Link to West HS website:https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vT2zrgVo4sIB3ciG7EXEeioQlqc9-ErvII_HsOlgGcIGLsDoISjhXJ1WwFHsxM5BZWQ-QN4sEHk8sTh/pub

Grants, Scholarships, & Loans

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Type of Aid

Repay?

Details/Requirements

Notes

Federal Pell Grant

Grant

No

Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Amounts can change yearly. The amount a student gets depends on:

  • financial need,
  • cost of attendance,
  • status as a full-time or part-time student, and
  • plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

For details and updates, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Grant

No

For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority given to Pell Grant recipients; availability depends on each university’s or school’s pool of funds

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/fseog 

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

Grant

No -

Unless you fail to carry out the service obligation

For undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students who are taking or will be taking course work necessary to become an elementary, secondary teacher, or work at an educational service agency; recipient must sign an Agreement to Serve saying that within the first eight years of completing the academic program, the recipient will teach full-time in a designated teacher shortage area for four complete years at an elementary, secondary school, or an educational service agency serving children from low-income families in a high-need field.

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/teach 

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

Grant

No

For students who are not Pell-eligible due only to having less financial need than is required to receive Pell funds; whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11; and who, at the time of the parent’s or guardian’s death, were less than 24 years old or were enrolled at least part-time at an institution of higher education. A student can receive an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent (roughly six years)

For details and updates, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/iraq-afghanistan-service

 

Federal Work-Study

Assigned job activity at university or college; money earned from the work paid to student

No

For undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to help pay education expenses; jobs can be on campus or off campus; students are paid at least federal minimum wage; funds depend on availability at school.

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/workstudy 

Federal Perkins Loan

Loan

Yes

Low interest federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need; repaid to the school that made the loan; No longer receive Perkins Loans as of Sept. 2017??

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/perkins 

Subsidized Direct Loan

Loan

Yes

Subsidized: The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest while the borrower is in school and during the grace and deferment periods; students must be attending at least ½ time; based on financial need; fixed rate is set annually for new borrowers

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/sub-unsub 

Unsubsidized Direct Loan

Loan

Yes

Not subsidized; the borrower must pay all interest;  students must be attending at least ½ time; not based on financial need; fixed rate is set annually for new borrowers

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/sub-unsub 

Direct PLUS Loan

Loan

Yes

Not subsidized; the borrower is responsible for all interest; no adverse credit history accepted.

For the parents of dependent undergraduate and for graduate and professional students; dependent must be enrolled at least ½ time; financial need not required.

Maximum amount is cost of attendance minus any other financial aid student receives

For details and updates, visit www.StudentAid.gov/plus 

Private Loans

Type of Aid

Repay?

Details/Requirements

Notes

Multiple sources such as banks, credit unions, or other types of lenders

Loan

Yes

Any student loans that are not federal student loans. These loans do not offer the flexible repayment terms or borrower protections featured by federal student loans. Private student loans are not funded or subsidized by the federal government. The bank or lender – not the federal government – sets interest rates, loan limits, terms, and conditions of private student loans.

While private student loans are all structured differently, they are generally different from federal student loans in several ways and may include:

  • Variable interest rates that can rise when interest rates rise during the life of the loan — which can substantially increase your payment
  • Fewer options to reduce or postpone payments
  • Less flexible repayment options

Corporation Grants or Scholarships  (national or state, i.e. Coca Cola, WalMart, International Paper)

Type of Aid

Repay?

Details/Requirements

Notes

Walmart Scholarships

Scholarship

No

Have to be a dependent of someone who works for Walmart

http://giving.walmart.com/associate-scholarships 

Coca Cola Scholarship

Scholarship

No

Achievement-based and award to HS seniors on their ability to lead and serve as well as commitment to community

http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ 

Kwik Trip Community and/or Family Scholarships

Scholarship

No

Good service to school or others in community or a dependent of a Kwik Trip/Star employee.

https://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/kwik-trip-community-scholarship/-s-d-3726 

https://www.cappex.com/scholarship/listings/Kwik-Trip-Family-Scholarship/-s-d-37941 

John Deere Dealer Scholarship Program

Scholarship

No

Eligibility: High school senior or college student pursuing a two- or four-year degree in select agricultural majors, public service and administration in agriculture, welding or diesel mechanics. Applicant must attend a chapter identified by a participating John Deere dealer. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must have academic achievement, leadership activities, and community service involvement.

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarship-directory/number-of-scholarships-available/101-to-500-scholarships-available/john-deere-dealer-scholarship-program 

Local or State Loans

Type of Aid

Repay?

Details/Requirements

Notes

Partnership Loan

loan

yes

A supplemental load for college students attending and Iowa college or university.

http://www.iowastudentloan.org/private-loan-programs/partnership-main.aspx 

Local Grants and Scholarships

Type of Aid

Repay?

Details/Requirements

Notes

Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa

Scholarships

No

Students must complete the application online.  It’s a common application, meaning that students only need to complete this one application, and then they are automatically matched to any scholarship for which they are eligible.

http://www.cfneia.org/scholarships 

Kenneth G. Meyerhoff

Scholarship

No

Students must write a brief statement talking about post high school plans, disclose financial information, provide references and have taken the ACT.

Applications in Counseling Office

Benjamin Hirdler School Spirit

Scholarship

No

The applicant must submit an essay answering the prompt, “What does it mean to be a Wahawk?”

More requirements…see West High website

Applications in Counseling Office

K.I.N.G Society

Scholarship

No

  • The applicant must submit an essay describing how they have lived the K.I.N.G. Society way. The essay should explain how they are knowledgeable, intelligent, how they have persevered in life, and talk about their future goals and plans. This essay should contain a minimum of 500 words.

More requirements…see West High website

Applications in Counseling Office

Ruebush

Scholarship

No

The W.E. & F.A. Ruebush Foundation is offering scholarship opportunities to current high school seniors who are involved in the fields of Journalism and Athletics.

Applications in Counseling Office

Bunning

Scholarship

No

The Candidate should have participated in either football or wrestling at any point in their high school career.  The Candidate’s leadership qualities will be a factor in awarding the scholarship.

Applications in Counseling Office

John Deere Early Talent

Scholarship/Internship

No

The John Deere Early Talent program provides qualified students who would like to major in a career related to Deere the opportunity to gain work experience and possibly earn tuition assistance towards college. Students must be interested in engineering, math, computer science, business, or other career areas that might be at John Deere. 

See Counseling Office

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