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IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

  

  • Each scholarship has a specific deadline and location for all materials to be submitted for consideration.

  • REFERENCES:
    Several scholarship applications require a character reference. If a reference is required, you may use one or more that is in the Naviance system.

  • ESSAYS AND REQUIRED LETTERS:
    If required, scholarship donors request that students write carefully, thoughtfully, and correctly (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.). This is a very important part of the overall application.

  • TRANSCRIPTS:
    A copy of your high school transcript may be required.  If so, be sure to request a copy from Guidance and allow a couple of days for us to process your request.  Factor this into your application preparation time.

  • COLLEGE BOARD SCORES:
    If the application requests them, you must provide copies of your scores.  Some applications require the scores come from the Guidance Department.

  •  ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING MATERIALS:
    Please read the instructions carefully and make sure that all your applications are
    complete. Many scholarship donors will not consider incomplete applications. Submit copies of any additional material along with your application.

  • IF YOUR APPLICATION IS NOT COMPLETE, THE SCHOLARSHIP
    COMMITTEES WILL NOT CONSIDER THEM!!


     

    We are thrilled to introduce the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships! 

    (** This opportunity begins with the class of 2020)

    The Scholarships

    The more effort you put in, the more chances you get to earn a scholarship ranging from $500 to $2,000. If you complete all six steps, you’re eligible to earn a $40,000 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded—through monthly drawings—to students who complete each step.

     

    1. Build Your College List: $500

    Get started by exploring colleges you’re interested in.

    2. Practice for the SAT: $1,000

    Use Official SAT Practice on Khan Academy® to get ready for test day.

    3. Improve Your Score: $2,000

    Show how practice pays off by improving your SAT score.

    4. Strengthen Your College List: $500

    Make sure your college list has a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools.

    5. Complete the FAFSA: $1,000

    Fill out the free government form to apply for financial aid.

    6. Apply to Colleges: $1,000

    Apply to the schools you want to attend.

    Complete Your Journey: $40,000

    Complete all six scholarship steps to be eligible for a $40,000 scholarship. 

 


 

Students,

Please click on the WCS Guidance Resource Slides to discover scholarship opportunities!

 


Here are links to sites to help you with a personalized scholarship search: 

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/massachusetts-scholarships/ 

https://www.nhs.us/students/college-admission-and-planning/scholarship-search 

https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search 

http://www.scholarshipportal.com/scholarships/united-states

https://www.fastweb.com/

https://www.scholarships.com/

 https://www.usnews.com/education/best-colleges/paying-for-college/scholarships

 

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