Scholarships

Last Updated: December 6, 2019

**Please note:

All scholarship applications must be handed to Mrs. Skuches by the student in person. You may not email a scholarship into Guidance. This allows Mrs. Skuches the opportunity to review the scholarship application with the student and make sure that all the required documentation is contained in the packet. If the student is missing anything they can be informed immediately so they do not miss the scholarship deadline. 

If you are applying on-line for a scholarship and your transcript is required, see Mrs. Skuches in Guidance at least a week prior to the deadline date to make an appointment to have your transcript uploaded.

If a scholarship requires SAT scores, student must download themselves from collegeboard.org.

 

ROTC Navy Scholarship: For students entering a college or university Navy ROTC program.

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Scholarships for Class of 2020 Only Below. Click on the Red Title to Reach Application:  

Big Y Scholarship: Seniors who are Big Y customers or family members of Big Y customers. Online application only. Must be completed by 1/24/19. Please see Mrs. Skuches to send supporting documentation by the January 24, 2019 deadline.  

Guide to College Website: Inside the article are the links to dozens of scholarship opportunities. Please remember you must apply two weeks prior to any scholarship deadline to allow time for your supporting documentation to be sent.

Imagine America Scholarship: Technical school scholarship. Participating institutions include Porter and Chester, Lincoln Tech and UTI.

DAR Scholarships: 

Applicants must be citizens of the United States to apply for a scholarship offered by the DAR Scholarship Committee.  Applicants must also attend or plan to attend an accredited college or university in the United States. DAR chapter sponsorship is not required, however, applicants may want to reach out to a DAR chapter in their area for help with their applications. 

Important Information

  • Applicants should submit their scholarship applications for the 2020 academic year using the DAR's new on-line process from August 1, 2019 through February 15, 2020 at 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time). 
  • To access the DAR Scholarship Committee's online scholarship application portal, click here.
  • The scholarship application portal is not to be used when applying for the American Indian Scholarships or the DAR Good Citizens Award and Scholarship Contests.  Those scholarship applications must be sent to different addresses for processing. 

Scholarships available for students studying:

Nursing, History, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Elementary/Secondary Education, Math, English, Science, Chemistry, Horticulture.

Application Deadline February 7, 2019.

 

WACE National CO-OP Scholarship Program: Various college scholarships for the following colleges. Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales University, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The University of Toledo, University of Cincinnati, Wentworth Institute of Technology. Various deadlines some as early as November 1st. Please pay close attention to deadlines. 

Please note that to be eligible for the scholarship
you must apply to one (or more) of our
NINE WACE SCHOLARSHIP PARTNER INSTITUTIONS listed.
     
  CLARKSON UNIVERSITY

www.clarkson.edu I 315-268-6400

Up to Ten $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

December 1, 2019 – Deadline date for Clarkson University Early Decision applicants
January 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all other Clarkson University applicants
  DREXEL UNIVERSITY

www.drexel.edu I 215-895-2400

Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $30,000 per University criteria


November 15, 2019 - Deadline date for Drexel University Early Decision applicants
February 1, 2020 - Deadline date for Drexel University Early Action and Regular Decision applicants
  JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY

www.jwu.edu I 401-598-2345

Up to ten $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria


November 1, 2019 - Deadline date for Johnson & Wales University Early Decision applicants December 15, 2019 - Deadline date for all other Johnson & Wales University applicants
  MERRIMACK COLLEGE

www.merrimack.edu I 978-837-5000

Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per College criteria

November 15, 2019 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Early Action 1 and Early Decision applicants
January 15, 2020 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Early Action 2 applicants
February 15, 2020 – Deadline for all Merrimack College Regular Decision applicants
  ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

www.rit.edu I 585-475-6631

Up to Fifteen $8,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $32,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all Rochester Institute of Technology Regular Decision applicants
  STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK OSWEGO

www.oswego.edu I 315-312-2250

Up to twenty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

March 1, 2020 - Deadline date for all SUNY Oswego Regular Decision applicants
  THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

www.utoledo.edu/engineering I 419-530-8040

Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 per University criteria

February 15, 2019 – Deadline date for all The University of Toledo applicants
  UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

www.uc.edu I 513-556-2420

Up to Fifteen $6,000 merit co-op scholarships

February 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all University of Cincinnati Regular Decision applicants
  WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

www.wit.edu I 617-989-4000

Up to Thirty $6,000 merit co-op scholarships renewable for up to $24,000 to $30,000 per Program and University criteria

February 15, 2020 – Deadline date for all Wentworth Institute of Technology Regular Decision applicants

 

Raise Me Scholarship: 

What is a Micro-Scholarship?

A micro-scholarship is an amount of money that students are eligible to earn based on individual achievements throughout 9th-12th grade. They are awarded by colleges and universities who partner with RaiseMe, and each college or university creates their own program of micro-scholarship. The amount earned via RaiseMe represents the minimum amount of institutional aid that the college will award you if you are accepted and enroll in their school.

Colleges decide what achievements they want to award and how much they will award to students who meet their eligibility requirements (which can be found on their College page). For example, one college might offer $50 for an A in Algebra; another might offer $300, and so on.

Does the scholarship money come from RaiseMe?

No - micro-scholarship dollars are awarded by the college partner. All eligibility requirements and deadlines must be met in order for the dollars to be awarded, and they are awarded in the financial aid package before the student's freshman year begins.

How many micro-scholarships are earned with each achievement?

Each college can choose which achievements to award money for, and how much. For example, if you get an A in an English class, one college might award $500, another could award $1,000, and another, $50 - all for the same grade.

Can I earn from colleges at the same time?

Yes, you can earn from multiple colleges at once by following all the ones you're interested in. However, you'll only receive the scholarship funds from a school if you are accepted and attend that college.

What's the largest amount I can earn?

Colleges can set maximums on earnings for students via RaiseMe. It could be $8,000 at one college, and $80,000 at another college. 

If I earn micro-scholarships, can I still earn additional financial aid from that college?

Of course! RaiseMe automatically submits your Portfolio to colleges you're following on their earning deadlines, assuming your profile is complete (See: Eligibility Requirements). 

The amount you earn on RaiseMe is the minimum amount that the college will award you if you enroll in their school. However, the college can always decide to award you more scholarships based on merit or need once they see your application for admission. 

If I meet all the requirements, when/how will I receive the micro-scholarship dollars?

How do I get my scholarship money?

Here are some commonly asked questions about how micro-scholarships are awarded to students.

Is this money delivered to my bank account? Is it cash?

The money on RaiseMe represents scholarship dollars from colleges and is applied as a traditional college scholarship would be - as a discount on your tuition when you enroll. There is no cash from RaiseMe or from any of our college partners.

I'm seeing earnings for colleges start to add up - when can I get it?

As long as you are submitted, scholarships are awarded in your financial aid package if you apply, are accepted to, and enroll at one of those colleges. Be absolutely sure to complete your Portfolio so you are submitted to the college.

I've been submitted. Now what? When do I get the money?

If you haven't already, you need to apply and be accepted to the college, then enroll. 

The college will reference RaiseMe when determining financial aid for you, and as long as all requirements have been met, you'll be awarded at least the amount earned on RaiseMe in scholarships, grants, etc.

Note that RaiseMe may not be mentioned on the award letter! For example, you might have earned $2,000 from a college each year, and end up receiving $4,000 total. Those scholarships will come from different funds and it's very likely they will not say "RaiseMe" on them, but as long as the college provides at least the dollars promised on RaiseMe, they've met their obligation and all is well. If you aren't given the amount promised, you should contact either us or the college's financial aid office.

Can I use the scholarship money to pay for books?

The Micro-Scholarship dollars are awarded by the college/university in your financial aid package, and questions about how to receive those funds can be directed to the college itself. It's standard for the scholarship to be applied directly to tuition as a discount, not awarded in cash form for books or other supplies.

Can I use the scholarships I earn from one school for another school of my choice?

Micro-Scholarships are not transferable between different colleges, because they are awarded by the school itself, not by RaiseMe.

How will the scholarship be applied if I'm attending community college for the first 2 years and then transferring?

When you view a university's page on RaiseMe that you're Following, you'll see the total amount earned and the yearly amount you'll receive from the university if you are accepted, enroll, and meet all requirements via RaiseMe. The total amount earned is awarded over a four-year traditional graduation period while attending the university. 

If you attend a community college for two years before attending the four-year university, you'll be able to use two years’ worth of the micro-scholarships at the university once you transfer. For more specific information or questions, contact the college's financial aid office.

Can I take a gap year?

If you are taking a year off after high school and then are applying to college, RaiseMe is not an option for you to earn micro-scholarships ahead of time, because you are technically no longer in high school at the time of your submission.

If you are planning to apply to college, be accepted, then defer by a year, and you are completing RaiseMe as a high school senior, please contact the financial aid department at the college, as they may allow you to still qualify for micro-scholarships.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Searches:

College Board       Scholarships.com     

FastWeb                Sallie Mae       

Scholarships for Specific College Majors

 

You can also register with any of the scholarship websites listed below.  Upon completing a questionnaire, they will e-mail you with scholarships you may qualify for. Click on the title to be brought to the scholarship website.

The best scholarship search platforms of 2018

















www.studentscholarships.org

www.scholarships.com

www.fastweb.com

www.scholarshipexperts.com    

www.student-view.com

www.scholarshipbee.com

Accounting Scholarships

Society of Women Engineers

www.guaranteed-scholarships.com