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Financial Aid Resources

It’s never too early to begin looking for scholarships. You can start your search on free websites like Fastweb and the College Board. You may also be eligible for scholarships and grants specific to your college or university, and even some high schools will offer local scholarships and award them to college-bound students. When you find a scholarship for which you qualify, its application instructions should be included. For scholarships, you may need to write an essay. Be sure to pay attention to all the rules and guidelines, as well as any deadlines.

Most grants and loans simply require you to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is used to determine your financial need and can qualify you for need-based loans and grants. Seniors can apply for Federal Aid using the FAFSA after October 1st of their senior year at You will need your previous year tax information. Please see the FAFSA tab on the CHS Guidance page for more information. 


Students may apply beginning October 1 of their Senior year at

Please see the Creekside Guidance Bright Futures page for  more information regarding Bright Futures eligibility and policies.

Local, State, and National Scholarships

The following scholarships are local scholarships. They are organized by their deadline month.
October Scholarships
November Scholarships
December Scholarships
January Scholarships
February Scholarships
March Scholarships
April Scholarships
May Scholarships
June Scholarships
Scholarships for Military Families

Scholarship Search Engines

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Quest Bridge Scholarships

Quest Bridge – FOR JUNIORS –The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship gives outstanding low-income high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. College Prep Scholars are uniquely prepared to gain admission and full scholarships at top tier colleges through QuestBridge. The majority of College Prep Scholars are selected as Finalists for the QuestBridge National College Match program (see below)  – Application opens in August and specific deadlines apply each month after. For more information and application , see website below. Applicants must be Juniors who plan to apply for college in the Fall of their Senior year. Students must be US citizens or permanent residents, high school students who show academic achievement, financial need, and personal circumstances.

Quest Bridge- FOR Seniors– The Quest Bridge National College Match is designed to high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite economic challenges. College Match Scholarship Recipients are granted admission to one of QuestBridge’s partner colleges with a full, four-year scholarship worth over $200,000 each. Deadline- Sept 27th annually