GMG Daily Announcements:

GMG Daily Announcements:
2/24/2015 (even) (Day 6)
Quote of the Day: “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.”
Duke Ellington
Today’s Tech Note:
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Amanda Smith
GMG News
• Super Pops Concert last night….
• Winter Sports Awards Banquet, Thursday, February 26th, @ 6:30 P.M. in old gym.
• Seniors, please check your community service hours with Mr. Reed. We need to get them finalized.
Driver’s Education Meeting: There will be a meeting in the ICN room on Tuesday, February 24th, at 11:50 P.M. All
students planning on taking drivers education this summer should attend.
Thursday, February 26 @ 10:30 am … Iowa State University (Ames)
UPDATED SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: SENIORS are reminded to drop by the guidance once a
week to see if information on any new scholarships has arrived. SENIORS are also reminded to check their e-mail as
I forward or send out scholarship information via e-mail on a regular basis.
(1) Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa Scholarships … Three (3) scholarships valued at $1,000 each … The
purpose of these scholarships is to assist students with learning disabilities in pursuing a post-secondary education
at an accredited institution providing (a) a 2-year or 4-year program or (b) vocational training … Seniors with
learning disabilities as verified by an IEP [Individual Education Plan] are eligible … NOTE: Students served
solely under Section 504 or with primary disabilities other than learning disabilities (e.g., Autism) ARE NOT
ELIGIBLE … Application Deadline: March 31, 2015
(2) Bright Scholars of Iowa Scholarship Program … Full-ride scholarships to Iowa’s three Regent universities
(University of Iowa, Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa) as well as Des Moines Area
Community College and Indian Hills Community College to students meeting specific criteria … Full-ride means
that students’ tuition, room and board, and books are fully paid for – for up to 4 years … 30 scholarships to eligible
students to attend one of the three state universities and as well as 22 scholarships to students to attend with
DMACC or IHCC …For complete information on criteria and how to apply, visit
… Application Deadline: March 1, 2015 [This deadline applies to applications for admission and applications for
Financial Aid (FAFSA) for students who will attend one of the three state universities AND April 24, 2015 for
students attending DMACC or IHCC in 2015-2016
(3) Acacia Leadership Scholarships for male, graduating seniors who plan to attend the University of Iowa … Up to
six (6) scholarships can be awarded with values ranging between $500 and $2,000 [NOTE: Financial need is not a
criterion] … This scholarship is designed to reward outstanding male high school seniors who have excelled in
academics, extra-curricular school activities and community involvement … Application Deadline: Applications
must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2015
(4) Beta Sigma Phi Lutheran Fraternity Scholarships at Iowa State University … Three (3) $1,500 scholarships to
incoming Christian men … Selection criteria include (a) involvement in church activities, (b) academic
achievement, (c) involvement in and recognition for extra-curricular activities and (4) personal interview … This
scholarship has three (3) Application Deadlines: (1) February 21, 2015 to be eligible for all three, (2) April 25,
2015 to be eligible for the remaining two and (3) July 1, 2015 to be eligible for third scholarship only
(5) 2015 Iowa Golf Association Foundation Ann Griffel Scholarship … The IGAF awards $2,000 to Iowa high
school senior girls who have a passion for golf and intend to further their education at an Iowa institution of higher
learning, whether a college, university or trade school … Scholarships are awarded on the basis of (1) academic
performance, (2) extracurricular activities and (3) leadership qualities AND NOT ON GOLF
ACCOMPLISHMENTS OR ABILITY … Application Deadline: Friday, March 13, 2015
(6) 2015 Iowa Golf Association Foundation Herman Sani Scholarship … $2,000 per year ($8,000 over a 4 year
consecutive period) … Any graduating high school senior with experience or background in golf is eligible to
apply … Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic performance, extra-curricular activities and leadership
qualities [NOTE: golf accomplishments or ability are not considered] … Application Deadline: March 13, 2015 4:30 pm.
(7) Abdelkader Global Leadership Prize … Go to to learn more and “Sign Up”
to participate … Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
(8) Iowa High School Music Association “Leo Grether Memorial Scholarship in Choral Music Education … A
$2,500 Scholarship … Applicants must be enrolling in college as a vocal music education major … Application
Deadline: April 15, 2015
(1) Beane/Squires Scholarship … This scholarship will pay $12,000 ($3,000 per year) for 4 years of study leading to a
bachelor’s degree … This scholarship is available to a young person who is (1) a graduating senior who lives in the
Green Mountain-Garwin area, or any other applicant the scholarship committee may choose (2) involved in a broad
range of extracurricular school activities with a preference for the fine arts (3) involved in the community through
various organizations and activities (4) currently active in some church and committed to being active in a church
while in college and beyond and (5) consciously choosing a life that reflects Christ-like principles … Applications
are to be filled out and returned by April 1, 2015 to Daniel and Sarah Squires Beane … Selected candidates will be
interviewed on Sunday afternoon and evening, April 12, 2015 at the home of Dan and Sarah Beane
(2) Robert & JoAnn Jensen Scholarships …. Two scholarships that will pay up to $12,000 ($3,000 per year) to two
members of the GMG Class of 2015 … Eligible applicants must (1) be a full time GMG student in the second
semester of his/her senior year (2) plan to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the
State of Iowa (3) be able to show financial need and (4) demonstrate good character and good citizenship at all
times … Applications must be submitted to the GMG guidance office by Friday, April 3, 2015
(3) Marshall County Izaak Walton League Scholarship … A $1,000 college scholarship for a deserving student who
is working toward a degree in a field related to Conservation or Environmental Studies … Applicants must be
residents of Marshall County … Application Deadline: March 15, 2015
(4) Consumers Energy Lineworker/Power Line Scholarship … A $1,000 scholarship to any applicant enrolling in a
line worker program …. Scholarship is limited to Iowa residents and preference will be given to Consumers Energy
members … Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
(5) Consumers Energy Academic Scholarships … Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 to applicants pursuing a post
secondary education in a full-time graduate or undergraduate course of study at an accredited two-year or four-year
college, university, or vocational/technical school …. Applicants must be dependents of Consumers Energy
members … Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
(6) Iowa Professional Golfers Association Foundation’s Charlie Burkhart Scholarship … Winner will receive
$1,000 each year of full-time attendance for 4 years at a college or university of their choice … Scholarship is open
to any graduating senior within the Iowa PGA section boundaries and any graduating student of an Iowa high
school … Winners are selected on the (1) basis of their interest and activity in golf (2) the potential for future
contributions to the game (3) academic ability and (4) financial need …. Applications must be completed and
mailed to the scholarship committee prior to June 12, 2015
(7) Heart of Iowa Communications Cooperative’s $500 Educational Grant Program … Area high school
students who reside with Cooperative Member Parent(s) or Guardian(s) in one of the HOI Cooperative’s districts or
Venture exchanges are eligible … Applicants must be going to either a two-year or a four-year accredited college
or an accredited vocational school … Applicants must be in good standing in both the school and the community
…. Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 4:30 pm
(8) Foundation for Rural Service College Scholarship Program …. A national college scholarship that awards thirty
one-time scholarships of $2,000 each … HOI will add and additional $500 should a student from the HOI service
area be selected to receive one of these scholarships … Applicants may also be eligible for one of four Staurulakis
Family Scholarship ($5,000 each) or two TMS Scholarships ($1,500 each) or the Everett Kneece Return to Rural
America Scholarship ($2,500) or the Colt Ford Scholarship (up to $15,000) … Completed Applications must be
sent to FRS with a postmark no later than March 2, 2015
(9) Acacia Leadership Scholarship for young men who will attend Iowa State University … Up to fifteen
scholarships awarded with a maximum individual value of $1,000 each … Scholarship is designed to reward
outstanding high school senior males who have demonstrated ability to excel in the fields of academics,
extracurricular school activities, and community involvement … Financial need is not a criterion … Application
Deadline: March 16, 2015
(10) Buick Achievers Scholarships … 50 scholarships of up to $25,000 each per year … For high school seniors and
current undergraduates who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2015-2016 … For those
who plan to major in a field of study that focuses on engineering, technology, design, or business, with an interest
in the automotive industry … The purpose of this scholarship is to help those who put forth the effort and find
success both in an out of the classroom, yet are unable to attend college without financial assistance … Visit to learn more … Application Deadline: February 27, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
(11) Gladbrook Hometown Foods Scholarships: It's that time of year again! Gladbrook Hometown Foods has started
its scholarship program for high school seniors for 2014-2015.There is no specific deadline to submit an
application. The store manager told me “The sooner – the better.” Scholarships are determined by tallying the cash
register receipts that are put in each applicant’s envelope in the store in the next few months. Scholarship
applications are available in the guidance office.
(12) The Pearl Hull Falk Scholarship to the University of Iowa...$800 scholarships...Recipients must attend the
University of Iowa, be of the Protestant faith, and be a resident of the State of Iowa...The postmark application
deadline is May1, 2015
(13) Tama County Farm Bureau Scholarships...Parents must be members of Farm Bureau in Tama County...Please
contact the Tama County Farm Bureau at 641-484-3361 to find out the number and amounts of these
scholarships...Top two county winners are sent on to compete for Iowa Farm Bureau Scholarships...Copies of the
application can be
obtained from (1) the high school guidance office, (2) the Tama County Farm Bureau office, or (3) online under
parent's membership at (Tama County Farm Bureau uses the Iowa Farm Bureau
Scholarship application to determine Tama County FB scholarship winners)...Application deadline: March 1, 2015
(14) ICAN Outstanding Student Scholarship Honoring Steve Loven…Two $500 one-time scholarships…For Iowa
high school seniors graduating in 2015 and attending a 2-year or a 4-year institution in Iowa beginning in Fall
2015…Requires an essay…Information on this scholarship is available in the guidance office…To submit your
application visit …Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
(15) Grand Lodge of Iowa, A.F. & A.M. MCEC “Mark Earl and Esther Ruth Spencer” Technical Scholarships
... Scholarships will be awarded to number of graduating Iowa public high school seniors who plan to enroll in a
mechanical or trade course of study at an accredited Iowa Community College ... Scholarships may be used for
any bona fide school related expense such as tuition, fees, books, and tools … The final number of scholarships and
the amount is dependent upon investment income … Applications may be obtained from the GMG High School
guidance office … Application Deadline: March 2, 2015
(16) Culver Fellows @ Simpson College … The John C. Culver Fellows program honors Senator Culver’s career and
legacy in public service, democratic values, and courage in public life … Culver Fellows are involved in every
aspect of fulfilling the Culver center’s mission to encourage civic engagement and public service … Each year, five
incoming freshmen @ Simpson College who have a passion for politics, history, debate, or public service will be
selected as Culver Fellows and awarded a RENEWABLE SCHOLARSHIP OF AT LEAST $14,000 …
Information on this scholarship is available in the GMG High School guidance office or by contacting (1) Seth
Andersen @ 515-961-1354 or [email protected] , (2) Office of Admissions @ Simpson College @ 800362-2454 or [email protected] , or (3)
(17) Indian Hills Community College “Rosenman Academic Awards” for 2015-2016 ... For student who have
demonstrated high academic achievement … Awards will range from $1,200 to $3,200 … Interested students must
completed the Indian Hills Community College Foundation’s scholarship application online … The online
application will be available January 5 through June 4, 2015 at … In addition
to this scholarship, nearly 200 other scholarships are available through the IHCC Foundation … These additional
scholarships range from $600 to coverage for tuition, books, fees, and supplies … By completing the online
application, students may be considered for all scholarships offered through the IHCC Foundation
(18) Marshalltown Community College Scholarships … Applications for all scholarships are available online or in
MCC's Financial Aid Office. … All MCC Foundation scholarships require that a student must meet the following
criteria: (1) Be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours or more per semester) unless otherwise noted in the individual
scholarship requirements, (2) Must meet minimum GPA requirements for each individual scholarship an individual
is eligible to apply for, (3) Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid/FAFSA form each year [NOTE:
Students without a Social Security number please complete the Federal EFC Forecaster and contact the FA Office
for further instructions, (4) Must file an MCC Scholarship Application form [PLEASE NOTE: Some MCC
scholarships have additional application forms … Unless noted otherwise, the priority deadline for scholarship
applications is March 1st.
Uncommon Student Scholarships … An opportunity to be awarded $6,000 to be used toward furthering one’s
education … Applicants are evaluated on a project of their own choosing that they propose and complete … For
more information and to apply, go to … Application Deadline: March
31, 2015
Energy Electric Cooperative … CE Youth Tour 2015 is June 12 -18 … Who can apply? High school sophomores
or juniors whose parents/guardians are members of Consumers Energy … Get details by contacting: Kippen
Glenney at [email protected] or 800-696-6552 or … The Deadline to
apply for this opportunity is February 27, 2015
OPPORTUNITY TO WIN A TRIP TO WASHINGTON, D.C. – Courtesy of your Heart of Iowa
Communications Cooperative & the Foundation for Rural Service … TOTALLY FREE!! … FRS Youth Tour
2015 is May 30 – June 3 … Who can apply? High school sophomores or juniors [or students age 16 or 17 - student
must not turn 18 on or before May 30, 2015] whose parents/guardians are members of Heart of Iowa
Communications Cooperative and who have received basic telephone service from HOI for a minimum of six (6)
months …Interested eligible students must complete an application form and submit a 300 word essay … Students
may go to the HOI Communications website at to complete the registration and essay
online … Interested students may call Janell King-Squires at Heart of Iowa Communications 641-486-2211 … The
Deadline to apply for this opportunity is Friday, March 20, 2015
Event Calendar:
Monday, February 23rd, 2015
• High School Pops Concert @ 7:00 P.M. in old gym
Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
• ISC Speech Festival at Valley Lutheran in Cedar Falls @ 12:30-3:30 P.M.
Thursday, February 26th, 2015
• Winter Awards Banquet – 6:30 P.M. Potluck , 7:00 Assembly
Friday, February 27th, 2015
• COE Jazz Contest – GMG plays at 10:30 A.M. in Cedar Rapids.
Saturday, February 28th, 2015
• District Individual Speech Contest in Vinton @ 8:00 A.M.