Senior Guidance News March 1 2012 by 2ix90rw8

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									                                                    SENIOR
                                               GUIDANCE NEWS
                                           2011/2012 -SCHOOL YEAR
                                                 March 1, 2012

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
10 Twitter Handles to Help With Your Scholarship Search:

1. @ScholarshipsUSA: Great Scholarship Guide posts about scholarship information, scholarship guides, financial aid, and
general education-related news.

2. @scholarshipscom: With the tagline, "Find Money for College," you know immediately what this group is about.
Scholarships.com tweets include contest opportunities (they host a "short and tweet" contest worth $1,000; second- and third-
place winners each receive a Kindle) and information about college admissions and advice.

3. @Collegemoneyblg: Tips on paying for college with financial aid, student loans, and scholarships, by College Money Insider.

4. @USNewsEducation: U.S.News & World Report writes about education news and other issues related to college (and
publishes this blog).

5. @College_Success: College Success Foundation provides scholarships and support that low-income students need to be
successful in college, the workforce, and life.

6. @GilmanProgram: The Gilman Scholarship Program offers study abroad scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students who
have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad. Tweets range from scholarship deadlines and tips to peeks at the
daily lives of current scholarship recipients who are studying abroad.

7. @FulbrightSchlrs: Follow if you're interested in news, deadlines, and upcoming information sessions regarding the Fulbright
Scholar Program, which is administered by the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange Scholars
and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

8. @Zinch: In addition to college search news and a nationwide network of students, Zinch also offers three-sentence essay
contests (winners earn $1,000 toward their education) and college interview tips.

9. @cokescholars: Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation is working to provide scholarships and alumni enrichment opportunities for
students with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to make a difference in the world, and offers advice and information on its own
scholarship and deadlines as well as general financial aid and academic advice.

10. @ScholAmerica. Scholarship America works to mobilize America, through scholarships and educational support, to make
postsecondary education possible for all students.



OPEN HOUSE:

SOUTHERN MAINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 11:00 am –
3:30 pm / For more information, including directions, visit: www.smccME.edu/openhouse

SCHOLARSHIPS:
PLEASE SEE GUIDANCE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIPS:

THE LEAGUE OF N.H. CRAFTSMEN SCHOLARSHIP: The League of N.H. Craftsmen is pleased to offer a $1,000
scholarship to a deserving graduating senior pursuing an education in the field of craft related studies. Please come to the
Guidance Office and pick up an application. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2012.


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ARCH CLINTON LUTHER III SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION: The applicant must be a citizen of the United States and
a high school senior who plans to enter college in the fall of 2012 to pursue a curriculum in science (except for medicine),
mathematics, or engineering. The application procedure requires the student to write a letter containing information as described
in the attached flyer, to the attention of the Trustees of the Foundation at the address below. Please come to the Guidance Office
and pick up an application. Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2012.

NEW HAMPSHIRE ROAD AGENTS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: Two $1,200 awards will be given to a graduating
senior in the top 25% of his or her class and proceeding on to an accredited post secondary institution or to a student currently
enrolled in a post secondary institution, who is a son or daughter of a NH Road Agents Association member, which includes
entire municipalities and companies. Please come to the Guidance Office and pick up an application. The application deadline
is April 1, 2012.

JOHN B. ANDREWS SCHOLARSHIP FUND: The John B. Andrews Scholarship Fund is open to children of New
Hampshire municipal, school, county and village district employees and officials of any unit of local government that is a
member/participant in New Hampshire Local Government Center (LGC) services. To download an application, please visit
www.nhlgc.org and click on: About LGC > Initiatives. A minimum of 10 scholarships in the amount of $750 will be awarded
statewide. Applications must be postmarked by: March 9, 2012.

JANICE M. SCOTT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND: Qualification/Eligibility guidelines are: a) US Citizen or
permanent resident of US b) GPA of 3.0/equivalent or higher (out of a 4.0 scale) c) High School Senior who will matriculate
full-time at a US accredited four-year college or university within the fifty states or District of Columbia starting at the beginning
of the fall semester or quarter of 2012. d) Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participating in community services or
other extra curricular activities. e) Combined adjusted income of the parents cannot exceed $100,000. There will be three to five
scholarships and the amount of each scholarship will be $2,500. Please come to the Guidance Office and pick up an application.
Mail the completed application packet so that it is received or postmarked on or before the deadline date of March 31,
2012.

COMPARE CARDS SCHOLARSHIP: http://www.comparecards.com/about/credit-cards-scholarship To win this scholarship,
students must submit a short (500-1000 word) essay on one of the following topics:
1. What is the positive impact that debt can have on a student? Is there a positive impact?
2. If you are awarded this scholarship, what does it mean to be financially responsible in college?
Deadline: May 29, 2012

								
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