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Heer Law Entrepreneurship Scholarship ($2,000)
At Heer Law, we know students have great entrepreneurial ideas. We also know that many startup businesses start by bootstrapping whereby the initial funding comes from the founder's personal funds. For young entrepreneurs, a lack of personal funds combined with educational costs can seriously stall the progress they make in moving their business ideas forward.
Deadline: 12/31/19 More information & apply

Accounting/Finance Scholarship Opportunities
We’re reaching out to let you know that Surgent CPA Review has two scholarship opportunities for hardworking students currently studying accounting and finance at an accredited college or university. The two winners chosen will receive $1,000 and $500 for first place and runner up, respectively.
https://www.surgent.com/college-scholarship/
https://www.surgentcpareview.com/college-scholarship/
Deadline: 11/15/19

Washington University - We want to get to know your students!
Interested in Washington University?  Check out this.

Funds still available! Scholarship for students with ACT of 28+ and EFC under $12000
CURRENT seniors just now graduating.  Scholarships STILL available.

Summer Fridays at UChicago
Summer events at the University of Chicago - one of the best schools in the world!

Upcoming Jefferson College Events
Jefferson College Registration and Summer Camp information
Registration - Boys Soccer Camp - Girls Soccer Camp - Women's Soccer ID Camp

Wash U - Join Us for On-Campus School Theme Days
These are terrific opportunities at Washington University. Sign up quickly as space is limited. 

McKendree University: Sport Management Majors go Pro
This is neat 

[Growing Youth Entrepreneurship] QØ Scholarships + Tuition Awards Available.
Summer opportunity in the business field. 

Missouri Tour Guide Scholarship
At The Zebra, we know better than most just what a pain buying car insurance can be. We also know that students suffer from higher-than-average policy rates. Talk about a double-whammy. That’s why, this year, we’ve decided to continue The Zebra’s annual scholarship with the goal of helping to alleviate the financial pressures of college-bound students in the Missouri area, while also getting an insider view of the Show Me State.
Deadline: 12/31/19 recurring annually More information & apply

Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC) Information
Regarding Air Force ROTC See the Flyer - Contact form

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The St. Pius X College Placement Office helps students and parents understand the complexities of the college admissions process. I work one-on-one with each student to assess their academic and personal needs, leading to an appropriate selection of institutions at which to apply.

Mr. Marty Zielonko

mzielonko@stpius.com

Education:

 

 

A member of the St. Pius X community since 1977.

(636) 931-7487, ext. 142

B.A. Benedictine College

M.A. Southeast MO State University


Visiting Colleges & Universities 

  • Over 54 colleges, universities, technical and military schools visit St. Pius X High School annually

  • The 693 Program: 6 class wide college tours to 9 colleges and universities in a student’s first 3 years of high school

  • Family college visits

  • College events calendar - list all upcoming college visits to St. Pius, open houses, visiting opportunities, and more

I cannot emphasize enough personally visiting colleges early and often. Car trips to and from campuses are great times to process what the College Search Process is all about. It is time and money very well spent. Making the right college choice based on experiencing the place and investigating its programs and having other schools to compare it against help lead to a sound educational choice with lifelong consequences!


College Credits and the College Search Process

St. Pius X High School offers college credit courses through St. Louis University and University of Missouri St. Louis. 

The result of taking College Credit classes and earning CC credits could include three possibilities:

  1. The college accepts the college credits as a direct replacement.

  2. The college accepts the credits but applies them to the general education credit requirements of the college.

  3. The college does not accept any college credits taken in high school or caps the number taken.


The advantages of numbers 1 and 2 include the student entering college with a higher class status. This allows for a higher piority status when enrolling for the courses that semester and every semester afterwards. The same thing applies to choosing student housing each year.

Another overlooked advantage is when a student is faced with a particularly tough semester schedule he or she may choose to take one less class this semester. Another advantage is in becoming eligible sooner for internships and study abroad.

There is always risk involved. As stated in number 3, college credits may not transfer at all. Colleges are constantly changing their policies regarding college credit transfers. When making your college selection, be sure to know the college's policy regarding college credit transfers. It may sway your final decision.