The month of November is National Scholarships Month, which is an effort to raise awareness about the types of scholarships available for students applying to college. When preparing for higher education, determining how to handle the financial aspect is a major part of the process. There are many types of financial assistance for college, including need-based aid, scholarships, and grants. The School Counseling Department at Laurel Springs is dedicated to helping families navigate the process of applying to colleges and understanding how to receive financial assistance.
One of the main ways students can receive financial assistance for college is in the form of a scholarship. Scholarship money does not need to be paid back, and can be awarded in a one-time sum, each semester, or each year. An example of this is the Merit-Based scholarship. Merit-Based aid can be given to any student who meets the criteria set forth by the scholarship agency or organization.
Looking into ways to receive scholarships is extremely important for students because it is one of the main ways to supplement financial aid gaps. With a wide variety of options available, there is truly a scholarship for everyone. A few of the more common types of scholarships include:
- Academic scholarships
- Athletic scholarships
- Scholarships for minorities
- Scholarships for women
- Creative scholarships
- Community service scholarships
- And many, many more!
Laurel Springs’ students in grades 9-12 are invited to join High School Counselor, Mrs. Brenner, for the iClass titled, “Scholarship: Tips for Securing Money for College.” Mrs. Brenner had this to say about why she became a school counselor:
“I became a school counselor because I love helping people and working with teenagers. Being able to support students’ academic achievement, ensure their college and career readiness, and promote their social and emotional well-being is something about which I feel very passionate. I enjoy assisting Laurel Springs students as they explore their interests, skills, career aspirations, and even scholarship opportunities.”
We hope you will join Mrs. Brenner during this informative webinar, where she will discuss:
- Additional types of scholarships
- Tips for finding scholarships
- How to avoid scholarship scams
- The best times to search for scholarships
- And more!
This event will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 3 pm EST | 12 pm PST. Check out the School Calendar for a link to join the iClass.
If you are considering furthering your education after high school, then you should apply for scholarships. Even if you are unsure whether or not you will receive them, there is no harm in applying. Our School Counselors are dedicated to guiding you with this process.