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It’s hard to believe that the 2017-18 college financial aid application cycle is already under way!
At 12:01am on October 1, 2016, the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application became available to students, 3 months earlier than the traditional January 1 timeframe. In addition, the newly developed Iowa Financial Aid Application made its debut.
The 2017-18 Iowa Financial Aid Application is available on the Iowa College Aid website (www.iowacollegeaid.gov), or directly at https://icaps.iowacollegeaid.g
As of this morning, over 800 applicants had completed the 2017-18 Iowa Financial Aid Application.
Application deadlines for state scholarship/grant programs in 2017-18 are available on the Iowa College Aid website: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov
Through a new program called raise.me, your student can automatically earn scholarships from colleges each time he or she achieves any of the following goals in school:
Get an A in a course ($100 - $1,000)
Get a B in a course ($50 - $600)
Participate in a school club or sport ($25 - $250)
And much more
Our school is among the first in the country to take advantage of this opportunity, which is funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges. High school students will be given information about raise.me and the opportunity to create an account during their STAR (advisory) time.
Here is how you can best support your student to get the most from this opportunity:
Ensure that your student creates an account at www.raise.me.
Congratulate your student for regularly adding good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her raise.me “Portfolio” in order to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges. Your student is eligible to receive scholarship money for each achievement from the start of 9th grade until midway through 12th grade.
Visit www.raise.me/parents for more information.
We hope using raise.me will make your student’s path to college both more fun and affordable.
If you have questions, please contact Carmen Stenger (933-2218 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or send an email to email@example.com. Increasing numbers of public and private colleges continue to join the raise.me program, such as Cornell College, Drake University, Dordt College, Clarke University, and over 150 other colleges. Colleges are added on a monthly basis and you can request colleges at any time. Your student will automatically get related Micro-Scholarships from all new colleges as they become available.
Ronette Yarger Carnall
This scholarship has been established in the name and memory of Ronette Yarger Carnall, a dedicated and passionate educator with Starmont Schools for 43 years. Following her death in April of 2014, a scholarship in the amount of $500 has been made possible by friends, family, and colleagues.
Scholarship Selection Criteria:
Students applying for this scholarship will be considered if the following criteria are met:
1. Must be a graduate of Starmont High School.
2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
3. Be enrolled and accepted as a full time student at a two or four-year college or university for the 2017-2018 school year.
4. Seeking a certificate in education. A focus on language arts, English, or literature will increase selection consideration.
Application Deadline: 3.31.17
Return applications before 3.31.17 to:
Starmont High School
Guidance Counselor Office, Room 121
3202 40th Street
Arlington, IA 50606
SEE MRS. ZITELMAN IF INTERSETED
Marty Morris Scholarship
Available to a Starmont senior who is in the upper one-half of their graduating class and will be attending Wartburg College in the fall of 2017. Please see Mrs. Zitelman if interested. Deadline is March 31, 2017
MUNTER CHARITABLE SCHOLARSHIP - is now open, If interested, please see Mrs. Zitelman. Deadline is April 1, 2017
IOWA STUDENT LOAN GIVEAWAY
You may enter a drawing for two $500 awards for school financial literacy programs. Simply go to http://www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SchoolGiveaway to view a short video demonstrating how College Funding Forecaster works, and then enter your contact information.
Students and families who complete College Funding Forecaster between March 13 and June 9, 2017, will be able to enter to win awards through weekly drawings for two $250 awards and a single grand prize drawing for two $1,500 to be paid to the student's college in the fall.
IHERF HEALTH CARE CAREER SCHOLARSHIP
Deadline is March 31, 2017, see Mrs. Zitelman if interested
HORATIO ALGER NATIONAL CAREER AND TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible for the Horatio Alger Scholarship program, applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
Application opens March 15th with a deadline of June 15, 2017. To apply online, visit http://application.horatioalger.org
We are proud to announce that the employees and friends of NEICAC have raised money to finance scholarships again this year. Scholarships will be awarded to low income individuals in our service area to help students continue their education. Attached you will find the application packet which includes application criteria and income guidelines.
Please feel free to make as many copies as needed and/or post under the scholarship link on your school website. You will see that there is also a “fillable” version of the application attached. Applications must be returned to our office, located at 305 Montgomery St., Decorah, IA by 4:30pm on Friday, April 7, 2017. All information, as outlined on the application, must be completed and submitted with the application for consideration.
Here is a link that will send you directly to the application on our website http://www.neicac.org/userfile
The Delaware County Pork Producers Board wishes to encourage any high school seniors entering an agriculture career by offering a $500 scholarship.
Eligible students must meet the following requirements:
The Scholarship will be awarded after the board receives the first semester verification of enrollment and grades. The student is responsible to get this verification to the board.
To be considered, the following must be submitted by April 7, 2017:
Send your application to the following:
2036 260th Ave
Earlville, IA 52041
Applications are due by April 30, 2017. For more information about the scholarship and to view the application, please click here: Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship
PEARL HULL FALK SCHOLARSHIP
Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship is now available for seniors who are of the Protestant Faith, a resident of the State of Iowa, and will be attending the University of Iowa as a full-time student.
See Mrs. Zitelman if you are interested in an application.
Deadline is May 1, 2017
UNITYPOINT SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
One senior female student athlete and one male student athlete will each be awarded a continuing education grant for up to two-thousand dollars ($2,000). To be considered, applicants must demonstrate academic excellence, participation in athletics and service to their school and community.
To apply, students should download, complete and submit their applications to their High School Principal by May 12, 2017. The application and all the details can be found at http://www.unitypointscholarathletes.com
ROBERT D. BLUE SCHOLARSHIP
The 2017 Robert D. Blue Scholarship application is now available online at rdblue.org. Students who wish to apply for the scholarship are required to complete the application online by visiting rdblue.org.