Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid

Scholarships, Grants and Financial Aid

Scholarships

A scholarship is a monetary award given to a student who meets a certain criteria to pay for college or post-secondary education. The criteria varies by scholarship, but is usually based on GPA, SAT/ACT test scores, community involvement, area of study, personal essays/essay prompts, and financial need.

Scholarship Resources

Frederick High School counselors have worked hard to compile a list scholarships on Naviance. There are different types of scholarships such as; national, state, local, district, high school, and college specific. While all scholarships are great, we really emphasize that students focus on the SVVSD Local Scholarships and the Carbon Valley Scholarships (formally Tri-town Scholarships) as the applicant pool is smaller and the chances of being awarded are higher. FHS counselors are here to help you apply for scholarships! We also love to hear when you are awarded scholarship money; that way we can brag about you! Please let your counselor know about money awarded! NOTE: We do not recommend that you pay for any scholarship search services.

2021 SVVSD Local Scholarship Packet

The 2021 SVVSD Local Scholarship Packet is now available. Please take the time to review ALL of the supporting documents BEFORE applying for any scholarships! Reach out to your counselor if you have further questions after reviewing all the application instructions!

  1.  Information OverviewEnglish/Spanish
  2.  Application Instructions Video
  3.  Scholarship List (PDF)
  4.  General Application for Section 1
  5.  Scholarship Application Tips

2021 Carbon Valley Scholarships

The Carbon Valley Scholarship Packet is not yet available. We will update this section as soon as it is.

Grants

Grant money is awarded based on financial need with less academic criteria than scholarships. Many, but not all grants ask for proof of financial need. This can be shown by following the grant’s specific requirements, and sometimes through the FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR).

Federal Grant Programs Fact SheetEnglish/Spanish

Please reach out to your counselor about specific needs and questions about the grant you are applying for. We recommend that all FHS students apply for and use the Bright Futures and College Opportunity Fund grants. See important links and information below.Important information:

Bright Futures logo

Bright Futures: Set up as a workforce development fund, the Weld County Bright Future Grant Program is a tuition assistance program for Weld County high school graduates, GED recipients and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans and is funded by donations from taxpayers who receive tax incentive payments or credits for their contribution.

Step 1: Missed the Mandatory Senior Meeting? View the presentation here!

Step 2: You will need your State ID Number. Please ask your counselor for this number.

Step 3: Apply

COF logo

College Opportunity Fund (COF): Created by the Colorado Legislature, provides a stipend to eligible undergraduate students. The stipend pays a portion of your total in-state tuition when you attend a participating college.

WUE logo

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): A program that helps reduce out-of-state tuition for students wanting to attend college in the western states.

Federal Student Aid

After scholarship and grant money, the remaining tuition balance is up to the student to pay out of pocket. While some students and families have the funds to pay the balance out of pocket, many do not. To pay the remaining tuition balance, students can take out loans from the federal government.Federal Student Aid Resources

Loans must be repaid at a later date; typically six months after college graduation. There are many different repayment plans available. Your college’s financial aid office can answer questions about your specific loan options.

Important Information:
Guidance on how to complete the FAFSA via Collegeboard:

Paying for College Essentials