Scholarships for Seniors
The application period for high school seniors pursuing bachelor's degree programs ends October 25. The application for career and technical education is open until August 15; this is for students pursuing associate degrees or technical certifications.
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Are you a low-income high school senior who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college. Watch our video to learn more:
Why apply through QuestBridge? The National College Match application gives you extra space to tell your unique story as a student who has excelled academically despite financial hardship. Our college partners are actively seeking students like you. If admitted to a college partner through the Match or QuestBridge Regular Decision, you will join a supportive community of thousands of other QuestBridge Scholars currently attending our college partners. This scholarship will pay for:
Books and Supplies
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to 300 of these student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential. To learn more watch this video.
Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.
*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs
- A high school senior
- From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
- A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
- In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)
Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US-accredited, not-for-profit, private, or public college or university.
- Brag-sheet needs to be completed (Below you will find the Brag-sheet document)
- You need 2-3 recommenders (seniors make sure they are the same recommenders for EOP and Privates)
- Ask your recommenders through email if they can write you a letter of recommendation
- If the recommender/s says yes, email them a hard copy of your completed brag-sheet
- When emailing the recommender make sure you send a professional email (you can google this, just do not copy word by word. Make it your own) thank them for their time and let them know that the Letter of Recommendation for EOP is due November 30th and privates are due December 13th (Before we go on break)
- Please let recommenders know that for EOP they will receive a Recommendation form through email to fill out (this happens when you submit your CSU application).
- For private schools, letters of recommendation are an actual letter. This will be due about the same time as your application deadline (THIS IS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO ASK EARLY)
- Also if you are applying for private school make sure you request your recommender through your application.
- You can start asking as soon as you are done with your brag-sheet (make sure your brag-sheet was looked over by Ms. Aboli
- Make sure you always put down the right email or they will never receive your recommendation request
- Please keep in mind some teachers might have a limit on how many students they will accept
- Always follow up with your recommenders to make sure they are completing the recommendation in a timely manner.
- LASTLY, YOUR RECOMMENDERS DO NOT NEED TO SHARE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS WITH YOU IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO. SO DO NOT ASK THEM FOR IT.