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, if we do not know the answer to one of your questions we will put you in touch with someone who does.
Seniors only join the West Valley High School Local Scholarship email group, simply email email@example.com with your request;
please include your full name and grade
BE PROACTIVE ABOUT YOUR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION
The George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest - The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) invites all high school students (9th through 12th grades) interested in the American Revolution to participate in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest. The contest is open to all students attending home schools, public, parochial, or private high schools in that same grade range.
POSSIBLE SMARTPHONE SCHOLARSHIPS APP DOWNLOADS
Scholarship and Financial Aid Links (Nationally Offered)Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
Federal Work Study ProgramScholarship Search DiscoverQuest Bridge National College Match - For more information click HEREAdditionally, http://jlvcollegecounseling.com/scholarships is a great resource for a variety of scholarships.Check out this scholarship from Discover!AK CSA Scholarships can be applied for here!*2018*
October$2000 "No Essay" College Scholarship - Due Oct 31, 2018
NovemberCoca-Cola Great Alaska Pizza Co. - You could WIN 1 of 4 $1000 Tuition Awards - See Flyer - Due Nov 30, 2018School House Connection - scholarship application Due Nov 9, 2018Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships - Due Nov 15, 2018
James Alan Cox Student Photography Scholarships - Due November 15th
Dr Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship - Due November 30thNational Space Club Scholarship - Due November 30thVIP Voice $5,000 Scholarship - Due November 30thSixt Scholarship Program - Due November 30thHarris Poll Scholarship - Due November 30thSP Scholarship - Due November 30thGenius Loci Scholarship - Due November 30th
Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers - Due December 1st
Look Twice, Save a Life Scholar- Due December 1st
Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships- Due December 5th
AXA Achievement Scholarship - Due December 14th
Burger King Scholars Program - Due December 15th
OppU Achievers Scholarship - Reward $2500 Due Dec 31
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes - December 14, 2018 (20 Awards - $20,000)
Edison Scholars Program - December 14, 2018 (30 Awards - $40,000)
CG Trader Scholarship- December 14, 2018 (3 Awards - $2,000)
Williams Law Group Scholarship - December 10, 2018 (2 Awards - $1,500)
SP Scholarship - December 31, 2018 (10 Awards - $10,000)
VIP Scholarship - December 31, 2018 (1 Award - $5,000)
YDI Scholarship - December 29, 2018 (1 Award - $1,000)
JanuaryGE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program - Reward could be $10,000 - Due January 4, 2019Alaska Travel Industry Scholarships - Due January 31, 2019The Pride Foundation Scholarship - 60 different types of scholarships available one application - Due January 11, 2019
BP Alaska Process Technology Scholarship -The maximum funding level of the scholarship is a minimum of $2500 per semester and $10,000 total Due January 18, 2019
BP Alaska Principal's Scholarship - $5000 scholarships will be awarded - Due January 31, 2019
We the Students Scholarship Essay - Due February 14, 2019
Daughters of American Revolution scholarship - Due February 15, 2019
Christopher Columbus Scholarship Essay (DAR) - Due February 15th
Internal UAF Offered Scholarships - Due February 15th
Internal UAA Offered Scholarships - Due February 15th
Internal UAS Offered Scholarships - Due February 15th
OppU Achievers Scholarship - Reward $2500 Due March 31
Ducks Unlimited - due date March 1
Alpha Delta Kappa- Gamma Chapter - Three $750 scholarships will be awarded - Dead line - March 22, 2019
BBB (Better Business Bureau) Your local BBB is giving away $12,000 in scholarships!
$5000 Video Scholarship - due date March 1
$1000 Essay Scholarshis - due date March 1
Golden Valley Electric Association Scholarship - GVEA offers three different scholarships, each with different requirements.
$2500 - $15,000 - due date March 1
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 2019 opens on October 1, 2018.
A 2017 tax return may be used rather than needing to wait until 2018 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 2019 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.
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 Success