Paying For College - Scholarships & Financial Aid

The college financial aid process is starting early. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) can now be submitted as early as October 1.  

FAFSA is Federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

FAFSA Website

FAFSA Presentation 2018

 7 Steps to the FAFSA

FASFA Information Page 

Financial Aid Checklist Click Here

Financial Aid 101 Click Here


Check back frequently - We will continue to add scholarships as we get them throughout the year.

Some other databases for scholarships are listed below. Most of these will have you fill out a profile and then it will send you emails with scholarships that match your profile. You might want to open a new email account specifically for these scholarship data bases. That way your personal email is not flooded with these scholarship emails and when you are done with the search you can delete that email account. Also remember you should not pay for any scholarships or scholarship searches.

E-Scholarships USA (scholarship search) Click Here Please see a counselor for username and password

College Net Click Here 

Fastweb Click Here

High Five Scholarship  Click Here

Tuition Funding Sources Click Here

Wired Scholar Click Here

Scholarship Search Click Here

Free College Scholarships and

Financial Aid Information Click here

The American Legion Click Here

College Board Opportunity Scholarship Click Here

There's an app for that:  
Scholly (Download through your app store)

Papa John's Purdue University Dough & Degrees Opportunity

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship An information sheet is available in the BNHS Counseling Office. The deadline is 6/14/19.

BigSun Scholarship
Information is available at  $500/scholarship; multiple offered. Applicant requirement: athletic participation as a player, coach, or official. Applications are due by 6/19/19.

Raise.Me -

What is it? is a platform that helps 9-12 grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Click here for more information

Click here for an informational video