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Students, would you believe me if I told you there is free money to help you pay for college? I strongly encourage you to take the time to complete scholarship applications as they become available. Look for scholarships that are specific to the college that you plan to attend. Below you will find links for local scholarships, college-specific scholarships, and national scholarships. 
There are 3 types of scholarships:
Local Scholarships: These scholarships are opportunities for students in the area (some even specific to La Vega High School).
Name Deadline Eligibility
Tip-Off Sports Scholarship 9/11/2019 Basketball Player or Manager - See App for additional requirements
Mister & Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pagent 1/31/2020 See Application for details
National Honor Society Scholarship 12/6/2019
  • Senior members of an active NHS chapter who are in good standing are eligible to apply for an NHS Scholarship.
  • NHS Members must create a student account before they can access the NHS Scholarship application.
  • The NHS adviser must verify the student’s membership before the student can begin the application.
  • Verified NHS members may start the NHS Scholarship application beginning on October 1.
  • All applications require two recommendations, and certification by the NHS adviser in order to be considered complete. Incomplete applications are not evaluated.
William C. Doherty and John T. Donelon Scholarship Fund  12/31/2019
  • Applicant must be the son, daughter or legally adopted child of a letter carrier NALC member in good standing—active, retired or deceased. Stepchildren and grandchildren are eligible if they live with the letter carrier in a regular parent-child relationship.
  • Applicant’s parent must be a member in good standing of NALC for at least one year prior to making application.
  • Applicant must be a high school senior when making application and must submit the application form, signed by the NALC member and an officer of the member’s NALC branch. This form must be returned to NALC headquarters by December 31.
Architects Foundation Diversity Advancement Scholarship  1/17/2020
  • a high school student planning to enroll in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree
  • a rising second-year college student in a NAAB-accredited architecture degree program; or,
  • a technical school or community college student who has completed high school or its equivalent and intends to transfer to a NAAB-accredited architecture program
Annual National Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship Award 1/15/2020

Competition open to all high school seniors who are U. S. citizens and are planning careers of service to the United States in local, state, or federal government. All awards are for one year.



College Specific Scholarships: Colleges offer numerous opportunities available specific to that college.  You will want to search out their website, but I post the ones that I come across. 
Nationwide Scholarships & Resources: The scholarships are available to anyone in the U.S.  They are offered through various corporations and organizations and are competitive since they are available to all students.
Here is a good "letter of recommendation request" form you can give to anyone that you are requesting recommendation letters from so they can write the most effective letter on your behalf.
Scholarship Application Checklist
Students these are the items/info you may need when applying for scholarships:
Academic Information 
  • Current School Info - name of high school or college, class rank, expected graduation date 
  • School Transcript 
  • Recommendation Letter(s)
  • College Choice(s)
  • Intended Academic Major(s)/Area(s) of Study
  • Academic Information - GPA, AP, Honors Courses
  • Six-digit school code (447288)
Personal Background Information 
  • Personal Information - name, full, address, phone number, date of birth, parents' names & employment
  • Email Address (one that you check regularly) 
  • Personal Statement/Essay - list of goals (education, career, personal) 
  • Resume or Curriculum  Vitae
Financial Information 
  • Parent's Income - most recent federal tax return if you are a depended 
  • FAFSA - completed free application for federal student aid at
  • Completed Student Aid Report (SAR) from your completed FAFSA
Miscellaneous Information 
  • School Activities - list of extracurricular activities, clubs, organizations, sports 
  • Community Activities - volunteer, community or public service activities (# of hours)
  • Employment - list of internships, assistantships, summer jobs
  • List of any awards or honors you have received 
  • Scholarship essay 
  • Portfolio