FROM ALAMANCE-BURLINGTON SCHOOL SYSTEM COUNSELORS FOR
GETTING SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID
assistance is a major concern for most students who plan to continue
their education beyond high school. Here are a few tips to help
you get the financial aid that is available to you.
best source of financial aid is the college or university
itself. You should search for financial aid in the form of
scholarships and grants offered by the college or university
to which you are applying.
fall into many categories: academic merit, special talents
and abilities, employer scholarships (yours/your parents),
community organization and club scholarships.
Online Scholarship Guide contains scholarships announced through
the Counseling Department of your high school. Scholarship
name, discipline, value, eligibility criteria, approximate
due date and contact are given for each scholarship. Review
this information carefully. Not all applications
will be available at the beginning of the school year since
many of the sponsoring organizations wait until close to the
deadline to send them. Also, sometimes scholarship providers
will change application deadlines, so be sure to contact your
school counselor about all scholarships in which you have
must be an active participant in the search for financial
assistance. Please take advantage of this information and
apply for all scholarships for which you qualify.
is always impressive to type applications and/or use black
open sealed envelopes containing transcripts or recommendations.
An official document that has been opened is no longer official.
is a wide range of scholarships available with many different
types of eligibility requirements. You probably are
eligible for some type of assistance. Don't miss this
opportunity to receive it.