The Gym will be closed from July 20th-30th for maintenance. Open House for 2017-2018 will be held Mon, August 14. The first day of school is Wed, August 16. Picture Day is Friday, August 18. ENJOY THE SUMMER!

 Scholarships

Scholarships and other important information are listed below by due dates. You can pick up scholarship forms from Mrs. Mueller or go on line. This list is updated frequently. Revised April 13, 2017.

Seniors thinking of going to Lincoln: Lincoln University and the Lincoln University Foundation has partnered to streamline their scholarship processes.  The new process is 100% electronic.  This new tool will increase efficiency, provide a more in depth overview of scholarships, and applicants will have an opportunity to view and apply for approximately 90 scholarships.

The online scholarship application is now available.  Through this tool, students will need to create an account, enter specified criteria,  and the system will develop an individualized list of scholarships that are best suited to their academic and extracurricular interests, as well as financial need. Go online today to create your account and apply for scholarships: https://lincolnu.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/default.aspx P.S. Applicants must have their LU ID number to apply!

Dual credit: Checks can be mailed to Lincoln University, ATTN: Office of the CFO, PO Box 29, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029. You can pay with credit card by calling the cashier’s office at 573-681-5085.

Put the student name and “dual credit” in the memo section.  Mail to Lincoln University, Attn: Comptroller’s Office, PO Box 29, Jefferson City, MO  65102-0029.  For assistance, call 573-681-5085.

Juniors and Seniors: I strongly recommend that you meet with college representatives when they are here at Fatima. You can learn a lot about a college and maybe even find one to explore that you had never thought of before! Juniors – this is your year to explore! Seniors – this is your year to decide!

Lincoln is offering online college courses for $75 an hour, so you can take college classes without taking the class at Fatima! Choose from sociology, English, World Civ, US History, statistics, college algebra, pre-calc or calc. See Mueller if you are interested.

April

Due April 18: Females with a 3.0 GPA and at least 24 hours of community service in the last year: Alpha Epsilon Service Scholarship will offer one $500 scholarship to an OSAGE COUNTY female senior. Mueller has the forms. Due back to their organization by April 21, so if you want Mueller to mail it, have it to her by April 18.

Due April 20: American Legions Scholarship: All must be mailed by April 20. Mueller has the forms, or go to missourilegion.org to print your own.

·         Registered Nurse major, descendent of a veteran, top 40% of class, apply for the M. D. Jack Murphy Scholarship for $1000

·         Member of the American Legion, Auxillary, SAL, or descendant of a member, apply for the Charles L. Bacon scholarship for $750

·         Education major, descendent of a veteran: Apply for the Erman W. Taylor scholarship for $750

·         Attended Boys or Girls State, descendent of a veteran: Apply for the Joseph J. Frank Scholarship for $750

·         Attended Boys or Girls State or Cadet Patrol Academy, descendent of veteran: apply for the Lillie Louis Ford Scholarship for $1000

April 20: Students going to Nichols next year: The NCC Open House for new students is Thursday, April 20 from 5:00-7:00.  We STRONGLY encourage students and parents attend this so they may visit with their instructors and learn about the expectations for our programs.  Current students are also encouraged, but not required to attend.

April 22: The MU College of Veterinary Medicine will be hosting an open house on Saturday, April 22. Many events for kids and adults! Mobile surgery unit, mule team hitch rides, educational and admissions lectures, face painting, etc. Go to cvm.missouri.edu/news/OpenHouse2017 for more information.

April 27: Need a summer job? Jefferson City High School is hosting a hiring fair on Thursday, April 27 from 4-7 p.m. According to snagajob, 43% of businesses are hiring all summer hires within the next 6 weeks!

June

Due June 2: JUNIORS: apply for the Better Business Bureau’s Student of Ethics Award for $2500. Must demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic history. Deadline to apply is June 2. Go to bbb.org/stlouis/student-of-ethics-awards.

Due June 15: Seniors going to a community college or tech school: Apply for the Horatio Alger Assoc. Career and Technical Scholarship for $2500. Deadline is June 15. Go to application.horatioalger.org to apply.

June 23 - July 7: Juniors and seniors interested in a medical career: Consider attending Mizzou MedPrep: Medical Explorations, a series of workshops designed to help you explore healthcare careers and guide you through the application process for medical school. You will meet people in the healthcare fields, participate in simulation activities, and learn about yourself. There is a two week online program that goes from June 23 to July 7, and an onsite session on July 7. Fee is $50. Contact Andrea Simmons at simmonsa@health.missouri.edu or call 573-884-6375 for more information. Or go to medicine.missouri.edu/medprep for information or to register.

 

Due June 30: 8th, 9th, 10, or 11th grade students: consider attending the FREE MoDot Youth Transportation Conference July 16-21. Thirty students from across the state will experience competitions, participate in trainings, visit college campuses, etc. Apply before June 30. Mueller has an application or they can be found at modot.mo.gov/EqualOpportunity/youthcamp.htm. For more information contact Elizabeth Reed at elizabethreed@modot.mo.gov or call 573-522-5333.

 

July

July 23 - 26: Sophomores and Juniors: Consider applying for the Westminster Institute for National Security held in Fulton July 23-26. Study topics in politics, law, national security, the intelligence community, and more through problem solving, role playing and games.. You can earn 1 hour of college credit! Go to www.westminster-mo.edu/go/WINS for more information.

July 23 - 27: 8th graders through seniors: Consider applying for the Westminster STEM Academy held in Fulton July 23-27. Explore how physics, environmental science, math, and chemistry impact our daily lives and the world through problem solving and project-based learning. You can earn 1 hour of college credit! Go to www.westminster-mo.edu/go/STEM for more information.

Job Opportunities

Jefferson City Parks and Recreation is currently hiring for summer part-time positions.  Several positions are listed and you must apply on-line at:  http://www.jefferson at:  citymo.gov/government/employment_opportunities.php.   New positions could be posted weekly so please check back often.

The Missouri Department of Revenue is hiring tax season assistants from mid-March to mid-May. Work from 4-9, or hours can be reduced or extended as needed. Pay is $8 per hour. Go to http://dor.mo.gov/personnel and apply for the Tax Season Assistant – Night Shift Position.

A local business – east end of Jeff – is looking for a good Junior or Senior, especially one wanting to go to Lincoln. If you are wanting a job, see Mueller for more information.

Others:

Seniors planning to go to Merrell University: Apply for the Cosmetology scholarship for $1000, the Esthetics scholarship for $1000, and/or the A+ Scholarship for $1000. Someone from Fatima can get each of these! Go to www.merrelluniversity.edu and apply for admission and for the scholarship NOW!

Junior boys: consider attending Missouri Boys State June 17-24 at UCM – Warrensburg. Go to www.moboysstate.org/apply/ for more information. You must be sponsored for this, but if you are interested, we will try to help you find a sponsor.

The Dairy Scholars Program:  The Missouri Agriculture and Small Business Development Authority are offering up to 80 scholarships of $5000 each to students pursing a two or four year agriculture degree.   For more information regarding deadlines, eligibility and internship components, please visit http://agriculture.mo.gov/abd/financial/dairyscholars.php or contact MASBDA at masbda@mda.mo.gov.

Junior and senior girls thinking of attending MS&T: Consider attending the Girls Lock-In Conference either Sept 30-Oct 1 or April 7-8. Work in the labs, experience college life, stay the night on campus, learn about applications and scholarships, and design new projects! Early registration is only $50 and includes all supplies, meals, and a t-shirt! Go to sdowp@mst.edu for more information or to sign up. Call 573.341.7286 for more info.

Students between the ages of 14-21 who are interested in the medical field: Become a SSMHealth Medical Explorer! You will volunteer in various medical fields, learn about ethics/confidentiality, professional behavior and appearance, and proper patient interaction. If interested, please contact Dalton Turner at 573-681-3588 or email Dalton_turner@ssmhc.com.

All Students 9-12: Consider looking at the Unigo website. Lots of scholarship searches for all stages of high school. Also has a college search. Seems like a good website to do some research about your future and hopefully get some money for college! www.unigo.com

 

Majoring in English? Consider applying for the Missouri Valley Virginia Zank Scholarship or the Loren Gruber Scholarship for $10,000. Must have 21 or higher ACT and 3.0 or higher GPA and must attend Missouri Valley. Go to the Missouri Valley website for more information – www.moval.edu.

The following websites are filled with information regarding college search and selection, financial aid, and employment. 

 

http://www.missouriconnections.org - this website has an interest inventory and a skills inventory to help the students find the career that best suites their personality.  There are also college searches for the entire United States with links to the actual college website.  Quick college comparisons of size, tuition, programs of study, etc. can be completed.  Also, students can keep a log of all the volunteer hours, community service, clubs and organizations, and jobs that they have completed, and then the information will be compiled automatically into an updated resume if needed!  Make sure you check out this sight.

 

http://web.fastweb.com/ - one of the best scholarship search sights.  Students can set up a private mailbox, and as the website is updated, new scholarships that the students qualify for will be emailed to them.  This is an extensive database; it requires about one hour to answer all the questions and set up an initial mailbox and search.  There is also college information on this site.

 

http://www.collegeboard.org - a scholarship search, financial aid information, and a financial aid calculator can all be found here.  There are also links to searches on careers and colleges.  Students can also register for the SAT here.

 

http://act.org- everything you ever wanted to know about the ACT.  Go here to register for the ACT electronically.

 

http://finaid.org - a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid and warnings about scholarships scams.  There is a link to other databases that students can search for free.

 

http://www.sfa.umkc.edu/ - UMKC’s financial aid information, but students do not have to go to UMKC to use the information.  A free scholarship search and access to an electronic FAFSA are available here.

 

http://www.dhe.mo.gov - operated by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education with links to many more websites.  great site!

 

http://www.gocollege.com - a site that searches for colleges and scholarships.  There is also information about student loans and access to ACT and SAT practice. 

 

http://www.collegeispossible.org - tons of information about the college process including ten steps for parents, recommended books and websites, etc.

 

http://www.ed.gov/students - federal site that deals with the FAFSA and has the electronic applications.  Also has website links to two and four year colleges and universities with links to the individual college web pages.

 

http://www.ncaa.org - explains the application process students need to complete if they desire to be eligible for certain athletic programs at the college level.

 

http://www.number2.com - free test prep for ACT, Sat, and GRE and vocabulary builder.

 

http://stats.bls.gov/oco/home.htm - an Internet version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the US Dept of Labor.  Lists all the major jobs in the US, duties, salary, outlook, education needed, etc.

 

http://www.offtocollege.com - good for all ages planning to attend college.  Financial aid information, application information, preparing for college, etc.

 

http://www.search4careercolleges.com - a nationwide database to search for college options for those occupations that require going to career school. 

 

http://www.collegenet.com - online applications for colleges, college search functions, and scholarship database

 

http://www.nces.ed.gov - college Opportunities On-Line (COOL) with directory of colleges and university with costs

 

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov - complete the free FAFSA online

 

http://studentaid.ed.gov/fye- information about funding your educations

 

http://www.mappingyourfuture.org - college, career and financial aid information

 

www.petersons.com - education and career information

 

www.nasfaa.org./parentsStudents.asp - The Nationals Assoc for Student Financial Aid Administrators website for parents & students preparing for college

 

www.ed.gov/thinkcollege - college prep information for students

 

www.studentaid.ed.gov - info on college prep and applying for financial aid.