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Senior Newsletter January 2012 Important Dates January 15, 2012 VU Scholarship Application Deadline January 19, 2012 Financial Aid Night, 6:30pm Cafeteria Application Deadline for Lilly Scholarship February 1, 2012 Application Deadline for Local Scholarships through the Daviess Co. Comm. Foundation February 12, 2012 College Goal Sunday, 2pm local time, 40 sites March 10, 2012 Deadline to file a 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Guidance Announcements Please plan to attend our Financial Aid Night, Thursday, January 19th, 2012 at 6:30pm in the cafeteria. A financial aid administrator from VU will be here to present on filing the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Vincennes University Scholarship Application Deadline is January 15, 2012. University of Saint Francis’ School of Creative Arts is hosting ‘Talent Day’ on Friday, March 2, 2012. Talent Day is an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors interested in attending the University of Saint Francis to submit a portfolio or audition for talent scholarships. If interested, please call 260-399-7700 ext. 8001. The National Association for College Admission Counseling invites sophomores, juniors, and seniors to the National College Fair on Sunday, February 26, 2012 at the Kentucky International Convention Center from 2:00-5:00pm. Students can register for the college fair at www.gotomyncf.com. All Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve military men and women and their families now have free access to professional tutors 24 hours a day, seven days per week. It’s timely, efficient, and individualized instruction helps students get their homework done and come to school ready to learn. Tutors are available in all math, science, social studies, and English subjects. Students and families may access the service at www.tutor.com/military to sign up. Students who have been admitted to Purdue University are encouraged to consider being a member of Cooperative Housing. The 12 cooperative houses on Purdue’s campus average 30 residents each. Currently, there are 7 women’s houses and 5 men’s houses. Members of 2 cooperative housing share household responsibilities such as cleaning and preparing meals to maintain a comfortable living environment and reduce living costs. Costs range from $2,500- $3,200 annually. For more information, please visit www.purduecooperatives.org. Wabash Valley College has reduced tuition rates for Daviess County Indiana students. Rates are $114/credit hour. Programs offered include: Advanced Manufacturing, Ag Technology, Nursing, Radio-TV Broadcasting, Social Services Specialist, Gunsmithing, Legal Secretary, Marketing Business Management, Diesel Equipment Technology, Early Childhood Education. Call 1-866- 982-4322 for more information. I.U.O.E Local No. 841 will be accepting applications for Apprenticeship and Training beginning Tuesday, January 3, 2012 through Tuesday, January 31, 2012. Please visit the Guidance Office for more information. Twenty-first Century Scholars-here are some important dates for you to keep in mind: February 24, 2012 there will be campus visits to USI, U of E, and Ivy Tech. Must reserve your spot by February 17th. April 3, 2012 there will be a campus visit to Oakland City University. Reserve your spot by March 28th. April 21, 2012 there will be an Indiana State University State Scholar Day. Reserve your spot by April 16th. June 29, 2012 there will be a campus visit to Franklin College. Reserve your spot by February 17th. If you are interested in any of these events contact Barbie at 888-772-4652. Financial Aid Info Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Paper applications will not be available in the guidance office. To file a paper application, students may download a PDF FAFSA from www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov (click on ‘FAFSA Filing Options’) and submit it by postal mail. Students without access to the internet may ask the financial aid office at their chosen college whether the school can submit the FAFSA on their behalf; or they may request a paper FAFSA from 1-800-433-3243. In order to file your FAFSA online you will need a personal identification number (PIN), which you can now apply for online at www.pin.edu.gov. Students and parents will both need separate pin’s to electronically sign the FAFSA form. Please note this PIN will be utilized throughout your child’s college career. Please take extra care to keep it in a secure location where you will be able to refer back to it year after year. If you need help by phone, call 1-800-433-3243. Please note the deadline for filing your FAFSA is a March 10th receipt deadline. This means your application must be received by the Federal processor on or before March 10, 2012 in order to be considered for any state aid. Following the March 10th deadline, if your student has any edits or corrections to make to their FAFSA, these edits must be made by May 15, 2012 in order to stay in the state grant pool. SSACI (State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana) will no longer use paper edit letters or award letters to communicate with students. (You will not receive anything via the mail. It will be sent to the email you list on your FAFSA.) SSACI will use emails to alert students of their eligibility or required edits. Beginning mid February it is the student’s ultimate responsibility to review their state grant file on eStudent (www.ssaci.in.gov/estudent) to know if there is anything they need to do before SSACI’s correction deadline of May 15, 2012. 3 Sometimes colleges or universities require additional forms to apply for institutional aid. Students will want to check with their college or university for any institutional aid deadlines or additional required forms. Remember, filing a FAFSA is required in order to keep your scholarship if you are a 21st Century Scholar. Scholars must also have on file a completed affirmation form in order to keep your award. If you are unsure if you have submitted your affirmation form, please see me as soon as possible or contact the Twenty First Century Scholars Office. College Goal Sunday will be held Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2:00pm local time. This is a free, state-wide event in which students and families can receive help filling out their 2012-2013 FAFSA from financial aid administrators. There are various sites across the state. Typically, VU or Jasper are the closest sites for our students. More information, including site locations can be found at www.collegegoalsunday.org. Federal Student Aid resources for students can be found at: www.studentaid.ed.gov; www.youtube.com/collegedotgov; college.gov; www.fafsa.gov; www.facebook.com/college.gov STUDENTS/PARENTS NEED TO LIST AN EMAIL ADDRESS ON THEIR FAFSA REMEMBER WHAT EMAIL ADDRESS YOU LIST CHECK YOUR EMAIL REGULARLY STUDENTS NEED TO VISIT WWW.SSACI.IN.GOV/ESTUDENT TO ACTIVATE THEIR STATE GRANT ACCOUNT FOR THEIR REVIEW!!! REMEMBER DEADLINES!!! Helpful Links www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/guide - Funding Education Beyond High School booklet www.pin.ed.gov – website to request a pin to file FAFSA online www.ssaci.in.gov/estudent - eStudent website www.barr.k12.in.us/Guidance -link to Barr-Reeve Guidance page with scholarship book and previous newsletters with additional scholarship listings. College Preview Days Indiana State University is offering Audition/Scholarships dates for music January 23, February 10, February 11, and February 20. For more information see Mrs. Sward. Ball State University will be hosting Theatre and Dance Auditions on campus February 11 and 25, 2012. Deadline for applications is January 30, 2012. 4 University of Southern Indiana: USI will be hosting Southern Hospitality Days on numerous dates this spring. The dates are: January 28, February 18, March 17, and March 31. Please visit www.usi.edu/admissn/visit.asp or email@example.com to register. Oakland City University: OCU will be holding Focus days on their main campus for prospective students on January 16, March 30, and March 31. To register visit www.oak.edu. Indiana University: IU offers Discover IU days Monday through Friday most week days of the year and on many Saturdays. Call (812) 855-0661 to schedule an appointment. Rose-Hulman: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers individual visit days throughout the week. To schedule a visit is best to request the date you wish to attend two weeks ahead of time. You can register online or call 800-248-7448. Indiana State University: ISU has scheduled Sycamore Preview Days for January 24, February 20, and April 14. To register, call 1-800-GO-TO-ISU or online www.indstate.edu. University Of Evansville: U of E has scheduled several open houses for prospective students. Upcoming dates for these events are January 16, March 17, and April 21. If you are interested in attending, register online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ball State University: Ball State University Art Department will be hosting its annual Open House and Portfolio Review on Saturday, February 18, 2012. For registration information go to: www.bsu.edu/art/openhouse. Marion University: Marion University will be hosting Nursing Encounter Day April 13th. Register for this event by visiting www.marian.edu. Trine University: Trine University will be hosting visit days January 28, February 20, March 17 and 24, and April 27. For more info visit trine.edu/visit. Kettering University: Kettering University will be hosting a visit day May 19, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm. Sign up today at admissions.kettering.edu.visit. Students are allowed two days of college visitations during their senior year. It is the responsibility of the student/parent to set up an individual college visit. To do so, you should contact the Admissions Office at the particular university at least 2 weeks prior to the date you would like to visit. Students must have proper paperwork (2 forms) on file in the guidance office for the absence to be excused and not count as an absence. Scholarships and Financial Aid 4-H Scholarships Award: Varies School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be in 4-H. If interested, please see Mrs. Sward. Deadline: Unknown 5 Crane Federal Credit Union Scholarships Award: Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be high school senior and be a member of the Crane Federal Credit Union for a minimum of three months prior to the date the scholarships are awarded. Applicants must be the primary member on the account. Must be enrolled full time in the fall of 2012 at a technical, two year or four year college or university; must have a 2.0 GPA or above. Applications are available at all CFCU locations and on our website at www.cranecu.org after January 15th. Deadline: March 1, 2012 Daviess Community Hospital Foundation Scholarships Award: $1,500; Multiple awards will be given School: Any Major: Any Criteria: High school seniors, college students, and non-traditional students, including those who work and attend part time, have dependents other than a spouse, are single parents, or who hold GED certificates and who live in Daviess, Martin, and Pike County or are children of hospital full and part time employees are eligible for scholarships as long as they will be attending an accredited educational institution in pursuit of a career in the field of healthcare, with a potential for pursuing a career that fulfills a local community need. Applications available online at www.dchosp.org. Deadline: March 1, 2012 Old National Community Matters Scholarships Award: $1,000 scholarships School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Applicants must reside in a community where Old National is located or provides services; be a current Kid$ Start Savings account holder or ONBU Student Checking account holder; be a graduating high school senior planning to attend a post secondary institution in the fall of 2012 or be in freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of college; demonstrate a commitment to community service and provide documentation of the service; may be not an employee of ONB or its subsidiaries or an employee’s immediate family member; may not be a previous Old National Community Matters scholarship recipient. Apply online at www.oldnational.com/kids. Deadline: March 19, 2012 Imagine America Scholarship Award: $1,000 School: Technical School Major: Any Criteria: Barr-Reeve High School has five of these scholarships we can award on a first-come first- serve basis. Students must be attending one of Imagine America’s participating colleges. For more information, visit www.imagine-america.org. Deadline: Rolling 6 Daviess County Extension Homemakers Scholarship Award: $100 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be daughter, granddaughter, son, or grandson of a Daviess County Extension Homemaker who lives in Daviess County or in the home of a member who lives in another county is eligible. Must be a high school senior with at least a 3.0 GPA; Deadline: March 1, 2012 Vincennes University’s Middle Income Hoosier Scholarship Award: $250 per semester for two years, with an additional $250 refund provided to students who earn an associate degree in five semesters or fewer. School: Vincennes University Major: Any Criteria: To qualify, Hoosier students cannot qualify for any state or federal grant funds, must have an adjusted gross income of less than $75,000, be a full-time student, and maintain a 2.5 GPA. Deadline: January 15, 2012 Indiana Association for the Gifted Scholarship Award: Up to three $2000 awards School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Indiana Association for the Gifted has established a scholarship program for high ability students who will enter college the following fall. Students must apply for the award. Applications are available online at www.iag-online.org. Deadline: March 19, 2012 Ball State University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship Award: Varies School: Ball State University Major: Any Criteria: Must be high school senior. This scholarship is available to the children and grandchildren of active members of the Ball State University Alumni Association. Applications are available at www.bsu.edu/alumni. Deadline: February 3, 2012 Indiana State Teachers Association Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Award: $1,000 renewable award School: Any Major: Industrial Technology, Vocational Education, or Technical Preparation Criteria: Only ethnic-minority individuals may apply. The Minority Affairs Committee will use the following criteria for selection: Academic Achievement, Leadership ability, Essay, and Recommendations. Apply online at www.ista-in.org. Once you are on the website, click on the ‘Member’ tab at the top left, then click on ‘Member Services’, and then click on ‘Awards and Scholarships’. Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1st. Indiana State Teachers Association Career Scholarship Award: $1,000 scholarship; renewable 7 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian must be an Indiana State Teachers Association member. The scholarship committee will use the following criteria for selection: academic achievement, leadership ability, essay, and recommendations. Apply online at www.ista-in.org. Once you are on the website, click on the ‘Member’ tab at the top left, then click on ‘Member Services’, and then click on ‘Awards and Scholarships’. Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1st. Indiana State Teachers Association Damon P. Moore Scholarship Award: $1,000 scholarship, renewable School: Any Major: Must be pursuing a teaching license. Criteria: Only ethnic-minority individuals who are pursuing a teaching license may apply. The Minority Affairs Committee will use the following criteria for selection: Academic Achievement, Leadership ability, Essay, and Recommendations. Apply online at www.ista-in.org. Once you are on the website, click on the ‘Member’ tab at the top left, then click on ‘Member Services’, and then click on ‘Awards and Scholarships’. Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1st. Indiana State Teachers Association Educator Scholarship Award: $1,000 scholarship, renewable School: Any Major: Must be pursuing a teaching license. Criteria: The applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian must be an active Indiana State Teachers Association member and the applicant must be pursuing a teaching license. The scholarship committee will use the following criteria for selection: academic achievement, leadership ability, essay, and recommendation letters. Apply online at www.ista-in.org. Once you are on the website, click on the ‘Member’ tab at the top left, then click on ‘Member Services’, and then click on ‘Awards and Scholarships’. Deadline: Applications must be received by March 1st. Nancy Jaynes Memorial Scholarship Award Award: up to $1,500 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be an Indiana high school senior whose parent is currently battling breast cancer or who has lost a parent to breast cancer. Applications are available online at www.breastcancerplate.org/scholarships. Deadline: February 11, 2012 Vancouver Restaurant Scholarship Award: $500 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must be between the ages of 15-21 as of May 30, 2012. You must be a full time student in 2012 in either high school or college and answer the essay question found on the application page. Applications are available at www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php. Deadline: May 30, 2012 Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship 8 Award: $5,000 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: To be eligible for this scholarship you must be under 25 years of age, be a high school senior or in your first year of college. Applications can be found at www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php Deadline: May 30, 2012 Big Dig Scholarship Award: $3,000 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be in grade 12 and entering your first year of college or be in your 1st or 2nd year of college, must submit an essay that is under 1000 words by the stated deadline. Applications can be found by going to: www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php Deadline: June 1, 2012 Man Mac Automatic Scholarship Award: $500 School: Not listed Major: Not listed Criteria: Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in Fall 2012. Application available at www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship.php Deadline: June 15, 2012 Hoosier Horsepower Essay Contest Award: four $2,000 awards School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be high school senior in Indiana and enroll in an accredited college or university in the U.S. Essay winners will be awarded based on academic achievement, leadership and community service in addition to their essay detailing how today’s farmers are working to tackle tomorrow’s needs for food, fiber, and fuel. Applications are available online at www.colts.com/fanzone/contest-and-promotions/hoosierhorsepower.html. Deadline: February 17, 2012 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Evansville Scholarship Award: Two $500 scholarships will be awarded School: Any Major: Any Criteria: In order to be eligible applicants must be the children of a parent who has had breast cancer or who has died from breast cancer, exhibit financial need and live within the Evansville Tri-State Affiliate service area (Daviess Co., Indiana included). Applications are available online at www.komenevansville.org. Click on Grants, College Scholarships and then Local Scholarship. Deadline: March 16, 2012 Knights of Pythias of Indiana Poster Contest 9 Award: Varies School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Open to any high school student in grades 9-12; Create a poster/Visual Arts Contests entitled “Don’t be a bully, be a friend.” If interested, please see Mrs. Sward for additional contest rules. Deadline: April 6, 2012 Knights of Pythias Scholarship Award: $1,000 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be a senior in high school and a resident of Indiana with a 3.0 GPA or above; Applicant MUST submit SAT or ACT scores; Applications are available in the guidance office or online at www. Knightsofpythiasofnewcastle.com (Click on “forms” on the left buttons..then on public form/rules) Do NOT email applications! This is separate from the poster contest. Students may compete for both. Ronald McDonald US Scholarship Program Award: Varies School: Any Major: Any Criteria: The Ronald McDonald House Charities scholarship program seeks to invest in students who are exemplary role models in their communities and have the initiative to fulfill their educational goals. Different scholarship programs are available based on ethnicity. Visit www.rmhc.org to learn more or apply! Deadline: January 27, 2012 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award Award: Varies School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Young entrepreneurs who are graduating high school seniors are eligible to receive a 2012 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award. Qualilfied candidates must be operating a small business. Visit www.NFIB.com/YEA to learn more or to apply. Deadline: N/A David K. Lynch Memorial Scholarship Award: $500 School: Any in Indiana Major: Any Criteria: Graduating seniors of Washington High School, Washington Catholic High School, Barr- Reeve High School, or North Daviess High School who also attended Lena Dunn Elementary School. Please visit www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2012 McKinley Vance Agri-Business Scholarship Award: $1,020 School: Any Major: Agriculture or related field Criteria: Graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school with a scholastic rank in the upper third of their class. Applicants must have participated in 4-H for at least 4 years. Please visit www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2012 10 Peoples Bank/German American Bancorp Scholarship Fund Award: $430 School: Any Major: Business or related field Criteria: Graduating seniors of any Daviess County high school with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants must be planning to major in a business related course of study at any accredited college or university. Please visit www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2012 Dwight Risley Scholarship Award: $27,140 is available to be divided multiple ways School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Graduating seniors of any Daviess County High School for tuition, books, and required fees of post-secondary education. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and good scholastic standing. Please visit www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org to apply. Deadline: February 1, 2012 Ray L. Angerer Memorial Scholarship Award: $800 School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be communicant members of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Washington, IN, pursuing a post-secondary degree at any accredited college, university, or vocational institution. Applicants may be graduating high school seniors, current college students, or non-traditional students. Please contact the Westminster Presbyterian Church at 254- 4443 for application and deadline. Deadline: Not listed Lawrell Ray Hilgeman Memorial Scholarship Award: $850 School: Any Major: Any major or performing arts Criteria: Graduating seniors residing or attending high school in Indiana who have been involved in productions featured at Veale Creek Theatre in Washington, Indiana during their high school years. If you have been involved in performing arts while in high school or if you plan to study performing arts, you would be eligible to apply. Contact the Veale Creek Theatre in Washington at 254-7315 for application and deadline. Deadline: Not listed Melba Jean Racener Scholarship Award: To be determined School: Any Major: Advertising, marketing, communications, or a related field Criteria: Graduating seniors of any accredited high school whose home residence is in Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, or Warrick counties in Indiana. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Contact the Vanderburgh Community Foundation at 812-422-1245 if interested. Deadline: Not listed Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Award: Full tuition, required fees, and an annual stipend of up to $900 School: Any Indiana College or University Major: Any 11 Criteria: Must be a resident of Daviess County, a graduate of an accredited Daviess County high school, and be available for an interview if chosen as a finalist. Must also choose the college or university you will attend no later than May 1, 2012. There will only be one winner in Daviess County. Please visit www.daviesscommunityfoundation.org to apply. Deadline: January 19, 2012 Air Force ROTC Scholarship Program Award: 4- and 3- year scholarships though High School Scholarship Program. School: IU *Other Universities offer ROTC Programs as well Major: Must major in the field in which they are awarded a scholarship (example: Engineering) Criteria: Must be a US citizen graduating from High School and be at least 17 years old before scholarship activation. Deadline: The Scholarship cycle begins in the spring of the student’s junior year and continues through December of his/her senior year. Foundation of Rural Service Scholarship Award: Thirty $2,500 scholarships will be awarded School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be a high school senior with a home phone that starts with 388, 444, 486, 644, or 687. It should be noted that preference will be given to individuals expressing an interest to return to work in a rural area following graduation. Applicants should have a C grade average. Deadline: March 1, 2012 MasterBrand Cabinets, Inc. Scholarship Award: Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded; renewable for four years School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Parents must work for MBCI; applicant must be a graduating senior with a 3.0. Applications are available in the guidance office. Deadline: April 1, 2012 Playing with Purpose Award Award: $12,700 of scholarships are available School: Any Major: Any Criteria: Must be a high school sophomore, junior, or senior, maintaining a minimum “C” grade average or higher. Must be a current varsity level athlete in one or more sports while also being a committed follower of Jesus Christ. Apply online at www.playingwithpurpose.org. Deadline: March 1, 2012 American Legion Scholarships Award: Various scholarships School: Any Major: Varies Criteria: We have a CD in the guidance office with ‘Need a Lift?’ , an electronic booklet updated annually by the American Legion to serve as a complete financial-aid reference guide to veterans, veterans’ dependents and members of the American Legion family. If interested, please see Mrs. Sward. 12 TESTING INFORMATION 2012 SAT DATES: Test Date: Regular Registration Deadline: Late Registration Deadline: March 10 February 10 February 24 May 5 April 6 April 20 June 2 May 8 May 22 2011-2012 ACT DATES: Test Date: Regular Registration Deadline: Late Registration Deadline: February 11 January 13 January 20 April 14 March 9 March 23 June 9 May 4 May 18 The Army has developed a new test prep program for you! March 2 Success is an online test prep course that will provide help with taking standardized tests, and improve math, language arts, and science skills. March 2 Success is a free program. To start your own test prep check out www.March2Success.com! Remember if you are a 21st Century Scholar or in Project Aspire, you can get a fee waiver for the $50 test registration fee. Please see Mrs. Sward or the Project Aspire representatives to obtain a fee waiver. To register for the SAT please visit sat.collegeboard.org/register To register for the ACT please visit www.actstudent.org Barr-Reeve CEEB Code to register is 152-395.
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