Thank you for your hard work and advocacy!
As Financial Aid Awareness Month comes to a close, we want to take a moment to recognize your hard work in supporting our students to complete key financial aid forms needed to pursue their postsecondary dreams. We certainly are grateful for your enthusiasm and hope you enjoyed your holiday. This edition, focuses on resources to assist our undocumented students through the financial aid process and the importance of applying to private scholarships. The Dream.Us Scholarship is open to students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and is committed to ensuring that recipients continue to receive scholarship funds until they graduate from college. DREAMer’s Roadmap App also helps undocumented students find scholarships and access resources. Earlier this month, the College and Career Planning Team hosted a scholarship session designed to support counselors and school staff with incorporating scholarship applications in their postsecondary planning. Some best practices include: hosting scholarship sessions during FAFSA nights, implementing scholarship completion during senior advisory, and conducting announcements of scholarship recipients. We hope these Scholarships Tips will help you gain additional ideas on how to support all seniors with scholarships, especially undocumented students who are not eligible for federal and state financial aid.