Financial aid & scholarships
You MUST complete and submit a FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid - as soon as possible after December 1, 2024. This is the only way to apply for federal student aid for college or career school - and for most state and institutional aid. Financial aid offices use information from the FAFSA to determine if you are eligible to receive federal student aid (grants, loans, and work-study programs). Be SURE to file a FAFSA even if you think you won't qualify so you won't be locked out of monetary awards. If you aren’t sure you qualify for the FAFSA, you may need to fill out a TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid). Come by the counselor’s office for help with either one.
Go to FAFSA to apply online. If you would like to have a FAFSA worksheet before going online to apply, pick one up in the counselors' office. Check the calendar of events for district and school financial aid workshops.
If you find FAFSA confusing, you are not alone. Help can be found in the SGHS Counselors' offices or you can take a look at the FAFSA produced instructional video.
For more information on financial aid, check out GISD Financial Aid page.
Below are links to counselor recommended websites for scholarships:
- GISD CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS
- Big Future
- Career One Stop
- CCS Profile
- Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation
- College Board's Scholarship Search
- Communities Foundation of Texas
- EIF Scholarship List
- Horatio Alger Association
- Ron Brown Scholar Program
- Scholarships for college: Going Merry
- Stand Out College Prep Scholarship
- USDA Department of Agriculture