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Financial Aid & Scholarship Opportunities

What is Financial Aid?

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Warning! Avoid scholarship scams.  Beware of any service that wants you to pay for a scholarship search.  Most scholarships are listed online or in your local library for free.
Scam Warning Signs
• You have to pay a fee or “taxes”
•  Money-back offers or guarantees
• Credit card or back account information required
• Provides “exclusive” information


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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Ice Cream Flavor of the Month Scholarship (Deadline: July 31, 2016) Amount $1,500.  Enjoy an ice cream cone while you compose your ideas for this summer scholarship.  “If you were an ice cream flavor, which would you be and why?”  Are you tart, sweet, nutty? This unusual scholarship is open to high school students ages 13+.  For an application and information about this scholarship, see  

Make Me Laugh Scholarship (Deadline:  August 31, 2016) Amount:  $1,500.  This is summer, time to have some fun! This scholarship is open to high school students grades 9-12 who are planning to enroll in a post-secondary institution of high education by fall semester 2022. To apply, student must submit a short essay in response to the following question:  “Finding and applying for scholarships is serious business, but it’s time to lighten things up a little.  We don’t want to know why you deserve $1.500 or how great your grades are, we simply want to LOL.  Describe an incident in your life, funny or embarrassing (fact or fiction) and make us laugh!” For more information, see