Financial Aid & Scholarships
Financial Aid for college can seem pretty difficult. But we have a list of resources that could help you with your planning. FinAid and Fast Web are excellent places to start. You can also check out the links below.
Below you will find basic tips for filling out scholarship applications. Please remember that scholarships will be available as we receive them.
Students should apply only for the scholarships he/she is eligible for.
Complete the application in its entirety.
Read and follow all the instructions on the application.
Submit a neat and clean application. Usually typed or in black ink.
Write a well written essay that makes you stand out.
Request recommendation letters at least 2 weeks before you need them. Give plenty of time and thank the individual writing your recommendation.
Keep track and meet all scholarship deadlines.
If you are responsible for, mail the scholarship to the right address with the correct postage.
Have someone review the application materials.
If needed, ask for help!
Be satisfied and proud of your application and make a photo copy for your records before submitting it.
Scholarships.com has some great information about scholarship application strategies and some tips on a successful approach for getting scholarships. Scholarships.com also gives ten tips for writing effective scholarship essays. If you have any scholarship questions please see Mrs. Lancaster or Mrs. Buchanan in the Guidance office.
Community Foundation/Scholarship Links:
Blue River Community Foundation/Scholarships (Shelby Co.)
Central Indiana Community Foundation/Scholarships (Marion Co.)
This list is updated as the guidance office receives additional scholarship opportunities.