JUNIOR INFORMATION

MARCH 27, 2020

UPDATE ON THE ACT AT GRHS

The Spring ACT Test at GRHS has been cancelled. It was originally scheduled for March 24th and we had hoped to reschedule to April 7. With school not in session, we cannot administer the test.


The next National ACT date offered in our area will be Saturday, June 13th at ICC. Sign up at: ACT.ORG The deadline to sign up is Friday, May 8th.


If you paid for the ACT at GRHS, I have requested your refund through the business office already - you do not need to do anything. Please be patient; this will take 3-4 weeks to process. If you have questions, you can contact Heidi Clairmont at hclairmont@isd318.org


Typically the ACT is only offered in the Spring at GRHS, but we will be considering offering it in the Fall next school year. The possible dates could be Oct 6 or Oct 20. Those results should be available early enough for college application deadlines.

If you have further questions about what this means to you as a senior as you are working college applications, please consult your counselor. They are working and are happy to answer your questions!

Juniors Planning Checklist in light of Coronavirus

During this pause in learning, you can still be thinking and dreaming about the future and what you want that to look like. YOU have the power to direct it. Going Merry has made a Junior Year checklist that can help you to start in your planning. Get a copy on the Paper Scholarship Applications page Or as an attachment below.

Fair Opportunity Project

The Fair Opportunity Project was created by students for students going to college. This is a FREE resource created to give a comprehensive way to find advice on ALL you need to know about getting into college, and paying for college.


In addition, they have created a LabXchange program that is FREE for students to learn and solve real world problems online. This includes virtual simulations that give you access to the research process. Check it out today!

Fair Opportunity Project - Official Music Video

Upcoming Deadlines:

​​​Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program
  • FOR JUNIORS
  • Deadline March 28, 2020
  • Sign up for the MN State At-Large Program. Must be a Junior to participate. More than $1 billion in scholarships available nationwide for local and state winners.Make new friends from around your area; Participate in workshops on interviewing, public speaking and more; Have fun putting on a showcase of your achievements.
  • Courage to Grow Scholarship
    • Deadline is March 31, 2020 (awards 1 each month)
      • $500 scholarship for a Junior or Sr in HS; GPA 2.5+, write a short essay
  • Patriotic Art Contest
    • Deadline: March 31, 2020
      • For grades 9-12. Scholarships from $500- $15,000 if you make the National level. Sponsored by our local VFW Post #1720. Submit Two or Dimensional original artwork. Get a copy of the details from Heidi Clairmont in the counseling office.
  • Ann Bancroft Foundation GRANTS
    • Deadline is April 1, 2020
      • For MN GIRLS in grades K-12 to pursue athletic, cultural, art, educational and wilderness experiences. Available twice every year- April 1 and Oct 1
  • College JumpStart Scholarship
    • Deadline is April 15, 2020
      • For 10th-12th graders. Held every year bi-annually - April 15 and Oct 17
  • Minnesota Association of Townships
    • Deadline is May 1, 2020
      • FOR JUNIORS: (5) $2000 awards to Minnesota Juniors. Letter of recommendation, Transcript & Essay discussing this year’s topic: "Township Day" See website for more details or description below.
      • Topic description: "Township Day": The 2nd Tuesday in March is Township Day. Every year each township holds their Annual Meeting. This meeting is often described as the 'people's meeting'. There are rights and authorities given to the electors at that meeting, but those rights and authorities are limited.: So, if you were an elector, how would you proceed with getting an action to happen and which one or more fo the rights and authorities would you use and why?"
  • Triple Impact Competitor Scholarship
    • Deadline is May 31, 2020
      • For JUNIORS! (Class of 2021 playing any high school team or club sport) The Triple-Impact Competitor makes positive contributions on 3 levels: Makes oneself better, (Personal Mastery), Makes teammates better (Leadership), and makes the sport better (Honoring the Game).