All local scholarships are posted on students' Naviance accounts!Live in Ashland, but not an AHS student with a Naviance account? Find scholarships here!
Here's how to find them!
1. Go to Naviance
2. Log in. If you have trouble, see your counselor and we an have your password reset. If you are a parent and you want your own access to your child's account, reach out to your child's counselor and we can get you your own access!
3. Click on "Colleges" at the top of the page.
4. Click on "Scholarship List" on the top right of the page.
5. Choose "Local & Regional Scholarships" on the top of the page.
Any local scholarship that students are able to apply for that we receive will be posted here. The scholarships are sortable by deadline!
(See also Financial Aid)Scholarships are awarded by civic groups, charitable organizations, foundations, corporations and others who believe in the importance of a good education. They realize earning a college education is an expensive proposition, and wish to offer financial support to those who demonstrate the ability and desire to build a successful future. Some award scholarships on merit alone. Perhaps those receiving scholarships today will one day be in a position to pay it forward.
Scholarships are not just for those at the top of the class academically. Check each scholarship application, as the criteria for who can apply varies widely. Through the individual essay, students can convey goals and interests in a way that will give the reviewers the confidence to know this student is serious about reaching his or her potential through higher education.
Each year, millions of scholarship dollars go unused simply because students did not apply! Parents generally have a keener sense of what it takes to finance a college education than their students might, so we advise parents to take an active role in encouraging their child to pursue scholarship opportunities. There is no limit to the number of scholarships a student can receive, so do not hesitate to apply to all for which you are eligible.
Finding ScholarshipsThe scholarships available through the Counseling Department are just the tip of the iceberg. There are several free sites that help students and families find a broader, number of scholarships: