The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test(PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). This exam is useful for providing practice for the SAT, allowing Juniors to enter the National Merit Scholarship Corporation competitions for recognition and scholarships, assessing your skills in critical reading, mathematical reasoning and writing, and getting specific suggestions on how to improve your skills, comparing your academic skills with those of other college-bound students, asking colleges to send you information, and getting information about colleges majors and careers. When fees are paid, students will receive the 2018 Student Bulletin (Official Guide to the test). For any additional information please visit the College Board website.
Registration begins MONDAY, SEPT. 10!
COST: $20 must be paid in the Counseling Office (before school, at lunch or after school). We have a limited number of exams, first come, first serve. Must pay at time of registration for space to be held. Make checks payable to Chico High
**If you have additional questions please visit the College Board website.
Students and their families can receive free assistance applying for student aid at the Cash for College Night.
Financial Aid experts will be available to assist students and parents applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can estimate a student’s potential eligibility quickly. Every high school senior is encouraged to apply for FAFSA or Dream Act to ensure access to both merit and need-based scholarships.
For FAFSA, both Student and Parent will need to have an FSA ID to submit your application that evening. An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. Visit FSAID.ed.gov if you have not done so already.
*-2017 income tax information for themselves and parents (if applicable)
*-Social Security Card (if applicable)
*-Driver’s License (if applicable)
*-Student list of interested/applied colleges
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The ASVAB Career Exploration Program (CEP) is a FREE career planning resource available to high schools nationwide. This comprehensive program includes one of the most widely used multiple-aptitude test batteries in the world and an interest inventory complemented by a thorough occupational database all designed to give students an in-depth look at the world of work.
Attend Sessions focused on: CSU Admissions/Applications, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Butte College Programs, and Career Exploration. All grade levels are welcome but juniors are highly encouraged to attend.
Representatives from Chico State, Butte College, Butte County Alliance for Workforce, and Chico High Counseling will present information about college and career planning. October 17, 2018 starting in William’s Theater at 6:30.
The Elks National Foundation will offer 500 Scholarships ranging from $4,000 to $50,000. These awards are given over a 4 year period. Applications are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Applications were available August 15th and the submittal deadline will be November 15, 2018. Visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm for access to the application and further details.
The vocational grant program is open to anyone residing in California or Hawaii who is a citizen of the United States of America and planning to pursue an eligible vocational/technical course resulting in a certificate or two year degree and leading to employment opportunities. Awards will be between $500 and $2,000 for an academic year. For additional information, please visit the CHEA website at https://chea-elks.org/youth-activities/scholarships.
Apply for a 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Award and you could win $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C. in May. The awards were created to recognize students in middle level and high school grades who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Access the application at https://spirit.prudential.com. The deadline is November 6, 2018.
This fund was established by the Red Bluff Bull and Gelding Sale in honor and memory of Andy Peek. Andy Peek was president of Western Video Market and also General Manager of Shasta Livestock Auction Yard in Cottonwood, California, a family-owned business where he worked for over four decades. He was a past president of the California Livestock Marketing Association and served as a board member for the National Livestock Marketing Association. Andy was a past chairman of the Shasta District Fair Board in California and in 2007 was named Tehama County (CA) Cattleman of the Year. Andy was a major presence in the U.S. livestock industry. To continue Andy’s support of youth programs, this scholarship will be offered annually to students majoring in Agricultural Studies (with a special emphasis in the livestock industry) who share Andy’s desire to work in the industry he dearly loved.
To apply visit this website: www.shastarcf.org/scholarships and click on the application link under “Andy Peek Livestock Scholarship Fund”.
Deadline: December 12, 2018