NWHS Scholarships & Financial Aid Bulletin

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Additional Resources - including FAFSA info | Financial Aid Programs & Workshops |

Reminder Notice Image Financial Aid Seminar.  Sept. 27 @ 6:30 pm.  Presented in English (Auditorium) and in Spanish (Room 251).  The information presented will be most relevant to the Class of 2017.    

Scholarships... recent postings!

 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.  

Changes have been made to the Guaranteed Access Grant for 2017-2018 application season.  See below!

New Scholarship Post Elks National Foundation 2017 "Most Valuable Student (MVS)" Scholarship Season Begins.  Any high school senior who is a US citizen is eligible to apply.  Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.  Awards range from $1,000 to $12,500 per year, renewable for 4 years.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.  To register and download the application, click here.  The deadline for application is November 30. |web post September 23|   

 New Scholarship Post 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|  

 New Scholarship Post UMBC Meyerhoff Scholars are selected for their interests in the sciences, enginering, mathematics, or computer science.  Current high school seniors who also plan to pursue a Ph.D or combined M.D./Ph.D. in the same fields may consider application.  The Meyerhoff selection committee reviews applications based on academic performance, standardized college test scores, recommendation letters, and commitment to community service.  Awards range from $5,000 to $15,000 per year (In-State residents).  A minimum 3.0 GPA along with a 600 SAT Math score or 24 ACT composite score will be required for consideration.  Meyerhoff applicants should plan to submit their UMBC application no later than November 1.  The Meyerhoff application is online and must be submitted by December 1. |web post September 19| 

 New Scholarship Post The Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship is open for your nomination request!  Current high school seniors can request nomination for this $1,000 scholarship.  For nomination consideration the student must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher.  Demonstrated leadership abilities in school activities or through work experience required.  Student must have a strong commitment to community service and plan to attend college, university, vocational or technical school in the US after high school graduation.  High school nomination required.  Click here to download the Nomination Request Form.  One senior will be selected from Northwest High School to compete for the $1,000 award. The deadline to submit Nomination Request Form is October 13 during lunch. |web post September 8|

New Scholarship Post 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|

New Scholarship Post 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|   

Reminder Notice Image The University of Virginia has opened nominations for Jefferson Scholars!  Current high school seniors must be planning application to the University of Virginia. Jefferson Scholarships provide full tuition, fees, and a living stipend for four years of undergraduate study at U.Va., plus a number of generous enrichment benefits, including a study abroad experience.  Nomination from your high school is the first step in the process.      Current Northwest seniors must complete the online nomination application and submit the application to the College Career Information Center no later than lunch on October 21.  Please download the nomination application here and view additional information documents | Jefferson Scholars Rules & Regulations | Sample Application (required after selected for nomination) |web post August 31|

Reminder Notice Image Montgomery College opens application for MC Scholars, an Interdisciplinary Honors Program with scholarship.  The Montgomery Scholars Program is a selective-admission two year program with cost of full-tuition and fees covered for selected students.  Before beginning the application, students are encouraged to download the Steps to Apply.  Online application will be available at montgomerycollege.edu/montgomeryscholars.    The deadline to apply is January 6 for fall 2017 consideration.  Interested students and their parents are invited to attend the October 22 Information Session in Theatre Arts Arena, MC Rockville Campus, 11 am.  |web post September 1|    

Reminder Notice Image Northwest seniors are invited to apply for the QuestBridge National College Match Program.  Applicants must be high-achieving, low-income students.  QuestBridge National College Match offers full four-year scholarships to 39 of the nation's best colleges, including Amherst, Duke, MIT, Stanford, and Yale.  Applicants should excel academically and come from households earning less than $65,000 annually.  The online application is free.  For more information and to begin the application visit QuestBridge.org.  Application includes essays and short answers, academic and financial profile, current high school transcript, college test scores and letters of recommendation.    The deadline to apply is September 27.  |web post September 1|    

Reminder Notice Image Nomination requests now being accepted for the University of North Carolina Charlotte Levine Scholars Program.  Current high school seniors must be planning application to UNC Charlotte. Requests for nomination must be made directly to your counselor.    The deadline to request nomination is October 10.  For more information on The Levine Scholars Program, click here.  |web post September 1| 

Reminder Notice Image The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is now accepting online applications for their scholarship program.  Current high school seniors must have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.  Awards range from $1,000 to $20,000. Click here to being your application.    The deadline for application is October 31.  |web post September 1|     

Reminder Notice Image Horatio Alger Association has awarded over $100 million in college scholarships to deserving high school seniors.  The online application is now available for graduating high school seniors.  Awards range from $7,000 to $25,000.  Criteria includes the ability to demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income), involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, display of integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity, minimum 2.0 GPA and US citizenship.  The deadline to apply is October 25.  |web post August 11|  

Reminder Notice Image Washington University in  St. Louis Danforth Scholars Program is a full- or partial-tuition scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors making application to Wash. U.  Undergraduate applicants must be nominated.  Danforth Scholars must exhibit qualities of maturity, strong moral character, selflessness, and commitment to the community.  Awards are renewable.  Nomination forms must be received by November 15 (Central Time).  Forms are available in the College Career Information Center.  Applicants for nomination must also complete their college applications by 5 pm; January 15.  |web post August 11|          

Reminder Notice Image University of Maryland College Park 'Men of Principal' Scholarship offered by the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.  Entering male freshmen for fall 2016 are eligible to apply.  Click here for more information and a link to the online application.  The deadline to apply is September 4.  |web post May 31|    

Reminder Notice Image The Hispanic Heritage Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Awards.  Applicants must be a current senior identified as being of Hispanic/Latino descent.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) is required.  US Permanent Resident/US Citizen/or qualify under the DACA.  Youth award categories include business & entrepreneurship, community service, education, engineering, science & math.  For a full list of award categories, regions and application, visit www.hispanicheritage.org.  The deadline to apply is Sun., Oct. 2. |web post April 14|

Reminder Notice Image Herb Block, the legendary Washington Post editorial cartoonist, directed the creation of The Herb Block Foundation in his will.  This foundation offers scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend select community colleges in the Washington DC area.  Over 100 scholarships are awarded.  Interested students can obtain additional information, including the application, by visiting herblockfoundation.org.  The deadline for application is July 7 for fall 2016 semester.  Applications received after July 7 through November 10 may be considered for either fall 2016 or spring 2017, depending on when materials received.  |web post March 17| 

Reminder Notice Image Rising seniors!  The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is one of the largest undergraduate scholarship programs available.  Applicants can receive up to $40,000 per year to attend a 4-year accredited undergraduate institution.  They can pursue any field of study and will have access to one-on-one advising about selecting a college, navigating financial aid, transitioning to college, and maximizing the college experience.  To apply, students must have a cumulative un-weighted GPA of 3.5 with SAT CR/Math score of 1200+ or ACT composite of 26+.  Financial need is considered.  Applications accepted September-November.  Visit jkcf.org/college.  |web post February 18|

Reminder Notice Image The 2016 Drug Lawsuit Source Scholarship has been announced!  $1,000.  This scholarship opportunity is available to all students currently enrolled in a university, college, junior college, community college, or trade school.  High school students planning to start college in the Fall of 2016 are also encouraged to apply.  The requirement for application is to write a 500-750 word essay describing the applicants educational and career goals, the plan to achieve those goals, and any adversity that may have been faced on the journey to success.  To learn more and apply, click here.  The deadline for application is November 1.  |web post March 22|

 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... more to come

  • 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: 

  • The Northwest Financial Aid Workshop.  September 27.  6:30 to 8:30 pm.  English Presentation Auditorium location | Spanish Presentation Room 251.  FREE.  No registration required.  Presentation focus will be on how to apply for financial aid.  Intended audience:  senior class.
  • FSA ID Workshop.  October 11.  During lunch.  Seniors will be able to create their FSA ID's required to submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Sign up to attend in Family Connection.
  • College Goal Maryland 'February Event'.  FREE FAFSA completion. Date TBD

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