Scholarship Opportunities – Attention Seniors!
Students and their families are encouraged to apply for grants and scholarships to reduce the financial burden of continuing their formal education after high school. While grants are generally awarded for students demonstrating financial need, scholarships are often based on merit and/or financial need considerations.
Many organizations in the Farmington area community offer scholarships for seniors. The Farmington Public Schools Local Scholarship Common Application is used to determine scholarship finalists and/or winners for the scholarships listed below. Additional local scholarships are available with separate applications and are awarded by the sponsoring organization’s scholarship committee. (Some of the additional local scholarships may also require the FPS Common Application as a supporting document.) Students should contact their high school counselor with any questions. A limited supply of printed applications is available in our Counseling Office. The FPS Common Application may be completed once for all scholarships requiring its completion. Photocopies are accepted.
Local Scholarships – All High Schools
Every spring, our community offers scholarships to graduating seniors. Scholarship applications are due no later than March 22, 2013. Please follow the submission instructions indicated on each application.
Local Scholarships – Harrison High School
Other Scholarship Opportunities
None at this time
Student Paths’ Scholarship
To be eligible for these new awards, students need to register or log in to the Pathsport site https://pathsport.studentpaths.com/ Every month they will be giving out a $1,000 award to a randomly selected student that has logged into the Pathsport at least once that month. Students can log in each month for multiple opportunities to win. This is an absolutely great opportunity for students to be eligible for a large amount of money without requiring much effort.
If you are a senior who has received a scholarship this year, CONGRATULATIONS! The staff at HHS is proud of you and we hope you will continue your success long after you leave us.
We do have one request of you, as a favor to future Hawks, to help ensure that scholarships continue to be offered in the future. Each time you receive a scholarship, we would appreciate it very much if you would write a thank you note to the sponsor. This shows the sponsor that the recipients are grateful and encourages them to continue giving without feeling their efforts have gone unnoticed or unappreciated. If you are unsure of what you should write or need help with your thank you, parents and guardians can be a great resource for you and Mrs. Proctor in the Counseling Office would be happy to help you as well. Again, congratulations to all of those who have received scholarships and we appreciate your efforts to thank those who have made it possible.
Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, contains a database of federal financial assistance opportunities—grants, loans and work-study programs. Services include a Financial Aid Wizard and Scholarship Search.
This free online site lets you search for scholarships based on specific characteristics such as college, ethnicity, gender, activities, area of study and interests. Members are matched to relevant scholarship opportunities. Additionally, members can access financial aid tips and job and internship matches.
Students may search for scholarships or complete the Financial Aid Selector under the Schools tab and save it in their EDP. The link to access a student’s EDP: www.farmington.k12.mi.us/edp/.
MeritAid is a comprehensive resource for merit-based scholarships. Students can subscribe to weekly scholarship alerts with 5-10 college scholarship announcements.
http://www.finaid.org/finaid/fao-web.html College Financial Aid Offices
www.petersons.com Peterson's Education Center
www.collegeboard.org The College Board Online
www.actstudent.org The American College Testing Service
www.finaid.org Financial Aid Information Page
www.finaid.org/finaid/calculators/estimate.html Financial Aid Eligibility Estimator
www.msfaa.org Michigan Student Financial Aid Association
http://www.ed.gov/offices/OPE/PPI/HOPE/index.html HOPE & Lifetime Learning tax credits
www.ed.gov/money.html Student Guide & Funding Your Education
www.michigan.gov Michigan Department of Education
www.MI-StudentAid.org State of Michigan Student Financial Aid
Letter of Recommendation/Transcript Procedures
The Harrison High School Counseling Center is happy to provide students with Letters of Recommendations/Transcripts/Test Scores for any scholarship applications or summer programs. To process these requests, please allow five (5) business days.
In order to be considered official, these materials must be sent directly from the Counseling Office to the sponsoring agencies, therefore, please plan accordingly the timeliness of these requests. Students must turn in all of their completed documents to their counselor before their information can be sent through the U.S. Mail. The completed information will not be given directly to the students and their families for mailing, so it is very important for the student to contact their counselor within the five day guideline in order to meet a postmark deadline.