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Financial Aid Information for 2014 Graduates. Susan Carr, M.Ed. January 14, 2014. College Applications. Scholarship Applications. Typical Requirements. Legal Name Transcripts References. Legal Name. Exactly as it is on birth certificate.

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Financial aid information for 2014 graduates

Financial Aid Information for 2014 Graduates

Susan Carr, M.Ed. January 14, 2014

College applications

College Applications

Scholarship applications

Scholarship Applications

Typical requirements

Typical Requirements

  • Legal Name

  • Transcripts

  • References

Legal name

Legal Name

Exactly as it is on birth certificate

Official transcripts s ealed and usually mailed directly from ths

Official Transcripts (Sealed and usually mailed directly from THS)

  • Complete a “Transcript Request Form”

  • Provide a college addressed, stamped envelope to the Counseling Center for each official transcript

Unofficial transcripts

Unofficial Transcripts

  • May be photocopied and sent by student

  • Usually acceptable for scholarship applications

  • See Ms. Cortez in the Counseling Center for an updated copy

Letters of recommendation

Letters of Recommendation

  • Completed Data Sheets

  • Providing adequate time is crucial!

  • Provide an addressed, stamped envelope or arrange to pick up in person



A caution

A Caution….

Attach only what is requested…nothing more and nothing less

Who should apply

Who Should Apply?

How to make 40 00 an hour

How to Make $40.00 an Hour


$8 hourly= $6.40

31.25 hours =$200


Complete (5) Applications @ (1) hour each

Receive (1) @ $200 Award=

$40.00 hourly

Apply apply apply

Apply, Apply, Apply!

Scholarship resources

Scholarship Resources

  • FAFSA (online January 1)

  • Miscellaneous Sources (ongoing in CCC and from outside resources)

  • THS Scholarship Handbook

The fafsa www fafsa gov


  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • “Live” now for Fall 2014

  • “Sooner the Better”

The importance of fafsa

The Importance of FAFSA

  • Need-based Awards

  • Aid based on the financial situation of a family and student

  • Merit-based Awards

  • Academic, athletic, arts, etc.

  • Most require a completed FAFSA

Ths fafsa night


Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

THS Library

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Miscellaneous scholarships

Miscellaneous Scholarships

Financial aid information for 2014 graduates

THS Senior Scholarship Handbook

Before you make copies or submit any application

Before You Make Copies or Submit ANY Application…

Enlist a reliable proofreader!

The applications

The Applications

AISD General Scholarship Application

Specific Organization Applications

BE CERTAIN you are using the correct application!

General scholarship application how it looks online

General Scholarship Application(how it looks online…)

Aisd general scholarship application

AISD General Scholarship Application

Access application from CCC webpage

Complete and make one copy in CCC, then copy as many as needed

Add attachments requested

Turn into CCC on February 26, 2014

Alternative version the application on AISD website

See Mrs. Brandt for details

Additional aisd application requirements

Additional AISD Application Requirements

  • Photograph

  • Parent Signature



  • The first “General Application” is for CCC

  • Be sure it’s complete

Specific organization application

Specific Organization Application

  • Generally on-line applications

  • You are responsible for all requirements for these applications!

Specific application example harwell and harwell

Specific Application Example: Harwell and Harwell

  • APPLICATION: Harwell and Harwell DEADLINE: February 27, 2013

  • 80 gpa or better

  • Academic achievement

  • Leadership in and out of the classroom

  • US citizenship or legal resident

  • Transcript


Harwell and harwell

Harwell and Harwell

Aisd general application due date

AISD General Application Due Date

February 26, 2014

@ 4:00 p.m.

Alphabetize by Scholarship

CCC copy on top

Bring all at one time

Amarillo area foundation www amarilloareafoundation org click receive

Amarillo *AREA* Foundation (Click “Receive”)

  • Collection of area scholarships

  • Top 26 Texas counties

  • Detailed online application form

Amarillo college foundation www actx edu foundation

Amarillo *COLLEGE*

  • AC General Scholarship Application

  • “Other Scholarships”

    • The Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship

Local colleges and universities

Local Colleges and Universities

  • AC Foundation

  • Buff Promise

  • Red Raider Guarantee

Local ths scholarships

Local THS Scholarships

  • Jane Williams Memorial

  • R.A. Selby Memorial

  • J.W. and Lavern M. Collins Memorial

  • Coca-Cola (Local)

  • Amarillo West Rotary

  • Opportunity Plan

Scholarships by staggered deadlines

Scholarships by Staggered Deadlines

  • Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship: Feb. 1

  • Amarillo *Area* Foundation: Feb. 14


  • AISD Local Scholarships: Feb.26

  • Amarillo *College* Foundation: March 1

  • FAFSA: 1 if possible)

How to get started

How to Get Started

Clear “Visual Clutter”

Non negotiable


“Thank You!”

Let us know

Let Us Know!

Only scholarships that are recorded can be recognized!

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Good luck

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