Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities

 

Looking for scholarships? The April 2017 Scholarship Bulletin is now available! (click here)

Instructions for completing local scholarship applications and the GFHS Common App, click here.

Granite Falls High School has a common application for all local scholarships – click here to fill it out! (This form is a fillable PDF. Download and save before you start filling it out.)

Paying for College

Think you can’t afford college? Think again!

The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is sponsoring four-year scholarships that covers the cost of college tuition, fees and books for low-income students who sign a pledge in 7th or 8th grade promising to graduate from high school and to demonstrate good citizenship. The purpose of the program is to motivate and prepare students to pursue a college education. For more information, please visit: www.hecb.wa.gov

Applying for College

 

Seniors, college applications are due in fall and winter. Please pay close attention to your schools’ deadlines. Please contact your counselor for questions regarding letters of recommendation, applications, transcripts and scholarships. Seniors need to plan on having their four-year college applications submitted to the counseling office by Thanksgiving.

Meeting high school graduation requirements is one step toward college admission.  Acceptance to highly selective colleges and universities requires coursework in a variety of areas.  In addition to coursework, taking college credits during high school is advantageous  to your application (e.g. Advanced Placement courses, Running Start, CTE credits).  Community work and extra-curricular activity involvement is also looked at for admission.

http://www.wsac.wa.gov/sites/default/files/CBS-GBB-Poster-2012.pdf

http://readysetgrad.org/

Please see Porscha Lachapelle, Registrar, in the Counseling Office for information regarding letters of recommendation. Porscha will keep copies of your letters of recommendation for your file. Remember to check out the updated scholarship bulletins posted in every classroom and in the counseling office. Make a list of items you find of interest and Porscha will prepare a packet for you. Local scholarships will soon begin to appear – don’t miss these excellent opportunities for money to help with your education.

Athletic Eligibility

 

NCAA Clearinghouse Website
The NCAA Clearinghouse website provides prospective student-athletes access to Division I and Division II eligibility requirements, to register with the Clearinghouse and to access individual Clearinghouse records. This is important information for prospective student-athletes at a Division I or II institution. The NCAA also lists approved courses for use in establishing the initial-eligibility certification status of student-athletes from Granite Falls High School.

Financial Aid

 

Do you know how to fill out the FAFSA?

What is FAFSA?   The Free Application for Federal Student Aid provides students with access to the majority of financial aid they could receive for college and it is an important first step to begin the college application process.

The College Success Foundation reminds us that January is FAFSA completion month and they have created a great series of 5 how-to YouTube videos in English and Spanish to help students get started.

Start by watching videos 1- 3 and look for the rest of the series on You Tube – Office of the Education Ombudsman and the College Success Foundation.

Start a new FAFSA –OR-View your FAFSA Account, go to:

Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education

https://fafsa.ed.gov/