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Senior Alert - Upcoming Scholarships

Hey There Seniors!We know it's getting close to the end of the year but ther's still a lot you can do on the scholarship front. Here's a list of scholarships that have deadlines in April. Take some time this weekend and over the next few weeks and submit your applications for free money for college! List of scholarships due in April in order of deadline:

If you have any questions about the scholarship process, or any other part of the college journey, give us a call at 877-272-4692 or email ICAN@ICANsucceed.og.
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Iowa Student Loan College Costs Drawing

While it may be too late for college-bound seniors to apply for most college scholarships, it's not too late for them and their families to enter our giveaway. After estimating total college cost over four undergraduate years using the College Funding Forecaster online tool, users can enter their information for a drawing for 10 $1,000 awards to be paid to the student's college next fall.Encourage your families with college-bound seniors to visit www.IowaStudentLoan.org/CollegeCosts to learn more and enter.Seniors who complete, or whose parent or guardian completes, the College Funding Forecaster by April 30, 2019, are able to enter. 

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Iowa Tuition Grant for people pursuing private Iowa colleges/univesities

See if You or Your Student Qualifies for the Iowa Tuition Grant!

The Iowa Tuition Grant helps students attend the college of their choice with up to $5,650 of annual support.

Many students are not aware of the higher education opportunities that are available to them. The Iowa Tuition Grant can make attending an Iowa Private college or university more affordable than a public institution, creating more options for students to find the best fit for them after high school.

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See How the Iowa Tuition Grant Has Helped Students

"The Iowa Tuition Grant is extremely important because it provides a substantial award to me, which allows me to pursue my education. As a student who comes from a family without a ton of money, that really helps out in funding my college experience, and taking some of that load off of me and my parents as well."
C.J. Nelson
"When I was comparing private colleges versus public institutions, obviously the Tuition Grant factored in there. And we knew that we could get it if I went to a private school. So actually when I picked my private college, with the Iowa Tuition Grant, that made it cheaper than going to a state school."
Cory Brannaman

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ACT registration and apply to win scholarships from ACT

The ACT test registration deadlineis this Friday (March 8)!

One lucky student will win a $40,000 Scholarship + a bonus $5,000 Tech Package!*

Eligible sophomores and juniors who register for the April, June, or July 2019 US national test dates may enter. During registration, check YES to opt-in to the ACT Scholarship Giveaway for your chance to win. It's just that easy!

Go to act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway to learn more.

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The ACT Scholarship Giveaway for Sophomores & Juniors

One lucky student will win a $40,000 Scholarship + a bonus $5,000 Tech Package!

Eligible sophomores and juniors that register for the April, June, or July, 2019 US national test date (and opt-in to the giveaway during registration) has a chance to win the scholarship. It's just that easy! Eligible students may also enter by mail.*

Go to act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway to learn more.

JUST FOR YOU: Download a printable PDF flyer to help inform students of this amazing opportunity.

*NO PURCHASE OR ACT TEST REGISTRATION NECESSARY. The "ACT Scholarship Giveaway" is subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at www.act.org/actscholarshipgiveaway or by sending a S.A.S.E. to "ACT Scholarship Giveaway – Rules Request," c/o ACT, Inc., 500 ACT Drive, MZ 32, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168 (VT residents may omit return postage). Open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of the 50 U.S.A. and D.C., at least 13 years old, and in the 10th or 11th grade (or, if home schooled, in the equivalent of 10th or 11th grade, and projected to be eligible to attend a post-secondary educational institution no later than 10/1/21). The Sweepstakes is void outside the eligible sweepstakes territory, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Sweepstakes entry period begins at 12:00 a.m. CT on 2/22/19 and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT on 6/24/19. There are separate entry cut-off dates and times within the entry period for inclusion of an entry in the applicable ACT test date prize drawing, which cut-off dates and times are 11:59 p.m. CT on 3/25/19 for the April test date prize drawing, 11:59 p.m. CT on 5/20/19 for the June test date prize drawing, and 11:59 p.m. CT on 6/24/19 for the July test date prize drawing. LIMIT: Two (2) entries per person and no more than one (1) entry per test date prize drawing, regardless of method of entry or number of ACT test registrations. Entry methods (including entry in connection with registration for the April, June or July, 2019 US national ACT test and/or free alternate mail-in method of entry which does not require ACT test registration or purchase), instructions, limits and restrictions, and prize information, requirements and restrictions are set forth in the Official Rules. Sponsor: ACT, Inc., 500 ACT Drive, MZ 32, Iowa City, IA 52243-0168.

Click here to view complete Official Rules 

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Mesothelioma Essay Scholarship

My name is Carrie Butler, and I'm the scholarship coordinator for the Mesothelioma Help Cancer scholarship. I'm writing to announce our 2019 scholarship, which asks applicants to write an essay in response to one of the following prompts:
1. Share your personal story dealing with asbestos disease or cancer. Talk about how it affected your life and how/whether it impacted your education/career choice.

2. What do you hope to do with the education you are receiving to help cancer patients?

This scholarship is a great one for students interested in a medical career. There will be 4 prizes, ranging from $2500 for first place to $500 for fourth place.

You can view all of the details about this scholarship here: www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship

I am writing you in hopes that you will share this scholarship on your website, bulletin board, social media, or any other medium that will help get the word out to students.

Hope you're having a great week!

Carrie Butler
Scholarship Coordinator-MesotheliomaHelp.com

Don't want emails from us anymore? Reply to this email with the word "UNSUBSCRIBE" in the subject line.

Mesothelioma Help, 546 Fifth Ave, 4th Floor #101,, New York City New York, 10036, United States 

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Robert D. Blue Scholarship

Thank you for the role you play in helping our young people attain the goal of attending an institution of higher education. I wanted to let you know that the 2019 Robert D. Blue Scholarship application is now available online at rdblue.org. Please forward this email to the counselors in your school who provide scholarship information to your students. Students who wish to apply for the scholarship are required to complete the application online by visiting rdblue.org.

The Robert D. Blue scholarship is made possible by the Iowa Centennial Memorial Foundation. Any Iowa student who plans to attend an Iowa college or university is eligible for this award. Applicants are expected to demonstrate literary and scholastic ability; exhibit qualities of truth, courage, and fellowship; and display moral force of character. The deadline for submission is Friday, May 10, 2019.

More information about the Robert D. Blue Scholarship is available at rdblue.org. If you have questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Cat Crew either by telephone, (515) 281-7003, or by email, rdbluescholarship@tos.iowa.gov.

Michael L. Fitzgerald

State Treasurer 

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ICAN Livestreaming Events

ICAN is offering its planning programs online. You can stream these events LIVE from any device and ask questions of ICAN student success advisors during the presentations.

It's the same information given in a traditional school-based evening presentation but offers the flexibility to access the information from anywhere. Register and you will receive a link to join these free events.
The Scholarship Process: A Guide for Seniors
Perfect for seniors and parents
Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 pm
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7605688463252694539

How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process
Perfect for seniors and parents

Wednesday, March 13 at Noon
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8733662049097308173
Monday, April 8 at 5 pm
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7975022115676078861

Covering College Costs: Understanding & Comparing College Award Letters
Perfect for seniors and parents
Thursday, March 14 at Noon
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4777714869798787595

Life After High School: A Guide to Career and College Planning
Perfect for sophomores, juniors, and parentsMonday, February 25 at 5:30 pm
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3932035397032466955

Wednesday, April 24 at 6 pm
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/377360483860218381

Freshman Transitions: Prepare for High School
Perfect for current 8th grade students and parents
Wednesday, May 8 at 6 pm
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1143676107883183115
Wednesday, May 8 at 7 pm in Spanish
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7846579366270971147

Make the Most of Summer Break
Perfect for 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students and parents

Tuesday, May 21 at 5:30 pm
Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8397466577623674123

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UNI Academic Award

Winter greetings from the University of Northern Iowa and Cedar Falls. UNI is pleased to announce a new scholarship for Iowa residents entering as new freshmen directly from high school. The UNI Academic Award will be awarded to students who have a cumulative high school GPA of a 3.7 or higher and an ACT composite of 21-22.
The scholarship has a value of $3,000 ($750 per year), if renewed for 4 years by maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or higher and full-time enrollment at UNI. This award is stackable with the new UNI-T.E.D. (UNIfying Through Excellence & Diversity) Scholarship, but it can not be stacked with the Distinguished Scholars Award. More details on scholarships at UNI can be found on the scholarships website.
While the UNI scholarship application priority deadline of January 15 has passed, UNI will continue to award the new UNI Academic Award, Distinguished Scholars Award and UNI- T.E.D. Scholarships until May 1.
Please let us know if you or your staff and students have any questions about the new UNI Academic Award or any other UNI scholarships. Thanks for all you do to help students continue their education.
Matthew (Matt) Kroeger
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
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Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Frat at ISU

Hello, my name is Alex Retallick, one of the recruitment chairmen for Beta Sigma Psi National Lutheran Fraternity at Iowa State University. Beta Sigma Psi was founded upon three core values; spiritual, scholastic, and social. By being a member of this fraternity, men are mentored to grow in these three values and also gain leadership experiences that benefit their futures.

We would, therefore, like to inform you that our alumni chapter is providing three scholarships to incoming men for their education at Iowa State valued at $2000 per scholarship. We feel financial aid is a great opportunity for us to reach out to the Christian community at Iowa State.

If you could please post the link to the application on your scholarship webpage or print off the attached page to have available for any interested men, we would greatly appreciate it! Scholarships application deadlines are coming up very quickly. If you have any questions, I can be reached by phone at 515-460-9259 or by email at cyguy@iastate.edu. you may also just reply to this email and one of us two recruitment chairs will get back to you promptly!

We strive to change the negative look some fraternities have and create a name for Beta Sigma Psi. We currently have around 60 members and are looking for the next generation to withhold our legacy.

Please note that the applicant does not need to become a member of Beta Sigma Psi in order to receive the scholarship, however, a small interview may be conducted throughout the summer and they must be entering college in the fall of 2019 in order to find the best fit for the scholarship.

Thank you for your cooperation. It will help us continue our efforts in aiding Christian men in their pursuit of higher education.

We are willing to travel as much as we need to come and visit guys and do scholarship interviews later on in the school year.

Link: http://epsilon.betasigmapsi.org/scholarship/

If you have received this email an accident and think you have someone else who could better help us, please forward this information on to the appropriate person if at all possible.

Beta Sigma Psi Lutheran FraternityEpsilon Chapter | Active Recruitment Chairs
Alex Retallick | 515.460.9259

Justin Jones | 515.494.7577Per Aspera | Ad Astra 

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Homegrown Hawkeyes Talent Search & Scholarship

The Nationally-Ranked Iowa Women's Rowing Team is seeking to invest in Iowa's top female athlete(s) by dedicating as much as a full athletic scholarship to the 2019 Homegrown Hawkeyes Athletic Talent Search.

Homegrown Hawkeyes is a search for athletes who have never rowed but are driven to compete at the highest level of NCAA athletics and excited about the idea of transferring their athletic talents to a new sport at the collegiate level.

For more information on the Homegrown Hawkeyes talent search and scholarship and how you can help provide this opportunity to your student-athletes, please follow the link below.

Learn More

Please direct any and all inquiries regarding the Homegrown Hawkeyes search to:

Jeff Garbutt
Director of Recruitment
(319) 353-5532


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Charlie Burkhart PGA Scholarship

Here is the link to the application website: https://www.iowapgajuniorgolf.com/charlie-burkart/

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Click here for Mental Health, Suicide Awareness, and Self Care

Please use this information as you need.  If you are seeking information and help here are some resources that may help.  Please talk to me if you would like more information or help.

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College Board Scholarships

Dear Member,
I'm thrilled to introduce the College Board Opportunity Scholarships, a $25 million commitment to encourage more students to take the steps necessary to get into college. This first-of-its-kind national scholarship program lays out six simple steps that all students can take to get into college. Students have the chance to earn scholarships when they:
Build their college list.
Practice for the SAT®.
Improve their SAT score.
Strengthen their college list.
Fill out the FAFSA.
Apply to college.
We hear from students and families across the country that getting into college is an overwhelming and complicated process. They're hungry for a simple guide that tells them what to do and when to do it. The six steps highlighted by College Board Opportunity Scholarships help students plan by making a good starter list of schools, prepare so they can take their best shot at getting in, and pay for college by earning scholarships and applying for financial aid.
Beginning with the class of 2020, we'll be awarding scholarships ranging from $500 to $40,000.

This isn't your typical scholarship program. It doesn't require an essay or an application, and it doesn't have a minimum GPA or SAT score requirement. The College Board Opportunity Scholarships are different. The program is open to all students who attend high school in the United States, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. territories.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships were designed to save counselors time by providing simple guidance to all kids. By taking each step, students can show college admission officers their resourcefulness and grit beyond test scores alone, while being rewarded along the way.

Our message today to all students, not just those at the front of the class, is that they can be a scholar and that they can go to college. We're asking all students to step up no matter where they stand, no matter where they've been.

Students can begin today by signing up on our site. The first step is to make a starter list of six colleges they want to attend. Just by making that list, they earn a chance for a $500 scholarship.

I hope you'll share this email with friends and colleagues—we're eager to reach as many students as we can. Visit the College Board Opportunity Scholarships website for detailed information and additional resources.

Thank you for your continued support and partnership as we clear a path for all students to own their future.

David Coleman
President and CEO of the College Board
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B. Davis Scholarship

"B. Davis Scholarship" The creators of the "Student Award Search Aid" website are offering a scholarship for 2019. Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.While you're there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships. Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.We are trying to improve the students' chances for success.The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application. The deadline for applications is May 24, 2019 Amount of Scholarship:$1,000 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com 

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Van Wall Full Scholarship for Ag Diesel

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ACT Study Program

Below you will find a link to information about a special offer you and any of your students may use to receive discounted access to an online ACT and/or SAT study guide to help students prepare for the ACT and/or SAT test. This program is offered through the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Professional athletes and other organizations fund the program. The cost of a standard ACT or SAT study program is usually $350, but through this program, each is available for $20.00, which covers licensing, registration, customer support, shipping, or online access fees.

There are also other courses available at a greatly reduced rate. We are sending you this information as part of our continuing efforts to assist you in providing your students with academic assistance. We encourage you to share this information with your school counselors, your students, and their parents.

The link below provides ordering information and additional information about all programs. The online program or DVD can be ordered using a credit card or check.


If you have any questions about the program, please see the "Contact Us" information at the bottom of the home page in the link above. 

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University of Iowa Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship

The availability of the Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship administered by MidWestOne Bank, as Trustee of the Pearl Hull Falk Trust.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. of the Protestant faith
  2. resident of the State of Iowa
  3. attending the University of Iowa full-time

A newly revised application packet* is attached and may be printed and photocopied as needed. Please discard any prior versions you may have on file.

We hope you will make this information available to your students. The application deadline for the 2019-20 academic year is May 1, 2019.

Please contact Elizabeth Burke at eburke@midwestone.com or 319-341-2013 if you have any questions. 

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8th Grade Financial Fair 2018

The 8th grade traveled to the Marengo County Fairgrounds to take part in the Workplace Learning Connections Financial Fair.  Students selected a career based on their interests and passions and used Iowa's beginning salary average in each profession to attempt to live on his/her own.  Students learned how far a dollar goes in reality and have a better understanding what makes a livable wage in Iowa and the need to budget and live within personal means.  It was a morning of learning.  

Emily Waline, Courtney Rhinehart, and Melana Blomme are ready to live a professional life!
Lori McClenathan and Ellie Hawkins help make the fair a success. Our 8th graders deciding if they can buy a computer.
Brayden Shaull discovering how well he did in the end.
Some 8th graders waiting to be interviewed.
Johnny Chapman making some difficult decisions
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LendEDU Scholarship Database

In an effort to help students afford their higher education, our team at LendEDU recently updated our guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities specifically for them.

Within this update, we have added our new search tool where students can filter scholarship opportunities based on their grade level, GPA, the scholarship amount, and the requirements of the scholarship.

On top of this new tool, our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college. Here is the URL:

Note: You can click the link at the top of the page to jump down to the scholarship search tool.

Here are some other points we cover in the guide:
- Different Types of Scholarships Available
- Applying for Scholarships
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams

We have also included YouTube videos from our channel to help make the information a little more digestible and entertaining.

This resource would be very useful for your students and could certainly help them find some opportunities relevant to them. 

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District Contact

Phone: 319-647-2161
Fax: 319-647-2164
Address: 402 5th Street
Victor, IA 52347