 minute overview for parents and students on the financial aid process, what you need to look.
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) College & Career Information web site includes scholarship listings and important information to assist with post-secondary planning.
FAFSA 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.
Check 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.
FAFSA 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.
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. [Web post January 18]
Assistance with the FAFSA...
- 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
- College 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.
Scholarship and Financial Aid Web Sites!
Valuable information for Maryland residents - Click on the Education link
Great resource for scholarship searching - search by several categories.
Scholarship opportunities for all students. Search for information on colleges and universities and hundreds of careers
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.
From the Maryland Higher Education Commission: Use the College Aid Calculator for Maryland students and families
WIN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY USING PETERSON'S StudentEdge! Northwest High School now offers FREE access to The Student Edge, Peterson's online college and career planning tool. Highlights of the program include finding the best college for a student's academic goals, social interests, and financial needs, access to a scholarship database, college testing preparation & career interest tools.
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