Scholarships & Financial Aid

Harrison High School Scholarship Bulletin

** Scholarships are now in order of Harrison Specific/GA/Local  first, and then National!!  ** 

The College and Career Center publishes a regularly updated bulletin with scholarship information.  Some are well known national scholarships, but there are many local opportunities that will be hard to find elsewhere.  Click on the link to see the most recent edition:  Scholarship Bulletin 5-10-17

Scholarship Blue Print

Finding money for college is a part time job.  To be successful it takes a lot of work and organization.  Follow this link for a guide on how to get started:    TheScholarshipBluePrint.

Scholarship Searching and Applying 101

HOPE Scholarship

The HOPE scholarship—Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally—is Georgia’s unique scholarship and grant program that rewards students with financial assistance in degree, diploma, and certificate programs at eligible public and private colleges and universities and public technical colleges in Georgia. You can benefit from HOPE in several ways:

For additional details on the HOPE scholarship, Zell Miller Scholarship and the Hope & Zell Miller Grants see the GA College 411 scholarship website.

FAFSA Update

https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/about/announcements/fafsa-changes

Academic Common Market

This program enables students to study in a specialized field at an out-of-state college, while paying in-state tuition rates.  For more information follow this link:  http://www.sreb.org/page/1304/academic_common_market.html

Financial Aid

We know college is expensive, and we want to help you find all the aid you can. Check out these financial aid resources.

 

Helpful Definitions

Scholarships: An award that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are generally granted based on an applicant meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Grants: A grant is a financial award given to a student for the purposes of paying for all or part of college expense. A grant does not need to be repaid by the student.

Loans: Financial Aid awards that the student or parent borrows from a lender, the school or other third party. Loans must be repaid by the borrower, usually with interest.

Work-study: A work-study program allows a student to earn money by working part time during the school year as a component of their financial aid package. The jobs are usually on campus.

 

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