•  There are 3 types of scholarships that students can apply for:

      • Institutional Scholarships- these scholarships come directly from the colleges that a student is applying/accepted into. All colleges list their scholarships on their individual website. The best way to find these is through a google search. Ex. “UNCW scholarships” “Davidson College scholarships”. These scholarships might require a separate scholarship application or may be provided automatically with acceptance.

      • Local Scholarships - these scholarships specific to SVHS, Union county, and our surrounding community. Most local scholarships start arriving in January through the Spring.

      • Private/Website scholarships - these scholarships are found through different websites such as the ones listed below.

    Focus most of your time looking for institutional and local scholarships and leave the website scholarship search for last!


      Check out the scholarship tab in Naviance for a complete overview of criteria and eligibility for local, private
      and institutional scholarships.


    Tips for Finding Scholarships 

    Scholarship Websites:

    Major Scholarships

    Some universities have competitions to select students for full-ride scholarships. These are highly competitive. At Sun Valley, students apply to be considered as the SVHS school nominee. Students complete an application and our school scholarship committee, consisting of school counselors, an administrator, and teachers review the applications of students and choose our school nominee(s). The student(s) selected as our school nominee then applies directly to the institution for the larger competition. Below are links to the applications of the individual scholarships. Please note the deadlines are designed to allow time for our scholarship committee to meet and review the student applications. These deadlines are final. No exception. Some of the scholarships allow students to self-nominate if they are not chosen as their school's nominee. Please see the individual scholarship websites for more information. Feel free to contact Ms. Valerie Arias with any questions.

    If you want to be the Sun Valley High School Nominee for one of these scholarships, check the links below!