Friday, February 4, 2011

Every Penny Counts!

Have you finished your FAFSA?  If you have, Tusculum is usually one of the first to send out Financial Aid Packages to students and families.  We know this is a very valuable component in your decision making process and try to get it in your hands as soon as we can.  We even call each student to make sure you received your package and understand it.  If you receive this letter and have any questions, go ahead and call your counselor and we’ll be glad to explain it in more detail.  

This is also the time to apply for outside scholarships! Your high school guidance office is a great resource for these awards. You can also search online at In fact, here are some details on a new outside scholarship, if you are looking for an extra $10,000.


GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applications
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation, in cooperation with General Electric (GE), has launched a new scholarship program in the president's honor which will provide $10,000 for twenty college-bound high school seniors. The renewable award gives students the potential to accrue $40,000 over four years to use toward the pursuit of a bachelor's degree.
Successful candidates should display exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship in all aspects of life.
"Like President Reagan, candidates use their formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities," writes Erin Korsvall, program officer of the scholarship program.
In addition, candidates must:
  • Be nominated by an eligible community leader (eligible leaders include high school principals, elected officials, or directors of nonprofit organizations)
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Graduate from high school in winter 2010 or spring 2011
  • Use the funds disbursed by the scholarship program for tuition, room, and board while pursuing a bachelor's degree at an accredited U.S. college or university in Fall 2011
According to the award website, "GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars are among America’s foremost young leaders who personify the values that President Reagan took to Washington and inspired a nation with three decades ago. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve and pursue a life of progress, both individually and for their communities."
To apply or learn more about the program, visit the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship website. Applications are due no later than March 18, 2011.

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