Parents/Guardians - Please remember to report your students absence to the Attendance Secretary in the respective office (Elem/HS), even if you have reported the absence to the students teachers. / Quarter 4 ENDS today. Grade reports will be distributed on Wed, March 14. / SENIOR CITIZENS DAY is Wed, March 21.

 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 16, 2018.

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!

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!

Students can now take Speech for 3 hours of credit from State Technical College. To be eligible, a student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or special permission from the college. In addition, a student must have a math ACT score above 15 and a reading ACT score above 17. Students can also take the accuplacer and earn scores that are comparable to the ACT requirement for admission. This test is much less expensive than the ACT and is available at State Tech. If your child wants to take the speech class for dual credit next semester, make sure they meet these ACT requirements or take the ACCUPLACER at State Tech and meet that score’s requirements before the next semester.

Seniors: Keep track of every scholarship you apply for and the amount they are worth. You will need this for the Schwartz Scholarship!

 

April

April 19: First, if you want to know more abou the Graduated Driver License and need tools to monitor, coach, and support your driver, you are invited to attend the First Impact program on April 19 (Thrusday) at Jefferson City High School. You will need to register by calling 573-884-3463 or go to firstimpact.missouri.edu/events/first-impact-traffic-safety-parent-program-at-jefferson-city-high-school/.

Due April 20: American Legions Scholarships: All must be mailed by April 20. If you, your parent, grandparent, or great grandparent is a member of or auxillary member of The American Legion or its affiliated organizations, apply fo rthe $750.00 Charles L. Bacon Scholarship. Education Majors: If your parent, grandparent or great grandparent served 90 days active duty and was honorably discharged, apply for the $750.00. If you attended boys or girls state and are descendent of a veteran, apply fo rthe Joseph J. Frank $750.00 scholarship. If you attended boys or girls state or cadet patrol academy and are the descendent of a veteran, apply for the $1,000.00 Lillie Louis Ford Scholarship. If you plan to become an RN and are the descendent of a veteran and are in the top 40% of your class, apply for the $1,000.00 M.D. "Jack" Murphy Scholarship.

Due April 20: Majoring in a public service career such as education, social work, public administration, or a related field? Apply for the Richard and Jeanne Cavender Scholarship for $750.00. Deadline is April 20, Mrs. Mueller has the form. This is a Local!

Due April 20: Sophomores and Juniors interested in a career in natural resources: Consider attending the Natural Resources Career Academy at MU from July 8-13 to learn about careers in forestry, nature interpretations, fisheries, environmental science, outdoor recreation, tourism, soil science, atmospheric science and wildlife. Applications are due April 20.  Go to cafnr.missouri.edu/summer-academies/natural-resource-careers-academy/ for more information or to apply. I think this one might be FREE!!

Due April 27: Senior Femals with a 3.0 GPA apply for the Alpha Epsilon Psi Community Service Scholarship. This is a local scholarship for $500.00. Mrs. Mueller has the forms. Must have everything to Mueller by April 27.

Due April 30:  All students: Apply before April 30 for the Arch City Granite scholarship for $1000 at https://www.archcitygranite.com/scholarship/

May

3.0 or above GPA and going to college: Apply for the Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship for $750.00. Deadline is May 31, 2018. The application can be found at: http://hbolawfirm.com/law-justice-scholarship/.

 

June

Junior Boys: Boys State this year will be held from June 16-23 at UCM in Warrensburg. This free leadership program includes opportunities for scholarships and college credit. For more information or to register, go to www.moboysstate.org/registration

Junior Girls: Girls State will be held from June 24-30 at UCM in Warrensburg. This free leadership program includes opportunities for scholarships and college credit. For more information or to register, go to missourigirlsstate.org. Applications are not available until November.

Due June 1: Males going to MU: Apply for the Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship. Two $500.00 scholarships will be given, one to an ag major and one to any major. Application website: http://agsig.org/scholarship/ Due June 1.

Due June 15:  Going to a tech school? Getting a Pell Grant from FAFSA? Apply for the Horation Alger National Career and Technical Scholarship. Lots of these are given. Go to application.horatioalger.org. Deadline is June 15.

June 24-28: Our local State Technical College in Linn offers a free summer camp June 24-28. More inforamtion is below. Nobody from our school has shown interest yet, and the deadline is WEDNESDAY (April 18) although they might take late applications. It is a GREAT program-previous attendees have really enjoyed it.

 

Other:

April 19: First, if you want to know more abou the Graduated Driver License and need tools to monitor, coach, and support your driver, you are invited to attend the First Impact program on April 19 (Thrusday) at Jefferson City High School. You will need to register by calling 573-884-3463 or go to firstimpact.missouri.edu/events/first-impact-traffic-safety-parent-program-at-jefferson-city-high-school/.

June 24-28: Our local State Technical College in Linn offers a free summer camp June 24-28. More inforamtion is below. Nobody from our school has shown interest yet, and the deadline is WEDNESDAY (April 18) although they might take late applications. It is a GREAT program-previous attendees have really enjoyed it.

Information from State Tech:

We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Computer Professions on Demand (CPoD) Scholarship Program. Sixteen high school students plus four returning CPoD participants are selected to receive a full scholarship to participate in the 2018 CPoD program at no cost. Please submit your school's candidate to attend the 17th Annual Computer Professions on Demand (CPoD) Scholarship program scheduled for June 24-28, 2018 at State Technical College of Missouri in Linn! Students selected should currently be in their sophomore or junior year, although freshmen and seniors may also apply.  CPoD gives students a unique opportunity to explore career fields in computer technology and is hosted by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce-IT Rougndtable and State Technical College of Missouri. Over two-hundred high school students have already participated in the scholarship program-one of your students could be next!

You could find the following CPoD documents by visiting http://cpod.statetechmo.edu/. CPoD Counselor-Teacher Letter which contains additional details regarding the scholarship program. CPoD Student Application to be completed by the student and his or her counselor or teacher and returned by the counselor or teacher to me at the address listed at the bottom of the application.

Seniors: If you are going to Lincoln and have an 18 or above ACT and a 3.0 GPA, you qualify for the Heart of Missouri Scholarship for $2,000.00 per year. You should get this automatically when you apply. If you haven't received it, let Mrs. Mueller know!

Sophomores and Juniors: consider participating in the Mizzou MedPrep Medical Exploration Workshop, a 2-week online course and one-day campus visit. Explore careers in healthcare, enhance self-awareness through personal assessments, and connect with people in healthcare. Register at medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mizzou-medprep-explorations/medical-explorations. Cost is $60

Columbia College offers 6 summer camps for kids from 3rd grade to seniors. Topics include Summer Art Intensive, Entrepreneurship, Forensic Science, STEAM Student, and Girls who. Go to their website for more information: www.ccis.edu.

Students looking for a Summer Job: Consider applying at Wonderland Camp, a camp for special needs students. The pay is great, but the rewards are tremendous! And they will work around your schedule if you have other summer commitments. Go to http://wonderlandcamp.huntergrpdev.com/Get-Involved#work for more information.

Students in grades 7-9 who scored at the 95th percentile or higher on last year’s MAP tests: Consider attending the Joseph Baldwin Academy next summer at Truman State University. You will study college-level classes in natural science, social science, fine arts, humanities, or math/computer science. For more information, go to the website at jba.truman.edu.

Due April 20: Sophomores and Juniors interested in a career in natural resources: Consider attending the Natural Resources Career Academy at MU from July 8-13 to learn about careers in forestry, nature interpretations, fisheries, environmental science, outdoor recreation, tourism, soil science, atmospheric science and wildlife. Applications are due April 20.  Go to cafnr.missouri.edu/summer-academies/natural-resource-careers-academy/ for more information or to apply. I think this one might be FREE!!

The Missouri Farm Bureau has numerous scholarships. Many are for Ag majors, but one is for students majoring in heavy equipment or repairs or other fields at tech schools. Go to http://www.mofb.org/PromotionEducation/Scholarships.aspx.

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. 

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