Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIPS & FINANCIAL AID

*Beginning October 1 families can file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): www.fafsa.ed.gov*

Raise.Me Micro-Scholarships

All students grades 9-12 are eligible to create an account to earn micro-scholarships throughout high school for things like attending a college fair, completing the FAFSA, playing a sport, taking the PSAT, volunteering, and more!! For more info & to register go to https://www.raise.me/join/black-river-usd-39.

VERMONT JCI SENATE SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors

Amount: $500-$1,000

Apply: See Mrs. Russ for an application

Deadline: Application must be postmarked by January 11th

DISCOVER STUDENT LOANS SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors

Amount: $10,000

Apply: https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/

Deadline: January 31st

10 WORDS OR LESS SCHOLARSHIP

Who: 7th-12th

Amount: $1,000

Apply: go to www.facebook.com/myscholarships and place a comment on any post you see answering the question: In ten words or less why you deserve the $500 scholarship *Note: Only answers will be read from users who have liked the StudentScholarships facebook page

Deadline: January 31st

NATIONAL CO-OP SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors applying to Clarkson Univ, Drexel Univ, Johnson & Wales, Merrimack College, RIT, SUNY Oswego, Univ of Toledo, Univ of Cincinnati, or Wentworth Inst of Tech.

Amount: $6,000, renewable

Eligibility Criteria: minimum 3.5 GPA (See Mrs. Russ)

Apply: Online at www.waceinc.org

Deadline: February 15th

*Clarkson: Jan 15th- Regular App

*Drexel: Feb 1st- Regular App

*Merrimack: Jan 15th- Early Action 2, or Feb 15th- Regular App

*SUNY Oswego: March 1st

CREATE A GREETING CARD SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Ages 14+

Amount: $10,000

Apply: https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm

Deadline: March 1st

AMERICAN LEGION OF VERMONT SCHOLARSHIPS

Who: Seniors

Amount: (1) Department of Vermont Scholarship - $1,500

(1) Department Commander Scholarship- $1,000

(10) $500 Scholarships

Apply: download the application at www.vtlegion.org or see Mrs. Russ for an application

Applications must be mailed to:

The American Legion, Dept of Vermont

Education and Scholarship Committee

PO BOX 396

Montpelier, VT 05601-0396

Include: Transcript & 2 letters of recommendation from Black River High School staff

Deadline: April 1st

THE STEPHEN PHILLIPS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors seeking a bachelor's degree at a four-year college

Amount: $3,000-$15,000; renewable for 4 years

Criteria: Students should have a history of part-time employment, be in good academic standing, and must have financial need: students with Expected Family Contributions (EFC) of about $10,000 or less. Families with special, extenuating financial situations should call or e-mail to see about applying (978-744-2111 or staff@spscholars.org). Use the financial calculator on the scholarship website to be sure you qualify financially (you will need the scholarships & grants that your choice college has offered you in a financial award package).

Apply: online at www.phillips-scholarship.org starting in December 2018*give yourself 4-10 hours to thoroughly complete the application responses and also allow time for recommenders to complete requests prior to the deadline. Application includes one formal essay, a few short responses, and a resume. You need to upload your FAFSA student aid report & financial aid award info from the college/university that you plan to attend.

Deadline: May 1st @ noon OR early response by April 3rd @ noon* only if you have the financial aid info from your choice school, the first 300 students who submit before April 3rd will receive a decision before the college reply date of May 1st

ROVER SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors

Amount: $2,500

Apply: https://www.rover.com/college-scholarship/

Deadline: May 1st

GETTING REAL ABOUT DISTRACTED DRIVING SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors

Amount: $1,000

Apply: https://comedydefensivedriving.com/scholarships/

Deadline: May 31st