Scholarships and Financial Aid

IMPORTANT DATES:
Harper also provides general assistance to anyone living in the Harper boundaries. Please stop by their office or make an appointment with any questions or concerns you might have. Click here for more info.

September 19th

Financial Aid Night (presentation

Rolling Meadows HS 7PM

General FA Info for families

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Above are links from the event (Screen= Presentation,Video is two parts)

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. Please RSVP to Kim Austin as well (Kim.Austin@d214.org)

October 11th

D214 FAFSA *Spanish Speaking

Wheeling HS 6:30-8:00

A special event for Spanish speaking families. Please RSVP to Kim Austin as well (Kim.Austin@d214.org)

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. Please see Ms. Ganshirt in the CCC to register for the event.

October 
23rd

Harper FAFSA Completion Night

Harper College

Click HERE for more info. 

November 4th

OASIS Community FAFSA

OASIS 
10AM-2PM 

A member of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will
be on hand to help families complete the FAFSA in both English and Spanish

November 7th

Harper Completion Night

Harper College

Click HERE for more info. 

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. NO RSVP IS REQUIRED. 

blogging Click here for a step-by-step worksheet to completing the FAFSA. 

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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 that some people try and take advantage of families and charge for Scholarships. YOU SHOULD NEVER PAY FOR FREE MONEY! If you encounter a company who is offering you a scholarship for a fee or if they "guarantee" you some money, please contact Anthony J Miocic, 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.

Students should spend a minimum of 2 hours a week looking for free money.

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 checklistform that you need to complete for a letter of recommendation.  

Where to Find Scholarships though EG 

Naviance Family Connection: All Scholarships Elk Grove receives 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 if_Presentation_27867presentation 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: