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WSA COLLEGE SEARCH PAGE

Step By Step Process For College Search

 

 

WSA 2017 SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PDF FORMAT    

WSA 2017 SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION MS WORD FORMAT

Two $500 awards.  One boy and one girl recognized at the Annual WSA Recognition Night. 


ATTENTION COLLEGE COACHES!

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ATTENTION PLAYERS!

** NEW 2017 ** VISIT THE NEW COLLEGE FIT FINDER PAGE (update your player profile here)

See scholarship list below, including FAFSA forms.  Opportunities to help pay for college!  Pay attention to deadlines!


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

OSA College Scholarship Awarded Annually - Deadline March 31st

GCSA College Sholarship Application Awarded Annually -- Deadline June 1st

WSA Senior Scholarship Application Awarded Annually to WSA Senior Boy & Girl -- Deadline June 1st

Gates Millenium Scholars for Minorities -- Deadline, Jan 11th

Dell Scholars Program Scholarship For Determination/Low Income

Free Application for Federal Studen Aid FAFSA APPLICATION

Federal Pell Grant Application (low income) $5,550 Does not need to be repaid

Coca-Cola Senior Scholarship 3.0 GPA Required Deadline Oct 31 Senior Year

Horatio Alger Association Scholarship for Financial Need Students

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship - Deadline Oct 1 Senior Year

Do Something Easy Scholarships - Deadlines Vary


 

COMPLETE GUIDE FOR THE COLLEGE SEARCH FOR WSA PLAYERS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

 

I. Contact schools with a letter of interest including the following:

  1. Cover Letter (see examples provided)

    1. How to Write a Sample Letter & Sample Letter One Click Here
    2. Sample Letter Two Click Here Generic Letter PDF 
  2. Your player resume (see examples of templates provided below -- download and edit w/ your information): 

    1. Player Profile Template (download blank resume sample to fill in)
    2. Dustin Suelle (download Dustin’s sample resume MS Word/Editable)
    3. Chris Hansmann (download Chris’s sample resume MS Word/Editable)
    4. Jonathan Evans (download Jon’s sample resume MS Word/Editable)
    5. Generic WSA Player Profile Template (download in MS Word/Editable)
  3. A letter of recommendation or phone call from your club coach, DOC, or high school coach. 

  4. ACT/SAT TEST SCORES  (www.4Tests.com - Your Free Online Practice Exam Site!
    OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT

    a. These two items are required before any "Official" visits may take place during Senior year & normally before any official scholarship offer can be made.  
  5. Emailing College Coaches

    a. Emailing A College Coach -- What Should be Included Click Here
    b. Sample Email Click Here 
     

II. Follow up letters with an email or phone correspondence within 5-7 days to make sure the school has received your letter and profile.

III. Provide/Email Your College Showcase Schedule your schools’ coaches so they can watch you play (See Emailing Coaches above). 

IV. Make sure ODP, club, or HS coach contacts your school’s coach. 

V. Keep a file folder of all the schools you’ve contacted, their responses, the dates contacts were made, etc….

VI. Research the school’s you are interested in – Be Ambitious – Be Realistic!! Be Proactive!!

VI. Set up College Visits at the schools you are most interested in.  Junior year visits are "unofficial" and unlimited.  Senior year 5 "official visits" allowed.

VII. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- Submit after Jan 1st of your senior year to apply for Federal Student Aid.
         Click Here to Forecast or Estimate Your FAFSA Award

         APPLY FOR FEDERAL AID HERE (note you will need this year’s tax returns)

VII. National Letter of Intent:  Early Signing First Wednesday in February Annually -  Latest Signing – August 1st

  • Signing a national letter of intent means you embark on an agreement with all NLI schools that you are no longer eligible for recruiting from other NLI schools.  It is also accompanied by the school’s financial commitment to you, which is guaranteed for one year (and you get a pic).  

  • National Letter of Intent is operated through the SEC (Southeast Conference).  You can  direct NLI questions to the SEC Office (205) 458 3013 or www.national-letter.org.

  • There are penalties for signing and then choosing another institution.

VI. Eligibility NCAA:  These standards are set by the NCAA and checked by the NCAA Clearinghouse.  GPA, SAT and/or ACT requirements are also a part of eligibility.  You can go to www.ncaa.org to download the requirements. 

  • If you do not meet the requirements a waiver may be filed by an NCAA institution on your behalf and the NCAA academic committee will consider “objectively” your complete academic background. CLICK BELOW FOR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR NCAA:

                                                                      

VII. NCAA Clearinghouse: YOU MUST BE CLEARED BY THE CLEARINGHOUSE!  You can either pick up a Clearinghouse form at your counseling office, or you can register online at

www.ncaaclearinghouse.net.

BEGIN THE CLEARINGHOUSE PROCESS ASAP DURING YOUR SENIOR YEAR!

VIII. Eligibility NAIA:  A prospective applicant must have at least two of the following:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA in 13 core courses

  • SAT of 860/ ACT 18

  • Be in the top 50% of graduating class

IX. Eligibility NCAA D-III: Determined by the institution.  Typically D-III schools have higher standards.  NO ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS!  BUT… ask me about the magical money coaches find…..

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