Volume 9: January 21, 2016


  • Turn in a wallet senior picture to Kami for the composite frame ASAP.
  • You can NOW complete your FAFSA for the Fall 2016 academic year at The Missouri deadline to complete it is April 1.
  • On Thursday, March 10 from 6-8pm Mrs. Ussery & Dr. Henke will be hosting another Financial Aid & Graduation Prep Night. A representative from NCMC’s Financial Aid Office will do a short presentation on how to complete the FAFSA. We will be available to answer questions about the FAFSA and scholarships as well as general questions about graduation requirements and applying to colleges/tech schools/jobs. Computers will be available to complete FAFSA on site. Please share this date with your parents!


  • The H.S. Counselor tab on the Princeton School website ( is a great resource for important dates, forms, testing information, mental health resources, etc.
  • COMING SOON!--I will create a folder on the S Drive for scholarships. You can continue to get hard copies from me but you can also print or fill them from the S Drive if you choose.


  1. Apply to EVERY scholarship you are eligible for! You never know. Some scholarships only ended up having one or a few applicants so those students can win big!
  2. Read scholarship applications carefully! Many selection committees will throw out applications before even reading it if it is missing information/completed incorrectly.
  3. Ask for recommendation letters and other materials from people early! Give them as much possible time and information to help them as you can.
  4. Check and double check deadlines! Turn in materials early! Make sure you know when and where to send it. Some applications must be to the committee by the posted date and others have to be post-marked by that date-know what the deadline means!
  5. Keep copies of everything you turn in.
  6. Sell yourself but be truthful.
  7. PROOFREAD! Have a parent, teacher or mentor check and re-check all essays and written materials you are submitting. You want to come across well and spelling and grammar mistakes can look bad!
  8. If you have a question or aren't clear, ASK! Come to Dr. Henke or contact the committee/contact person listed on the scholarship. You don't want to miss out because you didn't understand.

  • January 31: The Missouri Sheriffs Association’s John Dennis Scholarship Applicants must be planning to attend a Missouri college majoring in criminal justice, have a 2.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and be active in activities. Award is $1,000.

  • February 1: Westlake Scholarship It is a renewable award that will cover tuition, fees, and books. Applicants must be planning to attend a 4-year college, have at least a 2.5 GPA, and a family income of less than $50,000. Check out the website for more details and the application:
  • February 1: Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applicants could be awarded $1,500-5,000 and must be an FFA or 4H member, participated in State Fair showing, going to Missouri college and majoring in agriculture.
  • February 5: Missouri State Teachers’ Association Northwest Region Scholarship Applicants must be attending a Missouri college and majoring in education. Award amount is $800. Complete the online application here:

  • February 12: Foundation of Rural Service (GRM) Scholarship Applicants must be GRM customer, a US citizen, attending college or tech school, have a C average, and complete short essays. One application qualifies you for 5 different scholarships worth $1,500-5,000.
  • February 16: Ray-Carroll County Grain Growers Scholarship Applicants must be must be member of this co-op, going to a Missouri college and complete essay. The award amount is dependent on number applicants.
  • March 1: Missouri Mutual Insurance Company Applicants must be attending a college in Missouri and could be awarded $1000 if selected.
  • March 15: MFA Foundation Scholarship Applicants must be planning to attend college and complete application to demonstrate academic success, citizenship, activities, college plans and financial need. Interest in ag or other field that “contributes to rural life." Award amount is $2000.
  • March 15: Charles E. Kruse Scholarship Applicant's parents must be Missouri Farm Bureau members. Must be majoring in agriculture at a 4-year Missouri college. Award is $1000.
  • March 15: North Missouri Mutual Insurance Scholarship Applicants do NOT have to be members, Must have 2.5 GPA and plan to attend Missouri school (2, 4, or tech). Award is $250.
  • March 31: Missouri Farm Bureau Vocational Scholarship Applicant's parents must be Missouri Farm Bureau members. Must be pursuing 2-year degree or certification in agriculture-related field (heavy equipment, welding, diesel repair, etc.). Award is $500.
  • March 31: Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri Scholarship Applicants will be evaluated on academic achievement, community service and leadership, and school activities and can be entering college or military. Award amount is $500 upon completion of first semester/basic training.
The first 3 seniors to correctly tell Dr. Henke the 2016 graduation date will win a prize!

SIX SHOULDS: The 6 things you should know about HUNTER BOXLEY and probably don't..

  1. I can juggle.
  2. I can ride a unicycle.
  3. I can play the harmonica.
  4. I can land a front flip.
  5. I love Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  6. I drive a Yukon.

Feel free to forward Senior Shout-Out to parents & guardians!