- Only applying for private scholarships
Most people think of scholarships as something offered by a private organization, but did you know there are federal and school scholarships as well? Don’t count those out!
- Applying for too few scholarships
Getting lots of small scholarships adds up. Smaller scholarships are often less competitive, so you have better chances of winning an award
- Not following instructions and other application mistakes
Always double-check your work, or even better, get someone else to look over your work. A second pair of eyes can help catch careless mistakes.
- Not paying attention to deadlines
Missing a deadline is the biggest mistake you can make. Apply before the deadline hits. It really doesn’t pay to procrastinate.
- Looking for scholarships for only a few weeks
Start your scholarship search as early as you can, as that means more time to complete applications and earn scholarship awards.
If you meet the requirements for the Excellence in Civics diploma seal, please turn in your documented 50 community service hours to the School Counseling department as soon as possible.
Also, don’t forget to turn in all college acceptance letters and scholarship offers to Mrs. Minor in the School Counseling Department to be included in College Signing Day by April 15th!
CHS will host a College Information Night on Thursday March 8th in the CHS Cafeteria. Sign-in and pizza will run from 5:30 to 6:00 pm and the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm. In addition to free pizza, there will also be a raffle for three $500 scholarships. Students must be present for the entire event to win.
There will be information on different types of colleges, how to apply to college, financial aid, and scholarships. The event is targeted towards 11th graders and their families, but all grades are welcome! Its never too early to start planning for college!
See Ms. Kusnerik, college adviser, with any questions.