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Mr. Orlano Guidance Corner

Back to School!

August 30, 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



- 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.

- Start to ask teachers and other adults to write letters of recommendation.

- Schedule your FAFSA appointment with ICAN  after October 1st.


- Attend the Golden Circle College Fair.  Sept. 24th.

-  Determine what factors are important to you in a college.

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

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

Regional Financial Aid Night:  Des moines Area Community College in Carroll is holding a Financial Aid Night on Wednesday September 20th at 6:00 PM.  This is open to Senior parents and nay Junior parents who are interested in hearing more about the financial aid process.

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

The Annual Golden Circle College Fair

Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2017

12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Iowa Events Center – Hy-Vee Hall

Des Moines, Iowa

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

Wendy's Heisman Award: This award is open to any Senior who has a 3.0 GPA or higher.and participates in at least one school sponsored sport. You can apply online by going to www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com   Deadline is October 4th 2017

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
Sept. 22, 2017                                                Oct. 28, 2017
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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