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Nov 30


Money for College Redux

Dear Seniors:

Thank you to everyone who attended the Money for College Night last week with our Financial Aid Officers from Albion College and the University of Michigan. 

In summary, the message is: Fill out the applications on time, apply for scholarships and look for a range of colleges that include “financial safety” schools. And note the scholarship deadlines, including some coming up soon!

Here is the Power Point that includes the information given at the meeting and also the Merit Aid handout. Additional hard copies and scholarship handouts are available in College Counseling!

Paying for College Night Fall 2015Handouts

Scholarship info for Money for College Night 2015

Some scholarships coming up:

University of Cincinnati –up to full ride. Students must apply to the U of Cincinnati by December 1

Boston University—apply by December 1 to qualify for their Trustee Scholarship

Other scholarships with December 1 deadlines:

Western Michigan—apply by December 4 for consideration for their Medallion Scholarship;

U of M Dearborn—apply by December 15 to qualify for scholarships ranging from $6000-full tuition.

Burger King Scholarship—Deadline is December 15.

The Gates Millennium Scholars program

Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship for minority students who are leaders and dedicated to community service.

Wayne State University Dept of Theatre and Dance Admissions and Scholarship Day.

Scholarship Searches

Additional Resources Register for the CSS profile on this site There is a scholarship search engine, also many articles about searching for scholarships. Search by several difference keywords a variety of college information, including sponsors that offer free scholarship searches the site to register for the FAFSA. You can also find a worksheet (probably in December) to pre-register. Do not actually register until Jan 1, though! a scholarship search that also give information on how to understand the SAR A really good all around resource for all things financial aid and scholarships information about loan programs, financial aid, savings plans, etc. Financial aid guidance, including forecasting colleges costs, etc. Many scholarships offered by specific colleges

Scam alerts

And don’t forget the financial aid office at your college!!!

Patricia Bostwick, MA, LPC

Director of College Counseling


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