October 6, 2021
Itasca Summit Scholarship Contest - DEADLINE: OCT 13TH
- Itasca Economic Development Corporation will be awarding three, $1,000 scholarships to the winners of this contest.
- Due Date for submission of essay is October 13, 2021 at 4:00 pm.
- Winners will be notified by October 15, 2021.
- Winners will be asked to create a 3 – 5 minute video presentation of themselves, discussing the topic of their essay, sharing their thoughts on Itasca County’s future, and the students experiences in Itasca County.
- Due Date for submission of video is October 18th, 2021.
- Winners will be invited to attend and participate in the 2021 Itasca Summit, at Sugar Lake Lodge on October 19th and 20th, 2021.
- Winner’s videos will be played for the audience, and the winners will have the opportunity to discuss Itasca County’s future with other leaders form the region
October is College Knowledge month in Minnesota! Counselors and college admissions representatives will be working with seniors this month to complete applications and set up their parchment.com accounts. Parchment.com is how GRHS students send official transcripts to college. Remember your username and password for this website. You will need it in the future any time you need an official transcript.
Many Minnesota colleges and universities offer FREE applications during the month of OCTOBER. Check out the list HERE!
Scholarships are often tied to Early Decision or Early Action deadlines at the school you want to attend
Contact the Financial Aid office of those colleges for specific details on your situation.
Repeat: Hagen Scholarship Foundation
Deadline is Dec 1, 2021Over 300 new scholarships up to $40,000 each are awarded each year. These are need-based merit scholarships and are only available to rural students nationwide. See Website for more details
Additional new scholarships added to the website:
Porch.com Scholarships - under Recurring Scholarships section. next deadline is Oct 14
Army ROTC Scholarships - Deadlines are Oct 22, Jan 28 & March 18
IvyPanda Video Contest Scholarship- Deadline: OCT 31
John F Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest Deadline: Jan 14
Union Plus Scholarships Deadline: Jan 31
October StudentScholarships.org Newsletter
WHY USE GOING MERRY?
Scholarships and grants are helpful ways to fund your college education. They provide you with free money that can go towards tuition or other educational expenses.
To find and apply for scholarships, sign up for Going Merry (https://www.goingmerry.com) -- it’s free! Going Merry has thousands of national, regional, and local scholarships. There are also opportunities for every grade level, from freshmen to seniors.
To sign up, go to: SIGN UP HERE
Here are some reasons why I recommend Going Merry above other scholarship sites:
Scholarship bundles: You can apply to multiple scholarships using one application and the same essay prompt.
Vetted scholarships: The Going Merry team periodically reviews every scholarship listing, to ensure the scholarship program is still active and the information is correct.
Personal matching: Once signed up, you’ll answer a few questions to fill out a basic profile, and then get matched to scholarships that fit your background, academics, interests, etc.
Clear organization: You can shortlist favorites and get deadline reminders about them. All drafts and applications are saved, and you’ll get updates on the scholarships you’ve applied to.
Direct, auto-filled applications: You can apply to many scholarships directly on the site (with forms helpfully pre-filled).
Sign up online or in the counseling office to talk with college/university reps and military recruiters who visit GRHS during the school year.
VIRUTAL REP VISITS:
What are Virtual Rep Visits?
Representatives from Colleges, Universities and Military Recruiters are available to talk to you about their school or program. Get an idea if a school has classes you want and what campus life is like before you go on an actual visit.
WHO? Available to 11th&12th grade students interested in furthering their education after high school
WHERE? for the 2020-2021 year, they are VIRTUAL Visits. Sign up below to get a link to the visit AND a pass out of class.
WHEN? Visits are scheduled through out the year; see current list below.
WHY? Get an idea if a school has classes you want and what campus life is like before you go on an actual visit
Heidi Clairmont- GRHS Scholarship Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org 218-327-5760 x41544