Attention! The Health Hero Scholarship is now live! In conjunction with OneBlood, West Orange HS SGA is awarding a total of $4,000 in scholarships to honorable students to aid their future at any post-secondary institution. Any West Orange HS Senior that donated blood at one of West Orange High School's blood drives this school year or last, has at least an unweighted 2.5GPA, and has been accepted into a college, university, or technical school is eligible to apply! More information is on the application, which is due May 1st! Students can click here for the application.
New scholarship opportunities have been posted on the WOHS Students Services Scholarship website including some for non-seniors! Be sure to bookmark this page: https://westorangehs.ocps.net/student_services/scholarships
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: If you're a student working to make an impact in your community but have been financially impacted by the pandemic, apply for an opportunity to receive a $5K Wells Fargo Student Impact Scholarship. More info here: http://bit.ly/wfimpact
The 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are open for submissions! Creative teens can submit work in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to receive up to $10,000 in scholarships. Click here to get started!
It's time to start paying attention!! The College Board is awarding $25 MILLION in scholarships over the next five years, beginning with the class of 2020. All students have to do is complete essential college planning steps, no application required. Click here for details.
What is Fastweb? Fastweb is the leading online resource in finding scholarships to help you pay for college. It is a free database that targets students based on strengths, interests and skills. Once a student signs up they will receive emails containing scholarships that match their profile. The student then needs to do the work and apply for that scholarship. Please remember, no scholarship is too small and multiple small scholarships really do add up! Go to http://www.fastweb.com!
Raise.me is a platform that helps 9-12th grade students prepare for college by earning scholarships for their achievements in high school. Over 150 colleges and universities have partnered with Raise.me, and award micro-scholarships for both academics and extracurricular activities. Have your child complete their profile online today.
Although it is not a requirement to graduate, community service hours are required for the Bright Futures Scholarship and are a positive addition to college applications. The community service process will be the same as last year. Click here to for more information and to download plan instructions. All students will need to complete a new form(s) for the current year. All summer community service hours need to be turned in to Student Services ASAP.
The Danniel J. Petro Scholarships in Partnership with the West Orange Foundation
This scholarship opportunity is provided through the West Orange Foundation, Inc. (WOF) and administrated by the West Orange Chamber of Commerce (WOCC). The scholarship fund was established to make it possible for eligible students from local high schools to further their education at Valencia College (any campus), Orange Technical College, or the University of Central Florida. The West Orange Foundation is able to fund the scholarships through the generous contributions of the Petro Family Foundation.
In order to qualify eligible senior students must:
-have a current GPA of 2.75 (either weighted or unweighted)
-apply to attend either Valencia, UCF or Orange Technical Colleges
Up to several student recipients may be awarded $1000 scholarships; the number of recipients will be dependent upon the amount of money available in the scholarship fund at the time of the award. Two student recipients will be awarded $2500 scholarships from the Petro Family Foundation.
Click here for complete details and to download the application.