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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.
ASU Distinguished Scholarship (formerly known as Carr scholarship) Students are automatically evaluated upon admittance to ASU. Check the matrix to see which level you may qualify for.
ASU General Scholarships Students may apply for this scholarship after being accepted to ASU. This application puts students in consideration for over 350 scholarships through ASU. Deadline to apply is January 15th so students are encouraged to apply early.
Texas Tech University Scholarships This site lists multiple scholarship opportunities for students planning on attending Texas Tech.
Charles Butt Scholarship for Aspiring Teachers This scholarship is for students majoring in education. Check the website to see if your university participates in this scholarship.
Terry Foundation Scholarship Students are invited to apply through their university. Check the website for details on each school.
Here are a few FREE Scholarship Search Engines to look for additional scholarship opportunities:
NHS Scholar Dollars - Search engine for NHS members only
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 form, students and parents will need to create a FSA ID. Students and parents will need separate usernames, passwords, and email addresses.
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.
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