SCHOLARSHIPS

Last Updated: 12/5/2021 8:44 PM

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The Community Scholarship Information Night

The in-person presentation has been canceled.  Please see the following information. 

"Seniors! Get a jump start on the Community Scholarship Application that will be available on December 16 by checking out the steps in this infographic
ATTENTION: NO Community Scholarship Meeting will be held on 12/16 at Westerville South. Directions and additional information will be coming digitally in the following weeks via email (to student and parent), Schoology, Announcements, etc."

Every year, our community pulls together to offer our seniors scholarship awards.  These awards are not just focused on high achievers.  There are a variety of scholarships that focus on community service, particular interests (sports, engineering, firefighting, etc), the loss of a loved one and those with high academic status.  ALL students should apply for those they qualify for.

We wish you the best of luck and if you have any questions please reach out to Mrs. Stovall, stovallj@wcsoh.org.

 

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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION GUIDE


 

Interested in additional scholarships?

  • Please reach out to unions, church groups, cultural groups, fraternities/sororities

  • College Scholarships-  This is where the majority of scholarships come from. Please pay close attention to application deadlines and procedures. Some application deadlines are as early as November 1.  Strive for the best grades possible and strong test scores.  (During the pandemic, most colleges/universities are under the impression that students have not had ample time to achieve needed test scores.)

  • Check Naviance:  Any scholarship information (national and state) that is filtered through the counseling department will be listed on Naviance.
    • Check weekly for updates.
    • (Click on "College Tab" and select "Scholarship List" at the bottom of the page.)        

 

  • 21-22 National/State:  This list is compiled from scholarship opportunities that are sent directly to the School Counseling Office.

 

Additional Sites

  • Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
  • American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
  • American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.
  • Broke Scholar
  • Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
  • CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
  • Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
  • The Columbus Foundation 
  • The College Board Opportunity Scholarships - The program guides juniors and seniors through the college planning process and offers the chance to earn scholarships, from $500 to $40,000, for every action that students complete.
  • Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
  • Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
  • Fastweb.com- Create a profile and let fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
  • Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
  • Going Merry- A free, one-stop scholarships platform. It matches you with scholarships and then helps you apply directly. It has both local and national scholarships and you can bulk-apply for multiple scholarships, which share similar essay prompts, using one application.
  • Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
  • HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
  • KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
  • MeritAid www.meritaid.com
  • “No Essay” College Scholarship
  • The NSHSS Foundation - The NSHSS Foundation fosters the growth of students pursuing the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), business, economics, public policy, and environmental science and sustainability fields. Through special programs, including the NSHSS Honor Society, the NSHSS Foundation connects young scholars with additional opportunities to advance their education, personal growth and career interests.
  • Ohio Board of Regents
  • Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
  • RaiseMe
  • Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
  • SallieMae: College Answer
  • Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
  • Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
  • Scholarship Experts www.scholarshipexperts.com
  • United Negro College Fund Scholarships
  • Scholarships.com– A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
  • Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
  • Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board