ARRIVE ALIVE CREATIVE CONTEST – This contest is open to graduating seniors who wish to send a message to their peers about the dangers of drinking and driving and the dangers of distracted driving.Submit essays, poems, paintings, videos, original songs, public service announcements, t-shirt designs, board games, drawings and more to qualify for prizes.First place winners receive a new laptop, second and third place winners receive a new iPad and all entrants receive fun prizes. This contest is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein.For a set of rules, go to www.arrivealivecreativecontest.com.The deadline for the contest is May 10, 2019.

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP.ORGThe following link will bring you to available scholarships being offered to Maine students.Visit www.studentscholarships.org for a list of scholarships.Newsletter is available for download at https://www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php.

MAINE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Create an account and have access to many different scholarships.Log in and sign up at https://mcfscholarships.fluidreview.com.

Financial Aid

Tuition Break gets you in-state tuition in another New England state if the major you want isn't offered at a Maine State University.

The Maine Community Foundation's Financial Aid Resource Page

Here's a loan calculator that will bring you in touch with the reality of what loans will cost over time

Early College for ME is for Maine students who are undecided about college, yet who have the potential to succeed in college. They also provide scholarships of up to $2,000 to a Maine community college—nearly half the cost of tuition. Scholarship recipients receive $500 for each semester of college. Our rep is Ms. McGurty who visits SHS regularly to assist students.

FAFSA - Where financial aid begins--CRUCIAL for all types of aid. Create your account and get your PIN number before January 1st and then file on or after January 1st. The resulting report is necessary for many scholarships including any local offerings.

Profile - Some private and/or competitive colleges require you to fill out the Profile, a more detailed financial aid form.

Fame - Provides free information on planning and paying for college (including info on special Maine-only programs), career preparation and financial education, including responsible borrowing.

MES - Provides products and services to Maine students and families who need assistance in financing their higher education. MES is an administrator and servicer of student loans and scholarships.

Pell Grants - Unlike a loan, it does not have to be repaid. Awarded usually only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.

US Gov - Uncle Sam has grants to apply for too. Don't miss out.

College Board- Big Future has got some good ideas about paying for college.