The School Counseling Department maintains a list of scholarships and financial aid information available to LRHS students. Local scholarships are listed on Going Merry and other links to scholarship sites (e.g., Fastweb) are linked in Naviance. The list on Going Merry is updated in real time, with most local scholarship applications going "live" after January 1st.
If you are aware of other scholarships that should be included on the list, contact Tim Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, many colleges have a variety of scholarships available for their students. We advise that you review the financial aid/scholarship web pages of those colleges of interest for more information. Pay particular attention to deadlines and other qualifying information.
The My College Dollars Facebook App integrates the media and messengers that students turn to most for information. It takes advantage of the world’s largest social media platform to meet students where they already spend a lot of time. The app helps them connect with information, guidance, and tools that will enable them to make smart decisions about paying for college. The tool is integrated into a larger campaign to encourage college preparation and FAFSA completion, taking place within hundreds of high schools across the country.
MTV, Get Schooled and the College Board have launched “My College Dollars,” a Facebook application that utilizes information from a user’s Facebook profile – including age, gender, and state – to connect students with targeted financial aid opportunities.
To promote the use of My College Dollars, music artists, actors and athletes will inspire students and inform them about the campaign.
My College Dollars:
Connects students with nearly $6 billion in available scholarship aid and $45 billion in federal and state grants.
Uses information from a user’s Facebook profile to connect him or her to relevant financial aid opportunities.
Features video tutorials from talent and other influential experts on how to get the financial aid students need.
Connects to existing social networks for support, guidance, and sharing and tracking each other’s progress.
Integrates a calendar to help students track important dates and milestones.
Features a dynamic “Ask the Experts” FAQ, in which selected user questions will be answered by a panel of experts on a regular basis.