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SCHOLARSHIPS/FINANCIAL AID/PAYING FOR COLLEGE

 
Check out the DULUTH HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP BLOG as it's updated weekly!
There's a lot of money up for grabs, so be sure to apply!
 
DHS Scholarship Blog 
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Scholarship Notices/Updates:
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*Scholarships/Financial Aid $$$
www.studentaid.ed.gov or www.fafsa.ed.gov (Student Guide to Financial Aid, FAFSA on the Web, FAFSA Express, help in completing the FAFSA, federal school codes)
http://collegegoalga.com/locations/ (Locations in Georgia for help completing FAFSA) 
www.fastweb.com (FastWeb scholarship search)
www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-highschool-seniors/ (scholarships for HS seniors)
www.athleticscholarships.net/ (NCAA eligibility, recruiting and athletic scholarships)
www.college-scholarships.com (scholarship search)
www.edtrust.org (financial aid)
www.estudentloan.com (student loan comparisons)
www.finaid.org (FinAid)
www.hsf.net (Hispanic Scholarship Fund)
www.meritaid.com (scholarship search)
www.nasfaa.org/redesign/parentsstudents.html (National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators)
www.salliemae.com (Sallie Mae)
www.scholarshipexperts.com (scholarship search)
www.scholarshiphelp.org (scholarship search)
www.scholarships.com (scholarship search)
www.debt.org/students/scholarships-and-grants/ (scholarship & grant search tips)
www.kaarme.com/kscholarships/search (scholarship search)
www.freescholarship.com (scholarship search)
www.duluthscholarships.blogspot.com/ (scholarship blog)
www.spokeo.com/scholarship/list (schoarlship listing)
www.guaranteed-scholarships.com/ (scholarship listing)
https://myscholly.com/ (scholarship app.)
 
Scholarships by topic such as Major, Grade Level, Religion, Athletics, Gender, Disability, Minority, etc.
 
Scholarships by monthly deadline:
 

*Information on Selecting, Financing, and Applying to Post-Secondary Options:
 http://knowhow2go.acenet.edu/ (college FAQ)
www.blackexcel.org (Information for African-American students)
www.collegeanswer.com (College Answer)
www.collegeispossible.org (Coalition of America’s Colleges and Universities)
www.commonapp.org (college applications online)
http://www.coalitionforcollegeaccess.org/ (college applications online)
http://commonblackcollegeapp.com/ (Black College common application online)
www.gocollege.com (GoCollege)
www.inlikeme.com (college admission resources)
www.mappingyourfuture.biz (Mapping Your Future)
www.myfuture.com (Career and Military opportunities)
www.nacacnet.org (National Association for College Admission Counseling)
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net (NCAA eligibility)
www.offtocollege.com (Off To College)
www.schoolsoup.com (School Soup/Good Call)
www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/cohome.htm (USNews.edu)
www.zinch.com (student profiles for viewing by colleges)
www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/georgia/

http://www.reviews.com/529-plans/ (Research of College 529 savings plans)

 
*Scholarship Information for Students that have no access for federal aid, limited access to state aid, and may be faced paying out of state tuition:
http://www.goldendoorscholars.org - Golden Door Scholars provides scholarships for DACA students and scholarships for undocumented students. Students may be high school seniors or recent graduates. 
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Financial Aid 101 Presentation by the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC):
Below is the presentation that was presented at Senior Parent Night on 9/26/18 by Hal Wilkerson. 
Coming soon for the Class of 2020!
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FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
  • Creating a FAFSA ID--
 
  • Steps to completing your FAFSA--
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GOING MERRY
Going Merry is a free scholarship application platform to help students find, apply, and win scholarships from one site. 

Direct applications - Apply directly to multiple scholarships from one site.
Auto Filled applications - Applications are auto-filled from the information in your profile for each application. 
Estimated application time and difficulty level are estimated to help prioritize.
Scholarships are grouped by essay topics for common essay questions so you can minimize the number of essays you have to write.
 
Build Your Profile!
Add your basic information, interests, and school details and you are matched to scholarships to which you’re eligible. Submit applications directly to any scholarship. Learn more at https://www.goingmerry.com.
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Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America – LEDA 
 
Each year, LEDA recruits a new cohort of Scholars!
 
  • Who: 100 qualified high school juniors who show leadership potential but lack the exposure and support they need to attend highly selective colleges.
  • LEDA Scholars receive leadership training, writing instruction, standardized test preparation and a year of highly personalized guidance as they navigate the application and admissions process at the most competitive colleges. Throughout college and beyond, Scholars are offered ongoing advising, career counseling, postgraduate planning and community-building support to help them succeed and lead.
 
Please visit http://ledascholars.org/ for more information and to apply.  
 
The 2019-2020 application deadline is TBA.