Scholarships are awesome, and we want to help you find them! A scholarship is money given to a student that doesn't need to be paid back. The criteria for earning varies by each scholarship, but most are based on your academic performance (Merit-Based), your financial need (Need-Based), or are specific to a particular group (area of study/major, gender, ethnicity, etc).
Most students receive most of their financial aid through the college they attend. To help find out which colleges offer the most financial aid and find other great information on everything to do with paying for college, we recommend the College Board's PAY FOR COLLEGE site.
For scholarships that are not associated with a college or university, they are categorized by National, State, Local and SVVSD Local (only open to students attending a SVVSD high school). Remember most scholarships can be used at any post-secondary institution, including trade, technical, and certificate programs.
For National, State and Local (Boulder County, etc) we recommend using one of the following scholarship search tools:SVVSD Local Scholarships are on Naviance
If you need help with a specific scholarship or just getting started please see your counselor.