AHS Counseling Update
February Newsletter 2020
National School Counseling Week 2020
Academic Small Group
More Than A Game Night - Monday, February 10th at 5 pm
SENIORS - It is scholarship time!!
There are now about 50 scholarships posted on our board just inside the Counselor's Office, most of which are "local" or "area" (meaning they will be awarded to either a "local", as in AHS student . . . or an "area" student from say, a Southwest Missouri high school).
Some you'll have to come in for . . . but many of them can be "viewed" on the Community Foundation of the Ozarks website (www.cfozarks.org). Go to "scholarships" and create an account or login to your existing account. Type in "Public" at the top and click on "enter code", then search "Aurora" to see all that are available for application ONLY to Aurora students. If you don't put anything in the "search" box, it will give you a list of all the scholarships offered through CFO, which is HUNDREDS.
The ones that are open to "area" students can only be found by typing in the specific scholarship or scrolling down through all of them, so I've made a list for you of those that you'll want to search for in addition to the "Aurora" ones. If you use just one "keyword" out of the names below, you'll have the most luck getting to the one you want.
- AITP of the Ozarks
- Alternative Education
- Camp Arrowhead Staff
- J.C. Carr Memorial
- Christodoulou Memorial
- Southwest Cattlemen's Association
- Community Foundation Memorial (YEP)
- EFCO Sales Rep
- Estep Memorial
- B.King Memorial
- Orthopedic Nurses
- MO Association of Resource Conservation & Development Councils
- MO Society of Professional Engineers
- Southwest MO Association of Resource Conservation & Development
- Straus Memorial
- Struck Memorial
- Tesar Memorial
- Thomason (Autism)
- Umlauf Memorial
The scholarships listed above (along with several others) are all posted on our scholarship board, as well as on the CFO website. Whether you choose to view them online or in our office, you will quickly see that you will not be eligible to apply for nearly all of them. Some are very specific to areas of study, or requirements such as minimum GPA or minimum ACT. Just a heads up, almost all of them require some type of essay but don't panic . . . most of them will tell you what they want you to write about and it usually involves your goals and how you plan to achieve them.
Please be sure to check our scholarship board (or the student announcements on the school website) often, because new scholarships will be posted every few days from now until probably around the end of March and some have relatively short windows of time to apply. Make sure you are checking the Scholarships page on the AHS Counseling Website as well.
Please pay close attention to the deadline dates because scholarships cannot be turned in late. A few of them get turned in to me, but many are online, and others you will need to MAIL in. Please allow for mail time, as (in most cases) your application packet must reach the destination by the deadline date, as opposed to them accepting them based on postmark date.