ALL students who are considering attending college or any educational institution after high school should file a FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid). There has been a recent change to the FAFSA process. FAFSA is done online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ Here is a web resource for students and parents to learn more about the FAFSA http://www.bestschools.com/fafsa/ As always, see your counselor with questions.
The world of scholarship searching is a big one. There are many websites and people out there that could potentially be helpful to you in your scholarship search. We post scholarships to Naviance and to your Google Classroom that we receive in our office, and many of these are local in nature. Please do not stop your search here because this is only a very small portion of what is out there.
The BNLHS Counseling Department doesn’t specifically endorse or recommend any one website, but we do know that many of our students have used www.fastweb.com and www.scholarships.com to build profiles and search for scholarships.
For general college information, other good websites to check out are www.knowhow2go.com and www.collegeboard.org. Here is another that past students have found helpful: www.goodcall.com. Lastly, check out this site for advice on applying for scholarships and financing college: The Simple Dollar.
Also, don't forget that you should check with the schools you are applying to for school-specific scholarships...their websites are a great resource.
Our only piece of advice regarding scholarship searches and/or websites is to be aware of any website, organization, or individual offering to help you find scholarships for a fee. Although not always the case, this can be very indicative of a scam. Never pay a fee to an organization offering to help you find scholarships.
Students can find scholarship postings on Naviance!
Naviance is BNL's powerful new college and career tool that allows students and parents to explore careers, apply for colleges, request letters of recommendation, send transcripts, and search for scholarships all in one place! All BNL students have a Naviance account and can access it easily by signing in on Clever with their network id and password.
Click HERE to log in to Naviance! (Log in to Naviance using Clever)