Applying for scholarships is a very important part of senior year. In addition to the possibility of getting college’s 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:
This link helps the scholarship committee determine what scholarships you may be eligible for and is the application for consideration.
If you do not complete this application, you will not be considered for Southeastern scholarships or toolships.
You will need to share this document with the committee at firstname.lastname@example.org .
THIS IS A GOOGLE DOC. BE SURE TO MAKE A COPY FIRST, then save as “your name, Scholarship Application” AND SHARE WITH email@example.com
Additional scholarship resources:
In addition to the Southeastern scholarships, the Guidance Department has scholarship information available to graduating seniors. Guidance Counselors may post scholarship information on their Google Classroom sites and there are also online applications at the bottom of this page. 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.
A comprehensive list of national, regional and local scholarships can be found here: Scholarships
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.
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:
Christian Herter Memorial (for sophomores and juniors)