College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway: click here for more information.

Raise.me is a scholarship website that many colleges will use to offer microscholarships. UNI has just been added as a college who is using Raise.me. Check out all of the colleges on the Raise.me website.

2018 Hixson Opportunity Awards (Iowa State University): Students must have faced challenges of personal and/or financial hardship. Students must be residents of Iowa. Students must possess the potential to succeed.Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by filing the FAFSA. Students must be admissible to Iowa State University. Application can be found at www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu Deadlines: Complete FAFSA by December 1 and  Hixson online application by January 1. Students must also complete the Iowa State University admission process by January 1.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program: Scholarship program for high school seniors who demonstrate: Leadership, Drive, Integrity, and Citizenship. Apply online at reaganfoundation.org/scholarships. Deadline: January 4, 2018

United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship: Applications are in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked no later than January 5, 2018.

Landus Cooperative Excellence in Agriculture: High school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture, life sciences, or ag-related fields are invited to apply. Application can be found at www.landuscooperative.com/about/resources or at any Landus Cooperative location. Scholarship requirements: Applicant and/or parent must be a voting member, in good standing, of Landus Cooperative, must be a high school senior and graduate in the spring of the 2017-2018 school year, must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale through his/her junior year, applicant must pursue a career in agriculture or enter an ag-related field of study at any accredited post-secondary school of his or her choice, dependents of directors and officers of Landus Cooperative are not eligible to apply for these scholarships. Deadline: Applications must be postmarked or hand delivered to the office of any Landus Cooperative location no later than January 26, 2018.

GFWC/Iowa Scholarship: Numerous scholarships are offered through the GFWC/Iowa Federation of Women’s Club. Application is on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: February 1, 2018

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Masonic Scholarships: A broad-based criteria is used in the selection process of this scholarship. Service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in those areas is a big criterion. The Grand Lodge of Iowa is looking for those students who exhibit the greatest potential to be not only of service to their communities in the future but also leaders in these communities. An applicant’s academic record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are also carefully considered. Applications are on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: Application must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2018.

The America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, is offering students an opportunity to earn a $1500 scholarship in an ag-related field of study, helping to grown the next generation of leaders. Go to GrowAgLeaders.com for more information and official rules. Apply at FFA.org/scholarsips. Application is open from November 15, 2017-February 1, 2018.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation: INF provides college scholarshipsfor students preparing for a newspaper career. Visit www.INAnews.com for an application.. Deadline: February 9, 2017

Hy Vee Scholarships: Applicant must be a high school senior working for Hy Vee or subsidiary who began employment on or before September 15, 2017 or high school senior son and/or daughter of a full, regular, or part time Hy Vee or subsidiary employee who has a minimum of six months employment as of September 15, 2017. Application form can be found at www.hyvee.comDeadline: February 10, 2018

NSDAR Scholarship: Information on National DAR Scholarships is on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: February 15, 2018

National Co-op Scholarship Program: Check out www.waceinc.org for more information. Deadline: February 15, 2018

Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship: Visit www.iowastudentloan.org/seniorscholarship to register and read complete rules between October 23, 2017 and February 16, 2018. After registering, follow the emailed instructions to complete two online tutorials and a related assessment before 4 pm on February 16.

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Masonic Charitable Education Corporation MCEC Technical Scholarships: Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College. An applicant’s record, communication skills, and need for financial assistance are carefully considered. Applications are on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: Applicaiton must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2018

Buena Vista Regional Medical Center: Applicant must be a high school senior, live within 35 miles of Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, and must pursue a health related field of educational study. Application is on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: March 31, 2018

Hans Carsten and Mary Kastner Hansen Memorial Scholarship: Student must be a graduating senior with a 3.0 or better GPA, have a Holstein mailing address. Please see application for other qualification details. Application is on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: April 4, 2018

Ethel Stubbs Scholarship: Galva-Holstein students may apply. Application  can be found in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: April 4, 2018

T.J. Wunschel and Lisa Drey Mandernach Memorial ScholarshipSchallerCrestland students may apply. Application can be found in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: April 4, 2018
SchallerCrestland Foundation ScholarshipSchaller Crestland students may apply. Application is attached and can be found in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: April 4, 2018
Holstein Community Theater Fine Arts Scholarship: The Holstein Community Theater has established a scholarship for students who have participated in fine arts. They define fine arts as music, vocal or instrumental, speech, and drama (acting, tech booth, set design, construction, stage crew, and student director.  Deadline: April 4, 2018
Schaller-Crestland Ministerial Association Scholarship: The SCMA offers a scholarship each year to a student from the Schaller-Crestland district who are entering a helping profession (Education, Human Services, Social Work, Health Care, Ministry). Application is in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: April 11, 2018
Doris Dunham Memorial Scholarship: Scholarship is for Schaller-Crestland students. Scholarship in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: April 13, 2018

The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship: Students must be of Protestant faith, resident of the state of Iowa, attending he University of Iowa; Application is on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: May 1, 2018

Iowa PGA Foundation sponsors the Charlie Burkart Scholarship: Scholarship winners are selected on the basis of their interest in golf, the potential for future contributions to the game, and leadership skills/community involvement. Applications are on file in the scholarship box in the office. Deadline: June 15, 2018

Iowa Student Loan offers several free college funding opportunities as incentives for students and families to adequately prepare for college expenses. Check out the following websites for more information:
www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship Open October 23-February 16
Mrs. Todd has a scholarship for students who are deaf or hearing impaired. It is also for students going into a field of study that will benefit and assist those who are deaf or hearing impaired. Please see Mrs. Todd if you want more information.

Guidance Office has received scholarship information from University of Nebraska, Washington University St. Louis and University of Dayton . Please see Mrs. Todd if you are interested.

University of Notre Dame offers merit scholarships. Please see Mrs. Todd if you would like more information

 Waldorf University is offering scholarships: Check out www.waldorf.edu/createu

Countdown to College – Be Prepared for College Starting Now!
In April and May of your;
Freshman year, think about your schedule for next year and plan to take classes to challenge yourself, consider job shadowing, volunteering or interning over the summer
Sophomore year, start thinking about your schedule for your junior year, consider job shadowing, volunteering or interning over the summer
Junior year, start thinking about your senior schedule, start planning to take the ACT or SAT if you haven’t already, research scholarships, meet with college reps and plan college visits, compile and review your activities list and start narrowing down your college choices
Senior year, keep grades up, confirm with your colleges of choice they have required information from you, identify scholarships and enjoy the last few weeks of your high school experience!

College Reps:

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RAI Core Course List:

The Iowa Board of Regents Office and the Iowa Department of Education (IDE) continue to partner to provide each Iowa high school with a list of their respective courses that are accepted for the Regent Admission Index (RAI).  Your high school’s RAI Core Course list, created using 2016-2017 Winter Student Reporting in Iowa (SRI) data, is now available publicly through the RAI Repository website: http://rai.admissions.iastate.edu

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