As smaller local scholarship information comes into the guidance office, it will be posted on this page and in the Guidance Resource Area. Keep in mind, the largest source of scholarship money comes from the colleges you are applying to. Some colleges will have a separate form for their scholarships and some will want your regular application submitted much earlier than usual. It is up to you to be aware of these dates and deadlines.
In addition to this, every student is encouraged to apply for financial aid through the US Government. This is done after Jan 1st, each year for the following fall admission, by filling out the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) form. All colleges, both public and private, require the FAFSA form. FAFSA worksheets are available online. The big push is to apply online rather than using the paper form. When accessing the FAFSA form online, you should check the date. The form you should use is the one that is available January 1st of your Senior year. (i.e., The graduating class of 2014 should use the 2014 - 2015 FAFSA form.) The form can also be accessed on our "Guidance Links" page. Some private colleges also require the CSS/PROFILE form. You can register for your personalized PROFILE application at https://profileonline.collegeboard.com/index.jsp .
Many eager, organized and persistent students apply for a number of smaller local scholarships. This information gets mailed to the guidance office and can also be found online through scholarship search engines. A general rule of thumb: Never pay for scholarship information; you should not have to pay to get money awarded to you. Some scholarships will be in the form of a contest; i.e., essay contest; others will be awarding characteristics like leadership and academic excellence. The more of these smaller scholarships you apply for, the better your chances are of winning.
Some of these scholarships are offered to underclassmen, as well. You can check their website or our Guidance Resource Area.
A sample of Last Year's 2012 - 2013 College Scholarships
Polish Heritage Association of Maryland – Open to high school seniors or current full-time college students. Must be a legal resident of Maryland and have at least two Polish ancestors.
Additional Information on how to apply is available at: www.pha-md.org
Deadline to apply: Must be POSTMARKED by (March 31, 2013 per Flyer Guidance Received)
Esperanza Education Fund – Open to Immigrant students and students who have two immigrant parents in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to attend public colleges and universities.
Additional information is available at: www.esperanzafund.org
The on-line application is available at: www.esperanzafund.org/scholarship
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2013
Arden Gardeners Environmental Scholarship – Open to high school seniors who plan to major in environmental sciences or horticulture.
Applications available in Guidance
Deadline to apply:
April 1, 2013 (Extended to 4/12/13 per Marge McGugan due to our long Easter Break) – TURN IN APPLICATIONS TO GUIDANCE. WILL BE PICKED UP.
Central Scholarship – Over 40 various scholarships offered. Apply once and be considered for all that apply to you. Open to High School Seniors planning to attend college, current college students, graduate students, and professional students. Must be a Maryland resident.
For additional Information and to apply on-line go to: www.central-scholarship.org
Deadline to apply: April 1, 2013 at 11:59 pm EDT
Senator Edward R. Reilly Scholarship – Open to High School seniors residing in District 33.
To check your district, go to:
http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6 and click on “Who represents me” over the top of the right column.
If you live in a different district, contact your State Senator and ask about the Senatorial Scholarship process for their office.
Applications for Senator Edward R. Reilly Scholarship available in Guidance.
Deadline to apply:
April 1, 2013 (Extended to 5/1/2013 per Joyce Maloney due to our long Easter Break)
Kamryn Lambert Memorial Scholarship – Open to High School seniors who are interested in pursuing nursing or some other type of medical field.
For additional information and to apply go to: www.kamrynlambert.org
Deadline to apply: April 12, 2013
American Legion Boys State Summer Program – Current Junior Boys must attend this summer program to be eligible to apply for the Samsung Scholarship listed below.
Additional Information available in Guidance.
Deadline for Boys State Summer Program application is: Must be RECEIVED by May 1, 2013
SunTrust Off to College Scholarship – Open to High School seniors and current undergraduate college students.
Enter for a drawing every two weeks.
For additional information and to register go to: https://www.suntrusteducation.com/ScholarshipSweepstakes/index.html
Deadline for last entry: May 10, 2013
Society of Women Engineers Scholarship – Open to entering FEMALE Freshmen thru Graduate students planning to have a career in engineering, engineering technology, and computer science.
For additional information and to apply go to: https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp
Deadline for entering Freshman application is: May 15, 2013 at 5:00 pm Central Time
B. Davis Scholarship – Open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
For additional information and to apply go to: http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline to apply is: May 27, 2013
Abbott and Fenner Scholarship – Open to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
For additional information and to apply go to: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline to apply is: June 14, 2013
Samsung Scholarship thru (American Legion Boys State Program) – Current Junior Boys must attend the Boys State Program in the summer to be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Additional Information available in Guidance
Scholarship Application is to be hand carried to the Boys State Summer Program June 16, 2013.
Big Sun Scholarship – All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. Sport involvement can be at the school or in the community. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
For additional information or to apply go to: http://bigsunathletics.com
Deadline to apply is: June 21, 2013
AES Engineers – Their belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason they are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.
Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
For additional information and to apply go to: http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm
Deadline to apply is: October 4, 2013