Seniors

  • 2020 Local Scholarships / Final Transcript / Scholarships Offered Information

     
    1.  Local scholarship applications will be available after spring break.  Details will be given through senior English classes.

    Xello Student Login: Please click here.  Xello is an Internet­ based career exploration and planning tool used by students to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Xello can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever students have access to the internet.

     

    Senior Year Planning Guide - This will be used with your PowerHour to look at steps you can be taking at this point in your high school career to prepare for your post-secondary life.

     

    ACT Website      

    ACT National Test Dates  EHS School Code: 170970  EHS Test Site Code: 198020

    FAFSA Website

    Selective Service Website  All male citizens of the U.S. ages 18-25 must register.

    **NCAA Initial Eligibility Center - (Formerly the NCAA Clearinghouse) All prospective student-athletes intending to enroll in an NCAA Division I or II institution must apply here.

    **NAIA Freshmen Eligibility Guidelines - prospective student athletes should see this site.

    The Common Application - A college application that can be submitted to over 300 member colleges.  Fill out one application and use it multiple times.  Member colleges listed on Web site.

     

    College Visits

    Scheduling Campus Visits -  Seniors are allowed two school days during the year to visit a college campus.  Pick up a form in the career center (or print using the link below) and return to Mr. Misse at least two days prior to your visit.

     

    • Senior Questionnaire Counseling staff will meet with each senior individually at least once each semester. Information you provide in this questionnaire will be used to guide you in your post-graduation plans
    • Letter to Parents / Class of 2020
    • Transcript Request Form. Current EHS students can complete this form if you need your EHS transcript sent to a college or training program.  EHS Alumni should use the Transcript Request Form in Alumni tools
    • College Day Request Form. Each senior is allowed 2 college visit days.  The specifics of requesting and taking a college day are outlined in the EHS student handbook.  College Days must be approved at least 48 hours before a college day is to be taken.
    • All seniors planning to attend college in the fall should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) starting in October of their senior year in high school. Most colleges require this form to be completed even if you don't intend to accept financial aid.
    • 18-19 Senior Scheduling Form This enrollment form will be completed in the spring semester of a student's junior year.
    • College comparison tool. Use this tool to evaluate the pros and cons of the colleges and universities you are considering.

     

    Scholarship Information:   Each year, many dollars are given to students in the form of scholarships.  Some of these scholarships are given directly through universities, many of which have deadlines as early as November 1st.  Check the university's web site to find out early scholarship deadlines for universities in which you are interested.  Also, each spring during the month of March, students can complete the EHS Local Scholarship Application to compete for local scholarships. 

     

    SCHOLARSHIPS:  New for the 2019-20 School Year

    • Fastweb - Scholarships for 2020 Web page with links to a variety of different scholarship opportunities.  Click here for more information.
    • StudentScholarships.org  Searchable scholarship database:  Go to StudentScholarships.org to search for potential scholarships.  Deadlines and awards will vary.  
    • Varsity Tutors Scholarship Contest Description - monthly $1,000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a monthly prompt. Entries are reviewed by Varsity Tutors at the end of the month and one winner is subsequently chosen to receive the $1,000 college scholarship. Interested students can enter the contest here.
    • McPherson College - offering ten (10) $25,000 scholarships to students enrolling in their new enhanced Health Science program beginning fall 2020.  The new program is focused on creating health-related career pathways for students while engaging them in the community through a partnership with McPherson Hospital.  Students interested in working in the health care field who do not want to become a doctor or nurse are encouraged to apply.  Please use the following link:  Scholarship Inquiry.
    • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) scholarships -  A variety of a national scholarships are offered through the DAR.  Please use this link to visit their website for more information and to get links to specifiic scholarship applications.  The deadline to apply for all scholarships is February 15, 2020.
    • LMH Health Volunteers Scholarship - This scholarship is for a high school senior from Douglas County that will be pursuing a career in health care.  The $1000 scholarship is renewable for a maximum of 4 years.  For more details and a copy of the application, please click here.  Deadline to apply is February 17, 2020.
    • Teen Drive 365 Video Challenge.  Create a video designed to stop distracted driving and you could win up to $15,000.  Please use this link for contest rules and entry.  Deadline for submission is February 26, 2020.
    • Olathe Health / Healthcare Careers Scholarship - This scholarship is for seniors that plan to enroll next fall in a minimum of 12 hours that is pursuing a major in the medical field or healthcare administration.  Please click here for a description of criteria and an application.  Completed applications need to be turned in to Mrs. Abel in the Career Center.  Deadline to apply is February 28, 2020.
    • Kansas Masonic Foundation - Variety of scholarships are available for students planning to attend public institutions in the state of Kansas.  Please click here to visit their website for more information.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
    • 2020 KACRAO Scholarship - Four $500 awards are available, which may be used at KACRAO member institutions (one per school type: four-year public, four-year private, community college, and technical college). The awards are not need-based and may be used in conjunction with other awards.  This scholarship is open to seniors with a 3.25 GPA that will be attending a KACRAO school (in Kansas) for the Fall 2020 semester.  Please use this link for more information and to apply.  Deadline to apply is March 15, 2020.
    • Kansas Crime Stoppers - Offering a one time $500.00 scholarship.  Please click here for an application and additional information.  Deadline to apply is March 16, 2020.
    • The Office of the State Bank Commissioner, the Kansas Insurance Department, and its division, the Office of the Kansas Securities Commissioner are sponsoring an essay contest to award up to five scholarships to Kansas high school seniors who, through school course, independent study, and personal experience, have gained an understanding of money management and can demonstrate that knowledge and the importance it will have in their future.  Additional information and entry form are available at this link.  Deadline to apply is April 1, 2020.
    • American College Foundation -Visionary Scholarship Program:  All high school students are eligible.  Multiple winners are selected with awards ranging from $1000 to $5000.  Pleas use this link to apply by May 1, 2020

     

    ***Below are some useful Web sites to help get your scholarship search underway.  As a general rule, you should not send money to apply for a scholarship.  If you feel like something isn't quite right, feel free to discuss the scholarship application with Mr. Misse or Mrs. Abel in the Career Center. 

     

    Scholarship Search Sites/Financial Aid Resources:

    • Fastweb  Free database of private-sector scholarships.
    • Cappex - College search and scholarships.
    • My College Money Plan - Financial Literacy for College Success.  This is a free course to help students a) Choose a College they can afford  b) Survive Financially in College  c) Manage student debt after college.
    • Midwest Student Exchange Program.  An easy way to save money on out-of state tuition costs.  Reduced Tuition Rates.  Information online and in the Career Center.