A Cash for College workshop will assist you in filling out the FAFSA application.

The 2013 Performance–Based Cash for College Scholarship

The 2013 Cash for College Performance Based Scholarship is a $2,000 incentive scholarship recognizes the effort high school seniors took to apply for maximum financial aid at a Cash for College workshop, and by the March 2 Cal Grant deadline. Performance-Based means that in order to receive the scholarship, a student must maintain a 2.0 grade point average or better across all college courses for the semester/quarter; completing at least 6 credit hours/units for the semester/quarter.

How students were chosen for the 2013 Cash for College Performance Based scholarship?
Scholarship Recipient
-Is a high school senior (will graduate or have an graduation equivalent by Fall 2013); -Attended a 2013 Cash for College financial aid workshop;
-Successfully completed and submitted a workshop exit survey;
-Submitted the FAFSA or a California Dream Act Application and a school-verified Cal Grant GPA by March 2nd;
-Met income eligibility standards based on the 2013-14 Cal Grant A income criteria.
Was randomly selected to receive this scholarship from a pool of other high school seniors who attended a workshop and met the same criteria.

Recipients must meet the following requirements to receive an initial scholarship award:
-Graduate from a California high school;
-Enroll half-time (6 units) or more at an accredited, degree-granting, 2-year or 4-year post-secondary institution in the Fall of 2013. Your institution can be located anywhere in the United States.
-Pursue either an Associate’s (2-year) Degree or a Bachelor’s (4-year) Degree.
-Vocational schools or technical schools are not qualifying institutions for this scholarship.
-Vocational courses which lead to an Associate’s degree at -California Community Colleges do qualify for this scholarship.

Other Requirements for this scholarship?
-Stay enrolled at least half-time in college, and maintain a 2.0 GPA to receive the full $2,000 scholarship. You won’t get paid all at once, but in three payments, based on staying enrolled half-time and maintaining a 2.0 GPA.
-On May 29, 2013 at 4:00 PM, we are holding a virtual, online orientation about your scholarship. There may be other online orientations provided, or in person orientations in your area, if this first date does not work. Event login details are provided at our claim site.
-You must also attend a Fall or Winter workshop or event (either online or in person) for assistance in applying for maximum financial aid in college.

For information about the 2013 Cash for College Performance Based Scholarship:

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