Scholarship & Financial Aid Information

January and February are the months to apply for federal student aid and scholarships for Fall’s college-bound students.  Be aware that MANY have a January 31 deadline and others require a completed application to FAFSA before completing a scholarship application.  Following are a few web sites offering more information:Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

This application is the form that determines eligibility for almost all types of federal, state and institutional student aid.  Families are encouraged to complete the application as soon as possible after Jan. 1 to ensure all student aid deadlines are met.  See your high school counselor, call 800-4-FED-AID or visithttp://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

AAA Travel High School Challenge

www.aaa.com/travelchallenge

 

Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

www.scholastic.com/artandwritingawards

 

American Museum of Natural History

www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/youngnaturalistawards/read.html

 

Corporation for National and Community Service

www.learnandserve.gov/for_individuals/students

 

Education is Freedom

http://www.educationisfreedom.org/

 

Gates Millennium Scholars

http://www.gmsp.org/

 

Don Diego Scholarships of $5,000 each are available to graduating high school seniors in San Diego County.  Applications must be submitted by April 1 to http://www.sdfair.com/index.php?fuseaction=about.dondiego  858-792-4210.

The Cox Kids Foundation

The Cox Kids Foundation is accepting applications for scholarships of up to $10,000 to graduating high school seniors and adults re-entering school.

The deadline to apply for a Cox Heroes Scholarship is Jan. 29.  The philanthropic arm of Cox Communications in San Diego will award $55,000 worth of scholarships to students who, despite obstacles, display academic achievement and leadership in their schools and communities.

Applications must live in the Cox Communications service area, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled as a full-time student beginning in the fall of 2010 at an accredited two-year college, four-year university or licensed vocational school in San Diego County.  High school seniors must e a June 2010 graduate of a county high school and have at least a B grade average.  Re-entering adult students must be at least 25 with a high-school diploma or general equivalency diploma.  Recipients will be notified in May.

Applications and guidelines are available at coxkidsfoundation.org.  For more information, call 619-266-5286.

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