Scholarship/Financial Aid Information

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Scholarship Information
Scholarships are a great way to earn some of the funds needed for college.  Below are some steps to take in searching for scholarships.  

  • University Scholarships:  Look into scholarships specific to the university you have applied to.  Some even offer scholarships within a specific field of study.  Many of these scholarships are awarded after student is admitted to the university so be sure to get your applications submitted.  

  • Local Wall Scholarships:  Check the Local Scholarship tab for scholarship opportunities that will be opening in the Spring.  Check the list below and Mrs. Benson's google classroom often to ensure you don't miss out on a deadline. 

  • Scholarship America:  Search engine for national scholarships

  • Career One Stop: Scholarships geared toward specific careers or companies.

Here are a few scholarships that have come across our desks with submission deadlines for 2022-2023 noted. Check qualification requirements before applying. Links to scholarships and attachments can also be found on Mrs. Benson's google classroom.

Here are a few FREE Scholarship Search Engines to look for additional scholarship opportunities:

Earned a Scholarship?
Congratulations! Report the details to the counselor here.

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid form

October 1, the FAFSA form opens up for seniors and their families to begin completing. Financial Aid money is awarded based on merit and/or need and is typically distributed quickly, so the sooner you submit your paperwork, the more likely you are to be awarded a good financial aid package. 

Additionally, many universities use your FAFSA information to determine if you qualify for the aid the university is distributing. January 15 is the priority deadline for many universities and is when the first round of awards are determined. Check with the universities are you are applying to in order to ensure you are not missing out on the priority deadline. 

In order to complete the FAFSA formstudents and parents will need to create a FSA ID.  Students and parents will need separate usernames, passwords, and email addresses.  This video shows the process for creating an FSA ID. You can more information on creating an FSA ID at

***ASU Financial Aid officer will be at WHS on Wednesday, October 26th to assist students and parents in filling out the FAFSA. We will meet in the WHS library at 6pm. Please be sure to create an FSA ID prior to attending and bring required materials.***

For more information about financial aid check the following sites: 

Need a Transcript?  

Current WHS students: Send an email to Mrs. Benson and/or Mrs. Holtman that includes the name of the university or entity the transcript needs to be sent to and whether or not you need a paper copy as well.

Former WHS students: Please call the WHS office at 325-651-7790 and Mrs. Benson or Mrs. Holtman will be happy to help you with your request.

Due to FERPA regulations, the counselor cannot request a college transcript on your behalf. Students are responsible for requesting transcripts from Angelo Statue University and/or Howard College. 

Howard College Transcript Request 

Angelo State Transcript Request 

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