The Bronco Connection - Lee`s Summit North High School

The Bronco Connection
March 11, 2015
The Bronco Connection is a weekly bulletin of information concerning colleges, financial aid, important test dates, scholarships and
general announcements published by the
Lee's Summit North Guidance and Counseling Center
[The Bronco Connection can also be found on the LSN Website]
**************************************** Did You Know?
YOUR LSN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
That the LSN Class of 2014 was offered and/or
STAFF IS HERETO HELP!
awarded over $9.5 million dollars in scholarships?
Our hours are M-F 7:15 am - 3:00 pm. You are
welcome to come by and make an appointment
to visit with your counselor to ask questions
about curriculum, scheduling, planning for
college or just about anything!
Mrs. Hutsell is down the hall a bit from the main
Guidance and Counseling Center in Room 1131.
She can help with college applications, official
and unofficial transcript requests and scholarship
information. You may also check with her to sign
up for the college representatives visits to LSN.
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GUIDANCE STAFF
ABRYANA WOOD A - D
[email protected]
ROBIN GRAY E - LA
[email protected]
LAURA HILLBRAND LE - R
[email protected]
SHELLEY MCCAIN S - Z
[email protected]
KARLA BARNHILL, REGISTRAR 986-3017
[email protected]
VALERIE MEUSCHKE, ADMIN. ASST. 986-3053 OR 986-3003
KATHY HUTSELL, ADMIN. ASST. 986-3051
Madison Cronley & Kelli Heineck, Student Assistants
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SPECIAL
EVENTS
WHO? UPS
WHAT? OBSERVATIONAL TOURS AND
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
WHO? YOU AND YOUR PARENTS
WHEN? MARCH 24,25,26,31
• Whether it's seeking employment, going to
college or both, UPS is an option for you!
• UPS offers weekly paychecks along with tuition
assistance up to $5,250 per year!
BRONCO TIME
"College 101" Sessions
for this semester:
Feb. 13 - Personal Values
Feb 20 - Developing your "Top 3" List
Feb 27 - Social Media: "Peek-A-Boo...I
See You"
March 13 - Campus Tours
April 10 - Junior Checklist: "The Last
Hoorah" (before summer)
These sessions are for Juniors, but
anyone is welcome! These sessions will
be held in LMC Lab 2147......
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For more information and/or to RSVP:
call 913-541-3740 or email: [email protected]
OR [email protected]
UMKC International Visit Day
This event sponsored by UMKC and hosted by
their International Student Affairs Office will
introduce interested students to the various
academic programs that UMKC has to offer
while giving them a glimpse of UMKC's campus
life and an opportunity to interact with representatives of the various student organizations on
campus. The student body at UMKC represents
82 nations as well as the United States.
This is a FREE event!
Friday, March 13, 2015
2:30 pm
UMKC Student Union
5100 Cherry Street, KCMO
To register: http://umkcday.eventbrite.com
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COLLEGE PLANNING
NIGHT!!!
FOR JUNIORS AND THEIR
PARENTS
TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH
6:30 PM
PAC
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Leadership in Practice
This program was developed over 19 years ago
by the Missouri Chamber Education Foundation to
engage Missouri high school students in hands on,
real world leadership training. This camp experience will be held Sunday, June 21 - Wednesday,
June 24, 2015 at Westminster College in Fulton,
Missouri. This program is for 9th graders who
will be sophomores in 2015-2016. Mrs. Hutsell
has more detailed information in her office,
including registration forms.
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
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Summer
is
Coming!!
And we are receiving lots
of information about seminars,
camps, summer scholar
programs, etc.
Check with Mrs. Hutsell
and look through all the
brochures and paperwork in the
Summer Opportunities
Drawer!!!
Audrey Walton Youth Leadership
Conference
This is a FREE conference on the MU-Columbia
campus and is open to students who are in the
10th & 11th grade this school year. The conference focuses on teaching youth about leadership,
higher education, and a healthy lifestyle. The
conference takes place this year July 16-18,
2015.
Mrs. Hutsell has more detailed information
and application forms in her office.
College Representative
Visits to LSN
KU Medical Center *****
Health Enrichment Institute
This is a six week summer residency
program at KU for graduating seniors
who have been accepted into college
and who are interested in a heath profession.
Applicants must be minority students.
If accepted to attend their program, a
generous stipend will be provided which
will cover room and board and the cost
of classes!!!!
SEE MRS. HUTSELL FOR MORE
DETAILS AND A
PAPER APPLICATION.
Many universities and colleges will send representatives to Lee's Summit North during the
school year. These meetings are a great opportunity for you to learn more about schools you
might be interested in attending.
Washburn Univ; March 12 @ 9:45 am
Avila University; March 24 @ 9:45 am
UMKC; March 25 @ 10:15 am
Iowa State; April 13 @ 8:45 am
Sign up with Mrs. Hutsell
DEADLINE IS MARCH 20, 2015
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2014-2015 LSN
ACT Prep Course
ACT PREP CLASS SCHEDULE
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WHAT: Intensive prep course designed to
prepare students for taking the ACT.
WHO: Any student who has not taken the ACT
and wants help preparing for the test. Any student
who HAS taken the ACT and wants help improving their overall score or specific subject test
scores.
Prep Course #5
Wed 4/8 2:45 pm - 7 pm
Thu 4/9 2:45 pm - 5 pm
Wed 4/15 2:45 pm - 5 pm
Thu 4/16 2:45 pm - 7 pm
ACT TEST DATE: SAT 4/18/2015
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WHEN: Prep Class dates are listed on the
following page. Pick the class that corresponds
with your test date, if possible. Attendance at all
listed sessions for each class is encouraged.
HOW: Contact Mrs. Meuschke in the Guidance
and Counseling Center to enroll in the prep class.
Email: [email protected]
or phone her 986-3053. There is no deadline to
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enroll in a prep course, but spots fill up fast.
ACT TEST DATES
COST: $35 for LSR7 students. $90 for out-ofTEST DATE DEADLINE
district students. Scholarships are available for
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ing Center for more information.
WHAT TO BRING?
• Calculator
• Pencils
• Highlighters
• Snacks/water bottle
• A watch
Additional content area sessions will be available for students to attend during Bronco
Time.
All courses will meet in Elliott Hall unless
otherwise noted. Signs may be posted the
night of the class if an alternate location is
needed. Enter the building through the NW
doors (off Douglas by Guidance Office.)
Bronco Connection
June 13,2015
May 8
LATE REGIS.
March 14-27
May 9-22
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ACT urges students to apply online for
the ACT test. We have an information
sheet and test prep booklets in the Guidance and Counseling Center.
Here is their website to register:
www.actstudent.org/start
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Scholarships
This is the place to look each week for
scholarship opportunities that we receive in the Guidance Office!
Here are some awesome websites that can be very
useful resources when finding scholarships:
www.collegeboard.org
Fastweb.com - compiles scholarships from
various organizations for students.
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-forcollege
www.inlikeme.com
www.collegesoup.com
• Quick reference guide on
Winning a Scholarship:
www.finaid.org/scholarships/
WinningaScholarship.pdf
• PowerPoint Presentation for Secrets to Winning a
Scholarship
www.finaid.org/questions/
20110419scholarshipsecrets.ppt
• Fastweb article about Top Ten Myths about
Scholarships
Glenda K. Dowler Memorial
Scholarship
CRITERIA:
• graduating senior
•participated in school activities, such as sports
as well as out-of-school activities such as work
and community service.
• must have a cumulative GPA BETWEEN 2.00
and 3.50.
• financial data form is required
Deadline: April 24, 2015
Lakewood Garden Club
Two $1,000 scholarships are offered to graduating seniors who plan to study Botany, Horticulture
or Ecology OR who plan to TEACH
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
Two letters of recommendation are required
Deadline: March 20, 2015
www.fastweb.com/financial-aid/articles/3291-topten-myths-about-scholarships
http://www.college-scholarships.com
FAFSA - Federal Application for Federal Student Aid - Grant, Loans, and Work Study $$. The
window to apply is January 1 - April 1 of senior
year, but you can go in early and create a pin # at
www.pin.ed.gov. Use the financial aid calculator
to see what type of aid the student may get.
Attend "Financial Aid Night" at LSN in midJanuary for more info. To officially apply, visit
www.fafsa.ed.gov
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Raytown-Lee's Summit Community
Credit Union Scholarship
These are $500 scholarships offered to graduating
seniors. A completed application and two letters
of recommendation are required. Mrs. Hutsell
has the paper applications in her office.
Deadline: March 30, 2015
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PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
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Prairie Township Rescue Unit
Scholarship
• applicant must reside within the boundaries of
one of the fire districts of Lake Lotawana, Lone
Jack or Prairie Township. Proof of residency is
required.
• a 3.00 or better GPA
• minimum ACT score of 18
Deadline: April 7, 2015
Missouri Bankers Foundation
Scholarship
Applicants must be graduating seniors who have
exhibited academic achievement and/or economic
need. Also, applicants must be planning to study
and major in a field related to banking.
See Mrs. Hutsell for an application.
Deadline: March 13, 2015
OMega Psi Phi Fraternity
Scholarship
Abott & Fenner Business
Consultants Scholarship
These scholarships are offered to graduating
MALE seniors who plan to attend college in the
fall. The applicant must have a GPA of at least
2.50 and participated in community service above
and beyond the basic graduation requirement of
10 hours.
These $1,000 scholarships are offered to
JUNIORS OR SENIORS in high school. To
apply for this scholarship, you need to write an
essay of 500 to 1000 on the following topic:
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Greater Kansas City School
Librarians' Education Scholarship
These $500 scholarships are offered to any
graduating senior in the Greater KC area. Applicants must have a 3.00 GPA and intend to enroll
in college to earn a degree in education and
pursue a career in teaching.
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
Deadline: April 6, 2015
Describe your educational career AND life
goals. Explain your plan for achieving these
goals. Include your degree/major, why you
selected it, and how this degree/major will help
you achieve your goals.
Submit your essay via email at:
[email protected]
The Student View Scholarship
• no minimum SAT/ACT score or GPA
• no essay required
• no lenthy application forms
• no application fees
All that is required is answering some survey
questions online about colleges in your area.Then
your name is submitted and a random drawing is
taken. Winners are announced May 2015:
www.student-view.com
Bronco Connection
Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
Lee's Summit CARES Scholarship
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LS Downtown Rotary Club
Scholarships
Applicants must:
• be a high school senior
• have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
• have at least 50 hours of community service
submitted to Guidance.
• be in good standing with their high school
(attendance, behavior and financially).
• adhere to the belief of Lee's Summit CARES of
no alcohol or drug use.
A 500 word essay is required on the topic:
"Describe three character traits you developed as
a high school student that you feel will benefit
you in the future?"
Deadline: March 13, 2015
VFW Jack Ray Post 5789
Scholarship
• must be a graduating senior
• must be a child, grandchild, or sibling of a
combat veteran
• must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
One winner will receive $1,000. Proof of
eligibility (DD-214) will be required before
award is paid out. Mrs. Hutsell has the paper
applications in her office.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
Kris Paper Legacy Scholarship
for Women
Scholarships for graduating female seniors
who intend to further their education at a 2year or 4-year college or technical school and
will be seeking a degree in a technology related field.
Award amount: minimum of $1,500.
$500 awards to a deserving senior who has
demonstrated a committment to community service, has at least a 3.00 GPA, a strong history of
work experience and/or volunteerism, good
attendance, some extra curricular activities and/or
leasdership experiences.
See Mrs. Hutsell for an application.
Deadline is: APRIL 6, 2015
Hazel Grove Elementary
Alumni Scholarship
Scholarships are offered to graduating seniors
who attended Hazel Grove Elementary. Other
requirements include:
• 2 letters of recommendation
• official high school transcript
• an original essay
Topic of essay: What advice would you give to
Hazel Grove Elementary students in order to
be successful?
Mrs. Hutsell has the paper applications in her
office.
Deadline: Thursday, April 2, 2015
Whiteman Spouses' Club Scholarship
Applicant must be a graduating senior who will
be attending college in the fall and MUST BE
THE DEPENDENT OF AN OFFICER OR
ENLISTED MILITARY MEMBER (active duty,
guard/reserve assigned to Whiteman AFB, POW/
MIA, retired, or deceased), residing in the local
area, and graduating from a high school within 50
miles of Whiteman AFB or a home-schooled
student. See Mrs. Hutsell for the paper application and more instructions.
Deadline: March 14, 2015
Deadline: April 15, 2015
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PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
Women Legislators of Missouri
Scholarship
LS Optimist Club Scholarship
This organization awards scholarships to graduating high school senior girls in Missouri. Eight
awards are given out, one from each Missouri
U.S. Congressional District.
The Lee's Summit Optimist Club will award one
$1,000 scholarship to a student at each of the
three LSR7 high schools. Consideration is based
upon the following weighted categories:
An essay is required (500 word limit) on the
topic: If you were a state legislator, what
would you hope to accomplish and why?
Financial Need - 60%
Grade point average - 15%
Involvement in school & community - 15%
Quality of person/character - 10%
Mrs. Hutsell has applications in her office.
Deadline to apply: March 19, 2015
Lee's Summit MSTA 2015
Scholarship
This scholarship is offered to a senior whose
parent is an active member of the LS-MSTA. A
one page essay explaining why you feel you
should be chosen to receive this scholarship &
your planned college major is required as well
as TWO teacher recommendations.
DEADLINE: March 27, 2015
Rita Kramer/Prairie View
Elementary Scholarship
Three (3) $500 scholarships will be awarded to
graduating seniors who attended Prairie View
Elementary. Awards are based on activities,
GPA, essay and 2 letters of recommendation. The
essay is over the following topic: What advice
would you give PVE kids to be successful in
middle school and high school?
See Mrs. Hutsell in Room 1131 for paper applications.
Deadline: March 25, 2015
Bronco Connection
There is an interview process with this award, if
more than 7-8 students apply, then a commitee in
the Guidance Office will decide which students
will interview with the Optimist committee.
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
E. Claud Shaffer Scholarship
This scholarship is sponsored by the Lee's Summit Rotary Club and is offered to ANY student
planning to attend Longview OR any MCC
campus next year (THIS INCLUDES A+ STUDENTS!!!) The Rotary will award a $1,000
scholarship to one boy and one girl from each of
the Lee's Summit R7 high schools. Even students
who plan to attend PART-TIME.
This is an amazing opportunity! See Mrs. Hutsell
for a paper application or download one from the
Rotary website:
www.lsrotary.org
DEADLINE: April 10, 2015
you are applying. Lee's Summit North Guidance Office
PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
AMERICAN LEGION
SCHOLARSHIPS
Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded each year to one boy
and one girl who have attended Boys State or
Girls State.
M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial
Scholarship
This award is available to a Missouri boy or girl
training to be a REGISTERED NURSE. Applicant
must be in the top 40% of their class or have a
"C" grade average.
Joseph J. Frank Scholarship
Applicants must have attended a full session of
Boys State or Girls State AND be the descendant
of a veteran. Must use the scholarship money as a
full time student in an accredited college or
university.
Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship
Applicants must be either a member of the
American Legion OR a DESCENDANT of a
member of the American Legion, the American
Legion Auxiliary or the Sons of The American
Legion.
Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship
- must be a descendant of a veteran who served
90 or more days of active duty in the armed
forces and having an honorable discharge.
- be a Missouri resident
- use the award as a full-time student at an
accredited college or university
- provide a copy of the discharge certificate for
the veteran on whose the application is made
- submit an essay of 500 words or less on the
subject:: In your opinion, what was the most
significant world event of 2013/2014?
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Jackson County Farm Bureau
Scholarship
• graduating seniors
• minimum of cumulative GPA 2.00
• scholarship money will be distributed to
your college/university directly.
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her
office.
Deadline: March 27, 2015
Hawthorn Bank Scholarship
Criteria:
• graduating senior
• cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
• planning to receive a degree in business or
finance
• no more than 4 discipolinary actions while in
high school (detentions, ISS, OSS)
• applications must be typewritten
Deadline: March 31, 2015
Delta Sigma Phi
Scholarship (Man of Achievement)
This Man of Achievement scholarship is available to any man who is a graduating senior and
plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia. However, to receive the scholarship a
student must NOT have joined ANOTHER
fraternity. He will receive it as a non-fraternity
member OR as a member of Delta Sigma Phi.
ALL OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
SCHOLARSHIPS ARE DUE APRIL 20, 2015.
SEE MRS. HUTSELL FOR COPIES OF THE
APPLICATIONS...
Mrs. Hutsell has the paper application in her
office.
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Deadline: April 30, 2015
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PLEASE NOTE: When a scholarship requires a transcript, PLEASE complete YOUR portion of
the application FIRST and then turn in ALL materials to Mrs. Hutsell in the Guidance Office.
Ed Wynn/SAFE Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for graduating seniors who have a
current GPA of 2.00 or higher AND are a dependant of an active public safety officer (this includes police officer, fire fighter or EMT/paramedic) employed in the the following counties:
Cass, Clay, Platte and Jackson.
See Mrs. Hutsell for the applications.
Deadline to apply: April 10, 2015
Centerpoint Medical Center
Medical Staff Scholarship
• applicants must be a dependent of an
employee of Centerpoint Medical Center.
• planning to enter the field of study related to
human healthcare, ie. nursing, pharmacy, radiology, etc.
• Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.50
• provide a list community service activities
• a phone or personal interview may be required
to demonstrate communication skills.
Scholarship amount: $1,000
Mrs. Hutsell has paper applications in her office.
Deadline: June 1, 2015
Bronco Connection
The following scholarship is sponsored by the
Greater Kansas City Community Foundation.
And, is submitted online. Here is their website:
www.gkccf.org/scholarships
Epps Scholarship Fund
Applicants must be graduating seniors who plan
to attend a four-year university and then go on to
LAW SCHOOL. Each scholarship will be a
minimum of $2,000 annually paid out in two
equal installments. This is not a renewable
scholarship. Applications are taken online:
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Underwood Elementary Scholarship
These scholarships are for graduating seniors who
attended Underwood Elementary. Community
Service hours are given priority when evaluating
these applications; a cumulative GPA of at least a
3.00 is also required as well as an essay on the
topic: "We receive more than we give when
we volunteer".
See Mrs. Hutsell for an application.
Deadline: April 1, 2015
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LEE'S SUMMIT COUNCIL OF PTA'S
SCHOLARSHIP
Six scholarships of $500 each will be given out
this year: 2 to each high school. An essay is
required as well as some questions regarding
financial need.
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
LSNEA Stansberry Scholarship
These scholarships are offered to
graduating seniors who are planning to
enter the education profession and/ or
are the child of a current member of
LSNEA.
The award is based on academic ability, character, and financial considerations.
Deadline: March 23, 2015
FOUR letters of recommendation are required as
well as an UNOFFICIAL transcript and a completed application form.
ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY
SCHOLARSHIPS
Mrs. Hutsell has the forms in her office.
DEADLINE: APRIL 13, 2015
Eligibility Requirements:
• Male or female African-American graduating
high school senior
• GPA of 2.50 or above after the first semester of
your senior year.
• be a citizen of the United States
• plan to attend a four-year college or university
in the fall of 2015
Application Requirements:
• autobiographical paragraph introducing yoursel
to the community
• an essay addressing the following question:
"What are the pros and cons of President
Obama reinstating travel and trade with
Cuba?"
• official high school transcript
• two letters of recommendation
• resume of activities
• letter of acceptance from a four-year college or
university (must be on their letterhead)
• a personal photo
Mrs. Hutsell has the applications in her office.
Deadline: April 11, 2015
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Lee's Summit North Music Parents
Scholarship
Eligibility Requirements:
• graduating senior planning to attend a college
or university to obtain a bachelor's degree in
MUSIC.
• minimum GPA of 3.00
• applicant must have completed at least two
(2) years of music courses, with at least one
year of music courses completed during his or
her senior year in symphonic band, symphony
orchestra, and/or concert choir.
• a minimum ot two letters of recommendation
are required including one from a LSNHS
music staff member.
See Mrs. Hutsell for the applications.
DEADLINE: APRIL 14, 2015
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