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Local Scholarship Handbook

Each year local clubs, organizations, and businesses offer scholarships to deserving JFK Students.  In the Local Scholarship Handbook, you will find the General Application that can be submitted for most local scholarships.  Some scholarships may require a different application than the one in this booklet or have special requirements such as mailing the application to a specific location with a different deadline.  You may apply for as many local scholarships for which you are eligible.  You must turn in a separate application for each local scholarship you want to be considered for to the JFK Counseling Office.  Additional local scholarships may become available throughout second semester. They will be sent out to seniors via Remind.  As they become available, Mrs. Carson will e-mail them to students as requested.

Completed General Application Local Scholarship applications are due to the Counseling office by 3:00 p.m. on or before
Friday, February 2nd, 2024.

Seniors file the FAFSA/CADAA by April 2nd, 2024 using your 2022 Tax Return Information!

Last year, AB 469 was passed. The legislation requires all California seniors complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or to complete an application for the California Dream Act (CADAA).

FAFSA Application Information:

FAFSA is an acronym that stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Colleges and universities use this form to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. Therefore, even though the FAFSA is technically the application for federal aid, you have to fill it out to receive state and college-sponsored financial aid as well. If you're hoping for any government or school financial aid for college, you should file a FAFSA.

How does the FAFSA determine your eligibility for financial aid? The FAFSA is used by the US Department of Education to calculate your Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, for college. Your EFC is a dollar amount that reflects how much you can afford to pay for college for the following academic year. The lower your EFC, the more aid you're eligible to receive. Your EFC is determined based on income, assets, and other household information you'll be asked to provide on the FAFSA

CADAA Application Information:

The California Dream Act allows undocumented students, DACA recipients (valid or expired), U Visa holders and students under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), who qualify for a non-resident exemption under Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540), Senate Bill 2000 (SB 2000) and Senate Bill 68 (SB 68), to receive certain types of financial aid such as: private scholarships funded through public universities, state administered financial aid, university grants, community college fee waivers, and Cal Grants. In addition, the California Dream Act, allows eligible students to pay in-state tuition at any public college in California. Students who live in California and meet the eligibility requirements for a non-resident exemption, as well as students who have a U Visa or TPS status, can use the California Dream Act application (CADAA). Similarly, students without Social Security Numbers or students who have lost DACA status (or never applied for DACA), may still be eligible. The full language of the law and eligibility requirements is stated in CA Education Code 68130.5.

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