Financial Aid Information

The first thing you need to do for Financial Aid is complete the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Aid).  You can do this easily by going online to: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Your FAFSA must be received at the college/university of your choice by the deadline it has set.  If you are not having your taxes done before the deadline, don't panic.  Complete the FAFSA in an estimated format and as soon as your taxes are complete, submit a correction to your FAFSA. It is crucial that schools receive your FAFSA by their deadline.  If they do not, most schools will award minimal aid; if any at all.  
 

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

To Senior Parents:

Scholarships are always a topic parents are interested in discussing. Your student has been given several handouts with websites to look into scholarships from around the nation. The second place is the high school website under the Guidance tab. There will be a few from now till December; I suggest checking every couple of weeks. Towards the end of January, the generous Camden County community begins sending in their scholarships.  I get them almost every day, so I suggest checking the site every couple of days. The scholarship should be downloaded from here and filled out to mail. The deadline is very important, so be certain it is mailed in plenty of time to get to the organization giving the money in a timely manner. The Guidance Department is not responsible for delivering the applications to the organization.

Many times students refuse to fill out the scholarship application because they are asked to write an essay. I tell them they will never again be given $500/1000 for writing an essay. I suggest writing an essay; let their English teacher critique it, then tweak it to go with all the other scholarship essays. Filling out scholarship applications is a lot of work, but very worth it. Every dollar they receive in scholarship money is money you do not have to earn or they do not have to pay back. The Senior Scholarship Night in May is one of the biggest nights of the school year. Last year we gave out over $5,000,000. So, please, encourage your child to work at winning some of the scholarship money the county gives. Remember,  the end of January is when the scholarships will begin filling up the scholarship web page.  Here is the link:

http://wildcat.camden.k12.ga.us/Guidance/Scholarships/tabid/22077/Default.aspx

 

Sincerely,

Kristie Wood, Ed.S.                                                                                                                                                             Guidance Director

 

More

Helpful Websites

ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY SCHOLARSHIP 2017

BAILEY FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP 2017

Class of 1984 Scholarship - Application Due by Monday, May 1

CAMDEN CHARLTON BOARD OF REALTORS 2017

CAMDEN CO CHEERLEADING BOOSTER SCHOLARSHIP 2017

The Ave Maria Assembly of the Knights of Columbus Scholarship

VIETNAM VETS SCHOLARSHIP

2017 Heart of a Teacher Scholarship

2017 Theatre Boosters Scholarship

Beauty School Reviews

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/beauty-schools/#guide-audience

2017 SOUTHEAST GA TECHNICAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

North Camden Action Association, Inc Scholarship 2017

KINGSLAND WOMAN'S CLUB 2017

UGA Tau Kappa Epsilon Scholarship

VIRGINIA LANG SCHOLARSHIP - WOODBINE WOMAN'S CLUB

SR. AIRMAN TRE FRENCESCO PORFIRIO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

KINGSLAND LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP 2017

SOLOMON SPARKS RETIRED EDUCATOR SCHOLARSHIP 2017

2017 KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP

SPIRIT OF A HERO 2017

KIWANIS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP 2017

THE TRICIA & CHARLIE SMITH, JR. SCHOLARSHIP 2017

WARREN BAILEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP 2017

FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES SCHOLARSHIP 2017

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church Ladies Auxiliary

2017 SUBMARINE MUSEUM SCHOLARSHIP

GA CHAPTER OF SWANA

HADDEN YOUTH FOUNDATION

Carlysle Eakin Grant-in-Aid Future Educator Scholarship 2017

BE DIGITALLY RESPONSIBLE SCHOLARSHIP 2017

2017 NJROTC Award

The Spouse Association of Chief Petty Officers Kings Bay

BULLDAWG CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

CHICK FILET HERO SCHOLARSHIP

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MILITARY COMPTROLLERS

OKEFENOKEE RURAL ELECTRIC SCHOLARSHIP

THE DAVID SKINNER GA DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION

SCHOLARSHIP FOR NURSES

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by Nurse.org
To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. Scholarship is offered once a year and award is paid directly to the student.

Visit the Nurse.org scholarship page for full scholarship details and online application.

BUSINESS AND FINANCE SCHOLARSHIP

Recurring Annual Business and Finance Scholarship ($1000 award)
Submission Deadline: January, 29th.
Award Notification: March, 15th.

Scholarship Application Link

Thomas E. Rowland Memorial Scholarship 2017

EAGLE AWARD 2

EAGLE AWARD 1

2017 HALSEY SCIENCE SCHOLARSHIP

2017 HALSEY MUSIC SCHOLARSHIP

2017 Navy League Youth Scholarship

SOUTHEAST GA HEALTH SYSTEM SCHOLARSHIP

CAMDEN COUNTY FOOD SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

RAYONIER ADVANCED MATERIALS

To be eligible for this scholarship (4 year, $2500) the student must attend a high school withing a 45 mile radius of the Jesup or Fernandina plants, and be accepted and enrolled in a relative engineering program at one of the universities on the approved list. This scholarship also includes a guaranteed internship for the student as a rising junior. In addition, it will provide opportunities for great exposure within the company, which could possible lead to a second internship or a permanent position.

Complete the application online at https://aim.applyists.net/RYAM/

 

If you have questions, contact: 855-670-ISTS

For information concerning program details, please contact tamekia.powell@rayonieram.com or 912-427-5144

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

SCHOLARSHIP WEBSITES

 

 

www.studentsscholarships.org/newsletter.php

 

Pak & McRae Law Scholarship

Pak & McRae Law, LLC is offering one $1,000 scholarship to a Georgia student. Applicants will be asked to create a short (30-120 second) video telling us about how you give back to your community, how it has influenced your education, and how it has shaped your career path or future goals. Also, tell us how this scholarship will help you reach your goals.

This scholarship is open to any high school senior or college student in Georgia. He or she must be enrolled at a two-year to five-year institution for the 2016-2017 school year. A minimum GPA is not required. 



Here is a link for more information on the scholarship: http://pakandmcraelaw.com/scholarship/

FAFSA

AVIATION SCHOLARSHIP

JAXSPORTS CHARITES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship recognizes students in their senior year that have a strong commitment to athletics, exemplify good citizenship through community service and possess strong leadership qualities. The one-time amount is $2500. Deadline for the application is November 15, 2016.

 

The application is on the JAXSPORTS Council Website.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

ANDREW GOLDNER SCHOLARSHIP

Youth Engaged In Leadership Program Scholarship Application

WENDY'S HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Bobbitti N. May ECP Humanitarian Fund, Inc.

TOP TEN TIPS FOR WINNING SCHOLARSHIPS

Top Tips for Winning Scholarships

1.    Apply only if you are eligible. Read all the scholarship requirements and directions carefully. Make sure you are eligible before you send in your application. 
 

2.    Complete the application in full. If a question does not apply to you, note that on the application. Do not leave a question blank. Be sure to supply all additional supporting materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays. 
 

3.    Follow directions. Provide everything that is required. However, do not supply things that are not requested--you could be disqualified. 
 

4.    Neatness counts. Always type your application, or if you must print do so neatly and legibly. Make a couple of photocopies of all the forms before you fill them out. Use the copies as working drafts as you develop your application packet. 
 

5.    Write an essay that makes a strong impression. The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive: the who, what, where, and when of your topic. The simplest experience can be monumental if you honestly present how you were affected. 
 

6.    Watch all deadlines. To help keep yourself on track, impose your own deadline that is at least two weeks prior to the official deadline. Use the buffer time to make sure everything is ready on time. Do not rely on extensions--very few scholarship providers allow them at all. 
 

7.    Make sure your application gets where it needs to go. Put your name (and Social Security number, if applicable) on all pages of the application. Pieces of your application may get lost unless they are clearly identified. 
 

8.    Keep a back-up file in case anything goes wrong. Before sending the application, make a copy of the entire packet. If your application goes astray, you will be able to reproduce it quickly. 
 

9.    Give it a final 'once-over.' Proofread the entire application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proofread it as well. 
 

10. Ask for help if you need it. If you have problems with the application, do not hesitate to call the funding organization. 
 

11. It is also important to make sure your letters of recommendation are addressed to the organization whose scholarship you are applying for, and that they are current.