NON-STANDARD Local Scholarships will be listed on the KHS website and will be updated often. Students will need to complete each application independently. Please be aware due dates and requirements will vary.
Students will now use Going Merry to apply to our STANDARD local scholarships & national scholarships.
You will use the information you were emailed to get into the website. Please use your school email.
If you need help, please come to the school counseling office.
If you haven’t decided between colleges, just upload the financial aid information from the college you are most likely to attend.
If you live in two towns, state that in the application and tell them mom lives in this town and dad lives in that one.
Follow ALL instructions.
Letters of Recommendation (if required by scholarship) can be requested in Going Merry.
PLEASE give us TWO WEEKS notice for the transcript upload.
Do not assume your parents can afford to pay for college. It's EXPENSIVE.
Deadlines: Don’t wait until the last minute. Late applications could be denied.
Be mindful if the deadline is ‘mailed by’ or ‘received by’.
Spreadsheets/Notebooks: Can help you manage the nonstandard list by deadlines
Make good choices moving forward - Scholarship Committees want to give money to students who do well!
Families can search for National scholarships AND go to the colleges to which you have applied and see if there are any available institution scholarships.
Many require a nomination by your high school and deadlines are generally in the fall.
You may also find information through nhheaf.org and performing google searches!
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
•Grants and scholarships are often called “gift aid” because they are free money...financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid.
•Grants are often need-based, while many scholarships are merit-based. Merit aid is a private "discount" that is determined by the college and is up to them to decide how much. These can vary widely.
•Kennett has the non-standard scholarship opportunities here.
•Do your research, apply for any grants or scholarships you might be eligible for, and be sure to meet application deadlines! GoingMerry will help!
The Hagan Scholarship: A need-based scholarship for rural students.