Financial Aid & Scholarship Information
Searching for scholarships is an ongoing process that begins in the junior year and students are encouraged to be active in this search. The HHS school counseling office receives many scholarships annually and all are posted in Naviance. If students and families have questions about a scholarship, they should reach out to their school counselor.
- Local Scholarships - Annually local businesses and organizations offer scholarships to our seniors. Local scholarships are only available to HHS seniors. Students must apply for these local scholarships using the forms available in Naviance. The application period typically runs through mid-April. Criteria varies by scholarship, as does the actual application. Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply for all of the local scholarships that they meet the criteria for. Some of the local scholarships are awarded at our annual Senior Awards night in early June.
- Area Scholarships - New Jersey organizations and businesses annually offer scholarships to area high schools for their graduating seniors. These are received by our school counseling office and posted on the Naviance website. Criteria varies by scholarship, as does the actual application.
- National Scholarships - National scholarships are available annually and are posted on the Naviance Website.
There is a great deal of information to be found on the internet. Students and their parents/guardians have found the following websites helpful in their scholarship search.
New Jersey Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA) has prepared a Student Loan Guide to be distributed to New Jersey high school students:
RaiseMe is a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low income and first-generation students. Rather than waiting until the end of high school to earn scholarships, which is often too late to impact a student's college ambitions or choices, RaiseMe enables students to earn scholarships throughout high school, starting as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare them to succeed, whether that’s getting good grades, volunteering in the community or joining an extracurricular.