Scholarships and Financial Aid

IMPORTANT DATES:

September 19th Financial Aid Night (presentation Rolling Meadows HS 7PM General FA Info for families 
October 10th D214 FAFSA Completion Night

Wheeling HS 6:30-8PM

Please contact Wheeling HS to RSVP, but walk-in apps are available as well.
November 15th EG FAFSA Completion Night Elk Grove Library 6:30-8:30PM A second FAFSA completion event to support the families from Elk Grove and Rolling Meadows
October 13, 20, 27 EG FAFSA Lunch Completion Elk Grove College & Career Center In order to support our families who might work in the evenings we are offering multiple lunches where families can complete the FAFSA

 

Although you cannot apply for financial aid until October 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. If you need a transcript for a scholarship you should be putting that request in through parchment. 

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. Remember there is a form that you need to complete for a letter of recommendation.  

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. During the meeting with your counselor you learned more about these scholarships, please view this presentation if you have more questions. 

For National Scholarships

Financial Aid

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: