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COUNSELOR NEWS – Updated 4/17/18

Any questions on these announcements see Mrs. Powers.


College Visits:  


Juniors and Seniors interested in visiting with the college reps, please sign up outside Ms. Powers' office and be sure to meet with your teachers for missed work. Reminder, you are NOT excused if you have a test/quiz in your classes that day.


        -       New Information & Scholarships:


  • New scholarship for our 2018 seniors that has a quick deadline: April 27th

    Kenneth M. Koob and Constance J. Koob Memorial Charitable Scholarship Fund Trust is offering a $500.00 to graduating senior.

    Please write a 300 word or less essay on the following: How your academic achievements, personal interests, and life experiences have helped prepared you to succeed academically 300 words or less.

    Email the completed essay to: cjkoob@gmail.com.‚Äč


  • 2018 CelebrAsian Scholarship. https://www.iowaasianalliance.com/celebrasian-scholar-info

    3rd Annual CelebrAsian Scholar Application

    To showcase young Asian women & men that will best represent their culture, beauty, intelligence and talent. Winner gets the CelebrAsian Scholar Title and a $750 scholarship. Runner up gets $250 Scholarship. Candidate must be a Senior in High school up to a Junior in College and of Asian heritage by at least one parent.  Candidate must show their dedication to Community Service, education and their culture. Be A Legacy for Tomorrow.

    Those interested in running for the CelebrAsian Scholar must do the following;

    • Submit an application (Listed below), resume and a one-page essay
    • Submit a Bio & headshot photo that will be posted on Iowa Asian Alliance social media for the community to see finalists.  
    • Must wear Asian heritage attire for the CelebrAsian Fashion Show on Saturday, May 26th in Des Moines, IA.
    • Answer a question from judges on Saturday, May 26th
    • Requirements to participate;

    • Currently enrolled in High School or a college/university between the years of a Senior Credit High School student and a Junior credit college/university student.
    • Be of Asian heritage by at least one parent.
    • At least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 GPA scale.
    • Completed at least 10 hours of community service within the past 2017-2018 school year.              
    • Submit application and attachments by online submission by 5PM, Friday, May 11th, 2018 or printed applications should be submitted to celebrasian.entertainment@iowaasianalliance.com. Application can be downloaded by clicking the "CelebrAsian Scholar Application" link at top of this page. 

      *A point system will be used to select winners* 


      Application 5PM, Friday, May 11th, 2018,      Finalist Picked for CelebrAsian Festival Activities: Friday, May 18th

      CelebrAsian Fashion Show: Saturday, May 26th,  Winner Announced: Saturday, May 26th

      CelebrAsian Entertainment Committee  celebrasian.entertainment@iowaasianalliance.com


  • ACT test date June 9th, the last day to register is May 4th. Go to www.act.org



  • The Dallas Clark Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by Dallas Clark, a native of Livermore, Iowa. One of the initiatives of The Dallas Clark Foundation is to assist students from the Humboldt and Kossuth County area who are pursuing a post secondary education by awarding college scholarships. This year, The Dallas Clark Foundation is awarding ten $3,000 scholarships. To apply for a 2018 Dallas Clark Foundation Scholarship, please complete this application and mail it to P.O. Box 44, Livermore, Iowa 50558 on or before April 27, 2018. See Mrs. Powers for application. 


  • Foundation for blended and online learning scholarship  Deadline April 30, 2018

    Our Student Scholarship Program is for high school seniors who have completed a minimum of five (5) blended and/or online courses during their last two years of high school and plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. All students who meet this prerequisite are invited to apply, and scholarships are not granted based upon financial need. apply at: http://www.blendedandonlinelearning.org/scholarship-program/


  • Iowa Association of Building Officials is offering a scholarship for students who plan to pursue careers in the construction industry. Deadline: May 1, 2018 for more information and application go to: www.iabo.net or see Mrs. Powers.


  • Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa, Mark Hambleton Scholarship Deadline: May 1, 2018See Mrs. Powers for application 

Scholarship available for students who plan to go into Agriculture Studies in college.

As a founding member of the Ag Coop Safety Directors of Iowa (ACSDIA), Mark Hambleton was dedicated to the future of Agricultural safety and those working in and around the Ag industry. Mark served as an officer in the ACSDIA for many years and as the Safety Director of Pro Cooperative he was one of the first in the nation to arrange for his cooperative to donate grain bin cofferdams to local fire departments for grain bin rescues. In honor of his dedication to the future of Ag Safety, the ACSDIA is sponsoring the Mark Hambleton Memorial Scholarship. The Mark Hambleton Memorial Scholarship will consist of a one-time disbursal of $500 to the recipients selected college or university in the Fall 2018 Academic Semester. If possible, the ACSDIA would like to present this award to the recipient at our July 18, 2018 meeting in Story City, Iowa. 







Events, Meetings & Conferences:



  • Master Builders of Iowa is hosting two separate career fairs for students interested in entering the commercial construction industry and general information about industry itself. Students will have the opportunity to meeti with 20-25 companies lunch is included. Please sign up in the office if interested in attending.

Eastern Iowa Career Fair                                         Central Iowa Career Fair

April 10th, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM                      April 16th, 2018 – 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Kirkwood Hotel Conference Center                            Prairie Meadows Conference Center

7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW                                             1 Prairie Meadows Drive

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404                                              Altoona, IA 50009                                       


  • College and Career Day May 2018 At NIACC for Juniors



Summer Opportunities






Scholarship details & information: 



Scholarship Search  www.careeronestop.org


This is just in for Simpson College; the college officially announced a bold new initiative, The Simpson Promise, which will cover the full cost of tuition for students whose families have a 2016 household adjusted gross income at or below $60,000. For more information go to thesimpsonpromise.com

The Northwest Iowa Down Syndrome Society offers scholarships for students who plan to major in special education- the Buddy Scholarship. For more information go to  http://www.nwiadownsyndromesociety.org/our-programs. The scholarship application is not yet available so keep checking their website.

Briar Cliff University Seniors who plan to attend Briar Cliff and belong to a Catholic parish in the Diocese of Sioux City may be eligible for the Bishop's Scholarship. For more details go to  https://www.briarcliff.edu/BishopScholar

Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship      Deadline: April 30, 2018

  • Applications for the 2018 Brian Pearson Memorial Scholarship are now available. This is a scholarship in honor of former Iowa State University basketball player Brian Pearson, who died of brain cancer in the fall of 1997. We have been awarding this scholarship since 1998.
  • This scholarship is awarded to one male and one female each year.
  • Applicants must be high school juniors or seniors for the 2016-2017 school year who have previously participated in any Iowa Games events (Summer Iowa Games, Winter Iowa Games, Iowa Games Net Fest or Iowa Games Mud Run). 
  • Go to: www.iowagames.org under the About Tab select the Brian Pearson scholarship.

Accuplan Benefits Services announces that they will be providing a $2,000 scholarship to a hard-working student!

The scholarship is intended to help students to be successful in school and raise awareness to the rising generation about the importance of retirement. The application process includes making a 30-second video explaining what they would like to do in the future once they have retired, and what are some things that they can be doing now and in the future to be ready for retirement. Deadline: May 1, 2018  For application go to: https://www.accuplan.net/scholarship-promo.htm 

Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship administered by MidWestOne Bank, as Trustee of the Pearl Hull Falk Trust is now available.

  • See Mrs. Powers for application.  Deadline May 1, 2018 
  • Eligibility Requirements: 

1) Of the Protestant faith            2) Resident  of the State of Iowa  

              3)  Attending the University of Iowa full-time

PGA Iowa Section- Charlie Burkhart Scholarship Deadline: June 15, 2018  

Application in counselor’s office.  Interest in golf, activity in golf and the potential for future contributions to the game, any graduating senior who lives in the Iowa PGA boundaries and a resident in Iowa.  Must submit transcripts, two recommendations and essay. Go to: https://iowapgafoundation.org/burkart-scholarship/ 

Horatio Alger  Scholarship Deadline: varies 

  • Applicants must exhibit a strong desire to pursue a bachelor’s degree regardless of financial or adversity barriers. 
  • Critical Financial need $55,000 or lower adjusted gross income per family, Involvement in co-curricular and community service activities, Minimum GPA of 2.0, US citizen. 
  • Visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/

ICCC Foundation Scholarships

Iowa College Aid Commission offers several scholarships and grants for college bound students. Go to www.iowacollegeaid.gov for a complete listing and qualifications.

Seniors who are thinking of attending ISU in the fall:

Here are the steps that they need to complete to be considered for Office of Student Financial Aid awards:

  1. Go to the scholarship section of ISU's Financial Aid Website (www.financialaid.iastate.edu)
  2. Select the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships (FinAidScholar) button
  3. Select "Freshman" 
  4. Read the directions
  5. Register for a Net-ID (Directions included on website)
  6. Click on "Apply on our FinAidScholar Website"!
  7. Log in with your Net-ID
  8. Select the Freshman Application
  9. Click on "Click Here to Apply!"
  10. Complete the application by 1 December
  11. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to 1 December . 
    1. The first time a student/family is able to complete the FAFSA application is 1 October of the student's senior year.

Note: If you have already completed the FinAidScholar application, you do NOT need to complete another one.

This application is ONLY for scholarships administered through The Office of Student Financial Aid. Please be sure to check with Admissions, your college and/or department, and private donors to maximize your scholarship search.

If you have questions about this application, please contact the office at scholarships@iastate.edu or 515.294.5627


Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarships are now available for students who are currently employed with HY-Vee. See Mrs. Powers for an application or go to: www.hy-vee.com 



2017-18 ACT Testing Dates

ACT Test Date

Registration Deadline Late Registration* 
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018 June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018


2017-2018 SAT Test Dates and Deadlines

SAT Test Date Registration Deadline Late Registration* 
May 5, 2018 April 6, 2018 April 25, 2018
June 2, 2018 May 3, 2018 May 23, 2018

Other Scholarship Database:


Iowa State Uni Special Awards for Iowa Residents





















"It is the policy of the Humboldt Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, age (for employment), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status (for programs), socioeconomic status (for programs), national origin, disability, or religion in its educational programs and employment practices as required by the Iowa Code section 216.7.  If you have questions or grievances related to compliance with this policy please contact the Humboldt Community School District, Lisa Thul, Assistant Finance Manager, 23 3rd St N  PO Box 130 Dakota City, IA 50529; 515-332-1330, lthul@humboldt.k12.ia.us, or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines, IA 50319-1004; phone number 515-281-4121, 800-457-4416; web site: https://icrc.iowa.gov. or Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661-7204, 312-730-1560-Fax 312-730-1576, OCR.chicago@ed.gov

" Es la política del Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Humboldt no discriminar por motivos de raza , credo , color, edad ( para el empleo ) , sexo , orientación sexual , identidad de género , estado civil (por programas ) , nivel socioeconómico (por programas) , origen nacional , discapacidad o religión en sus programas educativos y prácticas de empleo como lo require la sección del código de Iowa 216.7 . Si tiene preguntas o quejas relacionadas con el cumplimiento de esta política por favor en contacto con el distrito Humboldt Comunidad Escolar , Lisa Thul , Finanzas Gerente Adjunto , 23 3rd St N PO Box 130 Dakota City , IA 50529 ; 515-332-1330 lthul@humboldt.k12.ia.us, o la Comisión de Derechos Civiles de Iowa , Grimes State Office Building , 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines , IA 50319-1004 ; número de teléfono 515-281-4121 , 800-457-4416 ; sitio web: https://icrc.iowa.gov o el Director de la Oficina de Derechos Civiles del Departamento de Educación de Estados Unidos, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60,661 mil-7,204 mil, 312-730-1560 312-730-1576-Fax, OCR.chicago@ed.gov





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