Finacial Aid and Local Scholarship Information

SCHOLARSHIP  NOTE: 

I have had inquiries from parents concerning paid scholarship search services.  Here is my answer: 

Be cautious. If any service you meet with asks for any money up front, it is probably nothing more than them doing an internet search, which is free to anyone. Beware of any service which requires up front fees or offers ‘guarantees’. In the past, one company promised a certain amount of scholarship money, but you had to prove you applied for and did not receive the scholarships…a big problem because most scholarships DO NOT notify you if you were not chosen, so the scholarship company did not have to ‘honor’ their promised refund!

 

I recommend www.fastweb.com which can be completed as a junior or senior. They will do the ‘search’ for you and send via email the ones that match up with gender, religion, GPA, location, activities, music, athletics, etc. Then they will notify you as new scholarships are added to their database which fit your criteria.  Other free sites are listed below. 

  

Use these links to get information on scholarships and financial aid:  

·     FASTWEB  

·     Financial Aid Info Page (FinAid.org)  

·     Cappex.com 

·     GOCOLLEGE

·     HighFiveScholarships.com

·     Iowa College Student Aid Commission  

·     College Answer  

·     MeritAid 

·     NextStepU 

·     Scholarship Scam Alerts  

·     Scholarship Search for Hispanic Students  

·     Scholarships4School.com 

·     SchoolSoup.com

 

 

·     U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Sites:

o  Federal Tax Credits for Higher Education (IRS Publication) 

o  Funding Your Education  

o  Student Guide to Financial Aid

  

·     FAFSA - Free Application For Federal Student Aid:  

o  FAFSA

  

USE THESE LINKS WHICH ASSIST STUDENTS & PARENTS IN DETERMINING POSSIBLE FEDERAL AID:

o  ACT FINANCIAL NEED ESTIMATOR  

o  FAFSA NEED ESTIMATOR 

WHS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FORMS ~ BY DUE DATE

There are 27 local scholarship forms available online plus several area scholarship links.

Click on each one listed below to link to the form and to view the application requirements.

  

Suggestion:  

1.  Copy and paste the form into a new Word document, adjust margins and underlines OR  

2.  Print off the form and print your information onto the form in ink. 

 

 DUE FEBRUARY 16th:


Wilton Alumni Association Scholarship


DUE MARCH 1st


Muscatine Community College Scholarship Application-also good forScott Community College 

·     Must be mailed in to Muscatine CC or Scott CC or submitted online by March 1st


DUE MARCH 15th


Eastern Iowa Light and Power Scholarship


DUE MARCH 31ST:


Max Jones Memorial Scholarship


DUE APRIL 1ST:

 

Beth Grunder Memorial Scholarship 

·     In pdf format- print off to complete the application

 

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine Scholarships


Harry & Nellie Griffith Memorial Scholarships  

·     Apply with the Financial Aid Office at the College you will attend

·     Good only at Iowa State U, U of Iowa, MCC & SCC

o  ALUMNI & TRANSFER STUDENTS-contact the Financial Aid Offices directly.

o  FAFSA & paperwork must be completed by that school's priority deadline

 

 

Gus Nopoulos Honorary Scholarship  

 

Clement J. 'Jake' Davies Family Scholarship

 

Janice Meincke Scholarship

 

Ruth Ann Goodrum Memorial Scholarship

  

Todd Allen Grunder Memorial Scholarships

 

Wilton EducationAssociation Scholarship

 

Wilton Fine Arts Guild Scholarship  

 

WTC Communications Scholarship Information Sheet (read first)

 

·     WTC Communications/Nic Peterson MemorialScholarships

·      WTC Communications/Leah MaurerMemorial Scholarship  

 

DUE APRIL 10TH


Bishop Trust Full and Partial Scholarships

·     ATTENTION ALUMNI - Please send your Bishop Application to:  

o  First National Bank  

o  Attn:  Bishop Trust Scholarship Committee  

o  300 E. 2nd St.  

o  Muscatine, IA  52761

  

DUE APRIL 15TH


Aaron Sissel Memorial Scholarships


Margaret Dallas Scholarship   

 

Burrows Memorial Trust Scholarships for Seniors

 

Burrows Memorial Scholarships for Alumni


Circle of Friends Scholarship In Memory of DeniseThede 


Justice Melton Memorial Scholarship


Meghan Van Zandt Miller Memorial Scholarship

 

Muscatine County Sheriff's Patrol Scholarship  

 

Parents For Youth Scholarships

 

Wilton (PTA/PTO) Parent-Teacher OrganizationScholarships



DUE MAY 1ST 

  

Hilbert & Ina Jensen Memorial Scholarships

   

Wilbert and Velma Petersen Athletic MemorialScholarship

 

Wilton National Honor Society MemberScholarship

 

 

 

OTHER LISTINGS


 Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship 

Open to seniors pursuing a career in the filed of animation. Scholarship Info is on the right side of the webpage.

 

 

Nursing Degree Scholarships

Apply here for Nursing Scholarships


AVAILABLE INTERNET SCHOLARSHIPS

Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships

http://www.coca-colascholars.org/programs.html

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

http://holocaust.hklaw.com/

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

http://www.aynrand.org/contests/  

Xerox Scholarships for Students

http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp

Sports Scholarships and Internships

http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html

Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/

Presidential Freedom Scholarships

http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/

Microsoft Scholarship Program

http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp

WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

http://www.wiredscholar.com/

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm

Multiple List of Minority Scholarships

http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financial-assistance/Scholarship/black.html

BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships

Easley National Scholarship Program

http://www.naas.org/senior.htm

Historically Black College & University Scholarships

http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm

Burger King Scholarship Program

http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

http://www.siemens-foundationorg/  

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid

http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm

Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)

http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html

INROADS internships

http://www.inroads.org/

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html

The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

http://www.roothbertfund.org/schol


WHS Guidance Center Resources on Financial Aid

TITLE

AUTHOR

"B" Students Complete Scholarship Book

Student Services, LLC

Chronicle Financial Aide Guide

 

Complete Scholarship Book

Student Services LLC

Counseling for College

Matthay, Eileen R.

Don't Miss Out! The Ambitious Student's Guide to Financial Aid

Leider, Robert and Anna

Financial Aid for College

Ordovensky, Pat

First Semester

 

Guide to Colleges with Programs for Learning-Disabled Students

Mangrum, Charles T.

Internet Guide for College-Bound Students

Hartman, Kenneth E.

Ivy League Programs at State School Prices-The 55 Best Honors Programs

Sullivan, Robert R.

Parents College Advisor (4 copies)

 

Paying for College Without Going Broke

Chany, Kalman A.

Scholarship Book 2007

Cassidy, Daniel J.

THE Scholarship Book

Cassidy, Daniel J.

School Shopping Tips

 

Smart Parents' Guide to College

Boyer, Ernest L.

Ultimate College Survival Guide

Worthington, Farrar, & Farrar

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