The goal of the I am College Bound campaign is to provide New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The Center for College Planning team especially encourages low-income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that New Hampshire campuses and the U.S. Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school. To inform, engage and grow public awareness about financial aid programs, students are incentivized to share content with friends and peers within their networks through monthly promotions.
I Am College Bound Promo of the Month
Beyond college admission and selection information, the Center for College Planning (CCP) at the NHHEAF is dedicated to providing students and families with much-needed information on the available loan programs and funding options for higher education. If youíre looking for scholarships, EDvestinU, the nonprofit sister agency of NHHEAF and private student lender, offers a monthly scholarship giveaway through which $3,000 is awarded each month! Check it out.
What's the March I Am College Bound Promo?
It is time to talk about scholarships, especially for the Class of 2015! Here are a few tips for you to get started:
1. Start looking early!
While searching for additional scholarships takes time and energy, it is well worth it if it helps reduce tuition costs. The more time you dedicate to your scholarship searches, the more options you will have. For local and regional scholarships, check with your schoolís guidance office, our own NH93 Scholarship Superhighway, and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
2. Organize your scholarship materials.
Each scholarship may have a separate application deadline and specific criteria. Many scholarships require one or more of the following:
- Financial Aid Forms (FAFSA Student Aid Report or copy of CSS Profile application)
- Parental information, including tax returns
- Personal statement or essay
- Letters of recommendation
- Proof of eligibility (credentials)
- High school transcript
- Standardized test scores
3. Follow instructions and proofread.
Complete the application accurately and fully. Include all required materials. Ensure your applications and essays are legible and free of grammatical or spelling errors. Do not forget to sign and date the application.
4. Make copies of everything.
If your application is lost, this will make it much easier to resend your application.
Just as there are plenty of scholarship opportunities, there are many myths about scholarships. Make sure you have the facts! Which one of the following is NOT a myth:
- A) If I apply for a loan, it will lessen my chances to get scholarship money.
- B) Many scholarship applications have deadlines that are quickly approaching.
- C) Looking for scholarships isnít worth the time.
To find out the correct answer to this monthís I Am College Bound promo and to get more information on scholarship facts and fiction read here.
Participating New Hampshire juniors have the chance to win one of two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards this month!