Scholarships

CEEB Code: 340009

*If you receive scholarship offers from organizations or colleges, even if you choose not to use them, bring Mrs. Carter a copy ASAP!  We will use this information for Academic Awards Night.


This page will be continually updated.  Please see below a few basic steps to follow based upon what year in high school you are as well as great places to search for scholarships.  Please understand that the sea of scholarships is vast and what will be posted here is by no means an exhaustive list!  There are many more than our local scholarships to choose from so the earlier you start your search the better.  REMEMBER: Legitimate scholarship search programs will not as for payment for their services.

REGISTER FOR TEXT ALERTS WHEN NEW SCHOLARSHIPS ARE POSTED:
Class of 2018
Class of 2019
Class of 2020 
Class of 2021

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ORGANIZER:
Download the Scholarship Application Organizer to keep track of what you are applying for.  Simply make a copy of the Google Doc or download to use as excel.  The first line has been filled in as an example: SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION ORGANIZER

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(Make sure to check back frequently.  This website will be updated as they are sent my way)

OCTOBER DEADLINES
Coca-Cola Scholars Program: Deadline- 10/31/17, $20,000

NOVEMBER DEADLINES

DECEMBER DEADLINES

JANUARY DEADLINES
Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs- William A. Hart Award (2 year college): Deadline- 1/17/18, $1,000 renewable

Harry W. Clarke Memorial Scholarship Programs- Harry W. Clarke Award (4 year college): Deadline- 1/17/18, $2,000 renewable

FEBRUARY DEADLINES
Nathaniel Ellis Cannady, Jr. Scholarship: Deadline- 2/17/18, $5,000 renewable




SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES (remember that legitimate search services will not ask for payment for their services):

College Navigator http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

 Peterson's Scholarship Search Enginehttps://www.petersons.com/college-search/scholarship-search.aspx

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): https://fafsa.ed.gov/

College Foundation of NC (CFNC.org):  https://www.cfnc.org/index.jsp

College Board: https://www.collegeboard.org/

FastWeb:  http://www.fastweb.com/

Schollyhttps://www.myscholly.com/

Scholarships.com:  https://www.scholarships.com/

Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/

FinAid: http://www.finaid.org/

College Affordability Guide:  http://www.collegeaffordabilityguide.org/

GoodCall Scholarship Engine: https://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/

fafa info


**NEED HELP FILLING OUT YOUR FAFSA?
Your high school counselor is not a financial advisor, luckily, you are an AB Tech student and can make an appointment with a financial aid expert for help filling out your FAFSA after October 1st of your senior year!  Make an appointment by clicking here: FAFSA Help Appointment 

TYPES OF FEDERAL STUDENT AID VIDEO: Click here

SCHOLARSHIP PREP YEAR BY YEAR

   Sophomores:

o   Fall-winter: develop ideas for service and leadership opportunities, maintain highest possible GPA, score as well as possible on PLAN test in preparation for junior year's ACT, participate in as many clubs and/or extracurricular opportunities as reasonably fits in your schedule

o   Spring: Seek out summer opportunities that relate to potential majors you may be considering for college or related to helping you develop an idea of places you may want to go to college, seek out opportunities for SAT prep to improve your chances at earning a high SAT score, maintain highest possible GPA, earn highest scores possible on AP/College exams

o   Summer: Take advantage of the summer opportunities you found, continue to build up your resume's service and leadership section by doing what you can during the summer, continue to brainstorm where you may want to attend college

·          Juniors:

o   Fall: Implement service and leadership opportunities, attend a college fair, maintain highest possible GPA, score as well as possible on PSAT to attempt to earn Merit Scholar status (helps a lot with scholarships), participate in as many clubs and/or extracurricular opportunities as reasonably fits in your schedule

o   Winter-spring: Sign up for a free CFNC Financial Aid/Scholarship workshop, earn high scores on SAT and ACT, maintain highest possible GPA, earn highest scores possible on AP/College exams, plan some college visits for summer to help you decide where to go, seek out opportunities to get volunteer hours over the summer in a field you may be interested in majoring in

o   Summer: Continue service and/or leadership activities, visit colleges, finalize resume, start applying to colleges (CFNC, Common App, and the schools you are considering), register for SAT or ACT (if still needed), set up time with counselor to confirm you are set up for graduation

·          Seniors:

o   Fall: Make sure college applications are in, attend a College Fair, step up scholarship search now that you have narrowed down the schools you are applying to, attend a free CFNC Scholarship/Financial aid Workshop, line up teachers willing to write recommendations for you, keep GPA as high as possible, continue to participate in extracurricular activities

o   Winter: Continue to seek scholarships and admission to colleges, attend a CFNC Financial Aid Workshop, complete FAFSA (make sure parents have completed income tax forms as you must have this for this process), receive Student Aid Report (SAR) and make changes if necessary, contact colleges that you want to enroll in to confirm that they have your financial aid information and admission paperwork, keep GPA as high as possible, continue to participate in extracurricular activities

o   Spring: Receive acceptance letters and financial aid offers before deciding what college to enroll in, continue to seek scholarships, request final transcript to be sent to college, get highest possible scores on AP Exams and keep GPA high, graduate

FREE TOOLS TO HELP PLAN, SAVE AND PAY FOR COLLEGE: 

ACT's How To Pay For College eBook: download here

Sallie Mae's College Planning Toolbox is a suite of free tools, calculators, and resources to help students and families navigate their way through every phase of saving, planning and paying for college. The toolkit consists of a Free Scholarship Search of more than 3 million available scholarships; a College Planning Calculator to assist students in starting their financial plan for college; and the CollegeAhead Mobile App which uses fun, interactive games, challenges and exercises to take high school juniors and seniors step-by-step through the process of college prep.
 
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