Scholarships and FAFSA (Financial Aid)

SCHOLARSHIPS AND


FINANCIAL AID

 

 

Welcome to the Apollo High School Student Career Center Scholarships and FAFSA (Financial Aid) site. On this site TO THE  LEFT are resource links to guide you and your student to finding the most $MONEY$ available to pay for their Post-Secondary Education/Training.

 

Last year Apollo High School’s Graduating Class

Received More Than SIX Million Dollars in

Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

Glendale Union High School District Senior Scholarship Guide and Directory: this is a Scholarship Guide and directory to assist seniors in applying for scholarships. It is also suggested that juniors view and utilize this guide to plan for scholarships for next year. Hard copies of this guide are also available in the Student Career Center.

 

“Show Me the Scholarship Money,” this is a listing of great scholarships that are sent to the Apollo High School Career Specialist. These scholarship opportunities are then posted to this site. This site should be revisited every two to three week to check for new listings.

 

“AZ Earn to Learn” For those planning to attend ASU, NAU or U of A, this is a great opportunity to start an education savings account. For those who qualify for each dollar that put into the required saving accounts ASU, NAU and U of A will match each dollar with $8 dollars up to your $500.00 deposit. That means you could get up to $4,000.00 from these institutions for your education. Wow! What a great opportunity “Arizona Family College Savings (529) Program” This program is designed to help families meet the rising costs of a higher education. The program offers and easy, flexible, and tax-advantage way to save for college.

 

“Arizona Family Community Foundation Scholarships” Through the online system, high school seniors and college students complete one application and are automatically matched with every one of the 80 scholarships opportunities for which they qualify. The application opens annually in January, with most awards given by May of each year.

 

AzCIS: The Arizona Department of Education, is pleased to make AzCIS (Arizona Career Information System) available online to all Arizona residents. AzCIS is designed to provide educational, career, and occupational information to help students in making better informed career and school choices. To view these scholarships click the link to the left CLICK: Browse-Education Tab-then Arizona Scholarships this will take you to a list of over 1,000 scholarships.

 

Scholarship Search Engines: Did you know that there are scholarships available to students starting in their Freshman year? By creating accounts and answering questions in each account students can create tailored lists for themselves. It is suggested that freshmen should be spending a minimum of 2 to 3 hours a week researching and applying for scholarships, sophomores a minimum of 3 to 4 hours a week , juniors a minimum 4 to 5 hours a week, and  seniors a minimum 5 to 6 hours a week.

 

Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Scholarship Search Engines are your first line of attack in finding the money you need

to secure your future!

 

FAFSA (Financial Aid): FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This form is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining student grants, work study, and loan amounts.

 

· Steps and Tips to Prepare for FAFSA: a great tool to prepare for the filing for FAFSA.

 

· FAFSA Federal Student Aid Pin: you and one of your parents needs to apply for a pin number as this allows you both to sign your FAFSA electronically when ready to submit.

 

· FAFSA paper application/worksheet: this a helpful copy of the paper application from the FAFS site. Students can begin completing/practicing with  this form now then use it for a worksheet reference when completing the online application after January 1st of their Senior year. It is a great resource to familiarize students about how the FAFSA process works and what is required.

 

Remember the more time you invest in researching and applying for scholarships and FAFSA, the bigger your return!