Counselors’ Report

Kaskaskia College Jumpstart Program: The Jump Start Program is for freshman, sophomore, or junior students that attend a high school in the Kaskaskia College District.  Registering through Jump Start allows students to take one class each semester at half the tuition cost each year they are in high school.  If students are interested in enrolling in a summer class at KC, they should contact Kaskaskia College.

Summer Healthcare Exploration Camp: St. Louis University is hosting a camp for sophomores and juniors interested in potentially pursuing careers in healthcare.  It will be held June 7-June 13 on the campus of St. Louis University.  Selected applicants will receive a full-tuition scholarship to cover the cost of the camp.  To apply go to: bit.ly/dchs-summer-scholars

SIUE Summer Success Program: This is a five-week program open to first-year students who have identified as first generation and/or low-income students. Participants have the potential to take two college courses for a total of six college credit hours. The three components of the SIUE Summer Success Program include academics, campus resources and social development.  It will connect students to essential SIUE campus resources including financial aid, counseling and health services, Academic Advancement Center, Career Development Center, Center for Student Inclusion and Diversity, and other essential campus entities.  The program will also provide students with opportunities for mentorship, leadership development, and civic engagement. For more information, visit: http://siue.edu/retention/programs-data/summer-success.shtml

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/  Some upcoming scholarships are:

LARRY PASZKIEWICZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Larry Paszkiewicz graduated from NCHS in 1966.  Priority will be given to applicants planning to continue his/her education in agriculture. The application is posted on the guidance office page of the NCHS website.  Applications must be emailed to [email protected] by April 1, 2020.

ADDIEVILLE JAYCEES AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP… Awarded to a graduating senior who intends to pursue an occupation in an agriculture related field.  The application is posted on the guidance office page of the NCHS website. Applications must be emailed to [email protected]  by April 3, 2020.

ADDIEVILLE JAYCEES JON WINDLER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP… Awarded to a graduating senior.  The application is posted on the guidance office page of the NCHS website.  Applications must be emailed to [email protected]  by April 3, 2020.

GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLAR PROGRAM – This program provides future teachers:  tuition support, up to $23,000; paid residential summer institutes that include courses and extensive classroom/work experience; academic and social emotional support; job placement assistance; and mentoring from award-winning teachers throughout college and during the early years of teaching.  Applications must be received by April 3, 2020.  Applications are available: www.goldenapple.org/apply

WASHINGTON COUNTY LODGE #55 A.F & M SCHOLARSHIP – One scholarship will be awarded to a NCHS senior.  Applicants must be ranked in the upper 1/4 of the class after 7 semesters. The application is posted on the guidance office page of the NCHS website. The ORIGINAL deadline to apply was April 1, 2020. THE NEW DEADLINE IS APRIL 13.

NASHVILLE LION’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – The Nashville Lion’s Club is sponsoring scholarships for NCHS seniors.  The application is posted on the guidance office page of the NCHS website.  The ORIGINAL deadline to apply was April 8, 2020.   THE NEW DEADLINE IS APRIL 13.

ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ST CLAIR CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and planning to attend and engineering program at an Illinois or Missouri college or university.  Applications are available online at St. Clair Chapter of Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. The application deadline has been extended to April 17, 2020.

PEG EDWARDS NURSING SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing. The application is posted on the guidance office page of the NCHS website.  The deadline to apply is April 20, 2020.

Going Merry Scholarship Search: Going Merry (www.goingmerry.com) is a great new scholarship website.  It makes scholarship application easier.  Students can sign up at:  https://www.goingmerry.com/c/tesham-8nr3d  Going Merry is completely different from the older scholarship search engines.  It allows for:

• Matching – Once students fill out their profile, they are automatically matched with scholarships they are most eligible for.

• Direct Applications – Students can apply directly to multiple scholarships from the website.  They never need to leave the site.

• Autofilled Applications – All of the information from students’ profiles are autofilled into each application, thus saving time.

• Estimated Application Times – Every scholarship has estimated application time to help students prioritize them.

• Scholarships Grouped By Essay Topics – Scholarships are grouped by common essay topics so students can minimize the number of essays they have to write

College Greenlight: College Greenlight is a free resource for any student who is beginning their college and/or financial aid search.  It helps students discover, research, and build relationships with the colleges and universities that will assist them in becoming successful.  It has an easily searchable database filled with thousands of scholarships, grants, and merit-aid opportunities.  Students can receive a customized list of the awards best suited to their academic, social, and community accomplishments.  Visit: www.collegegreenlight.com  to create an account.

ACT Testing Dates:  The next ACT test with open registration is June 18.  Registration is due by May 8.  Additional ACT testing date for the year is July 8.  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 June 6.

Registration is due by May 8.  Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.  Students may register at www.collegeboard.org.  Our high school code is 143-110. 

1 Comment

  1. Dawn Miesner Anderson on March 30, 2020 at 7:12 am

    The posted ACT testing dates are not accurate. They are June 13th and July 18th. Go to ACT.org for more information.

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