|Scholarships 2017-18||January 11, 2017|
1. In the first week of each month read the senior newsletter at the “For Students” section of the high school
website. A copy of the newsletter will also be posted outside of Student Services. This newsletter contains
information for seniors regarding college planning information and it lists the current scholarships for which we
have received information at Concord.
Note: The number of scholarships available will increase as the school year progresses, so keep checking the
newsletters. Unless directed to an online site, you will pick up the application for these scholarships in Student
2. Visit the Concord High School website. Under “For Students” you will find a scholarship list that shows the
descriptions of the scholarships that were listed in the senior newsletter in the previous year. These
scholarships will not be available for the current school year until you see them listed in the newsletter or in the
current list of scholarships, but the list will help you watch for scholarships and know the ones for which you will
3. Apply for a “Dollars for Scholars” scholarship. This $500 scholarship is available to all Concord seniors who apply and fulfill the requirements of selling raffle tickets and working the spring phone-a-thon. Watch the senior
newsletter for this fall application deadline. Applications must be completed online. Scholarship instructions
and information will be provided at the October Dollars for Scholars meeting.
4. Register at www.fastweb.com for national scholarship information to be sent to you.
5. Visit the Community Foundation of Elkhart County website for certain county scholarships. www.inspiringgood.org/scholarships
6. Visit www.in.gov/sfa for information about scholarships from the state of Indiana.
7. Visit www.finaid.org for additional scholarship sites and financial aid information.
8. Visit www.collegeboard.org for a scholarship search with a data base of 2200 scholarships. Go to the
“Students” section and then select “BigFuture” and then select “Pay for College” for the scholarship search and
other valuable financial aid information.
9. Visit the financial aid section of your preferred college websites to determine the merit-based scholarships for
which you may be eligible. Consider retaking the SAT or ACT or raising your GPA to qualify for more institutional
Note: It may be late spring before you know how many scholarships you are receiving
In addition to applying for scholarships you will need to apply for federal and state financial aid using the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
1. After January 1st of your senior year but before March 10th (*check your college for earlier deadlines) complete
the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This form will require tax information from you and your parents as well
as a separate PIN for you and for your parents. Visit this site early for information and be ready to file the FAFSA
as early as possible. Apply for the PIN’s at www.pin.ed.gov.
2. Attend the FAFSA meeting in January at the high school. A college financial aid representative will be presenting
useful information about filing the FAFSA.
3. Several weeks after filing the FAFSA you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Check it very carefully and
make any corrections by the deadline given.
4. After filing the FAFSA, monitor your eStudent account at the Indiana financial aid website www.in.gov/sfa.
5. The college you listed in the FAFSA will receive your financial aid information and put together a financial aid
package for you. You will then be able to determine how much a college will actually cost you.
If you have any questions, please see your counselor.