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College Scholarships & Grants

FAFSA

You will need to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify for all need-based aid. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to learn about the FAFSA and to apply for an FSA ID.  This should be done in the student's senior year.  The FAFSA opens October 1 and uses prior year information so that the IRS retrieval tool can be used to help fill out the form.   It is better to apply with an estimate of your taxes than to apply late.  COLLEGES SET THEIR OWN DEADLINES FOR FAFSA SUBMISSION. DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE!

Help to complete the FAFSA is available on https://studentaid.gov/resources  where there are tips, advice and videos to show the process of completing the FAFSA. Check the financial aid office at the college(s) to which you apply to be sure you have the correct paperwork.  Some colleges require the CSS Profile and/or an institutional financial aid application. 

Some colleges require that students complete the CSS Profile and/or an institutional financial aid application. Be sure to consult the financial aid office at every college to which you apply to be certain that you are completing all of the correct paperwork. The CSS Profile is available online. Keep copies of all forms, including income tax forms, the FAFSA, the CSS, and all institutional application forms.

EVERY STUDENT SENT                                             Attention Parents of Christian Students:                We have $4k in scholarships as a part of the Every Student Sent pre-launch campaign available for your kids. If your college-bound or college-aged student could use some extra cash this coming school year, send them to https://everystudentsent.org/.    While we are primarily focused on the spiritual needs of students across the country, we know financial needs are pressing to many students right now. Every Student Sent is a unique community-based platform launching soon that has a vision of connecting students to existing ministries, churches, and each other in order to propel them towards Gospel-centered mission as they navigate and engage culture during college.

APRIL SCHOLARSHIP PICKS

https://scholarsapp.com/flyers/april/scholarships-april-OH.pdf

PELL GRANT

$87 Million in Unused Federal Financial Aid in 2019

In Ohio, approximately 45% of students are eligible for Pell Grants each year.  This means 21,600 high school seniors who may have been awarded a Pell Grant did not receive one. According to the 2018 Trends in Student Aid Report, the average Pell Grant awarded to a student in the U.S. was $4010.  A Pell Grant does not have to be repaid unlike student loans.To apply and find out more about the Pell Grant go to

https://www2.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html

Searching for Scholarships?

Students are encouraged to log on to FASTWEB to explore additional scholarship opportunities. Fastweb maintains a file of over 600,000 scholarships. When information about National Scholarship competitions is received in Guidance, it will be placed in a file that students can browse if they are interested.

Additional Local Sources

Be sure to check with your parent's employer and your employer for scholarship opportunities. Many businesses and unions offer financial assistance to eligible members. Your church and organizations within the community in which you hold membership may also offer assistance. 

Best 32 Scholarships in Ohio 
A site with information about scholarships for Ohio-based colleges and universities.
 

Check the Counselors' Corner!!

You will be notified of any scholarship opportunities that come to the guidance office through this web page and through the weekly Counselors' Corner https://www.shekinahchristian.org/apps/pages/counselorscorner. You can also check other high school guidance websites for scholarship programs that they may have listed

PRUDENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY AWARD

November 10—Apply for a 2021 Prudential Spirit of Community Award
Are you a middle level or high school student (grades 5-12 ) who is
making a difference in your community through volunteering? Apply
and you could win! State Honorees receive a $1000 scholarship and
an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.* in May. The deadline for
applications is November 10, 2020.
*This may be a virtual event depending on COVID-19.You could win $1000 and a trip to Washington D.C. in May. The deadline for applications is November 5, 2019. Access the application at https://spirit.prudential.com/  or https://cutt.ly/5ezMnkK

 
AFFORDABLE ONLINE COLLEGES

The SR Education Group offers a guide to online colleges.  Check out this resource at https://www.guidetoonlineschools.com/

Another site to find affordable online colleges is https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/

Go to this Christian students' guide to affordable online Christian colleges.

Scholarships

As part of its mission to make education more affordable, SR Education Group has given away $637,000 of their profit in needs-based scholarships since 2010.

Scholarship Name Award Deadline Scholarship Application
Community College Scholarship
Eligibility: Students enrolled at a public community college, junior college, technical college, or city college, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.
$5,000
Dec 21, 2020
Apply
Military Scholarships
Eligibility: Students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military and are enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.
$5,000
Dec 31, 2020
Apply
Undergraduate Scholarship
Eligibility: Undergraduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.
$5,000
Dec 31, 2020
Apply
Graduate Scholarship
Eligibility: Graduate students enrolled at a private or public educational institution, and working towards a certificate, diploma, or degree.
$5,000
Dec 31, 2020
Apply
 
Scholarship Opportunity

Each year Everence awards regional scholarships of $1000 to eligible students. The top three recipients will receive additional scholarships totaling $2,000 or $1,000.  Check out the list of 2019-2020 Everence scholarship winners posted on the website:  https://cutt.ly/7ezM1ot  To see eligibility requirements and to complete the scholarship application, go to the following link: https://www.everence.com/living-the-values/grants-and-scholarships-and-awards

 Juniors & Seniors

Find scholarships, other financial aid, and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Go to the College Board's Scholarship Search for help.  

 

PB&J Scholarship

Who is this scholarship for? For students who have experienced challenges in their lives and who have the drive to succeed.  This scholarship is open to all college-bound seniors at Shekinah Christian School who are attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the Fall of 2021.   Apply by December 31!

College Scholarships
College costs money!!  When you apply to a college get a list of the scholarships available.  Every college has a price calculator and information about scholarships on their websites.  Most scholarship aid for academics and talent comes directly from the college itself. When you apply for admission, request a list of scholarships available from the institution and ask about the procedures to apply for those scholarships.  
 
 
 
Complete ONE Application (https://applicationu.com/App1.cfm) to apply to THREE Christian colleges for free! (Additional schools only $5 each.) There are 81 Christian Colleges participating.   Students who take advantage of the FREE Christian College resources are automatically entered into the $2,500 Christian College Scholarship Drawing.  You may sign up at https://christianconnector.com/  The participating Christian colleges offer millions of dollars in scholarships each year. The Christian Connector also provides a FREE ONLINE Christian College Scholarship Resource.