Financial Aid and Scholarships
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.
12 Common FAFSA Mistakes article
Local Scholarship Information
For best results, before completing your online application, you should complete the pre-application checklist linked on the Guidance Office web site (also given in your scholarship packet). If you leave the application page before completing, your data will be lost.
** BEFORE starting your application, request your transcript through Parchment.com (Self-view)
2019-2020 Local Scholarship Application
Local Scholarship Instructions
Local Scholarship Descriptions
Note: The following scholarships cannot be selected in the online application since they require a special application which can be found below or picked up in the Guidance Office:
Building Trades Scholarship
SHS Horticulture Award
Saline Masonic Community Service Scholarship
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.
Scholarship Link, deadline February 15, 2020
2020 Kelsey’s Law Distracted Driving Scholarship
A total of $5,000 in college scholarships will be awarded in April among 4 winning student submissions throughout the state. High school juniors and seniors are eligible. The deadline is March 31, 2020. To learn more and apply, visit https://www.michiganautolaw.com/scholarships/kelseys-law/
Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation
The application deadline is March 10, 2020 - 3:00 pm. Please click on the flyers for each of the 4 scholarships that students could potentially be eligible for. We use an online common application that can be found on our AAACF website.
Starting an Application
CSP Recruitment Flyer
Gamma Rho Boule Education Scholarship
Grasselli Sprankle Scholarship
Diabetes Scholars Foundation Scholarships
Under the Beyond Type 1 umbrella, the Diabetes Scholars Foundation recognizes incoming freshmen with type 1 diabetes seeking a higher education at an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. There is one application to be considered for any and all of the scholarships. This year, there is also a $1,000.00 scholarship specifically for a student with type 1 diabetes residing in Washtenaw County (Dallas-Plangetis Scholarship). Applications are due by midnight (CST) on April 15, 2020. Apply at https://diabetesscholars.org
Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship
Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc. - Ann Arbor Club
Graduating African-American students may apply for this scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 20, 2020. Any questions about the scholarship, please contact Belinda Jackson at email@example.com or (734) 905-7100.
Student Letter 2020
NANBPWC Scholarship Application 2020
2020 Rosa Parks Scholarship
The application for the 2020 Rosa Parks Scholarships $2,000 is now available: http://rosaparksscholarship.org The deadline for filing is March 1, 2020.
Miss Saline Scholarship
The application for the 2020 Miss Saline Scholarship is now open. Miss Saline receives $2,000, 1st runner up receives $500 and 2nd runner up receives $250. Deadline is May 1, 2020: Miss Saline Application 2020
The Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
We are offering a $1,000 award to students pursuing a health-related degree program who have been personally affected by addiction.
Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship
Avomeen STEM Scholarships
Avomeen is a contract research organization located in Ann Arbor, MI offering two scholarship opportunities to students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline. One scholarship is for minorities in STEM and another scholarship is for women in STEM. Students can apply via the Avomeen website here. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.
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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:
Scholar Athlete Award
Senior athletes who received a varsity letter prior to this year in a sport which the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) sponsors a post-season tournament AND have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 are eligible to apply for the $1,000 MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. More information to come.
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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.
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
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