Naviance Scholarship Search Advisory 2012-2013
Free Money • If you needed $500, $1000, or more who would be able to give you that money? • Would they be able to give you that money several times a year for each semester/quarter of college? • If your answer is “NO” then you will need to apply for Financial Aid your senior year and RIGHT NOW you need to start applying for scholarships!!!
What is a scholarship?? • Aperson or organization gives you money for something you've done or can do, such as getting top grades, being a basketball star, or showing exceptional leadership in the community. • Its an application about yourself • It’s FREE college $$ OR earning money for writing. • You have to work at it, and you only get paid if you do it right. • Its usually and application + an essay OR a project OR a video presentation, etc. All scholarships are different • Applying doesn't cost you anything except the price of postage and a few hours of work. So, as long as you meet the qualifications, you have no good reason not to apply for as many scholarships and grants as you can possibly manage.
Is there only one type of scholarship?? • Merit-based:Based on a student's academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities, and often factor in an applicant's extracurricular activities and community service record. • Need-based: Offered solely on the basis of financial need. You don't have to be the best student in the class. • Student-specific: Qualify by gender, race, religion, family and medical history, or many other student-specific factors. • Career-specific:Based on students who plan to pursue a specific field of study. • College-specific: College-specific scholarships are offered by individual colleges and universities to highly qualified applicants. “full-ride to the college, or for a reduced rate of tuition”
Tips to Remember • Be Persistent • Apply regularly • Apply Early • You have a greater chance at having your essay thoroughly reviewed if you get a head start • Carefully Read Required Qualifications • Stay Positive
Lets Get Started Go to: • http://connection.naviance.com/simon • Do you remember you email & password? • Forgot email? Ask you teacher • Forgot password? Follow the instructions on the screen
Click on Colleges Then Click on National Scholarship Search
Answer the questions the best you can You may not have an answer for all of the questions To look up GPA go to “About Me” the click “Profile” your GPA will be listed under Academic Information To return to National Scholarship Search click “Colleges” and then click “National Scholarship Search”
Page 2 of 3 The more specific your are the better your scholarship results will be
It is not required to write your address to get a list of scholarships that apply to you If you write your address you may receive mailings from Sallie Mae to your home based on your interests
If you check the boxes on the right you can add scholarships you like to your favorites or throw them in the trash • Look at due dates • Look at amount $$ • Click Edit Profile to change answers you provided or to start over • Click on the hourglass..
When you click the hourglass or on a scholarship this will appear You can see: Information about the scholarship A link that will take you directly to the website so you can begin to apply You can check off your next step From here you can also send it to your favorites or send it to the trash if you don’t plan to apply
Your Goal • Apply for a minimum of 6 scholarships this year • Now you have everything you need to get started on your scholarship search • Select your favorites • Start your first scholarship of the school year!
Lets Compete • There are 4 Junior level advisories • Mrs. Vazquez/Luna • Mr. Carr • Mr. Castillo • Mr. Reyes • There are 5 Sophmore level advisories • Mr. Astor • Ms. Osorto • Mr. Parks • Ms. Vance • Mr. Van Aelstyn • The class that gets awarded the most $$ this semester will get a reward that Mrs. Reteguin and your teachers will decide on • *you will compete against your own grade level (If you would rather compete against each other 10th and 11th have your teachers let me know!)
What do you have to do to win? • Apply! • Show Mrs. Reteguin a letter indicating your were awarded your scholarship • She will log it into Naviance as proof of your award • If you think you will be moving, feel free to use the school address when you apply, this way all mail will come directly to the school
Finally… • Its sounds like a lot of work but once you get the hang of it, its pretty easy • Alliance requires you apply for a minimum of 6 scholarships this year as a Junior that = a lot of FREE $$$ • Don’t stress you will have time to work on them here in Advisory!