Scholarships & Resources
UPDATED! SEPTEMBER 2017 - College / University Visit Schedule
The following college / universities will be visiting the CVHS Career Center: 
Thursday 9/21 - Chandler Gilbert CC - 3rd Hour
Monday 9/25 - University of Alabama - 2nd Hour
Wednesday 9/27 - University of Arizona - 2nd Hour

October CVHS Visit Schedule - Coming Soon

Upcoming College Fairs / Various Locations

(1) Regional College Fair/Tour - Wednesday 9/27
@ Mesquite High School 6 pm to 7:30 pm

(2) Coast to Coast College Tour - Wednesday October 4th 7pm
Double Tree by Hilton
2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282
Schools Represented: Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Priceton University, University of California Berkley and Vanderbilt University

(3) NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE FAIR

Valley Christian High School will once again be hosting the National Christian College Fair.  This year’s college fair will be held on October 20, 2014 from 6:00-8:30pm in the gym. Students and parents are invited to visit and talk with approximately 50 Christian Universities from around the country and learn about admissions, majors, student life and scholarship opportunities.

Valley Christian High School

6900 W. Galveston Street

Chandler, AZ 85226

(4) NACAC National College Fair
October 22nd - 11 am to 3 pm
Phoenix Convention Center

(5) College Fair at Dobson High School - Mesa

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Dobson High School 1501 W Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ 85202



Looking for Scholarships that are open in SEPTEMBER?
Check this link and apply
https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/deadline/deadline-in-september

Interested in the Myers Briggs Personality Test? Follow the link: https://www.onlinepersonalitytests.org/mbti

CVHS Scholarship Guide & Directory 2016-17

Free Application for Federal Student Aide (FAFSA) Informational Video

Parents and Students: Please NOTE
Please review the information noted below in regards to NAU changes to course retakes and their application to the NAU Lumberjack Scholarship

Academic Updates:
  • Students starting in the Fall of 2018 will only be allowed up to two course retakes for eligibility toward the Lumberjack Scholars Award. Students starting in the Fall of 2019 will only be allowed one course retake for eligibility toward the Lumberjack Scholars Award.

Here are some well sought-after scholarships to be aware of for the 2017 / 2018 academic year. Please note the open and close dates. 
Scholarship Name University/College Scholarship Opens Scholarships Closes Key Criteria Information
Flinn Scholarship In-State: ASU, U of A, NAU August 2017 October 2017 Merit based: GPA 3.5 or higher, top 5% of class, minimum 29 on ACT or 1360 on SAT https://www.flinn.org/flinn-scholars/
Elks Most Valubale Student Scholarship Nationwide September 1, 2017 TBD, 2018 Do not need to be related to member of Elks http://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/MVS.cfm
Baird Scholarship U of A September 2017 November 2017 Merit based: GPA 3.75 or higher https://www.honors.arizona.edu/baird-scholarship
Gilbert Education Foundation Scholarships Nationwide February 2018 March 2018 Various scholarships based on academics and activity involvement http://gilberteducationfoundation.org/home/scholarships/
National Merit Scholarship Nationwide Certain selection index score needed on junior year PSAT test http://www.nationalmerit.org/s/1758/start.aspx?gid=2&pgid=61
Dorrance Scholarship In-State: ASU, U of A, NAU October 1, 2017 TBD, 2018 First generation college student http://www.dorrancescholarship.org/applicants/az-hs-senior/
Home & Irene Wood Scholarship In-State: ASU, U of, NAU and community colleges February 2018 March 2018 Demonstrate financial need http://www.gilbertschools.net/cms/One.aspx?portalId=70316&pageId=349160
Otto & Edna Neely Foundation Scholarship In-State: ASU, U of, NAU and community colleges March 2018 April 2018 Demonstrate financial need http://neelyfoundation.com/scholarships.html
AZ Comunity Foundation Scholarships Varies based on scholarship January 2018 February - March 2018 Multiple scholarships available, fill out one application to see which apply to you https://www.azfoundation.org/Scholarships/ScholarshipOpportunities.aspx
Wendy's Heisman Scholarship Nationwide March 2, 2017 Phase 1: October 2, 2017, Reviewer deadline: October 4, 2017, Phase 2: October 23, 2017 You will take an eligibilty quiz to determine if you meet academic and athletic requirements https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/about/program-timeline/
QuestBridge Scholarship Top universities nationwide (The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges) Summer 2017 September 27, 2017 Top 5-10% of class, SAT greater than 1310 or ACT greater than 28. Financial need (family earnings less than $65000/year for family of four) https://www.questbridge.org/high-school-students
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship Nationwide September 2017 November 2017 Demonstrate financial need. 3.5 or higher GPA http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/college-scholarship/
GESP Scholarship Nationwide March 2018 April 2018 Parent or relative is a GPS support staff member No website. Ask counselor in the spring.


 

STUDENTS - Have you been accepted to a College/University and wonder what's next? Check the helpful link: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-in/making-a-decision/you-got-accepted-now-what


Parents and Students - check out these helpful Scholarship Search Websites:
UNIGo
https://www.unigo.com/

Bigfuture.collegeboard.org
http://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search

Fastweb.com
http://www.fastweb.com/

Cappex.com
https://www.cappex.com/

collegeexpress.com
http://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/search/ CollegeScholarships.org http://www.collegescholarships.org/financial-aid/ Please see the Additional Resources tab on the left for more search websites.
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