• Scholarships

    Scholarships are considered gift aid. Scholarships can come from colleges and private organizations. They may be awarded for academic or athletic ability, interest in a certain subject, or volunteer work, for example. Some scholarships are given based on membership in an ethnic or religious group. Companies may also give scholarships to children of employees.


    DHS Scholarships:


    There are 27 DHS Scholarships which are only available to the DHS Senior Class. These scholarships are offered by individuals, families and partners in our community, and several scholarships award more than just one recipient. The criteria for receiving a scholarship varies from being need-based, merit-based, activity-based, service-based, and more.


    The applications for DHS Scholarships open on December 19th after the last final exam has been completed. Information will be sent on December 19th in the Senior Update giving directions on how to access these scholarships in Maia. Most scholarships will be due on March 1, unless otherwise noted. 


    If you have any questions about DHS Affiliated Scholarships, please contact Ms. Wiley, College Counselor and DHS Scholarship Co-Chair, at kwiley@dist113.org, or Ms. Saria, CCRC Specialist and DHS Scholarship Co-Chair, at csaria@dist113.org. 


    Most Commonly Used National Scholarship Websites:

    1.        Cappex
    2.        Chegg
    3.        College Board
    4.        College Greenlight
    5.        CollegeNET 
    6.        Fastweb
    7.        FinAid!
    8.        Maia
    9.        Niche 
    10.        Peterson's  
    11.        Raise Me
    12.        Scholarship Experts
    13.        Scholarships.com
    14.        StudentScholarships.org
    15.        Unigo


    Guidelines About Scholarships:
    1. You should never have to pay for a scholarship application!
    2. Fill out scholarship applications well in advance of the deadline. Some give priority to the order of receipt. 
    3. If the scholarship requires a transcript to be sent, you must order one online through Parchment.
    4. Financial need is considered for many, but certainly not all scholarships. 
    5. Apply for several scholarships. There are no guarantees you will receive one particular scholarship.
    6. Colleges may offer their own scholarships. Contact the college or go to their website for more information about the college you will be attending.