Check out this page for important information on high school, college, and other topics!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Briar Cliff University – Raul Perez Ruiz, Admissions Counselor – Ph: 712-279-5496 – Email: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Ellsworth Community College – Kory Vaught, Academic Advising Specialist Ph: 641-648-8618 – Email: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt Mercy University – Makenzie Recker, Admissions Counselor – Ph: 319-363-1323, ext 1047 – Email: email@example.com
Northwest Missouri State University – Shelby Letuli, Iowa Admission Rep – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Simpson College – Jeremy Johnson, Asst Director of Admissions – Ph: 515-961-1849 – Email: email@example.com – 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 -Jesus Lizarraga-Estrada, Admissions Counselor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – UNI are doing virtual high school visits as an alternative to coming in person.
UNI Lunch-Talk: October 20, 2021 from 11:40-12:20 in HS Commons – Stop by and visit with Jordan!
University of Wisconsin-Platteville – Chris Kerkenbush, Admissions Rep – Email: email@example.com
Upper Iowa University – Blaine Barthel, Admissions Counselor – Ph: 563-425-5953 – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Virtual campus visits available!
Communication Camp – June 6-9th – will be a combination of speech, podcasting, camera and interactive events each day!
Graphic Design Camp – June 6-9th – will be an intensive design workshop
For more information on Upper Iowa’s Summer Camps, go to www.uiu.edu/summer-camp
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
US Army – SSG Briggs, Steven – US Army Recruiter – firstname.lastname@example.org – 319-450-2470
Army ROTC – University of Dubuque – CPT Ryan England , ROTC Recruiter – email@example.com – 563-589-3804
MISC COUNSELING OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENTS
Hoover Uncommon Student Awards Zoom Meeting Opportunity! The session is January 27th at Noon, 3:00 or 7:00 p.m. The session will cover: Who is the Hoover Presidential Foundation and what is the purpose of the US program, the eligibility to apply, how much the awards will be, and much more. For more on the program, go to www.uncommonstudent.org . To sign up for this zoom meeting, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyfFKrw4OklJm-ZJlm6A-LHw6Xj2uswNgln94uRDzLEGy01A/viewform .
HOBY Youth Leadership Seminar – Students will participate in 3-4 days of interactive leadership training, meet inspiring local leaders, and make powerful connections. You will experience life on a university campus, learning how to be an impactful leader, discover how different types of leadership leads to lasting social change, and gain new skills and inspiration to make an impact in your community. Contact your counselor to register. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and call 818-851-3980. The seminar is schedules for June 10-12, 2022 at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.
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/
Iowa’s Coldwater Conservancy is partnering with Waders in the Water to sponsor scholarships for the Waders in the Water Level 1 online conservation and restoration training course. For more information on the course, visit: https://wadersinthewater.org . Tuition scholarships are limited. To apply for a scholarship, sent a statement of interest and your resume to ICC at: email@example.com .