Titan Tattler: Scholarship opportunities

Published 12:00 am Thursday, February 14, 2019

Now that a majority of Early Action college decisions have been released, many seniors are looking toward scholarships to help them in their educational transition. In order to be considered for Federal Student Aid, each student submits a FAFSA at the beginning of the year to determines their family’s estimated financial contribution; however, this amount is sometimes far more than they can handle, so they require outside help. The Student Services department at West works hard to ensure that every student is made aware of top-notch scholarships by compiling them into an accessible list located on the West Forsyth website. Seniors, I urge you to use this extremely helpful resource. In the meantime, here a just a few of the noteworthy opportunities you can find on the scholarship page.

The West Forsyth Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will be awarding two $500 scholarships to one male and one female West Forsyth senior. To qualify for this scholarship, students must be PTSA members by March 29. In order to be considered, go to students services and fill out an “I want to be considered” form by the aforementioned date.

The Mason H. Hunter Vocational Educational Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Mason H. Hunter, who passed away unexpectedly in March. In order to be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must have graduated from or be a current senior at West Forsyth, plan to enroll in a community college and be active in community service or extracurricular activities. The $2,500 award will be given to a student looking to further their vocational or occupational education. The application deadline is March 27, and more information can be found on the Clemmons Foundation website.

The Winston-Salem Foundation uses a “one-stop” scholarship application to enter students into consideration for all of its many scholarships. Some awards are renewable, whereas others are only valid for one school year. The application is already open and can be found on the Winston-Salem Foundation website. It must be fully completed and submitted by April 1 in order to be considered for most merit-based scholarships.