Fatima and Nichols will be in session Monday, February 19th to make up for snow day taken January 16th. Fatima is NOT in session Fri, Feb 16 (Nichols students will attend Nichols classes).

 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 Jaunary 9, 2018.

Students planning to take a class from Lincoln for dual credit: Pick up the forms from your teacher or from the office and have them completed, signed, and back to the office by Jan 22 – Monday. DO NOT WRITE A CHECK YET! You will pay between Feb 2 and Feb 12. More information about payment will follow. All students will need the blue “Registration Instructions” sheet and the white duplicate “Dual Credit Course Registration Form.” Students who are taking dual credit through Lincoln for the first time will also need a green “Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Undergraduate Admission Application.”

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!

January

Due Jauanary 15: Students grades 9-12: Consider entering the Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest and win up to $1500! Essay must be between 1200 and 1500 words and discuss one or more aspects of books and reading. Past winning essays can be found at library.missouri.edu/giving/stuckey-essay-contest/. Must have entries to Mueller by Jan 15. See Mueller or go to website for more information.

Due January 31: Ladies interested in an education major or related field: Apply by JAN 31 for the Delta Kappa Gamma Grant. The amount is not listed, but this is a local, so not many applicants. See Mueller for an application.

Due January 31: Majoring in Natural Resources: Conservation Foundation of Missouri Scholarship offers 5 - $1000 scholarships  with preference will be given to those demonstrating financial need.  Applications must be submitted by January 31.  Information can be found at http://www.moswcs.org/scholarship/.  

Due January 31: Students age 16-26 who have a disability: If you are involved in volunteer work that improves the quality of life for others with disabilities, apply for the Youth Leadership Award from the Governor’s Council on Disability. Must submit by Jan 31. Go to disability.mo.gov/gcd  and click on Youth Leadership Award for more information.

Juniors interested in a medical career: Consider attending the MU Mini Medical School June 17-21 or June 24-28. Explore different careers, interact with medical staff and students, do some hands-on work with anatomy, microbiology and clinical skills, participate in social activities. Cost is $600 but there are some scholarships. Applications will be available in January, and they do fill up! Go to https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school/ for more information or to apply.

 

March

Due March 1: Juniors with a 3.0 GPA: Consider attending the Public Affairs Academy at MSU-Springfield July 7-14. The MPAA has three main goals: To help students understand their role as citizens working "for the greater good," to let students meet with community leaders, and to provide students with the leadership skills necessary to become actively involved in their communities. Cost: FREE! There is a $50 application fee that can be waived with proof of financial difficulties. So your parents don’t even have to feed you for a week! Apply by March 1 at publicaffairs.missouristate.edu. Apply early, as this one fills up fast! Christmas break????

Due March 1: Seniors majoring in a degree related to business, transportation, or physical distribution: Consider applying for the National Defense Transportations Assoc Scholastic Award for up to $4000. Mueller has the form or it can be downloaded at www.ndtascottstlouis.org. Deadline is POSTMARKED by March 1.

Due March 1: Seniors: Apply for the Missouri Gaming Association project 21 2018 Scholarship. You can create an article, a poster or a video. Article must be posted between Dec 1 and Feb 15 and video must be shown or a poster must be displayed between those dates. Download an application at www.missouri casinos.org. Must be submitted by March 1. Two $1500 first prizes and four $1000 second prizes will be awarded.

Due March 2: Seniors: Apply for the Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC)-Monsanto High School Scholarship.  The Monsanto Company sponsors eight student-volunteers to receive a college scholarship award of $1,000.   Go to  https://www.movolunteers.org/awards.htm for applications and information.  The deadline to submit nominations is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018.

 

Due March 30: Seniors whose parents get their electric through Three Rivers and who plan to attend a public, private, or junior college:  Apply for the Gilbert G. Hilkemeyer Scholarship for $2000.Mueller has the form, or you can access it at www.threeriverselectric.com. Deadline is March 30.

 

April

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

 

Other:

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.

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.