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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

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


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

  • 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

  • Completed Data Sheets

  • Providing adequate time is crucial!

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


Essays


A Caution….

Attach only what is requested…nothing more and nothing less


Who Should Apply?


How to Make $40.00 an Hour

Work:

$8 hourly= $6.40

31.25 hours =$200

Scholarships:

Complete (5) Applications @ (1) hour each

Receive (1) @ $200 Award=

$40.00 hourly


Apply, Apply, Apply!


Scholarship Resources

  • FAFSA (online January 1)

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

  • THS Scholarship Handbook


The FAFSAwww.fafsa.gov

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid

  • “Live” now for Fall 2014

  • “Sooner the Better”


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


THS Senior Scholarship Handbook


Before You Make Copies or Submit ANY Application…

Enlist a reliable proofreader!


The Applications

AISD General Scholarship Application

Specific Organization Applications

BE CERTAIN you are using the correct application!


General Scholarship Application(how it looks online…)


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

  • Photograph

  • Parent Signature


IMPORTANT!

  • The first “General Application” is for CCC

  • Be sure it’s complete


Specific Organization Application

  • Generally on-line applications

  • You are responsible for all requirements for these applications!


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

  • WEBSITE: https://blackboard.amaisd.org/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp?tab_tab_group_id=_2_1&url=%2Fwebapps%2Fblackboard%2Fexecute%2Flauncher%3Ftype%3DCourse%26id%3D_1943_1%26url%3D


Harwell and Harwell


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”)

  • Collection of area scholarships

  • Top 26 Texas counties

  • Detailed online application form


Amarillo *COLLEGE* Foundationwww.actx.edu/foundation

  • AC General Scholarship Application

  • “Other Scholarships”

    • The Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship


Local Colleges and Universities

  • AC Foundation

  • Buff Promise

  • Red Raider Guarantee


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

  • Sybil B. Harrington Scholarship: Feb. 1

    www.actx.edu/foundation

  • Amarillo *Area* Foundation: Feb. 14

    www. amarilloareafoudation.org

  • AISD Local Scholarships: Feb.26

  • Amarillo *College* Foundation: March 1

    www.actx.edu/foundation

  • FAFSA:

    www.fafsa.gov(March 1 if possible)


How to Get Started

Clear “Visual Clutter”


Non-Negotiable

“Thank You!”


Let Us Know!

Only scholarships that are recorded can be recognized!


Remind101.com

  • Send a text to:

    (940) 202-2884

  • Message:

    @c1a9


Good Luck!


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