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 the 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 2023-24 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

FAFSA form for 2024 seniors will open in December of 2023. 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. Check with the universities you are applying to to ensure you are not missing out on the priority deadline. 

To complete the FAFSA formstudents and parents will need to create an FSA ID at least 3 days before filling out the FAFSA form. Students and parents will need separate usernames, passwords, and email addresses. The links below provide information on how to create the FSA ID. Remember, this must be done BEFORE filling out the FAFSA.

Create your FSA ID here.

  •  This video shows the process for creating your FSA ID.

  • This document outlines the steps in creating the FSA ID.

  • This video explains who would be defined as a contributor for your student.

  • You can more information on creating an FSA ID at

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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