Scholarships and grants
Scholarship information is now available in the Naviance system, accessible on the Garland ISD website.
From the GISD Naviance page, please choose "North Garland" from the drop down menu, and log into Naviance.
Your Naviance login and password is the same as your current GISD computer login.
Please use your student ID (including the "S") and your NPIN.
Available in Naviance:
Not sure what you want to do after high school?
The "About Me" tab has tools to help.
- Strength Explorer - take an assessment to see where your strengths are, then see related career pathways.
- Cluster Finder - Find career clusters that match your interests and personality.
- Start your resume.
What Education do I need to get that job I want?
Find more information in the "Careers" tab.
- Find related majors for each career.
- Check out videos of leaders in their field in Roadtrip Nation.
What college would be a good fit for me?
The "Colleges" tab has everything you need in one place.
- SuperMatch college search allows you to narrow colleges by what is important to you.
- Links directly to college websites for the most accurate information.
Also in Naviance:
Ability to request transcripts through Naviance and which colleges will be visiting North Garland High School.
Top TEN tips for winning scholarships
1. Apply if you are eligible. Read all the scholarship requirements and directions carefully. Make sure you are eligible before you send in your application.
2. Complete the application in full. If a question does not apply to you, note that on the application. Do not leave a question blank. Be sure to supply all additional supporting materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, and essays.
3. Follow directions. Provide everything that is required. However, do not supply things that are not requested -- you could be disqualified.
4. Neatness counts. Always type your application, or if you must print do so neatly and legibly. Make a couple of photocopies of all the forms before you fill them. Use the copies as working drafts as you develop your application packet.
5. Write an essay that makes a strong impression. The key to writing a strong essay is to be personal and specific. Include concrete details to make your experience come alive: the who, what, where, and when of your topic. The simplest experience can be monumental if you honestly present how you were affected. Ask your English teacher to check your essay.
6. Watch all deadlines. To help keep yourself on track, impose your own deadline that is at least two weeks prior to the official deadline. Use the buffer time to make sure everything is ready on time. Do not rely on extensions -- very few scholarship providers allow them at all.
7. Make sure your application gets where it needs to go. Put your name on all pages of the application. Pieces of your application may get lost unless they are clearly identified.
8. Keep a back-up file in case anything goes wrong. Before sending the application, make a copy of the entire packet. If your application goes astray, you will be able to reproduce it quickly.
9. Give it a final 'once-over'. Proofread the entire application carefully. Be on the lookout for misspelled words or grammatical errors. Ask a friend, teacher, or parent to proofread it as well.
10. Ask for help if you need it. If you have problems with the application, do not hesitate to call the funding organization.
11. It is also important to make sure your letters of recommendation are addressed to the organization whose scholarship you are applying for and that they are current.