• Lake Weir High Annual Financial Aid Night

    LWHS will host a Finacial Aid Night for ALL SENIORS and their parents.  Representatives will be on hand to help students apply for and complete the FAFSA application as well as answer all questions about financial aid and scholarships. As an added bonus we have enlisted the help of Student Volunteers to provide child care and entertainment for the little ones! We are asking those who wish to attend to completed the below form as we will be serving a FREE DINNER. Parents will need to bring their 2020 tax return and 2020 W2 forms. CONTACT THE GUIDANCE OFFICE IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

     

    Date: Oct. 28, 2021

    Time: 5:30p - 7:30p (dinner at 5:00p)

    Location: LWHS Cafeteria

    LWHS Financial Aid RSVP Form   LWHS Financial Aid Night Flyer

     

    (An email was sent to all seniors and their parents informing this of this event.)

     


    Opera Club of the Villages - Schwartz Music Scholarship

    We are very excited to announce that the Opera Club of the Villages will be conducting the Harold Schwartz Music Scholarship Program again this year!  Last year, we were proud to award more than $30,000 in music scholarships to graduating seniors from Lake, Sumter and Marion county high schools.

    This year, we are happy to announce that we have been able to increase our scholarship awards.  The First Prize will be a music scholarship of up to $12,000, Second Prize will be up to $10,000, Third Prize will be up to $8,000 and Fourth Prize will be up to $6,000!  

    Instrumentalists and vocalists are eligible to participate. Students applying must be graduating seniors from Lake, Sumter, or Marion county with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 who will major or minor in music in the 2022-23 academic year at the college, university or conservatory of their choice.

    There is more information to come soon! Applications and additional Schwartz competition information will be posted on our web-site Opera Club of the Villages.

     

    Ms. Marty Taylor, Harold Schwartz Music Scholarship Chair, Email: Schwartz.Scholarship.Program@gmail.com


    NEW APPLICATION DEADLINE IS OCT. 8

    Farah & Farah Law Firm Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program

    The scholarship program recognizes deserving students who are committed to overcoming personal and financial obstacles in the pursuit of higher education. 

    This year, the firm will award five rising high school seniors in your school’s area with a 2-Year Florida College Plan which pays tuition, registration fees, and local fees for 60 lower-division semester credit hours at any of the 28 Florida Colleges.

     

    Requirements:

    • Eligible students must attend a public or charter school in Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Ocala, Tampa, or Orlando areas.
    • Be a resident of Florida for 12 consecutive months
    • Be a rising senior, Fall 2021 & under the age of 21
    • Have a GPA of 2.7 or above
    • Agree to remain drug free [This means not being convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for, any violation of chapter 893 after being designated a recipient of a Stanley Tate Project STARS Scholarship.]
    • Agree to remain crime free [This means not being convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for, any felony or first-degree misdemeanor as defined in ss. 775.08 and 775.081 after being designated a recipient of a Stanley Tate Project STARS Scholarship.]
    • Agree to meet with a mentor as provided
    • Be a US citizen or resident alien with a valid SSN
    • Qualify for free/reduced public school lunch program
    • Be seeking a college degree in Florida
    • Agree to submit an Annual Online Student Survey once scholarship is in use
    • Commit to providing 10 hours of community service per semester, totaling 20 community service hours in the 2021-2022 academic year.
    • Complete an essay

     

    Application process:

    A scholarship committee made up of Farah & Farah staff will use a rubric to rank all completed applications. Applicants who do not advance to the top 10 will be notified via email before Friday, October 1st, 2021. The top 10 applicants will advance to a judges’ panel for review and selection. Winners will be determined by October 11th, 2021. 

    A Farah & Farah representative will notify the top 10 of their selection status by October 15th, 2021 either by email or phone. 

     

    Download an application here EMPOWERING GREATNESS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

     

    For more information or questions go to Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program or email scholarship@farahandfarah.com

     

    NEW Deadline: Oct. 8 - Winners will be announced on Friday, October 15th, 2021.

     


    MCPS Counseling Office Scholarship Information

    Scholarship deadlines are between Sept. 30 - NOV. 15, 2021.  Click the link to see the full listing of scholarships being offered


    2021-2022 MCPS Scholarship Directory

     


     2022 Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship

    The goal of this Scholarship Fund is to help students achieve the dream of a higher education. The Scholarship Fund seeks out students who show financial need and academic promise, and who have overcome obstacles and contributed to their community. This community’s strong support of the recipients is one of the most unique and important attributes of the scholarship. 

     

    CRITERIA FOR SELECTION:

    • Applicant will be a graduating senior from one of the following schools:

                  Belleview High School, Lake Weir High School, Leesburg High School, Tavares High School, The Villages Charter High School, and Wildwood Middle High School

    • Demonstrate academic ability with a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (1 page)
    • Use a computer to fill in all applicable information on form.
    • Accuracy and original thoughts are important.
    • Incomplete applications will not be considered.

     

    Application deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021 by midnight. All completed applications must be emailed to MLKScholarships@aol.com 

     

    Click here for scholarship MLK Scholarship Application


    The "No Sweat" Scholarship - $2,500

    The Cirkled In “No Sweat” Scholarship is a $2500 CASH scholarship you can use for any educational purpose, from books to summer camp. In just two steps, you’re in! Apply by signing-up for a Cirkled In account and then complete your portfolio.

    That means no essay, no minimum GPA or income requirements. Just complete your portfolio and you’re in! The “No Sweat” Scholarship may be the easiest scholarship you apply to this year. You just need to:

    • Create a FREE Student Cirkled In account
    • Complete your portfolio

     

    Next Deadline: September 30th, 2021

     

    Click here to complete the application Scholarship Application


    2021 Heisman High School Scholarship Application Now Available

    The program honors hundreds of the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes each year. 

    The Heisman High School Scholarship program will recognize a winner from each high school in the nation that has student participation in the Program by way of application. The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. Among the top male and female applicants from each state, the twelve (12) most outstanding will be identified as national finalists and win at least $2,000. Of the national finalists, a male and a female winner will be selected as the winner of the $10,000 National Heisman High School Scholarship.

     

    Community-minded scholar-athletes can learn more and apply at Heisman Scholar Athlete Application

     

    Deadline is Oct. 19, 2021


    Florida Eastern Star Grant Program

     Requirements:

    • Legal Florida resident
    • Graduating from a Florida high school
    • Complete a five paragraph essay - "What Does the Constitution of the United States Mean to Me."
    • Provide proof of college acceptance (if received before deadline). 
    • Completed application

    Contact Person: Charlene Williams, 850-994-3521, Charlene Williams 

    Deadline: Jan. 1, 2022

    Click here for application: Florida Eastern Star Scholarship Application

     


    The New 2021-2022 FAFSA form is here! Some states and colleges have limited funds, SO DON'T DELAY!

     

    When should I fill out my FAFSA for 2021-22?

    To be considered for federal student aid for the 2021–22 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form between Oct. 1, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any FAFSA corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.

    However, many colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for institutional financial aid. Check with your college or career school about its deadlines.

     

    Why fill out a FAFSA form?

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. You use the FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA form to award nonfederal aid.

     

    How much student financial aid will I receive?

    Using the information on your FAFSA form and your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the financial aid office at your college will determine the amount of aid you will receive. The college will use your EFC to prepare a financial aid package to help you meet your financial need. Financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance (which can include living expenses), as determined by your college, and your EFC. If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you may receive it from only one college for the same period of enrollment. If you or your family have unusual circumstances that should be taken into account, contact your college’s financial aid office.

     

    Where to go to apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA form

    Click here: Complete the FAFSA form