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    Scholarship and Financial Aid Information

    "Free" financial aid includes scholarships and grants, money you do not have to repay for college.  To receive scholarships and grant money, you will need to complete applications and meet deadlines. 

    Scholarship information is available through many sources.  There are many scholarship sources online.  Many scholarships and particularly local ones are available through the guidance office.  Current scholarship opportunities are posted in the school newsletter and posted on the bulletin board outside of the guidance office.  A notebook of scholarships is also located in the guidance office.  Also, be sure to check with the financial aid office at colleges or universities.  They often have their own scholarship opportunities that they offer their students.

    CURRENT Scholarship Opportunities

    For more information, please click on scholarship link below or stop in at the guidance office.

     

    Deadline
    Scholarship
    March 16 Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Scholarship Program
    March 22 Edna Mae Aucker Scholarship
    March 22 George and Anne Hoover Scholarship
    March 30 Keystone State Literacy Association- Susquehanna Valley (Formerly the Susquehanna Reading Council) Scholarship
    March 31 National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania Scholarship
    April 15 Jody Lea Loudenslager Scholarship Fund
    April 15 American Red Cross Scholarship
    April 15 T-Ross Brothers Construction Scholarship
    April 15 Paxtonville Area Community Organization Scholarship
    April 30 Richfield Lions Club Scholarship
    May 10 Road to Safety Scholarship Contest
    May 24 B Davis Scholarship
    June 14 Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
    June 19 BigSun Scholarship
    June 30 The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
    December 31, 2019 Imagine America High School Scholarships
    First-come, first-serve basis Taylor J. Ertel Scholarship for Foster Children
    Financial Aid Scams
    1.  Please warn your parents and students of a company called the National Merit Scholarship Group, they charge $75 for scholarships and are a SCAM.... They are posing as National Merit Scholarship Corporation out of Illinois who is a LEGIT scholarship source. I just spoke to their scholarship director and they are planning legal action against the scam artist for copyright infringement and other charges. 

    2. Another financial aid/scholarship scam letter that is being mailed to students in our area.  It is asking for a $65 fee to "help" with additional funding for school. We know never to pay a fee for this and I have also checked the company out on the Better Business Bureau and of course.... They are not a member and have tons of complaints on "taking the money and doing nothing".

    Online Financial Aid search sites

    College Board
    College Scholarships.org
    CollegeXpress
    FastWeb
    Sallie Mae

    Scholarships.com
    SchoolSoup
    StudentScholarships.org
    WeirdScholarships.net

    Christian Connector- Free Christian college information service as well as a $2,500 Christian College scholarship drawing.

    You Can Deal With It - Provides practical advice about paying for college and managing your debt.

    Financial Aid Night/FAFSA Completion Night

    A Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Night by a PHEAA representative is being held at the Midd-West High School on Thursday, October 25th starting at 5:30 pm.

    Marla Kane of PHEAA (Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency) and the PA 529 Treasury Department will be available to assist families in completing the FAFSA form which is required for students to receive financial aid for college expenses.  More information will be available closer to the date.

    *Protect yourself from scholarship scams *

    A SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

    Never pay a fee to complete the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) and that the CORRECT website is www.fafsa.gov


    FAFSA (Federal Financial Aid Form)

    To qualify for student financial assistance college-bound students will need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or after October 1, 2016. The FAFSA is a form that all parents must complete for students to be eligible for ANY state or federal financial aid.  Please keep in mind that colleges have varying deadlines for financial aid.  Please see the Related Files section below for a FAFSA Tipsheet that explains the basics on how to complete and file the FAFSA.

    In order to complete the FAFSA online, you must sign the FAFSA.  Seniors and their parents need to register for a FSA ID#.  Click here to register for your FSA ID online.

     

    FAFSA4Caster- The FAFSA4Caster website allows the parents of high school underclassmen to receive an early estimation of federal student aid eligibility.  

     

    Last Updated March 20, 2019 3:40 PM

     

     

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