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Mr. Orlano Guidance Corner


November 01, 2017

Seniors:  This will be a very busy year for you.  I hope you will look at this web page for information on colleges and scholarship opportunities.  

If you are planning to attend Iowa Central Community College, please check the number of scholarship opportunities.  Please go to www.iowacentral.edu


Seniors: November

- Visit an ICAN center and work on your college and career plan.  Call (877) 2727-4692 to schedule an appointment.

- Register now to take the ACT.  Please the test dates at the bottom of this page.

- Remember to keep copies of all foorms you submit to colleges and agencies.

- Begin submitting your admission applications to the colleges you're most interested in.  Beware of deadlines! Try to have your applications submitted by NOV. 1st.

- Obtain financial aid forms from colleges that require forms other than the FAFSA.

Juniors: October

- Review brochures and catalogs from colleges that interest you.  Make a list of 10 to 15 colleges that fit your requirements, including careers..

-  Find information about the Iowa colleges at ICANsucceed.org/collegefairs

- If you plan to play a college sport, visit the NCAAclearinghouse.net to register.

- Cownload the College Cheklist from ICANsucceed.org/materials to stay organized.

FastWeb.  Just go to http://www.fastweb.com/ or http://www.iowacollegeaid.gov/

Juniors and Seniors, please view this video on the prior to prior year for financial aid.  The video is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJl7igE-WQ8

Parents of Seniors:  Here is a video that outlines the financial aid process.  Click on the following link to view the video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rOWionnz-U&feature=youtu.be

Landus Cooperative is offering Excellence in Agriculture scholarship.  You may pick up an application in Mr. Orlano's office.

The Grand Lodge of Iowa.  The Grand Lodge as two scholarships available.  The first one is the Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A M Masonic schoarhip.  This is open to seniors interested inpursuing a post-secondary education in any state at an accredited institution.  This could be a two or four year college program.   Deadline is February 1st. 2018.  Please see Mr. Orlano for applications.

The Grand Lodge is also offering the MCEC technical scholarship.  This is offered to a senior who plan to enroll in a mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College.  Deadline is March 1st, 2018.  Please see Mr. Orlano for applications.  

Iowa Newspaper Foundation: The Iowa Newspaper Foundation has scholarships availble for students who wish to go into Journalism as a career.  Please to to www.INAnews.com for more information.  Deadline is Feb. 9, 2018.

Coca Cola Scholarship:  The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.  http://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.orWendy's Heisman Scholarship

Horatio Alger Scholarship:  The 2017 Horatio Alger National and Ak-Sar-Ben Scholarship:  This scholarship is opened to full time high school seniors in western Iowa.  Students with a strong commitment to completing a bachelor's degree and have critical financial need.  Please go to the following website.  www.horatioalger.org/scholarships for application.  

2017-2018 ACT Test Dates
Registration Dates                                            Test Dates
Nov. 3, 2017                                                    Dec. 9, 2017
Jan. 12, 2018                                                Feb. 10, 2018
Mar. 9, 2018                                                   April 14, 2018
May 4, 2018                                                    June 9, 2018

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