Welcome Back

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I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Now, it is time to get back into thinking about free money. Let’s get those scholarships!

Please come by and see me and let me know how I can help you. If you would like to make an appointment, we can spend some time together figuring out what direction you are going for college and how to find money to help you get there.

Remember that right now one of the biggest things you can do is increase your ACT score and keep track of all your extra-curricular activities.  Build that portfolio so when it comes to apply, you are ready with all of your information.

Retake that ACT. The next ACT is September 14th and you can still register with a late fee. You can also take it on October 26th for colleges that have a December 1st deadline.

I am looking forward to meeting with you and helping you find the money you need for college.  If you need help applying for the FAFSA, (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) applying to college, applying for scholarships or testing, I am your person!

To get the most updated information you can follow here on the website, Facebook, Twitter or Remind.

Facebook: Tooele High Counseling
Twitter: @scholarshipbuff
Remind: Text @tooelhi to 81010

Good luck and lets make 2019-2020 the best year yet!

Mrs. Dangerfield
adangerfield@tooeleschools.org
435-833-1981

Scholarship Deadlines Coming UP

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Seniors, here are some scholarship opportunities and the deadlines are coming up quick. Please let Mrs. Dangerfield know if you need help or have questions about applying.

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HORATIO ALGER SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
NATIONAL and STATE (Two separate applications)
Application: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

Deadline:  Oct. 25, 2018 by 5:00 PM Eastern Time
Criteria:
-Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior in the United States, progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation.
-Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).
-Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.
-Co-curricular/community service activities.
-Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0.
-Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required).
-Be a United States citizen.
-Utah scholarship requires Utah citizenship.
Award:  National – $25,000 (106 awards)
State – $10,000 (7 awards)

 

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COCA-COLA SCHOLARSHIP (Seniors)
Application: http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/

Deadline:  October 31, 2018
Criteria:
-Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools).
-U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; U.S. Permanent Residents; Refugees; Asylees; Cuban-Haitian Entrants; or Humanitarian Parolees.
-Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application.
-Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution.
-Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school.
-Based on leadership, achievement, and character
Award:  $20,000 (150 awards) and Community College stipends that vary from $1,000-$1,500 (200 awards).

 

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ACT STUDENT CHAMPION AWARD
Application: ACT Student Champion Award (Seniors)
Deadline: October 31, 2018
Criteria:
-A student who has overcome challenges and can show what they are going to after high school, whether it is entering the workforce, or getting a post secondary education.
-Students must have a 22 on the ACT and a GPA of 3.0 or higher
Award: $500

Scholarship and ACT Deadlines Coming UP

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The Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship deadline is September 30th.  The award is $1,000 and the requirements to apply are:

-You are a U.S. Citizen
-A high school student (freshman, sophomore, junior or senior)
-Write a 140 character statement on texting and driving

The Make Your Mark bookmark contest sponsored by My529 (educational savings plan) is due on October 1st.  The award is $1,000 and the requirements are:

-Must create a bookmark
-Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible

If you are interested in re-taking the ACT on October 28th, the registration deadline is Friday the 28th of September.  If you register after that date, there will be a late fee on top of the registration fee. You will need to register on the website.  *Seniors, this is the last opportunity you will have to take the ACT before the December college application deadlines.*

The RMACAC College Fair is being held tomorrow the 25th of September at the U of U from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.  This is a great one to go to since there will be in state and out of state colleges attending the event. 130 colleges from across the country are registered to attend.

And last but not least, USU will be visiting Tooele High during both lunches on Wednesday.  If USU is possible on your radar, stay at school for lunch and meet with their advisors.  They usually bring fun swag with them too!