Funding for College:

FINANCIAL AID:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Start completing your FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1, 2016!  Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you need a completed FAFSA in order to receive scholarships.
CAUTION!!! Use this link, the .gov website.  The .com is a profit company that will charge you money.  The real fafsa is FREE!


RiseUp Mississippi!
Begin here to apply for financial assistance from the State of Mississippi. 
This is a must!


Get2College
Located on Getwell Road, Get2College offers free college preparation assistance. 
Sign up for free ACT tutoring.  Classes will fill up QUICKLY!
Apply for more than $50,000 in scholarships!



Apply for admission to the college you choose as soon as possible.  Once you get accepted, there is a wealth of scholarships offered by each institution.  Priority deadlines are early, don't delay!


NWCC Office of Financial Aid
Go here to valuable scholarships and information if you plan on attending NWCC


University of Mississippi Scholarships
Ole Miss offers a lot of scholarships.  Click this link to check them out!
Freshman Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Mississippi State University Office of Financial Aid
If you plan on attending MSU, start here to get your finances in order.


University of Memphis Financial Aid
Tigers fans... start here for scholarships and other financial aid services.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS:

FastWeb
Use Fastweb to find the school you're looking for and ways to pay for it.
This is a very useful site, but be careful about default check boxes.  You will wind up with tons of junk email if you don't un-check the "I want more information" boxes.

Cappex
Another great place to register and search for scholarships

U.S. News: 4 Ways to Make Your Scholarship Stand Out
There are a lot of good sources on the Internet to help you write a winning scholarship essay.  Be careful to avoid sites that are eager to sell you a service or collect personal information from you.
This link from U.S. News is informative and has multiple other links that are safe and helpful.


VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship 
Topic:  Why Veterans are Important to our Nation's History and Future.  Up to $30,000 scholarship
Please visit their website and read previous winners' essays AND APPLY.  You can do this!

 

Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial Social Work Graduate Student Scholarship

Veterans Make Great Technology and Engineering/STEM Teachers Scholarship

The Mary Blake Single Parent Nursing Scholarship

Kosciuszko Foundation Tuition Scholarships for Polish-American Students

James & Patricia Sood Education Studies Scholarship