Presentation on theme: "KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU STAND APART USE DETAILS IN YOUR APPLICATION BE PERSISTENT TREAT YOUR SEARCH LIKE A PART TIME JOB Successful scholarship searches."— Presentation transcript:
KNOW WHAT MAKES YOU STAND APART USE DETAILS IN YOUR APPLICATION BE PERSISTENT TREAT YOUR SEARCH LIKE A PART TIME JOB Successful scholarship searches
Academic Resume GPA/Class rank/ACT and SAT Score Clubs/Organizations-depth of participation Special Talents (dance, music, singing, art) Athletics Community/Volunteer Activities Other(church, contests, etc.) Honors/Awards Work Experience
Letter of Recommendation Give at least 2 weeks for completion Follow up Share details of scholarship/customize Thank you note
Organization Prioritize scholarships based on your interests and qualifications Organize by due dates Thoroughly complete application Have a parent, teacher or friend proof read Save a copy of the original application Follow up
Scholarship Sources FMHS Counseling Website Internet search Workplace, church, banks, organizations College websites
Internet Search www.fastweb www.collegincolorado.org www.finaid.org www.collegeboard www.fmhs.mesa.k12.co.us www.collegeinvest.org www.brokescholar.com
Western Undergraduate Exchange For students who want to go to college out of state. Based on GPA and ACT/SAT scores. 150 % of the institution’s resident tuition 140 participating colleges Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North, Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Local/State Alex Bennett Memorial Alliance Club Band of Brothers Charter Fund Colorado Masonic Daniels Fund Fruita Lions Club Fruita Rotary Grand Junction Orthodontics Grand Valley Power Latin Anglo Alliance Saccomanno Sartomer Mike Williams Memorial Local Scholarships
STRENGTH OF CHARACTER ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE/PROMISE LEADERSHIP POTENTIAL AND EMOTIONAL MATURITY POTENTIAL TO CONTRIBUTE TO ONE’S COMMUNITY WELL-ROUNDED PERSONALITY FINANCIAL NEED EXPECTED FAMILY CONTRIBUTION BETWEEN $0 AND $6000 HTTP://APPS.COLLEGEBOARD.COM/FINCALC/EFC_WEL COME.JSP 1 PAGE ESSAY DUE TO COUNSELING ON OCTOBER 14TH Daniels Fund Selection Criteria
$500 SCHOLARSHIP TO MESA STATE FOR FMHS STUDENTS EVERYONE WHO APPLIED LAST YEAR EARNED THE SCHOLARSHIP Mesa State Foundation
$1,500 MERIT BASED SCHOLARSHIP 3.5 GPA 1875 SAT OR 28 ACT COMPOSITE TRANSCRIPT ANALYSIS 1 APPLICANT PER 100 STUDENTS DUE IN FEBRUARY Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship
2 $1000 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FMHS STUDENTS FOR 2011 GRADUATES Class of 2010 Legacy Scholarship
$1,231 300 HOURS OF SERVICE MUST BE 17 25 STUDENTS IN DISTRICT 51 FIRST COME FIRST SERVE TALK TO BECKY FOSTER IN THE LIBRARY TO SIGN UP Americorp Scholarship
Colleges are a great source for scholarships Colleges compete for the best students A common strategy is to apply to several colleges and compare financial award packages. Some scholarships require a separate application. Some scholarships are automatically reviewed with admissions applications. Private colleges often have much more scholarship money available than public schools. Small liberal arts colleges, especially in the Midwest often offer good scholarships. Geographic diversity can work to your advantage.
Examples of Mesa State Scholarships Mesa State Scholarships (combination of 2 of 3 criteria) Academic Achievement: $1,200 per year, renewable. 3.o gpa; top 20% of class; or a 22 ACT or 1040 SAT. Presidential: 3.25 $2,000 per year, renewable. GPA:top 15% of class; or a 25 ACT or 1120 SAT Trustee: $2,500 per year, renewable. 3.5 GPA; top 10%, 27 ACT or 1200 SAT Distinguished: resident tuition and fees. 3.75 GPA; top 5% of class; 29 ACT or 1280 SAT. First Generation: parents have not graduated from college. Document Financial need, 2.5 GPA, top 25% of class or 21 ACT or 970 SAT. Register to retake ACT www.actstudent.org. Cost $33www.actstudent.org
Avoid Scams You should not have to pay to apply for a scholarship or apply for the Colorado Opportunity Fund. Avoid giving too much information. FMHS does not endorse any companies that assist students with their scholarship search.
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