FROM DEKALB COUNTY SCHOOLS 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.
The 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.
Scholarships fall into many categories: academic
merit, special talents and abilities, employer scholarships
(yours/your parents), community organization and club
This 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 an interest.
You 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.
Never open sealed envelopes containing transcripts or recommendations.
An official document that has been opened is no longer official.
There 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.