Financial Aid Night Nov. 10th

Seniors and Parents/Guardians, please join us for Financial Aid Night Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the common area. A representative from Washburn University will be here to guide you through the process and provide tips.


Apply to Colleges by Nov. 1st

Reminder, November 1st is the 1st deadline to apply and be considered for scholarships. You can apply to as many colleges as you want, but it is strongly recommended that you apply to your first 2 or 3 choices to be entered in line for scholarship dollars.  Many colleges will still accept you after this time, there just may not be as many scholarships left to give.

Washuburn University

Garvey scholarship exam

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If you have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 3.25 and score well on the Garvey Scholarship exam, you could earn an annual scholarship of $500 to $2,000.  For you to take the exam, we must have your completed application for admission, including a $20 application fee, official high school transcripts, and official ACT scores.

2014 Garvey Exam dates:

  • Saturday, November 22 (Topeka)
  • Saturday, December 6 (Hays, Kansas City, and Wichita)
  • Wednesday, December 10 (Topeka)

Click HERE to register or create a new online account!

John Deer TECH – Open House

FSCC John Deere School hosts an open house


FSCC John Deere School hosts an open houseFort Scott Community College’s (FSCC) John Deere Technology Training Program will host open house on Thursday, Nov. 21st from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 22nd from 8-1p.m. at the FSCC John Deere Technology Center at 1029 S. Highway 69, in Frontenac.

“The open house event is a great way for people to find out everything they would like to know about the FSCC John Deere Tech Training Program,” said instructor Matt Brown.

FSCC John Deere Technology instructors, staff members and students will be available both days performing demonstration and answering questions about the program.

Anyone who plans to attend the FSCC John Deere Technology Open House event please contact Matt Brown at or call at 620-231-3843. Include the name (s), school and number of people attending in the email of phone message.

Horatio Alger Scholarship Program

To apply, go to:

Horatio Alger Kansas Scholarship Program

5 $7,000 Scholarships Awarded
Funded through the generosity of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation

The Horatio Alger Kansas Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in the State of Kansas who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity and who aspire to pursue higher education .


To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger Kansas Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in Kansas; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2015 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0
Be a resident of Kansas; and
Be a United States citizen
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Mediacom World Class Scholarship Program

To apply go to:

Just like most families, the Mediacom family believes in the importance of higher education. As a corporation with strong community
roots, we wanted to support, in some way, the higher education of our customers.
For this reason, we formed World Class – The Mediacom Scholarship Program to help graduating high school students with their
college expenses, such as tuition and books.
Through the World Class program, Mediacom awards $1,000 scholarships to winning applicants.
Scholarship Application Checklist
Before you send in your application materials, please make sure you have included the following:
o Completed application with your signature and
the signature of your school guidance counselor.
o A copy of your high school transcript.
o Your essay of about 500 words, typed and double spaced.
o The references of two educators from your school,
using pages 9 and 10 of this application.
o Mail all application materials postmarked on or before
February 15, 2015.
Retain a copy of the above documents for your records.
Incomplete packets will be rejected automatically.
The selection of scholarship recipients is based on:
Academic Achievement: demonstrated by high school
grade point average information (GPA) and class ranking.
Leadership: based on self-reliance, initiative and creative ability
in school and out, as reflected in the applicant’s personal essay.
Additional determining factors include:
• Participation in school activities.
• Honors received.
• References of two educators from the school.
• Participation in community activities.
Completed application materials should be postmarked on or before February 15, 2015,
and sent to:
World Class – The Mediacom Scholarship Program
3737 Westown Parkway, Suite 2A
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Questions may be sent to:
A PDF file of the application may be downloaded at
Eligibility requirements:
Children of directors, officers, employees or agents of Mediacom are not eligible.
Applicants must be legal residents of a community that is being served by Mediacom (see list on pages 6-8).
Scholarship awardees may attend any accredited two-yearor four-year college, university, technical or vocational school within the United States.
Applicants must intend to pursue a course of study at a
qualified post-secondary institution.
Applicants must be accepted by the qualified post-secondary
institution prior to actually receiving a scholarship.
Applicants must commence their post-secondary education or
training in the first academic year following their senior year of high school.
Applicants must be in their senior year of high school, must be high school graduates or persons who have achieved equivalent certification. If an applicant is awarded a scholarship while in his
or her senior year of high school and does not graduate at the end of his or her senior year, he or she is no longer eligible to receive a scholarship.
Students completing high school in fewer than the normal four years are eligible to apply.
Students entering a qualified post-secondary institution in the middle of their senior high school year are permitted to apply the following year.
All scholarships will be awarded without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation or social or economic status.Scholarships are not renewable.