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:

TASSELTIMETasseltime is a website created by an Arkansas counselor to provide links to most everything listed here, plus more (colleges, careers, military, ACT, ASVAB, etc.)

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

ACT AND TEST PREP

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

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

ACT Authority - ACT tutoring (3 day free trial/$50 per month membership)

eKnowledge - comprehensive ACT prep course for reasonable fee (click Program Overview for more info)

COLLEGE/CAREER/LIFE RESOURCES

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

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

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

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

Learn How to Become - career information and exploration site

Living Wage Calculator - estimate the cost of living in various areas across the state or country

How to Write a Resume - free templates and tips for resumes and cover letters

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

Arkansas Next - online magazine with resources for college/career/life planning

FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES

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

AR STUDENT LOAN AUTHORITY - website designed to improve access to higher education to AR students

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

FINANCIAL AID TOOLKIT  - info for parents and students about all federal programs for financial aid

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

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

PAYING FOR COLLEGE RESOURCE - website created by Sallie Mae to help families responsibly pay for college

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) PLUS RESOURCES

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

FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FSA ID - must have to complete FAFSA

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

SCHOLARSHIPS

Help Teaching scholarship - for current HS or college students; application due June 1

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

Greene County Scholarship - info & application portal for local scholarships (available Feb 1 - March 1)

Sixt Scholarship - scholarship opportunity

Beta Club Scholarships - link to scholarships available to Beta members

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

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

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

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

Zip Recruiter Scholarship - $3,000 award for best creative writing entry about previous job & ideal career

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship - website includes information and link to application

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

 

Karen Church

kchurch@marmadukeschool.com

phone (870)597-2723

fax (870)597-4693

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