College Guidance

STUDENTS CAN CREATE A FREE ONLINE ACCOUNT WITH KHAN ACADEMY which partners with the College Board allowing individual students to share their PSAT scores and in turn receive a personalized study plan to practice skills they need to improve for their next testing (PSAT or SAT). The following link provides step-by-step instructions:  https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/pdf/steps-linking-college-board-khan-academy-accounts.pdf 

SENIORS AND JUNIORS:  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A WELDER, scholarships are available. Follow this link: https://www.aws.org/foundation/page/scholarships

STUDENTS WHO ARE COLLEGE-BOUND BUT WOULD LIKE TO OPT-OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTING for college admissions might be interested in reading more about colleges that are making the ACT/SAT optional.  Read the following carefully: http://fairtest.org/university/optional  

LOOKING FOR AN ENGAGING SUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM?  John Brown University offers weeklong camps this summer for students to explore specific fields of study: Construction Management, Engineering, Computer Gamebook, Art, Piano, and Worship Arts.   To learn more visit www.jbu.edu/summeracademy.  

SENIORS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING A CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR FALL 2019 may apply for the Horatio Alger Association Career & Technical Scholarship Program. Applications are online with the first priority deadline being June 15, 2019. Follow this link: www.application.horatioalger.org.

JUNIORS TAKING THE APRIL, JUNE, OR JULY 2019 ACT have a chance to win an ACT scholarship. Go to  www.act.org/ACTScholarshipGiveaway.    

JUNIORS AND SENIORS:  Are you considering Truman State University in Kirksville, MO?  Last showcase date is April 27th. To schedule a visit go to truman.edu/visit or call (660) 785-4135.

SENIORS, ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN EDUCATOR? The following link provides information for many private scholarships within the field of education from preschool to high school teachers to college professors in the disciplines of art, music, math, science, counseling and more: https://www.teacher.org/scholarships-grants/#.XE4n-0l_vDI.gmail

GRADUATING SENIORS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THE POLICE ACADEMY:  Follow this link to learn more. Note - participants must be 18 years old and either live or work in KCMO: http://kcmo.gov/police/regional-police-academy/regional-police-academy-public-programs/regional-police-academy-citizens-police-academy/#.XDe75c9KgSw

SENIORS: ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT A CAREER IN MANUFACTURING?  Honeywell is looking for students who plan to attend a community college and are in good character.  Scholarships are available. To learn more follow this link: https://manufacturingourmission.com/hope-scholarship

GRADUATING SENIORS WHO ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND A TRADE SCHOOL/COMMUNITY COLLEGE PROGRAM:  Follow this link to learn how to apply for the Mike Rowe Scholarship. Deadline is May 15, 2019, but don't wait!  https://www.nationalmeritscholarships.com/mike-rowe-scholarship.html. You can read more here about the Mike Rowe foundation to help students who want to learn a trade: http://www.dontwasteyourmoney.com/mike-rowe-scholarship-trade-schools-apply-now/

MAKE ME A FRESHMAN IS A FREE WEBSITE THAT HELPS STUDENTS APPLY TO COLLEGE and for financial aid. Students just choose their colleges, and the website shows them a list of all their requirement and deadlines. If you are interested in learning more or using this website, visit https://makemeafreshman.com/

THE REV. PAUL PREISINGER SCHOLARSHIP FUND FOR PASTORAL CANDIDATES, INC was established 18 years ago to encourage young men of the Kansas City North, Central and South Circuits of the LC-MS to enter the ministry by providing financial assistance for their schooling.  Many loving gifts and memorials have made, and continue to make, this scholarship possible.  If you, or anyone you know, is interested in applying for the Rev. Paul Preisinger Scholarship please contact Michele Preisinger at pwpmmp@yahoo.com or 913-667-3051.

Remember to follow these guidelines if you are registered to take the ACT test: Report the test center by 8:00 a.m. You will NOT be admitted to test if you are late. Bring a printed copy of your ticket to the test center along with acceptable photo identification and sharpened No. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils or ink pens). You will not be allowed to us  any other writing instruments. 

JUST A REMINDER TO ALL STUDENTS REGISTERING TO TAKE THE ACT: Please take advantage of the opportunity to have your scores sent directly to any college you might be considering at the time you register for the test. You can have the scores sent to up to 4 colleges for free. If you wait until later to have the scores sent, it could cost you up to $30. Any Junior or Senior who has not yet take the ACT should plan to take it soon. Register for the test at www.actstudent.org and choose a testing facility near you.

SENIORS WHO NEED THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS SENT AS PART OF THE COLLEGE ADMISSION PROCESS are reminded to use the form under  the Academics tab on this website to make your request. Mrs. Meier will send the transcripts after the request is submitted if all fees are paid and tuition is current.