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Get more information at: FAFSA, part of the US Dept of Education 
Click here: Fafsa Checklist 
Download the mystudentaid app that looks like this: 




  • Apply to several colleges & universities.  You may not be accepted to your first choice so apply several places and APPLY EARLY!

  • Ask the college admissions staff about scholarship opportunities at the college/university you are applying to. Some have scholarships you are automatically eligible for, but some have separate applications and deadlines. 

  • Alworth Scholarship  Open Nov 1, 2018-  January 15, 2019.   For STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Apply for the ISD 318 LOCAL Scholarships OPENS DECEMBER 2018. Deadline will be February 15, 2019.  
  • Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation Scholarships found at
    Opens in January. Deadline March 15, 2019

  • Attending ICC? Go to to apply for scholarships Application opens in February and closes in March 2019(If going to ICC, apply for Blandin Grants on the ICC website or pick up a paper copy in the counseling office)​​​​​​​



Tips for Applying for Scholarships and writing essays
Click above for filling out scholarship applications and writing effective scholarship essays! 

Steps to Winning a Scholarship from the NASFAA website (

Everything you need to know about winning a scholarships
By The student Loan report

Beware of Scholarship Scams (From the Minnesota office of Higher Education)