See a list of scholarships on the right side of this page.  The intention is to provide seniors with a comprehensive list of all the scholarships we have received information on in the past.  Please understand that not all this information may be accurate as scholarship programs change from year to year, but it should be a good estimate of what will be available.

Applications for scholarships arrive throughout the year and are then placed in the scholarship file in the Student Services office. New scholarships are listed for two weeks in Daily Announcements.

School District of New Berlin students are excellent candidates for many of these scholarships and we encourage each of you to apply.  We want you to be successful candidates for these scholarships so if you need any help with applications, please see your counselor.

Finding Money for College

Scholarships

Tips for Seniors When Applying for Scholarships

  • Volunteer your services in your school and community.  Many scholarship applications are looking for this information.  Make your efforts sincere and unique whenever possible.
  • Compose a personal resume of your activities, accomplishments, and contributions to include with your application.
  • The application should always be neat and reflect a favorable impression at a glance.
  • When possible, have an English teacher review your essays.
  • Plan carefully the time you will need for an application.  You may need recommendations, transcripts, etc. that need advance notice.
  • When asking faculty for letters of recommendation, use the following guidelines:
    • Always ask the faculty member in person.
    • Follow up your verbal request with a written request that provides the deadline, to whom the recommendation should be addressed, a resume and any other information that may be useful in writing an appropriate recommendation for you.
    • Always give the person writing your recommendation at least a two week notice.
    • Thank this person as you may need their help again.
  • Any scholarships that are coordinated through the Student Service office should be in to your counselor at least one week before the scholarship deadline to assure they will be processed on time.
  • Do not turn in applications past a deadline.

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Six Signs a Scholarship Search Could Be a Scam

  • "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
  • "You can't get this information anywhere else."
  • "May I have your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
  • "We'll do all the work."
  • "The scholarship will cost some money."
  • You've been selected "by a national foundation to receive a scholarship" or "you're a finalist" in a contest you have never entered.

Always be cautious about sending money to a service that is guaranteeing that you will either receive a scholarship o r an application.   Often there is a catch to it, and/or many of the scholarships are already available free of cost.

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