SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
Scholarship information and applications are available in the Inderkum High School Career Center. Students apply for most scholarships during the fall and early spring of senior year. Students can apply for some scholarships during junior year. A regularly-updated scholarship bulletin is posted in the Counseling Office, on the Career Center's web page and in the Career Center, room G214. Students should review this bulletin and check the scholarship file regularly in the Counseling Office or Career Center to stay informed of scholarship opportunities and upcoming deadlines!
Eligibility for scholarships and financial awards are often based on one or more of the following:
1. Overall grade point average and test scores (usually SAT or ACT)
2. School and community activities
3. Religious affiliation
4. Athletic involvement and ability
5. Ethnic/cultural background
6. Membership and leadership in various organizations
7. Financial need
8. Motivation and personal qualities
9. Related experiences and volunteer work
The scholarship application process begins with the student fully completing the application form and attaching any required supporting documents (letters of recommendation, essays, current transcripts, etc.). Meeting the due date for the scholarship application is essential!
1. Type the application.
2. Give careful thought to the essay. Check for accuracy.
3. Obtain letters of recommendation early from employers, teachers, counselors, and/or professionals who know the student well.
4. Be very honest with the information provided on the application.
5. Make copies of completed applications and award information to keep in a personal file.
HOW TO APPLY
In addition to checking the scholarship file in the Career Center, students can find many scholarship opportunities online. The following are some free scholarship search websites:
BE AWARE OF SCAMS!
Scholarship consultants and financial aid seminars sometimes charge a fee for information that can be otherwise obtained for free. Students and parents should not have to pay money to apply for any scholarship. If a fee-based scholarship or financial aid service sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) and Cal Grant GPA Verification are due March 2 of each year. ATTEND OUR ANNUAL COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID NIGHT WHICH IS SCHEDULED FOR JAN. 17, 2013
Last Modified on 12/17/2012 4:02:00 PM