NCHS Counselor’s Report – February 7, 2018
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
ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops:
NCHS teachers will be hosting ACT/SAT Test Prep Workshops to assist students in preparing for these assessments.
Subject, dates, and times are listed below. Students are to sign up outside the main office if interested in attending.
* Wednesday, February 7 – English/Reading 3:30-4:30 PM
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:
* McKendree University – February 8
* Hannibal-LaGrange University – February 13
* Blackburn College – February 28
As we receive information on scholarships, they will posted on the Counseling Office webpage at: https://sites.google.com/a/nashville-k12.org/scholarships/
Below is a partial list of available scholarships:
BETA SIGMA PSI EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION ($1,500-2,000) –
Multiple scholarships are available depending on the school that the applicant will be attending. Applicant must be male, confirmed members of a Lutheran church, and planning on attending college in the fall of 2018. For more information, please visit http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships Deadline for application is February 17, 2018.
ILLINOIS CHEMICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP ($2,000) –
This scholarship is available to all seniors pursuing a career in chemistry (including such professions as chemist, chemical engineers, environmental engineers, or high school chemistry teachers.) Applicants must be planning to attend college in Illinois. Multiple scholarships are awarded. To apply, send two letters of recommendation, one page essay, and other high school information to the ICEF/High School Scholarship Award Committee. To find out more about how to apply, visit www.cicil.net. Deadline for postmarked envelope with materials is February 23, 2018
FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP (Thirty $2,000 Scholarships) –
Applicants must be high school seniors who plan to major in a career in agriculture. To find the application or learn more about the scholarship, visit http://www.farmcreditil.com/Pages/default.aspx Deadline for this scholarship is February 28, 2018.
NASHVILLE LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP –
This scholarship is open to all seniors planning to advance their education at a college or university in the fall. Criteria considered for this scholarship will be class rank and GPA, financial need, any honors received, and future career plans. To apply for this scholarship, pick up an application in the guidance office. The application must then be returned to the guidance office by February 28, 2018.
KASKASKIA COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS –
Over a 100 scholarships are available to seniors planning on attending Kaskaskia College. Scholarships range from $250-$1000. A completed FAFSA is required. Application deadline for all scholarships is March 1, 2018. To see a list of the scholarships and to find out more information about how to apply, visit http://kaskaskia.edu/ scholarships/FoundationScholarships.aspx
ILLINOIS AMVETS SERVICE SCHOLARSHIPS (Up to $1,000) –
Multiple scholarships are available to seniors who have parents or grandparents who are in or were in the military. If you meet this criteria, go to http://www.ilamvets.org/ WhatWeDo/Programs/Scholarships/tabid/120/Default.aspxscholarships to get more information. Deadline to apply is March 1.
SWIC FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS ($500-5,000) –
These scholarships are awarded to high school seniors who are planning on attending Southwestern Illinois College. There are over 250 scholarships available offering over $250,000 in total. Only one application is needed to apply for all scholarships. To learn more or to find the application, visit https://www.swic.edu/ community/foundation/. The deadline to apply is March 1.
THE ILLINOIS ODD FELLOW-REBEKAH SCHOLARSHIP AWARD (10 -15 $1,000 Scholarships) –
Applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or greater. Students with financial needs will be given priority. For further information or to find to application, go to https://ioof-il.org/. Deadline is March 1, 2018.
NATIONAL DEFENSE TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION ($1500-$4000;
Up to 6 scholarships available) – Scholarships are open to any student that is a resident of Illinois or Missouri. Priority will be given to those students pursuing a degree in business, transportation logistics, or physical distribution. For more information visit http://www.ndtascottstlouis.org/charities/scholarship/ applicant-info or go to the guidance office for an application. Deadline is March 1, 2018.
ILLINOIS FEDERATION OF BUSINESS WOMEN’S CLUBS SCHOLARSHIPS ($2,000) –
Applicants must be female, United States citizens and resident of Illinois, a GPA of at least 2.8, and plan to attend an university or trade school in the fall. A short essay is required along with 2 letters of recommendation. The winner will compete in the Young Professional competition at the IFBWC state convention. In order to get more information or to find an application, visit http://www.ifbwc.org/ page-1810333. Deadline for electronic upload or mailing of application and other materials is March 1, 2018.
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 are various college fairs in our region.
St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair
Southwestern Illinois College
Belleville Campus Varsity Gym
2500 Carlyle Ave
Belleville, IL 62221
Sunday, February 25, 2018
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)
ACT Testing Dates:
The next ACT test with open registration is April 14. Registration is due by March 9. Additional ACT testing dates are June19 and July 14. 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 test with open registration is March 10. Registration is due February 9. Additional SAT testing dates are May 5 and June 2. Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date. Students may register at www.collegeboard.org. Our high school code is 143-110.