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College Financial Aid
Seniors and their families are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid for the 2016-2017 college school year. To set up an account, create a ID number, and fill out the application (FAFSA), visit:http://www.fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible. Applications are due no later than March 2nd, but students are encouraged to submit these applications as soon after October 1, 2016 as possible.
California Grant (Cal Grant)
After your student’s FAFSA has been submitted, he/she can be considered for a California Grant (Cal Grant) if attending a California college. ALL seniors will be submitted for a Cal Grant electronically, so students do not need to apply individually or fill out any paperwork. Information regarding the Cal Grants are found at http://www.csac.ca.gov/doc.asp?id=15. To find out the status of your Cal Grant, AFTER you have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can go online and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging onto https://mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov and create a account. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant application, update your address, or view payment history.
Financial Aid Website(s) :
California Student Aid Commission – Cal Grant information.
CollegeNET – information about financial aid and scholarships.
Completing the FAFSA – instructions for completing the FAFSA.
CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE – many private colleges and universities require this form be submitted in addition to the FAFSA.
Department of Education – information about federal student aid.
FAFSA Express – download FAFSA express software to fill out the FAFSA application on your computer.
FAFSA Online – complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line and submit electronically.
FastWEB – allows free computer search of more than 275,000 scholarships.
FinAid – financial aid information page.
Financial Aid Calculator – College Board’s expected family contribution calculator.
IRS Web Site – information on the Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits.
Sallie Mae – gives information on student loans.
Student Guide – everything you need to know about financial aid.
National Scholarship Opportunities
Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship: Program offers scholarship opportunities to high school seniors in the US. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded. Scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who intends to pursue a fashion related field at an accredited post-secondary school or college, has a demonstrable record of academic success, and has a passion and drive for a fashion related career.Deadline: June 1, 2017.
Aspiring animation Professional Scholarship: The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. A single $1000 scholarship will be awarded. Deadline: June 1, 2017
Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship:The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a business related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. A single$1000 scholarship will be awarded. Deadline: June 1, 2017.
CoilLaw High School Senior Scholarship: CoilLaw, LLC, is a family law and divorce firm located in Sandy, UT just outside of Salt Lake City, UT. CoilLaw is pleased to announce the first annual high school senior scholarship. This scholarship award is worth $500 and is available to high school seniors nationwide who plan on attending a 4-year college/university. The due date for all applications will be May 31, 2017.
Corvias Foundation Scholarship: If you are a graduating high school student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and your parent is an active-duty service member stationed at any of the following installations, you are eligible to apply for a university scholarship of up to $50,000. Deadline: February 9, 2017.
This scholarship is available high school seniors and current college students who have either had parents go through a divorce or who have gone through a divorce themselves. Divorce Matters understands how difficult it can be to pay for college after being involved in a divorce and want to help someone afford a better education.
Here are some brief notes on this scholarship:
$2,500 (One-time award)
Due May 31, 2018
Must be attending a 4-yr college/university or 2-yr community college for Fall 2018
Incomplete or Late Applications will not be accepted
View the scholarship and other pertinent information here: https://www.divorce-matters.com/#divorce-scholarship
STEM Scholars Program: Deadline January 15, 2017
EGC Women in Law Scholarship: Applicant must be enrolled at an accredited college, university or law school at the time the scholarship is awarded, will not have graduated by Fall 2017, and must be attending classes. This scholarship is only open to women. The scholarship will be awarded based on merit, need and commitment to helping others. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0. A transcript must be attached to the application for consideration. Applicants must submit an official transcript if selected as a finalist. A one-time award of $1500.00 will be awarded to one applicant to be used for tuition, books and expenses. Completed application must be submitted online by June 30th, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. The award recipient will be announced by September 1st, 2017. Deadline: June 30, 2017
Hansen Injury Law Firm: Matt Hansen and the other attorneys at the firm are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for individuals whose lives have been negatively impacted by a car crash, bicycle accident or other events leading to personal injuries.Deadline August 1st, 2017
$3,000 Scholarship Opportunity with ZipRecruiter
Write about a previous job you’ve held and your ideal post-graduate career. Win a $3,000 scholarship!
ZipRecruiter is offering a $3,000 scholarship to the winning college or university student with the most creative entry in our Winter/Spring 2018 Scholarship Promotion.
The Grand Prize Winner each semester will receive the $3,000 scholarship.
View the scholarship and other pertinent information here: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/scholarship
Local Scholarship Opportunities
Directions on how to apply to a local Scholarship:
1. Visit the Counseling Office to look through the “Community Scholarship” binder.
2. Look in the gray small filing cabinet and grab a copy of scholarship information and application.
3. Follow specific directions for each scholarship! Please read directions carefully.
California City Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program
The California City Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards outstanding students graduating from high school. The Scholarship Program seeks to identify and reward students residing in California City who have demonstrated the highest personal and intellectual qualities both through superior academic performance and through participation and leadership in extracurricular and community activities. Scholarship packet and information can be found in the counseling office.
Edward’s Officers Spouse’s Club Scholarship
The Edwards officers spouses club is now accepting applications from High School Seniors who are dependents of U.S. Military members of all ranks or civil service employees (DOD) at EAFB. Scholarship packet and information can be found in the counseling office. Deadline is March 6th.
Desert High School Football Booster Club Scholarship Application
** Student must have a minimum of one parent/Guardian be a current DHS Football Booster Member to be eligible to apply** Applications can be found the counseling office and must be received no later than 21 of April of the current year.
More to come as we receive them…..
The Counseling Office staff keeps a Scholarship Binder on the front counter of their office. Students are urged to peruse this binder on a weekly basis. Students SHOULD NOT rely on our binder as their sole resource. New scholarships arrive daily!