Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 02.07.22

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College Fairs!

Are you looking for an easy way to explore colleges? Check out the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) series of virtual fairs! Click HERE for details! Would you like to go to an in person fair? Check out the Infinite College Fair on February 28 at the Hy-Vee Arena! Click HERE for details.

Early College Academy Applications!

Are you interested in earning FREE college credit while earning high school credit? The Early College Academy is the perfect fit for you! Check out the details HERE! You must fill out two applications and take the ACT or Accuplacer Test. Sign up to take the Accuplacer at LHS HERE! Testing is limited to the first 40 students who sign up before February 14. You must have a MCC student ID before signing up for the test.

Possible Dual Credit Scholarship for Juniors and Seniors

The Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development is pleased to announce the Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment Scholarship application for the current Spring 2022 semester is now open. High school juniors and seniors may be eligible for a scholarship for tuition for dual credit courses. For more information click HERE. Priority deadline is Feb 1st

KC SCHOLARS

KC Scholars is excited to share a great scholarship opportunity for current 9th and 11th graders as well as adults looking to return to college to complete their degree. The KC Scholars scholarship application opened on January 1, 2021 and the deadline to apply is February 25, 2021. There are 3 scholarships to select from.
1. Traditional Scholarship –
For current 11th graders – students awarded a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
2. College Savings Account/Match –
For current 9th graders – students awarded with a College Savings account and additional incentive funds.
3. Adult Learner Scholarship –
For adults with some college but no degree selected to receive up to a $5,000 scholarship renewable for up to 5 years.
For more information and eligibility requirements, visit kcscholars.org. You can also follow KC Scholars on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - @KCScholars

Local Scholarships Available

SENIORS - Local Scholarships continue to come in! Check your Naviance Account under the College Tab and select Scholarship Search to see what is available! You might set a reminder to check back each week as we are in the thick of Scholarship Season! Remember Scholarships are available for many different reasons, not just merit based scholarships. Some upcoming scholarships we would like to highlight are Assistance League of Kansas City (Deadline 02.28.22), Greater Kansas City PFLAG/GLSEN LGBTQ+ Scholarship (Deadline 02.28.22), and Elizabeth Spelman Health Career Scholarship (Deadline 03.01.22). You might be surprised what you can qualify for! When it comes to paying for college, every little bit helps!!!

Missouri Leadership Seminar 10th graders

The MLS will be held June 3-5 on the University of Central Missouri Campus. This leadership seminar is for current sophomores interested in discovering their leadership potential. Interested students need to apply. Students can learn about the MLS via their website HERE. Interested students may fill out an application HERE and submit to the counseling office by March 1st.

Need Help Filling Out The FAFSA?

Maple Woods Community College will be hosting multiple FAFSA completion events for any interested student! Parents can receive free help filling out the FAFSA! Go HERE and scroll down to register for a date!

Fun Holiday--Send a Card to a Friend Day!

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This unofficial holiday encourages people to send a card to a friend to let them know that they haven't been forgotten. Did You Know... that the earliest known greeting card is a Valentine's Day card thought to have been sent someone in the 1400s.

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U.S. Marines

Monday, Feb. 7th, 11:30am

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U.S. Army

Tuesday, Feb. 8th, 11:30am

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Northwest Missouri State University

Tuesday, Feb. 8th, 1pm

Counseling Office

U.S. Air Force

Thursday, Feb. 10th, 11:30am

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