WELCOME TO VOORHEES HIGH SCHOOL LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS WEBSITE FOR THE SENIOR CLASS
Each year Voorhees High School seniors are fortunate to receive a number of local scholarships through the generosity of various local clubs and organizations. Criteria vary but usually include some reference to financial status, academic performance, activities and/or major. Interpretation of these criteria is relative and depends entirely upon who is making the decision.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO Ms. Grilli-DeRobbio By FEBRUARY 3, 2020; late applications will not be accepted. If a scholarship lists a separate deadline, apply by that individual deadline
**Please make sure all copies and documents that are required are included with your applications before turning into Ms. Grilli-DeRobbio
*The scholarship listings in Sections A, B, and C are accurate to the best of our knowledge as of the current date, however scholarships may be discontinued and award amounts are subject to change*
***Scholarships that are bolded are currently available applications that can be completed and submitted for that individual deadline. Please do not apply for non bolded scholarships; as they become available, the application, award amount, & deadline will be posted
Instructions for Applying
Step 1: Read through all scholarships that you would like to apply for. Be sure to read the requirements of each scholarship carefully and apply.
Step 2: Complete the Local Scholarship Application for the scholarships that require it (with blue or black pen). The scholarship(s) that require this application will have it listed with that individual scholarship. Please note: financial need is based on the income information you provide on the Local Scholarship Application and supplemental information you provide. If you choose not to supply this information, you will be disqualified from all scholarships based on financial need.
Step 3: Applications will be posted as they are received, please continue to check back frequently.
Step 4: Complete a Local Scholarship Transcript Request form indicating each scholarship specifically requesting a transcript. This is listed in the Local Scholarship Application. The form is also listed here. Please pick up any transcripts needed for applications that you mail yourself from Mrs. Turkus in the Guidance Office. Please keep this form separate from any scholarship applications and turn it in to Mrs. Turkus the day you submit your scholarship applications.
Please note: some scholarships will indicate “academics” as a qualifier and will use the GPA rather than a transcript
Local Scholarships – Section A Instructions
Follow directions on the local scholarship application. All materials including cover sheet which is attached to the local scholarship application and include a list of activities (where applicable) for each scholarship. If the scholarship is asking about community service, please include a list of your activities.
Local Scholarships – Section B Instructions
The B Scholarships require the VHS LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION plus additional information as listed. The cover sheet is attached to the local scholarship application. Please ADD the supplemental material requested by the individual scholarship. This may include: necessary essays, copy of FAFSA, reference letter (indicate on the cover sheet what letter you want sent from Naviance), or other items required (staple the requested information together with a copy of your APPLICATION for each scholarship). If the scholarship is asking about community service, please include a list of your activities.
Local Scholarships – Section C Instructions
The scholarships below require supplemental applications. They are posted as they become available. Please check the website frequently for updates. Individual deadlines will be indicated. This may include deadlines in which you must mail materials directly to a scholarship sponsor. If the scholarship notes, “Return to Ms. Grilli-DeRobbio, ” please return it by the deadline listed. If a scholarship is asking about community service, please include a list of your activities.
- Please be sure to follow all directions for each scholarship.
Download the Local Scholarship List to see scholarships including criteria, award amounts (when available), additional deadlines/requirements (if required), and applications here:
- Keep a copy of the list of scholarships you have applied for. If you change your mind, please leave a note in Ms. Grilli-DeRobbio’s mailbox. Some scholarships are not decided until May. Students are responsible for gathering required recommendations. You can usually use a recommendation that was written for a college application. Students should arrange to obtain necessary transcripts with Guidance.