Perryton High School
Senior Scholarship and Information Guide
The purpose of this notebook and the Perryton High School scholarship website is simply to provide a GUIDE for senior students and their parents.
The scholarships contained in this guide are ones that have actually come through the Counselor’s office, but there are NUMEROUS additional scholarships out there. Many scholarships go unrewarded because there are no qualified applicants.
Please use the internet to your advantage!
Research is done each year for additions, deletions, and/or changes to the material in this guide in order to keep it up to date. There is much more information on various websites that cannot possibly be covered in this guide. An abundance of information can be found on university websites; so when you decide where you might want to apply, research the website for that university. Listed below are a few things of interest that you can check if you are interested.
• Texas has a Common Application for Admission to all public universities in the state of Texas. Several other states have now developed a Common Application for their particular state, but not all schools in that state will accept the Common Application. Please check to see if you need to apply using the Common Application or a university-specific application.
• Tips for writing essays for admission and/or scholarships and/or resumes’ and what the individual committees place emphasis on.
• Information on admission requirements and “conditional or provisional admissions”. For example, if you are not accepted at a university based on their admission requirements, and you really want to attend that university…do not give up. You may be admitted to a “Gateway” program for that university, be reconsidered if you take summer courses, or be added to their wait list. The website will provide you with the steps that you need to take.
• Emphasis on what the admissions committee is looking for in an applicant.
For example: University A states that “high school grades carry the most weight in the admissions decision”. Therefore, you may score a 29 on your ACT, but if you have a low high school GPA, you may be placed under “conditional admissions” requirements. A high score on the ACT or SAT will not compensate for a noncompetitive GPA.
• Compare universities for the following:
Variety and options on housing and meal plans
Campus organizations and involvement
Degree programs offered
Resident or Non-resident status for tuition purposes. Many universities will offer ways in which the non-resident tuition cost can be waived or reduced.
University A may waive or reduce out-of-state tuition costs if you score a particular score on your ACT.
University B may waive or reduce out-of-state tuition costs if you reside in a state that borders the state that University B is in.
Loan and loan payment programs offered
State financial aid programs (instead of/in addition to Federal financial aid)
Scheduling campus visits and tours
All important deadlines for admissions, housing, scholarships, financial aid, etc.
Please do not rely upon this guide to be exact on deadlines. They may change from year to year and may not have been updated when this guide was printed.