Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

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/

Local Scholarships are due on Friday December 14, 2018 by 3:00pm

Local Scholarship Instructions 2018-19

TUSD 2018-19 Local Scholarship Application

 

Other Scholarships 

2019 Edison Scholars- Deadline 12/14/18

Application for the $40,000 Edison Scholars college scholarships are now open

Criteria to apply:

Highschool Seniors with financial need

Minimum 3.0 GPA

Plan to attend a 4 year college or university and pursue studies in the STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) fields.

Find the Application here.

The Geisinger Scholarship Program- For students who are applying to the University of Michigan- Deadline 1/15/19 by 5PM

The scholarship program will provide $20,000 in annual support to students from selected geographical areas. This scholarship will be awarded to first year students admitted to the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Application and more information can be found here.

 

We the Students Essay Contest- Deadline 2/14/19

 

Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner.

Find the prompt and more information here.

 

South Bay Women’s Business Association Scholarship -2/24/19

The SBWBA is awarding (7) students with $2,000 scholarships

Selection Criteria: Women who are graduating high school seniors, undergraduate college students who have completed at least one year of study, or students continuing with postgraduate or graduate work are encouraged to apply. Must have a minimum of 3.0 (Weighted GPA) to apply.

Application and more information can be found 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.

 

Sons of Italy Western Foundation Scholarships- Deadline 3/1/19

 Multiple scholarships available for students who are of whole or partial Italian descent who plan to enroll in an accredited Trade School, College, University or Community College for the fall of 2019.

Scholarships are available in the following categories: academic awards for highschool seniors, Italian Language Study Grants in Italy for high school Seniors for the Summer of 2019 and athletic awards.

Apply 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