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Scholarship Info:

General Scholarships 2017-2018


Many scholarship applications require you write at least one essay. These essays are usually shorter and take less time to write than college admissions essays. The personal essay is critical to winning a scholarship because it lets the selection committee get to know you beyond your grades, test scores, and activities listed on the application.  It is also your best opportunity to make a strong and lasting impression.  A good scholarship essay captivates readers and encourages them to care about you. Writing a good essay is not always easy.   It takes time to put words on paper and finesse each sentence to convey the correct meaning. While there is no right or wrong way to write a great essay, a good scholarship essay …… is original.… states clearly why you deserve to win.… has a main point.… avoids meaningless information.… is more than just a sob story.… is honest.  Get others to review your essay, get feedback from others, such as a parent, teacher, or friend.  Ask them to point out any unclear passages and, most important, ask them if your essay convinces them that you deserve to win the scholarship.


www.studentscholarships.org-Go to this site for a list of Scholarship Programs that will give out more than 1 million dollars to students in the 2018 school year. Students from California school districts are eligible for awards on the Scholarship Website.


SCHOLARSHIPS BY DUE DATE


10/25/17-Horatio Alger Scholarship:High-school graduation in spring/summer, demonstrated critical financial need and United States citizenship.Please visit- 

scholars@horatioalger.org 

1/4/18-GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program-Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate: Leadership,Drive, Integrity, Citizenship-Up to $40,000 per Scholar. Please visit-www.reaganfoundation.org/education


Scholarships Search  Here is a list of websites to search for other scholarships. Remember that applying for scholarships is free.

Fastweb: largest scholarship search engine; can sign up to receive emails relevant to you

Cappex Scholarship Search

Chegg Scholarship Search

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation

Discover Scholarship Search & Directory

FinAid - Scholarship Fundamentals

Goodcall Scholarships
Petersons Scholarship Search

RaiseMe Scholarship Search

Sallie Mae Scholarship Search

Scholarships.com Search Engine

StudentScholarships.org

Unigo Scholarship Search

http://www.goabbeyroad.com/  "Abbey Road is a Los Angeles based Summer Study Abroad program for high school students that specializes French, Spanish, and Italian language immersion, art, history, and global citizenship in France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, and Italy, as well as College/ SAT/ ACT prep in Boston. For more information, here is a link to our site and here is a link to our e-brochure for your review."





FAFSA:

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - make sure it is ALWAYS free to submit your FAFSA application

 https://fafsa.ed.gov/

CSS Profile:

A CSS profile (College Scholarship Service) Profile or financial aid profile is a type of application that allows students to apply for financial aid. The CSS profile is a service that belongs to the College Board, which is a national, non-profit organization that allows more and more students to have the ability of achieving success via the financial aiding of scholarships.

CSS Profile Info