• Scholarships

    Types of Scholarships

    • Institutional Scholarships = Aid offered by college
      • Some are automatic consideration with college application & others may require a separate scholarship application.
      • Pay attention to deadlines.
    • Private Scholarships = Found through companies, community groups, etc.
      • JCHS Counseling updates list of scholarships in Naviance.
    • Merit-Based: Financial aid based on academic, athletic, or some other type of achievement
    • Need-Based: Reserved for low-income students.

    Some schools will allow students to stack scholarships, while others will not. It is best to check the school's financial aid website for clarification.  

    Scholarship Search Resources

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    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    • Required for HOPE/Zell Miller.
    • Strongly encouraged to fill out every year – never know what you may qualify for!
    • Apply as soon as possible. Schools and states often use FAFSA information to award scholarships and their deadlines vary.
    • How much money you receive depends on many factors including: cost of attendance, expected family contribution, year in school, enrollment status, etc.

    FAFSA Resources

    See the HOPE & Zell Miller Scholarships information here.

    See the HOPE & Zell Miller Grants information here.