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Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Click the link below to access the FAFSA website (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):

FAFSA Website

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*SUBMIT TO Mr. Mendez, Mrs. Bryant, or your ELA teacher by March 2nd. 
 
RULES

The essay must be typed, and be:

  1. No more than two typewritten pages.
  2. Presented in 12 point font, either in Arial or Times New Roman.
ESSAY TOPICS

The student’s essay should describe one of the following topics (including their future plans and/or goals within any of the following essay topics is highly recommended):

  • How I Turned Failure Into Success at ____________ High School.
  • Why Does ____________ High School Work for Me?
  • Why ____________ High School is a Model School.
  • Each of us has a person, a day or an event that has changed our lives forever. Describe that person, day or event and explain why and how it/they have changed your life.
SCORING RUBRIC

10% — Grammar/Syntax/Spelling/Punctuation.
20% — Use of colorful, descriptive language that allows the reader to gain a clear picture of student’s thoughts, ideas and experiences.
20%  — Flow of essay showing continuity and good thought.
40%  — Addresses the topic in a clear and well-developed manner.
10% — Creativity.

ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS:
In essay form, please respond to the following question as is applicable to your situation and/or experience:
 
 How would receiving a PEP Scholarship help you in achieving your goals?
 
(SUBMIT to Mrs. BRYANT by Feb. 7th!!!)