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School Wide and Local Scholarships

Welcome to our school wide and local scholarship page. We believe in empowering our students to pursue their academic and career goals, and one way we support this is by providing information on school and local scholarships. Scholarships are invaluable opportunities for students to receive financial aid to further their education.

Using the link below, you'll find a comprehensive list of scholarships available within our school community and from local organizations. Whether you're a high school senior planning for college or a current student seeking financial assistance, we encourage you to explore these opportunities and take advantage of the resources available. Our goal is to help every student thrive academically and achieve their dreams, and scholarships play a vital role in making that possible. If you have any questions or need assistance navigating the scholarship application process, please don't hesitate to reach out to Mrs. Hanson. 

See a list of CURRENT AND LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS available this year.

County and State Wide Scholarships

As part of our commitment to providing students with access to valuable opportunities, we are pleased to offer information on county and state-wide scholarships. These scholarships are open to students across our region and provide financial assistance to support their educational endeavors. Whether you're pursuing higher education at a college, university or vocational institution, these scholarships can help alleviate the financial burden and make your dreams a reality.

We regularly update our list of county and state-wide scholarships to ensure you have access to the latest opportunities available. Be sure to check back frequently and take advantage of these resources to invest in your future. If you have any questions or need assistance with the application process, Mrs. Hanson is here to help. Don't miss out on these valuable opportunities to fund your education and achieve your goals!

See a list of COUNTY AND STATEWIDE SCHOLARSHIPS available this year. 

Community Foundation Scholarships

The Community Foundation’s Scholarship Program was established in 2000 by generous individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to ensure students can pursue their educational dreams. We administer a variety of scholarships for high school seniors and college students. The program awards more than 65 scholarships totaling over $420,000. All scholarships have individual criteria, deadline and requirements.  Chase your dreams!

Before applying, carefully review the information provided to ensure the scholarship is appropriate for you. This will give you a great start towards receiving a scholarship. 


Businesses and Organizations

Representative from school, local, county and state wide organizations were on hand last year we gave out over $240,000 in scholaships to THS students at our Annual Scholarship Night. If your organization would like to offer scholarship opportunities to THS students, please contact Laurel Hanson at  We would love to help you make a difference in the lives of our students.

Thank you!

Letter of Recommendations and Scholarship Essays

We're excited to support you on your journey toward higher education. As you navigate the scholarship application process, we understand that crafting compelling essays and securing strong letters of recommendation are crucial steps. That's why we wanted to provide you with valuable guidance and resources to help you succeed.

In the sections below, you'll find detailed information about writing effective scholarship essays and securing impactful letters of recommendation. From brainstorming topics to polishing your final draft, we'll walk you through every step of the essay writing process. Additionally, we'll provide tips on how to approach potential recommenders, what information to provide them, and how to ensure your letters of recommendation showcase your strengths and achievements.

We believe that every student has a unique story to tell and valuable qualities to highlight. By utilizing the resources and support available through our counseling services, you can maximize your chances of securing scholarships that will pave the way for your future success.

Scholarship Scam Warning Signs

While there are countless legitimate scholarships available to help fund your education, it's essential to be aware of potential scams that could jeopardize your financial well-being.

When evaluating scholarship opportunities, it's crucial to watch out for these common signs that indicate a potential scam:

  • Upfront Fees: Legitimate scholarships do not require any application fees. Be wary of scholarships that ask for payment to apply or receive funds.
  • Guaranteed Wins: If a scholarship claims that you are guaranteed to win or receive funds without any competition or evaluation process, it's likely too good to be true.
  • Unsolicited Offers: Be cautious of unsolicited emails, texts, or phone calls offering you scholarships that you didn't apply for. Legitimate scholarships typically require an application process initiated by the student.
  • Lack of Information: Scam scholarship offers often provide vague or minimal information about eligibility criteria, deadlines, or the organization offering the scholarship.
  • Pressure Tactics: Beware of scholarships that use high-pressure tactics to push you into applying quickly or providing personal information before you've had a chance to thoroughly research the opportunity.
  • Request for Personal Information: Be cautious if a scholarship application asks for sensitive personal information such as your Social Security number, bank account details, or credit card information.
  • Unprofessional Communication: Poor grammar, spelling errors, and unprofessional-looking websites or materials are red flags that the scholarship opportunity may not be legitimate.

By staying vigilant and carefully researching each scholarship opportunity, you can avoid falling victim to scams and focus on pursuing genuine opportunities to fund your education.  Please notify Mrs. Hanson should you suspect scams on any of the posted links.

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