November Senior Newsletter

Dear Seniors

Now is the time to work on your college applications and obtaining your password/user name for your FAFSA, which you will complete after October 1, 2018. Both you and your parent need to register and choose a password and FAFSA ID. Deadlines are fast approaching for many universities. Be aware of application and FAFSA priority deadlines are due.



Attention Students and Families Wishing to File the 2019-2020 FAFSA

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool used to help families assist with completing the FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2018 for those wishing to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA. The tool will help families transfer the 2017 IRS tax information needed for this FAFSA. Please note that any information transferred will be encrypted to enhance the security level of this system. You will not be able to see the information transferred on the FAFSA screens or the Student Aid Report once the FAFSA is processed. If you have additional questions, please contact your school counselor, your college access advisor or your institution’s financial aid office.

Local Scholarships


Robert A. Cunningham Memorial Scholarship:


  • Must be college-bound with a "B" average
  • Be a member of General Electric Credit Union
  • Community Volunteer hours
  • Essay required
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • High School transcript
  • Deadline January 15th, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department


Franklin B. Walter Scholastic Award:


  • Student ranked in the upper 5% of class
  • One year scholarship in the amount of $1,000
  • Deadline is February 2nd, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department



Tina's Angels:


  • Pursuing an Associate's, Bachelor's, or Technical/Vocational School
  • High School transcript
  • Extra-curricular and/or community services
  • 2 reference letters: 1 teacher 1 community member
  • Deadline is March 1st, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department



Martha Seward Rahfuse Memorial Scholarship:


  • Student ranked in the upper 25% of class
  • One year scholarship in the amount of $1,000
  • Deadline is April 1st, 2019
  • Application available in the counseling department




*These scholarships are in addition to the ones provided in the October Newsletter. It is important to review all scholarships made available in each newsletter.

How to Request a Transcipt

Below you will find instructions as well as a video on how to request a transcript be sent to a University.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCHdokhyTQA&feature=youtu.be&scrlybrkr=4ff99b75

Overgrad

Below you will find the link for Overgrad as well as an illustration on how to use Overgrad as a resource for University application deadlines.
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College Essay Resources

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjZFi9Ec9Lo

Important Reminders:

  1. Edgewood High School will be hosting a FAFSA workshop from 5-7PM on Thursday November 8th in the Heritage Hall to help students and their parents file the FAFSA. To be the best prepared to work with financial aid representatives, please remember to bring financial documents to the workshop and create a FSA ID. Visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out for questions.
  2. For December 1st application deadlines please submit letters of recommendation requests to counselors and teachers by November 20th.
  3. You must submit your official ACT scores which requires you to log into your ACT account and send them to the Universities you have applied.https://www.act.org/