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.

CREATE A GREETING CARD SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Ages 14+

Amount: $10,000

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

Deadline: March 1st

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors who are a son/daughter of a Knight of Columbus member

Amount: $1,000

Apply: See Mrs. Russ for an application.

Deadline: March 10th

RUTLAND AREA MEDICAL COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Seniors currently in an academic program in a healthcare field or acceptance into an academic program in the healthcare field

Amount: $1,000

Apply: See Mrs. Russ for an application

Deadline: March 15th

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

SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP

Who: Senior planning to attend a trade school or technical college AND whose family member (grandfather, grandmother, step grandparents, father, step father, mother, step mother, adopted parents or grandparents, and brothers or sisters) are a member of the American Legion Family.

Amount: $500 or $1,000

Apply: See Mrs. Russ for an application

Deadline: April 15th

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