Dollars for Scholars Scholarship

2020-2021 Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Application

We are excited to announce that seniors with a 2.5 GPA or higher can log on to Scholarship America to create an account and start their application beginning November 1, 2020.  The deadline to complete your portion of the application is 3/12/21. 

This allows one week for Counselors to complete their portion of the application before the final deadline of 3/26/21 (excluding Spring Break). 

You will need your Graduation Requirement Report and SAT/ACT scores to complete the student portion.  You will also need the “EFC” from your completed FAFSA to finish your application.  C
omplete the FAFSA® form here.

If you apply before January, you will need to update your GPA and class rank and enter any new ACT/SAT scores as you receive them. You will need to list your guidance counselor’s name, email address and phone number on the application.  You will also need to list a recommender.  It will be best if you use your guidance counselor as the recommender.

Under the “Education” portion of the application, if you are in a Choice Program include it under “Other”.  This may help you be selected for a scholarship.

In the essay portion, labeled “Goals” write 4-5 sentences about your goals.  Explain completely but be brief.  Around 50 words is what is preferred. 

In the section, labelled “Unusual Circumstances” write about 50 words, only if you are facing a serious challenge that others might not have.

There are three different scholarships that you can choose from to apply for this year:  

  1. the “General Academic Scholarship”.  This is for students who want to get a 4-year college degree. 
  2. the “Barry Grunow Scholarship”.  This is for students who want to earn a college degree to be a teacher. 
  3. the “Vocational/Technical Scholarship”.  This is for students who want to get a certificate in a vocational area such as culinary, firefighting, cosmetology, etc. 

We strongly encourage you to begin the process as soon as the application window opens. Even though there are several scholarship opportunities available through the Scholarship America/Dollars for Scholars Portal, THE LWHS DOLLARS FOR SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP mentioned in the first paragraph is a very special opportunity for LWHS STUDENTS ONLY, so APPLY RIGHT AWAY.

Contact your Counselor if you have any other questions.