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FAFSA REMINDER
 
In case you need more assistance with financial aid planning or have questions about the process.  Please see the attached flyer.  You will need to reserve a spot by calling 1-800-942-4454 or  go to https://MyLocalWorkshopUSA.eventbrite.com
 
There will be one workshop on October 24th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at  9315 N Nevada St., Spokane 
and another on October 26th from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Ferris High School Library.  Both are free of charge! 
 
Sincerely, 
Lori Wilbanks
Counselor
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1) The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application opens OCTOBER 1st this year!
That means if your student will be attending any post-secondary institutions in 2017, you should fill this out.
The closer you can fill it out to Oct. 1st, the better chance you have of getting aid if you qualify.
Here is the website: https://fafsa.ed.gov/

2) Even if you think your income level will be too high, many institutions
REQUIRE the FAFSA. It never hurts to fill it out, as your circumstances can change.

3) In order to submit the FAFSA, you must first create an "FSA ID." There are no longer pin numbers,
so everyone must create an ID this year. Both student and parent need an FSA ID.
You can go to fsaid.ed.gov to start the process now.

4) If you have questions or get "stuck" on the FAFSA, feel free to call any local institution's financial
aid departments (i.e., SFCC, EWU, Gonzaga, etc.). They should be able to answer general questions
even if you don't intend to apply there. You can also call FAFSA directly at 1-800-4FED-AID
(1-800-433-3243).

• 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA
http://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-things-before-fafsa/

• 7 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
http://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-steps-filling-out-fafsa/

• 11 Common FAFSA Mistakes
http://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/11-common-fafsa-mistakes/

Common Questions about Filing the FAFSA
http://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/fafsa/. This guide answers the most common questions that students
have about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Topics include eligibility, special cases, what you need to actually apply, and questions to expect.
 
 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS 2017-2018
 
National Honor Society Scholarship
The application for the NHS Scholarship Program is administered online by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS). The deadline to complete
and submit the student portion of the application if January 20, 2018
 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

All NHS members also have access to NHS Scholar Dollars, a scholarship search tool powered by College Board. This tool expedites the scholarship search process, offering filtered results based on the four pillars of NHS: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Use the tool at www.nhs.us/scholardollars.

Link to NHS Scholar Dollars

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T-2-4 Scholarship 
We hope your student(s) enjoyed the T-2-4 college circuit that was in our building last Thursday.  For those juniors and seniors that participated, please find a link below to a survey and scholarship application.  Once you have completed the survey, it should take you to the scholarship application. The T-2-4 committee would like to award this to one student entering each pathway (i.e., attending technical school, 2-year college or 4-year college, after graduation).
 
 
 
Please let me know if you have any questions,
Lori Wilbanks
Senior Counselor
565-3274
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Parentinn's Scholarship 2016 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, we decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year.
 
In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.
 
Award: $1250 for High School students.
 
Deadline: Feb 28th, 18 - We run this scholarship annually.
 
Please check our scholarship page for more information.
 
Link to our Scholarship pagehttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship
  
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DomCop Scholarship Program

Who can apply: This program is open to all University, College, and High school students who are currently enrolled in an educational program.

Amount of award: $1,000.

Direct link of scholarship page: https://www.domcop.com/scholarship/

Deadline : November 1st, 2017  
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How to Apply for the AED Superstore $1000 College Scholarship

scholarship.jpgAED Superstore is a nationwide distributor of automated external defibrillators and related accessories dedicated to increasing awareness and education around CPR and AEDs. AED Superstore is located in northern Wisconsin and operates under Allied 100, LLC. AED Superstore is offering a bi-annual scholarship of $1,000 to eligible students.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring out of hospital claims over 326,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. Here are six other facts about SCA and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) you might not be aware of:

  1. SCA can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of age, race, or gender.
  2. SCA affects roughly 16 people under the age of 18 every day.
  3. Only 1 out of 10 people who have SCA outside of a hospital survive.
  4. The survival rate for SCA victims decays by 10% for every minute without proper
    defibrillation; after 10 minutes, survival is negligible.
  5. AEDs have voice prompts and will talk the rescuer through every step.
  6. Under Good Samaritan Laws, voluntary rescuers are legally protected when aiding those in sudden cardiac arrest distress.

Select one of these six facts you were previously unaware of (and maybe shocked you!) or you wished more people knew about (if you already knew about all of these facts) and submit either a short essay or video which answers the following prompt:

For your chosen fact, address each of the following points:

  • Tell us which fact you’re choosing, starting with “I didn’t know that…” or “I wish more people knew…”
  • Recount your reaction to learning the fact
  • Give us an example of how you might spread awareness at your school or in your community (and please be more creative than making posters)

Guidelines:

  • Submissions may be written or in video format. Written submissions must be kept under 500 words and videos must be under 3 minutes.
  • If sending by email, make sure to use the following document naming format: LastName_FirstName_Fact#
  • The deadline for all submissions is November 30, 2017. The next submission deadline will be May 31, 2018.
  • To submit your essay or video, please submit our Scholarship Application Form. You can also email an attachment to scholarship@aedsuperstore.com with your name and the name of the college you’re attending. If you are unsure of which college you might be attending, please indicate this with TBD.
  • Winner will be selected and notified by January 1, 2018. We have reviewed all of the submissions received during our last scholarship period (which ended May 31, 2017) and our winner has been announced: read about our last winner here!

To be eligible, you must be a legal resident of the U.S. You must be either a college-bound high school senior or a student currently enrolled in an accredited university.

Please be aware that by submitting an essay or video, you are granting AED Superstore an unlimited license to use your submission in whole or in part as we see fit, and relinquishing any copyright to your submission. If you do not agree with this, do not apply for the AED Superstore Scholarship.

Scholarship checks will be made co-payable to the selected student and the university of his/her choice unless otherwise noted.