Shannon Edwards, Career Counselor AHS & PHHS
Office Hours: 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. 
Atlee High School: Wednesdays/Thursdays and alternate Fridays
Patrick Henry High School: Mondays/Tuesdays and alternate Fridays


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Internet Searches

There are countless websites to search for financial aid and scholarship information. Although the guidance department will advertise all scholarships that we receive, students may wish to supplement these opportunities with a personalized scholarship search. You may want to begin your search with the Websites listed below.

Click on each web address to conduct an Internet search for financial aid or scholarships.

2019–2020 Senior Scholarship Application

The 2019–2020 senior scholarship application is now open for senior students to access. Completing the application will qualify seniors for scholarships provided by several area businesses and organizations through the AHS Scholarship Committee. Please note that the deadline to complete the application is on Tuesday, December 31 at midnight. Complete the application online.

Scholarship Scams

There are many free services and opportunities for scholarships. Students must take care not to be distracted by fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices. Here are a few quick tips to help avoid scholarship scams.

  • Most scholarships do not require an application fee. Beware of any program or service that requests a fee.
  • Don’t be distracted by official-sounding names and logos. If you have questions about an offer, see your school counselor or GRASP advisor.
  • Be cautious with announcements that you have been selected as a finalist in a contest that requires additional fees.
  • Legitimate scholarships are usually available through multiple avenues. Scholarship seekers should be wary of services that advertise exclusive offers not found elsewhere.
  • There is no one program or service that can guarantee that you will be awarded scholarships. Even refund guarantees may have strings attached.

Researching financial aid and scholarship opportunities requires time and patience. Students should approach scholarship searches as a long-term project by identifying eligibility and deadlines for opportunities. Students should always consult with their school counselor, GRASP advisor or college financial aid officer.

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