2021 Local Scholarships / Final Transcript / Scholarships Offered Information
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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 or Miss Lazzo 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.
- 20-21 Senior Scheduling Form This enrollment form will be completed in the spring semester of a student's junior year.
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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 2020-21 School Year
- Fastweb - Scholarships for 2020-21 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.
- 2020 State Masonic Public School Essay Contest - Deadline to submit to your local lodge (DeSoto Lodge #40) is November 1, 2020. Please use this link to get access to the electronic brochure.
- Kansas City Associated Equipement Distributors - Scholarship for students with an interest in pursuing a post-secondary education in the areas of Heavy Equipment and Diesel Engine Repair as a career. Please visit the website and look under the "Products & Service" tab for scholarship materials. Deadline to apply is February 1, 2021.
- Olathe Healthcare Health Career Scholarship - This scholarship is open to graduating seniors at area high schools that plan to enter the healthcare field. Please view the flier and application for additional information. The deadline to apply is February 26, 2021.
- Elizabeth Miller Watkins Memorial Scholarship - This $4000 renewable scholarship is open to female identifying students admitted or attending the University of Kansas. To apply, students will need to visit the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation to complete a general application and to further be matched with the EMWMS application. A few short essasys in addition to academic and financial information is required. The application period is December 7, 2020, through March 1, 2021.
- PB & J Scholarship - This $500 - $1000 scholarship is open to high school seniors attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the U.S. For students that have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (High GPA is not needed to qualify. Please use this link to get more information and to apply. Priority deadline is December 31, 2020 with a final deadline of May 31, 2021.
- 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.
- 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, 2021.
- Balanced Man Scholarship. Sigma Phi Epsilon is offering the Balanced Man Scholarship at over 140 universities to student leaders this year! This is a great opportunity for students entering college in fall 2020. Please use this link to see if a scholarship is available at the school of your choice. Deadlines vary by school.
***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.