Deadline: 4:30PM, February 5, 2016
Created in 1986, The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria is a cooperative effort between Alexandria citizens and the Alexandria City Public Schools to assure financial help for Alexandria students who want to pursue college, career or technical education after high school.The Fund offers financial aid counseling and 'last dollar' scholarships to help fill the gap when all other sources of financial aid have been exhausted.The Fund also oversees commemorative 'donor-named' scholarships established to honor individuals, businesses or community organizations. Each named scholarship is governed by a separate set of criteria determined by the Fund and the donor.
Who May Apply? Graduating seniors from the T.C. Williams High School Class of 2016 who plan to enroll full time (minimum 15 credits per semester) in an accredited college, career or technical school.
All awards are based on Merit (academic record, community service, leadership, special talents or skills, participation in school and community activities, and work experience). Most awards are also based on Financial Need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Student Aid Report (SAR). The Selection Committee evaluates each application using a standard double-blind scoring sheet. Applicants with the highest total score are considered first, and are awarded the most valuable scholarship for which they are eligible.
All scholarship recipients, regardless of the original scholarship they received, are encouraged to apply for additional funds for their second, third and fourth year of post-secondary education. Successful renewal applicants are required to demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA each year, and enroll full time in a college, career or technical school.
Submit the online application! You can access it through the SFA website: www.AlexScholarshipFund.org. You will create a username and password, so you can access your application to edit and update throughout the application period. You will need information from your transcript to complete the application.
You will include or upload the following information to your online application:
November 8, 2015 to February 5, 2016 - Submit ALL components of your online application. At 4:30PM on Friday, February 5, the online portal will close and you will no longer be able to update your application or make changes.
March 2016 – Application packages will be read and scored (in the blind) by a committee of 50+ citizens. Applicants are ranked by score and matched with the “best” scholarship for which they are eligible.
April 2015 - Applicants will be notified whether or not they have been selected to receive a scholarship.
Please Note: Need-based awards are intended to help fill the GAP between the cost of college attendance less any other grants and your EFC (Expected family Contribution). Students may receive up to the face amount of their award, but may not be over-awarded (i.e., receive more money than it costs to attend college).
June 1, 2016 – Awards Night – All recipients are required to attend.
July 2016 – After graduation is verified, and all documents are submitted, scholarship checks are mailed to colleges.
8:00AM to 4:30PM, Monday – Friday
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