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TOP WEBSITES for finding scholarships for college
- Georgia Career Information System (GCIS) **9th grade and 11th grade guidance** Search for colleges and view your saved Preferences/Interests surveys — search for eligible scholarships from colleges as well!
- List of Recommended Scholarship & Financial Aid Websites
- GAFutures.org Scholarship Search helps to find scholarships based on your HOPE eligibility and colleges you’re interested in
- The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide helps find scholarships matched to your need and family background
- GoodCall Scholarship Search search for scholarships by criteria and all grade levels
- StudentScholarshipSearch.com matches your grade in school, GPA, state, gender, and ethnic background to find scholarships
- CollegeScholarships.com includes comprehensive information on traditional and online colleges, post-secondary career schools, scholarships, financial aid, colleges for women/ Christian colleges/students with learning disabilities/historical black colleges, scholarship matching data bases, easy GPA calculator, and more
- GuaranteedScholarships.com lists specific colleges that offer individualized scholarships if you apply!
- Scholarship Resources (printable)
- Tips for Students
Guide to a Debt Free College Degree: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/graduating-debt-free/
Financial Aid for Online Colleges: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid/financial-aid-for-online-colleges/
QUESTIONS ON FINANCIAL AID??
Click to view: Financial Aid Classroom Guidance
Power Point presentation supplies tips on how to easily FIND eligible scholarships
- know how to APPLY for them
- knowledge everything Financial Aid!
- Additional handouts: Scholarship FAFSA Resource List
HOPE Scholarship Program
Information on FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA): http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa
- Follow FAFSA Twitter
- FAFSA Completion Tools from the GADOE
- Financial Aid Process
- College Budgeting 101
- Student Debt
Click the links below to learn about…
Information provided by the Georgia Department of Education
Georgia Financial Aid Programs:
• ACCEL • Georgia Military College State Service Scholarship Loan Program HERO Scholarship • HOPE GED Grant • HOPE Grant • HOPE Scholarship • North Georgia College & State University Military Scholarship Loan • North Georgia College & State University ROTC Grant and ROTC Grant for Future Officers • Public Safety Memorial Grant • Scholarship for Engineering Education Program • Student Access Loan (SAL) Program • Tuition Equalization Grant • Zell Miller Scholarship
Ten Golden Rules for Winning Scholarships
These tips will help you get scholarships to pay for college:
- Start Early – Start looking Junior Year. Many scholarships have early application deadlines.
- Speak with your high school guidance counselor or scholarship adviser. These people may be able to lead you to local, regional or national scholarships that you won’t easily find elsewhere.
- If you are a volunteer or active in a community, school or religious group, ask the adviser, sponsor or benefactor about scholarships. These people may be able to suggest and connect you with scholarship opportunities.
- Check out online sources. There are many scholarship websites as well as Internet sites of scholarship sponsors that profile scholarship opportunities. Many high schools post scholarship opportunities in the Guidance Office or on the Guidance Department web site. Since many scholarships are local, state and regional, it’s a good idea to seek out scholarship web sites and listings for other schools in your area.
- Read Application Requirements – Make sure you are eligible. Otherwise you are probably wasting you time.
- Follow Instructions Explicitly – Most scholarships are very competitive and errors can eliminate you from consideration.
- Tailor your application essay to the sponsoring organziation – Resist sending your standard essay with a simple name change.
- Proofread your Application Carefully – Errors can result in a quick denial.
- Be Active – Student leaders and those active in athletics, clubs and community service are more likely to win college scholarship.
- Maintain your GPA – Keep your grades up. A minimum GPA is required for many scholarships. Strong academic performance will make you eligible for more scholarship opportunities.
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