Financial Aid and Scholarships



 
 
 Scholarship Information: Our school and district keep an active scholarship database.  The database is updated regularly. It can be accessed via Naviance. Students have their own log ins for Naviance.  Parents may log in as guests using the password: EWHSNaviance. The link to Naviance can be found on the lower left corner of the EWHS webpage.  To access the scholarship list click on the "Colleges" tab and scroll down to "Scholarship list". 
 
 
 
  • SENIORS - you must complete and turn in your EWHS Scholarship Application to be considered for staff nominated scholarships!  Click here for the 2016-17 EWHS Senior Scholarship Applicationand optional Financial Resources Supplement.
    Please turn in to Mrs. Lipscomb in the Career Center!  The application can also be found in the "Documents" section of Naviance.
     
 
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  •  The 2018-19FAFSA (for students attending college during the 2018-19 school year) goes live on October 1, 2017  www.fafsa.ed.gov
 
  • The Priority Deadline for filing the FAFSA is January 31st for College Bound Scholarship Students.   Check each college's FAFSA deadline for information on each school's deadline. Some are as early as November!
  • Do you plan to attend a Community College?  Don't wait to fill out your FAFSA - fill it out in the fall and plan to apply to your intended community college in fall as well.  Financial Aid money is often "first come first served" so fill out your FAFSA earlier and hold your place in the virtual financial aid "line".
 
  • Plan to attend a College Goal Washington (CGW) Event:If the FAFSA or WASFA applications seem overwhelming or you have questions, or just need a helping hand, plan to attend a College Goal Washington Event:   http://www.readysetgrad.org/educators/grad/college-goal-Washington 
     
    College Goal Washington is a FREE program which helps students and families complete the FAFSA and WASFA.  Attendees receive assistance on completing the FAFSA or WASFA online, and receive guidance on the next steps in the financial aid process.
     
 
 
 
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  • Check out www.washboard.org for smart scholarship matches for Washington state students. Washboard connects Washington students with Washington scholarship providers, whether you will be attending in state or out of state.  Enter your profile once and let Washboard find matches for you. This website is considered "spam free".  

  • The Career Center is committed to promoting ALL scholarship opportunities that organizations ask our school to promote.  Please check updates in Naviance on a weekly basis!  
  • College-bound students who are not citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States are usually not eligible for federal financial assistance because of their immigration status.  In addition, they are generally classified as international students and therefore are required to pay higher tuition and fees.  However, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) has compiled a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students.  The list is available on MALDEF’s website at http://www.maldef.org or by calling (213) 629-2512. And be sure to file your WASFA for the Washington State Need Grant to help you pay for college.

Links to Other Scholarship Sources

Mrs. Lipscomb wishes she could devote her entire day to helping students find scholarships.  BUT there are so many scholarships out there, that students are encouraged to search for scholarships beyond what's posted  on Naviance Family Connections.  Here are some places students can do their search:

www.fastweb.com – free scholarship search service..

www.studentaid.ed.gov – free information about ALL types of financial aid for college.

www.fafsa.gov  – Website to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

www.scholarshiphelp.org – The goal of this website is to educate students about scholarship access and the necessary requirements for achieving maximum financial aid.  There are also links to scholarship opportunities.

www.collegeboard.com – free information about scholarships.

www.finaid.org – source for grants, loans & scholarships.

www.studentaid.org – general information about student financial aid.

www.wue.wiche.edu  Western Undergraduate Exchange.  Reduced out of state tuition awards for qualifying students from nearby western states.  

www.CheckOutACollege.com - admission & financial aid info for Community/Technical colleges. 

www.thewashboard.org – scholarships for students in WA State.

http://scholarshipamerica.org/

http://www.hsf.net/ - Scholarships for Hispanic Americans.

http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/ - scholarships for low-income and minority students.

http://www.nela.net/ - Northwest Education Loan Association, a LOCAL non profit center helping students with every step in the college admissions and financing process.

www.military.com – Provides information on the various types of scholarships associated with military service commitments.  Also available—a scholarship search for any scholarships for children of military officers or other connections through the military community.

www.latinocollegedollars.org – Scholarships for Latino students.

www.hsf.net – Scholarships for Hispanic Americans.

http://maldef.org/leadership/scholarships/2008_Scholarship_List.pdf - Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund Scholarships, for Latino students.

www.legion.org/needalift - American Legion Scholarships

www.edupass.org – Information for international students

www.iefa.org – International Education Financial Aid: Information on studying abroad

 

  • Need information on FAFSA?  The FAFSA website has great information on the entire application process.
 
  • **Important** you should ONLY submit your financial information to the FAFSA website linked above.  Unfortunately, there are websites that are scams and collect your information posing as FAFSA.  You should never be asked to submit payment as you submit your financial information - that's a sure sign of a scam!!!
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