College Scholarship Info

Dear Class of 2017 Parents/Guardians,
Please note the following email was sent to all seniors in regards to important college scholarship information.

Be advised that there will be a weekly email sent out (typically on Friday) that names the scholarships which may have been added to the  scholarship list  that week. Any scholarship notification that comes into the Counseling Office is posted in Naviance.

 
We hope this proves beneficial for you and your senior daughter. 

Sincerely,
 
The Mercy High School Counseling Department Staff 
 
Dianna Shamus (10th - 12th grade; Last names A-G): dbshamus@mhsmi.org
Arpna Hessler (10th - 12th grade; Last names H-O): abhessler@mhsmi.org
Kristen Casey (10th - 12th grade; Last names P-Z): kkcasey@mhsmi.org
 
Class of 2017,
 
We wanted to bring the following scholarship opportunity to your attention. This particular scholarship is sponsored by the Arab American & Chaldean Council. Click here for document that identifies applicant criteria and includes the application. Please note the scholarship deadline is May 6th, 2017.
 
**Additional scholarships can be found in Naviance Family Connection.**
 
Scholarships for college come from a variety of sources. Many scholarships are college-specific awards, meaning they are awarded directly by the institution. However, a significant portion of scholarship offerings come from private organizations, corporations, religious organizations, unions, the military, and your local chamber of commerce. The key questions is: How do students find the 1.5 million scholarship opportunities that are out there?
 
Any scholarship notification that comes into the Counseling Office is posted in Naviance.  On the homepage, click on to the " Colleges " tab. Scroll down to the section titled
 "Scholarships and Money." All scholarships are posted in the section titled "scholarship list." You can also link to a "national scholarship search" database powered by SallieMae.
 
Starting this week, we will begin sending a weekly email (typically on Friday) that names the scholarships that have been added to the  scholarship list  that week. In the event that no new scholarship offerings have been sent to the Counseling Office during the given week, then the scholarship notification email will not be sent that week.
 
Outside of scholarships posted in Naviance, there are a number of other online scholarship search databases. The Fastweb scholarship search database is the largest. The student creates a profile in order to personalize the search process. Fastweb then compares the student's background with a database of scholarship opportunities. The scholarships that fit the student's profile are identified as matches.  
 
Additional information regarding Financial Aid & Scholarships can be found HERE.
 
Regards,
Mercy Office of Counseling and Post-secondary Planning