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 August 2, 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!

Seniors: The priority deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program - the state's largest student financial aid program-is quickly approaching. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (the FAFSA) by Feb 1 to be guaranteed a grant award if they meet all eligibility requirements. If you haven't completed your FAFSA, do it NOW!!

Need a job?:  The Mo Dept of Revenue is looking for tax assistants. Pay is $10-$11 dollars an hour. Work Mon-Friday from 4:00-9:00. Go to www.dor.mo.gov/humanresources/ to apply.

Mizzou and Moberly Area Community College have developed a co-enrollment program so students can experience the depth and breadth of a 4-year college while enjoying the affordability of a two year institution. You can use the A+ funds. Can live on MU campus and use all the MU services. For more information, pick up a paper from Mueller. By the way, East Central and MS&T in Rolla have a similar program.

January 23, 2019:  Accounting, Business or Math Majors apply for the $500 Mo Society of CPA's scholarship. Deadline is Jan 23. Tell Ms. Mueller or one of your teachers if you are interested so we can send you the link.

January 31, 2019: Students grades 9-12: Write an essay between 1,200 and 1,500 about one or more aspecsts of books and reading and possibly win up to $1,500. Entries in this Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest must be postmarked by January  31. For more information pick up a paper from Mueller or got to library.missouri.edu/giving/stuckey-essay-contest/.

January 31, 2019: Females interested in a career in education or a related field. Apply for the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship. Amount not listed. This is a local. All information must be postmarked by Jan 31. See Mueller for the application.

February 1, 2019: Seniors going to a four-year college whose family adjusted gross income is $60,000 or less: apply for the Westlake Scholarship by Feb 1. Exact amount not listed, but this is a semi-local and we have had kids win in the past. Go to www.scholarsapply.org/westlake to apply.

February 1, 2019:  High School Seniors: write an essay sharing why life is worth it, distracted driving is not. We'll be awarding 10 winners with a $2000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications must be submitted online by February 1. For full details, visit: ufgworthit.com/contact/scholarship

February 11, 2019: Seniors active in choral music: apply for Cantorum/J. Patrick Healey Scholarship for $500. Must complete the application and show your exceptional interest in choral music, although you do NOT have to major in music-you can major in anything. In adition to the materials required for the common scholarship, applicant must inlcude: (1) a brief written personal statement about the importance of signing in his/her life. (2) a brief resume highlighting his/her musical "career", including musical instruction, activities, and performances. (3) a brief recommendation from a choral director familiar with the applicant.

February 20, 2019: All Seniors goign to an in-state college: Apply for the MAMIC Scholarship for $1000. Mueller has the forms and you must return them to her by Feb. 20.

February 28, 2019: Seniors majoring in horticulture, agriculture, conservation, or forestry and going to a college, tech, or trade school: Apply for the Master Gardener Scholarship. Three $1000 scholarships will be given. Deadline is February 28. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Mueller has the form!

March 1, 2019: Juniors thinking of going to medical school: apply for the MU Mini Medical School. This one week medical program includes hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills, introduction to MU's innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum, seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life, special sessions with clinical and research specialists and meaningful interactions with current medical students, faculty and staff of the School of Medicine. Applications are available starting January 1 and are due by March 1. For application and more information, visit: https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreachprograms/mini-medical-school.

March 8, 2019: All seniors going to a tech school or college: pick up from Mueller's Office the $2000 MFA Scholarship application. Must be returned to Mueller with a seniro picture by March 8. This is a local! DO NOT fill in the line that asks for the "name and location of MFA Agency sponsoring the scholarship."

March 29, 2019: Students interested in fashion, visual arts, graphics, interior desgin, social media or entertainment: consider entering the FIDM National Scholarship Competition to earn up to $31,500. Deadline is March 29. Go to bit.ly/FIDMscholarship for entry details.

April 1, 2019: Seniors going to tech school or college whose employer or parent(s) is a member of the West Side Business Association: pick up the West Side Business Association scholarship application. This scholarship is for $1000 and the postmark deadline is April 1.

April 2, 2019: Three Rivers Members: Apply for the Gilbert G. Hilkemeyer Scholarship for $2000 renewable for a total of 2 years. Deadline is April 2 to have it to Linn. Mueller has the forms, or go to www.threeriverselectric.com.

Juniors: consider attending Missouri Boys State from June 15-22 or Missouri Girls State from June 23-29. Lots of leadership training and information about the operations of government. Both are held on the campus of UCM. With both, there are scholarship opportunities, and they look great on resumes! Go to moboystate.org/registration or missourigirlstate.org/apply to get your application in!

 

College Visit Days:

UMSl Days are held on November 17 and March 2. Register at umslday.com

Mississippi State has preview days on October 8, October 29, and November 12. Go to previewday.msstate.edu.

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will have representatives at Kansas City on October 6 and at St. Louis on October 7. Go to saic.edu/ugevents to register.

Important Information:

Junior Boys and Girls: Consider attending Boys State or Girls State this summer at UCM in Warrensburg. They are great programs, and many colleges offer scholarships to students who attend. Applications for Boys State and more information can be found at moboysstate.org. Girls State applications and information can be found at missourigirlsstate.org. See Mueller if you have any questions.

December 12:  Speech for dual credit: if you plan to take the speech class for dual credit, you need to have the forms completed and the payment to Mueller by Wednesday, December 12.

December 18:  If you want to go to Nichols Career Center for the first time next year, you will need to complete the application. Pick one up from Mueller if you didn't get one after the tour yesterday. They need to be returned by Tuesday, December 18.

March 1, 2019: Freshmen and Sophomores: consider applying for the Leadership in Practice program held June 23-26 at Westminister. The program uses real-life challenges to prepare students for success in high school, college and beyond. Focus on leadership and personal growth. Cost is $250. Go to mochamber.com/LIP to apply. Deadline is March 1. This is a great program!

Work at McDonald's and earn a scholarship. As a crew member, you will get $2,500.00 a year, and as a manager you will get $3,000 a year! Go to www.archwaystoopportunity.com for more information.

All Seniors: go to the websites of the schools you have applies to and see if they have a seperate scholarship application. For many schools, you have to be enrolled by an early date to even qualify for their highest scholarships.Get those applications in NOW! And check out their scholarship pages NOW!

 

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.