Scholarships

Last Updated: 4/5/2022 9:14 PM

Warrior Scholarship Bulletin - April 2022
 

This bulletin covers the first steps in applying to college and scholarships.

Steps in Applying to College:
1. Completely fill out the college application. (Most are online applications.)
2. Request that ACT or SAT send official scores to your school of choice.
3. Sign up at www.parchment.com to have official transcripts sent to your school    of  choice.      

Reminders:
•  In order to work on scholarships with your college or university, you may need to have applied and been accepted to the college or university 
• Scholarship and Application deadlines for schools may be as early as November 1!
• The FAFSA needs to be completed for all individuals attending any level of schooling after high school.

Scholarship Websites:
1. http://www.fastweb.com/ 
2. www.finaid.org 
3. http://studentaid.ed.gov/ 
4. http://www.scholarshiphelp.org/   
5. www.grants.gov
6. https://www.isac.org/e-library/applying-for-financial-aid/scholarship-searches.html
7. http://act.org
8. www.ed.gov/finaid  
9. www.collegeboard.org
10. https://studentscholarships.org


10 Tips on Scholarships
1.         SEARCH! Persistence is the key to getting a scholarship.
2.         Be organized and prioritize.
3.         Never assume: Don't believe that because you don't have straight A's and can't shoot a 3 pointer, there's nothing available to you.
4.         Identify the goal of the scholarship and double check the eligibility requirements.
5.         Be able to write about a variety of topics that may or may not be exciting to you. 
6.         Understand yourself well enough to create a compelling portrait of who you are. You must understand your audience well enough to be able to position your skills and strengths as deserving of their support. Demonstrate that you are a scholar or would like to be a scholar. 
7.         Use concrete examples in essays.
8.         Watch deadlines like a hawk.
9.         Apply early and for many scholarships.
10.       Proofread your application one more time.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, DON’T GET SCAMMED!! "If you must pay money to get money, it might be a scam." 

These are Six Examples of Possible Scholarship Scams:
1.         "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
2.         "You can't get this information anywhere else."
3.         "May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship?"
4.         "We'll do all the work."
5.         "The scholarship will cost some money."
6.         "You've been selected by a 'national foundation' to receive a scholarship.", or "You're a finalist in a contest." (that you never entered)


APRIL 
 

April 1, 2022 – Application deadline
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers- offering college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to study engineering. Several scholarships of $1500 will be awarded. Applications are available at https://www.illinoisengineer.com/ Applicants must complete the entire application and have it postmarked by April 1, 2022

April 8, 2022 – Application Deadline
Dawn Bruder Educational Scholarship - This scholarship is being given to two GCHS seniors who will be going into education. Dawn Bruder was a teacher in the granite city school system. Dawn was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. Throughout her journey she remained faithful to her faith and to her students, often taking treatments in the early mornings, just to be in her classroom ready to teach. She loved teaching! Dawns’ journey ended in December of 2019. Her family is using the sale of a song called (this journey) written by her brother-in-law to fund this scholarship. The family will be offering two $500.00 scholarships. This is the first year for this scholarship and we are looking for two students who we feel they have a real “Dawn Bruder” heart for teaching! Applications are available in the Guidance Office!

April 15, 2022 – Application deadline
Western Illinois University Principal’s Scholarship- One deserving student from GCHS school will receive a $4000 ($1000 per year) scholarship from Western Illinois University.  Students are required to have a GPA of 4.0 or higher.  They are seeking individuals that show leadership, involved in school activities and are actively involved in our community!  Applications are available in the Guidance Office!

April 15, 2022
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis- The Scholarship Foundation provides access to area students through interest-free, fee-free loans and grants. In 2017, The Scholarship Foundation provided nearly $3.0 million in interest-free loans and $1,033,952 in grants to 454 students. In 1920, The Scholarship Foundation made its first interest-free loan for $15; since then, 11,200 students have received more than $83.6 million in interest-free loans and grants. We are now accepting applications for 2022-2023 and interested students may apply at https://sfstl.org/ 

April 15, 2022 – Application Deadline
The National Defense Transportation Association Scholarship—The purpose of the NDTA Scott/St. Louis Chapter scholarship program is to promote careers in Business, Transportation Logistics, and Physical Distribution. All students may apply, although preference will be given to students pursuing these fields of study. Applications are available at https://www.ndtahq.com/foundation/

April 21, 2022 – Application Deadline
Steelers Alumni Scholarship-In order to be eligible for this award, graduating seniors must be a descendent of someone that attended Granite City North High School.  Applications are available in the guidance office. 

April 22, 2022 – Application Deadline
Spurrier/Sparks Scholarship - Two former GCHS graduates from a long time ago that no longer live in the area look back at their years in granite city with the fondest memories!  In fact, granite city has always been near and dear to their hearts and now they have decided to give back to the community by offering up to $15,000 total to a deserving student/students to continue their education at SIUE or SWIC!!  Applications are available in the guidance office!

April 29, 2022 – Application Deadline
Metro East Pride Scholarship – Metro East Pride is giving several $500 scholarships to students that reside in Madison county.  Applicants must be involved with the LGBTQIA community (allies included). Applicants must submit a completed Pride Scholarship Application that can be picked up in the Guidance Office.  For additional questions regarding the Pride Scholarship Application, please email:metroeastpride@gmail.com.

April 30, 2022 – Application Deadline
Nicole R. Thorpe Scholarship- All applicants must be a member of the GCS Credit Union Get Mo’ Green club. It’s free to sign up. One $2000 scholarship will be awarded in early May.  Applications can be found online at https://www.mygcscu.com/member-center/education/gcs-scholarship.html

Babe Gantt Memorial Scholarship-This scholarship is awarded to one male golfer and one female golfer in the amount of $1000. It will be payable in the fall with proof of attendance & paid tuition at a two-year, four-year, or trade school. Students must have a minimum 3.6/5.0 GPA, show good attendance and complete a short essay as to why this scholarship is important to them. Applications can be picked up from Mr. John Moad (Athletic Director) in the spring Semester

Doug Winfield Scholarship—The Doug Winfield Scholarship Fund was established in honor of Douglas C. Winfield by his family. This fund will be used to assist students who have played golf at Granite City High School and are planning to attend college. Students must have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have played a minimum of two years of high school golf. Applications can be picked up in the guidance office or from Mr. John Moad (Athletic Director) in the spring Semester


MAY
 

May 2, 2022 – Application Deadline
Granite City Scholarship Foundation-The Granite City Scholarship Foundation will be awarding several $2000 scholarships based on financial need and signs of ability to succeed in a chosen field. Applications are accepted through May 2, 2022 and are available at www.mygcscu.com/member-center/education/gcs-scholarship.html

May 6, 2022 – Application Deadline
Carson Niepert Memorial Scholarship- This scholarship was set up in memory of Carson Alexander Niepert in 2008 to give back to the community. This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior from GCHS and the recipient will be an individual that has an appreciation for their community and will use the award as a tool to pursue their college education.  Applications are available in the guidance office!

May 22, 2022 – Application Deadline
B. Davis Scholarship- This scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors with an award value of $1,000 and requires applicants to write an essay of less than 1000 words. More information can be found at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm

SWIC Top 20% Scholarship- High school students must be ranked in the top 20% of their graduating class. Proof must be provided by submitting an official transcript. A Top 20% application must be submitted by the second week of the first semester of attendance following high school completion.


JULY
 

July 30, 2022
Hoegen and Associates’ Scholarship-   A one-time award in the amount of $500 will be awarded to the winning student.  The scholarship applicant must be dedicated to pursuing a career in law and be able to demonstrate this commitment in their essay. All eligible candidates must be in good academic standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or above.

Applications are available at https://hoegenlaw.com/hoegen-associates-p-c-legal-scholarship-2022/