Scholarships and Financial Aid
For students interested in predicting potential scholarships for 2020-2021 please see below for a list of archived scholarships.
2020 Scholarship List----------------------------->
NEW FOR 2021
Something new for the class of 2021 is a state requirement to complete either the FAFSA or the New Illinois Alternative Application for financial aid. For a few families a waiver is available, please talk to your counselor or the postsecondary counselor to see if you are eligible for the waiver. For all other students these applications are a graduation requirement and must be completed. Due to COVID-19 EGHS will help complete these forms in socially distant opportunities. Please make sure you to check out our calendar of events for potential virtual help sessions.
Click here for a step-by-step worksheet to completing the FAFSA.
Click here for infographics on how to 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 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.
In addition to our events Harper College also hosts multiple nights where they can assist families with the FAFSA.
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: 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 presentation if you have more questions.
For a list of scholarships please visit the following google list .
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.
Starting January 2020 Illinois created an Alternative Application for students who would not normally qualify for FAFSA. This application will also open on October 1.
Additional financial aid resources: