Scholarships

The Guidance Office disperses scholarships as they come in from various scholarship committees.  All copies of the scholarships are located in our file cabinets in the Guidance Office for students to take. To view our current KMHS Scholarship BulletinClick here.

Native American Scholarship Database

Scholarship Websites:

National Scholarship Search
Available through the Naviance website.  Students must use their login and password.  The National Scholarship Search is under the "college" tab.


Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS)
http://mncis.intocareers.org   user name: komets  password: 204
Click on the "Financial Aid Sort" once logged in to use the scholarship finder.  This site provides information on occupations, college searches, and scholarships.
 

Fastweb Free Scholarship Search
http://www.fastweb.com
Matches students with information on scholarships, fellowships, internships, grants, and loans from corporations, institutions, philanthropic organizations, foundations and clubs.


School Soup
www.SchoolSoup.com
Find free money for college with School Soup's giant database search site for scholarships. 


College Answer
www.collegeanswer.com
Provides information for students and parents on preparing, selecting, applying and financing college as well as college and scholarship searches and a variety of cost calculators.

The College Board

www.collegeboard.com
Provides useful information on financial aid available for students and parents as well as college search function.

CollegeNet

www.collegenet.com
Provides college and scholarship searches and allows students to apply online to select schools.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

www.hsf.net
Awards scholarships to Hispanic students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree.

Mapping Your Future

www.mapping-your-future.org
Provides information on career planning, college selection, and financial aid for middle and high school students, undergraduate and graduate students and adult students.

Military College Help

www.todaysmilitary.com/ap/tm/get/collegehelp
Provides information on scholarship and education assistance earned through military service.


Minnesota Office of Higher Education Scholarships
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/sPages/scholarshipsAll.cfm
http://www.ohe.state.mn.us/mPg.cfm?PageID=1283

Scholarships Savings: The Ultimate Scholarship Resource Guide
www.shopsleuth.com/resources/scholarship-guide

Union-Sponsored Scholarships and Aid
www.unionscholarships.com
Provides a searchable database of nationwide and local union-sponsored scholarship awards.

Scholarships are an excellent source of financial aid because the money awarded does not have to be repaid.  However, scholarships are based on various criteria, usually involving academic or extracurricular achievement.  Therefore, it is important in exploring these opportunities to make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria for each scholarship for which you intend to apply.


Preparing to Apply

One of the very best ways to prepare for scholarship applications is to prepare a personal resume.
 

A personal resume would include information about your academic achievements, school activity involvement, extracurricular involvement, community service, church activities, work experience and any other relevant experiences.
 

By preparing such a resume you will be ready to meet any application challenge.  Resumes are also extremely helpful to selection committees as they work to choose the most qualified students for their awards.
 

Another great way to prepare is to identify teachers, counselors or community members who you would approach concerning a letter of recommendation.
 

Many teachers will be writing multiple letters, so allow them plenty of time to prepare a quality letter for you.

Providing that person with one of your resumes would also help them to write your letter.