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 2023-2024 school year, 2021 tax/income information is required.

    What's the deadline?

    • The FAFSA is available on October 1, 2022. 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, 2022) as possible.  


    If you were unable to attend our Financial Aid Night this year, click on this LINK to view the slideshow that was featured at the event.




    Scholarships are made available to students as they are received. We will make occasional announcements about local scholarships as they become available. The following organizations have notified our office about available scholarships. Most applications are available through a link to a website or form. If no website is listed, applications will be available in the counseling office as they come in. Some applications must be returned to the counseling center once completed, Mrs. Myers will turn in your application to the scholarship association. This list is comprised of national, state, and local scholarships.

    *Be sure to check out the college or university to which you have applied. Many institutions offer scholarships based on majors, academics, etc.


    How to Find College Scholarships & Tips for Funding Higher-Education:


  • 1.
    • Arthur B. Musselman’s Scholarship - Adams County Farm Bureau
    • Senior pursuing a career in the industry of Agriculture. The field of Agriculture
    • Counseling center
    • 06/01/2023
  • 2.
    • Cancer Support Scholarship
    • The scholarship is designated for students who were diagnosed with cancer and whose disease and related treatments placed a significant financial burden on them and their families.
    • http://www.lepfoundation.org/applications
    • 06/01/2023
  • 3.
    • Automotive Women's Association Scholarships - women with a quest and drive for the automotive, mobility and related industries.
    • Applicants should be already accepted to or enrolled in an accredited collegiate program, with a 3.0 or higher GPA and a citizen within North America.
    • https://www.awafoundation.org/Scholarships
    • 06/05/2023
  • 4.
    • Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program
    • Available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post secondary institution.
    • http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
    • 06/10/2023
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    • Career & Technical Scholarships
    • -Have completed high school (or earned a high school equivalency credential) by July 1 - Be enrolled in an associate’s degree, certificate, or diploma program by September that will lead to employment -Attend a not-for-profit post-secondary institution -Demonstrate financial need; applicants must either show family income of $55,000 or less OR prove Pell Grant eligibility -Be a United States citizen
    • https://www.scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
    • 06/15/2023
  • 6.
    • Headbang For Science Scholarship
    • Any high school senior, four-year undergraduate student, or graduate student who is pursuing a degree in healthcare or physical sciences may apply if they love Heavy Metal music. Applicants must have 3.0 GPAs or higher
    • https://www.bold.org/scholarships/headbang-for-science/#ref=best-scholarships
    • 06/15/2023
  • 7.
    • BigSun Scholarship...2023
    • All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.
    • https://www.bigsunathletics.com/
    • 06/19/2023
  • 8.
    • CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
    • -18 Years of Age by 09/15/2023 -Financial need as demonstrated by the gross annual household income ceiling up to $120,000 -Accepted to a 4-year College/university -At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale for high school and/or college -Two 90-day tours are preferred; however, one 90-day tour is the minimum requirement. Also, willingness to work at CIA full time after graduation -Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
    • https://www.cia.gov/careers/student-programs/undergraduate-scholarship-program/
    • 06/30/2023
  • 9.
    • Navigate Your Future Scholarship - National Air Transportation Association
    • -Be a senior in high school planning a career in the general aviation field -Be enrolled or accepted into an aviation-related program at an accredited college or university -Submit the letter of acceptance from the college or university -Be able to demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in general aviation
    • https://www.nata.aero/scholarships/navigate-your-future-scholarship
    • 06/30/2023
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    • Young Entrepreneur Scholarship Grant
    • -Must be a high school senior, undergraduate, graduate, or trade school student -Must attend a U.S.-based high school, trade school or university -Must hold a GPA of 3.0 or higher -Must have an interest in starting a business
    • https://www.incfile.com/entrepreneur-grant
    • 06/30/2023
  • 12.
    • American Ground Water Trust College Scholarships
    • - Scholarship opportunities for entry level college students intending to pursue a career in the field of groundwater.
    • https://www.agwt.org/content/sponsor-scholarship
    • 06/30/2023
  • 13.
    • ABC Humane Wildlife Scholarship (Women in Science)
    • -Applicants must be studying or planning to study the fields of science (excluding social sciences i.e. economics), engineering, mathematics, or technology. -Applicant must include “Women in STEM Scholarship” in the subject line of the submission email.
    • https://www.abcwildlife.com/about-us/women-in-stem-scholarship/
    • 07/01/2023
  • 14.
    • Wade Kricken Scholarship 2023 For Future Attorneys
    • To be eligible to apply, student should be enrolled at a university in the United States on the road to become an attorney, or high school students that will attend university for a law degree.
    • https://www.wadekrickenscholarship.com/wade-kricken-scholarship/
    • 07/15/2023
  • 15.
    • Cameron Impact Scholarship
    • Junior/Class of 2024- Be in the high school graduating Class of 2024, planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree at an accredited four-year U.S. college or university for the full academic year following high school graduation;
    • http://www.bryancameroneducationfoundation.org/
    • 09/07/2023
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    • AES Engineering Scholarship
    • This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
    • https://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
    • 10/08/2023
  • 18.
    • NROTC - Naval Reserves Officers Training Corps Scholarship Program
    • Students attending college Fall of 2024
    • Counseling Center
    • Jan 01, 2024