Counseling NewsFlash

Announcements 02.22.22


This is the LAST week to apply for 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 You can also follow KC Scholars on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter - @KCScholars

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! Interested in attending an international college? Check out the International College Fair HERE! 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.

Meaningful Meals

Youth mental health and well-being is supported through a combination of stability at home, supportive adults, healthy role modeling, and meaningful connections. The Northland Coalition Prevention Network and Parent Up are excited to host The Family Dinner Project for an engaging webinar for parents and caregivers covering these topics! Join us on Tuesday, March 29th at 7:30 pm via Zoom. Register HERE!

February is Financial Aid Awareness Month!

Do you have questions about college financial aid? Go HERE to find helpful resources!

Future Friday Career Series

Need help exploring careers? The Future Friday Career Series will feature guest professionals across multiple industries to share about their experiences. Both high school campuses will be invited to attend and the location will rotate throughout the year. Times will be 9:00-10:20am. Make sure to sign up at least a week in advance to secure a spot. Register Here to register now! Our next event will be focused on Industrial & Engineering Technology on March 4th @ LNHS. A bus will be available if you cannot transport yourself.

Air National Guard Career Fair

Seniors, Juniors, & Faculty: The career fair will give everyone the chance to see what we do and what we are all about, we will also go over benefits and opportunities we have to offer with the Air Guard. We will also have lunch provided for everyone. The career fair is April 20th at 10am to 2pm up at the base. You must RSVP for this event!

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

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!!!

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!

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.

Fun Holiday--Be Humble Day!

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Cultures, religions, and philosophies around the world stress the importance of practicing humility in our daily lives. The holiday promotes the idea that accepting our errors and our faults makes us better human beings. Did You Know... that the term humble pie, meaning to apologize after a serious error, comes from a mispronunciation of the world umble pie? Umble pie was a type of pie popular among people with little means in medieval times.

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