GRHS Counseling: Financial Aid and Scholarships

The counseling office encourages all seniors to come by the college room and to watch for financial aid and scholarship. Scholarships can be found on the front window of the office, on lunch room announcement screen, in their senior government, economics, and English classes, and on this website. Students my visit the office before school, during lunch, or after school. Appointments can be made through the counselor’s office to meet with Ms. Windham , Ms. McClure, or Ms. Nance about financial aid and scholarship

Please notify the counselor’s office if you are a recipient of a scholarship so that we can include that recognition during Senior Recognition Night in May .

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS

Visit the individual colleges, universities, or institutions website to get information regarding scholarships and deadline dates.

*LOCAL, STATE, and NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Copy of scholarships found in the high school college room. Seniors will be emailed some state and national scholarship information.

Not all scholarships found in the high school college room have been posted.

Scholarships are posted by date received.

Name of Scholarship
Deadline Date
The Lead Roster B2B Sales & Marketing ScholarshipDecember 15, 2018
The Publicity.ai SEO & Content Marketing ScholarshipDecember 15, 2018
Horatio Alger National and State ScholarshipsOctober 25, 2018
Zombie Apocalypse ScholarshipOctober 31, 2018
The 2019 Coca-Cola Scholars Program ScholarshipOctober 31, 2018
Unigo ScholarshipDecember 31, 2018
Shout It Out ScholarshipSeptember 30, 2018
Education Matters ScholarshipNovember 30, 2018
Create-a-Greeting Card ScholarshipMarch 1, 2019
Profile in Courage Essay ScholarshipJanuary 18, 2019
Technology Addiction Awareness ScholarshipJanuary 30, 2019
Create Real Impact ContestOctober 1, 2018
Don't Text and Drive ScholarshipSeptember 30, 2018

*Local Scholarships are awarded to seniors during Senior Recognition every May. Scholarship recipients are selected by the scholarship donor or a scholarship committee selected by the donor. For additional information about local scholarships’ selection process, application, criteria, etc., contact Pat Windham at (254) 898-3808 or email at windpa@grisd.net.

SCHOLARSHIP DONATION/CREATION

If you would like to donate money or create a scholarship, please contact Pat Windham at (254) 898-3808 or email at windpa@grisd.net. Please include the following information in your email or voice mail:

Name
Phone number
Scholarship criteria or qualification (if creating a scholarship)
Amount of scholarship (or donation)
Name of scholarship to be created or name of scholarship to donate money

SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AID WEBSITES

Students planning on attending a two-year or four-year college, university or trade school will need to complete one of the following financial aid applications. Applications need to be submitted for each year the student will attend an institution of higher educations. It is recommended that applications be submitted in February or March for the Fall semester.

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov: Free Application for Federal Student Aid: this application qualifies students for federal loans and grants; also this application is required to quality for most college need and merit based scholarships
  • www.aie.org/State/TASFA: Texas Application for State Financial Aid: this application takes the place of the FAFSA for undocumented students.

Below are list of helpful web sites regarding financial aid and scholarship information.

SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID SCAM WARNING

Beware of financial aid and scholarship scams. If an organization is asking for money to apply for financial aid and/or scholarships, it is probably a scam. If you have any questions about the validity of financial aid and/or a scholarship, contact the counselor’s office or the Better Business Bureau at www.bbb.org.