THE C OUNSELING CHRONICLE S 7th EDITION December 2009 NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW! MILITARY AND COLLEGE VISITS Throughout the year, colleges, technical schools, and the military will be visiting South High School. You may also check the bulletin board in the Counseling Center for future visitations. You will need to sign up in the Counseling Center prior to the scheduled visit if you wish to attend a particular presentation. To make an intelligent decision you need information so pick their brains! Be proactive for your future! Students who need money for college “hafta FAFSA” Amy Kerwin Chief Guaranty Officer Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation Financial aid is what makes college affordable for many students. Unfortunately, many students aren’t taking advantage of the benefits that come For Military visits: sign up on the green sign-up with filling out the Free Application for Federal sheets on the bulletin board in the Counseling Student Aid (FAFSA). Recent studies have shown Center that only 52% of all students at public colleges Marines - Third Tuesday of every month completed the FAFSA, and that 35% of students Navy - Second Tuesday of every month who would have qualified for federal Pell grants Army - First Tuesday of every month didn’t complete the FAFSA. That’s free money not Army National Guard - November 16th being claimed by students in need. Students hafta FAFSA. Completing the FAFSA is the single most important stop students can take to turn college dreams into an affordable reality. The FAFSA takes most applicants about an hour to complete Completing the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 gives students the best shot For College visits sign up on the pink sign-up sheets at limited funds like state grants. on the bulletin board in the Counseling Center Every student can qualify for some kind of LTC - First Wednesday of every month 4th Hour federal financial aid, and FAFSA is the path to: Federal Grants and Student Loans State Grants and Scholarships Many School Scholarships It’s free! There is absolutely no cost to complete the FAFSA. More information will be available here at South High on December 3rd in the Library at 6:30 plan on attending to get the most up to date information ACT TEST DATES TEST DATE DEADLINE Senior Corner Connection----- December Events – Dec 12 Nov 06 December Events – Feb 06 Jan 05 3rd – Financial Aid Meeting 6:30 p.m. Library Apr 10 Feb 05 7th - Second Semester Schedules will be distributed for Jun 12 May 07 review 11th – Progress Reports will be mailed home SAT TEST DATES 12th – ACT Test Date TEST DATE DEADLINE 16th – Accuplacer 8-10 a.m. South Writing Lab 18 – Last chance to change second semester schedules Dec 05 Oct 30 22nd Early Release 1:11 for Winter Recess school Jan 23 Dec 15 resumes January 4th. Mar 13 Feb 04 May 01 Mar 25 Jun 05 Apr 29 Freshmen Corner Connection----- December Events – 7th - Second Semester Schedules will be distributed for review 11th – Progress Reports will be mailed home 18 – Last chance to change second semester schedules 22nd Early Release 1:11 for Winter Recess school resumes January 4th. Sophomore Corner Connection----- December Events - 7th - Second Semester Schedules will be distributed for review 11th – Progress Reports will be mailed home 18 – Last chance to change second semester schedules 22nd Early Release 1:11 for Winter Recess school resumes January 4th. Junior Corner Connection----- December Events - 7th - Second Semester Schedules will be distributed for review 11th – Progress Reports will be mailed home 12th – ACT Test Date 16th – Accuplacer 8-10 a.m. South Writing Lab 18 – Last chance to change second semester schedules 22nd Early Release 1:11 for Winter Recess school resumes January 4th. Name Of Scholarship Scholarship Criteria Deadline Kentucky Fried Chicken Colonel’s Must be graduating from high school this Application available Scholars academic year online December 1, Must be maintaining high school 2009 through February cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher 10, 2010 at A U.S citizen or permanent resident www.kfcscholars.org Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Must be planning to pursue a career in the Application available at Dealers 2010 Foundation auto and truck industry. www.watda.org deadline Scholarship is December 15th NAFEPA Scholarship Must be pursuing a degree in education. Due in the Counseling Center December 21st. Vietnam Veterans of America - Four $1500 scholarships will be awarded Applications available in Richard T. Nuske Memorial to four Wisconsin high school seniors in the counseling center. Scholarship the fall of 2010. Due date January 8, You must write an original essay based 2011 on an interview with a US Vietnam Veteran You must fill out the application form. 2010 Gates Millennium Scholars African American, Indian/Alaska Native, Must be submitted Asian Pacific Islander American or online January 11, 2010 Hispanic American by 11:59 p.m. or the A citizen/legal permanent resident of the paper application United States postmarked January 11, Have attained a cumulative non weighted 2010 GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale or earned a GED Application available Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility online at www.gmsp.org criteria Must have three required forms, Nominee, Or see Ms. Weier in the Nominator and Recommender Counseling Center Aurora Health Foundation Aurora offers 10 scholarships not all Applications available Scholarships require a health care career. online at Aurora Sheboygan Clinic Scholarship – is www.aurora.org/scholars offered to employees of Aurora hip or in the counseling Sheboygan Clinic and the Central Billing center due to be Office returned to the Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical counseling center Center Scholarship – is awarded to a January 8 student enrolled in an accredited medical, nursing or health related program Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center Volunteer Services Scholarship – this scholarship honors the many volunteers and the thousands of hours of service given annually to Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Staff Family Scholarship – this scholarship is available to an employee of the medical center, their child or grandchild and who is enrolled in an accredited medical, nursing or other health related program. Aurora Cont. Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Staff Scholarship – to be awarded to a deserving high school student enrolled in an accredited medical, nursing or other health related program. Aurora Surgery Center (Valley View Medical Center) Staff Scholarship - This is given to students enrolled in an accredited medical health related program. Aurora Surgery Center (Valley View Medical Center) Staff Plus Scholarships - This is given to students enrolled in an accredited medical health related program. Helping Hands Scholarship – to be awarded to students enrolled in medical, nursing or other health related programs Eleanor A. Jung Scholarship – to be awarded to a female student displaying exceptional leadership abilities and superior academic achievement and who is enrolled in an accredited medical, nursing or other health-related program. Woman’s Club of Sheboygan Scholarship - awarded to any Sheboygan County resident enrolled in an accredited medical, nursing or health related program. The Retired Enlisted Association Military Affiliation is the most important Due in the Counseling Scholarship (TREA) qualification Center January 25 Financial need is the second most important Wisconsin Public Service Must live within the company’s service Due in the Counseling area. Center January 25th. Applications are available online at www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/news/sc holarhsips.aspx ACT National High School Poster Design a poster including visuals and tag More information in the Contest line that from your perspective Counseling Center and encourages students to attend college must be postmarked no and to take the ACT test as their college later than January 30, entrance exam. 2010. Wisconsin Professional Police Must be enrolling in a course of study Due in the Counseling Association leading to a degree in police science or Center January 25th criminal justice. Sheboygan Rotary West Foundation Must be studying at either a four year Applications available in college or two year technical school the Counseling Center. Sheboygan Rotary West cont. You must be in the top 25% of their class Due date Feb 9, 2010 but not in the top 10%. You must be planning to study in a service-related career fields. UW Sheboygan Freshman Although most scholarships are awarded Applications available in Scholarship primarily for academic achievement the Counseling Center (minimum cumulative 3.0 G.P.A), other Feb 19 considerations, such as extra-curricular activities and financial need, play an important part in the selection process. Wisconsin Education Association Only high school seniors are eligible to Applications available in Council (WEAC) apply whose parent qualifies in one of the the Counseling Center membership categories listed, an active and are due Feb 12 WEAC member, an active WEAC retired member, a parent who died while holding a WEAC membership The student must rank in the top 25% of the class or have achieved a 3.0 cumulative grade point average Must plan to pursue an education major or minor and intend to teach in Wisconsin Oh The Places You Will Go This scholarship recognizes a high school Application available in senior who understands and values the Counseling Center Must limitless possibilities that education can be postmarked Feb 15. offer with a $5000 scholarship award. Schneider-Emanuel American Must be either a Veteran and an America Due in the Counseling Legion Scholarship Legion Member holding a current official Center February 22 membership card at the time of application and at the beginning of high education pursuit A son/daughter, grandson/granddaughter whose father/grandfather, mother/grandmother, or legal guardian is a member of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion holding a current official membership card at the time of application and at the beginning of higher educational pursuit. Badgerland Financial - Agriculture Must be pursuing your interest and Due in the Counseling Scholarship studies in an ag-related field at a short Center Feb 22 course, technical/trade school Sheboygan Falls Conservation Club Must intend to major in one of the Due in the Counseling following fields of environmental Center Feb 22 management: Resource Science, Law Enforcement, Forestry, Resources Administration, Fisheries Management, Wildlife Management, Zoology, Environmental Education, Marine Biology, Environmental Science 2010 BBB Student of Integrity The Better Business Bureau Foundation Due in the Counseling Scholarship will offer a $2,500 scholarship to a Center Feb 22 Wisconsin high school student who has demonstrated character, leadership and ethical values; providing the opportunity to continue his or her education beyond high school. US Bank Internet Scholarship Available to high school seniors and Apply on line through college undergraduates March at Forty $1,000 scholarships awarded in a usbank.com/studentloan random drawing s NO ESSAYS Apply on line at usbank.com/studentloans Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship Looking for unique individuals Applications available in The HVK is primarily a leadership award the Counseling Center. Recipients must be able scholars, of Due date March 1st. course but beyond that, they must be motivated to become leaders in their chosen fields. They must be people who want to do more, to contribute more. They must be people who have enough imagination to aspire and to dream and yet enough common sense to plan realistically. Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholarship Scholarship created for artistically gifted Applications available in students. This scholarship will identify, the Counseling Center. recognize and encourage talented senior Due date March 1st. students who demonstrate excellence in Dance, Music, Music/Jazz, Music/Voice, Theater, Photography, Visual Arts or Writing. Kohler Foundation opens this scholarship competition to talented students attending any one of the twelve Sheboygan County High schools and who plans on a career in an arts field. UW Platteville Community Must be a graduating senior of South High Applications must be Scholarship for Sheboygan South School and be attending UW Platteville in submitted by March 1st, High School the fall of 2010. 2010 Apply online at www.uwplatt.edu/foundation/csp/apply.ht ml 2010 Kwik Trip Community Must currently be enrolled as a high Applications must be Scholarship school senior submitted by March 8th. Must be accepted at an accredited college/university in the United States and taking a minimum of 6 credit hours Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher Must exemplify the portion of Kwik Trip’s mission statement: “To Make a Difference in Someone’s Life” Charter Communication Must be a graduating high school senior Applications available Must be a resident of Wisconsin, online at Minnesota, or Illinois www.chartermainstreetgl Must plan to major in one of the following d.com or in the areas of focus: marketing, accounting, counseling center due in business management, communications, the counseling center computer technology, engineering, or a March 24, 2010 Charter Cont. related field at an accredited college. Must maintain a minimum 3.0 grade point average Lincoln Erdman School Top 50% of North or South High School Due in the Counseling graduating senior class Center April 6th. Must attend a private, public, or technical school in or out of state, following high school graduation. Must have attended Lincoln-Erdman elementary for at least three years Must have been active in at least two extra-curricular activities in or outside of school during high school years.
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