Scholarships & Financial Aid... recent updates!
Financial Aid: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) | CSS Profile (Application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award non federal aid)
Financial Aid Seminar with the Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid. Click here to download the Power Point presentation. A limited number of material packets will be available in the College Career Information Center. Seminar was held at Northwest HS on September 26. | web post 27 Sept 17 |
Information regarding Maryland Senatorial and Delegate scholarships can also be found on the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) 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.
Scholarships... recent postings!
The Maryland JCI Senate Scholarship is now available - Apply by January 5th! Available to high school seniors. $500 award based on merit and financial need. Maryland scholarship recipients will have their applications forwarded to the US JCI Senate Foundation for $1000 scholarship consideration. To apply click here. The deadline for application is January 5. |web post 20 Nov 17|
The Northrop Grumman Engineering Scholars Program application portal now open - Apply by February 4! Available to high school seniors who are planning to attend an accredited college or university as a full-time student in an aproved engineering, computer science, mathematics or physics program. Applicants must be a US citizen. Applicant must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale). Minimum composite SAT score of 1150 or ACT score of 27 required. Official high school transcript and three letters of recommendation required. 400-word essay required. $8,000 award (renewable @ $2,000 per year of undergraduate study). To apply click here. The deadline for application is February 4. |web post 17 Nov 17|
The National Co-op Scholarship Program (WACE Industry sponsored - advancing cooperative & work-integrated education) now accepting applications. Apply by February 15! Available to high school seniors who are planning application to one of the 9 WACE Partner Institutions (Clarkson University, Drexel University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, the University of Toledo, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Wentworth Institute of Technology). awards vary with institution. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher required (4.0 scale). Transcripts and recommendations not required. To apply and/or download the scholarship application, click here. The deadline for application is February 15. |web post 14 Nov 17|
The American Chemical Society (ACS) Scholars Program Information - Apply by February 15! Applicant must be an African American, Hispanic/Latino, or American Indian high school senior. US citizenship or permanent US resident. Applicant must have demonstrated high academic achievement in chemistry, or science ("B" or higher/min. 3.0 GPA). Demonstrated financial need considered based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicant must be intending to major in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or a chemically-related science with a plan to pursue a career in the chemical sciences. $5,000 renewable scholarships offered. Click here to apply and for more information. |web post 14 Nov 17|
Gram's Promise Elizabeth Ann "Libby" Frist Memorial Scholarship is offered to seniors who live a tobacco-free lifestyle - Apply by April 20. Scholarship recognizes seniors for their activism and leadership among their peers in the fight against tobacco use. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to anti-smoking advocacy. Apply online. The application deadline is April 20. |web post 14 Nov 17|
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Xi Sigma Omega Chapter, offers scholarships to the class of 2018 with application by February 16. In collaboration with the Pearls of Hope Community Foundation, Incorporated (POHCF), several scholarship opportunities are available ranging in award from $500 to $4,500. Criteria varies for each scholarship. For details and application, visit aka-xisigmaomega.org. The deadline for applications and supporting documents is February 16, 2018. |web post 13 Nov 17|
The HBCU Council of Shiloh Baptist Church anounces the 2018/2019 scholarship application - January 19 deadline to apply. Several scholarship opportunities available ranging in awards. Applicants for all scholarships must be a resident of Washington DC, Maryland or Northern VA and must be a member of a church or community based organization. A minimum of 40 hours of community service required. Two letters of recommendation and official high school transcript required. To view all opportunities, visit the HBCU Council web site. The deadline for application is January 19, 2018 (postmarked). |web post 10 Nov 17|
The BigSun Organization is offering $500 scholarships to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits - Apply by June 19. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Visit bigsunathletics to apply. The deadline for application is June 19, 2018. |web post 9 Nov 17|
The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is accepting applications! Up to $40,000 awarded per Scholar - Apply by January 4. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior who is able to demonstrate leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Applicants must be a US citizen with a minimum 3.0 gpa (4.0 scale) with a plan to enroll at a four-year college or university in the fall following graduation. Apply online at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. The deadline for application is January 4, 2018. |web post 8 Nov 17|
The Kappa Youth & Community Outreach Foundation $1,000 Scholarship. Available to a male high school graduate of color living in Montgomery County. Applicant must have a plan to attend a college or university in 2018-2019. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and should be active in extra-curricular activities or work related activity. Application requires the college acceptance letter, transcript, essay and two letters of recommendation. For information on the Kappa Youth and Community Outreach Foundation and their annual G-Rock Scholarship dinner, click here. To apply and/or download the scholarship application, click here. The application and supporting materials must be postmarked by March 28, 2018. |web post 19 Oct 17|
The Anthony Richard Tilghman Memorial Scholarship Trust Announced - Apply by February 25. Awards up to $5,000. Award established to further a career in education and care of the mentally disabled or to aid the career development of a mentally disabled student. Application requires the official high school transcript, two letters of recommendation and a 500 word essay (specific topic).
Click here to access the application. The deadline for application is February 25. |web post 10 Oct 17|
The Montgomery College MC Scholars online application is now open for the Class of 2018. Seniors planning to attend Montgomery College are eligible to apply. MC Scholars is a selective-admission two-year interdisciplinary honors program designed as the first step in completing the four-year degree. The program awards merit scholarships to cover the cost of full-tuition and fees, for two years of study at Montgomery College. SAT and/or ACT scores are required. The official high school transcript, essay and recommendations also required. Visit montgomerycollege.edu/montgomeryscholars to apply. The deadline for student application is January 5. |web post 14 Sept 17|
Imagine America offers $1000 scholarships for Trade Schools in the state of Maryland. Seniors planning to attend a career college or trade school can browse the Imagine America site for a list of all the participating career colleges that offer the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. Interested students are also able to submit their online scholarship application. |web post 14 Sept 17|
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.
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 CSS Profile web site (Application used by colleges and scholarship programs to award non federal 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.
Financial Aid Programs & Scholarship Workshops:
- Each MCPS high school will host a Financial Aid Seminar. Information presented will be most relevant to the Class of 2018. For a list of high schools and seminar dates, visit the MCPS College Career Information website. The Northwest seminar was held on September 26.