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The money colleges award a student to help with the cost of attendance is provided in a Financial Aid package.  The Financial Aid package consists of two types of aid, need and non-need based aid.  Need based aid is awarded because of a family's "need" or income level.  Non-need based aid is provided because of a student's "merit".  The resources provided on the Savannah United scholarship page primarily reflect opportunities that are non-need based, or merit.  Occasionally a scholarship listed will be a combination of the two, looking primarily at merit (grades, leadership) but also take into consideration a student's financial resources.

The best source of financial aid, including scholarships, is the college a student chooses to attend. Colleges award scholarships differently, so it's important to pay close attention to the financial aid information individual colleges provide.  In some cases, a student may not need to submit anything extra to be considered for merit based aid.  In others, there may be a specific form, deadline, or other procedure to apply. Many colleges have scholarship deadlines that differ from their application deadlines - often significantly earlier in the process.  Students who work hard and demonstrate strengths in academics, standardized testing, and extra-curricular activities like soccer are strong candidates for merit aid.  

In addition to the colleges, a range of national and local corporations and community groups award scholarships.  Taking the time to consider how large the applicant pool, how local the scholarship, and how large or how many the awards are can help students decide which applications to dedicate time to - time that for most club players is a precious commodity!

The Savannah United scholarship page posts occasional scholarship options that may be appropriate for competitive soccer student athletes. These are a sampling of the many options available, and you are encouraged to use the additional resources listed at the bottom of the page for more personalized searches.


TITLE

Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholar-Athlete Awards

DEADLINE

10/02/17

AMMOUNT

Multi-Tier Honors Program

DESCRIPTION

Athletics, 3.0 GPA, and Leadership

LOCATION/LINK

https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/



TITLE

The Gallery Collection - Create a Greeting Card Scholarship

DEADLINE

1/15/18

AMMOUNT

Multi-Tier Honors Program

DESCRIPTION

Submit a photo, artwork, or computer graphic to be used on a card

LOCATION/LINK

https://www.gallerycollection.com/greetingcardscontests.htm



TITLE

College Prowler No Essay Scholarship

DEADLINE

Monthly

AMMOUNT

$2,000 monthly

DESCRIPTION

Online form, monthly random drawing

LOCATION/LINK

https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/no-essay-scholarship/



TITLE

BigSun Athletic Scholarship 2017

DEADLINE

6/19/2018

AMMOUNT

$500

DESCRIPTION

Essay - How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?

LOCATION/LINK

http://www.bigsunathletics.com/


 
  
  

 
 

Additionally, the following resources may be helpful as you search for scholarship options:


A wide list of local and national scholarships updated regularly

Information about HOPE scholarship, and other GSFC managed scholarship, grant, and loan programs

Not just the SAT, the College Board site also maintains a scholarship search engine

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with Savannah United College Advisor Anne Weisel at a.weisel@savannahunited.com.

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