Financial Aid and Scholarships
If you have any questions about grants, scholarships, student loans, the FAFSA, military tuition assistance, work-study or anything else related to paying for education beyond high school make an appointment in the College and Career Center. If we do not know the answer to one of your questions we will put you in touch with someone who does.
Lathrop Scholarship Bulletin
The Scholarship Bulletin is a compilation of scholarships available nationally, and locally that it put together by the Counseling Technician as a resource for Lathrop Students. A link to the Lathrop High School Scholarship Bulletin Google Doc is provided through a tab on the left side of the page named, "Scholarship Bulletin."
Additionally, http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships is a great resource for a variety of scholarships.
Here's a link to a blog post of over 100 scholarships with August deadlines! http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/all-scholarships-2/august-scholarships-2/
Here's a link to a blog post of over 100 scholarships with September deadlines! http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships/all-scholarships-2/scholarships-with-september-deadlines/
Some scholarships are not easily accessed online, so we've compiled some applications here for you. You can print off a copy of these applications to apply. Don't have access to a printer? No problem! Stop by the College and Career Center, room 113d, for a paper application.
Scholarships are posted as we receive them.Check out this scholarship from Discover! https://www.collegecovered.com/
High School Recommendation Personal Data Form
This form is used to compile information which would be helpful for a person to have were they to write a letter of recommendation for a student. Students should fill this form out and give it to whomever they ask to write the letter for them. To save time students can fill in only the general area, then make copies and fill in the scholarship or school specific information at a later date.
Recommendation Request Sheet
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The application for seniors graduating in 2018 opens on October 1, 2017.
A 2016 tax return may be used rather than needing to wait until 2017 taxes are done. Ensure you register for your ID # on the website in advance, as it may take a few days for it to be processed.
This important document can be filled out online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Not sure why you should fill this out? Here are a few great reasons:
1) This document is one of the criterion for eligibility for the Alaska Performance Scholarship
2) This is the application that will qualify you or your student for State and Federal Funding
3) Many colleges and universities require this be filled out as a part of the application for their privately funded scholarships.
4) The FAFSA is not just for university. This important document can help students receive funding for other post-secondary institutions that receive Title IV funding.
Alaska Performance Scholarship
The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) program is now in place. High School graduates from the Class of 2017 that meet eligibility requirements will have opportunities to continue their education in Alaska through the APS program. This new scholarship program is an exciting opportunity for our students. Please note that the requirements for meeting the APS change over the next three years. These requirements become more rigorous and detailed, therefore it is best to check the website www.aps.alaska.gov for new updates. This website has been designed to help students prepare and increase their opportunities for this new scholarship program.
Helpful Scholarship and Financial Aid Links
Alaska Performance Scholarship
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
Federal Work Study Program
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Go to College in Alaska Online Magazine
thewashboard.org: Online Tool for Pacific Region Scholarships
Native American Student Resources
Bureau of Indian Education Grant & Scholarship Information
Information On Tuition Waivers for Native American Students
Native American Scholarships.pdf
Tanana Chiefs Conference Native American Scholarship List
Native American Tools for SuccessQuest Bridge National College Match - For more information click HERE