Scholarships

Where can you find scholarships? 

1. Academic/Athletic scholarships - Academic scholarships are generally automatically granted to eligible students upon admission to the college. Sometimes students might have to separately apply for academic scholarships. From each college website, visit the financial aid page and click on "scholarships" to view them. 

College athletic coaches work with the financial aid offices to offer athletic scholarships to eligible students wishing to play a sport at a Division I or II school. Be sure to work with your high school coach throughout the recruitment process, complete "Prospective Student Athlete" forms on college websites, register on NCAA's eligibility center, and email coaches to notify them of your interest. 

2. Local Scholarships (see below) - Dieruff High School receives many scholarship offers from local organizations and donors. Once received, these scholarships will be listed on this page, will be posted on the daily bulletin, and will be placed in a binder in the College & Career Center. 

3. Outside Scholarships - Students can research and apply for scholarships on their own from a number of websites. Some of them are listed here: 
  • CollegeData: www.collegedata.com - Search for colleges & scholarships

  • FastWeb: www.fastweb.com  -- set up a personalized profile to match specific skills, abilities and interests and search the database of over 275,000 scholarships

  • FinAid: www.finaid.org  – the largest and most popular site of its sort 

  • Sallie Mae: www.CollegeAnswer.com/scholarships (also in Spanish) - scholarship search, paying for college, college costs

  • Scholarships.com: www.scholarships.com  – has database of 600,000 college scholarships

4. College Board Opportunity Scholarships - The College Board is investing $5 million per year in these scholarships, beginning with the class of 2020. Students are eligible to earn scholarships by taking the following actions during certain windows in their junior and senior years: 
  • Scholarship 1: Build a College List, $500: Build a college list on BigFuture

     Junior Year/Senior Year: December 1, 2019-July 31 2020
  • Scholarship 2: Practice for the SAT, $1,000: Use official SAT practice on Khan Academy to get ready for test day

     Junior year/Senior Year: December 1, 2019-October 31, 2020
  • Scholarship 3: Improve Score, $2,000: Improve your SAT score

     Spring Junior Year through Fall Senior Year: see website for rules
  • Scholarship 4: Strengthen College List, $500: Strengthen your college list with a mix of academic safety, fit, and reach schools

     Summer and Fall Senior Year: August 2020-October 2020
  • Scholarship 5: Complete the FAFSA, $1,000: Fill out the FAFSA form to apply for financial aid

     Fall and Winter Senior Year: February 28, 2021
  • Scholarship 6: Apply to Colleges, $1,000: Apply to schools you wish to attend

     Fall and Winter Senior Year: October 1, 2020-February 28, 2021
  • Scholarship 7: Complete the Journey, $40,000: Complete all six scholarship steps

     Final Drawing: March 2021
The more steps students take towards college, the more opportunities they have to earn a scholarship. Learn more about these opportunity scholarships at: http://cb.org/opportunity

Local/Community Scholarship List: More information, plus many of these applications will be available in the 12th Grade Counseling Google Classroom starting in December. Email your counselor with any questions.