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FAFSA-Financial Aid

The FAFSA(Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is used to apply for financial aid.All information and the application can be found at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ or The CADAA  (California Dream Act Application) www.caldreamact.org for those who are not US citizens. You can file a FAFSA between October 1st and March 2nd of the senior year.

Cal Grants: TUSD submits GPAs for all seniors each year. This means that you DO NOT have to fill out the GPA Verification Form. As long as you complete your FAFSA by March 2nd, you will be considered for Cal Grants.

In addition to the FAFSA, some colleges and universities will require the CSS Profile. That can be found here: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/

Other Scholarships 

For Current Seniors 

Scholarship Opportunity For Seniors who plan to go into CTE:

Attention Seniors who are planning to pursue a technical career after high school ( Auto Mechanic, Carpenter,  Welder, Electrician, Surgical Technologist etc.) There is a special scholarship for you! Please see Ms. Maldonado for details on how to apply.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships- Deadline ongoing

Beginning with the class of 2020 ( Current Juniors), College Board will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000. This scholarship program  does not have a minimum GPA or SAT score. Students have a chance to earn scholarships when they: Build their college list, Practice for the SAT, Improve their SAT score, strengthen their college list, Fill out the FAFSA and apply to college.

More information on this  College Board Opportunity Scholarships can be found here

 

9-12 Grade Scholarships

Scholarships from Flight Path Museum

A new Howard Drollinger Scholarship Program for $2500 has been added to our scholarships available for students pursuing careers in aviation.  The other scholarships are: Clay Lacy ($5000), Morrey Plotkin ($5000), and Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. ($2000). The deadline for submitting applications is Saturday, May 25. 2019.  Applications are available on our website at http://flightpathmuseum.com/education/scholarship-program/

Student Scholarships:

There are several scholarships programs available for all grades. Please visit here for all the scholarships offered, additional information, and deadlines. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Leone in the counseling office.

Scholarship Buddy:

There are several scholarships programs available for all grades. Please visit here for all the scholarships offered, additional information, and deadlines. If you have any questions please see Mrs. Leone in the counseling office.

College Covered (Discover) (Deadline Jan 31, 2020)

Discover Student Loans is giving away a $5,000 scholarship each month this year! The earlier you enter the more chances you have to win 1 of the 12 scholarships available. For more information and to enter visit here.

California Association of Collectors Educational Scholarship Foundation (CACESF) - Deadline is June 30, 2019.

CACESF is a 501c3 organization that provides scholarships to California high school students who demonstrate an understanding of sound financial and credit management. This year, CACESF is offering a total of three scholarships. First place winners will receive $2,500, second place winners will receive $2,000, and third place winners will receive $1,500. To apply, students must submit an original essay on the following prompt: Debt collection agencies in the US have an important job of collecting unpaid consumer debts. Why is unpaid debt collection so important to the US economy, and what personal finance strategies can you implement in your young adult life to ensure long-term personal financial stability? The application is open to current high school juniors and seniors. All applications must be submitted online at cacesf.org.

Cirkled in Scholarship

$2500 scholarship for 8th-12th grade students. It’s an easy scholarship to apply for, with no income bracket requirements, no minimum GPA, and no lengthy essay to write. Students can use it for any educational need, such as college tuition (4 year, 2 year, or trade school), books and supplies, even transportation if necessary. It’s free to apply. It’s open to all high school grades, not just the seniors. Apply here.

College Board Opportunity Scholarships- Deadline ongoing

Beginning with the class of 2020 ( Current Juniors), College Board will be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000. This scholarship program  does not have a minimum GPA or SAT score. Students have a chance to earn scholarships when they: Build their college list, Practice for the SAT, Improve their SAT score, strengthen their college list, Fill out the FAFSA and apply to college.

More information on this  College Board Opportunity Scholarships can be found here.

2019 Scholarships Opportunities

Attached is annual compilation of key scholarship opportunities, internships, and summer programs. Click here for a list of scholarshop opportunities. Interested in an internship? Click here for a list of career focused internship opportunities for students looking to gain valuable career experience. Both lists are updated regularly. It's not too early for students to begin planning for summer, also offered is a list of college focused summer programs click here.

Resources

The following links are great for national scholarship searches and more information on financial aid:

www.icanaffordcollege.info 

www.csac.ca.gov

www.ecmc.org 

www.scholarshare.com

www.fastweb.com

www.going2college.org

www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org

www.petersons.com

www.gocollege.com

www.moolahspot.com