The Scholarship Spreadsheet is a resource for parents and students. It is available on top of the filing cabinet in the counseling office. The scholarships are available for seniors in the Class of 2017. This handout is only to serve as an introduction for scholarships. For full details, students should view the actual application. Applications are available in the Counseling Office and/or online, as indicated. Please check in the Counseling Office regularly, as the sheet is frequently updated.
Here are some quick tips to get you started looking for scholarships:
- Think Local: Your child may have a better chance of getting a local or state scholarship - check with your counselor to find out more.
- Think Big: Consider the large national scholarship funds, including Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC), Coca-Cola, and Robert Byrd.
- Think Memberships: See if your union, religious organization, or community or fraternal organization offers scholarships to children of members.
- Think Employer: Many large companies offer scholarships or tuition reimbursement programs for dependent children of employees. Check with your human resources department.
- Think College: Colleges distribute a lot of scholarships. Find out what’s available at the colleges your child may be exploring.
- Think Ahead: Visit College Board and check out their FREE Scholarship Search tool under the “For Students” heading, or Fastweb, another college search tool.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. Visit the FTC web site for Scholarship Scam information.