College and Career Update
December 2, 2022
COLLEGE & CAREER EVENTS/INFORMATION
PSAT SCORES ARE IN! WHAT'S NEXT? - Webinar
Join panel of experts from Carnegie Prep to understand PSAT scoring, the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how to plan for the rest of junior year. Please register through this Zoom Link.
Date: Wednesday, December 7th
Free Practice SAT & ACT
If you were unable to take Carnegie Prep's practice ACT at GHS, you still have the opportunity to take a free practice ACT and SAT, either in-person or online. Please sign up for the practice test through the Carnegie Prep's website. Use the following codes when checking out on the website:
- Code for a free ACT: GHSACT
- Code for a free SAT: GHSSAT
Video: How to File the FAFSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAeAVGscEWU
Virtual FAFSA filing support: https://fafsact.org/
More FAFSA resources: https://thecollegefinanciallady.com/2022/09/27/fafsa-resources-2/
Great Advice for Parents:
Greenwich Scholarship Association - GSA
Greenwich Scholarship Association - GSA is a non-profit organization that awards need-based scholarships from local sponsor organizations and families to students.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Residing in Greenwich or attending Greenwich High School
- Have a financial need
Awards for qualified applicants range from $500 to multiple combined awards up to $15,000 and are paid directly to the college or university for tuition, room, board, supplies and mandatory fees. DEMONSTRATED FINANCIAL NEED IS A PREREQUISITE FOR CONSIDERATION OF ANY SCHOLARSHIP THROUGH GSA. Financial need means that a student’s combined financial resources (including income and savings) together with their financial package (grants, scholarships, work study and subsidized loans) from their chosen school will not cover the cost of their college or university.
The online application will open November 2022 and the deadline for submission of ALL material is March 10, 2023 (no exceptions can be made to this deadline).
Application to GSA includes:
- Submission of the online application found at www.greenwichscholarship.org
- Submission of the Student Aid Report (SAR) which is generated when the FAFSA is completed.
Applicants who do not meet the financial criteria will be notified in early April. Interview date is April 28, 2023 which is required for all applicants.
Students also MUST submit financial aid packages from their intended school before matching with scholarship funds can be completed.
Deadline: March 10, 2023
Please visit our database of recurring scholarships. We will update dates and requirements as we are notified by the organizations.
Overachievers Student Grant
Pilot Pen will award an exceptional student who goes beyond their everyday jobs and responsibilities to give back to their community and improve the lives of others. Entrants will need to submit 1,000 to 2,500 handwritten words expressing how they or someone they know is overachieving in this way. Please find more details at the Pilot to the Pen website.
Deadline: December 15, 2022
MileMark Media 2022 Legal Scholarship
MileMark Media is accepting applications for high school students interested in studying law, criminal justice or forensics at an accredited college or university, with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Please view application and full details on the MileMark Media website.
Deadline: December 31, 2022
Arthur M & Berdena King Eagle Scout Scholarship
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all Eagle Scouts interested in the American Revolution to participate in the Arthur M. & Berdena King Eagle Scout Contest. The contest is open to all Eagle Scouts who are currently registered in an active unit and, have not reached their nineteenth birthday during the year of application. The year that the Eagle rank was awarded is not restricted. Please visit the SAR website to review the details and application process.
Deadline: December 31, 2022
GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Students enrolling in an accredited four-year college or university in the US who demonstrate attributes of leadership, integrity, drive and citizenship at school and within the community, have a 3.0+ GPA, and is a citizen of the USA can review eligibility and apply for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship through their website.
Deadline: January 5, 2023
Jewell L. Taylor National Scholarship
The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is accepting applications for the Jewell L. Taylor National Scholarship. The scholarship is open to students planning to pursue a degree in family and consumer sciences or related specialized program at an accredited college or university, is a citizen or permanent resident of the US, and who can meet the specific requirements listed in the AAFCS website.
Deadline: January 11, 2023
US JCI Senate Scholarship Foundation
Students interested in applying for the US JCI Senate Scholarship can obtain a paper application through the College and Career Center or through the US JCI Senate Scholarship Foundation website.
Deadline: January 13, 2023
Big Future Scholarships
Big Future Scholarships are open to all students in the class of 2023. Completing one or more of the college planning steps automatically qualifies you for a chance to win $500 and $40,000 scholarships. The sooner you start - and the more steps you complete - the more chances you will have to win. Please view the Big Future Scholarship website for more information.
National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Scholarship
DAR is accepting applications. Applicants must be a US citizen, plan to attend an accredited college or university in the US, and have academic excellence, and/or financial need. Please review eligibility details and how to apply at the DAR website.
Deadline: January 31, 2023
The Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship Fund, Inc.
The Venus Morris Griffin Scholarship is available to High School Seniors located in the United States who has a biological parent currently incarcerated. Please visit The Venus Morris Griffin website for further information and application details.
Deadline: February 15, 2023
The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation offers the Coolidge Scholarship to students with distinguished academic record, interest in public policy and appreciation of Coolidge values, and humility and service. Other criteria include reading of President Coolidge's Autobiography and other readings. Please visit the Coolidge Scholars' website for more details regarding the application and process of applying.
Deadline: February 23, 2023
USBC YOUTH SCHOLARSHIPS
United States Bowling Congress (USBC) offers several national scholarships to youth bowlers each season based on academic, leadership and on-lane performances. To view the available scholarships, please go to the USBC website.
Hispanic Scholarship Funds (HSF)
HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars, and Alumni as possible. Review the Hispanic Scholarship Funds: Scholarship Finder website to search for available scholarships and their criteria for applying.
Howard Jennings Scholarship
Howard Jennings Scholarship is available to CT students, who has been accepted by the University of Connecticut, majoring in the field of Horticulture in either the 2 or 4-year program. Please review the application through the Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation website. Deadline: March 7, 2023
Michael Johnson Scholarship
Michael Johnson Scholarship is available to the non-traditional learner who is interested in pursuing the nursery/horticulture field. Please review the application through the Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation website. Deadline: March 7, 2023
Lud and Marie Hoffman Scholarship
Lud and Marie Hoffman Scholarship is available to students maintaining a 3.0 GPA, residing in Connecticut, be a high school senior or enrolled at the college level and majoring in horticulture related field. Please review the application through the Connecticut Nurserymen's Foundation website. Deadline: March 7, 2023
Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship
Mountainside Brighter Future College Scholarship is accepting applications. Applicant must be living and enrolled in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York or New Jersey. Application and further details on requirements to apply can be found on the Mountainside website.
Deadline: April 15, 2023
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund:
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship is available to students entering an accredited undergraduate institution in the US, are are US citizen or noncitizen with lawful presence in the US, is a permanent resident of a New England State, have a GPA of 3.0+ on a 4.0 scale, enrolled in a demanding course of study and demonstrates skilled writing. Please review all detail and how to apply on the Phillips scholarship website.
Early Response Deadline: April 3, 2023 (noon)
Deadline: May 1, 2023 (noon)
Milton Fisher Scholarship
The Milton Fisher Scholarship is a four-year renewable scholarship open to exceptionally Innovative and Creative high school juniors and seniors, and first-time college freshmen. The application process and detailed requirements can be found in the Milton Fisher Scholarship website.
Deadline: May 5, 2023
DATES TO REMEMBER
- December 3: National SAT Testing at GHS
- December 5: Hispanic Parent Meting - Topic: The College Process - 7:00PM (GHS Media Center)
- December 10: ACT testing (Not at GHS)
- December 12: College Kick Off Meeting - VIRTUAL - 6:30PM (Juniors)
- December 22: Alumni Return Day Panels (for Students)