Jr./Sr. High School Guidance

SCHOLARSHIP NOTE

I have had inquiries from parents concerning paid scholarship search services. Here is my answer:

Be cautious. If any service you meet with asks for any money up front, it is probably nothing more than them doing an internet search, which is free to anyone. Beware of any service which requires up front fees or offers ‘guarantees’. In the past, one company promised a certain amount of scholarship money, but you had to prove you applied for and did not receive the scholarships…a big problem because most scholarships DO NOT notify you if you were not chosen, so the scholarship company did not have to ‘honor’ their promised refund!

I recommend www.fastweb.com which can be completed as a junior or senior. They will do the ‘search’ for you and send via email the ones that match up with gender, religion, GPA, location, activities, music, athletics, etc. Then they will notify you as new scholarships are added to their database which fit your criteria. Other free sites are listed below.

FAFSA - Free Application For Federal Student Aid

State of Iowa Grants and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Local Scholarship Information

U.S. Department of Education Financial Aid Sites:


USE THESE LINKS WHICH ASSIST STUDENTS & PARENTS IN DETERMINING POSSIBLE FEDERAL AID:

o ACT FINANCIAL NEED ESTIMATOR

o FAFSA NEED ESTIMATOR

WHS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP FORMS ~ BY DUE DATE

There are 27 local scholarship forms available online plus several area scholarship links.

Click on each one listed below to link to the form and to view the application requirements.

Suggestion:

1. Copy and paste the form into a new Word document, adjust margins and underlines OR

2. Print off the form and print your information onto the form in ink.

DUE FEBRUARY 22nd:

Wilton Alumni Association Scholarship

DUE MARCH 1st

Muscatine Community College Scholarship Application-also good forScott Community College

Must be mailed in to Muscatine CC or Scott CC or submitted online by March 1st

Harry & Nellie Griffith Memorial Scholarships

    • Apply with the Financial Aid Office at the College you will attend
    • Good only at Iowa State U, U of Iowa, MCC & SCC
    • ALUMNI & TRANSFER STUDENTS-contact the Financial Aid Offices directly
    • FAFSA & paperwork must be completed by that school's priority deadline

DUE MARCH 15th

Eastern Iowa Light and Power Scholarship

DUE MARCH 31ST

Max Jones Memorial Scholarship

DUE APRIL 1ST

Beth Grunder Memorial Scholarship

In pdf format- print off to complete the application

Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine Scholarships

Gus Nopoulos Honorary Scholarship

Clement J. 'Jake' Davies Family Scholarship

Janice Meincke Scholarship

Ruth Ann Goodrum Memorial Scholarship

Todd Allen Grunder Memorial Scholarships

Wilton EducationAssociation Scholarship

Wilton Fine Arts Guild Scholarship

WTC Communications Scholarship Information Sheet (read first)

WTC Communications/Nic Peterson MemorialScholarship

WTC Communications/Leah Maurer Memorial Scholarship

DUE APRIL 10TH

Bishop Trust Full and Partial Scholarships

· ATTENTION ALUMNI - Please send your Bishop Application to:

o First National Bank

o Attn: Bishop Trust Scholarship Committee

o 300 E. 2nd St.

o Muscatine, IA 52761

DUE APRIL 15TH

Aaron Sissel Memorial Scholarships

Margaret Dallas Scholarship

Burrows Memorial Trust Scholarships for Seniors

Burrows Memorial Scholarships for Alumni

Circle of Friends Scholarship In Memory of DeniseThede

Justice Melton Memorial Scholarship

Meghan Van Zandt Miller Memorial Scholarship

Muscatine County Sheriff's Patrol Scholarship

Parents For Youth Scholarships

Wilton (PTA/PTO) Parent-Teacher OrganizationScholarships


DUE MAY 1ST

Hilbert & Ina Jensen Memorial Scholarships

Wilbert and Velma Petersen Athletic MemorialScholarship

Wilton National Honor Society Scholarship

OTHER LISTINGS

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

Open to seniors pursuing a career in the filed of animation. Scholarship Info is on the right side of the webpage.

Nursing Degree Scholarships

Apply here for Nursing Scholarships

AVAILABLE INTERNET SCHOLARSHIPS

Coca-Cola Two Year College Scholarships

http://www.coca-colascholars.org/programs.html

Holocaust Remembrance Scholarships

http://holocaust.hklaw.com/

Ayn Rand Essay Scholarships

http://www.aynrand.org/contests/

Xerox Scholarships for Students

http://www2.xerox.com/go/xrx/about_xerox/about_xerox_detail.jsp

Sports Scholarships and Internships

http://www.ncaa.org/about/scholarships.html

Saul T. Wilson Scholarships (Veterinary)

http://www.aphis.usda.gov/mb/mrphr/jobs/stw.html

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

http://www.thurgoodmarshallfund.org/

Presidential Freedom Scholarships

http://www.nationalservice.org/scholarships/

Microsoft Scholarship Program

http://www.microsoft.com/college/scholarships/minority.asp

WiredScholar Free Scholarship Search

http://www.wiredscholar.com/

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students

http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/aspen3.cfm

Multiple List of Minority Scholarships

http://gehon.ir.miami.edu/financial-assistance/Scholarship/black.html

BOEING scholarships (some HBCU connects)

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/educationrelations/scholarships

Easley National Scholarship Program

http://www.naas.org/senior.htm

Historically Black College & University Scholarships

http://www.iesabroad.org/info/hbcu.htm

Actuarial Scholarships for Minority Students

http://www.beanactuary.org/minority/scholarships.htm

Burger King Scholarship Program

http://www.bkscholars.csfa.org/

Siemens Westinghouse Competition

http://www.siemens-foundationorg/

Union Sponsored Scholarships and Aid

http://www.aflcioorg/scholarships/scholar.htm

Federal Scholarships &Aid Gateways 25 Scholarship Gateways from Black Excel

http://www.blackexcel.org/25scholarships.htm

Scholarship Links (Ed Finance Group)

http://www.efg.net/link_scholarship.htm

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

http://ccmi.uchicago.edu/schl1.html

INROADS internships

http://www.inroads.org/

Black Alliance for Educational Options Scholarships

http://www.baeo.org/options/privatelyfinanced.jsp

ScienceNet Scholarship Listing

http://www.sciencenet.emory.edu/undergrad/scholarships.html

The Roothbert Scholarship Fund

http://www.roothbertfund.org/schol