Financial assistance is a major concern for most students who plan to continue their education beyond high school. This Online Scholarship Guide contains scholarships announced through the Student Services Department of your high school. Scholarship name, discipline, value, eligibility criteria, approximate due date and contact are given for each scholarship. Review this information carefully. Not all applications will be available at the beginning of the school year since many of the sponsoring organizations wait until close to the deadline to send them. In addition, scholarship providers sometimes change application deadlines, so be sure to contact your school counselor about all scholarships in which you have an interest.
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The Writer's Resource Center has a guide for writing nearly any kind of essay, and examples of a dozen different types. Listed alphabetically, you’ll have to scroll down for the Scholarship Essay sample section.
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