Scholarship Bulletin March 11, 2015 Important: Keep a copy of every scholarship that you submit, whether you submit it or Student Services submits it. In the event you are awarded the scholarship, you will be responsible for contacting the agency/person who awarded the scholarship to you and follow their directions to collect your money. Start the application process early. Don’t procrastinate. Read & FOLLOW the instructions. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Highlight the deadlines – note who the deadline is TO (Student Services or the organization). Allow ample time for mailing the scholarship or transcript if needed. (Official transcripts are mailed from Student Services to the organization and not given to Students. We will mail scholarships if a transcript is needed. You mail scholarships when transcripts are NOT needed.) Write and rewrite the essay – remove the “fluff,” provide solid reasons. – Computer generate or type everything -- typed applications make it to the top. o Hint #1: Typewriter available in Student Services for student use. o Hint #2: Use a pdf-to-word converter available on line. Do not use acronyms or abbreviations – spell everything out. Be professional, check for grammar, and check for spelling errors. Be neat – no whiteout, erasures, or paper smudges. Take responsibility for your application. Does it need to be signed or have other documentation submitted with it? Submit all materials together. Keep a copy for your records. Scholarships collected in Student Services are due on the due date by 4:00PM unless noted otherwise below. Please note: You may access scholarships using either *Internet Explorer or Google Chrome from home. If you have difficulty accessing local scholarship web links, check your browser to see that it is up to date and in-sync. If still having difficulty, you can also try to save it to your desktop (see below * if you have an older version of IE or Windows). From school, use only the Google Chrome browser. These files should open as we do test them; however, if you ever note difficulty and have tried these methods, please let us know. Attention all students who have *Internet Explorer AND Windows XP (or older version) of Microsoft Word: there is a KNOWN Microsoft error. If you have IE, you may want to use Google Chrome or try this wraparound fix: Open the file. Choose “SAVE.”When it states the file name, it will have “.zip” after it. Change this “.zip” to “.docx” and save it to your home computer drive. You can then open the document from your drive. If you have any questions or would like to be shown what to do, see Mrs. Wilhelm or Mr. East. DEADLINE DATE !!!!!! DESCRIPTION OF SCHOLARSHIP Seniors: Don’t forget to periodically check the High School Announcements for information on contests open to HS students that could net you money for college! http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/announce/hmessage.htm Varied Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) A tuition reduction program that makes attending out-of-state colleges and universities more affordable for nonresident students. http://msep.mhec.org Varied-Agriculture/FFA Agriculture Scholarships through the FFA website for FFA members and nonmembers sponsored by varied companies are available to match a wide variety skills, experiences, career goals and higher-education plans. Approximately $2 million in scholarship money is available each year. http://www.wisconsinffa.org/programs/ Employment Scholarship Holy Family Scholarship Program offers $800; $2,000; or $2,500 per semester for technical, state, or private college respectively to students for tuition in highdemand medical programs and who are willing to make an employment service commitment. 3.0 GPA http://www.hfmhealth.org/?id=118&sid=1 Various Daughters of American Revolution DAR provides a legitimate site for a variety of scholarships in various fields for high school seniors, undergrads and graduate students. http://www.dar.org/natsociety/edout_scholar.cfm#history Year-Round Consideration Rolling Thunder, Inc. Chapter 3 Wisconsin Scholarship is intended for a high school graduate and full-time student with a minimum 2.5 GPA at an accredited technical college, college or university. U.S. Citizen, WI resident, and a descendent or child of a U.S. Military service veteran who was killed while in the line of duty, or who passed away as a result of being in the line of duty, between the Vietnam war and the present. https://www.cffoxvalley.org Various The Christian Connector, Inc. offers a scholarship drawing and information for select/participating Christian Colleges. www.ChristianConnector.com Various Students attending any UW System advising office need to pay close attention to scholarship deadlines and processes. (See Page 5 after clicking link below.) They have gathered all the information in one chart: http://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/publications/byline_winter15.pdf For UW Manitowoc: http://manitowoc.uwc.edu/admissions/paying/scholarships For Lakeshore Technical College: http://gotoltc.edu/foundation/scholarship/foundation-scholarship-app/index.html Don’t Forget ATTENTION ALL Scholarship Applicants Hint: Check the websites of the colleges you are applying to for their scholarship applications and deadlines!!! Many are SOON! NEW INFORMATION FOR PDF FILES!! Students should no longer have to manually type or handwrite any pdf document or paper copy! If the document is a pdf file on this bulletin, (we suggest using Google chrome) open and download the document by doing a “save as” Next, click on “sign” on the upper right hand corner. Then, click on “Add Text”. You will not be able to do this directly from the browser…do a save as. If you need assistance, see Mrs. Wilhelm or Mr. East. (Hint: You can always sloppy copy at home and then type at school if having difficulties.) Additionally, if you only have access to a paper copy or pdf file of a scholarship not listed on this bulletin—SEE MRS. WILHELM. She can scan and email you the scholarship from the big copier so that you can then enter your information on it. Good luck and if ?’s see us! March 13, 2015 See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* Whitelaw Lions Club Scholarship is available to graduating seniors from Reedsville or Valders High School who are furthering their education at an institution of higher learning beginning in Fall 2015. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/WhitelawLions.docx March 15, 2015 Richard & Ione Beernsten YMCA Scholarship is intended to provide awards to Manitowoc County graduating high school senior(s) planning on a career in a human service field of study (teaching, nursing, social work, medicine, YMCA work, etc.). YMCA affiliation is NOT needed. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/YMCA.pdf March 16, 2015 HEAB Technical Excellence Scholarship (TES) If you are going to a technical college—CHECK THIS OUT! There is a new scholarship for technical college students who have been involved in FFA, FBLA, Youth Apprentice, completed technical programs such as CNA, or who are a CTE (career & technical education course) concentrator, or who has completed select summer enrichment programs. For complete listing see the information sheet below and then return the completed and signed “Student request for consideration” form to Student Services on or before 4:00PM March 16, 2015. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/HEAB-Info.pdf http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/HEAB-form.pdf March 18, 2014 Now writable! Sheboygan Area UAW CAP Council is sponsoring scholarships to any son, daughter, or legal dependent of a parent who has been a UAW member for at least one year & is a current member of any Sheboygan Area UAW including: Local 833 Kohler; Local 1076 Eclipse Mftg, K-P Welding, Sheboygan Paint; Local 1291 Toro; Local 1332 VPI Corp.; or Local 1472 Vollrath. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/SheboyganUAWw.pdf March 20, 2015 Wisconsin Electronic Security Association WIESA awards scholarship to a son/daughter of an active member of a Wisconsin police or fire department. www.wiesa.org March 20, 2015 St. Nazianz Lions Club offers scholarship to a graduating senior from either Kiel or Valders School District who is in the top 25% of class with 3.0 GPA and has demonstrated outstanding participation in community service. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/StNazianzLions.docx March 27, 2015 Manitowoc County Sports Official Association will offer a Manitowoc County senior who earned a varsity letter from at sport(s) officiated by members of the MCSOA: football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, or softball w/2.5 GPA and who exemplifies excellence towards Athletics, Sportsmanship, School, and Community a scholarship opportunity. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Sports.docx March 30, 2015 See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* Valders Lions Club Scholarship is open to all Valders High School seniors planning to attend college or technical college. It is not necessary that your parent be affiliated with a Lions Club. Special consideration will be given to seniors who have completed forty hours of community service. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/ValdersLions.docx March 30, 2015 March 31, 2015 Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship is an essay scholarship for students ages 16-25 with a GPA of 2.5 or greater and who are US citizens and have at least one full year of post-secondary studies remaining or who are a current high school student. Transition Improvement Grant (TIG) Scholarship is awarded to students receiving special education services and pursuing further education. Essay. http://www.witig.org/transition-improvement-grant-(tig)-2015-scholarship.html?nwl=&s=&c= March 31, 2015 See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* Cleveland Athletic Club will award scholarship to graduating senior(s) from the Cleveland zip code (53015), telephone exchange (693) or a graduating senior of an active Cleveland Athletic Club member. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Cleveland.docx March 31, 2015 SFM Foundation Scholarship provides an opportunity for scholarship to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Minnesota or Wisconsin employers. www.sfm-foundation.org March 31, 2015 Country Visions Cooperative will offer a scholarship to the son/daughter/ward of a coop member in good standing and who has a cum GPA of 2.75 or higher. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/CountryV.docx March 31, 2015 NEW! Lakeshore Business and Professional Women offers scholarship opportunity to Lakeshore Area students as part of its support of education. http://www.lakeshorebpw.org/ April 1, 2015 NEW! Calumet Medical Center Auxiliary provides scholarships to individuals pursuing a health care degree. Must be a resident of the Calumet Medical Center service area – Brillion, Chilton, Hilbert, Kiel, New Holstein, Stockbridge, or Valders w/GPA of 3.0. http://www.affinityhealth.org/object/about-volunteering-calumet-scholarship.html http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Calumet-Info.pdf Fillable: http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Calumet-form.pdf April 1, 2015 Wisconsin Covenant. If you signed the Wisconsin Covenant Pledge in 8th grade (VHS names are listed below), NOW is the time to complete the pledge. www.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov Earn a high-school diploma. Maintain at least a “B” average in high school. 2.85 GPA Complete the classes they need to prepare them for higher education. Demonstrate good citizenship and participate in their community. Apply for state and federal financial aid (FAFSA) by April 1st. Submit the WI Covenant Senior Confirmation Form senior year by April 1st. Submit the Record of Service form by April 1st. Take the necessary steps to gain admission to a University of Wisconsin System institution, a Wisconsin Technical College, and/or a Wisconsin private college or university. In return for meeting these goals and keeping the pledge, a Wisconsin Covenant Student will be recognized as a Wisconsin Covenant Scholar, expect to earn a place within our partnered systems of higher education, and receive a financial aid package, based on their family’s financial need, to help make college affordable. If you did not sign the Pledge in 8th grade, it is too late to do so now. This program has been discontinued but will be honored for those who had already signed a pledge. If you signed a pledge, you should have been receiving materials from the State the past four years. As reported from the State, the below-listed seniors signed up for the Wisconsin Covenant Pledge in 8 th grade. If their gpa is 2.85 or higher, they may be eligible for the Wisconsin Covenant Scholarship and should go to www.wisconsincovenant.wi.gov to complete the next steps by April 1, 2015. First: Complete the Senior Confirmation form AND the Record of Service form. Second: On or after January 1, 2015, go to FAFSA.gov and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Eligible, if GPA met, are: Alison Booher, Jordan Bruechert, Devon Buechel, Courtney Christel, Elizabeth Evans, Trevor Griffin, Sydney Gutman, Emerald Hastreiter, Lauren Hoeppner, Morgan Kelly, Samuel Koenig, Paxton Korslin, Trevor Kretschmann, Benjamin Lang, Mitchel Meissen, Brandon Recore, Kasey Reilly, Dominic Reindl, Kristin Schneider, Nicole Schoenberger, Thomas Schwoerer, Alleia Tyson, Ryan Valleskey, Ryan Walsh, and Whitney Zutz. April 1, 2015 Students who complete these steps should show their award letter/financial aid package to Mrs. Wilhelm so that it may be acknowledged for the Senior Awards Night. The dollar amount of the WI Covenant Award will not be published by VHS as it is also family income based. Peter Pasula Mortgage Solutions “Study Habits” Scholarship provides an essay scholarship opportunity to students attending an accredited post-secondary school in fall. A student may be enrolled at any level in any program that is two years in length or longer. US citizen. http://www.mortgagebrokersburnaby.com/mortgagebrokers/182/burnaby_commercial_mortgage_brokers.php April 1, 2015 Manitowoc County Farm Progress Days Donald R. Peterson Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving individual who has been accepted to a 4-year degree program in an Ag-related field to one of the following Universities: UW-River Falls, UW-Madison, UW Platteville, or UW-Stevens Point. http://manitowoc.uwex.edu/agriculture/scholarships/ April 1, 2015 2015 Manitowoc County University Of Wisconsin Agriculture Alumni Association Scholarships will be available for students from Manitowoc County enrolling in agriculture and life sciences majors at the University of Wisconsin: Madison, Platteville, River Falls, Green Bay or Stevens Point. Eligible majors include dairy science, soil science and agronomy. Other majors may also qualify including: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, forestry, horticulture, environmental science and more. Scholarships for the Short Course available. Preference given to first-year; however, second-year students are eligible to apply. http://manitowoc.uwex.edu/agriculture/scholarships/ April 1, 2015 Thomas H. Lutsey Waseda Farms Scholarshipis available for students interested in pursuing occupations that enhance rural communities and who have a financial need. FAFSA must be completed and submitted with this application. If interested in this scholarship, start your FAFSA NOW! All applications must be complete to be considered for scholarship. Applicants either should have a rural farm background OR should be pursuing ag or ag-related environmental, ag science, ag business education etc. http://www.lutsey.org/index.php April 1, 2015 Eck Education Scholarship will be awarded to graduating seniors from Manitowoc County high schools who are planning to attend an accredited college, university or technical college in Wisconsin. Special consideration given to those majoring in engineering sciences. Among equally qualified candidates, preference may be given to children of Eck Industries. http://www.cffoxvalley.org/page.aspx?pid=1083 April 3, 2015 Manitowoc County Market Animal Exhibitors will award scholarship to qualified 2015 senior(s) and/or first year college student(s) enrolled in a post secondary education. Applicant must have participated in the Manitowoc County Market Animal Show and Sale in one or more previous years. See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/MarketAnimal.docx April 6, 2015 The Chamber of Manitowoc County will offer a $1,000 scholarship for a student pursuing a 4-year degree and a $500 scholarship for a student pursuing a 2-year degree. Applicants should be a graduate of the Class of 2015 who demonstrates a capacity for leadership, shows an interest in the community and school activities and who is employed by or has a parent/guardian employed by a company that is a member of The Chamber of Manitowoc County. Academic excellence and financial need are not required for qualification, nor are they basis for disqualification. Hint: Check this out! A variety of Manitowoc County businesses, contractors, factories, retail stores, and restaurants etc. are members of The Chamber. You may be surprised that yours or your parent’s employers are members of this organization. Click here to view the application. http://chambermanitowoccounty.org/?s=scholarship April 7, 2015 Valders Fire Department/Lt. Michael Knier Memorial Scholarship Fund will be given to a qualified student pursuing a career in fire protection or emergency medical services and who resides in the Valders Fire Department/Ambulance Service response area. This includes the Villages of Valders, St. Nazianz, Whitelaw and Reedsville; and the Townships of Cato, Liberty, Maple Grove, Franklin, Rockland, Eaton and Newton. Qualifications to receive the scholarship funds include: Successful completion of one semester of training at an appropriate facility and second semester enrollment. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Knier.docx April 7, 2015 Fred and Marion Brockman Scholarship will award one Valders Area High School graduating senior a $500 scholarship. Essay. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Brockman.docx April 7, 2015 See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* Joseph Gintner Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified Valders High School senior student-athlete applicant who will be attending an accredited university, college, or technical college. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Gintner.docx April 9, 2015 Deprey-Skyline Family Information Technology Scholarship is available to college-bound students who are high school graduates of a 19-county area--which includes Manitowoc---and will be enrolled and studying in the information technology field. www.scholarshipsinc.org April 10, 2015 NEW! Rice Engineering Scholarship is a multi-year award to a graduating high school senior from Kewaunee, Door, Brown or Manitowoc County enrolled/accepted for enrollment in an ABET accredited engineering program. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Rice.docx April 10, 2015 Just Orthodontics is awarding a non-renewable scholarship to a graduating high school senior that was a post patient at Just and who is planning to enrollin in a technical or 4-year college/university. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Just.docx April 10, 2015 Aurora Health Care Foundation offer three different opportunities for a high school graduating senior or above. Students must be a Manitowoc County resident or attend school in Manitowoc County and enrolling in a health care program. Information flyer: http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Aurora.pdf Application: http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Scholarship_App_Manitowoc_2015Web.pdf April 13, 2015 See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* April 13, 2015 See above if you need Tech Assistance for an older computer.* Valders Basketball Club will award scholarship to qualified individual(s) in good standing for four years of the Valders High School Basketball program. GPA, co-curriculars, service to VBC, community service, coach’s recommendation, and essays are also considered components. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Basketball.docx Valders Youth Wrestling Club will award a graduating senior in good academic standing who has been a member of the Valders wrestling team for at least two years of his/her career and who has supported the Valders’ Youth Wrestling Program during their high school career. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/VYWrestling.docx April 15, 2015 NEW! MCCWRT-Manitowoc County Civil War Round Table will award a scholarship based upon essay topic to a graduating senior from a Manitowoc County high school with min. cum. GPA 2.5. Applicant must be willing to present the essay at local MCCWRT meeting held on the second Monday of May. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/CivilWar.docx April 15, 2015 Manitowoc County Home and Community Education (HCE) Association will be awarding scholarship to children or grandchildren of current HCE members who are continuing their education after high school. http://manitowoc.uwex.edu/family-living/home-community-education/ April 15, 2015 WPS Wisconsin Public Service Foundation offers area technical college scholarships to for high school students on a merit competitive basis. www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/company/scholarships.aspx April 17, 2015 Norman Krueger American Legion Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant who is a child/grandchild of a US veteran, ranks in the top 1/3 of their class and resides in the Am Legion 6th District which includes Manitowoc County. http://www.infaithfound.org/scholarship_applications April 17, 2015 The Smile Clinic offers scholarship to a Manitowoc County resident attending UW Manitowoc, Silver Lake College or Lakeshore Technical college during the 2015-2016 school year. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Smile.docx April 25, 2015 Dream Pool Foundation awards scholarship to qualified aspiring artists enrolling in accredited institution as an Art Major (includes art therapy) and is a US Citizen. http://www.dreampoolfoundation.org/ April 30, 2015 UW System’s Ab Nicholas Scholarships are open to boys and girls participants or managers in their senior year basketball programs. Wisconsin resident; not participating in Division I, II, or III level in college. Based on need, academics & character. Renewable scholarship $5,000 a year for 2 year programs $10,000 year for 4 year UW programs. www.AbNicholasScholars.org April 30, 2015 NEW! Masquers Inc Scholarship is offered to Manitowoc County residents pursuing an undergrad or graduate degree in the performing arts. http://www.valders.k12.wi.us/HS_FILES/hsguidance/schforms/Masquers.docx NOW accepting 2014-15 applications. Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund honors Americans in our Armed Forces who have sacrificed life or limb defending our country by providing renewable educational scholarships for their children under age 26 at time of application and are a high school senior or currently enrolled as a full-time undergrad student. Students must be dependent son or daughter of a U.S. Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Guardsman, or Marine AND whose military parent meets one of the following: has become permanently disabled as a result of an operational mission or training accident; OR, has been KIA; OR, has been classified as MIA; OR, has been classified a POW. www.FAScholarship.com Rolling Deadline TIP Grants. To be considered for the TIP grant a student must meet two criteria. The majority of the dependent students who qualify have a parent contribution below $200 (EFC on the FAFSA) and are first generation. First generation means neither parent graduated from a four year college. See Mrs. Bruckner with questions or if you think you may qualify or need assistance. This grant is open until funds are exhausted. http://weop.dpi.wi.gov/weop_tipgrt FinAid.org: This award-winning site includes a comprehensive database of scholarships, student financial aid information, tools and advice including: Lessons Learned: Apply for every scholarship for which you are eligible, no matter how small (or how large). Every dollar you win in scholarships is a dollar less you have to borrow. Your chances of winning a small scholarship are greater than your chances of winning a more lucrative scholarship because they are less competitive. But winning several small scholarships can add up to big money. It also gives you practice for the bigger awards and provides you with credentials to add to subsequent applications. Essays can often be reused on multiple scholarship applications with slight tweaks, saving you a lot of time. Winning a scholarship is a mark of excellence, indicating that someone thought it worthwhile to invest their money in your future. Be thorough in searching for scholarships. Besides the free online scholarship matching services like FastWeb, ask every organization with which you are associated whether they offer scholarships. These include you and your parents’ employers, unions and fraternal organizations, religious organizations, ethnic groups, cultural organizations, volunteer groups, clubs, your local PTA and your high school. Ask local businesses, such as community banks, grocery stores, bowling alleys and any other business that is not part of a national chain, whether they sponsor scholarships for local students. The chamber of commerce might have information about local businesses that award scholarships. Also ask your high school guidance counselor and the financial aid administrators at nearby colleges about small local awards. Free Scholarship Search Engines –www.fastweb.com ; http://www.scholarshiplibrary.com/wiki/Search; http://www.scholarshiplibrary.com/wiki/Category:Wisconsin; http://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/collegescholarships/; http://www.studentscholarships.org/; http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/other.phtml Hint: Check the websites of the colleges you are applying to for their scholarship applications and deadlines!!! Many are SOON! Additional information for colleges, technical colleges, specialty schools, scholarships, FAFSA, ACT & financial aid are available at https://sites.google.com/site/valdershighstudentservices/ DO NOT SEND MONEY TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL AID. Fast Tip: Applying for financial aid should never cost more than a postage stamp! Bonus Tip: An upfront fee is not needed for scholarship or loan applications! If you have questions about financial aid, see the counselor. FAFSA HELP!!!!! College Goal is on Saturdays, February 7-28 & Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at various locations throughout the state, including UW Manitowoc February 25, 2015 6:00PM. Bring your tax forms and information and get help with the FAFSA. Info online for various locations UW Help Online http://www.uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/ If you do not have access to a computer at home and do not have study halls to access a school computer, feel free to see Student Services for assistance. Nondiscrimination Statement The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected under State or Federal law including, but not limited to, religion, race, national origin, sex, disability, age, color, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, physical, mental, emotional, or learning disabilities, or genetic information in its programs, activities, or employment.
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