Scholarship Workshop Sponsored by Hagerty HS PTSA
Scholarship Resources • SCPS has a Scholarship page on their website • https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/epathways/scholarships/ • Link for various scholarship opportunities for all SCPS students • Link to the FAFSA application • Link to the Bright Futures Scholarship page • Link to Foundation Scholarships
Seminole State College Scholarship Information SSC has information on their website about Bright Futures scholarships, college scholarships, and private scholarship opportunities. Use this link to learn more: https://www.seminolestate.edu/scholarships
UCF Scholarship Information UCF also has information about scholarship opportunities on their website. Follow this link to learn more: https://finaid.ucf.edu/types-of-aid/scholarship-resources/
Online Scholarship Resources There are many online resources to help locate scholarship opportunities: • FastWeb (https://www.fastweb.com/) • Scholarships.com (https://www.scholarships.com/) • College Board.org (https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search) • Niche.com (https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/) • SallieMae (https://www.salliemae.com/)
(Online resources continued) • Cappex (https://www.cappex.com/) • Unigo (https://www.unigo.com/) • Scholarship Monkey (http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/) • Peterson’s (https://www.petersons.com/) • US Dept. of Labor Free Search Tool (https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx) Source: https://clark.com/education/best-websites-resources-to-find-college/
The Application Be sure to fill out the application completely Include all requested forms such as transcripts, references, etc. Be aware of the criteria for the scholarship – financial need, grades, volunteering, etc. – and be sure to highlight those areas Be sure to follow directions on how and where to submit your application properly Plan ahead – gather all necessary documents early Submit your application on or before the deadline
Gather the Necessary Materials • Keep a file for your applications, reference letters, achievements, and essays • Don’t wait until the last minute to contact someone for a reference letter • Request transcripts early and know who is responsible for transcripts at your school • A good resource to help you keep track of your high school accomplishments is Raise Me (https://www.raise.me/)
Raise Me Portfolio Tracks your grades each year Tracks your extracurricular activities and athletics Tracks community service and work experience Tracks test scores Tracks awards and honors
Raise Me Micro-scholarships Raise Me will keep track of micro-scholarship opportunities for various schools. Many of these micro-scholarships are based on different accomplishments or activities from your high school career.
The Essay Essay Do’s Essay Don’ts Make It Personal! Be sure to answer the question that was asked Focus on strengths Turn weaknesses into success stories Use detailed, actual examples from your life Proofread, proofread, proofread – have someone else proofread it Tell a story Save and date every essay Open your essay with a quote Repeat your resume’ Have the exact same essay for every application – tailor your essays Use words new to you
Local Scholarship Opportunities For Seminole County students
Scholarships for PTSA Members • Seminole County Council of PTA’s offers scholarship to Seminole County students. • Deadline to submit: March 18, 2019 • Submit by mail to: • SCCPTA • Attention: Scholarship Chair • P.O. Box 197165 • Winter Springs, FL 32719-7165 • Application Link: http://www.sccpta.com/scholarship-for-seniors---application--donations.html Hagerty HS PTSA offers scholarships to our Seniors who are members. • Deadline to submit: March 14, 2019 • Submit to Upper House Guidance • Application Link: http://hagertyhighptsa.weebly.com/scholarships.html • For questions, contact Katie Champlin @ email@example.com
Scholarships through the Foundation Application Deadline: Friday, March 29, 2019, 11:59 PM Raymond Gaines Scholarship - Award: $1,000.00Requirements: Graduating student must attend any Seminole County public high school; possesses a 3.0 or higher GPA; has been accepted to a 4-year college or university; will pursue a degree in education or an education-related field; and must have completed or in the process of completing 25 hours of community service. Each applicant must submit a 300 (maximum) word typed essay that describes why the applicant wants to enter the teaching profession, and present one letter of recommendation each from a high school and community leader. Dede Schaffner Scholarship – Award: $3,000.00 Requirements: Graduating senior of any Seminole County High School, who has an overall (weighted) GPA of 3.5. The student must be planning to attend an accredited 4-year college or university or technical program. Must have performed community service during his/her high school career. Must submit a 500-word essay on future plans. Student must show financial need. Student must have qualified to receive a Bright Futures Scholarship (75% or 100%). Must have an employment history. Also submit three letters of recommendation from teachers or administrative staff
Foundation Scholarships (continued) Kuiper Scholarship - Award: $2,000.00Requirements: Graduating student of any Seminole County High School, who has an overall (weighted) 3.50 GPA. Each applicant must submit two letters of recommendation from teachers and/or administrative staff. Selection should be based on academic performance and financial need. Frank J. Bracco Memorial Scholarship - Award: $2,500.00Requirements: Graduating senior of any public high school in Seminole County who plans to enroll in a trade program or related field. The student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, write an essay on their career goals and provide three letters of reference.
CFE Credit Union2019 Joseph A. Melbourne Jr. Annual Scholarship Program Deadline to submit: March 1, 2019 Application link: https://mycfe.com/info-for/opening-a-youth-account/scholarships
Oviedo Woman’s Club Scholarships • The Oviedo Woman’s Club offers three types of scholarships • For Hagerty HS or Oviedo HS seniors planning to attend a college/university • For Hagerty HS or Oviedo HS seniors planning to attend a technical school • For any Seminole County resident currently enrolled in college • Deadline to submit: March 1, 2019 • Link for application and information: http://www.oviedowomansclub.org/our-community/scholarships.html
Other Local Scholarship Opportunities • Oviedo-Winter Springs Lions Club 2019 Book Scholarship – for Hagerty, Oviedo, and Winter Spring high schools - $1000 • Lions Clubs District 35 Youth Exchange Scholarship – for Hagerty, Oviedo, and Winter Springs high schools - $1000 • Oviedo Historical Society – Robert James Lawton Scholarship – for Hagerty and Oviedo high schools - $1000 • 2019 Phil Cloninger Memorial Scholarship – for Hagerty, Oviedo, Winter Springs, and Lake Howell high schools - $2000 • ArtToberFest: Williams and Alice Jenkins Visual Arts Scholarship – all students - $500 • Links for these can be found on the SCPC Hagerty Scholarships page (https://www.scps.k12.fl.us/district/departments/epathways/scholarships/scholarships.stml?category=184)
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