Seniors: University of Texas Scholarship Opportunity
Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: Texas Student Housing Scholarship
Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity: The Sons of the Republic of Texas History Scholarship
Seniors: Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
Juniors and Seniors: Finding Financially Friendly College
- Financial need met. Your "financial need" is the amount that colleges calculate you can't afford to pay. Some colleges cover 100 percent of your financial need, but many cover much less.
- Merit aid offered. Merit aid is money you don't have to pay back. You can search for colleges based on the percent of freshmen receiving merit aid -- overall or only freshmen without financial need.
- Student loan debt. What is the average student loan balance students have when they graduate? If the average loan balance is lower, it may mean that the college is more generous with grants and scholarships.
Seniors: FAFSA Information about Your Expected Family Contribution
- What is your EFC? Your Expected Family Contribution is the amount you and your family will be expected to pay for a single year of college.
- Where does your EFC come from? Your EFC is calculated each year based on information you provide on your financial aid application -- the FAFSA (and the CSS PROFILE, if the college requires it).
- How does your EFC affect how much aid you get? Colleges subtract your EFC from the cost of attendance to calculate the amount of financial aid you are eligible for.
- How can you find out your EFC? Use our EFC calculator...go to: http://www.collegedata.com/cs/promo/promo_efc_tmpl.jhtmlWe just updated it for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Seniors: Scholarship Opportunity and AG Student of the Month
Sophomores: It's HOBY application time!
The Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (HOBY) is the nation’s foremost youth leadership development organization. HOBY programs provide youth with unique leadership training to make a better world. The conference is open to sophomores.
This year’s conference location and date of conference has not been set yet.
Interested sophomores can apply by:
- In 100 words or less, describe the most rewarding and challenging aspect of being a leader in your school and community.
- Turn in the completed essay no later than Friday, November 10th to Ms. Cartwright.
- A committee will choose SAHS’s ambassador.
- The chosen ambassador will be notified no later than Friday, December 1st.
If you have further questions or for more specific information, please see Ms. Cartwright.
Juniors and Seniors: New Discover*Website for College Planning
Seniors!! Get ready! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) will be available on October 1 for the 2018-19 academic year. Completing the FAFSA is the first step in determining a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Our can help you and your parents get ready and help ensure you have the right documents on hand when completing the FAFSA.
Seniors: Texas A&M Admissions Fee Waiver Informatin
Seniors planning on attending Texas A&M, please note the following:
Students who qualify for a fee waiver based on one of the criteria below will be given an opportunity to certify their eligibility on the ApplyTexas or Coalition applications and will not be required to provide additional documentation of need in most cases. However, Texas A&M University reserves the right to verify the information provided on the application and may request additional documentation in some instances. Once the application has been submitted and access to the Applicant Information System (AIS) has been provided by Texas A&M (allow 2-3 business days from date of submission), applicants should check AIS to verify the application fee is marked as received.
Student is eligible for ACT or SAT/College Board fee waiver
· Student is enrolled in a TRIO program (Upward Bound)
· Student is eligible for federal free/reduced lunch program
· Student is in foster care or homeless
· Student is a ward of the state or an orphan
· Student lives in federally subsidized public housing
· Student’s family receives public assistance
Applicants may request a fee waiver by submitting one of the following documents if they did not request one when they applied:
· An SAT/College Board/ACT Application Fee Waiver Request Form (must have the applicant'ssignature and the counselor's signature where applicable)
· A NACAC Admission Application Fee Waiver Request Form (must have the applicant's signature and the counselor's signature where applicable)
· A memo on school letterhead, signed by the high school counselor, verifying the student is on the federally funded free/reduced lunch program
Seniors: SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Students can apply for the Cass Acosta Music Scholarship Award. This is the Local 116 Music Foundation’s annual music award available to all high school seniors that plan to major in music while attending college. All band oand choir students are encouraged to apply.
This year’s awards will be presented at the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra concert on January 13, 2018 during intermission.
For more information on the award and to obtain a copy of the application please visit:
Applications are due December 8, 2017 and can be mailed to:
Cass Acosta Scholarship Award
517 Creswell Ave.
Shreveport, LA 71101