Scholarships - Starmont Community School District

Scholarships

 

FAFSA

 

At 12:01am on October 1, 2017, the 2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Iowa Financial Aid Application will become 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 2018-19 Iowa Financial Aid Application is available on the Iowa College Aid website (www.iowacollegeaid.gov), or directly at https://icaps.iowacollegeaid.gov/ICAPS/ApplicationProcess/ApplicationMainPage.aspx.  

 

Application deadlines for state scholarship/grant programs in 2018-19 are available on the Iowa College Aid website: https://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/content/state-grants-scholarships.

 

 

  • Complete the FAFSA to be considered for need-based state and federal financial aid.
  • The 2018-19 FAFSA can be completed beginning October 1, 2017 at www.fafsa.gov.

 

 SENIORS - SOME SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION MAY BE SENT TO YOUR SCHOOL EMAILS/AND OR THE SENIOR BULLETION BOARD!  PLEASE MAKE SURE AND CHECK THERE ALSO!!!

 

Raise ME

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:

  1. Ensure that your student creates an account at www.raise.me.

  2. 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.  

  3. 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 cstenger@starmont.k12.ia.us) or send an email to support@raise.me.  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.

 

THIS IS A WEBSITE THAT CAN BE USED IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A HEALTHCARE CAREER http://www.iowahealthcaeers.com

 

 

 

College Funding Opportunities for Iowa Families

Iowa students and families can participate in three free college funding programs offered by Iowa Student Loan®during the 2017–2018 school year. Each program promotes essential concepts in saving for and financing college for all participants.

 
 

Sept. 5–Oct. 22: Save Now, Save Later: College Savings Plan Parent Giveaway

  • Open to: Parents and guardians of Iowa students in grades 6–12.
  • Awards: Fifty $1,000 deposits into College Savings Iowa accounts.
  • Requirements: Visit the new Parent Handbook guide for important college financing information and enter contact information to register.
  • Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SaveNow
 

Oct. 23–Feb. 16: Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship

  • Open to: Iowa high school seniors who will attend college in fall 2018.
  • Awards: Thirty $2,000 college scholarships plus $500 to each recipient's high school.
  • Requirements: Register online and then follow emailed instructions to complete two online components and a related assessment. Essays may be required as a tiebreaker.
  • Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SeniorScholarship
 

 

March 5–May 11: College Funding Forecaster Giveaway

  • Open to: Iowa high school students and their parents or guardians.
  • Awards: Weekly drawings for educational expense awards plus two college scholarships for high school seniors attending college in fall 2018.
  • Requirements: Complete the College Funding Forecaster tool to estimate total college costs over four years and enter contact information to register.
  • Start at: www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Giveaway

Free Promotional Materials for Educators

 

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NOVEMBER

 

HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

For high achieving, self-driven students with high goals.  Each scholarship worth up to $40,000.  Two-thirds of the finalists interviewed are awarded scholarships.  Each finalist interviewed and not awarded a scholarship will receive $1,000.  Funds are provided for travel and lodging to the interview site.

For more information, including the scholarship application, please visit our website at http://www.hsfmo.org application deadline is November 15, 2017.

 

DECEMBER

 

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP

High Schools seniors;:

  • Are you active in your community?
  • Have you led a project that benefits others?
  • Have you overcome personal challenges?

AXA ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP:

  • $1.4 million awarded
  • Scholarships in the amount of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000
  • A winner in every state, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and in every local community where AXA has a presence
  • Apply by December 15, 2017
  • Only the first 10,000 applicants will be accepted APPLY EARLY
  • Every winners high school will also receive a grant of $1,000

Visit http://www.axa.com/achievers

 

 

JANUARY

 

Mensa Education & Research Foundation Scholarship

Central Iowa Mensa is participating in the Mensa Education & Research Foundation's local scholarship program and we invite applications for scholarships in this year's program.

The only eligibility requirements are that the applicant will be enrolled in a degree program in an accredited American institution of post-secondary education in the 2018-2019 academic year, and that the applicant is a citizen or a permanent resident of the United States.  For the general awards, the applicant need not be a member of Mensa nor qualified for Mensa.  The general awards are unrestricted regarding age, race, gender, major, GPA, financial need, etc.; some special scholarships do have specific criteria.

Awards will be made on the basis of an essay of fewer than 550 words, which describes the applicant's career, vocational, or academic goal toward which the scholarship is to provide aid.  Entries will be judged and awarded at three levels: local, regional, and national. Awards are made in amounts ranging from $500 to $2,500.

More information and the online application are now online at:
        http://www.mensafoundation.org/scholarships/

All entries must be submitted online by January 15, 2018.  If you have questions, send an email to brandtlarryg@netins.net.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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