The importance of being involved in school and community
It’s important to be involved in school activities and community. Not only do colleges want to know what you are doing in your free time, they want to know that you will be a great addition to their campus community! A student who’s involved in community and school programs and services is more likely to develop leadership skills, ambition, integrity and citizenship. Additionally, by being part of the community, it allows you the opportunity to make important connections with community leaders that may help you in the future.
These qualities can be instrumental in qualifying for scholarships! Check out these scholarship opportunities below. If you meet the criteria, you may be able to win up to $10,000 a year in scholarship money!
We recommend that you sign up with www.fastweb.com. This user friendly web site will give you guidance on scholarships available to your student. Just set up a profile and let them do the searching, rather than you spending valuable time surfing the web. Another source for scholarships is http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships.
Check with your company to see if they offer scholarships. Your student’s guidance counselor may also have a list of local organizations offering scholarships.
The following link has additional information about Scholarship and grant opportunities offered to students attending schools in CT: www.ctohe.org
INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL AID
FAFSA (Free App. For Federal Student Aid) – http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
Federal Pin – http://www.pin.ed.gov
Federal Student Aid on the Web – http://www.studentaid.ed.gov
FinAid – http://www.finaid.org
FastWeb’s College Gold – http://www.collegegold.com
U.S. Department of Education – http://www.ed.gov
Student Loans – http://www.studentloannetwork.com
Debt.org – http://www.debt.org
SOURCES OF AID
FastWeb Scholarship Search – http://www.fastweb.com
Scholarship Experts – http://www.scholarshipexperts.com
Find Tuition – http://www.findtuition.com
National Database of Scholarships – http://free-4u.com