Seniors file the FAFSA October 1st through March 2nd, 2018 using your 2016 Tax Return Information!
FAFSA is an acronym that stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Colleges and universities use this form to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. Therefore, even though the FAFSA is technically the application for federal aid, you have to fill it out to receive state and college-sponsored financial aid as well. If you're hoping for any government or school financial aid for college, you should file a FAFSA.
How does the FAFSA determine your eligibility for financial aid? The FAFSA is used by the US Department of Education to calculate your Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, for college.Your EFC is a dollar amount that reflects how much you can afford to pay for college for the following academic year. The lower your EFC, the more aid you're eligible to receive. Your EFC is determined based on income, assets, and other household information you'll be asked to provide on the FAFSA
An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. If you have a social security card then get an FSA ID before filling out the FAFSA application. If you are a parent without a social security card do not apply for an FSA ID. Rather, print out your child's completed FAFSA application, sign it and mail it in.The California Dream Act allows undocumented and nonresident documented students who meet certain provisions to apply for and receive private scholarships funded through public universities, state-administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants. See your school counselor if you are unsure which financial aid application to apply for.
Scholarships!JFK Middle College High School has it's very own local scholarship packet. Check back in December for the updated packet and deadline information. In the meantime, Seniors, check out regional and national scholarships through various websites. Remember, you should NEVER have to pay for a scholarship!2017-18 JFK Local Scholarship Packet- will be available in December. The Local Scholarship Packet is due to the Counseling office by 3:00 p.m. on or before Friday, February 9, 2018. (3:00pm No exceptions)Download the packet below or see your Counselor for a printed copy.2016-17 JFK Local Scholarship Packet Editable Pages - Please use this form to type on.
Regional ScholarshipsPlease apply directly with scholarship donor or as instructed. Deadline listed for each scholarship may vary. Check with scholarship donor for exact dates and requirements. Many scholarships begin to accept applications months before deadline – CHECK & SUBMIT EARLY!
Recurring Annual Business and Finance Scholarship ($1000 award)
Submission Deadline: January, 29th.
Award Notification: March, 15th.
http://themortgagereports.com/scholarship/Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program$5.5 million was awarded last year to California studentsStudents need a 2.7 GPA to apply.Deadline: January 18, 2017Nurse.org Healthcare Leaders Scholarship (Ongoing)
Award: $1000 (one-time)
Submission Deadline: Jan 29th
Apply Online: http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/
Eligilbility: 17 years of age, GPA of 3.0 or higher, US citizen, accepted or enrolled in a healthcare-related program. 600-1000 word essay required.Burger King ScholarsBurger King is offering up to $50,000 in scholarships to high school Seniors and employees of Burger King. Apply online today at:Application Deadline: December 15, 2016.Elks National Foundation Scholarship:The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship $40,000 award. Available to high-achieving Seniors with financial need. Application period is from early September to early November. Apply online at: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/Footlocker Scholarship $20,000 award. You must be an outstanding athlete who demonstrates exceptional academic ability and strong leadership skills. Deadline 12/17/16.http://www.footlockerscholarathletes.com/California Association of Educational Office Professionals $1,000 award. To assist education students who wish to continue with higher education and pursue a career in business administration or education. Deadline: 12/12/16www.caeop.orgBMI Foundation Scholarships $5,000 to $20,000 award. Seven distinct scholarship competitions available. All scholarships are given by musicians. Deadline 2/1/17.http://bmifoundation.org/programsJFK Profile in Courage Essay Contest $100-$20,000 award. Essay topic is, "Describe and analyse an act of political courage by a U.S. elected official who served during or after 1917, the year of JFK's birth." Deadline 1/4/17JFKLibrary.org/essaycontest.Check out these websites for more scholarship opportunities!
https://colleges.niche.com/cpscholarshipshttp://www.hispanicfund.org/http://www.uncf.org/.....download the Scholly app!