Scholarships & Financial Aid
OK COLLEGE START IS AN INCREDIBLE TOOL FOR PLANNING FOR COLLEGE AND FOR SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES!! ALL EUFAULA STUDENTS SHOULD CREATE AN ACCOUNT AND BEGIN PLANNING NOW AT THIS SITE:
Seniors need to complete this form and return to Mrs. Turner TWO WEEKS prior to requesting recommendations for scholarships or college admissions: SENIOR RECOMMENDATION INFORMATION SHEET Pg. 1 and SENIOR RECOMMENDATION INFORMATION SHEET Pg. 2
- Begin with the colleges where you have applied because they provide many of the scholarships and grants received by students. Research scholarship opportunities in the financial aid portion of their websites.
- Follow Eufaula High School Counselor’s Corner. Scholarship and career information will be posted there
- Watch for scholarship announcements on the Counselor's Bulletin Board and website.
- Watch the newspapers for scholarship announcements.
- Watch for church-sponsored scholarships and for those sponsored by other groups to which you belong.
- Inquire of your parent's employers regarding company-sponsored scholarship programs for employees' children. Some company scholarships require national test scores.
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How to Apply for Scholarships
Many colleges and universities offer merit-based scholarships for students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and academic achievements. Although these scholarships are based on merit, students will probably be required to complete a financial needs analysis. If a college awards its own scholarship dollars to students eligible for state or federal funds, this would eliminate the possibility of receiving outside need-based funds. This allows colleges to make the best use of their scholarship dollars and serve the greatest number of students.
Students should investigate any private sources of financial aid available, including:
- Parents' employers
- Parents' fraternal or school organizations
- Professional organizations
- Department awards within the university
- Business and service clubs
- Churches/religious organizations
- Cultural groups
In most cases, scholarship decisions are based on a variety of criteria. These are a few of the most often used:
- Grade point averages
- Class rank
- ACT or SAT test scores
- Extracurricular activities
- Letters of recommendation
- Autobiographical statement or essay
Visit the following websites to learn about additional scholarship programs:
Tribal Grants and Scholarship Opportunities:
Muscogee Creek Nation- https://www.mcn-nsn.gov/services/education-training/higher-education/undergraduate-grants/
Cherokee Nation- http://www.cherokee.org/Services/Education/College-Resources
Choctaw Nation- https://www.choctawnation.com/tribal-services/education/post-secondary
Chickasaw Nation- https://www.chickasaw.net/Services.aspx?categoryfilterquerystring=4%3b&areafilterquerystring=0
Seminole Nation- http://sno-nsn.gov/services/education