Applying for scholarships is a very important part of senior year. In addition to the possibility of getting colleges financial assistance and applying for financial aid, students should be proactive and search for additional scholarships from other sources.
Although the financial aid application process handled through the colleges will most likely yield the majority of financial assistance offered, it is important to look beyond what the colleges have in terms of available scholarships.
Senior Scholarship Application Process:
Complete the Southeastern Scholarship Application: This scholarship may be used to apply for several scholarships. You will need to share this document with your Guidance Counselor. THIS IS A GOOGLE DOC. BE SURE TO MAKE A COPY FIRST, save with your name, Scholarship Application AND SHARE WITH YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Scholarships which require an additional form and/or essay:
RYAN ORCUTT Scholarship: Ryan was a student in the plumbing shop when he lost his life in a motorcycle accident. This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who is involved in the community.
Southeastern Alumni Scholarship: Eligible students will have a relative (parent, sibling, aunt, uncle, grandparent) who benefited from their Southeastern education.
Ralph Armstead Toolship/Scholarship application: No specific criteria. Please print out to complete (neatly) and hand in to your vocational teacher.
The Guidance Department has scholarship information available to graduating seniors. In addition to what is seen on this page, Guidance Counselors may post scholarship information on their Google Classroom sites and hard copies of some scholarship applications may be in the main Guidance Office. When applying for any scholarship, be sure to fully complete the application, read all requirements and submit all documents by the stated deadline. Students should begin researching outside scholarship opportunities before senior year.
Additional scholarship resources:
I list of national, regional and local scholarships is available through this link: Scholarship Resources
As a resident of your city or town, seniors may be eligible for scholarships posted on the Guidance Department web sites of local high schools. For example, Brockton High School posts a long list of scholarships here.
Community-based organizations, clubs, and groups provide scholarships. Check with any that you are involved with. Examples include your local Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, Elks Club (or similar type of membership organizations), or other community club or membership organization.
Religious Affiliations may have scholarships available for participating members.
Employers may offer scholarship programs for dependent children of employees. Human Resource Departments may good places to start at.
The U.S. Military is a provider of a number of scholarship programs. Check with a military recruiter and the following website: usmilitary.com/military-scholarships
Scholarship Search Databases: If searching for scholarships online, know that it should never cost money to apply. Beware of organizations that charge a fee for a scholarship application. Scholarship search web sites to consider using: collegeboard.org, fastweb.com, myscholly.com, scholarships.com
Local libraries may have information on available scholarships.
Local scholarship applications which may not be posted online:
Pilgrim Foundation (On page one, applicants can write in a phone number instead of an SS#)