FAFSA Time

Just a reminder, be sure to have your  parents complete thier taxes as soon as possible, so that together you can complete your FAFSA Form.

Also, the Kansas Board of Regents has created a facebook page to help in the process. On Facebook search for: KASFAA FAFSA Completion

WE The People Scholarship

Due: February 28th, 2016
Website: http://wethepeopleburlingameks.org/index.html

Overview

The “We the People” Scholarship is designed to help students earn funds for college (or other secondary school) by writing an essay about the US Constitution.

The scholarship is funded by private donations and administered by the Burlingame Historical Preservation Society (BHPS). Winners will be asked to make two presentations in the year following their award—at least one to the BHPS board.

Eligibility

Any Junior or Senior in good standing at Burlingame High School, Burlingame, KS.

Awards

The first place essay winner will receive $2,000. The second place essay winner will receive $1,000.

KU Scholarship Opportunities and Updates

For more information go to: http://affordability.ku.edu/

KU’s Exclusive Pell Advantage
Incoming Kansas freshmen could be eligible to receive the Pell Advantage, which covers tuition and campus fees for 15 credit hours every semester for four years exclusively at the University of Kansas. Students must be eligible for a federal Pell Grant, have at least a 3.25 GPA and a 22 ACT, and have to be admitted and have submitted the FAFSA by March 1. Even if a student hasn’t applied yet there is still time- the priority date for admission consideration is Feb. 1. If you have any students who are an academic fit for KU but haven’t applied because of cost, please encourage their application.

Hixson Opportunity Award Deadline Feb. 1
Also for Kansas seniors, the four year Hixson Opportunity Award is for students who don’t think they could afford a college education or have other personal obstacles in their background. This requires a separate application and it is due Feb. 1.

MSP Deadline soon
KU’s Multicultural Scholars Program provides both scholarships and academic guidance for multicultural scholars to excel educationally and reach their educational goals. The application deadline is Feb. 1.

Admitted Senior Jayhawk Days
Admitted Senior Jayhawk Days are designed to give students all the information they need to choose KU. Any student who has been admitted to KU is welcome to attend. This campus experience helps the student learn more about KU and includes a free lunch! We’ll even customize the visit with academic appointments upon request. Visit days fill up fast- early registration is encouraged.

Junior Days
Designed to help high school juniors prepare for college, a Junior Day is a large-group overview of what KU offers. Activities include an academic fair to explore interests, discovering some of KU’s deepest traditions in the Booth Family Hall of Athletics and touring campus and a residence hall with a current student. A nominal fee covers parking, lunch, and a t-shirt. These start next month and registration is required.

Jayhawk Days
Students visiting during a Jayhawk Day do much more than tour campus and the residence halls. The visit also includes an explanation of admission requirements, scholarships and financial aid, an overview of KU’s top-ranked academic programs, and the opportunity to visit with a faculty member or academic advisor. Have your students reserve their spot early for this popular half or full day event.

Destination KU
A free event for admitted multicultural and first-generation students and their parents to help navigate their enrollment at KU. Students will get help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), find out about KU’s student services and student employment, explore majors and careers, and more. This year’s event is Feb.19 and registration is now open.

KACRAO Scholarship Opportunity

To apply go to: https://kacrao.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_208580

To be eligible for consideration for these scholarships, students must:
♦ Be in their senior year at a Kansas high school

♦ Have a cumulative seventh semester GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale

♦ Have a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or an SAT-I combined score of 1020

♦ Submit a complete application by March 1, 2016

♦ Provide evidence of leadership experience

Please encourage your students to apply by viewing the KACRAO website