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ACT PREP GUIDES
University HQ is the ultimate ACT Test Prep Resources Guide! They have the top resources to help you prepare for the ACTs! Go to https://universityhq.org/resources/college-planning-guide/act-prep/ for more information!
COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY INFORMATION
Best Colleges Resources through UniversityHQ – We are a free educational resource helping students determine their best career path options. Go to https://universityhq/best-colleges/ and for Best Colleges In Iowa, go to https://universityhq.org/best-colleges/iowa/ for more information!
Bradley University – Announces scholarship for incoming Family & Consumer Science freshmen. Major options include Nutrition & Dietetics, Public Health Education, Hospitality Leadership, Retail Merchandising, FCS Teacher Education and FCS. Contact Rachel Vollmer, Associate Professor at email@example.com for more information.
Briar Cliff University – Career Pathway Exploration Week – November 2nd-5th, 2020 – These two-hour virtual sessions will include meeting with faculty to learn more about academic pathway options, current chargers experiencing these academic programs, and alumni who work in the field. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Briar Cliff University Music Scholarship Opportunities – Scholarships are available for students that want to continue to be involved in music while in college but don’t want to major in music. There are opportunities for all levels of musicians. Contact Brian Cook, Director of Choral Activities and/or Bob Gibson, director of Jazz Band for more information.
College of St Mary’s – Informational Sessions – Alexis Sherman, Director of Diversity & Inclusion – Summer Academies: A weeklong learning experience for young women of color – Grades 10th-12th. * Scholarship Opportunities: Catherine McAuley Scholarship, assistance to students with finanical need. Misericordia Scholarship, for undocumented students of diverse background who are not eligible for federal assistance. Marie Curie Scholars Program, scholarship towards an undergraduate degree in Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics. Contact Alexis Sherman at email@example.com for more information.
Ellsworth Community College – Kory Vaught, Academic Advising Specialist Ph: 641-648-8618 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hawkeye Community College – Abby Martin, Admissions Rep for Diverse Populations, Ph: 319-296-2329 ext 1073 – NEW Inclusion Scholarship – evaluated based on involvement in inclusion activities and commitment to continuing efforts at Hawkeye, regardless of high school GPA, test scores or financial need. Deadline is May 31, 2021. To apply, go to https://www.hawkeyecollege.edu/financial-aid/types-of-aid/grants-scholarships/hawkeye/inclusion-scholarship
Iowa Central Community College – Megan Grove, Asst Director of Enrollment Management – Ph: 515-574-1004 – Email: email@example.com
Simpson College – Jeremy Johnson, Asst Director of Admissions – Ph: 515-961-1849 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Simpson is allowing individual in-person campus visits as well as virtual visits for students who are not able to make it to campus. You can set up a visit at: www.simpson.edu/visit
University of Northern Iowa – Jordan Cornwell, Admissions Counselor Email: email@example.com – UNI are doing virtual high school visits as an alternative to coming in person. If a student would like to speak with Jordan, sign up for a time at https://calendly.com/jordan-cornwell
Upper Iowa University – Blaine Barthel, Admissions Counselor – Ph: 563-425-5953 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Virtual campus visits available!
Western Illinois University – Doug Freed, Undergraduate Admissions & Enrollment Services – Email: email@example.com – Get information on virtual events and Western Commitment Scholarships – Get information on waived application fees through the end of 2020 and also on dual enrollment opportunities in the Spring of 2021.
Explore the possibilities with the Common App map. It has updated college listings for the 2020-2021 application season. Includes a public and private college index and who accepts the Common App for transfer. Visit www.commonapp.org/map to order your free map and access additional resources.
US Air Force – Kevin Z. Lutker, TSgt, USAF – Enlisted Accessions Recruiter – Air Force, 130 Collins Rd NE Ste. E, Cedar Rapids IA 52402 – Office Ph: 319-373-6256
MISC COUNSELING OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dogs4Dystonia Dog Walk T-Shirt Design Contest – Get your creativity going! All middle school and high school-aged students are invited to use their creativity and submit a design for the 2021 Dogs4Dystonia Dog Walk event that will be held at Thomas Park in Marion IA on Saturday, August 28, 2021. This year’s theme is “Medieval/Renaissance”! Entry form and fee must be submitted to https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/dystoniafoundation by March 1, 2021! Copies of entry form, letter and photo of last year’s t-shirt can be found in the HS Counseling Office.
10 Ways High School Students Can Prepare for a Nursing Career – NurseJournal.org wants to encourage students to explore how they can prepare for a career in nursing and strive for academic and professional excellence. For more information, go to https://nursejournal.org/community/10-ways-high-school-students-can-prepare-for-a-nursing-career/
Scholarship For Dreamers – TheDream US Scholarship is now open to all undocumented students who came to the country before November 1, 2015. There are two programs: Opportunity Scholarship: An up to $80,000 scholarship for students who live in targeted, locked out states where they cannot get in-state tuition. Applications close on January 28, 2021. National Scholarship: An up to $30,000 scholarship for first-time college students or community college graduates. Applications close on February 25, 2021. For more information and to apply, go to https://thedream.us/scholarships/
Iowa HOBY 2021 – The 2021 Iowa Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar will now be held as a hybrid seminar. HOBY has provides leadership education and service learning to the youth of Iowa. Student registration is still available by March 1, 2021. Go to www.lp.constantcontactpages.com/cu/DEcNR12/HOBY/RegistrationKit for the digital registration kit and to register.
HOBY Iowa has announced they are still accepting students for their 2021 Leadership Seminar. There is limited space and students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Students will participate in 2-4 days of fun interactive leadership training, meet state leaders and make new friends. Registration information can be found in the HS Counseling Office. The virtual seminar is being held June 11-13, 2021.