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NCHS Counselor’s Report – February 22, 2017

Nashville Community High School
Phone: (618) 327.8286 Fax: (618) 327.4513
Web Address: Nashville-k12.org
Tesha Maschhoff X250; Becky Luessenheide X381;
Susan Boosinger X251

College Representative Visits at NCHS: Students who are interested in visiting with college representatives should come to the Counseling Office to sign up.  Currently scheduled college representative visits:

Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO): February 23

Southern Illinois University–Carbondale (SIUC): February 28

SAT/ACT Prep Classes:  NCHS teachers are hosting SAT prep workshops at the high school.  The math, reading, and English sessions will focus on SAT preparation.  The science sessions will focus on ACT preparation.  Subject, dates, and times are listed below.  Students are to sign up outside the main office if interested in attending.
Thursday, March 2: Science 3:30-4:30 PM; Math 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 7: Reading 3:30-4:30 PM; English 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 14: Reading 3:30-4:30 PM; English 4:30-5:30 PM
Tuesday, March 21: Math 3:30-4:30 PM; Science 4:30-5:30 PM
Thursday, March 23: English 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM
Thursday, March 30: Science 3:30-4:30 PM; Reading 4:30-5:30 PM

Scholarships:

As we receive information on scholarships, they will posted on the Counseling Office webpage at: https://sites.google.com/a/nashville-k12.org/scholarships/
Here is a list partial list of upcoming scholarships:

NASHVILLE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – The Nashville Lions Club is offering two $500 scholarships this year.  NCHS seniors are encouraged to apply.  Applications are available in the counseling office and need be returned to the counseling office by February 24, 2017.

FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP – To be eligible, students must pursue an ag-related career.  The application to apply for the scholarship can be found at http://farmcreditil.com/resources/community/scholarships/Pages/default.aspx.   Applications are due February 27, 2017.

KASKASKIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – To apply, students may visit the Foundation Scholarship website for instructions for completing the electronic application.  Students must go to https://apps.kaskaskia.edu/ and create a login to complete and submit the application.  Applications are due February 27, 2017.

INDEPENDENT ORDER OF THE ODD FELLOW AND REBEKAHS OF ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP – The application can be found at https://ioofil.org/programs/ state-projects/ and are due February 28, 2017.

ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS – Seven different scholarships are offered.  Eligibility varies by scholarship.  For more information, visit http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspx.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2017.

NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION SCOTT/ST. LOUIS CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP – The NDTA scholarship is available for students pursuing a degree program related to business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution.  The applications are available in the scholarship file in the counseling office and are due March 1, 2017.

ILLINOIS ODD FELLOW-REBEKAH SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must provide proof of financial need by submitting a current copy of IRS 1040 or proof of electronic filing.  Applicants must maintain a “C” grade average.  Applications are available on their website: http://www.ilamvets.org/WhatWeDo/Programs/ Scholarships/ tabid/120/Default.aspx. and are due March 1, 2017.

PEOPLES NATIONAL BANK SCHOLARSHIP – The Peoples National Bank scholarship is available for high school students who are customers of Peoples National Bank or have a parent who is a customer.  Applicants must have at least a “B” average after seven semesters.  The application is available in the scholarship file in the counseling office.  Applications are due March 1, 2017.

2017 FUTURE HEALTHCARE HERO AWARD – Applicants must pursue a health science program and intend to practice in a rural or underserved setting upon completing the program.  Applicants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  Applications are located in the scholarship file in the counseling office and are due March 1, 2017.

ENERGY BOOST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARASHIP – Available to high school seniors accepted into SIUC’s department of mechanical engineering and energy.  For application info, visit: http://acerc.siu.edu/energyboost/scholarships/ undergraduate.php.  Applications are due March 10, 2017.

College Fairs: As we encourage students to apply early to college, we also encourage parents and students to be educated about their decisions.  An excellent avenue to find out about various colleges is a college fair.  Listed below is the next college fair in our region.

St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair: Southwestern Illinois College 2500 Carlyle Ave. Belleville, IL  62221
Sunday, February 26, 2016 College Fair: 1:30-3:30; Financial Aid Workshops: 1:45-2:15 and 2:30-3:00; FAFSA Completion Assistance: 1:30-3:30 (Walk-in)

SAT Prep Class: Webster University will be hosting a one day workshop on Saturday, February 25 from 8:00 AM-2:30 PM.  Cost is $50.  For more information, call 314-246-4214 or 1-800-753-6765 or email events@webster.edu

ACT Testing Dates:  The next ACT is April 8.  Registration is due by March 3.  Additional testing date this year is June 10.  Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.  Students may register at www.ACTStudent.org. Our high school code is 143-110.

SAT Testing Dates:  The next SAT is March 11.  Late registration is due February 28.  Additional SAT testing dates for the year are May 6 and June 3.  Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.  Student may register at www.collegeboard.org.  Our high school code is 143-110.

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