Scholarships


Through the support of various donors in the community, West High School is able to offer scholarships to seniors to help pay for the costs of attending a community college, university, or trade school. All students are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

Local Scholarship Application Instructions

Local Scholarship Application

For questions, please contact Ms. Torres in the College and Career Center.

Private Scholarships

Private scholarships come from community foundations, service and fraternal organizations, corporations, independent foundations, research institutes, associations and national membership organizations, community organizations, and local donors.

Local and community scholarships are listed on Naviance under the "Colleges" tab. The list is found under "Scholarships and Money" then click on "Scholarship List."  Seniors should check this list often as new scholarships are added frequently.  Questions should be directed to Ms. Torres in the College and Career Center.

National Scholarship Search

National Scholarship Search is a database of over 3.5 million scholarships worth more than $18 billion! To get matched with your best fit scholarships, please login to your Naviance account.  Under the "Colleges" tab, click "Scholarships and Money" then click on "National Scholarship Search."

Other Free Online Scholarship Searches:

FastWeb.com

BigFuture.CollegeBoard.org

Scholarships.com

CollegeAnswer.com

ScholarshipExperts.com

Scholarships may also be found in many different books published by organizations and businesses such as Kaplan, College Board, Peterson's, and individual authors.  These books resemble "telephone books" and contain a wealth of information on scholarships offered across the nation.  In these directories you may find scholarships for unique interests or characteristics such as milk drinkers, dart throwers, asthmatics, tall people, or different cultural backgrounds.  Grab a pad of post-it flags and start exploring all that these directories have to offer.  Check them out at your local bookstore.

College Scholarships

When applying to Colleges, consider those who give merit based scholarships; these are awards based on merit rather than need.  Information is found on the college's website or by contacting their office of financial aid.  Be aware of any early applicaiton deadlines in order to be eligible for merit scholarship consideration.