Vantage West is offering a $1,500 scholarship to 2013 graduates from high schools in Vail. Get the full application and apply today!
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The Vail School District invites middle school and high school students (and their parents)…to a Vail Digital Learning Program Open House.
- DATE: Tuesday, February 1st
- TIME: 5:30-7:30pm
- LOCATION: Vail Academy & High School
- AGENDA: food, raffles, tour
- FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call 520-879-1908 or go to vailonline.org.
Come and discover how the Vail Digital Learning Program has provided educational choices to hundreds of families.
High School Seniors: Congrats! You’re almost there! This is your last year, your opportunity to shine…before you head off for college, travel, and/or entrepreneurship.
For those of you planning to attend a college or university (either local or national), NOW is the time to get organized and apply for scholarships. You can go to college for free (or almost for free) if you work hard in the classroom & beyond.
Following is a short list of upcoming scholarship deadlines. Pick the ones that are relevant to you and apply!
- Wendy’s High School Heisman Program. Must have “B” average and play at least 1 sport. Deadline: Oct. 3.
- United States Senate Youth Program. Must be currently serving in an elected capacity in a student organization. Deadline: Oct. 15.
- Flinn Scholars. Must have a 3.5 minimum GPA and rank in the top 5% of class. Deadline: Mid-October.
- Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Must have a 3.0 minimum GPA. Deadline: Oct. 31.
- Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Contest. Open to students, grades 9-12. Deadline: Nov. 1.
- Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Must have volunteered in the past year. Deadline: Nov. 1.
For more information about scholarships or assistance with completing applications, please make an appointment with a counselor at your high school.
Ahhh…Summer: the time to kick back, relax with friends, and do nothing. Right?
Well, it CAN be that.
OR – it can be an awesome opportunity to get ahead with the scholarship-search process.
If you’re a high school junior or senior, now is the time to start thinking about how you will fund your college education. Whether you want to attend the U of A, Harvard, Duke, San Diego State, or your local community college…scholarships will help you get where you want to be.
Here are 3 things you should be doing to get yourself ready to apply for scholarships this schoolyear (most scholarship deadlines fall in Oct/Nov or Mar/Apr…):
1. Volunteer. The majority of scholarship applications ask questions about your philanthropic endeavors. The judges want to know how you have been contributing to the world and making a positive imprint in your community.
Summer is the ideal time to do exactly that. Stop in at a nursing home, children’s hospital, homeless shelter, or library in your neighborhood – and ask if they need volunteers. Or start your own non-profit to support a cause close to your heart. If you’d like to serve alongside your peers, consider signing up for weekly projects with the Youth Volunteer Corps (click on “Youth Programs”).
2. Travel or Learn something new. Scholarships can be highly competitive as students from across the country send in their resumes and essays. One way to make your application stand out is for you to stand out as a person. Don’t spend your summer playing video games and going to the movies. Do something different.
Ideas? Take a pottery class. Learn how to play guitar. Hike the Grand Canyon. Go on a cross-country trip with your church or an educational organization. Etc.
3. Think ahead (and get organized). Even though most scholarship deadlines are currently closed, now is the perfect time to research what scholarships you want to apply for. Check out books about scholarships at the library. Make a list of the scholarships that you qualify for. Plot out the dates on a big wall calendar and set your game plan. Having the research complete before tests and team sports start anew will help ensure that you actually have the time to enter.
Most of all, remember you can’t win if you don’t apply.
Best wishes with your scholarship search adventure!