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									                                                Announcements
                                                 from the GCHS
                                                Guidance Office




                                            In the MARCH
                                           Announcements,
                                             you will find


     Buick Achievers Scholarship Program                     KHEAA Teachers Scholarship


         Your KHEAA Connection link                           News You Can Use - ACT


  Kentucky Federation of Republican Women                      Repeat Information

KY State University LSAMP Summer Bridge Prog.


           ACT Parent Newsletter


     Upcoming Scheduling for 2022-2012


  New Website: www.garrardguidance.com


               Aviation Camps


           http://Scholarships.org


          Mary Jo Young Scholarship
SENIORS
Buick Achievers Scholarship Program




The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. We are looking to celebrate motivated, passionate,
college bound students nationwide. Help us discover the next generation of achievers. They may
qualify for up to $25,000/year for four years! But they have to apply before the March 31deadline!!

We encourage applicants who:
1. will be enrolling for full-time study as first-time
   freshmen at a 4-year college or university
2. plan to major in one of the following: Science,
   Technology, Engineering, Math, Business
   Administration, Finance, Marketing, or Design
3. are interested in a career in the automotive
   or related industries
ALL Students
KHEAA
The March Your KHEAA College Connection is posted on www.kheaa.com/ Students and Parents/Your KHEAA College Connection
Newsletters . You can get to it by clicking on the link that says “Click here for the latest edition of Your KHEAA College Connection.”
The March issue contains the following articles:

•         Tips on comparing award letters from college

      •      School and package comparison
      •      Adults returning to school can find lots of help
      •      Use credit cards wisely
      •      Scholarship helps students take AP, dual credit classes
      •      Federal student aid programs can help pay college costs
      •      KESPT offers free activity book for children
      •      Dream Out Loud challenge reminder
      •      College grants available for adult students
      •      Report details outreach activities for FY2010
      •      Byrd scholarship available for GED recipients
      •      Senior year planner

http://www.kheaa.com/website/kheaa/collegeconnection?main=1




SENIOR GIRLS
Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship Program
    The KFRW seeks to grant one scholarship annually in the amount of $1000 for college-bound high school senior
    girls. The qualified applicant will graduate from a Kentucky high school in 2011, be a registered Republican and
    plan to enroll in a course of study at an accredited college or university in Kentucky.

    The completed application will include the following:
           ● Completed application form
           ● A one-page typed essay describing a Republican woman you admire or who has influenced your life
           ● An official copy of your high school transcript
           ● Two letters of recommendation

    Your completed application must be mailed to KFRW Scholarship Chairman, Tina Fox no later than MAY 15, 2011

    Tina Fox
    206 West 13th Street
    Benton, KY 42025

    Applications are available in the guidance office.
SENIOR GIRLS
National Federation of Republican Women Scholarship Program

Scholarships
To involve more young women in the political process and to provide educational opportunities, the National Federation of Republican Women
offers several scholarships and internships to female students.

To apply, please download the following applications or send a self-addressed stamped-envelope to NFRW headquarters, Attn: Scholarships
and Internships, 124 N. Alfred St., Alexandria, VA, 22314.

We wish you the best of luck with your education goals!




NATIONAL PATHFINDER SCHOLARSHIP

The National Federation of Republican Women established the National Pathfinder Scholarship Fund in 1985 in honor of First Lady Nancy
Reagan. The three annual scholarships of $2,500 provide financial assistance and support to women seeking undergraduate or graduate
degrees. Undergraduate sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as students enrolled in a master's degree program, are eligible to apply for
the scholarship. Recent high school graduates and undergraduate freshmen are not eligible. Scholarship winners may not reapply.

Deadline: Applications due to State Federation Presidents by JUNE 1.


  Download application:




BETTY RENDEL SCHOLARSHIP

The National Federation of Republican Women established the Betty Rendel Scholarship Fund in September 1995 in honor of NFRW Past
President Betty Rendel's extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to the Republican Party in her home state of Indiana, as well as at the
national level. The three annual scholarships of $1,000 are awarded to female undergraduates who are majoring in political science,
government or economics and have successfully completed at least two years of college coursework. The recipients are chosen from
applicants from across the nation. Scholarship winners may not reapply.

Deadline: Applications due to State Federation Presidents by JUNE 1.


  Download application:




Kentucky State University
LSAMP Summer Bridge Program
Kentucky State University will be hosting a three week long summer bridge program to introduce a select group of rising
11th and 12th graders to science and engineering career opportunities. This National Science Foundation funded LSAMP
Summer Bridge program will run from June 12th through July 1st, 2011. The program is designed to increase the number
of minorities pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Participants will have the opportunity
to take inquiry-based science and mathematics workshops, and visit several research facilities. Selected students will
receive a stipend of $750 ($250/week) in addition to on-campus room and board. Application deadline is
April 15, 2011

Applicants must be rising juniors or seniors during the fall 2011 semester with an overall GPA of 2.8 or better and ACT
score of 20 or better.

http://www.kysu.edu/academics/collegesAndSchools/collegeofmathematicssciencestechnologyandhealth/mathematicsandsciences/
lsamp.htm
ACT Parent
Newsletter




Welcome to ACT Parent, a monthly newsletter designed to help you help your children succeed in middle school and
high school as they prepare for college and careers.

To better serve parents, please contact us to suggest topic ideas at actparent@act.org.

In this issue:

       Examining Financial Aid Awards
       College Search … On the Go!
       Summer + Skills = Success
       ACT Test Date Reminder




FYI
2011-2012 Scheduling
Within the next few weeks, we will begin the scheduling process for the 2011-2012 school year.

We will begin by going to the middle school and speak to the 8th graders who will be transiting to the high school.
Parents of 8th grader, be on the look-out for the pre-registration materials that will be sent home for your signature.

Shortly, thereafter, we will distribute scheduling information to grades 9-11.




FYI
New Website
We are trying our hands at an inexpensive website. 

www.garrardguidance.com

Currently, we are uploading these announcements, graduation requirements and testing information.

This is new for us, so please be patient as we figure things out.
Aviation Camps
Summer 2011
                                                        Aviation Camps
                                     Summer of 2011 at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky,
                                     Blue Grass Airport; and other sites in Kentucky

*Help fly an actual airplane like the one above plus learn about the science of aeronautics,
navigation, weather, flight simulation, aircraft design, careers in aviation, museum exhibits
plus much more. Receive a camp T-shirt and flight log plus other aviation materials. Lunches
and snacks are provided.




       Lexington Camps                 Other Camps in Kentucky
● June 9 - 10    Level 1 - ages 10 – 11        ● July   5-6    Bowling Green

● June 13 - 14   Level 2 - ages 12 - 13        ● July   7-8    Bowling Green

● June 16 - 17   Level 1 - ages 10 – 11       ● July 11 - 12 Pikeville

● June 20 - 21   Level 2 - ages 12 – 13       ● July 14 - 15 Hazard

● June 23 - 24   Level 3 - ages 14 – 15        ● July 19 - 20 Louisville




Applications can be downloaded from the museum website at www.aviationky.org

Questions ? Call (859) 353-0467 and leave a message or email
camps2011@aviationky.org If financial aid is necessary to attend, see the website for a
scholarship application. Some scholarships may be available.


All Lexington camps are held at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky at Blue Grass Airport
from 8:30 until 3:30 each day. Locations for aviation camps in other locations in Kentucky
may be found on the camp applications. Find these applications on the website noted
above or call the number shown.
SCHOLARSHIPS:
All of the scholarships below are available

1. Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2011)
This $5000 scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as high school students or first-year college
students. To be eligible for this award you must be under 25 years of age and answer both of the essay
questions.

Website:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8809/healthy_lifestyles_scholarship_scholarship.php

2. Dial My Dentist Scholarship Program (Deadline: May 6, 2011)
This $1000 scholarship is available to students between the ages of 16 and 21. In the fall of this year
(September 2011), the student must be attending College or University full-time.

Website:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9838/dial_my_dentist_scholarship_program_scholarship.
php

3. S.S. Scholarship Program (Deadline: June 1, 2011)
This $1000 scholarship is available to any student that is 21 years or under, as of June 1, 2011.

Website:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarshipprograms.php

4. Big Dig Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2011)
This $3000 scholarship is for students who submit an essay that is under 1000 words and are currently in
high school or in their first two years of college/university.

Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8864/big_dig_scholarships_scholarship.php

5. 2011 ICBC Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2011)
This $1000 scholarship is open to students that are between the ages of 17-21 that are residents of the US
or Canada. A student can be enrolled or intending on enrolling in any course of study in the fall semester
of 2011.



SENIORS
Local Scholarship Information
We are working on local scholarship applications. They will be made available to seniors after Spring break.

Seniors keep your eyes and ears open for these announcements.
Grades 9-12
Mary Jo Young Scholarship

Mary Jo Young Scholarship Take 1-2 AP courses or dual credit college classes for FREE!!!
The Mary Jo Young Scholarship is for high school students in grades 9 through 12 enrolled in dual credit classes at any college or
university or students taking Advanced Placement courses through the Kentucky Virtual High School (KVHS). Students can
receive paid tuition and book reimbursement for up to two courses each semester. Awards are made with priority
to low–income students.

Applications for the 2010–2011 year are currently being accepted. Interested students should print the application, fill in the
student portion, and ask their counselor to complete the certification at the bottom. When the student and counselor sections
are complete, mail the application to the address provided. http://kheaa.com/website/kheaa/mjyoung?main=1

Deadline: May 15, 2010

SENIORS
KHEAA Teachers Scholarship
Teacher Scholarship
College Grants Available for Adult Students

The Teacher Scholarship Program provides financial aid to highly qualified Kentucky students pursuing initial teacher
certifi-cation at participating Kentucky institutions. All applicants must be Kentucky residents enrolled full-time (unless
enrolled for the final term of a teacher certification program and less than full-time enrollment is required to complete
the pro-gram). Applicants must demonstrate financial need and meet their institution's education program GPA
requirements to qualify for a Teacher Scholarship.

As funding allows, juniors, seniors, postbaccalaureate, or graduate students may receive $2,500 for each semester; and
$1,250 for summer. Freshmen and sophomores may receive $625 each semester; and $325 for summer. If a recipient
does not complete his or her institution's education program or does not render qualified teaching service at a school
certified by the Kentucky Department of Education, the scholarship becomes a loan and the recipient is required to
repay the amount disbursed with 6% interest from the date of disbursement.

To apply, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a Teacher Scholarship
application. You can obtain paper copies of the FAFSA by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center toll free at
800.433.3243 or you can apply online @ www.fafsa.ed.gov.

 The 2010-2011 Teacher Scholarship application will be available from January 1, 2010, to May 3, 2010. To complete
the application, you must register for a Zip Access account @ www.kheaa.com. After you register, sign in to Zip Access
and select the Teacher Scholarship application.

Make sure KHEAA receives your Teacher Scholarship application and the results of your FAFSA need analysis from the
Cen-tral Processor by May 3, 2010. Your college must verify you are in a major that will lead to initial teacher
certification or your application will not be considered. KHEAA will notify applicants regarding eligibility in early July
2010. Results will also be available on Zip Access at that time.

The KHEAA Help Desk can be reached at 800-818-2678 for problems logging into Zip Access. For additional information,
visit http://kheaa.com/website/kheaa/teacher?main=1

Deadline: May 3, 2010
                                   http://www.act.org/news/use/email/0311.html

Time to make your college choice
Spring is on the horizon, and with it comes more than warmer temperatures. It is time for seniors and juniors to make
decisions and prepare for life after high school.


Seniors
The time is growing closer to make the important decision of which college to attend. In April, many colleges and
universities begin sending offer letters to students who have been accepted for their incoming freshman class and have
applied for financial assistance. Offer letters list the cost of tuition and fees plus the amount of financial aid available
through the school.

Compare financial aid offers, make a choice and accept the offer that best suits you. A college education, regardless of
the school where you earn it, is a valuable investment in your future.

Visit actstudent.org/college/choosing.html for helpful articles on choosing a college.

Be sure you keep the lines of communication open with all of the schools extending offers. Once you decide, let all who
have extended offers know of your decision.


Juniors

Juniors should register and take the ACT® test in the spring of junior year. The next test date is April 9, and the late
registration period (late fee required) is March 5-18, 2011. Other test dates are listed at
actstudent.org/regist/dates.html.

Many colleges require or recommend that students submit test results as part of the admission application process. The
ACT is one of two national tests. Advantages to testing in your junior year:

       You've probably completed the coursework corresponding to the test material.
       You'll have your test scores and other information in time to help you plan your senior year. (For example, you
        may decide to take an additional class in an area in which your test score was low.)
       Colleges will know of your interests and have your scores in time to contact you during the summer before your
        senior year, when many of them are sending information about admissions, course placement, scholarships, and
        special programs to prospective students.
       You'll have information about yourself and the schools you're considering prior to your campus visits, making
        your visits more focused.
       You'll have the opportunity to retest if you feel your scores don't accurately reflect your abilities in the areas
        tested.

The ACT includes multiple-choice tests in four subject areas—English, mathematics, reading, and science. The tests
measure students' current levels of educational development in these subjects. The Writing Test, which is optional,
measures skills in planning and writing a short essay. Most colleges and universities in the United States accept ACT test
scores as part of their application process.
What do admissions officers consider?
When looking at college applicants, admissions officers consider:

      Courses taken in high school — If you take challenging courses, you will be considered better prepared for
       college than students who take the easier route through high school.
      Grades — Your grade point average and class standing is important to admissions officers.
      College entrance exam scores — Colleges use your scores to determine your readiness for college
       academics and which courses you are prepared to take during your freshman year.
      Extracurricular activities — Are you involved in high school activities, and will you be involved on campus?
       Students who are involved in campus activities are more likely to remain in college and thrive on campus.
      College essay — Some colleges require essays and use them to judge writing skills and to learn more about
       you as an individual.
      Interview — If required, it is important for you to present yourself as someone who is bright, articulate, and
       interested in being involved in the school. Be honest about yourself and let them see the real you.
      Whether the college is the right fit for you — Will you like the lifestyle of the particular campus? Will you fit
       in with fellow classmates? Does the campus have activities that match your interests?




WorkKeys®
The WorkKeys® system from ACT is being used in high schools across the country to help students understand how
they can improve their skills for better-paying jobs.

WorkKeys measures skills such as reading, math, listening, locating information, and teamwork—skills that employers
feel are critical to job success. Students and job applicants who take the WorkKeys tests have a clear way to
demonstrate their abilities to employers.

Scores help employers take the guesswork out of determining how qualified individuals are for positions in their
organizations.

For more information on WorkKeys, including why WorkKeys is important and what the tests are like, visit
act.org/path/parent/tests/workkeys.html


ACT Parent
Get parents more involved in their students’ academic success. Encourage them to subscribe to the monthly ACT Parent
newsletter. It's fast, it's full of information, and it's free. In your next email or newsletter, direct parents to ACT's
parent path at act.org/path/parent/news/index.html. Once they subscribe, parents receive a monthly newsletter
designed to help them help their children succeed.


Padres ACTivos
ACT now publishes Padres ACTivos, a newsletter written with Spanish-speaking parents in mind.

Padres ACTivos is the Spanish version of our popular ACT Parent newsletter. Subscribe today to receive valuable
information on college planning, including frequently asked questions and other tips to guide parents through the
college planning process.

Visit http://www.act.org/path/spanish/news/index.html to sign up to receive monthly issues of Padres ACTivos
electronically.
                                           REPEAT INFORMATION


SENIORS
Epilepsy Foundation
Shannon O’Daniel memorial Scholarship

The recipient of the Shannon O’Daniel Memorial Scholarship will be a student who shows courage when dealing with
epilepsy and seizures, a strong commitment to their education, and perseverance in eliminating the obstacles epilepsy
may present.

DEADLINE: May 1, 2011

Application available in guidance office or click link below:

        Scholarship orm.pdf            )




SENIORS
FAFSA Checklist
 Below is a link to a FAFSA checklist. It may help you as you complete the Financial Aid Application.

   FAFSA Checklist.pdf         )




SOPHOMORES:
UK Allied Health Careers
Summer Enrichment Program
 June 19 – July 15, 2011

 The Summer Enrichment Program is a four-week health careers residential camp hosted by the University of
 Kentucky Area Health Education center that allows students to experience college before college. It is for high school
 students who are seriously considering a college major leading to a health profession. It provides an opportunity to
 learn about the variety of careers in health professions and to learn some of the requirements for majors leading to a
 health career.

 Applications are available in the guidance office or online at: http://www.mc.uky.edu/ahec/Health%20Careers.htm

SENIORS 25, 2011
 DEADLINE: March
Bluegrass Community Foundation
Scholarships

   BGCF announces a variety of scholarships being offered to high school seniors for 2011.

         T      C T O .doc      M ) (DEADLINE: April 1, 2011)
Thomas B. Bright, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: to assist undergraduate students with costs of higher education. For
students who are employed by or are relatives of employees of companies that belong to the Kentucky Propane Gas
Association. Three $1000 scholarships will be awarded in 2011. Applications are also available in guidance office.

  Newman Applica on.doc         M ) (DEADLINE: April 15, 2011)

Jane llen ewman Scholarship: open to entucky high school seniors with financial need, who have maintained a ‘C’
average(2.0 GPA) in high school. Awards range from $1000 to $2000 per academic year and are renewable up to four
years of undergraduate study, provided students maintain a 2.0 GPA and remain full-time students in good standing.
Applications are also available in guidance office.

   Soper-Scholarship- pplicat .pdf           ) (DEADLINE: August 2, 2011)
Jennifer Leigh Sopher cystic Fibrosis Scholarship: For college-bound students who have been diagnosed with Cystic
Fibrosis. Applications are also available in guidance office.

   M       Scholarship pplica      .doc (DEADLINE: March 1, 2011)
Margaret Hall Alumnae Association: must be a relative of a Margaret Hall alumnus or faculty member. Applications are
also available in guidance office.

        C TO M C              .doc      ) (DEADLINE: April 11, 2011)
The MacLellan Education Fund: Recipient must have a qualifying parent or stepparent who has been employed by
MacLellan for 18 or more consecutive months. Applications are also available in guidance office.


For more information, contact: Kassie L. Branham Grant & Scholarship Services Coordinator kbranham@bgcf.org




Health Careers Link
Opportunity is knocking: www.ExploreHealthCareers.org
You can learn about career opportunities in health care at this free, comprehensive, and reliable website with up-to-
date information about careers in health.
ACT Test Dates 2010 - 2011

ACT Test Dates
       Test Date                       Registration Deadline                          (Late Fee Required)

June 11, 2011                 May 6, 2011                                   May 7–20, 2011




JUNIORS:
UK Allied Health Careers
Health Researchers Youth Academy
July 3, 2011- July 15, 2011

The Health Researchers Youth Academy is a two-week health careers residential camp hosted by the University of
Kentucky Area Health Education Center that allows students to experience college before college. It is for high
school students who are seriously considering a college major leading to a health profession. It provides an
opportunity to learn about the variety of careers in health professions and to learn some of the requirements for
majors leading to a health career.

Applications are available in the guidance office or online at: http://www.mc.uky.edu/ahec/Health%20Careers.htm

DEADLINE: March 25, 2011
  ACT Parent Newsletter
Fifteen Financial Aid Questions

Here’s an ideal scenario: Your high school student completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA,
receives his or her Student Aid Report and your child’s first-choice college sends a letter of acceptance! There’s just one
problem — you’re not sure you have enough money to finance that dream education.

Understanding the financial aid process can be hard, and you may not know where to turn for answers. The financial aid
section of each college’s website is a good starting point. If you don’t find answers there, call the financial aid office. Here
are 15 questions to ask:

    1.    What types of financial assistance do you offer: need-based, merit-based or both?
    2.    Can you provide an early estimate of what my student’s financial aid award might be?
    3.    If my child doesn’t qualify for need-based aid, what alternative financing options are available?
    4.    What percentage of your student population receives financial aid?
    5.    How much does an average student owe on student loans when he/she graduates?
    6.    What forms are needed in order to apply for financial aid?
    7.    When are financial aid applications due?
    8.    What costs for my student are considered by the financial aid office? For example, does the aid just take into
          account tuition, room, board and transportation? What about additional expenses such as books, fees, computers
          and personal expenses?
    9.    What is included in the comprehensive fee? For example, do students have to pay extra for computer time, for the
          fitness facilities or to attend campus events (concerts, plays, films, lectures, athletic events, etc.)?
    10.   When will my student be notified about the amount of assistance he or she can expect?
    11.   Is there a commitment for financial assistance beyond the first year?
    12.   If not, how and when does my student apply for financial assistance after the first year?
    13.   What grants, loans and work-study opportunities does the college offer?
    14.   Can my student apply financial aid toward an off-campus study program, either in the U.S. or another country?
    15.   What happens if our family's financial situation changes substantially during the school year?



Test-Taking Tips
Whether your child is in junior high or high school, when it comes to tests, you want to make sure that test scores reflect his
or her true abilities.

As a parent, you may worry. Relax. Then be proactive. There are steps you can take to help your child succeed — no matter
what his or her age. In fact, ACT has the same message for everyone: Encourage your child to take the toughest classes
offered and to work hard. For more information, check out The Benefits of a High School Core Curriculum (PDF, 14 pages).

Unlike some college admissions exams, the ACT actually tests what’s been learned in the classroom, so most students will
find the questions familiar. To best prepare your student for both college and career, here’s what you can do:

    1. Reinforce that it’s critical to pursue a core curriculum in high school:
           o Four years of English
           o At least three years of mathematics
           o Three years of science
           o Three years of social studies
    2. Read to young children as much as possible. Encourage your student to continue reading.
    3. Help your teen set a benchmark score goal for the ACT.
    4. Encourage your student to take advantage of ACT’s free test preparation materials, including Preparing for the ACT
       (PDF, 80 pages), Practice Test Questions and Test Descriptions.
    5. Suggest he or she check out ACT’s Question of the Day.
    6. Periodically review Tips for Taking the ACT.




Finally, remember that colleges look for more than a score. They want applicants who have talents and passions and who
work hard. Grades, volunteering, personal essays and extracurricular activities are important components of the college
application process. Colleges want diversity in their student body — diversity of ideas, of backgrounds, of regions, and of
ACT Parent Newsletter
Financial aid questions to ask colleges
Financial aid planning can be intimidating, and you may not know where to turn for answers. The financial aid officers at
colleges and universities are there to help. Below is a list of questions that the Associated Colleges of the Midwest
suggests families ask:

   1.    What kind of financial assistance does the college offer: need-based, merit-based or both?
   2.    Can the college provide an early estimate of what our financial aid award might be?
   3.    What forms are needed in order to apply?
   4.    When are financial aid applications due?
   5.    What student costs are taken into account by the financial aid office? Tuition, room, board, transportation? What
         about additional expenses such as books, fees, computers and personal expenses?
   6.    What's included in the comprehensive fee? For example, do students have to pay extra for computer time or to
         attend campus events (concerts, plays, films, lectures, athletic events, etc.)?
   7.    When will we be notified about the amount of assistance we can expect?
   8.    Does the institution have an appeal process to review special circumstances?
   9.    Is there a commitment for financial assistance beyond the first year?
   10.   How and when do we apply for financial assistance after the first year?
   11.   What if we do not qualify for need-based aid? Are there alternative financing options available?
   12.   What grants, loans and work-study opportunities does the college offer? Are there any we might be eligible for?
   13.   What's the average student loan indebtedness amount for the college's graduates?
   14.   Is there a restriction to the length of time that financial assistance will continue?
   15.   How long does it typically take a student to graduate from this college? Four years? Longer?
   16.   What impact do scholarships from outside sources have on other financial aid?
   17.   Can we apply financial aid toward an off-campus study program, either in the U.S. or another country?
   18.   What happens if our family's financial situation changes substantially during the school year?
   19.   Are there payment options available, such as monthly or quarterly?




Three steps for planning your career
Setting short- and long-term career goals comes down to three simple steps. Following these steps can help you make
decisions that best match your career goals, helping you identify alternative career paths.

   1. Take a realistic look at your strengths, weaknesses and interests.
           What can help you achieve your goals and what obstacles could get in your way?
           What types of work, school courses and activities appeal to you?
           What interests you?
           What do you do well now, and what skills have you gained through experience?
           What values do you have regarding work?
   2. Explore your options. It's hard to know what to do for a career when you don't even know all the possibilities.
      Here are just a few ways to find career information:
           Explore your career options using ACT's World-of-Work Map (see below).
           Use ACT's DISCOVER® program to explore possible careers.
           Spend time with people whose activities interest you.
           Volunteer or work in a job that you might like.
           Discuss your career and educational plans with your school counselor, parents, or other interested people.
   3. Consider issues that can affect your plans and take actions to accomplish your goals.
           What do you need to study to be ready for the career you're interested in?
           What schools offer the training you need?
           How will you pay for school?
           Do you need to search for a job?
           How will you balance your work and going to school?
           How will you manage family or relationship commitments?
Associate Degree???
An associate's degree may be your path to success
Before following your friends to the four-year State U, check out all of your options. For some, going directly to a four-
year college is the best option. For others, an associate's degree from a community college may be a better alternative.

Four-year colleges are not the only path to success. A community college can help you start a career after just two
years, with training for some of the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. Or an associate's degree can offer a start to your
four-year degree, providing you with about half the credits you need to earn a bachelor's degree.

Benefits of attending a community college include:

       Courses that cover the basics, but also apply principles to the workplace.
       More hands-on classes than those at a four-year college.
       Saving money in tuition and other expenses, such as room and board. Tuition can be less than half
        of that at a four-year public college. And often students save money by living at home.
       Receiving more personal attention from the professors than at a large university.
       The focus on occupations and career discovery programs at a community college can help you make
        an easier decision on a major when you transfer to a four-year college.
       Another chance at four-year college scholarships. Many four-year colleges offer numerous
        scholarships that are reserved for students who transfer from community college.




FYI:
Graduation Requirements at Garrard County High School
Credits:        26 credits to graduate with a high school diploma from Garrard County High School
Freshman        1 credit in English I
Required        1 credit in Algebra I
Classes:        1 credit in Integrated Science
                1 credit in Government
                ½ credit in Health
                ½ credit in Physical Education
Sophomore       1 credit in English II
Required        1 credit in Algebra II
Classes:        1 credit in Biology
                1 credit in World Civilization

Junior          1 credit in English III
Required        1 credit in Geometry
Classes:        1 credit in Chemistry
                1 credit in U.S. History
                1 credit in Humanities
Senior          1 credit in English IV
Required        ½ - 1 credit in Senior Math
Classes:
Electives:      9 elective credits. These electives can be in Business, Foreign Language, Family Consumer Science,
                Agriculture, Music, Art, Physical Education, and Area Technology Center or in academic areas of
                English, Math, Science and Social Studies.
Student Summer 2011 Program
Sewanee Environmental Institute
 The Sewanee Environmental Institute (SEI) Pre-college Field Studies Experience is now accepting
 applications for the Summer 2011 program. Deadline for applying is April 10th.


 SEI’s Pre-College Field Studies Experience is

        designed for students who are passionate about the outdoors
        for those that want to advance their knowledge and skills in the study of the environment
        held on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee from June 26th – July 9th
        for rising high school juniors and seniors with a history of academic success

 Students will have the opportunity to explore Sewanee's ecologically diverse 13,000-acre campus under the
 guidance of faculty members who are passionate about environmental education. This program provides an
 interdisciplinary introduction to environmental studies.



 For more information about the SEI program, highlights, cost and an application, please go to:
 http://sei.sewanee.edu/programs/precollege


 Please forward this information to students interested in environmental studies that might benefit from this
 field-based immersion experience and include us on summer opportunities listings you share with your
 students.

 A printable flyer describing the program can be found at:
 http://sei.sewanee.edu/assets/uploads/SEI_Flyer2011.pdf
Sophomores
How to maximize your junior and senior years for college preparation
 For more information please contact us directly.
On Sunday, February 20, 2011, the eight Kentucky public universities – Eastern Kentucky University, Kentucky State
University, Morehead State University, Murray State University, Northern Kentucky University, University of
 Rachel University of
Kentucky, Petropoulos Louisville and Western Kentucky University – will be hosting Get Set Sunday, a free
workshop for sophomore students and their families. Workshops will be held on each of the eight campuses and we
 Program Coordinator
need your help to contact sophomores and encourage them to attend. Students and will hear advice on how to
maximize their junior and senior years for college preparation - including utilizing their PLAN scores for planning
 sei@sewanee.edu
purposes, how and when to begin the college search process, scholarship information and financial planning advice.

More information about Get Set Sunday can be found at our website: getsetsunday.nku.edu.

  Get Set Sunday lyer inal.pdf

f you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Get Set Sunday.pdf

Sincerely,
Stephen Barnett
UK Associate Director of Admission & Associate Registrar
Scholarships
Studentscholarships.org

1. Healthy Lifestyles Scholarship (Deadline: April 30, 2011)
This $5000 scholarship is open to students currently enrolled as high school students or first-year college students. To
be eligible for this award you must be under 25 years of age and answer both of the essay questions.

Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8809/healthy_lifestyles_scholarship_scholarship.php

2. Dial My Dentist Scholarship Program (Deadline: May 6, 2011)
This $1000 scholarship is available to students between the ages of 16 and 21. In the fall of this year (September 2011),
the student must be attending College or University full-time.

Website:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9838/dial_my_dentist_scholarship_program_scholarship.php

3. S.S. Scholarship Program (Deadline: June 1, 2011)
This $1000 scholarship is available to any student that is 21 years or under, as of June 1, 2011.

Website:
http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarshipprograms.php

4. Big Dig Scholarship (Deadline: June 1, 2011)
This $3000 scholarship is for students who submit an essay that is under 1000 words and are currently in high school or
in their first two years of college/university.

Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/8864/big_dig_scholarships_scholarship.php

5. 2011 ICBC Scholarship (Deadline: June 15, 2011)
This $1000 scholarship is open to students that are between the ages of 17-21 that are residents of the US or Canada.
A student can be enrolled or intending on enrolling in any course of study in the fall semester of 2011.

Website: http://www.studentscholarships.org/scholarship/9839/icbc_scholarship_scholarship.php
Scholarship Links

                                                             www.Studentscholarships.org
1 MAS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIPS $5,000
Feb 12 2011
2 Access to Education Scholarship $1,500
Feb 15 2011
3 AFA Teens College Scholarship $5,000
Feb 15 2011
4 Alzheimer's Awareness College Scholarship $5,000
Feb 15 2011
5 Caroline E. Holt Nursing Scholarship $1,000
Feb 15 2011
6 Dr. Aura-Lee A. and James Hobbs Pittenger American History Scholarship $8,000
Feb 15 2011
7 Lillian and Arthur Dunn Scholarship $8,000
Feb 15 2011
8 Madeline Pickett Cogswell Nursing Scholarship $1,000
Feb 15 2011
9 National Scholarship Program for Students with Disabilities $5,000
Feb 15 2011
10 Sister Rita Jeanne Scholarships $5,000
Feb 15 2011
11 SPIE Scholarships $10,000
Feb 15 2011
12 Davidson Fellows Scholarships $50,000
Feb 16 2011
13 VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP SCHOLARSHIPS $5,000
Feb 20 2011
14 AWM Essay Contest $1,000
Feb 27 2011
15 Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award $2,000
Feb 28 2011
16 Caring Award $2,000
Mar 01 2011
17 Jean-Guy Béliveau MATHCOUNTS Scholarship $3,000
Mar 01 2011
18 Keep the Drive High School Journalism Awards $2,000
Mar 01 2011
19 Maureen L. and Howard N. Blitman Scholarship $5,000
Mar 01 2011
20 Morton Gould Young Composer Awards $5,000
Mar 01 2011
21 American Chemical Society Scholars Program   $5,000
Mar 15 2011
22 Optimist International Oratorical Contest $2,500
Mar 15 2011
23 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ESSAY SCHOLARSHIP $1,000
Mar 15 2011
24 Torrison Scholarship Fund $5,000
Mar 15 2011
25 Kate Herzog Scholarships $250
Mar 25 2011
26 Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition $50
Mar 25 2011
27 National College Program $1,000
Mar 26 2011
28 Essay Contest $1,000
Mar 31 2011
29 High School Seniors Scholarship $1,000
Mar 31 2011
30 ANS Incoming Freshman Scholarship $1,000
Apr 01 2011
31 CHS Foundation Scholarships $1,000
Apr 01 2011
32 Humanist Essay Contest $1,000
Apr 01 2011
33 Investing in Tomorrow $3,000
Apr 01 2011
34 National Technical Honor Society Scholarship $1,000
Apr 01 2011
35 High School Senior Scholarship Contest $2,000
Apr 05 2011
36 Academic - Essay Contest $1,000
Apr 14 2011
37 Jackie Spellman Scholarship $3,000
Apr 15 2011
38 Margaret Howard Hamilton Scholarship $1,000
Apr 15 2011
39 National High School Essay Contest $2,500
Apr 15 2011
40 The Fountainhead Essay Contest $10,000
Apr 26 2011
41 Gloria Barron Prize $2,500
Apr 30 2011
42 KOP Poster Contest $1,000
Apr 30 2011
43 A.O. Smith Scholarship $2,500
May 01 2011
44 ATCA Scholarships Program $1,000
May 01 2011
45 Culinary Institute of America Scholarship $5,000
May 01 2011
46 How Has Reading Ayn Rand's Novels Affected You $2,000
May 14 2011
47 Literary Essay Scholarship $1,000
May 31 2011
48 Amtrol, Inc. Scholarship $1,000
Jun 01 2011
49 Fraser Institute Student Essay Contest $1,000
Jun 01 2011
50 Swackhamer Video Contest $1,000
Jun 01 2011



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