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Marion Memorial Health Foundation Board - Deadline February 22, 2019 $1,000 scholarship to graduating seniors from the area high schools - who are planning a career in human health care. Please click here or visit the guidance office for more information and for the application.
Jackson County Farm Bureau Foundation - Deadline March 1, 2019 - The foundation will offer the following: the Charles W Young Scholarship in the amount of $500. given in recognition of his years of service as Jackson Co. President. Additional scholarships in the amount of $250-$1500 will be given out depending on availability of funds and qualified applicants. Please visit the guidance office or click here for more information and the application. You can also click here for the Farm Bureau website.
Golden Apple Scholars- Deadline March 1, 2019. The Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois Program is now recruiting aspiring teachers for Illinois schools-of-need. Scholars Receive: Tuition support, up to $23,000,paid residential Summer Institutes that include courses and extensive classroom/work experience; academic and social emotional support, Job placement assistance and ongoing mentoring from award-winning teachers throughout college and during the early years of teaching. Apply here.
Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs (IFBW). Deadline March 1, 2019 IFBW is a state-wide organization that strives to make a difference in the lives of working women through education, professional development, networking, and advocacy. To further expand our commitment to education, we are proud to be able to offer six $2,000 scholarships to deserving young women in Illinois. High school seniors and returning college students are eligible to apply. If selected, scholarship winners must be willing to participate in our Speak-Off Competition in Effingham, Illinois, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. To learn more about our scholarship program and for application materials, instructions, and eligibility requirements, please visit our website at http://www.ifbwc.org/
Legence Bank - Deadline March 29th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Scholarship to help the students in our community pursue their educational dreams. This year, we have revised our scholarship program to allow more students the opportunity to apply. Please click here or visit the guidance office for additional information.
www.careercruising.com (see your counselor if you don't remember your username/pswd)
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Egyptian Electric Cooperative Youth in Washington - Deadline March 8, 2019 Sophomores, juniors and seniors, attending a public or private high schools within the EECA service territorial footprint, or otherwise a member of the cooperative, can apply. At least 8 students will be chosen and sponsored to attend Youth Day in Springfield on April 3rd to tour the Capitol and other historic sites. During the day students and their counterparts from other southern Illinois schools will meet their elected senators and representatives on the floor at the Capitol, and will learn first-hand about the workings of state government and electric cooperatives. In addition, the students will tour the Old State Capitol and the Abraham Lincoln Museum. Of the students that attend Youth Day, two will be selected to represent Egyptian Electric Cooperative and our state, by attending the Youth to Washington trip June 8-15, 2018. The winners will travel by bus, from Mt. Vernon to Washington D.C. this summer, to be joined with over 1,500 high school students from around the country, on one of the most recognized youth programs. Approximately 60 Illinois students will unite and travel with chaperones to Washington D.C. and enjoy several activities such as:
Tour Monuments & Memorials: Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean Veterans Memorial, Iwo Jima Statue, World War II Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and Arlington Cemetery.
AOPA will award 100 scholarships of $10,000 each to 80 exceptional high school students and 20 teachers dedicated to advancing aviation education in their classrooms. Scholarship recipients can use their awarded funds to pay direct flight training expenses toward a primary pilot certificate. The application deadline is April 2. Please click here for more information.
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NEW- REDESIGNED SAT
Per the Illinois State Board of Education, all public school students in grade 11 will complete the SAT, including a writing component. The SAT will serve as the state assessment for purposes of state and federal accountability, will be provided at no cost to public school districts in Illinois, and will be offered to students during the school day. The SAT aligns with the Illinois Learning Standards and provides a college-reportable score for admissions purposes. It and will continue to empower educators to measure college and career readiness. Students also receive a waiver to retake the SAT- see your counselor.
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, MHS will administer the the SAT (11th grade), the PSAT (9th & 10th grade) in paper & pencil format.
For more detailed information on the SAT components visit https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test
For more detailed information on the PSAT visit
Get Free, Personalized SAT Practice from Khan Academy!
ALL colleges & universities accept both the ACT & the SAT. YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE BOTH! Please see your counselor if you are interested in taking the ACT. Make sure you see your counselor for a waiver—so you don’t have to pay the registration fee! Register here
We suggest that you take the December, April or June ACT & so you can order the Test Information Release (TIR). For $19, you will receive a list of your answers, a copy of the multiple-choice test questions used to determine your score, the answer key, and scoring instructions. You can order a TIR form when you register, or during the three-month period after your test date. See your counselor for more information. This is a great way to improve your score!
ACT ONLINE PREP IS FREE!!! Normally $25, just see your counselor for a username & password. This is a great resource to prepare for the ACT.
Here's what you will find in the ACT Online Prep™ program:
If you plan to attend JALC during, or after high school, see the counseling office to sign up for ACCUPLACER/ASSET testing. This test is free, & is required for all college classes at JALC.
** If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your counselor
29 days ago
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