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COUNSELOR NEWS – Updated 11/17/17

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:

  • Waldorf University will be hosting a free speaker event by Nationally Recognized Motivational Speaker, Dream Director and School Culture Expert, Lamarr Womble on January 15, 2018 from 10:15-11:15 am.


  • Landus Cooperative     Deadline: Jan 26, 2018     Member of Landus Cooperative, GPA 2.5, Pursue a craeer in agriculture or ag-related fields of study at accredited college. For application go to: www.landuscoooperative.com/about/resources


  • You Deserve It Scholarship       Deadline: November 29, 2017          www.scholarshipowl.com

    Sign up for a chance to win the You Deserve It Scholarship. Once you complete your profile the site will give you an option to pay for automatic services to locate scholarships based on your profile. You do NOT need to pay for this service to be entered into this scholarship.


  • Cappex Easy College Money Scholarships   Deadline: November 30, 2017    www.cappex.com


  • AXA Achievement Scholarship  Deadline: December 15 or until 10,000 applications received.  

     AXA Achievement Scholarship winners demonstrate ambition and self-drive with outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities. They share these qualities:  Ambition and drive  Determination to set and reach goals  Respect for self, family and community Ability to succeed in college  http://www.axa.com/achievers


  • University of Iowa Department of Physics and Astronomy.  Strayer-Raiden Scholarship in Physics

    Deadline postmarked by January 31, 2015.  Renewable for up to three successive years following the initial award, to an entering freshman from the state of Iowa.  This person is selected by the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy.  The student needs to declare physics or astronomy as their major at the University of Iowa .  This is awarded on the basis of academic merit.  To view guidelines and obtain a copy of the application form go to http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/undergraduate-program/undergraduate-scholarships-and-awards/strayer-rairden-scholarship-physics


  • Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship   Deadline: postmarked no later than March 5, 2018.

See Mrs. Powers for application

Eligibility Applicants for the Bank Iowa Spirit of Chandy Scholarship must be high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited four year college or university, or a two-year junior or community college in the fall following graduation. This scholarship program is available to Bank Iowa customers and non-customers. Preference will be given to students who participate in the activities Chandy loved: swimming in particular, as well as biking, running and flying.









Events, Meetings & Conferences:


  • Buena Vista University is hosting a Science Visit Day on Saturday Nov. 18 call 800.383.9600 or visit bvu.edu/stem-careers 


  • North Iowa Regional Career Fair April 4. 2018 at NIACC campus Mason City


  • 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

Hagan Scholarship Deadline: November 15, 2017 

  • Attend any four year accredited college or university in the United States with the foundation’s approval 
  • 3.5 GPA  
  • ACT  score of 23 or higher
  • Must work 240 hours prior to the start of each academic year of college
  • Resident of Iowa or surrounding states
  • Visit  www.hsfmo.org for more information and application


  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY happening during their Science Visit Day on Nov. 18. 

  • Students interested in the STEM careers have the opportunity for $5, 000 scholarship and a $2, 000 for a science sampler interim trip. For more about eligibility and other STEM C.A.R.E.E.R.S. program application requirements, please call 800.383.9600. Visit http://bvu.edu/stem-careers

Iowa State University        Deadline Dec. 1, 2017

  • The online scholarship application for the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at Iowa State University has a deadline that is quickly approaching!  TheFinAidScholar application is a single application for all scholarships administered through the OSFA.
  • Here are the steps that your students need to complete to be considered for OSFA awards:
  • Go to the scholarship section of ISU’s Financial Aid Website (www.financialaid.iastate.edu)
  • Select “Freshmen” in the Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarships (FinAidScholar) section
  • Read the directions
  • Register for a Net-ID (Directions included on website)
  • Click on “FinAidScholar Open:  Apply NOW!”
  • Log in with your Net-ID
  • Click on the Freshman Application box
  • Click on “Click Here to Apply!”
  • Complete the scholarship application by 11:59 PM on 1 December
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to 1 December
  • The first time a student/family is able to complete the FAFSA application is 1 October of the student’s senior year.
  • This application is ONLY for scholarships administered through The Office of Student Financial Aid. 

Christina Hixson Opportunity Award      Deadline: January 1, 2018 go to www.hixson.dso.iastate.edu

  • Students faced challenges or personal and/or financial     
  • Residents of Iowa   
  • Demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA       
  • Admissible to Iowa State


Each year, the U.S. JCI Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. See Mrs. Powers for application.

Claim Aid - Deadline January, 15, 2018. Star Student Scholarship of Iowa-

  • for a graduating senior who receives special education services and plans to attend college.
  • Special Education Teacher Scholarship of Iowa- graduating senior who plans to study Education specifically Special Education.
  • Apply at www.claimaid.com/iowa-scholarships  

Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. Deadline February 1, 2018  Go to grandlodgeofiowa.org/grand-lodge/awards/ for application.  Service to school and community with special emphasis upon leadership roles in these areas and personal interviews.

Iowa Newspaper Foundation Scholarship

Students interested in a newspaper career.  Deadline Feb.9, 2018 www.INAnews.com

Mediacom Communications World Class Scholarship - Apply www.mediacomworldclass.com application by Feb. 16, 2018

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

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* 
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-17, 2017
February 10, 2018 January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
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* 
December 2, 2017 November 2, 2017 November 21, 2017
March 10, 2018 February 9, 2018 February 28, 2018
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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