Connections Weekly Newsletter
September 15, 2023
Colorado Construction Career Days Field Trip - Weds. 9/28
Class of 2024 and 2025
Save the Date
College Visits, College Fairs, and Career Chats are open to 9th-12th grade students. Sign up in Naviance under "What's New" at least one day in advance of session.
College Rep Visits Next Week at TCAMonday 18, 11:00-11:25 – Mini-College Fair: Liberty, Biola, Regent, John Brown, Covenant College, Lipscomb, Dordt, University of Missouri-Columbia, Oklahoma Christian, Northwest Nazarene, US Military Academy, Azusa Pacific
Tuesday 19, 8:40am – University of Puget Sound
Tuesday 19, 9:35am – Wheaton College
Thursday 21, 9:35am – Metro State University
Thursday 21, 10:55am – Colorado State University
Thursday 21, 11:25am – Xavier University
September 25 – Mini-College Fair – Extended Flex
October 2 - Mini-College Fair - Extended Flex
October 5 – PSAT/NMSQT exam for pre-registered 10th and 11th graders. More details will be emailed to pre-paid testers next week.
In the Community
September 18 – Colorado Springs Christian College Fair, CO Springs Christian Schools, 6:00-8:00
October 2 – Southern Colorado College Fair, Palmer High School, 5:30-7:30
October 8 - Colorado College Fall Open House. Sign up soon, as space is limited.
If you are interested in attending a Service Academy, West Point Admissions Representative, Michael Werner, will be at the following events.
Colorado Springs District 11 hosted Southern Colorado College fair Monday, Oct. 2 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Coronado High School
November 5 – NACAC College Fair, Denver, CO Convention Ctr., 700 14th St.,1:00-4:00
Go to College Fairs is offering a series of Specialty virtual fairs this fall. Live fair hours are 12:00pm - 2:00pm and 6:30pm - 9:30pm (ET) each date for the following fairs:
Professional Certificates Virtual College Fair - Thursday, September 21, 2023
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Virtual College Fair - Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Learning Differences Virtual College Fair - Thursday, October 12, 2023
First-Generation Virtual College Fair - Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Sunday, October 15 – 11:00am-4:00pm
Sunday, November 12 – 11:00am-4:00pm
The Coalition for College offers a wide variety of resources. These upcoming classes help in the college application and financial aid process.
Completing the CSS Profile - October 4, 8:00-9:00pm
Succeeding in College as a First-Generation Student - November 7, 8:00-9:00pm
Preparing to Complete the FAFSA - November 28, 8:00-9:00pm
Scholarships and Other Financial Aid
Boston University offers the Trustee Scholarship for students that demonstrate exceptional leadership in their schools and communities. The scholarship covers full undergraduate tuition plus orientation and mandatory undergraduate student fees for four years. Deadline to apply is December 1.
Williams College has converted their financial aid program into the nation’s first “all-grant” program. All students receiving financial aid will receive 100 percent of their Williams award in the form of grants that do not need to be repaid. They have eliminated loans from all financial aid awards and will no longer require students to hold work-study jobs.
Oklahoma State University’s RISE program assists students from all backgrounds, particularly those who are first-generation and low-income in their transition from high school to college. The program provides peer-mentoring, scheduled study sessions, one-on-one tutoring and opportunities to serve in leadership roles in order to provide students with the academic foundation they need to be successful in their undergraduate degree programs.
CyberStart America is a free, immersive cybersecurity training game for high school students with over 200 fun-to-play challenges. Opportunities to win scholarships available. Perfect for beginners.
Connections Center (Career & College)
Katina Dahl, Career and College Advisor - Freshmen, Sophomores
Jodi Hoffman, Office Manager - Rep Visits, Community Service