Financial Aid and Scholarships

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

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
Ping Scholarship 
SHS Horticulture Award
Saline Masonic Community Service Scholarship
Vaccaro Scholarships

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.

Other Scholarships

 

DAR Scholarships  

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.

PDF DocumentStarting an Application
PDF DocumentCSP Recruitment Flyer
PDF DocumentGamma Rho Boule Education Scholarship
PDF DocumentStringwell Scholarship
PDF DocumentGrasselli Sprankle Scholarship

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship

PDF DocumentMichigan Retailers Association Scholarship

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. 
External LinkRecovery Village Health Care Scholarship

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

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.

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

www.fafsa4caster.ed.gov - 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