Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

The FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) website opens on October 1, 2018 for students planning on attending college for the 2018-19 school year.

Click here to begin filling out your FAFSA.

General Scholarship Info

  • The Foundation for Edmonds School District Scholarship for the 2018-19 school year will be available in the fall of 2018. Many different scholarships are available through the Foundation. By submitting only one application, students are considered for any scholarship for which they meet the requirements. 
  • Local scholarships are posted in the College tab in Naviance. The link to Naviance can be found under site shortcuts on the MTHS Homepage.
  • Two websites students should consider for other scholarship search and management are www.fastweb.com and www.washboard.org.  With both of these, students make a profile and are matched with scholarships that meet some or all of the criteria they input.  Fastweb.com has a national scope while Washboard.org has a more local approach, listing mostly Washington state scholarships.


MTHS Counselor Nominated Scholarship Application

The MTHS Counselor Nominated Scholarship Application is for students who would like to be considered for nomination of scholarships
by the MTHS counselors.

  • Attach a copy of your senior resume and return to the Counseling Office.
  • The sooner your form is received, the sooner you will be considered for these scholarships.
  • Be sure to visit the MTHS Career Center Scholarship page for other scholarship opportunities for which you must apply separately.

Undocumented Students

College-bound students who are not citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States are not eligible for state or federal
financial assistance because of their immigration status. In addition, they are generally classified as international students and
therefore are required to pay higher tuition and fees. However, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund
(MALDEF) has compiled a list of scholarships that are open to undocumented students. The list is available on MALDEF's website at http://www.maldef.org or

by calling (213) 629-2512.

You can also visit here to get access to scholarship information for all students of all backgrounds, regardless of immigration status!
Or visit www.nela.net

Scholarships for students of Hispanic & Latino backgrounds:

Click here to visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Helpful Scholarship Tools

Use the SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHEET to help guide your search

Use this Washboard.org Helpful Handout

LINKS TO SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINE WEBSITES

OTHER INTERESTING COLLEGE WEBSITES:

SCAM ALERT!!! HOW TO AVOID BEING SCHOLARSHIP SCAMMED!!!

10 SCAM WARNING SIGNS

  1. Fees: Scammers use bogus fees such as "application fee," "disbursement fee," redemption fee," or "processing fees," as a way to take your money. Scholarships DO NOT require fees. If you are asked to send a check for a fee......DO NOT APPLY....IT IS A SCAM!
  2. Credit card or bank count information needed: never give credit card of bank information to receive aid.
  3. Scholarship guarantee: NO ONE controls judges decisions. Be wary of "high success rates," which often refer to matches, not award winners.
  4. No work involved: Legitimate scholarship applications require both time & energy.
  5. No contact information: Before you apply, confirm the sponsor's name and contact information. The sponsor should supply a valid phone number, mailing address and email address. Be wary of a PO Box.
  6. Unsolicited scholarships: If you are called to receive an award for which you never applied, be alert.
  7. Pressure Tactics: Do not allow your self to be pressured into applying for a scholarship, especially when they are asking you to pay money.
  8. Claim of "Exclusive Scholarships:" Legitimate sponsors will not restrict knowledge about their scholarship or award to a single service.
  9. An official name or endorsement DOES NOT automatically mean legitimacy: A sponsor may use words like "national," "educaiton," or "federal," or have an official looking seal, but might still be a scammer.
  10. Your questions are not answered directly: Can't get a straight answer? What will be done with your information? Or other quesitons? Proceed with caution!

If you do suspect or catch scholarship fraud happening....follow these steps:

  1. Save all forms you receive from the suspected scammer. Keep copies of written details about the offer and any correspondence.
  2. Take notes during any seminars or phone conversations. Record the date, time, phone number, and who you spoke to.
  3. Report the suspected scammer to local law enforcement, your students guidance counselor or any of the following organizations:

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams

National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)

www.fraud.org

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

www.bbb.org

United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)

www.usps.com/postalinspectors/fraud

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