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The first step in finding funding for your college career is to fill out your FAFSA. Your FASFA will determine if you are eligible for any federal financial aid, such as federal grants, loans and work-study.
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Application Deadline: October 17, 2017
Maximum Amount: $1,000
The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition that is open to 10th, 11th and 12th graders and college students and non-traditional students. The goal is to recognize students who are committed to using education to better their life and that of their family and/or community.
Applicants must be high school sophomores, juniors or seniors or adult students. Applicants may study any major and attend any college in the U.S. Applicants must be legal residents of the United States and complete the online application form including the required personal statement. The award may be used for tuition, room and board, books or any related educational expense.
March 7, to be awarded for the following fall semester
August 30 to be awarded for the following spring semester
Maximum Amount: $1,000
The 1,000 Dreams Scholarship provides one-time educational assistance for currently enrolled high school or college-aged women. This can include assistance for needs including but not exclusive to educational conferences, instructional programs related to creative or artistic pursuits, graduate exam application fees, textbooks or tuition. Needs that are ongoing (e.g., utility bills, food costs) or related to medical care are not covered by this fund.
The students eligible for assistance shall be women attending high school or a two- or four-year college/university in the U.S. Students must demonstrate financial need. Applications must include at least one but no more than two letters of recommendation and an essay explaining how the grant would be used. Selection will be based on application contents, financial need and information gathered from letter(s) of recommendation. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously received a scholarship from the fund.
Scholarships will be awarded twice per year in the spring and fall following the application deadline and disbursed the following academic semester.
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017
Maximum Amount: $5,000
The American College Foundation (ACF) Visionary Scholarship program offers multiple awards ranging from $1,000-$5,000. All high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens are eligible to apply.
A completed ACF Visionary Scholarship application
A copy of the student's most recent report card
A 500 word typed, double-spaced essay describing why a college education is important to the student
Students must go to the registration page to begin the application process. Students will receive an application packet within two weeks from the time they register.
Each award is a non-renewable, one-time award and is to be used exclusively to offset costs and fees related directly to the student's first year of higher post-secondary education at an accredited institution of the student's choosing within the United States. Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.