Scholarships and Financial Aid
Although you cannot apply for financial aid until January 1st, students can get started with scholarship applications. This page is designed to acquaint you with some of the local/community and national scholarships that were made available to EG students within the last two years. Because of the nature of scholarships (all monies come from donations), some of the past scholarships may unfortunately no longer exist for this school year. On the other hand, new scholarships may arrive at any time.
There are three sources for scholarships: national organizations, local/community organizations, and colleges themselves. Please be aware there are some unscrupulous companies that try to take advantage of families. You should never have to pay for a scholarship. If you encounter a company who is offering you a scholarship for a fee or if they "guarantee" you some money, please contact Paul V. Genovese, College Career Counselor. Families can go to the Better Business Bureau and/or the Federal Trade Commission websites to check the legitimacy of these companies.
Happy Scholarship Hunting!
How to apply for scholarships
The process is exactly the same as how you applied for college. We process scholarship applications requiring Official EGHS Transcripts in the same manner as college applications. Therefore, ANRs must be turned into the CCC 10 full in-school days before the scholarship deadline.
If you need a teacher or counselor to write a letter of recommendation for the scholarship, you will need to approach your teacher/counselor well in advance and ask them politely to write a recommendation letter for your scholarship and then give them the deadline date. When your transcript is ready you can pick it up in the CCC or it will be sent to you in class. From there you should mail all required scholarship materials together.
Where to Find Scholarships though EG
Naviance Family Connection: All Scholarships Elk Grove recieves information for can be found on Naviance. Log in to your account, Click on the Colleges Tab, scroll down and click on Scholarship List. You can then click on each individual scholarship to get more details, requirements, and the actual application.
For National Scholarships
The U.S. Department of Education offers to all U.S. citizens the opportunity to apply for federal and state money through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, (which is also available en español). The government determines a families eligibility based on a federal formula which ONLY involves a families financial situation.
Additional financial aid resources:
Do you need money for college?
Funding your education: A guide to student aid
Financial Aid Flowchart
Financial Aid Questions to Ask