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UNA Scholarship Deadline - December 2nd

http://www.una.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/index.html

ACT Test Dates 

October 26, 2013 September 27, 2013 September 28–October 11, 2013
December 14, 2013 November 8, 2013 November 9–22, 2013
February 8, 2014* January 10, 2014 January 11–24, 2014
April 12, 2014 March 7, 2014 March 8–21, 2014
June 14, 2014 May 9, 2014 May 10–23, 2014
 

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Always check the bulletin board in the hallway near the guidance office for scholarships. 

Your best source of scholarships is online at websites such as fastweb.com.

Only a handful of scholarship applications are limited to being available only at your counselor's office. 

Scholarships require much effort on your part in addition to good grades/ACT. 

Set up an appointment with Mrs. Kennedy for more help. 

Invite your parent to attend.

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION FOR POPULAR REGIONAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Alabama A&M
Alabama State University
Auburn University
Clark University Atlanta
Gadsden State Community College
ITT Technical Instuitute
Jacksonville State University
LaGrange College
Lawson State Community College
Miles College
Morehouse College
Shelton State Community College
Snead State Community College
Stillman College
Talladega College
Tuskegee University
Troy University
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH)
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of South Alabama
University of West Alabama
University of West Georgia
Virginia College

 

Transcripts - www.parchment.com

This is the link for sending and tracking your official transcript to a college. 

A transcript can be printed in the office for use with scholarship applications. 

www.actstudent.org

Register to take the ACT if needed. A score on this test is required for admission to any four year college or university. It is not required for admission to junior colleges but can be used to help determine class placement and take the place of placement tests for some students.

Keep in mind that as a general rule most scholarships require a good GPA and an ACT score of above a 25.  There are some need based scholarships but those also require an acceptable GPA. 

 

Apply to college, preferably by the scholarship deadline if your child wants to be considered for eligible scholarships. Create an account on a scholarship search website such as www.fastweb.com. This is an excellent way to receive a list of scholarships he or she is eligible for along with their application instructions and deadlines. It takes a little time to research through scholarships, but could be well worth it.

Be sure to check the scholarship link on the Guidance page of the school website.  There will be some local scholarships in the spring that students can consider applying as applications are received. 

 

If your child plans to start college in the summer, you should go ahead and complete the FAFSA using your 2012 tax information. NWSCC has a program known as the Jumpstart Program which offers a free college class to any student to get a head start in the summer. This class can be transferred to other colleges as well. Contact Northwest-Shoals Financial Aid for more information. 

 

Beginning Jan 1, you will be able to file the free application for student governmental aid. The application is completed online by the parent and student.  You must have your 2013 tax information completed before you can complete the FAFSA. If you need questions answered regarding the FAFSA, it is best to call the Financial Aid office of the college in which your child plans to attend and ask a financial advisor about how to go about handling your specific situation.