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Stay current with scholarship opportunities during your senior year.  As scholarships come into the counselor office a list will be posted below.

Please check Local Scholarships

Please check Other Scholarships 

Students can set up an account to have notices sent to them about scholarships here:  http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/

If college is not for you, check out these Opportunities 

Sign up to receive information about scholarships that would be of interest to you at:   Fastweb.com  ,  ScholarshipsThe College Board , Iowa College Foundation , Hispanic Fund 

Target, Walmart, Best Buys, Coca Cola and many other corporations provide scholarships. Check out the Iowa College Aid Network at I CAN SUCCEED. "I know that Target and Coca Cola deadlines are early--by November 1.

Check the scholarship page on college websites. You will find scholarship opportunites that are focused on your planned area of study. Start this process early. Some are merit scholarships that require some type of early entrance to the college or writing of a test at the college. Many times this is in the FALL of your senior year.

Ask your parents if their place of business offers student scholarships. Many times opportunities are lost by not doing your homework in your own back yard.

Check with your local organizations and churches in your community.

Federal aid comes in the form of grants and scholarships. We will look into FAFSA later this fall.

SEARCHES and FINANCIAL INFORMATION---

  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • Fastweb – Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.