The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website opens on October 1 of each year for students planning on attending college the following school year. Learn more about the FAFSA.
Click here to begin filling out your FAFSA.
General Scholarship Info
- The Foundation for Edmonds School District Scholarship will be available in the fall of each year. 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 Quick Links on the MTHS Homepage.
- WashBoard.org connects Washington students with Washington scholarship providers, whether attending in state colleges or out. Start by making a profile, WashBoard will match students withscholarships that meet some or all of the criteria input. WashBoard is spam-free and will never sell your information.
A new scholarship website is Going Merry. Check it out and let us know how you like it.
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
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.
Scholarships for students of Hispanic & Latino backgrounds:
Helpful Scholarship Tools
Use the SCHOLARSHIP WORKSHEET to help guide your search
Use this Washboard.org Helpful Handout
LINKS TO SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH ENGINE WEBSITES
- http://www.gmsp.org - Discover the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program. $1 Billion for Minority Education.
- http://www.studentaid.ed.gov - Full of information regarding Federal Funding for student loan, types of loan, and re-payment options.
- http://scholarships4students.com - A large scholarship search website representing over 200 different scholarhsips.
- http://www.freschinfo.com - FreSch! Free scholarship listings can be obtained by searching this database. Participate in contests, and get the answers to frequently asked questions.
- http://www.fastweb.com - Complete a search for scholarship information by submitting interests, abilities, and skills. Includes details about financial aid. Look for money for college with the help of this database.
- http://www.americorps.org - Official site for this national service program.
- http://www.finaid.org - Central source for financial aid resources. Helps to define difficult terminolgy, lists government grants, and introduces aid for special populations.
- http://www.collegefund.org- American Indian College Fund. Foundation started by 30 tribal colleges seeks to provide financial aid for Native American students across the US.
- www.ChristianConnector.com- The Christian Connector provides free Christian college information service as well as a $2,500.00 Christian college scholarship drawing.
- http://www.collegeaid.net - Fill out an online application and recieve a response within one week.
- http://www.uncf.org - United Negro College Fund. Offers assistance to historically black colleges and universities. Offers scholarships, study abroad and mentoring programs.
- http://www.petersons.com/resources/finance.html - Articles address scholarship myths and financial aid trends. Includes glossary of terms.
- http://www.collegescholarships.com - College Connection Scholarships.
- http://www.nextstepu.com - Helps plan for college, careers, and life. Free resource for students, parents and counselors.
- www.theWashBoard.org. This is a site for Washington students that connects scholarships to students.
- http://www.latinocollegedollars.org - Scholarships at the Latino College Dollars website.
- http://www.hsf.net - Are you Hispanic or Latino? Check out this website, the Hispanic Scholarship fund.
- http://www.MeritAid.com - This site allows you to search for all scholarship programs at the colleges of your choice.
- http://www.nela.net - Schlolarship access and information for ALL students regardless of immigration status!
- http://www.scholarshipexperts.com - Scholarship matching service with a database of over 2.4 million scholarships worth over $14 billion.
OTHER INTERESTING COLLEGE WEBSITES:
- http://wue.wiche.edu - Washington Undergraduate Exchange program.
- http://www.exploreapprenticeship.wa.gov - Interested in an apprenticeship program. Take a look at this!
- http://www.ProjectOpportunity.net - Information on small Private Colleges.
- http://www.youuniversity.com - Want to see College or University campus tours? Check out this link for great video tours.
SCAM ALERT!!! HOW TO AVOID BEING SCHOLARSHIP SCAMMED!!!
10 SCAM WARNING SIGNS
- 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!
- Credit card or bank count information needed: never give credit card of bank information to receive aid.
- Scholarship guarantee: NO ONE controls judges decisions. Be wary of "high success rates," which often refer to matches, not award winners.
- No work involved: Legitimate scholarship applications require both time & energy.
- 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.
- Unsolicited scholarships: If you are called to receive an award for which you never applied, be alert.
- Pressure Tactics: Do not allow your self to be pressured into applying for a scholarship, especially when they are asking you to pay money.
- Claim of "Exclusive Scholarships:" Legitimate sponsors will not restrict knowledge about their scholarship or award to a single service.
- 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.
- 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:
- Save all forms you receive from the suspected scammer. Keep copies of written details about the offer and any correspondence.
- Take notes during any seminars or phone conversations. Record the date, time, phone number, and who you spoke to.
- Report the suspected scammer to local law enforcement, your students guidance counselor or any of the following organizations:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
National Fraud Information Center (NFIC)
Better Business Bureau (BBB)
United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)