HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
January 2016 Vol. 5
STUDENT SERVICES NEWSLETTER
Attention seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2016: It is time to complete the FAFSA! On Wednesday, February 24 from 3-7pm, Jefferson high school will be holding FAFSA night. Representatives will be available to assist you in completing your application in the library at Jefferson high school. Students and/or parents are welcome to drop in at any time between 3 and 7pm. Additional resources will be available from Purdue and Ivy Tech, as well as 21st Century scholars.
ISFAA sponsored FINANCIAL AID-FAFSA NIGHT: January 26 at The Ivy Tech Community College, Ivy Hall Auditorium, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, Lafayette, from 6:30-8:00pm. This event is sponsored by the financial aid divisions at Purdue University and The Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette. This program will give an overview of some financial aid basics for families and then continue with a more thorough explanation of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, contact David Reseigh at Purdue University, 765-496-3919 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Representatives Visiting Harrison
Military Recruiters may be available the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month in the cafeteria during each lunch period.
Registration for the SAT and/or the ACT tests can be completed online. Visit www.collegeboard.com for the SAT and www.act.net for the ACT. If you do not have internet access, registration packets are available in the Student Services Office. Colleges will accept the highest score from either one of these tests. If applying out of state, review the admissions requirements of the desired institution to see if there is a preference in tests. Harrison’s school code for the SAT and ACT is 151915.
SAT Test Dates:
March 5 @JHS
Late Reg. Deadline:
May 7 @ HHS & JHS
June 4 @ JHS
ACT Test Dates:
Late Reg. Deadline:
April 9 @ McC
June 11 @ JHS
Each semester, CollegeWeekLive partners with leaders in education and various fields who present various topics related to college readiness and student success. These presentations can be viewed live or on-demand. The following were some of the highlights from this fall: March All Access – March 31; May All Access – May 19. Sign up on CollegeWeekLive and then click to watch: AdmitSee: What it takes to get into the ivies; Behind the Ivy Curtain; Make Smart Financial Decisions in College; The ACT vs The New SAT – Which Test Should I Take?; Path to the Student-Athlete Experience; and Athletes: How to Play the College Recruiting Game.
COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY is FEBRUARY 21, 2016.
**Indiana State University has it Sycamore Preview Days February 15 and April 16. Visit www.indstate.edu or call 800-GO-TO-ISU for more information.
**Become a Teacher Day at Purdue: April 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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**IU Kelley School of Business will be offering its summer program Business is Global July 3-16 at Indiana University-Bloomington. This two-week summer program is for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. The Business is a global program that offers students the opportunity to be transported into a world of international business, language, and culture from around the world. Applications are available online on IU’s website or call 812-855-5749 for more information.
**Applications for Pre-College Programs at the University of Notre Dame are available for Summer 2016 at precollege.nd.edu.
2016 Summer Scholars Program Date: June 25 – July 9. The Summer Scholars program is a two-week program for talented rising high school juniors and seniors who are interested in experiencing a taste of college life. Summer Scholars introduces students to college-level academics in fields ranging from the liberal arts to the sciences and business. Summer Scholars courses are rigorous and small in size, and the campus experience serves as an excellent introduction to the life of a college student.
For rising high school juniors and seniors. Application deadline: January 29.
2016 Leadership Seminars Program Date: July 16 – July 27. Leadership Seminars is a 10-day, all expenses paid program for advanced students who wish to hone their critical thinking and expressive skills in the company of dynamic peers. Students engage in lively discussions on issues of global concern under the tutelage of Notre Dame faculty. The three seminars offered are American Arts, Popular Culture, and Social Change; Global Issues: Towards a Just Peace; and Science, Ethics, and Responsibility.
For rising high school seniors only. Application deadline: January 22.
**MID SOUTH HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) VISIT TOUR, March 23-27, offered through
Educational Travel Consultants, Inc.:
10th and 11th graders are reaching the point in their lives where they are reading brochures on dozens of colleges and universities they may wish to attend.
They are sometimes overwhelmed in the whole choosing process. Educational Travel Consultants have made available college familiarization tours. Students, can actually see (as a group) the college, talk with staff members and students enrolled there. The students come back from the trip (in most cases) then knowing the institution they want to attend. The colleges listed below are a sampling of a college familiarization trip. You can add, delete or alter the itinerary according to a student’s interest in particular colleges in universities.
MEMPHIS, TN – UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
Optional visit to Lemoyne-Owen College
Optional tours of Beale St., Sun Studios and Graceland
TUSCALOOSA, AL – UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
Optional visit to Alabama State University (in Montgomery)
AUBURN, AL – AUBURN UNIVERSITY
Optional visit to Tuskegee University
Optional visit to Alabama A & M University (in Huntsville)
NASHVILLE, TN – VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
Optional visits to Tennessee State and Fisk Universities Optional tours of the Grand Ole Opry and the Hermitage KNOXVILLE, TN – UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
Optional tours of Gatlinburg attractions and Dollywood
LEXINGTON, KY – UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
Optional visit to Kentucky State University (in Frankfurt)
Other tours offered can be visited at www.hbculifestyle.com/hbcu-college-tours-2015-2016. College visit tours are also offered to schools in the Midwest, Northeast and Far West as well as a Black Colleges Tour. Deadline is February 26.
Attention Seniors!! Don’t forget to check out the HHS Website for current scholarships. Scholarships can be found under the Student Services tab. Use the 2014-15 Scholarship list to check out the scholarships that were available last year.
The 2015-2016 link lists all current scholarships. Scholarships will be updated weekly.
The scholarships below all have deadlines within the next 30 days. The combined value of the awards is more than one million dollars. They are all currently accepting applications.
- 1.Elks National Foundation Legacy Awards - $4,000 - 250 Awards (Deadline: January 29, 2016) Student Eligibility:
For the 2016 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2013, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2013, is eligible to apply. The applicant must be a high school senior.
Applications can be found by going to: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_elks_national_foundation_legacy_awards_8964.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_mediu m=email&utm_campaign=201601&utm_content=e680d3df084ab732422fa0866b1e338a
- 2.Courageous Persuaders Scholarship - $3,000 - 14 Awards (Deadline: February 11, 2016) Student Eligibility:
Compete for scholarship dollars and a chance to air a commercial on TV. Create a 30-second commercial to warn middle school students about the dangers of underage drinking or the dangers of texting while driving. Students can enter separate videos in both categories. The competition is open to high school students in grades 9-12.
Applications can be found by going to: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_courageous_persuaders_scholarship_8965.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=em ail&utm_campaign=201601&utm_content=e680d3df084ab732422fa0866b1e338a
- 3.January 2016 Scholarship Points Award - $10,000 - 10 Awards (Deadline: January 31, 2016) Student Eligibility:
- A)At least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
- B)A legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico. Applications can be found by going to:
- 4.You Deserve It Scholarship - $1,000 - 1 Award (Deadline: February 15, 2016) Student Eligibility:
- A)You must be a resident of any of the 50 United States, District of Columbia or US Territories
- B)You must be 16 years of age or older
- C)You must either be enrolled now, or will be enrolled iin a qualified high school, college or university within the United States. Applications can be found by going to: http://scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_you_deserve_it_scholarship_8959.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm