November 1, 2012 General Announcements

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SENIOR BULLETIN

November 1, 2012

General Announcements

 

Your Senior Profiles were due into Mrs. Maugherman by October 26th. However, if you have not yet turned yours in, it is better to turn it in late than to not turn it in at all. These are used both for recommendation letters & scholarship nominations, so it is to your advantage to take a little time to fill out the profile form. Visit the Counseling Center if you have questions or need another profile.

 

 

November 2: ACT Regular Registration Deadline for 12/8 November 3: SAT & Subject Tests November 1: SAT Registration Deadline for 12/1 Test

November 16: ACT Late Registration Deadline for 12/8 Test

November 16: SAT Late Registration Deadline for 12/1 Test

     

November 15, 2012

Purdue Scholarship application deadline: To

be considered for full range of Purdue scholarships, a student’s

admission application must be complete by this date.

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College Visit & Preview Days:

 

Hanover College: Panther for a Day November 12, 14, or 16

Offered: Really want to know what’s it like at Hanover College? Sign up for Panther for a Day and while you are meeting future classmates you'll get to: Participate in class, check out dining options, hangout in the dorms, meet and talk to faculty, check out the new Student Activities Center and Horner Fitness Center, etc.

Reservations: Go to:

https://www.hanover.edu/admission/pantherforaday

Indiana State University; Sycamore Preview Day November 12

Offered: On-Campus Tour / Information Session: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

This event is for high school students, transfer students, and others interested in learning more about Indiana State University and college life. Parents and families are invited and encouraged to attend. During this event, students will: Meet with academic

advisors, talk to a financial aid counselor, learn more about financial aid programs, scholarships, and other ways to finance their

education, and enjoy lunch in the residence hall dining facilities (no cost) or in the Commons food court (small cost).

Reservations: Go to:

http://www.indstate.edu/crm/forms/sycamore_preview.php

Kettering University November 10th

Offered: Open House: 10:00am-3:00pm. Students and parents will tour classrooms and labs, the dorm, recreation facility, cafeteria and

bookstore. Learn more about Kettering’s co-op education and

experiential learning program and speak with faculty, staff, and current students who will tell you how and why they are changing the world. They will also have special tours or our robotic labs available. • Reservations: Sign up at: admissions.kettering.edu/visit Vincinnes University November 16 and 17

Offered: Preview Day beginning at 8:30 am. Students will be able to step into the college lifestyle and, in one day, experience the

academics, campus life, spirit, and have a chance to meet with faculty and current students. Lunch will be provided.

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University of St. Francis November 17th

Offered: Health Careers Visit Day from 9am-noon. Students will be able to attend sessions for nursing, physical therapist assistant, physician assistant, and more. They will also be offered a session on admission and financial aid assistance. It is recommended they bring their transcript with them to be evaluated.

Registration: For more information and to register visit: sf.edu/visit  

 

News for Artistic Students

College for Creative Studies

Walter B. Ford II: Award of Excellence Scholarship Competition: This is a chance for the most artistic student to be nominated to participate in this competition that determines the recipients of full tuition Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence Scholarships every year for four years. These scholarships are renewable yearly based upon academic performance. Nomination deadline: 12-17.

For more information, you may go to: www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu. *To take a video tour of this Michigan College go to:

http://www.insideccs.com/while_youre_here/videotour/taubman/

Hallmark Institute of Photography

Open House – November 3rd: This is a great opportunity those

interested in pursuing an artistic career. You will be able to meet with professional photographers, artists, business people, and current students, as well as being able to explore the design lab and the imaging theater. The event will start as 12:30pm.

More info: at www.hallmark.edu

Illinois Wesleyan University: School of Music

Audition Date: November 15th-recommended for early action

applicants.

Scholarships for Music Majors: renewable scholarships ranging from $8,000-$19,000 per year and a limited number of Director’s Scholarships ($30,000-plus)

To schedule a visit and/or audition: Contact: Laura Dolan, Music Admissions Coordinator (309) 556-3063 or Idolan@iwu.edu

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SMFA: The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

SMFA is accepting nominations for merit-based scholarships for students from across the country. For more information you may visit the Counseling Center or go to: www.smfa.edu

SMFA OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 9:00am

Parents and students will have an opportunity to attend demo workshops in several different areas of art making, participate in a Q+A with faculty,

students and alumni, tour the school's facilities, get advice on how to prepare your portfolio, and learn more about financial aid and Museum School

scholarships. Attendees will receive free passes to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the new Art of the Americas Wing.

RSVP by November 6: 617-369-3626

Top Ten Most Unusual Scholarships: 1. Scholarship for Left-Handed Students

2. Duck Brand Duct Tape Stuck at Prom Contest 3. Scholarship for Being Tall

4. Scholarship for Candy-holics (those interested in confectionary arts)

5. David Letterman Telecommunications Scholarships 6. Ayn Rand Institution Fountainhead Essay Contest 7. SPAACSE Galaxy Music Scholarship

8. Gertrude J. Deppen Scholarship Fund 9. Zolp Scholarships

10. Patrick Kerr Skateboard Scholarships

From http://www.financialaidfinder.com/scholarships/unusual-scholarships/

From FastWeb:

Top Ten Scholarships for Community Service: 1. Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

2. The Do Something Award

3. Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarships 4. Discover Card Tribute Awards

5. Echoing Green Fellowships

6. The Heart of America Christopher Reeve Awards 7. Kohl’s Kids Who Care Program

8. Samuel Huntington Public Service Awards 9. National Caring Awards

10. Youth Action Net

Every year, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers (ages 6-18) across the country for their amazing

contributions to their communities. Since 2001, Kohl's has recognized more than 15,000 kids with over $3 million in scholarships and prizes. www.kohlscorporation.com

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Top Ten Most Generous Scholarships 1. Intel Science Talent Search

2. Siemens Competitions in Math, Science and Technology 3. NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

4. Elks Nat’l Foundation Most Valuable Student Competion 5. Davidson Fellows

6. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 7. Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships 8. Collegiate Inventors Competition

9. Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarships

10. Gates Millennium Scholars (featured in this Month’s bulletin) Top Ten Scholarships that Don’t Need an A

1. US Department of Education (Federal Student Aid) 2. AXA Achievement Scholarship Program

3. Horatio Alger Association Scholarships 4. Ayn Rand Institute

5. Girls Going Places Scholarships

6. Holocaust Remembrace Project Essay Contest 7. Americanism Essay Contest

8. AFSA National Scholarship Essay Contest 9. Red Vines Drawing Contest

10. Community Foundation Scholarships Top 9 Most Prestigious Scholarships

1. Marshall Scholarship 2. Rhodes Scholarships

3. Winston Churchill Scholarship Program 4. Harry S. Truman Scholarships

5. Henry Luce Foundation Scholarships 6. Morris K. Udall Foundaton

Undergraduate Scholarships 7. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

8. Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest 9. National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Top Ten Tips

On making the most of the Liberal Arts College (LAC) Experience

10. Find out who the best professors are and take classes from some of them, regardless of the subject. Great professors tend to make any subject fascinating. You’ll remember those classes and may even find a new passion!

9. Take advantage of the many support services available to students.

LAC’s excel in the level of support they offer, be it advising, writing assistance, tutoring, etc. Don’t hesitate to ask for help!

8. Don’t overdo the

extracurricular activities, particularly during first year. Pace yourself, choose a few clubs, but focus on your studies. Don’t over-commit. Less is often more.

7. Look for balance in your course selection.

Try to choose a variety of courses each semester both in terms of suject matter (different topics and ways of thinking) as well as the type of work required (long papers, nightly homework, problem sets).

6. Consider doing some kind of original research during your college years.

Become involved in a research project or start one with one of your professors. You’ll gain skills and knowledge you’ll

need when applying to the work force and/or graduate school.

5. Decide what you want to do and then seek ways to make it happen.

Resources are genreally available throughout the institution to help with any opportunity that pops us, such as an internship.

4. Meet and get to know as many international students as possible.

You’ll make great friends, will be

exposed to new perspectives, and have a place to stay all over the world! 3. Take advantage of your school’s alumni network and career services office.

Alumni love giving back to their alma mater, so take advantage of that. 2. Consider doing some community service during college.

Get to know your community by helping it and meet knew people.

1. Relax, enjoy the experience, and take advantage of as much as you can.

~Taken from “Top Ten Tip on Making the Most of the Liberal Arts College (LAC) Experience”

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Scholarship Opportunities:

This section provides you with a comprehensive list of scholarship and

financial aid information with a listing of the school, criteria, and deadlines that relate to the scholarship.

• If you are interested in any of the following scholarships, please circle the scholarship(s) of interest, write your name on top of this sheet and bring it to the Counseling Center. We will then provide you with the appropriate information.

Please note that many of the websites listed under certain scholarships

contain all of the information you will need. It would be helpful to you if

you could create a folder for the senior bulletins and keep a record of all scholarships of interest and their deadlines. Every new senior bulletin will carry alerts to scholarship deadlines.

• If you require nominations by the Guidance Counselor, please stop by the Counseling Center (room 112) at least three weeks before the scholarship deadline, and your name will be added to the list of potential nominees. (It would be of assistance to Mrs. Maugherman and greatly appreciated if you could do this as early as possible.) Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

Award: Up to $1,000

Criteria: The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any

accredited post secondary institution. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of the Abbott & Fenner website:

http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm. Instructions can be found on the website.

Deadline: June 14, 2013. BigSun Athletic Scholarship Award: $500

Criteria: All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute. Applicants send a short essay that answers: How has your education contributed to who

you are today? Why do you want to earn a college education? Visit

www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply. Deadline: June 21, 2013

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Delaware County Old Timers Basketball Sectional Scholarship Fund Award: Several $1000 scholarships

Criteria: Students must be a son/daughter or a grandson/granddaughter of a participant in a Delaware County Old Timers Basketball Sectional, have earned at least two varsity letters during senior year in high school, be an Indiana resident, enroll full-time in an undergraduate course of study at a post secondary school in Indiana accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools for Fall 2013, and must be nominated by a team representative and/or assistant team representative. For more information, call 765-747-5446.

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Elks National Foundation: Most Valuable Student Scholarship: Award: Ranging from $1,000-$15,000 per year for four years.

Criteria: Available to any high school senior who is a U.S. citizen. Male and female students compete separately for identical awards. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. For more information go to:

www.elks.org/enf/scholars Deadline: December 7, 2012

Elks National Foundation: The Emergency Educational Grant:

Award: Range up to $4,000. The grant is for one year only; however, the student may submit up to three annual renewal applications for succeeding years as long as he or she meets all other eligibility requirements.

Criteria: The Emergency Educational Grant program provides financial assistance to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks, who wish to obtain or further their college education. For more information go to: www.elks.org/enf/scholars

Deadline: New applications should be filed between July 1 & December 31. Elks National Foundation: The Legacy Award:

Award: $1,000 per year for four years.

Criteria: Must be a high school senior who is a child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2009, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. Applicants must take the Scholastic Aptitude Test or the American College Test by December 31, 2012. For more

information go to: www.elks.org/enf/scholars

Deadline: The student must complete and submit the ONLINE application by 12:00 p.m. (noon) Central Standard Time on the February 1, 2013, deadline.

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Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; student qualifies for more than one, they will award the scholarship with the greater value.

Gates Millennium Scholars Award: Varies

Criteria: Student must be African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American. Student must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, show leadership ability, plan to enroll in college in the fall of 2013, and demonstrate financial need by meeting the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. For more information, visit www.gmsp.org.

Deadline: January 16, 2013 (Nomination required-so talk with Mrs. Maugherman by December 9th)

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

Award: Full tuition and stipend for attending any INDIANA public or Private college or university. The application will be available After November 12, 2012.

Physicians Health Plan (PHP) 2011-12 Scholarship Program

Award: Three winners are selected, who will receive a one-time award of either $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000.

Criteria: Must be a high school senior planning to pursue a career in a health-related field. Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must have applied to an accredited post-secondary college, university, or technical school.

Deadline: Submit application and essay no later than February 22, 2013. For more information or to get a copy of the application, visit http://www.phpni.com.

Navy College Scholarship

Award: Six available scholarships

Criteria: Must be interested in becoming a Navy Officer, minimums for SAT and/or ACT: English (SAT) 530 and (ACT) 22, Math (SAT) 600 (ACT) 26. These tests must have been completed in the last year. Deadline: November 20, 2012

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University of Notre Dame: Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars Program Award: Four years of merit scholarship awards of $25,000 per year

toward the cost of attending Notre Dame, plus 4 fully funded Summer Enrichment experiences.

Criteria: Based on four criteria: - Distinguished Academic

Accomplishment, Exemplary Moral Character, Demonstrated Leadership Abilities, and Sincere Commitment to Service. Deadline: Application is due by: November 15th. Applications and more

information can be found at www.hesburgh-yusko.org.  

 

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship Program Award: $1,000 (there will be 40 recipients)

Criteria: No minimum GPA required. Must be a high school senior planning to enroll in an accredited university. Scholarship recipients are selected through a random drawing process. Deadline: March 31, 2013. Apply online at: www.usbank.com/studentloans.  

 

This is only a small list of the thousands of scholarships that are

available. We encourage you to browse

www.fastweb.com

or

check out individual college

websites for corresponding

scholarships. Once on the

university’s home page, click

on Prospective Students or

Financial Aid or Scholarships

in order to view available

information. If you have

specific colleges or

universities in mind and are

still having trouble, please

contact us at the Counseling

Center for further assistance.

 

Mrs. Julie Maugherman Laura Gray

Director of Guidance & Counseling Services Counseling Center Assistant jmaugher@bsu.edu guidancega@bsu.edu

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