PCM High School
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February Students of the Month
Hello everyone! Hope you had a great January. Here's a few updates:
Virtual Financial Aid Night
On Monday, February 22nd @ 6:30pm ICAN will be doing a virtual presentation to help Juniors and their families understand the financial aid process. ICAN will be presenting to PCM and Newton. The presentation will be recorded for those who are unable to attend! Here is the zoom link and registration for those that are interested: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/8716100358883/WN_1Aa9uj4MRxKyfEoMIMHPgg
We have had 32 families who have completed the FAFSA. If you have a student who is thinking about going to college, you should complete the FAFSA. If you need assistance filling it out, you can set up an appointment with someone from the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). You can set up a virtual meeting here. Please make sure you have everything you need before your appointment time. It would be beneficial to have the student and parent FSA ID (username and password) created ahead of time. These two sheets explain what you need to have prepared before the meeting: FAFSA Documents & FSA ID.
I sent this link out to seniors, but here is the ICAN Scholarship Database. It has a list of scholarships available. Here is the link to the list of scholarships specific to Iowa, Iowa Scholarships. They are all verified and safe to pursue. Check back often to see if any more open up. I will continue to send out emails with scholarships to seniors when I hear about them.
Another place to get scholarships is Raise.Me. This is a micro-scholarship program that allows students in 9th-12th grade to earn money toward college. By taking part in college planning activities, taking certain courses, and attending events, a student can earn money for college. Currently 150 colleges nationwide are part of Raise.Me including the following Iowa institutions:
Buena Vista University
Briar Cliff University
Grand View University
University of Iowa
University of Northern Iowa
Let me know if you have any questions!