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Scholarships/Awards/Financial Aid Info.
*Register at www.fastweb.com to search scholarships, colleges, internships, part-time jobs, advice, and more. It's free!
*www.goodcall.com is a search engine for scholarships.
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*Acorn Equality Fun Scholarship applications available at www.acornequalityfund.org. Provides scholarships for gay, lesbian, Transgender personals and their children in Illinois' downstate counties.
* www.scholarshipguidance.com has several scholarships available. Go to the site and check out the different opportunities!
*Student Athletes: Go to www.WendysHeisman.com to apply for scholarships.
*If you are majoring in engineering, apply here for the AES Scholarship. www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm. Deadline is Oct. 6, 2017.
*Illinois Electric Cooperative Scholarships are available to students who are sons or daughters of an IL Electric cooperative member receiving service from the cooperative. Deadline is Dec. 31, 2017. Go to www.mcec.org for an application.
*The LaVern & Nolan McEntire Lineworkers Scholarship is available to students who are related to a rural electric cooperative employee or director in the state of IL; or is the son or daughter of a cooperative member in IL or is enrolled in the Lincoln Land lindworker's school; or has served or is serving in the US armed forces. See Mrs. Karsten for an application or download it at www.mcec.org. Deadline is April 30, 2018.
*SeniorAdvisor.com: Future of Assisted Living Scholarship. Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree or bachelor's degree. You must write a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town. Deadline is Dec. 31st. Apply here: https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living#VD1zmC4AADAAdvp_
*Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. Apply at www.act.org/readinesschampions Deadline is Dec. 31, 2017.
*StudentScholarships.org has many scholarship opportunities for students. You can view the newsletter at studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php
*Daughters of the American Revolution have several scholarship opportunities. Go to https://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships (National) or http://ildar.org/assets/pages/education.html (Illinois DAR) to see what you may qualify for.
*Apply for the Hagan Scholarship at www.hsfmo.org. You have to meet several criteria including having a $6,500 or less EFC on your FAFSA. Deadline is Nov. 15th.
*https://www.uewhealth.com/eeoicpa-reca/#scholarship-application (UEW Healthcare EEOICPA Scholarship). Deadline is July 31, 2018.
*State Bank of Waterloo Scholarship is now available. Pick up a copy in the high school office or check your email for a pdf. Deadline is Jan.3rd.
*AMVETS Scholarship application available at www.ilamvets.org Preference given to military families. Up to $1,000!
*Greenhouse Scholars is a scholarship program for low income students. http://greenhousescholars.org/our-scholars/become-a-scholar for more information. Must apply by Dec. 1.
Upcoming College/Military Visits at VHS
(Sign up in high school office)
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVE WILL VISIT VALMEYER HIGH SCHOOL TO SPEAK WITH PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PASS TO VISIT WITH THE REPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE SIGN UP ON THE HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE WINDOW AT LEAST 24 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED VISIT. MRS. KARSTEN WILL WRITE YOU A PASS ONCE YOU SIGN UP. VISITS TAKE PLACE IN THE LIBRARY UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
Aug. 29-Eastern IL University @ 2:15 p.m. Library
Sept. 7-SEMO @ 2:15 Library
Sept. 13-McKendree @ 2:15
Sept. 11-Marines @ lunch
Oct. 3-SIUC at 11:25 a.m.
Oct. 11-Lindenwood Belleville @ 2:15
Oct. 23 University of IL Urbana/Champ. @ 8:10 a.m.
Oct. 25th ALL SCHOOL COLLEGE FAIR FROM 1-3 P.M.
Oct. 26-IL College @ 2:15 p.m.
Nov. 2-College of the Ozarks @ 9 a.m.
Upcoming College/Career Fairs/Financial Aid Nights/Career Opportunities
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SWIC ACT Prep Class information can be found at www.swic.edu/community
SAT/ACT Prep classes can be taken in Columbia, IL at College Prep Station. Go to cpsprep.com for more information.
Webster University has an ACT Prep Workshop Nov. 18th, Jan. 20th, and March 10th. Go to www.webster.edu/testprep for details.