• 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 with Ms. Alexander. You may also stop by the Counseling office and view the Scholarship binder, for other scholarships that are not available online. If we do not know the answer to one of your questions, we will put you in touch with someone who does. Check out the Scholarship and Financial Aid page.
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    Did you know that you could use your APS scholarship at not only Alaska colleges but also Alaska Career Technical Training Centers as well? Click on the following link to explore the 42 OPTIONS: https://acpe.alaska.gov/Portals/3/APS/Pubs/Approved-Institutions-and-Programs_08-27-20.pdf  

    - Scholarship Organization & Application Resources -

    Scholarships - START HERE - online resources
    Fast Web - Let Fast Web do the work for you! Fill in information about yourself and it will sort scholarships for you!
    Scholarships.com - Let Scholarships.com do the work for you, too! It will sort scholarships that you're eligible for!
    Going Merry - Apply directly to multiple scholarships, forms are autofilled (meaning you will not have to fill out your information more than once!)
    Unigo Scholarships (College Scholarship Directory - 3.6 Million college scholarships worth over $14 Billion)
     

    Here are a few recommended scholarship apps to download to your smartphone: 
     
    Alaska Performance Scholarship

    The Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS) program is now in place. High School graduates from the Class of 2023 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 will change over the next three years. These requirements become more rigorous and detailed. Therefore, it is best to check the website https://acpe.alaska.gov for new updates. This website has been designed to help students prepare and increase their opportunities for this new scholarship program. For the graduating class of 2022-2025, the APS Testing Requirements have been waived.
     

    WUE - What is WUE? The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is a tuition-savings program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for students. Through WUE, you receive a reduced tuition rate, giving you more education options for your money. Virtually all undergraduate degrees are available. Find out more here!

    Student Scholarship Newsletter: Sign up here!

    LATHROP SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

    Lathrop Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund - Closes March 15, 2024

    Scholarship awards are up to $2,500.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Lathrop High School graduating senior
    • Have attended Lathrop High School for at least 3 years
    • Proven Financial Need and Academic Growth
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.35 to 3.0
    • Acceptance with intent to attend an accredited post-secondary college/university, junior college or vocational or trade school offering a recognized degree or certification and located within the United States.

    Recipients of this award may apply for renewal for 3 additional years if they continue to meet the above requirements and are in good standing with the institution attended.

     Susan Stitham Widening Horizon's Award - $1000 - The award will be given annually to a Lathrop senior whose academic ambition has led
    him/her to seek challenges in a number of subject areas both in and out of high school.
     Deadline April 26, 2024.

    Racheal Seymour Most Improved  -  A one-time gift of $1,000 (one thousand dollars) to the graduating senior who has demonstrated remarkable improvement in academics and/or leadership and/or attitude at Lathrop High School. Deadline April 24, 2024 at 3:00 pm.

     

     

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     CTE Scholarships and Student Opportunities: HERE

     

     Application deadlines may change; see scholarship websites for specific information. 

     

     

     


    **DISCLAIMER**
    Listed below are scholarship links that can be found online. It is your job to find additional scholarships. APPLY for these scholarships by their deadlines and be proactive about your post-secondary education. The dates below generally remain consistent.  The dates will be updated once the information is received.


    UAF Students:
    NEW - Nanook Pledge - $1,000 - $10,000
     
       

     
    Stop by the Counseling office and check with Ms. Alexander if you need Letters of Recommendation to distribute, or have questions regarding any of the scholarships listed above. We also have a paper copy of some scholarships available.
     

    Scholarship Application Resources
    Scholarship Resume Writing
    How to Choose a Major - written by Zety
     
    Financial Aid Links
     
       
    Letter of 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.  You can access the form here bit.ly/letterofreclhs or print the form from the main menu by selecting the Letter of Recommendation Request Form, completed by hand, then return the completed form to the counseling office.
     
    By clicking the bit.ly link above, it will force you to make a copy of the document. From there, you’ll want to share the form with whomever you’re requesting a letter of recommendation from. It’s important to give the recommender at least two weeks to complete your letter of recommendation. When filling out the letter of recommendation form, make sure to fill out all sections of the form. Boast yourself a little bit. What do you want your recommender to know about you? They may know you academically, but what do you do outside of school that will make the letter of recommendation a “stand out” one? ONCE YOU HAVE MADE A COPY OF THIS FORM, access the form through your drive. Do not make a new copy every time you need a letter of rec! 
     

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


    This important document can be filled out online at FAFSA application Not sure why you should fill this out? Here are a few great reasons:

    1) This document is one of the criteria 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 universities. This important document can help students receive funding for other post-secondary institutions that receive Title IV funding. 
     
     
     
     
Last Modified on March 29, 2024