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 Family Fellowship Program with Together We Rise offers seniors in foster care a scholarship package up to $90,000. Applicant must be a current high school senior with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.  Applicant must have been in foster care while living in the United States and a US Citizen.  Opportunity requires the applicant be accepted to an accredited, Pell-eligible college, trade or vocational school. Application includes proof of foster care, two letters of recommendation, official transcript and essay. Click here to access the online application and view program video. The deadline for application is May 1. |web post March 22|

New Scholarship Post Elks Career and Technical Scholarship Opportunity. This vocational scholarship is offered to high school seniors planning to pursue vocational or technical training in an accredited postsecondary school.  The award covers two years of study.  Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.  Application includes an official high school transcript, letters of recommendation and financial statement.   Elks Scholarship Guidelines | Elks Scholarship Application.  The deadline for application is April 30. |web post March 22|

New Scholarship Post The Bethany Presbyterian Church Student Outreach Scholarship. Awarded since 2005, this $1,000 scholarship recognizes students who are truly good citizens of our community, as demonstrated by their academic achievement, community service and good character.  One Northwest HS senior will be selected as the recipient of this award. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 with academic honors/distinction.  Applicant must have been accepted, with plans to enroll, at a college or university in the fall of 2017.  Financial need considered.  Click here to download the application.  Resume required. The deadline for application is April 24. |web post March 21|  

New Scholarship Post The Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship is available to student-athletes in the class of 2018. Awards range from $1,000 to $2,000.  Applicants must be a current junior.  A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 is required.  The application comprises the student-athlete's statement of how he/she exemplifies the Triple-Impact Competitor, who impacts sports on three levels; improving oneself, teammates and their sport as a whole.  References required from a minimum of 3 coaches, administrators and/or teachers. For additional program information and the link to the application, click hereThe deadline for application is May 31. |web post March 17| 

New Scholarship Post The Alfred Street Baptist Church is accepting applications for their 2017 Educational Foundation Scholarship. Awards range from $1,000 to $10,000.  Applicants must be a graduating high school senior and US citizen.  A minimum high school GPA of 2.75 is required.  College test scores must be 850 combined for the SAT and/or 19 composite ACT.  Demonstrated commitment to community service required.  Application includes the high school transcript, counselor recommendation and FAFSA.  Visit the Alfred Street Baptist Church website and click on ASBC Foundation for the online application and submission guidelines. The deadline for application is April 7. |web post March 17|

New Scholarship Post The Maryland Multicultural Coalition Scholarship is available for high school seniors planning to pursue the field of teaching. A minimum high school GPA of 3.4 is required.  Applicant must provide proof of college acceptance in a 2 or 4-year undergraduate program.  Official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation required. Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is April 1. |web post March 17|     

New Scholarship Post The Pichler Family $10K Scholarship opportunity has been announced for Northwest High School seniors! $10,000 one-time award.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.5 GPA (cumulative 4.0 scale).  Applicants must be able to demonstrate leadership ability through extracurricular activities and/or community service.  This award is offered to Northwest seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4-year college or university in the fall.  Application includes a resume, unofficial transcript and essay.  Click here to download the application.  The deadline for application is student lunch on May 1. |web post March 16| 

New Scholarship Post The Project Management Institute (PMI) Scholarship deadline extended! $1,000.  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 and to take the Quiz, click hereThe deadline for application has been extended to April 15. |web post March 6|

Reminder Notice Image Senator Nancy J. King Legislative Scholarship for residents of District 39. $1,000.  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 proof of FAFSA completion by March 1.  To check residential district, visit mdelect.net.  Click here to download the application and checklist.  The application deadline for Northwest seniors is March 31. |web post February 15|

NWHS Jaguar Paw $500 Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Book Scholarship.  Application is open to female high school seniors.  Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of application submission.  Application includes two recommendations, official high school transcript and 500-word essay.  $500 award.  Click here to download the application.  The application deadline is May 1. |web post March 6|   

NWHS Jaguar Paw Taiwanese American Community Scholarship Award now accepting applications for 2017.  Application is open to ALL college-bound high school seniors.  Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident.  Application includes one recommendation, official high school transcript, brief essay and biography with resume.  Visit the Taiwanese American Community website for application.  The application deadline is April 17. |web post March 2|

NWHS Jaguar Paw Gram's Promise Charitable Foundation, Inc. Scholarship for the graduating senior who lives a tobacco-free lifestyle!  Applicant must be able to demonstrate a commitment to anti-smoking advocacy.  Click here for application and more information.  The application deadline is April 21. |web post March 2| 

NWHS Jaguar Paw Thomas W. Fisher Conservation & Environmental Studies Scholarship offered by the Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America (IWLA).  $2,000 scholarships offered to qualified Montgomery County, MD student applicants who actively pursue advanced post-secondary learning in the areas of conservation or environmental sciences.  Application includes a 500-word essay, five letters of reference and academic transcript.  Download the application on the IWLAR website under "Forms and Documents".  The application deadline is May 1. |web post February 28| 

Reminder Notice Image The Scholarship Fund of the Greater Washington Society of CPA's has announced the 2017 Award Program.  Awards range from $3,000 to $5,000.  Applicants must be planning to enter an accounting-related undergraduate program.  Applicants must have an overall 3.2 GPA and be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the US.  Scholarship recipients must plan to attend a university with an accredited accounting program within a specified radius (list of colleges available on the GWSCPA website).  Visit GWSCPA.org for application and criteria.  Click on the Career Center link.  The application deadline is March 31. |web post February 26|

NWHS Jaguar Paw DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association of High School Awards Program. Applicants must be a high school senior with a college preparatory background and a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.  The applicant must show that s/he is a good citizen, interested in the community, and that his/her knowledge is beneficial to society.  Visit the Phi Beta Kappa Association website for the application and submission details. $1,000 awards.  The application deadline application (electronic submission) is April 24. |web post February 26|         

NWHS Jaguar Paw The Montgomery County Chapter of the Bowie State University Alumni Association Scholarship is announced.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to attend Bowie State University during 2017-2018.  Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Two letters of recommendation, essay and official high school transcript required.  A copy of college test scores required.  Click here to download the application and details on how to apply.  The application deadline is May 15 for students planning to enroll at Bowie in the fall and September 15 for students planning to enroll at Bowie in the spring of 2018. |web post February 23|      

NWHS Jaguar Paw The Potomac Valley Alumnae Chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has announced their 2017 scholarship .  $3,000 awards.  Opportunities available for seniors with a GPA range of 2.5 to 3.0 and 3.0 or higher.  Application includes resume, two letters of reference, essay and official high school transcript.  A copy of the 2017-2018 FAFSA must also be provided.  Applicant must be planning to enroll in a 2- or 4-year college or university in the fall of 2017.  Visit the Chapter website for the link to the application and instructions.  The application deadline is April 14. |web post February 22| 

NWHS Jaguar Paw The Miss Utility of Maryland and Washington DC is offering $1,008.11 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors in this region.  Application requires the Miss Utility application form, extracurricular resume, personal essay, one letter of recommendation and the official high school transcript.  Applicants must be planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or university or technical school in the fall of 2017.  To apply, visit missutility.net/scholarship.  The deadline for application is April 21. |web post February 22|    

Reminder Notice Image 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|  

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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|     

Reminder Notice Image 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|     

Reminder Notice Image 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|

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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|     

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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|  

NWHS Jaguar Paw 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| 

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 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|

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: 

  • Listing will be available as workshops are announced.

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