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OLIVER AMES SCHOLARSHIPS
Oliver Ames has many scholarships specifically for their students.  Read each description carefully and follow the directions.  Try to personalize your letters or essays accordingly.  Contact Mrs. Smock in the School Counseling Office with any questions.  
 
OA Scholarships Descriptions 2020

APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS HERE

Scholarship Forms
The following scholarships require an additional form to be filled out and submitted with your letter.  Find them below.
34 THE CHRISTINE M. LOEBER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
36 THE MICHAEL F. MAGUIRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
38 THE ALICE M. MAYNE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
63 THE EASTON EDUCATORS’ ASSOC. SCHOLARSHIP
74 THE OLIVER AMES FOOTBALL CHEER SCHOLARSHIP
77 THE OLIVER AMES HIGH SCHOOL ROBOTICS BOOSTERS SCHOLARSHIP
89 THE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP - GEORGE S. SHEPARD POST 7
90 THE COLTON-KHOO SCHOLARSHIP
92 THE EASTON CHARITABLE TRUST
96 THE EASTON GRANGE 196 SCHOLARSHIP
98 THE EASTON LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP(S)
102 EASTON WOMEN OF TODAY SCHOLARSHIP
106 THE NORTH EASTON SAVINGS BANK SCHOLARSHIP
110 WORLD WAR MEMORIAL VOCATIONAL GRANTS


APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid. FAFSA is the application used by nearly all colleges and universities to determine eligibility for federal, state and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.
 
The CSS PROFILE is required by some private colleges and universities to determine eligibility for non-government financial aid, such as the institution's own grants, loans and scholarships. Click HERE for an FAQ about the CSS PROFILE
 
The biggest differences between the CSS PROFILE and the FAFSA are:
  • Submission dates: The CSS PROFILE and FAFSA both can be submitted in the fall.
  • Specific questions: The CSS PROFILE contains questions specific to the school or program you're applying to; FAFSA contains the same questions for everyone.
  • Different methodology: The CSS PROFILE determines your financial need differently than the FAFSA, taking into account such factors as whether your family owns a home. In general, the CSS PROFILE asks for more detailed information than FAFSA.
  • Minimum student contribution: The CSS PROFILE requires this; the FAFSA doesn't.
  • Greater reliance on professional judgment: The CSS PROFILE gives financial aid counselors greater freedom to grant aid based on a student's particular circumstances.
  • Cost: CSS PROFILE costs $25 plus $16 for each school or scholarship program selected; the FAFSA, as the name implies, is free.
  • To access the CSS PROFILE click HERE
HELP IN COMPLETING FINANCIAL AID FORMS
FAFSA DAY 
FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a College Goal Sunday Program, is a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.    

The Massachusetts Educational Financial Authority (MEFA) is a non-profit organization that strives to make college more accessible and affordable for Massachusetts students and families. MEFA helps families, plan, save and pay for college.

Brockton College Planning Center
Open to students of all ages and income levels, our Brockton Center offers guidance on college selection and financing, managing money, college guidebooks and resources, and career planning services. We also partner with the Massachusetts Career Information System, built by the Massachusetts Division of Employment and Training (DET).

As part of the Federal TRIO Program’s Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC), we focus on providing low-income, first-generation students with assistance in their pursuit of postsecondary education opportunities.

Brockton College Planning Center
231 Main Street, Suite R (Point your GPS to 27 Belmont St for the entrance)
Brockton MA, 02301
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866.891.4716 or brockcpc@asa.org
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Please print and complete this form before your first visit. Students will need a parent or guardian’s signature.

OTHER SCHOLARSHIP LINKS
 LendEDU - New search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.
FASTWEBSearch for scholarships for college students with our free matching service for scholarships. Also learn about financial aid and student loan options to find money to pay for college.

College Board’s Scholarship Search engine partners with over 2,200 programs and has a number of filters to help you narrow down your options.  You can enter personal and academic information to find scholarships for which you’d qualify or you can search for scholarships by type. Some scholarships honor academic achievement, while others prioritize students involved in certain activities.
Cappex - https://www.cappex.com/
Chegg - http://www.chegg.com/
CollegeNet - https://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app
Naviance – https://connection.naviance.com
Peterson’s - https://www.petersons.com/
Scholarship Monkey - http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/
Unigo - http://www.scholarshipmonkey.com/

 MORE INFORMATION
How Much College Can You Really Afford?: https://www.fidelity.com/viewpoints/how-much-college-can-you-afford
What Your Family Can Afford For College : https://www.mykidscollegechoice.com/2017/05/09/what-can-your-family-afford-for-college/
What To Know About Financial Aid: https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/education/edlife/what-you-dont-know-about-financial-aid-but-should.html
Will My Admission Chances Increase If I Do Not Apply for Aid? http://time.com/money/4435764/boost-financial-aid-college-admission/