• Coning Attractions:
    Colleges That Change Lives Virtual College Fair. Colleges That Change Lives Fair   May 26-28 2020 
    Coast to Coast Virtual College Fair Coast to Coast  Saturday, September 26  2020 3pm
    National College Fairs from the national Association for College Admission Counseling  NACAC Virtual College Fairs Student Kick-Off September 13, 2020
    St. Louis Regional Reps College Search Series STARRS College Search Series Starting September 10, 2020
    MOACAC-Show Me My Future  https://www.moacac.org/show-me-my-future-student-registration  Beginning Sunday, September 13th -October 8th 2020.

    Finacial Aid Seminar.    Presenter: Mr. Michael Runiewicz, Director for Student Financial Services at Washington University in St. Louis  2020 TBA

    Financial Aid Hand-Outs

    Senior Application Process 2020-2021

    College Meetings for Juniors: Juniors are responsible for scheduling a College Meeting during the second semester of Junior year. One parent must be present. Meetings are held during the student's Study Hall or at 2:45 if Study Hall starts at 7:30. Meetings last approximately 1.5 hours. College Meetings are mandatory for each Junior. The goal is to meet with each Junior and a parent before Spring Break.

    Parent Questionnaire for Junior College Meetings
    Student Questionnaire for Junior College Meeting
    College sites to visit:
    Peterson's Educational Portal
    The Princeton Review
    Common Application
    The Student Guide to Financial Aid
    FAFSA financial aid application
     The government also offers the Federal Student Aid hotline in order to answer your questions. The number is 1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243).
    CSS Profile financial aid application

    Now that your Seniors have submitted all of their College Applications (hint), now is the time to turn attention to paying for College and applying for Scholarships. Most students will obtain the majority of funding for College through Institutional Scholarships, Grants (including the Federal Pell Grant if the family EFC is low enough), Loans and Work Study from the College they choose to attend.  For the most part, this funding is Automatic which is based upon a student’s GPA, ACT and Financial Need determined by submitting the FAFSA and the CSS Profile. Students are always advised to research the Scholarship Websites at each of their Colleges regarding information about talent, leadership or course curriculum specific Scholarships that are not automatic. However, there are Scholarships and Grants available that are not affiliated with an institution called Outside Scholarships. These scholarships/grants may use a combination of GPA, ACT/SAT, Resumes, Essays and Recommendation Letters. Families should also look closer to home which would entail your place of worship, place of employment for both students and parents and fraternities and sororities to which parents may belong.

     Students must research these scholarship opportunities and apply to them as they would apply to a College. Parents may offer support by offering to help research these scholarships too!

    Goingmerry is an awesome, relatively new Scholarsship Site. It makes it simple to apply and find scholarships, just like the Common App has done for college applications!

    Scholarship Guide for Underrepresented Students This guidebook is designed to help students from many underrepresented student groups -- including African American, Native American, Asian and Pacific Islander, and others -- better understand their financial aid options. This scholarship guide is completely free to access and use, and​​ please note that you should only apply to free scholarships accessed on this site:  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid-for-minorities/​
     St. Louis Regional College Access Pipeline Project (CAP) Scholarships for St. Louis Students
    Cappex Scholarship Search Site   www.cappex.com/scholarships
    ​Scholarships for Underrepresented Student​s Following are several websites for scholarship information: Asian and Pacific Islanders American Scholarship Fund: www.apiasf.org, Hispanic Scholarship Consortium: www.hispanicscholar.org, American Indian College Fund: www.collegefund.org, Association on American Indian Affairs: www.indian-affairs.org, United Negro College Fund: www.uncf.org.​ 
    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis The Scholarship Foundation provides access to post-secondary education to members of our community who otherwise would not have the financial means to fulfill their educational goals.  It provides access to higher education through interest-free, fee-free loans and grants.  The Scholarship Foundation serves students who demonstrate financial need, strong character and academic record.  Apply for an interest-free loan online at www.StLouisGraduates.org.

     Discover Scholarship Search  Seniors​ can utilize this scholarship database to search for over 3 million scholarships. No registration is required. Visit https://www.discover.com/student-lo​ans/scholarships/search.html?acmpgn=DDSAPB001​.  

     Scholarships.com   www.scholarships.com
     200 scholarships for Minority students
    Comprehensive SLPS Scholarship List/Compiled by Khadijia Tehan  Comprehensive SLPS Scholarship List
    Westlake Scholarship Program (Feb.1 deadline)
    The United Negro College Fund
    NAACP Scholarship-NAACP.org
    African-American Scholarships and Internship Opportunities
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund   March 31st Deadline.  Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    Asian-Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund  Jan. 11 Deadline  Asian-Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund
    Asian -Pacific Islander Scholarships                               Asian-Pacific Islander Scholarships
    December Scholarship Deadlines
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund/General Scholarship: Hispanic heritage and 3.0 GPA are the only requirements. $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline: Dec 15 Website: http://hsf.net/en/scholarships/programs/general-college-scholarships.
    National Urban League, Inc- nul.org
    AXA Foundation/U.S. News & World Report: Applicants must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community and ability to succeed in college. AWARD: $10,000 (one per state) & $25,000 (10 nationwide). Deadline: Dec 15 or when 10,000 applications are received Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com
    NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award (National Federation of Independent Business): For students who have started their own business (babysitting, lawn mowing, etc.).  $2,000 to $15,000. Deadline: Dec 18  Apply online at www.NFIB.com/YEA 
    Scholarship Points Awards: College scholarship program to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. $10,000 Deadline: Dec 8 Website: https://www.studentscholarships.org 
    Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships: Open to student’s enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States. $5,000 (20) Deadline: Dec 5 Website: https://www.studentscholarships.org
    January Scholarship Deadlines
    Burger King Scholars Program: Recipients selected based on grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities, and/or community service. AWARD: up to $1,000 Deadline: Jan 10 Website: http://www.bkmclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram 
    Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship  January 25, 2020 Deadline
    FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education) Essay Contest: (open to juniors and seniors) Write an 800-1000 word essay on freedom of speech in Academia. AWARD: $10,000 (1), $5000 (1), $1000 (3) awarded based upon essays + $500 (4) based upon random drawing Deadline: January 1 Website: www.thefire.org/contest
    Gates Millennium Scholars Program:  (Exceptional) Eligible students must be pursuing a major in computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health, or science. Students must be African American, American Indian/ Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American with a 3.3 minimum GPA. Applicants should have demonstrated leadership and should also be Pell Grant eligible. (significant need)  Award: varies (1000 available) Deadline: January 15 Website: www.gmsp.org 
    Ron Brown Scholar Program: For African-American students who excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. Go to website to download application! AWARD: $10,000 per year for four years (ten awarded). Deadline: Jan 9 Website: www.ronbrown.org
    SAE Engineering Scholarships: Intend to earn a degree in engineering or related science (examples: math, chemistry, physics, biology, technologies, computer science) and meet minimum requirements in regard to GPA and ACT/SAT (varies by scholarship). Must begin application process online. AWARD: varies. Deadline: Jan 15 Website: http://students.sae.org/awdscholar/scholarships/hsengineering.htm 
    Scholarship Central 
     February Scholarship Deadlines
    100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis Black History Essay Contest: Applicants must develop a 500-word essay in response to one of one of two essay prompts. Award: $500 (3rd place), $1000 (2nd place), $1500 (1st place) Deadline: Feb 28 Website: www.100blackmenstl.com 
    AXA Achievement Community Scholarship: Selection based on ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college. You must describe an outstanding achievement. AWARD: $2,000 (up to 12 per branch office). Deadline: Feb 1, or when 10,000 applications are received. Website: http://www.axa-equitable.com/axa-foundation/community-scholarships.html 
    Buick Achievers Scholarship for students interested in a career in the automotive or related industries. Majors in science, technology, engineering, math, business administration, finance, marketing, or design required. Selection based on academic achievement, financial need, participation and leadership in community and school activities, work experience, educational and career goals, unusual circumstances and other criteria, such as being a first-generation college student, female, minority, dependent of military personnel, etc. AWARD: up to $25,000/yr (100) Deadline: Feb 28. Website: www.buickachievers.com 
    Church's Chicken   $1,000.   225 scholarships available  February 15, 2016 Deadline  2.7 GPA minimum. www.SCHOLARSAPPLY.org/CHURCHSSCHOLARS
    Davidson Fellows Scholarship: (open to students 18 and younger) Awarded to student who have completed a significant piece of work in mathematics, science, literature, music, technology, philosophy, or outside the box. AWARD: multiple scholarships in the amounts of $50,000, $25,000, and $10,000 Deadline: Feb 12 Website: http://www.davidsongifted.org/Fellows
    Dr. Donald Suggs Scholarship (University of Missouri-Columbia): Open to all under-represented minority groups, this scholarship has traditionally been awarded to an African-American student. Applicants must have achieved 27+ on the ACT. AWARD: up to $12,500/ year (1) Deadline: Feb 28
    Jackie Robinson Scholarship: For minority students showing leadership potential and commitment to service. Must demonstrate financial need. ACT score of 21 required. You must apply online. AWARD: Up to $7,500 annually. Deadline: Feb 15. Website: www.jackierobinson.org.
    James L. and Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship Program: 2.5+ GPA is required, as well as financial need. Recipients selected on the basis of academic record, demonstrated leadership, and participation in school and community activities, honors, work experience, statement of goals and aspirations, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal. Award: Covers tuition, books, supplies Deadline: Feb 1. 2020 Website: http://www.scholarsapply.org/westlake    
    The NHS Scholarship (National Honor Society): The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), parent organization of the National Honor Society, has awarded NHS Scholarships since 1946, providing more than $12 million in scholarships to outstanding NHS members. AWARD: 300 Semifinalists will receive $1,500, 25 Finalists will receive $3,000, and the National Winner will receive $15,500 Deadline: Feb 16 Website: http://www.nhs.us/advisers/the-nhs-scholarship.aspx
    Ponder Freshman Minority Scholarship (Mizzou College of Business) Based on strong background in mathematics, highschool class rank, 3.0+ GPA, ACT score, and ethnicity and geographic location. AWARD: $5000. Deadline: Feb 1. Website: www.business.missouri.edu/scholarships . 
    Regions Bank Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest  $5,000 (16 awarded) Feb. 28, 2020 Deadline.  regions.com/ridingforward  
    Zonta International's Young Women in Public Affairs Award: Women only (ages 16-19) who have shown a commitment to leadership in public policy, government, and volunteer organizations. AWARD: $700 (1-local), $1,000 (1-district), $4,000 (10- international) DEADLINE: Feb 1. Website: http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/YoungWomeninPublicAffairsAwards.aspx 
    March Scholarship Deadlines
    SLPS Comprehensive Scholarship Information  March-June 2021 Deadlines
    The Boatman/King Scholarship is Open!

    Applicants should plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or other post-secondary institution, they should have a 2.75, 20 on the ACT, and community service

    -$1,000 renewable scholarship

    -The website for more information and an online application is  HOME | boatmanking

     The Boatman/King Scholarship is Open!

    Applicants should plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or other post-secondary institution, they should have a 2.75, 20 on the ACT, and community service

    -$1,000 renewable scholarship

    -The website for more information and an online application is    HOME | boatmanking
    USPAACC Scholarships: (open to students 16 and older) Students must be enrolling in post-secondary education in the fall. Must be of Asian Pacific Island heritage (except for Bruce Lee Scholarship); possess a 3.3+ GPA; demonstrate leadership, service, and need. Winners must be able to attend CelebrAsian conference in June. Various scholarships available. AWARD: $2500- $5000 (amount varies) Deadline: March 13 Website: http://celebrasianconference.com/scholarships 
    Eagle Scout/American Legion Scholarship: Must be an active member of a Boy Scout Troup chartered to an American Legion Post or be the son or grandson of a Legionnaire, at least 15 years of age, and have received a religious emblem. AWARD: $10,000 (1), $2500 (3) Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout
    The Maureen L. & Howard N. Blitman, P.E., Scholarship to Promote Diversity in Engineering: Awarded annually to a high school senior of an ethnic minority who has been accepted into an ABET-accredited engineering program at a four-year college or university. Evaluation based upon GPA, internship/co-op experience and community involvement, honors/awards, recommendations, and essay responses. AWARD: $5000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.nspe.org/Students/Scholarships/blitman.html
    Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri: 3.0 GPA, financial need and involvement in extra-curricular activities are requirements of both scholarships. Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship is for students pursuing a degree in nursing or education. The Samuel Smith Stewart Scholarship is not major specific. AWARD: $1000-$8000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.momason.org/programs 
    McDonald's Scholarship Academic Excellence Award $3,000 need-based.  20-25 awarded to St. Louis and Metro East students. Apply at McDonaldsSTL.com/AEA
    Stacy Smith Foundation Scholarships: Academic Scholarship must have an overall GPA of 3.3, must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher in a major course of study and must also complete a typed, 150 word essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Athletic scholarship must have an overall GPA of a 3.0, be a member of a high school athletic team, submit a letter of recommendation for one coach, and must also complete a typed, 150 word essay explaining why they are deserving of the scholarship. Hardship Scholarship must have an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher, and must also complete a typed 250-word essay explaining situation, their contribution to the community, and why they are deserving of the scholarship. Applications can be found in the guidance hallway. AWARD: $500 – 3 Separate Scholarships Deadline: March 1 Website: www.stacysmithfoundation.org 
    William L. Clay Scholarship and Research Fund: Applicant will be considered on the basis of academic achievement, potential and financial need. Must live in 1st Congressional District (St. Louis City and part of St. Louis County – not Kirkwood area) and be a registered voter (if qualified). AWARD: unknown. Deadline: March 2 Website: www.wlcsrf.org 
    American Chemical Society Scholarship: For minority students pursuing a degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology. Awards based on academic achievement in the sciences (3.0+), leadership skills, school/community involvement and financial need. Must start application process online. AWARD: Up to $5000 Deadline: March 1 Website: www.acs.org/scholars
    Arnita Boswell Scholarship: Recognizes African-American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their community and the Black family, and a desire to continue their studies to completion. Participation in religious, community, high school, political activities considered. 2.75+ GPA. Essay required.   $1000 Deadline: March 1 Website: http://www.nhbwinc.com
    The William Pablo Feraldo Memorial Foundation Scholarship: Applicant must be male high school student, demonstrates financial need and receive a recommendation by a school official.  $2,000 - $5,000 (Renewable) Deadline: March 15 
    Hispanic Scholarship Fund March 31st deadline  Hispanic Scholarship Fund
    April Scholarship Deadlines 
    Ava’s Grace Scholarship Foundation: Awarded to children of incarcerated parents in the state of Missouri. Financial need is a consideration. Student must have a 2.5+ GPA. AWARD: $5000 (2) Deadline: April 15 Website: www.avasgrace.org
    The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis: Interest free loans awarded on the basis of academic potential, personal character, and significant financial need. Must have a 2.0 GPA. AWARD: Renewable interest-free loan. Deadline: April 15 Website: www.sfstl.org
    Fred E. Kiefer and Florence E. Kiefer Scholarship: For young men and women who reside in metro St Louis who would otherwise be unable to obtain post-secondary education. Financial need, active involvement in a church, 3.0+ GPA are among the selection criteria. AWARD: up to $500 Deadline: April 15 Website: http://www.stlgives.org
    Thouvenot, Wade & Moerchen, INC. Engineering Scholarship: Three $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who will enroll full-time in an accredited university to pursue a degree in civil, structural, environmental, rail, electrical, mechanical or computer engineering or land surveying.  $1,000 (3) Deadline: April 17 Website: www.twm-inc.com  
    McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award: The McDonald’s Academic Excellence Award Scholarship is a onetime, $3,000 scholarship that, in partnership with the UNCF, is awarded to college-bound St. Louis and Metro East high school seniors (both young men and women) of African-American descent. McDonald's values education and offers scholarships to empower area youth and provide resources to help them attend college. AWARD: $3,000 Deadline: April 24 Website: https://scholarships.uncf.org