Paying for College

HHS Class of 2023 graduates have been invited to join the Local Scholarship 2022-23 classroom! In this classroom they will find all of the information and materials to apply for HHS's Local Scholarships. These awards are only open to students graduating from HHS  this year (unless otherwise noted) and will be presented at the Senior Awards Ceremony on June 7th.

If you have questions please contact Mrs. Cardell via email at [email protected].

The deadline is Sunday, April 2nd at 11:59 PM!


1) Each Scholarship/Award is posted on the "Classwork" tab of the Google Classroom. Review the description of each award to ensure that you meet the qualifications indicated and decide which awards you will apply for.

2) Complete and save a copy of the Local Scholarship Application (including the common essay) as you will need to submit a copy to most awards. The application is the first assignment on the Classwork tab. Look for the yellow stars!

3) Submit all required materials for each specific award on each specific classwork assignment. Be sure you scroll down on each to see all requirements.

Please Note: Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Winners will be invited to the awards ceremony in mid-May, although you will not be told which award(s) you have won until the Senior Awards Ceremony.
IMPORTANT: Please see the informational flier (on the Guidance Announcements page) for details regarding applying to Centenary University, their Instant Decision Day and their Full-Tuition Scholarship.
Oct. 4th- Information Sessions in Guidance during lunches
Before Oct. 29th- Applicants must sign up for Instant Decision Appointment on the Senior Guidance Google Classroom 
Nov 1st- All admissions and scholarship application materials are due to Centenary  
Garden State Guarantee (free/reduced higher education based on your income):
NJ Community College Opportunity Grant (free/reduced education based on your income)
September 8, 2020  Financial Aid Presentation by Principia Prep linked below
"College Aid Presentation" Understanding The Financial Aid Process in 2021
“Going to College in New Jersey” is Now Available Online
The College Aid Program for families of Sophomores & Juniors (Scholarships, Grants, Financial Aid)
-What Sophomore and Junior parents should know and be doing now
-The impact of Test Optional/Blind going forward on the Financial Aid process
-The Federal and State changes to College Aid because of Covid
-Scholarships Available before Senior year in High School
-The impact of divorce and remarriage on Financial Aid Opportunity
-The CARE’s ACT impact on the Financial Aid Future
-How to evaluate colleges on the out of pocket cost