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									         SOS…Scholarship Opportunities for Seniors
                                             August 18, 2011
                     Welcome Back Class of 2012!! It is good to have you back with us.

THE SOS: Each Thursday during the school year you and your parents will receive a copy of
the Roncalli High School Guidance BLAST and a copy of the Senior Newsletter through your e-mail by way of
College and Career Connections.

We hope you will take a few moments to read the Newsletter and follow-up on any scholarships for which you
might qualify. Please don’t wait until March or April to begin applying for scholarships as there will only be a
few options left in the spring. Consult the weekly Newsletter and begin to apply for scholarships. If you need
assistance with any of the applications, please do not hesitate to contact your counselor or our College
Counselor, Mrs. Hall. They are here to help you through the process!

GENERAL INFORMATION
 1. FREE APPLICATIONS
The following Indiana post-secondary institutions offer free applications for admission on the internet:
Butler University
DePauw University
Franklin College
Hanover College
Ivy Tech Community College
Manchester College
Marian University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
St. Joseph’s College
St. Mary of the Woods College
University of Indianapolis
University of St. Francis

FREE out-of-state applications on the internet:
St. Louis University
University of Dayton
Xavier University


2. The priority deadline for applications to Indiana University is November 1st. Complete applications
   submitted by this date will receive consideration for Automatic Academic Scholarship consideration.

3. Purdue University has established October 15th as the deadline for the First Notification Guarantee.
   Students who apply by this date will have a decision on December 9, 2011. This application deadline is not
   tied to scholarships.

4. Ball State applications will not be available on-line until mid-September.
5. University of Cincinnati information:
   a. Official test scores (ACT and SAT) must be sent by the companies to UC and a writing score is
      required as the results determine placement in first-year English courses.
   b. November 1 deadline for the musical theatre program in the College-Conservatory of Music.
   c. December 1 priority deadline for scholarships!
   d. December 1 priority deadline for the Colleges of business; engineering and applied science; and
      Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (including graphic design, industrial design and fashion design).
   e. Minimum academic requirements for admission are: ACT 22, SAT 1020 and GPA of 2.7. Some
      programs are much more competitive.

f. Ordering transcripts: Students who currently have accounts at Docufide can log in to parchment.com to
   order transcripts. (If you log in to Docufide, you will be redirected to parchment.com) Because of the new
   site, students must complete a short form to merge their Docufide and parchment accounts. Previously
   registered students will be prompted to update their password to include at least 1 alpha and 1 numeric
   character. You must also sign a release form on-line.

g. I haven’t ordered a transcript yet: If you have yet to order a transcript, please order them through
   www.parchment.com. You must register and sign a release from on-line. The bugs of this new system are
   diminishing but if you have problems, please contact your counselor.

SCHOLARSHIPS
 1. The Indiana Jaycee Senate Scholarship: This award is available to high school seniors to win a $1,000
     scholarship. Students who will be seniors during the 2011-2012 school year are eligible to fill out the
     application. Deadline for application is Nov 30, 2011.Please contact Kyle Wright at
     k-w-4@hotmail.com or 219-866-86586 with questions or a request for the application.
 2. Washington University in St. Louis: Are you interested in Washington University in ST. Louis? If so,
     you can be nominated for the Danforth Scholars Program. Candidates are enrolled in a rigorous academic
     curriculum, have demonstrated a commitment to the community, are selfless, mature and demonstrate a
     strong moral character. If you are interested and fit the above criteria, please contact Mrs. Hall by
     September 15, 2011.
 3. Coca Cola Scholars Program: Deadline is Oct. 31 www.coca-colascholars.org (You may need to cut and
     paste this website.)
 4. The Imagine America Scholarship is a $1,000 award open to students who will be applying to career
     schools. Applying for this educational scholarship is easy! Submit an application online at:
     http://www.imagine-america.org/highschoolscholarships. Candidates should have a minimum gpa of 2.5,
     demonstrate voluntary community service during the senior year, and have financial need.
  Link to college scholarship sites:
 5. Ball State University:
     http://cms.bsu.edu/AdmissionsLanding/ScholarshipsandFinancialAid/TypesofAid/Scholarships.aspx
 6. Butler University: http://www.butler.edu/financial-aid/prospective-freshmen/merit-talent-awards
 7. Franklin College: http://www.franklincollege.edu/financial-aid/scholarships
 8. Indiana University: http://scholarships.indiana.edu/scholarships/index.php
 9. Indiana Wesleyan University: http://www.indwes.edu/Financial-Aid/Undergraduate/Scholarships/
 10. Purdue University: http://www.purdue.edu/dfa/sandg/purdue.php
 11. University of Indianapolis:
           http://www.uindy.edu/financial-aid-for-new-students/grants-and-scholarships
 12. Ohio State University: http://www.sfa.osu.edu/scholarships/index.asp?tab=b
 13. Miami University (Ohio) Harrison Scholarship: http://www.cas.muohio.edu/honors/honors/harrison.html

								
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