• GREAT VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELING
    SCHOLARSHIPS REQUIRING NOMINATIONS

    These scholarships require that a student be nominated by the high school. If you are interested in and qualify for any of the scholarships below you must submit an essay or resume to the Counseling Office stating your qualifications. If the scholarship requires a transcript, you must submit your request at least 15 days prior to the scholarship deadline. As most scholarships require the same basic criteria, you should include the following: academic achievement, leadership ability, financial need, community service and activities. Please be sure to read the specific qualifications of the scholarship you are seeking and provide all relevant and necessary information in either essay or resume format. Your essay or resume must not exceed one page.
    The scholarship committee meets periodically and will select the nominees. Please pay special attention to the deadlines listed below. We will not consider any resume or essay that is submitted after the deadline.

    SCHOOL SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS
    These scholarships are intended for seniors interested in a particular school who meet the listed criteria.

    GENERAL SCHOLARSHIPS
    These scholarships are open to all college-bound seniors who meet the listed criteria.

    FINANCIAL AID
    Ability to Benefit, Adjusted Gross Income, Business Assets, Campus-Based Aid Programs, FASFA, FERPA, PHEAA …. Confused by all of these terms? Here are some tips to help you sort through the financial aid maze.
    · Attend one of the Financial Aid Presentations hosted at the High School
    1. Financial Aid Night – This program is geared for senior students and their parents but anyone is welcome to attend.
    2. Junior night – A financial aid presentation will be included.
    · Attend a Financial Aid presentation outside of the High School
    · Ask the financial aid officer at the college about their financial aid requirements and deadlines.

    · Be aware of all financial aid deadlines....they differ from institution to institution.
    · Pick up financial aid materials available in the Counseling Office. FAFSA forms will be available after January 1.
    · Research Financial Aid in the Career Development Center, located in the Counseling Office.
    · Speak to a representative from PHEAA, Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency 1-800-692-7392 · Research on the web. Popular websites are listed below.


    DEPT. OF EDUCATION: FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
    www.ed.gov/finaid.html
    www.studentaid.ed.gov



    OVERVIEW OF FINANCIAL AID
    www.finaid.org


    FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION
    www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/FYE


    NATIONAL STUDENT LOAN
    www.nslds.ed.gov


    FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
    www.theoldschool.org


    SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH
    www.fastweb.com
    www.scholarship-page.com
    www.petersons.com

    www.scholarstuff.com


    PA HIGHER ED ASSISTANCE AGENCY
    www.pheaa.org


    FAFSA ON THE WEB
    www.fafsa.ed.gov


    HELP IN COMPLETING THE FAFSA
    www.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/FAFSA


    COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN
    www.collegesavings.org
    www.upromise.com
    www.savingforcollege.com


    SAVINGS CALCULATORS
    www.collegesavings.org
    www.finaid.org/calculators


    BUDGETS, CREDIT, DEBT COUNSELING

    www.cccsintl.org
    www.cc-bc.com
    www.1stdebtconsolidation4u.com
    www.creditstaff.com


    YOU CAN DEAL WITH IT
    www.YouCanDealWithIt.com


    FREQUENTLY REQUESTED TELEPHONE NUMBERS
    Information about Student Aid:
    1-800-4-FED-AID
    PHEAA
    1-800-692-7392


    SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID

    Scholarship information is arriving daily in the Counseling Office. There are many types of scholarships that tend to fall into three groups: College/University specific scholarships, General scholarships and scholarships that require a nmination.  You can find these listed in Naviance. 

    Copies of ALL scholarships are available in the Counseling Office. Students may come in before/after school or during their free periods to pick up scholarship information. All deadlines must be adhered to and it is the student's responsibility to get applications submitted on time. As with college applications, if the application needs to be processed through the Counseling Office, fifteen (15) school days are required.

    In the Career Development Center, located in the Counseling Office, we have several scholarship reference guides. There are also lists of frequently used scholarship and financial aid websites available.