Most scholarship winners are students who excel in some area – academics, athletics, leadership, fine arts (music, dance, art), or community service. Those students who have excelled in the college-preparatory curriculum, who have high ACT/SAT scores, and who are willing to devote the time and effort to complete the applications in a correct and TIMELY manner are generally the ones who win scholarships.
College scholarships are also available directly from the institution you plan to attend. You must request an application for these. You cannot apply for a school-specific scholarship until you have been (provisionally) admitted to the institution.
Sometimes CHS is notified of available scholarships. Mrs. Brumby updates the Scholarship Information as she receives it and submits a new list to teachers. There is also a bulletin board with Senior Information right next to the Counselors’ Office. Scholarship Updates are also put on Mrs. Brumby’s Online Classroom.
Some scholarships are submitted directly to the counselor, and the counselor is asked to nominate a student for a special award. These are not made available for all students. In these cases, a faculty/staff committee will consider and select the nominees.
Scholarship Update #1:
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Key Scholarship Resources:
FinAid’s Scholarships Section Beware of Scholarship Scams
Hispanic Scholarship Fund 200 Free Scholarships for Minorities
Local Scholarships will be available beginning in February. Students will pick up a local scholarship packet from Mrs. Brumby, decide which ones they qualify for, coomplete the application, write the appropriate essay, and turn it in by the deadline. These scholarships are presented on Honors Night.