The FAFSA is used to determine student financial aid eligibility. Here are five things you should know before submitting yours (or your child's).
Are you heading to college in the fall? With some time and effort, you can reduce your costs by earning free scholarship money that doesn’t need to be repaid. Here are two college scholarship opportunities worth considering in 2020:
Dupaco college scholarship
The Dupaco RW Hoefer Foundation College Scholarship Program will award 20 $2,000 nonrenewable scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year.
The school you plan to attend will determine which scholarship is right for you:
- Four-Year College/University Scholarship Program: Ten $2,000 scholarships for first-time, full-time incoming freshmen who will attend an accredited four-year college or university to earn an undergraduate degree.
- Community College/Trade School Scholarship Program: Ten $2,000 scholarships for first-time, incoming students who will attend an accredited community or technical college or trade school to earn a degree or certificate.
Applicants are awarded based on educational merit, employment, extracurricular activities, community involvement, financial need and a written essay or video.
“Dupaco sees higher education as an investment in the future,” said Foundation board member Bob Hoefer. “By making this money available, we hope to help make the dream of attending college a reality for these students.”
How to apply
To learn more and apply, go to dupaco.com/scholarships.
The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. (CT) Wednesday, Feb. 26, and winners will be notified by Friday, April 10.
Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarship
The Iowa Credit Union Foundation offers Warren A. Morrow Memorial Scholarships to credit union members pursuing post-secondary education.
There are two scholarship categories:
- High School Scholarship: Designated for high school seniors planning to enter college in 2020.
- Post-High School Scholarship: Designated for individuals entering or attending an accredited undergraduate, graduate or vocational program in 2020.
How to apply
To apply for the essay-based scholarship, click here. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 7.