Financial Aid and Scholarships
 

Local Scholarship Information

** BEFORE starting your application, request your transcript through Parchment.com (Self-view)
 

2020-21 Local Scholarship Checklist and Descriptions
 

You MUST fill out both (Application and Selections) for scholarship consideration
 

2020-21 Local Scholarship Application

2020-21 Local Scholarship Selections

Please remember:

You are able to save progress and revisit the form as many times as necessary prior to Clicking the red button at the bottom.  However, as you revisit the form and add attachments, please select "Save Progress" at the top of the screen before exiting the form or submitting the form.  The attachments will move from the "Add Attachments" section to  "Submitted Attachments" on the form.  They need to be in the "Submitted Attachments" section before scholarship selection committees can access them.

 

The following scholarships below cannot be selected in the online application since they require a special application.

Kay Burr Scholarship Application 

Two scholarships variable amounts based on earned bank interest. Single parent family or family where neither parent has attended post-secondary education. Family income cannot exceed $35,000, if no applicants for criteria above, family income will be considered.

Saline Masonic Community Service Scholarship Application (please email completed application to crosbien@salineschools.org)

United Methodist Church of Saline Carr Memorial Scholarship (Applicants must apply at the church)

WCC President's Honor Scholarship and/or WCC Procassini Honor Scholarship (Applicants must apply online at WCC)


All Local Scholarships will be awarded at the Senior Awards Night to be held towards the end of the school year, in the Ellen Ewing Performing Arts Center. Approximately two weeks before the Awards Night, seniors will be notified by letter if they will be receiving an award that evening. The Guidance Office will not be releasing the names of scholarship recipients before the Awards Night.  Students who are to receive an award or scholarship but are unable to attend, will be able to pick up their award envelope the following day in the Guidance Office.

 

General Information

FAFSA Video - How to File: The U.S. Department of Education has created some videos on filing the FAFSA that are informative and easy to understand. Please view this video as well as several others offered by the Department of Education.

External Link12 Common FAFSA Mistakes article

 

Other Scholarships

 

Caring.com

Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. We have been featured on the Administration for Community Living, AARP, Forbes, and is referenced by many governmental agencies and organizations across the internet.

To help support high school and college students taking on the role of caregiver for aging loved ones, we have made available scholarships that can provide financial assistance. You can read more about our work here:

External LinkScholarships-for-student-caregivers

External LinkThe-caring-com-scholarship

Michigan Retailers Association (MRA)

To be eligible, the student or his/her parent must be employed at a business that is a member of MRA. They will award 26 scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $1,5000. Applications must be requested and submitted by April 1, 2021. 

http://bit.ly/MRAscholarship2021

MSU (Michigan State University) Chinese-American Student Coalition (CSC)

Must be attending Michigan State University in the Fall of 2021 or a current undergraduate at MSU, must be Chinese or Chinese American, Due January 30, 2021 by 11:59pm EST, previous winners cannot re-enter.

www.tinyurl.com/cscscholarship21 

Society of Women Engineers

The application and detailed criteria can be found at http://www.swedetroit.org/scholarships.html
The scholarship application must be filled out by the student and postmarked or emailed by April 1, 2021. 
Society of Women Engineers, at a national level, also has many scholarships for outstanding students.  This application form can be found on the National SWE website: www.swe.org.
 

The Robert A. Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust 

The Robert A. Leonard Jr. Charitable Trust announces its 2021 scholarship application.  Since 2016 we have awarded over $200,000 in scholarships and tuition assistance for Michigan High School seniors.  We want to help your seniors with their collegiate plans.  We know there are many families in need during this pandemic and assistance is needed.  Visit our website at www.raltrust.org for the application and instructions.  The deadline for the applications is March 1.

Purdue University - 60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

This resource shares 60+ financial aid scholarships for prospective, undergraduate, and graduate students to supplement the cost of their education. This resource provides students with both tips on how to apply for scholarships, as well as an extensive list of scholarships and grants. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. 60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students

 

Resources

SchoolSoup.com

From the SchoolSoup.com website is the most comprehensive free online scholarship resource for private and college/university specific scholarships available to assist students in obtaining a higher education. Launched in 2006, Schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered the leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships, grants and financial aid.

FastWeb

FastWeb is the nation's largest, most accurate and most frequently updated scholarship database online.  Free search of 1.3 million scholarships and 4,000 colleges!

FAFSA VIDEO - HOW TO FILE

The U.S. Department of Education has created some videos on filing the FAFSA that are informative and easy to understand. View the video video as well as several others offered by the Department of Education.

Links

www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator

www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website

https://fafsa.ed.gov/spa/fafsa4c/ - financial aid forecaster

http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ -Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)

http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - online FAFSA application

http://www.michigan.gov/studentaid - Michigan student financial aid site

www.setwithmet.com - Michigan Education Trust

Scholarship Search

http://www.questbridge.org - National College Match Program

http://www.scholarship.com/ - finding scholarships

http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search

http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search

http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search

http://www.cappex.com - scholarship search

http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - Sallie Mae site for financial aid

http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college