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FINANCIAL AID

FAFSA is the Free Application For Student Aid. This online form can be submitted October 1st of your student's senior year. Even if you do not qualify for federal aid for college, many scholarships require this form to be submitted in order to verify the parents income. You and your student will be required to open an account in order to complete this form. It is highly recommended that you consider taking the time to submit this form.

Midland College provides a free workshop to help with the FAFSA form regardless of where your student wants to attend college. Email: welcome@midland.edu for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS

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As local scholarship applications open they will be updated below. Other outside scholarship sites include:

Scholarships.com

FastWeb.com

CollegeBoard.com

GoingMerry.com

I highly encourage you to create an account with Goingmerry.com. Much like the CommonApp or Apply Texas, Going Merry only has you fill out essential information one time and populates that information onto scholarship applications. The website also tells you how long it will take to fill out the scholarship applications and which ones best match your profile.

Permian Basin Area Foundation

Online applications are open to seniors starting January of their senior year, and the deadline is usually the last day of March of their senior year. For a complete detailed listing of scholarships, please refer to their website.

Midland College Legacy Scholarship

Students planning on attending Midland College should apply early for this scholarship. Students will be required to meet the listed requirements on their website as well as complete 40 hours of community service from these organizations.

Society of Petroleum Engineers

Students who are planning on a career in the Petroleum Industry should apply for this scholarship. Forms are online and due by Friday, April 15th 2019.

Midland County Republican Women

Available to female seniors only with a B average or better. Link to application.

Texas Tech Alumni

Online application will be available March 2019. Last year Texas Tech Alumni Association awarded over $275,000 in scholarships to incoming freshman. www.texastechalumni.org

Sandhills Christian Youth Night

Application is due by December 21st, 2018. Must be available for interview on Saturday, January 5th, 2019. Seniors do not have to be associated with the rodeo to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. In 500 words or less, write about "What God is Doing in Your Life." Questions? Contact Shirley Johnson.

2019 Application

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship

The Charles, Lela and Mary Slough Foundation Scholarship awards students up to $5000 per year for a total of 5 years or upon the completion of a Bachelor's degree. The application opens January 1st and is due by April 1st.

Midland Gem and Mineral Society Scholarship

For students who will be majoring in a physical science or related field. Applications due March 25th, 2019.

2019 Application