Scholarships and Financial Aid
Tech Senior Spring Scholarship ProgramSeniors can now apply for scholarships that will be presented at our Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 18. Information and applications on all scholarships are available through the Schoology course Class of 2022 Scholarships. The join code is V865-J4S2-TQKB7. Seniors viewed a brief presentation on the scholarship program in advisory on March 3. The presentation and the scholarship bulletin, which lists the available scholarships, are linked below. The deadline for most scholarships is April 1.
Determining how to pay for your post-secondary education is just as important as deciding where to go to get that education.
Click here for a list of scholarships you can apply for now or soon. The list is updated weekly so check back regularly.
In the spring, our local scholarship program will be presented to seniors.
You can also check out some of the links under Quick Links. MyScholly, Fastweb, and FinAid are scholarship search sites. Anything with FAFSA in the title will provide information on filling out the FAFSA, which is what determines aid from the federal government.
You should also check with your employer, the employer of your parents/guardians, and any organizations your parents/guardians belong to for additional scholarship opportunities.
Contact your counselor if you have questions.
FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
If you are planning to attend a 2-year, 4-year, or technical college, and would like to receive need-based loans, grants, or work study money, you must complete the FAFSA. Before completing the FAFSA, you should apply to the college or university you want to attend.
You will need the following information to complete the FAFSA:
- A PARENT – this is a joint effort, and you will be required to enter parent information
- YOUR COMPUTER
- Tax Return and W2’s for 2020 for your FAMILY and YOU if you worked
- Social Security Numbers for your PARENT and YOU
- A working email for your PARENT and YOU (not school email)
- Your Permanent Residency Card (green card) if YOU are not a citizen
Once you have gathered your documents, you are ready to create your FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov. Both the parent AND the student must have an FSA ID. Here is a worksheet to help guide you as you create your FSA ID. Save this worksheet in a secure location as you will need it EVERY YEAR you apply for financial aid.You will receive the SAR (Student Aid Report) within three days. Check with your college’s financial aid office to see if they have additional financial aid forms for you to complete. Between November and January, you will receive an award letter from the school you have applied to that specifies the type of aid you are eligible for. Final letters will be available in late spring.