Senior Newsletter #3

September 16, 2016

College Visits

The fall is a great time to go on a college visit! Most colleges have special days planned when students can visit campus. Campus visits usually include a tour of the campus, presentations on student life, the admissions process, scholarships/financial aid, and so much more. Many colleges also have daily visits if the special event days do not work for you. Going on a college visit will give you good insight into whether it is a good fit for you!


Many college visits are listed on the College Visit Webpage. You can also go to the college 's website you are interested in for more information.


Remember, students are allowed 2 college visit days during school days that do not count against your attendance. Have your parent call the attendance office before the visit and tell them you are going on a college visit.

Go.Visit.College!

Norfolk Area College Fair

Sunday, Sep. 18th, 1-3pm

801 East Benjamin Avenue

Norfolk, NE

Follow these tips to make the most of the College Fair.

1. Visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Take the barcode to the fair so college reps can scan it so you won’t need to complete student information cards.

2. Arrive early so you can visit all the colleges that interest you.

3. Stop by the EducationQuest booth to get free college planning materials and for a bag to collect college view books.

4. Come prepared with questions for the college reps:

  • What are admission requirements and deadlines?
  • Does the school offer academic programs that meet my interests?
  • What is the cost of tuition and fees — and room and board?
  • How do I apply for college-based scholarships?
  • How many students attend the school?
  • What are the housing options?

5. Attend a financial aid program offered during the College Fair.

Scholarships

Click this button to see our best tips for getting scholarships.

Quest Bridge National Match

The QuestBridge National College Match is a college and scholarship application process that helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's most selective colleges.

College Match Scholarships, which are provided by participating colleges, cover the full cost of tuition, room and board, are loan-free, and require no parental contribution.

If you are a student who has achieved academic excellence in the face of economic challenges, we encourage you to apply. QuestBridge's college partners are committed to making college affordable for all students — regardless of financial background — and offer generous financial aid packages that cover 100% of demonstrated financial need.

Who Should Apply

  • Academically outstanding high school seniors
  • From families earning less than $65,000/year for a family of four

How to Apply

Wendy's High School Heisman

This year, Wendy's® is giving away 100 scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $10,000. Seniors, scholar-athletes have a shot at winning a Wendy's® Heisman® Scholarship.

Since 1994, Wendy’s High School Heisman has been supporting education and celebrating the successes of top performing high school scholar-athletes. We’ve awarded nearly $2 million to support education across the country, and we’ve recognized the achievements of more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors, including students from YOUR SCHOOL.


Eligibility:

  • Students must be seniors during the 2016-2017 academic year, graduating with the class of 2017.
  • Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.
  • Participate in at least one of the 43 sports recognized including:

    Archery, Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Bobsleigh, Bowling, Boxing, Canoeing/Rowing, Cross Country, Curling, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian (Dressage/Eventing/Jumping), Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure or Speed), Judo, Lacrosse, Luge, Rugby, Sailing, Shooting, Skiing (Alpine, Biathlon, Cross Country, Free-Style, Jumping), Snowboard, Soccer, Softball, Spirit/Cheerleading, Swimming (or Synchronized), Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Track & Field, Trampoline, Triathlon, Volleyball (or Beach), Water Polo, Weightlifting, and Wrestling.

  • Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model .for underclassman.

How to apply:

Horatio Alger Scholarship

106 - $25,000 Scholarships Awarded Nationally

50 - $6,000 Scholarships Awarded in Nebraska


As one of the nation’s largest college financial aid programs in the country, the Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives.

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
The Horatio Alger Scholarship application is a common application meaning that you apply once and you will be considered for the range of scholarship programs offered by the Association. In order to be considered, your application and all required materials must be uploaded to your online application by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on October 25th. For more information and to apply go to https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/

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