Senior Scholarship Program

The PTSA and Booster Club will each award two $500 scholarships for graduating seniors attending a two- or 4-year college or university or other post-secondary program.

In order to qualify for the NWHS PTSA and/or NWHS Booster Club Scholarships you must meet the requirements listed below:
• Be a graduating Senior from Northwest High School, Class of 2023
• Have received a letter of acceptance and plan to attend a two- or four-year college or university or other post-secondary program/training
• Have completed a minimum of 100 SSL hours for PTSA scholarship; no minimum for Booster Club scholarship
• Submit a 300- to 500-word essay based on the prompts in the application. If you are applying to both the PTSA and the Booster Club Scholarship, two essays are required.

If you meet all of the requirements above your essays, with name redacted for anonymity, will be forwarded to the parent panel who will score all essays. The highest-scoring essays will be awarded the scholarships. The scholarships are awarded independently. Winning one does not qualify or eliminate you from the other. Feel free to apply for both!

Scholarship winners will be announced and presented at the 2023 Senior Awards Ceremony, date TBD.

Application Deadline: TBD April 2023

You will need an MCPS email to access the application: Application will be available in February 2023.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities:

Senior parents and students are encouraged to regularly check our Scholarship and Financial Aid website by selecting “College Career” at the top of the Northwest website and then “Scholarships and Financial Aid” on the left side.

Ruth and Norman Rales–Patricia Baier O’Neill Scholarship Recognizing Academic Excellence: Learn more and apply at this webpage: scholarships. Each year, the program will award 200 scholarships worth $10,000 each to the highest achieving graduating seniors from low-to-moderate income households in Montgomery County to help ease the financial burden of attending college, beginning in 2023 through 2027. In total, 1,000 exceptional students will receive scholarships, in recognition of their hard work and achievement.