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  1. Scholarships How can Desert Mountain students find some of that FREE money to help pay for college?

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. MERIT - Resident Wildcat Awards Based on GPA and Test Scores ALSOAPPLY FOR OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS VIA U of A’s SCHOLARSHIP UNIVERSE

  6. ASU Scholarship Estimator -Just GOOGLE it!

  7. * ASU and U of A have very similar merit scholarship awards.* Seniors cannot change their 6th but your CAN retake SAT/ACT

  8. Additional Scholarship Opportunities through the universities • May have you create a profile AFTER APPLYING TO SCHOOLS, VISIT THE SCHOLARSHIP LINK ON YOUR STUDENT WEBSITE

  9. Full or Partial Tuition Some require separate application and/nomination Most have early deadlines (Nov 1st)

  10. FILE the FAFSA Opens OCTOBER 1, 2019 www.FAFSA.gov btw: www.pin.ed.govget it NOW

  11. WHO FILLS OUT THE FAFSA???????????????????? You & your Parent(s) here

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Work in progress, listings are shared by SUSD students • Just one resource • Websites are good but NOT DEADLINES

  15. SUSD Nomination scholarship Community, local, national Remember – NAVIANCE deadline on scholarship list is NOT current.

  16. Scholarship Search Services ESTABLISH YOUR PROFILE - RECEIVE EMAILS FREE ONLY NO SS# unless you win NO phone number unless you know it’s legit

  17. SEARCH BY KEY WORDS LIKE: Leadership Community Service HeritageTalents Organizations Major First Generation College Students

  18. http://www.azstuco.org/home/resources.html

  19. Arizona Department of Education

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  21. 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

  22. Searching for Scholarship Dollars INTERACTIVE

  23. 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

  24. NOMINATION SCHOLARSHIPS at DMHS Competitive R U willing to do the work??? Requires portfolio Notify Mrs. Loftus of interest Scholarship Review Committee