Scholarships How can Desert Mountain students find some of that FREE money to help pay for college?
The WHO, WHAT and WHERE of Scholarship Searching • There are lots of organizations that give scholarship dollars • The National Center for Education Statistics reports there are 750,000 scholarships earmarked for qualified students, totaling $1.2 billion. Much of that money comes from US Government. see FAFSA • There are different kinds of scholarships, be smart and look for the ones that you have the best chance of getting • Where do you start?
Who gives money • # 1 place to look for scholarship dollars is from the COLLEGE or UNIVERSITY. • Do the research! Find out about how the scholarship process works at the ALL the schools you are applying to
Merit Scholarships for Freshmen Lumberjack - 100% Tuition 3.5 unwtgpa in 16 CORE ACADEMIC CORE COURSE # A’s = #B’s Only retake 1 course. No test Scores, NO Cs/Ds February deadline for transcript submission President’s - $8,000 per academic year Minimum 3.50 unweighted core GPA or higher in the 16 core Minimum 19 ACT Composite or 990 SAT combined Math&Reading Dean’s- $5,000 per academic year 3.0-3.49 unweighted core GPA in the 16 core courses 19 ACT Composite or 990 SAT combined Math and Reading score IB Scholarship - $5,000 extra combinable /min of 24 pts for IB Diploma
MERIT - Resident Wildcat Awards Based on GPA and Test Scores ALSOAPPLY FOR OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS VIA U of A’s SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSE
* ASU and U of A have very similar merit scholarship awards.* Seniors cannot change their 6th but your CAN retake SAT/ACT
Additional Scholarship Opportunities through the universities • May have you create a profile AFTER APPLYING TO SCHOOLS, VISIT THE SCHOLARSHIP LINK ON YOUR STUDENT WEBSITE
Full or Partial Tuition Some require separate application and/nomination Most have early deadlines (Nov 1st)
FILE the FAFSA Opens OCTOBER 1, 2019 www.FAFSA.gov btw: www.pin.ed.govget it NOW
WHO FILLS OUT THE FAFSA???????????????????? You & your Parent(s) here
Follow instructions carefully READ Check back often, release and due dates vary. What are the criteria? Do I meet the criteria? Watch DEADLINES Give recommenders a MINIMUM of 2 weeks – and not over a break
Where else can I find $$$$$$$$$$$$$$ASK EVERYONE! Family Community Your employer Clubs Organizations Businesses Charities • Parent’s employers • Place of worship • Banks • Alumni Associations • Heritage • First Generation
Work in progress, listings are shared by SUSD students • Just one resource • Websites are good but NOT DEADLINES
SUSD Nomination scholarship Community, local, national Remember – NAVIANCE deadline on scholarship list is NOT current.
Scholarship Search Services ESTABLISH YOUR PROFILE - RECEIVE EMAILS FREE ONLY NO SS# unless you win NO phone number unless you know it’s legit
SEARCH BY KEY WORDS LIKE: Leadership Community Service HeritageTalents Organizations Major First Generation College Students
BE AWARE –DMHS RESOURSES DMHS Website Daily Announcements Weekly What’s Up Emails Posted on DMHSCCC webpage Instate / College Planning Volunteer, jobs, programs Scholarship file Jobs
Follow instructions carefully READ Check back often, release and due dates vary. What are the criteria? Do I meet the criteria? Watch DEADLINES Keep a spreadsheet and use a special email 7. Give recommenders a MINIMUM of 2 weeks – and not over a break
NOMINATION SCHOLARSHIPS at DMHS Competitive R U willing to do the work??? Requires portfolio Notify Mrs. Loftus of interest Scholarship Review Committee