Scholarships and Financial Aid



Scholarship Name Description Due Date
Horatio Alger Scholarship This scholarship is available to Illinois seniors who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education, and a desire to contribute to society. Applicants must be citizens of the US and maintain a GPA of 2.0. Applicants must apply online at: 10/25/17
Hagan Scholarship Foundation Applicants must be high school seniors, citizens of the US, have a GPA of 3.50 or higher, must score 23 or higher on ACT or 1200 or higher on SAT, must enroll at an eligible four year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation. Must work 240 hours in the twelve months prior to the start of each academic year of college. Must complete the FAFSA in 2017. EPC must be less than $6,500. For more information, including the scholarship application, please visit 11/15/17
Community Bankers Association Of Illinois This scholarship is available to all Illinois high school seniors. A one page, double-spaced essay is required. A tour of a local community bank and an interview with a bank officer is recommended. A transcript is not required. This scholarship must be returned to the guidance office before the due date. More information is available in the guidance office or online. 1/26/18
Mediacom Wold Class Scholars Scholarship This scholarship is offered to graduating high school seniors who live in the North Central Division of Mediacom. A 400-500 word essay and recommendations from two current teachers are required. More information and applications are available in the PTHS guidance office or online at: 2/16/18
Neil Knauer Scholarship This scholarship is open to all graduating seniors from a high school in Livingston County. Criteria for this scholarship includes documentation of C+ or better GPA, involvement in hunting or interest in wildlife conservation, involvement in extracurricular activities (school or other), community service, and be a US citizen. Also required is an essay of no more than 500 words. Counselors must provide required information on the application so scholarships must be returned to your counselor prior to March 3. 3/3/18

Financial Aid Information

Topic Resource
Fill out the FAFSA
FAFSA Step-by-Step FAFSA Step-by-Step
FSA ID (username and password for FAFSA) Creating and Using FSA ID
Determining which parent’s info to report on the FAFSA Who is my “parent” when I fill out the FAFSA
How aid is calculated (including link to detailed EFC info)
Student Aid Reports Evaluating Financial Aid Award Letters
Types of Aid
Federal Grant Programs Federal Grant Programs
Federal Loans Why Get a Federal Loan
Federal Loan Programs Federal Loan Programs
Student Direct Loan Basics Direct Loan Basics