Counselor's Corner

1. Seniors have many scholarship opportunities that are sent to their school email accounts.

2. The following links could be helpful to students and parents:

Suicide Prevention - link to information and recources

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FSA ID - must have to complete FAFSA

(**All seniors planning to attend college will need to complete the FAFSA)

FAFSA FAQ's - after moving application date to earlier in the year, this site clarifies some common questions

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID CHECKLIST - steps to follow in the FAFSA application process

HOW TO COMPLETE FAFSA - checklist to follow to help students/parents with FAFSA

Greene County Scholarship - application for local scholarships

Sixt Scholarship - scholarship opportunity

Beta Club Scholarships - link to scholarships available to Beta members

FINANCIAL AID GLOSSARY - list of terms and abbreviations used in the financial aid process

FINANCIAL AID TOOLKIT  - info for parents and students about FAFSA and financial aid

FEDERAL STUDENT AID WEBSITE - tips for parents and students concerning financial aid

FEDERAL STUDENT AID RESOURCES - more information from the Federal Student Aid site

COLLEGE PLANNING FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES - list of web resources

FEDERAL STUDENT AID FACT SHEET - list of all federal student aid programs

SAVE YOUR MONEY, SAVE YOUR IDENTITY - tips to avoid identity theft while applying for scholarships

ACT Registration - JRs & SRs trying for scholarships should take this test as often as possible

Free eBook for SRs - link to planning guide for seniors

Free eBook for JRs - link to planning guide for juniors

Preparing for the ACT - booklet for tips, strategies, and practice

Chegg Test Prep - ACT practice, hints, and strategies

Tasseltime - information on college, career, ACT prep, scholarships, military, study skills, etc.

(**The Tasseltime link requires a username and password; email or visit Mrs. Church for more information) 

AR Department of Higher Education - to complete the application for the AR Academic Challenge Scholarship

AR Student Loan Authority - website designed to improve access to higher education to AR students

HOW TO PAY FOR COLLEGE BOOKLET FROM AR DEPT OF HIGHER ED - plus other financial aid info

Financial Aid Calculator - various tools offered to help students/parents evaluate and plan for college expenses

The Hagan Scholarship Foundation - for high achieving students with a financial need

Arkansas Rural Ed Scholarship - follow the link and click on Member District Student Scholarship

Am. Indian Ctr of AR Scholarship Award Program - info for those with documented Native American ancestry

Online College Guide - Free consumer review resource

OnlineCollege.Net - information about AR colleges and degrees

Accredited Schools Online - site for helping students find accredited and affordable online programs

March 2 Success - College/Career prep, ACT practice tests, etc. (you will have to create an account)

Guide to Online Schools - Free reviews and rankings of schools offering online degrees

GuidEd Solutions - website for to help students/parents plan for and understand paying for college

AR Single Parent Scholarship Fund - information and application for scholarships for single parents

Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid - information on many topics to help students with financial aid

AffordableColleges.com Financial Aid guide - information about financial aid and avoiding student debt

Horatio Alger Scholarship - website includes eligibility requirements, application, and much more 

National Rice Month Scholarship - website to enter scholarship contest (deadline to enter 10/31/17)

DrugRehab.com - substance abuse guide for parents

DrugRehab.com - substance abuse guide for students

Alcohol Rehab Guide - provides information on various aspects of alcohol addiction/abuse

AddictionCenter.com - info/resources on substance abuse, addiction, and recovery options

Resource page about drug and alcohol addiction- substance abuse info for students and parents

Sample Scholarship Inquiry Letter - for those pursuing scholarships other than through a college/university 

Student Aid Application Tracking Form - to help keep track of info when completing multiple applications

Business Degree Guide and College Resource - Lots of info about degrees + ACT prep material

My Next Move - interactive tool for job seekers/students wanting to learn about career options

Real-Life Arkansas - Find out about AR salaries and which occupations will meet financial goals

Bureau of Labor Statistics - AR employment and wage estimates

JobHero.com - guide to helping students evaluate and choose careers

RN Programs in AR - information for those planning a career in nursing

Top Nursing Programs - ranking of nursing programs in AR and other states

BestColleges.com - Lists of best colleges/online colleges in U.S. and AR

Scholarship Search Guide - reviews/instructions to help students with scholarship searches

ABODO Scholarship - link to application for $500 scholarship award

Woodmen Life Focus Forward Scholarship - information and eligibility criteria

ClickItTicket scholarship program - information on merit based scholarship opportunity

TheSimpleDollar.com - Guide for helping students and parents plan for better financial future

SeniorAdvisor.com - scholarship opportunity 

Clinton Foundation Ideas Matter - link to information about essay contest for JRs and SRs

Career Idea Resources - links to multiples sites that help with career planning and preparation

Employment with Disabilities - links to help with career planning and preparation for people with disabilities

Arkansas Next - digital version of magazine to help students make plans for future

AR Times - link to site with multiple resources; click on "guides" to find info for AR colleges

Social Detriments of Adolescent Drug Use - statistics and information concerning teen drug use

The Mint - financial tips/planning/information for people of all ages

How to Write a Resume - free templates and tips

How to Write a Cover Letter - free templates and tips

AR College Tour - summary of AR colleges with lots of info on all areas of college life

Career One Stop - info on career exploration, training, and jobs

Career Watch Arkansas - website for college/career/traiining information 

Discover Arkansas - statistics and information on employment opportunities in AR

Going2College.org - college/career planning/exploration (interest inventories available for career guidance)

KnowHow2Go.org - college planning for students in middle school through HS and after graduation

Be Pro Be Proud - website that provides career info/exploration in AR based skilled labor market

 

Karen Church

kchurch@msd.gaggle.net

phone (870)597-2723

fax (870)597-4693

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