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cholarships

Chelmsford High School

Guidance Department

presents

$cholarships

what they are and how to get them

what are cholarships
What are $cholarships?
  • Free Money!
  • Also called “Grants” or “Awards”
types of cholarships
Types of $cholarships
  • National
  • Regional
  • State
  • Local
  • School
not just for einstein s
Not just for Einstein's

There are many different kinds of $cholarships…

Financial – Need Based

Academic – Merit Based

Talent:

Athletic

Musical

Artistic

Etc.

Other:

Community Service

Leadership

Overcoming Adversity Students with Disabilities

Specific/Quirky/Misc.

can t judge a book by it s cover
Can’t judge a book by it’s cover

Don’t assume that it’s not for you

  • Read Eligibility Requirements
  • Don’t Exclude Yourself By Title
  • Examples
how where do i find cholarships
How/Where Do I Find $cholarships?
  • Start Right here at CHS!!
  • Naviance
  • CHS Website
  • Guidance Offices
  • Learning Commons
  • Daily Bulletin
chs website and naviance
CHS Website and Naviance
  • = www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us
  • National, State, Regional and Local Scholarship Application/Links
          • Link to web based applications
          • Scholarship Descriptions
employers

Where else can I find $cholarships?

Employers:
  • Check with your own employers
  • Check with your parents’/guardians’ employers
  • Union specific

Colleges:

  • Institutional Forms
  • Check on specifics
cholarship search engines
$cholarship Search Engines

www.fastweb.com

www.finaid.org

www.mefa.org/collegebound

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

www.tericollegeplanning.org

www.scholarships.com

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.findtuition.com

www.collegeweeklive.com

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CHS Alumni $cholarships

>80 available Scholarships included in one application packet

Individual eligibility criteria and application requirements

Due: January 10th, 2014 – this Friday!

(Application must be completed online by January 10th. Transcripts must be requested through Naviance no later than January 10th. Put in “CHS Alumni Association” as recipient.)

town of chelmsford cholarship

Need Based

1 Application Form eligible for 60 private funds

Due: March 14, 2014

(CHS senior pkgs. to Main Office for processing)

*Must also file CSS Profile Form through

College Board by February 11th

Use code 3905

Town of Chelmsford $cholarship
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Town of Chelmsford $cholarship
  • Interview Process:
  • All seniors are interviewed by the Selection Committee
  • You have one chance to make a positive impression
          • -Be prompt
          • -Dress appropriately
          • -Be prepared with necessary paperwork
  • Previous years
  • >50 awards totaling over
  • $60,000 awarded!!
  • Over half who applied, received a scholarship.
warnings
!!Warnings!!
  • Don’t pay money to find money!
  • Scam Alerts: Federal Warning Website – www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams
  • Watch Out For Inaccurate FAFSA site correct one = www.fafsa.ed.gov(Free help to complete it at FAFSA DAY MASSACHUSETTS
  • See www.FAFSADAY.org for dates and locations.)
  • Be aware scholarships may impact financial aid
procedures
Procedures
  • Scholarship applications require transcripts
    • All requests must be made in Naviance
      • Scholarship Drop Down
      • Due Date
      • Specific Scholarship Name
    • Be aware of deadlines; you MUST request all transcripts at least 10 days in advance
naviance requesting transcripts for scholarships
Naviance ~ Requesting Transcripts For Scholarships
  • Go to the Colleges tab in Naviance.
  • On the left column, under resources, click on transcripts.
  • Under transcripts, click on the 2nd line: Request transcripts for scholarships or athletics.
  • On the form, the following are required:
  • Reason: from the drop down box, click Scholarship
  • Due date: fill in the scholarship deadline.
  • Recipient: fill in the NAME OF THE SCHOLARSHIP (not your name or CHS Main Office, …)
  • At bottom of page, click on Add Transcript Requests
final thoughts
Final Thoughts
  • Stay organized
  • Communicate concerning recommendation letters
  • Make copies
  • Adhere to deadlines
  • Learn how/when money is awarded
  • Be aware of terms of scholarships
  • Send thank you notes