• Great Resources

    To access to the CCHS Senior Newsletter, whichs hosts more scholarship information, click here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c9QfiO7RbCTI7chbfxNN5IlLFQ4s-H83WWjLd5eeLA0/edit?usp=sharing
    Tips for writing scholarship essays
    • Make a list of deadlines for the applications. Allow ample time to work on the essay component, such as three to four weeks.
    • Approach the essay like you would any major writing assignment. Develop an outline that includes the key points you want to make.
    • Compose your essay by adding details to each of the key points included in the outline.
    • Write in complete sentences using clear language, watching punctuation and grammar. Do not use abbreviations or other shortcuts used in texting or social media.
    • Answer the question that is asked.
    • When asked about academic accomplishments, include your contributions to your school life and community, such as student clubs, leadership and volunteer activities). To avoid appearing as if you are bragging, tell about the services you provided and the personal experience you gained.
    • Recite your essay to someone who has also reviewed the criteria so they can help you identify areas for possible improvement.
    • Make sure you adhere to the specified guidelines, such as word length, submission format and deadlines.
    • Save the essay and adjust it as needed so you can re-use it for other applications. Be sure that relevant, key points are added for each application and remove others that aren't applicable.
    College Foundation of North Carolina  (CFNC) www.cfnc.org
    The motto of the College Foundation of  North Carolina (CFNC) is "Helping You Plan, Apply, and Pay for College" and their website has resources to assist you in that process. Whether using the CFNC's Student Planner to create a portfolio of high school courses, applying for North Carolina colleges during the year, or taking career interest inventories to decide what career paths to explore, CFNC.org has useful resources for every high school student and their parents. 
    University System of North Carolina - Public university profiles- www.northcarolina.edu
    North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) - private schools in NC - www.ncicu.org
    North Carolina Community Collegeswww.nccommunitycolleges.edu
    Cappex- www.cappex.com  - Scholarships and college search website
    StudentScholarship.org provides list of scholarships-www.studentscholarships.org/
    Fastweb- www.fastweb.com/  - another great scholaship website
    Affordable Colleges Online  http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/
    Peterson's Guide -www.petersons.com
    Collegeboard- sat.collegeboard.com/ - sign up for SAT, explore colleges, and more on this website
    The Common Application: The easiest most efficient way to apply to any of the 250 + member colleges and universities. Complete your common applications once to submit to any of the member colleges.  - http://www.commonapp.org/
    Check out this website: https://www.myscholly.com/ for list of scholarships. There is also an app you can download (search for "scholly" on your phone)!! 

    https://www.chegg.com/scholarships - List of scholarships and more

    Scholarship and financial aid www.schoolsoup.com/  
    Scholarship guidance website  http://scholarshipguidance.com/
    Department of Labor Scholarship Search - http://careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/
    My Next Movehttps://www.mynextmove.org/ - is a great website to explore careers and interests.
    Financial Aid  
    http://www.fafsa.gov- FAFSA The Free Application for Federal Student Aid: a required form for any student seeking needs-based financial aid
    http://www.bestschools.com/fafsa/ - Guide to completing the FASFA
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