High School Resources
If you work at the high school level, oftentimes it is as a resource teacher more than a class or pull-out program. In my district, students take AP courses, but I have office hours to meet with them to help them apply for scholarships, do ACT preparation, discuss social and emotional issues, and so on. I created a Google Classroom for all my high school students, where I put resources and ideas for them. I've listed some of my favorites below.
Prepare for College
Practice questions for English, math, reading, science, and writing from ACT.
Including: College Search Organizing Spreadsheet
118 Great Questions to Ask on a College Tour - Check out the resident life & campus culture sections!
ACT College Visit Worksheet - Very organized template for asking questions on a college tour with space to write or type.
Pay for College
Davidson Institute Fellows Scholarship - Deadline in February; $10,000-$50,000 scholarships for students who have completed a significant piece of work in one of the following categories: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, or Outside the Box.
Coca-Cola Scholars - $20,000 college scholarship for high school seniors; deadline in October
Foot Locker Scholar-Athlete - 20 student athletes receive $20,000; Deadline in January
Scholarship Finders and Programs
Scholar Snapp - A free, simple to use data standard that allows students to reuse their application information - including contact information, essays, transcripts, etc. - from one scholarship application to another thereby streamlining the college scholarship application process.
Scholly – A mobile app that provides students with a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. (Created by Christopher Gray, a Coca-Cola Scholar!)
Peerlift - Proven scholarships, internships, summer programs, and more gathered by fellow students like you. (Founded by a team of 2017 Coca-Cola Scholars!) Learn more about the creation of Peerlift.
Fastweb – Create a profile and let Fastweb do the research on scholarships, internships colleges and more for you.
CashCourse – Information that helps college students stay financially informed.
Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation – Educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all levels.
Cappex – A free website where you can learn which colleges want you, before you apply and learn about more than $11 billion in merit aid scholarships.
Scholarships.com – A free college scholarship search and financial aid information.
Scholarship America – Provides information and resources for your scholarship search.
KnowHow2GO – Complete information on college prep, whether in middle school or seniors.
HS Finder (Hispanic Scholarship Fund) – Scholarship information for Latino students.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund – Provides scholarships, programmatic and capacity building support to the 47 public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
Gates Millennium Scholars – Provides outstanding low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund – The nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted to providing college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
American Indian College Fund – Provides Native American students with scholarships and financial support for the nation’s 33 accredited tribal colleges and universities.
Dell Scholars Program – Recognizes academic potential and determination in students that have a definite need for financial assistance.
UNCF – Awards 10,000 students each year through 400 scholarship and internship programs so that students from low- and moderate-income families can afford college tuition, books and room and board.
Chegg – A place to connect with scholarships and learn about colleges.
Reagan Foundation Scholarships - Scholarship opportunities for outstanding student leaders.
Goizueta Legacy Scholarship - Provides scholarships for the children of Coca-Cola employees.
American Indian Graduate Center & AIGCS - The largest scholarship providers to Native students in the United States, awarding $15 million in scholarships annually and more than $200 million since inception. For almost 50 years, AIGC has funded students pursing undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in any field of study at any accredited institution of choice, working with over 500 tribes in all 50 states.