Scholarships and Financial Aid

 

Danville High School Guidance - Financial Aid Information

Use these links to explore college financial aid information:

College Board Online Scholarship Search 
College Savings Plans Network 
FAFSA on the Web 
Fidelity Investments' College Cost Calculator 
The Financial Aid Information Page 
Financial Aid for Students 
FinAid's College Cost Projector 
Illinois Student Assistance Commission 
IRS 
Quicken.com College Planner 
SallieMae Financial Aid 101 
Scholarship Resource Network Express 

Career One Stop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor

https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/training/find-scholarships.aspx?studyLevelfilter=4294967284&scholarshipid=2014548

Some national scholarship resources:
https://www.fastweb.com/
https://www.cappex.com/
https://www.scholarships.com/


Noteworthy National Scholarships

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship
The Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program recognizes students who exemplify skills and abilities throughout their high school careers and who serve as models for their fellow students. Comcast NBC Universal anticipates awarding over 800 scholarships for the 2019 – 2020 school year. If selected, students will each receive a $2,500 award. Furthermore, a select number of awardees will be chosen as recipients of a Founder’s Award. These scholarship winners will receive awards in excess of $2,500. All application materials must be submitted by ​December 7, 2018. For eligibility requirements and other details please go to the website below.
https://www.scholarsapply.org/leadersandachievers/information.php

 

LOCAL/STATE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship
The Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Celebration Committee has established the Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship, in the amount of $2,000 (renewable for year 2), for a graduating high school senior who plans to pursue his/her education at an institution of higher learning.
The candidate: 1. must provide parent(s) income tax return &/or student's income tax return; 2. will be chosen from a high school located in Danville, IL. Students with a C average must submit a letter of recommendation from their counselor requesting consideration for the scholarship; 3. must write an essay based on Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech; 4. must be active in a religious institution (church, synagogue, mosque or temple) and must submit a letter of verification from a designated leader of your religion; 5. must submit a verification letter from the sponsor of an extra-curricular or community activity in which the student has participated. 
All scholarship application materials must be submitted to the MLK Committee at the Human Relations Office, 17 West Main Street, Danville, by 4:30pm on Friday,
December 7, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.