Class of 2022, this packet contains many scholarships from various local organizations that have generously agreed to award scholarships to the Seniors of Bellevue East High School. Instead of competing nationally for most scholarships, you will compete with other seniors at East for the ones in this packet. You only complete one application but may apply for multiple scholarships.
Please keep in mind the QUALITY of your application is very important! The application must be completed on the computer then printed (NO written applications will be accepted). Be sure to proofread your application and correct all errors before submitting to Ms. Hadley.
Before you begin the application:
- Request a letter of recommendation from a teacher, sponsor, staff member, coach, pastor or supervisor. Provide the recommender with a copy of your resume at the time of your request. One letter of recommendation is required (unless otherwise stated). Allow at least TWO weeks for the letter of recommendation to be completed.
- Complete the application at www.bellevuepublicschools.org. Choose Bellevue East, Counseling, Scholarships, Bellevue Comprehensive Scholarship. Be sure to double check your application for spelling and grammar errors and have someone read your essays for clarity.
- Include an activities resume. Make sure you use the most up to date information.
- (I have also sent it to you in your personal email.)
To submit your application:
- Follow the instructions on the COVER SHEET to submit correct number of items. (There are two sections and each has a different requirement).
- Make sure all copies are signed by you and parent/guardian (if under 18).
- Your application WILL NOT be considered if missing documents. Please make sure all items are included and in the correct order. See cover sheet and scholarship list for reference.
- Submit application and all required materials by 3:45pm December 17, 2021 to Mrs. Hadley in the counseling office.
Scholarship Coordinator, BE Counseling Office
The following file contains the most current list of scholarships that we monitor each year for mention in our senior newsletters. Please follow Mr. Chudomelka on Twitter as well as check your schoology account for daily scholarship information. The attached list shows information about scholarships that were available last year. NOTE: The information and due dates contained in the list are SUBJECT TO CHANGE from year to year, so make sure you read the actual scholarship applications carefully. Most have a website, so visit the website for the most up-to-date information. With the changes with e FAFSA filing date, some colleges may adjust their admission and scholarship deadline dates. The list contains the most recent information we had about each scholarship.
For current students: In order to send a transcript to a college or for a scholarship, we need a release of information consent form on file signed by the parent/guardian or the student if over 18. Print and fill out the following form or download and fill out the form. Please sign and return to the counseling office... by mail, email (firstname.lastname@example.org), fax (402-827-8558) or bring to the Counseling Office (7:15am - 3:45pm).
If you have been out of school for more then 3 years, please contact Student Records (402-293-4026) for assistance.
Main Sources of Assistance
- Colleges/universities (general and departmental)
- FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid—determines eligibility for grants and student loans)
- Parents, grandparents, and students (savings, investments, loans, etc.)
Please note: If a scholarship asks for your credit card or requires you to pay to apply, do not apply!
Scholarships are Available to Students Based On
- Academics (class rank and cumulative GPA)
- Test scores (ACT and/or SAT)
- Community service/volunteer hours
- Participation in clubs, organizations, and athletics
- Ethnic backgrounds
- Health/disability issues
- Financial need (based on College Funding Estimator and FAFSA)
- Military status (active duty, retired, reserves, guard, ROTC—parents and grandparents)
College Planning Resources
Scholarships and Financial Aid Resources
A wealth of information regarding scholarships and financial aid is available via the Internet. These are some of the best web sites for obtaining information and forms:
The EducationQuest Foundation located in Rockbrook Village (11031 Elm St., Omaha, NE 68144; or call 402-391-4033) gives you the option to use a FREE scholarship search. Also, at www.educationquest.org you can use their FREE Scholarship Quest to find scholarships that may be of interest. They also offer FREE appointments for students & parents to help fill out and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). A new FAFSA worksheet should be available soon, but you cannot file until after October1st. The FAFSA is submitted via the Internet at www.FAFSA.ed.gov.
- Scholarship and college searches
- Financial aid questions and FAFSA assistance (Financial Aid Night held in fall of senior year; details emailed in August)
- College Funding Estimator (determines EFC or Expected Family Contribution which determines level of need)
Please note: you should NOT have to pay for any assistance in locating scholarships. If any company solicits you for money regarding locating available scholarships, please do not participate.
If you have any questions while filling out those scholarship applications, please feel free to stop by the counseling office for assistance. You can also reach us by phone at the 402-293-4151.
We are more than happy to postmark and mail your college applications, transcripts, test scores, and scholarship applications when they are ready. Be sure to fill out a records release form and return it to the counseling office. Without that, we cannot send your transcripts or test scores!
GOOD LUCK with your scholarship search!