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 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|

New Scholarship Post The Greater Washington Urgan League Scholarship Suite offered to graduating high school seniors.  Awards from $1,000 to $8,000.  Several scholarships offered with varying criteria and eligibility.  Seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA can select to apply for two scholarships from the suite offered.  Each scholarship includes an essay.  Applicants will need to provide proof of financial need, two recommendations and the high school transcript.  Funds will be paid directly to college of student choice.   GWUL Student Letter | GWUL Scholarship ApplicationThe deadline for application is February 10. |web post January 11|
 New Scholarship Post 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|
New Scholarship Post 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|    
New Scholarship Post 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|
New Scholarship Post Thursday Network of the Greater Washington Urban League has announced their I EMPOWER Scholarship for 2017.  Applicants must be a high school senior planning to attend a four-year college or university in the fall of 2017.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to community service and be able to demonstrate financial need.  Eligibility criteria also requires the applicant to be a US citizen or permanent resident and be a minority of African, Hispanic, and/or Latino descent.  Application requires essay responses, two letters of recomendation, official high school transcript and college test scores.  Visit the official Thursday Network web site to apply. The deadline for application is February 3. |web post January 4|
New Scholarship Post 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|
Reminder Notice Image The League of Educators for Asian American Progress (LEAAP) of Montgomery County Public Schools is accepting applications for their $2,000 scholarship.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to major in the field of education.  Eligible applicants must be members of an Asian American club and/or students who have earned Student Service Learning (SSL) hours supporting Asian American organizations or programs.  Mininum 3.0 GPA (verified by official high school transcript) with two letters of recommendation required.  Click here to download the application. The deadline for application is January 31. |web post January 3|
New Scholarship Post The Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched it's third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. $1000.  Applicant must be a graduating high school senior planning to pursue college education in nursing.  A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics is required.  Essay required.  Visit the Nursing Schools Almanac website and click the banner on the right-hand side of the page to applyThe deadline for application is June 30. |web post December 12|
New Scholarship Post The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House 2017 Scholar Award and Essay Contest Announced.  Essay of 300 words required.  $1,812 award.  For submission information and essay topic, visit flaghouse.orgThe deadline for essay submission is March 17; 4 pm. |web post December 9|
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 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 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 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|        

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|   

 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  

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Financial Aid Programs & Scholarship Workshops: 

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

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