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 2020-2021 school year, 2019 tax/income information is required.

    What's the deadline?

    • The FAFSA is available on October 1, 2020. 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, 2020) 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.



  • 1.
    • College Board Opportunity Scholarships
    • All Seniors who are taking the SAT and applying for FAFSA/colleges
    • https://opportunity.collegeboard.org/
    • See individual scholarships for more details.
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    • 2021 PSECU Scholarship
    • The student must be a member of PSECU by 12/31/2020. The student must also be a graduating senior attending a two or four-year community college, college or university.
    • https://www.psecu.com/scholarships
    • 02/26/2021
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    • H.O.P.E.- Jeanette Cartwright Memorial Scholarship
    • The student must be a current high school senior and have an immediate family member diagnosed with cancer or who has recently lost a family member to cancer.
    • https://hopelifeline.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/2021-Jeanette-Cartwright-Memorial-Scholarship-Application.pdf
    • 03/15/2021
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    • Epilepsy Association of Western & Central PA
    • Ten scholarship will be awarded to graduating high school seniors who have epilepsy/seizure disorder and are going on to post-secondary education. Students must be a legal resident of Western or Central PA and if selected must attend at least one of the Run/Walk events in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Altoona or Erie.
    • Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 04/01/2021
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    • BigSun Scholarship
    • Must be a graduating senior and a student-athlete.
    • http://www.bigsunathletics.com
    • 06/19/2021
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    • Sgt. Eric McColley Scholarship of Honor
    • This scholarship recognizes a 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
    • 03/31/2020
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    • PA Association of Educational Office Professionals (PAEOP) - Hermine Solt Student Scholarship
    • Pennsylvania High School senior who is pursuing higher education in a business-related field.
    • http://www.paeop.com/
    • 03/01/2021
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    • Biglerville Garden Club
    • Graduating senior must be majoring in the field of Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Conservation, Ecology, Botany, Plant Pathology, Floral Design, Forestry, Consumer Science or related subjects
    • Paper applications available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 04/15/2021
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    • Snowmobile Club of Adams County Scholarship
    • Must be a high school senior that will be attending a community college, two or four-year college.
    • Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 03/23/21
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    • The United Steelworkers Hugh Carcella Scholarship
    • Must be a graduating senior and the applicant must be the son or 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; or the son, daughter or legal ward of a disabled or old age retiree or deceased member of an affiliated Local Union, who was in good standing with the United Steelworkers at the time of their retirement or death.
    • Applications may be obtained, upon request, from participating Local Unions. Information regarding this scholarship is available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 03/15/2021
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    • Conewago Enterprises' Charitable Foundation Scholarship
    • The student must be a graduating senior enrolling in an accredited 2 or 4-year American college, the student must demonstrate financial need, attend a school district within 21 miles of the Conewago's main office. Major must be in one of the following fields: Accounting, Architecture, Business Management, Construction related Engineering and Construction related majors.
    • Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 04/05/2021
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    • Visiting Nurse Association Florence deHaven Stick Memorial Scholarship
    • Graduating seniors in the Gettysburg School District that will be attending college in the fall to study nursing leading to a career as an RN or LPN.
    • Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 03/12/21
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    • Gettysburg Garden Club
    • Graduating seniors pursuing college courses in- Biology (excluding Pre-Med), Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Control City Planning, Land Management and/or allied subjects, Wildlife Sciences, Environmental Control Rural/Urban Planning.
    • https://www.gettysburggardenclub.com/contests-programs/scholarship/
    • 04/15/2021
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    • Good Samaritan Lodge Scholarship
    • Any graduating senior student with plans on furthering their education.
    • Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center office.
    • 04/01/2021
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    • Student-View Scholarship Program
    • Any graduating senior planning to attend a four-year college, community college or career school.
    • http://www.student-view.com
    • 04/22/2021
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    • American Society of Highway Engineers - Harrisburg
    • A graduating senior residing in one of the following counties, Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York. The student must be planning to enroll in a four-year college leading to a degree in engineering, preferably civil engineering.
    • Paper applications are available in the Counseling Center.
    • 04/02/2021
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    • Merit Shop Training and Research Center Scholarships - ABC Keystone
    • Graduating seniors seeking to further their education in a career in construction and who are enrolling in a trade school, college/university program related to construction career and who live and will attend school in the ABC Keystone service area which includes Adams, Berks, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties.
    • Paper applications available in the Counseling Center
    • 02/26/2021
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