NCHS Counselor’s Report

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:

* University of Tennessee-Martin – March 16

Kaskaskia College Health Sciences Open Houses:  Kaskaskia College is hosting virtual open houses over the next month.  Sonography 3/17 and Radiologic Technology 3/24. For more information and registration, go to:

Going Merry Scholarship Search: Going Merry ( is a great new scholarship website.  It makes scholarship application easier.  Students can sign up at:  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:  to create an account.

Scholarships: As we receive information on scholarships, they will posted on the Counseling Office webpage at:  Some upcoming scholarships are:

ILLINOIS ELKS CHILDREN’S CARE PROGRAM COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY – This is a COMPETITIVE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM for students currently enrolled in/or planning on entering the Physical or Occupational Therapy fields. Applications are available online at:  The deadline to apply is March 12, 2021.

FARM CREDIT ILLINOIS AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP…Applicants should be intending to enroll in a field related to agriculture. Application must be received March 12, 2021. The application process is online at: 

ILLINOIS SHERIFFS’ ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP – Applicants must attend an Illinois college/university.  Applications can be found online at:   Application must be received March 14, 2021.

ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS SCHOLARSHIP – Available to high school seniors who plan to study engineering.  Applications are located at:   Applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2021.

SIU CREDIT UNION SCHOLARSHIP – Applicant or the applicant’s legal guardian must be a SIU Credit Union member in good standing and maintain that membership status throughout the duration of the award to apply for the scholarship. Applications must be received March 31, 2021. The application is online at:

ILLINOIS MASONIC CHILDREN’S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM – Applicants must plan to enroll in a trade or vocational program and have must have a GPA of 3.3 or lower. Application is posted on the NCHS website on the Guidance Office page. The deadline is March 31, 2021.

2021 REGIONS RIDING FORWARD SCHOLARSHIP ($5,000)  Regions is proud to celebrate Black History Month and those who inspire the next generation.  Applications and are available at:  Application deadline is March 31, 2021.

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.  Applications are posted on the NCHS website on the Guidance Office page. Applications must be returned to the guidance office by April 1, 2021.

ACT Testing Dates:  The next ACT test with open registration is April 17.   Registration is due by March 12.  Other upcoming dates are June 12 and July 17.  Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.  Students may register at Our high school code is 143-110.

SAT Testing Dates:  The next SAT test with open registration is May 8.  Registration is due by April 9.  Additional SAT testing dates for the year are May 8 and June 5.  Registration is typically due 5 weeks before the testing date.  Students may register at  Our high school code is 143-110. 

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