How do I pay for college?!



    There are many options when it comes to paying for college. Both financial aid and scholarships can help!


    Financial Aid

     What is the FAFSA?

    • The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is a form available annually to all prospective and current college students to determine their eligibility for aid.

    How do I fill it out?

    What information will I need?

    • For all students planning to attend college during the 2019-2020 school year, 2018 tax/income information is required.

    What's the deadline?

    • The FAFSA is available on October 1, 2019. Most financial aid is on a first-come, first-served basis, so students are encouraged to prepare and file as close to opening day (October 1, 2019) as possible.  


    For more information check out the 2019-2020 Financial Aid Report presented by PHEAA.  Click here to view a powerpoint slide show from PHEAA.


    For assistance completing the FAFSA please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/sites/default/files/2019-20-completing-fafsa.pdf



    The following organizations have notified our office about available scholarships. Students may stop by the Counseling Center or visit the specific scholarship website for more information. Be sure to check out the college or university to which you have applied. Many institutions offer scholarships based on majors, academics, etc.

     Dollars for Scholars and Scholarship Academic Awards Night will be held on 05/20/20 in the GHS auditorium.


Scholarship Who is eligible? Where to find the application Deadline
Subway Scholarship Current high school senior planning to attend 2 or 4-year college, university or technical school. Must be an employee at one of the eligible Subway restaurants in central PA. https://scholarsapply.org/pasubway 12/20/19
APIA Scholarship Open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students who'll be enrolling in the U.S. accredited college or university in the fall of 2020. https://apiascholars.org 01/22/20
Ron Brown Scholarship Senior African American students that will be attending a college/university. https://www.ronbrown.org Early deadline is 11/1/19 or the regular deadline is 1/9/20.
Hanover Elks - Student of the Month All senior students are eligible to apply. Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center office. Applications are available now up through 3/15/20.
Sgt. Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor Award Graduating high school senior with plans to enlist in the military or pursue a career in public safety or community service (fire safety, police science, teaching, nursing, EMT, ministry, and other noble causes). http://www.briansjourney.com/scholarships-of-honor/application or pick up an application in the Counseling Center. 03/30/20
2020 Profile in Courage Essay Contest U.S high school student in grades 9-12 attending public, private, parochial, or home schools. https://jfklibrary.org/essaycontest 01/17/20
PSECU Scholarship Seniors who are graduating in the 2020 and who are members of PSECU. https://psecu.com/scholarships 02/28/20
Adams County Builders Association Graduating seniors that are attending one of the seven high schools in Adams County, that will be attending a State certified or approved vocational or technical school to pursue a career in the field of carpentry, masonry, plumbing, electrical and/or heating, ventilation, and air conditioning as it pertains to building construction or remodeling. Applications are available in the Counseling Center 03/31/20
United Steelworkers Scholarship Program The applicant must be the son/daughter or legal ward of a member of the United Steelworkers, District 10 (Eastern) in good standing with the local union participating in the Scholarship Program. Applications may be obtained from the participating local union. An information sheet is available in the Counseling Center. 03/15/20
Phi Delta Kappa Scholarship Grant for Prospective Educators Must be a high school senior, attending a four-year university or college. Must be majoring in Education and affiliated with Phi Delta Kappa International. https://www.petersons.com/scholarship/phi-delta-kappa-international-prospective-educator-scholarships-111_219469.aspx 04/02/20
Wells Fargo Scholarship Program for People with Disabilities Must be a high school senior who plans to enroll in a full-time with an identified disability and have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. https://learnmore.scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship/?utm_campaign=wells-fargo-pwd&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78219540&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--hV8mGtVUUrrUuG34ERZbZaWPcJuE0mixW6vcme6GKVy5OgNmgjThZaOH07KVB4nyrqJxvv_oXMJ4Y4qWOI12-Ba40jKB_2tO8OB5_hixCXL6r9r8&_hsmi=78219540 12/06/19
B. Davis Scholarship Available to all high school juniors and seniors http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm 05/22/20
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship The student must be a current high school senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must be enrolling in a full-time four year accredited college or university. Must demonstrate at school, work and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. The student must be a citizen of the U.S. https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/ 01/03/20
Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA Scholarship Program Applicant must have a diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder, must be a current high school senior attending post-secondary academic or vocational program. Applications can be found in the Counseling Center 04/01/20
2020 Pennsylvania American Legion Essay Contest & 2020 High School Oratorical Scholarship Program All students in grades 9-12 can enter the writing contest or oratorical scholarship. Applications are available in the Counseling Center, visit the website for additional scholarship information:http://pa-legion.com/programs/student-programs/ 12/7/19 for Oratorical Scholarship Program 12/21/19 for the American Legion Essay Contest
College Board Opportunity Scholarships All Seniors who are taking the SAT and applying for FAFSA/colleges cb.org/opportunity See individual scholarships for more details.
Cobell Scholarship Program American Indian and Alaska Native students who are enrolled members of a U.S. federally recognized tribes, pursuing vocational, undergraduate, and graduate degrees at nonprofit institutions. https://cobellscholar.org/?SFMC_cid=EM237840-&rid=47074793 Applications are accepted 12/15/19 thorough 3/31/20
Intoxalock Drunk Driving Prevention Scholarship Any student who is currently attending, or has been accepted for enrollment, at any accredited two or four year U.S college or university. https://www.intoxalock.com/scholarship/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organicshare Must apply by 12/31/19
1st Ed Credit Union Scholarship Must be a member of 1st Ed Credit Union and currently, a high school senior that will enroll in a full-time undergraduate program for the 2020-2021 school year at an accredited two or four-year college/university or a vocational/technical school in the U.S. http://www.1edcu.org/scholarships 01/15/20