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 Angela Bergan (933-2218 or abergan@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.

 

 

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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

 

 

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

HM Andersen Medical Scholarship

  • Acceptance into an educational institution with a recognized medical program
  • DEADLINE IS APRIL 302018

     

    Richard DeShaw Memorial Scholarship

  • Career that is farm-related and/or mechanical knowledge of agriculture equipment or auto mechanics
  • GPA of 2.0 or above
  • DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2018

     

    Starmont Education Association Scholarship

  • $200 Scholarship
  • Career in Education
  • Academically in upper one-third of graduating class
  • DEADLINE IS MAY 1st

     

    Starmont  Music Association Scholarship

  • DEADLINE IS MAY 1st

     

    Starmont (SMA) Art Scholarship

  • DEADLINE IS MAY 1st

     

    Starmont (SMA) Theatre Scholarship

  • DEADLINE IS MAY 1st

     

    SEE MRS. ZITELMAN IF INTERESTED IN ANY OF THESE LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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