Below is a partial list of scholarships Horizons students might want to consider applying for.
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FAFSA: This is Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, and is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs; these programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or a career school. Website: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
CSS Profile: The CSS Profile is an online application to determine eligibility for non-federal financial aid, which is administered by the College Board. Not every college requires it, but nearly 400 colleges do, so be sure to first check the list of schools to determine whether you need to complete the application. Website: https://cssprofile.collegeboard.org/
Pell Abacus: this scholarship site will tell you what types of need-based grants an applicant can qualify for. It requires some financial information to determine need, then it will show you what each student can qualify for at the school they entered. Website: https://pell.collegeabacus.org/
Reviews.com: the site shares some of the regularly used scholarship search platforms. Students can create accounts at some of these sites, fill out a profile, then the site will filter out scholarships that don’t match their profile and keep the ones that do. Website: http://www.reviews.com/best-scholarship-search-platforms/
Stephen Phillips: The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund offers renewable, four-year scholarships to students with financial need who display academic achievement, a commitment to serving others (in school, in the community or at home), a strong work ethic, and leadership qualities. Horizons at GFA has a partnership with the Stephen Phillips Scholarship Fund and will submit your name if you meet qualifications for applying. Website: http://phillips-scholarship.org/
Fairfield County’s Community Foundation: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation manages a large scholarship program for both graduating high school seniors and full-time students already enrolled in college. Website: https://fccfoundation.org/#
UConn Women’s Scholarship (must be attending UConn): this scholarship program is for high school seniors planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, or current UConn students who, as a role model or advocate, has advanced the role and contributions of women in society. Website: http://womenscenter.uconn.edu/programs-services/signature-programs/scholarship/
Connecticut Bar Foundation Essay Contest: This contest is open to high school students, vocational-technical school students, students enrolled in a high school diploma credit program under the age of 21, and high school age home-schooled students. We invite all interested students to submit entries through their school’s teachers or guidance counselors, or, in the case of home-schoolers, through their parent/guardian. Website: http://www.ctbarfdn.org/essaycontest
Dunkin Donuts: Scholarship recipients will be selected from eligible high school seniors who demonstrate a “well-rounded” character, attain a strong academic record, have demonstrated leadership, shown a commitment to school and community activities, and have experience in a work environment. Website: https://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/scholarship.html
Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program (for CT public colleges only): The Roberta B. Willis Scholarship Program provides state aid to help talented and needy students pay for college. It is not a merit program; priority is given to those who are least able to contribute to college costs. Website: https://www.ctohe.org/rwsp
Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Program (H.S. seniors only): The Joe Lieberman Connecticut Scholarship Fund, assists outstanding high school seniors from Connecticut who plan to pursue postsecondary education. Each recipient is awarded a $1,500 scholarship, renewable for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned. Website: https://www.scholarsapply.org/lieberman
Bridgeport Scholarship Programs: this site displays different programs that have scholarships to those living in Bridgeport or Fairfield County. Website: http://www.bridgeportct.gov/content/89019/95959/95999/96018.aspx