NCHS Counselors’ Report – March 23, 2016

NCHS Counselors’ Report

NCHS Counseling Office

SIUE Engineering Summer Camps – SIUE is offering three one week-long residential camps for students interested in the field of engineering (June 5-10, June 12-17, or June 19-24). This program introduces various engineering disciplines, computer science, and construction management to current freshmen, sophomore, and junior high school students through fun, challenging, and thought-provoking activities. Students participate in various hands-on laboratory experiments, design contests, and field trips. The fee for the program is $450. A limited number of scholarships are available to cover the cost. Additional information is provided at: http://siue.edu/engineering/summercamps/ Priority application deadline is April 1, 2016; final application is due by May 6.

AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps is looking for seniors who plan to attend Kaskaskia College next year to participate in their program. Kaskaskia College AmeriCorps members provide literacy tutoring for pre-K through grade 8 students in local schools. In return, members receive a living allowance and education award to help finance their college education or vocational training, or pay back student loans after successful completion of service. There is a mandatory training in Mt. Vernon that the student must attend in order to be a part of this program. See the following link for more information: http://www.kaskaskia.edu/successcenter/AmeriCorps.aspx If you are interested, see Mrs. Maschhoff or Mrs. Luessenheide or you can contact program coordinator Wendy Blythe directly at [email protected] The deadline for application is April 15, 2016.

Western Illinois University Ag Open House – WIU’s Agriculture Department will be hosting a Spring Open House on April 1st, 2016. Prospective students and their parents are invited to participate in this event. There will be a free lunch and farm tour associated with this event. The on-line registration link is http://www.wiu.edu/cbt/agriculture/openhouse.php

Scholarships: Now is a great time to be looking for scholarships to college. Some scholarships are local and others are nationwide. Many scholarships are given directly from the college/university. Don’t forget to check their websites for information on their scholarship application process. We will continue to publish scholarship information weekly as we receive it. As we receive information on scholarships, they will be posted on the Counseling Office webpage at: https://sites.google.com/a/nashville-k12.org/scholarships/ Here is a partial list of upcoming scholarships:

WASHINGTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP – Available to high school seniors pursuing an ag-related degree. Applicant must be a Farm Bureau member or dependent of a member. Applications are available in the NCHS counseling office. Application is due by March 31, 2016.

FREDRICK “HARRL” BEATTY ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship will be given to one female and one male athlete of Nashville High School. The student must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must have participated in a sport for one full season. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due by March 31, 2016.

JORDAN EMRICK SCHOLARSHIP – KASKASKIA VALLEY A.B.A.T.E. OF ILLINOIS – This scholarship is available to NCHS seniors. To apply, write an essay on patriotism. All papers must be MLA style and minimum of 500 words. Do not put your name on the essay. Submit your essay to Mrs. Maschhoff by March 31, 2016.

SOCIETY OF AMERICAN MILITARY ENGINEERS (SAME) ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP – Available to high school students who are interested in pursuing a degree in engineering fields (civil, mechanical, electrical, or architectural). Application is available in the NCHS counseling office. Mail applications by March 31, 2016.

KASKASKIA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – A wide variety of KC Foundation scholarships are available for students to apply for. To apply, go to: https://apps.kaskaskia.edu Students will need to use their KC id number to log in. On the right hand side of the screen is the scholarship application button.  Deadline for application is April 1, 2016.

MATHIS, MARIFIAN & RICHTER LAW CAREER SCHOLARSHIP – Available to seniors in Washington County planning to pursue a career as an attorney. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA, at least a 26 on the ACT or at least 1180 on the SAT, and ranked in the upper 25% of the class. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due to Mathis, Marifian & Richter by April 1, 2016.

WASHINGTON LODGE #55 A.F. & M ($500) – Available to NCHS seniors ranked in the upper 1/4 of the class. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 1, 2016.

PERO NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Available to NCHS seniors ranked in the upper 1/3 of the class and who have been accepted at a school to pursue a nursing degree. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 1, 2016.

PEG EDWARDS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Available to seniors who are pursuing a nursing degree. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due April 1, 2016

RYAN FARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Available to NCHS seniors who were a member of the varsity football team. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 1, 2016.

MAKENNA LAURENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Available to NCHS seniors who completed two years of art. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 1, 2016.

JASON BRINK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Available to NCHS seniors ranked in the upper 1/4 of the class. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 1, 2016.

REBECCA RENCH SCHOLARSHIP – Available to NCHS seniors ranked in the upper 1/4 of the class and planning a career in education. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 1, 2016.

TIMES SQUARE YEARBOOK SCHOLARSHIP – Students are to write one paragraph or less explaining how they are pursuing their dreams this school year. 350 students nationwide will be chosen for a $1000 scholarship. For more information visit: https://getschooled.com/dashboard/tool/2649-2016-graduate-for-mas-times-square-yearbook Deadline is April 1, 2016.

WASHINGTON COUNTY RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Available to NCHS seniors ranked in the upper 1/4 of the class and who plans to enroll in a teacher education program. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 8, 2016.

NASHVILLE OPTIMIST CLUB COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD – Available to NCHS seniors. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due in the counseling office April 8, 2016.

LARRY PASZKIEWICZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship will be given to one resident of Washington County and one resident of Perry County. First consideration will be given to a student continuing his/her education in the field of agriculture. Second consideration will be a family and consumer science major. If there are no applicants in either field, an education major will be selected. Applications are available in the counseling office. Deadline is April 10, 2016.

CENTRALIA LADY ELKS SCHOLARHSHIP – Two $250 scholarships will be given to students in the Centralia Elks Club jurisdiction for students attending Kaskaskia College. Applications are available in the counseling office. Applications are due by April 15, 2016.

ACT Prep Classes: NCHS teachers are hosting ACT prep workshops at the high school. Subject, dates, and times are listed below. Students are to sign up outside the main office if interested in attending.

Thursday, March 31: English 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM

Tuesday, April 5: Science 3:30-4:30 PM; Math 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, April 7: Reading 5:00-6:00 PM; English 6:00-7:00 PM

Monday, April 11: English 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM

Thursday, April 14: Science 3:30-4:30 PM; Math 4:30-5:30 PM

ACT Prep Classes: Listed below are various ACT prep classes being offered in our area to help students prepare for the ACT. Contact Mrs. Luessenheide or Mrs. Maschhoff for more specific information.

* Online ACT or SAT Prep Class – This online ACT or SAT prep class is offered through SIUC’s Division of Extended Campus. The class lasts for approximately 6 weeks and costs $94. Call Dr. Kathy Smith at 618-453-5684 if interested.

ACT Testing Dates: The next ACT test with open registration is June 11. Registration is due by May 6. Students may register at www.ACTStudent.org. Our high school code is 143-110.