Scholarship and Financial Aid Information
Scholarship Search sites: Usually you create an account and they send you information about scholarships you might want to apply for. Read information carefully before joining. NEVER pay for this, or supply personal information like a social security number. You may also want to set up a separate email account because you will get LOTS of emails. This way, you can close your account after your search is over. Click here for information on Scholarship Search Sites.
University Scholarships: Automatic scholarships are awarded to all students who are admitted and meet the requirements for that particular scholarship. Often your application for admission is all that is required, but each school has its own guidelines. Merit scholarships are competitive and usually require additional things like an interview, essay, and separate application. Departmental scholarships are awarded based on your field of study. Check college websites for specifics. Apply early if you are wanting a school scholarship. Check school deadlines. Many are in November or December.
General Scholarships: These are scholarships offered nationally, state-wide, county-wide or locally through a variety of organizations. Check the General Scholarships Page often for new scholarships. Watch deadlines and criteria for eligibility.
ROTC Scholarships: https://www.goarmy.com/rotc/high-school-students/four-year-scholarship.html. Army ROTC is among the premier opportunities for students who want to get a college education, serve their country, and gain invaluable experience that will set them apart from their peers. Juniors begin the application process in June following junior year.
Local Scholarship Drive: This starts the first of February. Most scholarships are open to Wentzville students only. Several are for St. Charles County. All English IV classes will be visited to explain guidelines. Applications will be available on Going Merry. Winners are announced at Honors Night in May.
FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid- Use this form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school. This form is required to receive financial aid, including funds from the A+ program and some other scholarship programs. The application opens up on October 1 of your Senior year.
Access to free info and tools to help make your college plan:
- Why to fill out the FAFSA
- How to compare award letters
- Finding scholarships
- What to know about student loans
- Videos series
…And so much more!
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Sallie Mae in Partnership with Embark- Step by step guide and assistance in completing the FAFSA. Since 1995, Embark has been the leading provider of online application and admissions software to schools and universities. Sallie Mae has partnered with them to offer a free, fast, and easy way to complete your FAFSA.