Tips for Applying

Keeping a file with this information will make it easier to apply for all of the scholarships for which you qualify.

Student Email Address: be sure to use your personal email for all correspondents. Jordan District blocks incoming emails from outside entities, so you may not receive emails from many of your scholarship or college organizations.

TranscriptsTranscripts are now done through Parchment. This link will direct you to the instructions for sending student transcripts.

Essays – Ask someone to proofread it to help you make sure they are error free.

Letter of Recommendation Form – Many applications require two letters from unrelated adults who know you well.

ACT/SAT Scores – These will be listed on your high school transcript, but make sure to read the fine print on applications to see if the committees will accept that or if they require a score directly from the testing center.

Class Rank – You are given a ranking number according to the graduating class size and your GPA. You can obtain this number on your transcript or from your high school Counselor, Registrar or Scholarship Specialist.

FAFSA – Proof of financial need may be required. A Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA may need to be submitted. Seniors can apply as soon as October 1st of their senior year. A FAFSA4caster can be done early to see what your projected aid looks like.

2020-2021 Senior Accomplishment Sheet – Making a list of all your accolades from 9-12 grades will help you when filling out applications. Keep good records of hours, contact persons, and details of service provided. All awards, honors and certificates from school, community, work, etc. should be well documented.

Click on the following links to learn more about how you can increase your odds.

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Scholarship Offers Form – Please notify the Scholarship Desk of any offers you receive.  You may email details or submit this completed form.

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