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Articles, links, and important information for all


Women in the Industry
Attention all Ladies in Piusville:  Take a look and come to see maz and chat. 

Mizzou Medical Explorations Summer Workshop
For current sophomores and juniors interested in the medical field. This is neat.

More information & apply 

Summer opportunity - The Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge for high school seniors and juniors
TURC offers talented undergraduate students:The opportunity to conduct significant scholarly research, working side-by-side with faculty mentors, Challenging coursework, including graduate-level classes, & Opportunities for innovative service to the community

More information & apply

A new kind of Medical School. Note too how it is being funded.
Kaiser Permanente's new medical school will waive tuition for its first 5 classes

Joyce Ivy Foundation - Scholarship Application Due in 2 Weeks!
Opportunity for St. Pius Ladies only....

William Pablo Feraldo Memorial Foundation Scholarship 
Senior guys only scholarship attending a four year university or college next year. This is not for those going the community college route. The annual William Pablo Feraldo Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program allow St. Pius to nominate three senior guys for this scholarship.  You must have a demonstrated financial need and they will make you prove this in the application. The awards range from $2,000 - $5,000 and are renewable! 

Deadline: 3/25/19 - Do not send it in as I have to do something on it too.

STLCC: Upcoming Campus Preview Days
Open House Preview Days at the four St. Louis Community College locations. Juniors:  These are really for you!

St. Louis Chapter of the Association of the United States Army Scholarship ($1,000 - $3,000)
The Gateway Chapter (St. Louis) of the Association of the United States Army is happy to announce its annual scholarship program. Here is the scholarship cover letter together with the application in fillable .pdf. The application will soon be accessible at our website: http://www.gatewayausa.org/. Please note that this is not a military scholarship.

Deadline 3/12/19

St. Louis STEM College and Career Fair
Good college fair especially for STEM - Sunday 3/4/19 1-4PM

National Guard recruiter and Pius grad Patrick Cullen to visit Feb. 19
Patrick has made himself a very successful career in the military. Could this be your path? Same day as Columbia College and Pius grad Ben Overberg and Jefferson College and non St. Pius grad Kaycie........ But!  The next day is Pius grad Sammi Meyer representing Mineral Area College where she played volleyball after playing for St. Pius on our State Champion teams. 

UMSL/Washington University Joint Engineering Program
UMSL/Washington University Joint Engineering Program Information Night. This is a great program especially as you get a diploma from both schools but pay the UMSL prices!

Whoo Hoo! SCAD rep to VISIT Feb. 25th. Savannah College of Art and Design
-Whoo Hoo!  This makes my day and could make yours too. SCAD does not visit every year or even every school. This is a college rep coup! 

-SCAD is a very different kind of college.  VERY reputable. VERY out of the box programs and majors. NOT JUST ART. Students from SCAD go on to work at Disney and APPLE and Netflix and major corporations. Engineers, design, architecture, graphic arts, advertizing, all medias, etc. 
-I visited the one in Savannah, Georgia last summer.  There is also an Atlanta SCAD with different programs. Come see me about it.  I cannot do it justice in an email. 

College Covered - New for 2019, students can get a $5,000 scholarship!
Regarding financing college

Early Bird Deadline is Almost Here!
Washington University summer programs deadline approaching.  May get app fee waived!

Creighton Implements Test-Optional Policy
Creighton is going test optional!  Whoo Hoo!

Creighton University’s application review process reflects our values as a Catholic, Jesuit institution. As such, we maintain and value a holistic review of all submitted application materials. We believe the full evaluation of a high school record is the best way to demonstrate...read more

Scholarship Central - Scholarships Available
New scholarship source especially  for you car junkies.

Very big STEM College and Career Fair
Sunday, March 10, 1-4 pm, St. Louis University Simon Recreation Center

Register at www.gotomystemfair.com.  You can also share your contact information with your selected colleges at this site. I strongly advise you to go in with a plan to see 5-7 schools.  Otherwise you will just wander around. 

The University of Chicago: Summer's Hot Spot
Summer opportunities a the University of Chicago - one of the most prestigious campuses in the world. More information here.

2019 Shelving, Inc. Business Process Management Scholarship
We’re excited to let you know that Shelving, Inc. has renewed their Business Process Management Scholarship for the 2019-20 school year! This scholarship offers three students (either currently attending school or set to begin attending in the fall) the opportunity to win three prizes ranging from $1,000 to $1,500 to be used towards their education.
---All students have to do to enter is submit an answer to the included essay questions alongside a copy of their current transcript. Further information and details can be found here: http://www.shelving.com/Shelving-com-Business-Scholarship-Application-s/2053.htm
Deadline 7/21/19

QuestBridge is reaching out to Juniors at Saint Pius X High School - College Prep Scholars Progranm
If you are a high achieving junior from a lower income family look at this and then see Maz ASAP. Questbridge is an amazing program. By lower income I am talking about $60,000 or under for a family of four. High achievers is about at 3.7 and up GOA and an upper 20s into the 30s for the ACT. 

Scholarships! Scholarships everywhere!
Jefferson College Bound students.  Scholarship info. 

2018 STEM Scholarship Opportunity ($1,000 winner, 2 $250 runner ups)
Payment processing is already driven and enabled by technology. Successful execution in the future of payments requires educated minds that focus on both business goals and cutting-edge innovation. As an industry leader, BluePay is continuing our support of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.
Deadline: 8/16/19 More information & apply

Bill of Rights Institute - We the Students Essay Contest{$5,000 first prize)
The deadline for our We the Students Essay Contest is less than a month away so please remind your students to submit their essays as soon as possible.
-We don’t want you to miss out on an opportunity to win one of fifteen scholarships including a $5,000 First Prize.
-We are especially excited about this year’s contest because we are asking students to personalize their essays by telling us what citizenship looks like in their communities in 21st century America.
Deadline: 2/14/19 Please visit the website for the full list of rules and regulations and the application portal.

Western Illinois University - Summer Camps
Summer Opportunity. Many of these are terrific.  You spend a week or so on a college campus in the summer with people your age and with like interests. More information & apply

DeSoto Women's Auxiliary Post 48 Scholarships
DeSoto Women's Auxiliary Post 48 Scholarship AND the State AND the National applications are attached.  Maz also has paper copies. 
Does not require DeSoto residency.
Deadline: 3/15/19 to the Post Chairperson AUX LOCAL - AUX STATE - AUX NATIONAL

Businessstudent.com - Sharing a college stress resource
Juniors:  Do NOT read this as it is too stressful.......

Attend 14th Annual College Opportunities Fair for LD and ADHD Students
Very good college fair for students with ADD/ADHD as these colleges are known for their established programs.
 

Sam Shapiro Festus/Crystal City Rotary Scholarship ($750 Lump sum)
Award given to one local area high school senior. (CC, Festus, Pius, Herky, R-7 only) See maz for the application. 
Deadline: 2/20/20 - Due to maz by Feb. 20 We can send four Finalist only three from St. Pius. 

Reagan Foundation - Summer opportunity 
Get paid and earn college credit while interning at the Reagan Library this summer! Deadline: 2/15/19 More information & apply

Summer opportunity via the Rotary Club of Festus/Crystal City
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. This is only for current sophomores and juniors. Steve Bacon is a Pius parent and the Rotary President.  His daughter Maddy was the last person from Pius to get to go to this.  What an incredible experience.  See maz for an application or download this one.

Deadline: 2/18/19 See application 

2019 Abbreviation Finder Scholarship ($7,500)
The Abbreviation Finder Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship of USD $7,500 awarded to a high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement, participation and leadership in school activities and work experience. The student may apply and use the money for education-related expenses, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, and board. The scholarship is sponsored by Abbreviation Finder.
Deadline: 7/1/19 More information & apply

Zety.com
How to choose a major guide, writing a college resume, and more!

Mid-East Missouri Contractors Association Scholarship ($1,500)
The Mid-East Missouri Contractors Association offers a $1,500 scholarship for students entering construction oriented degrees such as civil engineering, mechanical engineering or study in some phase of the construction industry. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.  See maz for the application and criteria. 

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis
Note this one.  This is for Interest free loans!  The application is very extensive, but many of our students have utilized this program in the past.  At the very least show it to your parents.  
Deadline: 4/15/19

Air Force ROTC Scholarship Opportunities
For Air Force ROTC Information.  Note the local colleges they are affiliated with in the St. Louis area. If you do not know what ROTC is and are considering the military, come and see maz. I believe this is a great avenue to at least consider. Again, if you are considering one branch of the military you really should check out all the branches, no?

Summer Cheer and Dance Camps at SEMO 
For dates and levels go to varsity.com

A little bit of this. A little bit of that. Odd stuff too. Seniors: Look at the scholarships!
Webster screen writing competition and summer opportunities, Mississippi preview days, scholarship deadlines, & more 

Unigo - Share the News 4 Shiny, New Scholarships
Scholarships= Plural (More than one.)

Girls State for one junior girl
Girls State is held annually for junior girls in Missouri who are interested in politics and how government works.  This year it will be held at the University of Central Missouri State in Warrensburg on June 23-29. The application is online but do not yet do this. This is entirely free as the American Legion Women's Auxiliary sponsors this every year....read more
Deadline: 3/1/19 but I need to give it to Wanda Kinder here locally by 2/15/19

Boys State information has arrived
Boys State is held annually for any junior boy in Missouri who is interested in politics and how government works.  This year it will be held at the University of Central Missouri State in Warrensburg on June 15-22. The application is online but I need to know you are doing this as I have to also sign it.  This is entirely free as the American Legion sponsors this every year.  There will be 2,000 junior guys there and every year our junior guys who choose to go love it. You will be busy from early morning till late at night and you really should be interested in government.  If you are not, DO NOT GO.  It does make you eligible for scholarships in college and it is a great thing on your resume. 

Deadline: 3/1/19 and the local American Legion usually takes all who apply. See maz for more information. 

State Tech - News From Admissions
State Tech Open House

College Covered - one more chance at our $10,000 scholarship!
Discover Scholarship

READ ALL the below and ...A reminder about ACT registration for the Feb. 9 test
The regular registration deadline is this Friday, Jan. 11. 
Juniors....Seniors.....read more

OppU Achievers Scholarship ($2,500 Award)
Deadlines: Applications accepted year-round with cycle deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30, Eligibility: GPA above 3.0
How to Apply: Students submit a short essay through the portal on our scholarship page
Deadline 9/30/19 More information & apply

STLCC-Meramec and South County Admissions Updates
St. Louis Community College Information night.  Especially for A+ users. Scroll down the page past the UM transfer Night info.

Bank of America  - Accepting Student Leader applications now!
Juniors and Seniors only
- Applications are now being accepted for Bank of America Student Leaders. Every year, through our Student Leaders program we help connect four St. Louis based community-minded high school juniors and seniors to employment, skills development and service. They’re awarded paid....more information & apply
Deadline: 2/1/19

Sam Shapiro Scholarship ($750)
Hosted by the Festus-Crystal City Rotary Club - The scholarship is a $750 lump sum to be used for post-secondary education at a community college or university. 
Deadline: 3/1/19 Letter to St. Pius - Scholarship details

Apply Today for a MOCPA Scholarship ($500)
High school seniors are eligible to receive $500 toward their college education.  Applicants must be: MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online. More information and application here
Deadline: 1/23/19

Hillsboro Civic Club Scholarship - For Seniors only.  5 - $1,000 scholarships
Three of these go to Hillsboro high school grads and two go to any HS grad in Jefferson County. 
Maz has a paper application. This is an extensive application requiring personal family financial information, a recommendation form from a teacher, coach, etc.  To be fair to all,  maz cannot do this recommendation.  It also requires writing on your part, but hey, it's for $1,000!
Deadline: 4/1/19

Century Credit Union Scholarship - The Louis Kovarik Scholarship is for $1,000 
The Lousi Kovarik Scholarship is for $1,000 and open to current 13-15 year old students as of April 30.   There is an essay.  See maz for topic and application.

Deadline: 3/15/19 For more information go to www.centurycu.org.

Century Credit Union Scholarship - The William Pauly Scholarship is for $1,000
The William Pauly Scholarship is for $1,000. and is for ages 16-18 as of April 30.  There is an essay.  See maz for topic and application.

Deadline: 3/15/19 For more information go to www.centurycu.org.

Unigo - New Year, New Scholarships: $36K for January
January Scholarship Alert - $36,000 in new scholarships

Jefferson College Bound? You really should check out the Honors Program
This is courtesy of Mrs. Bergman who now works at Jefferson College. (NOt jefco...)

Summer Opportunity via Washington University
Many and varied things here.  Go to summerexperiences.wustl.edu/earlycollege.  Remember these credits do NOT apply in any way towards St. Pius requirements.

Learn, earn credits, and experience college life at Cornell this summer
Summer opportunity

Juniors possibly Murray State bound?
Commonwealth Honors Academy scholarship and program. Need a 3.5 GPA and a 25 on the ACT to qualify. This includes three weeks of academic and enrichment experiences at Murray in the summer (June 8-19, 6 hours of University credit, 6 additional hours possible, guaranteed four year housing scholarship and the cost is only $195.  This is very competitive to get into but at least check into it at murraystate.edu/cha.  Applications must be postmarked by March 1 which would mean if you have not already taken the ACT (and thus have the 25 Composite), you must take the Feb. 9 one and hope the score is available in time. See maz for brochure. 

DeSoto Chamber Scholarship
The De Soto Chamber of Commerce is offering Scholarship opportunities for graduating students living in the 63020 zip code who will be attending college in the fall. The deadline is March 1, 2019. We are offering 3 types of Scholarships; academic, technical school, or First Responder (EMS, police, fire). 
Deadline: 3/1/19 More Information & application

Quincy bound student partnership scholarship ($2,000)
Quincy University has a new partnership with the Western Catholic Union for a substantial scholarship See maz for details.  Deadline Jan 18th but you need to see maz to find out why you really need to get on this now. 
Deadline: 1/18/19 More details & application

2018-19 Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship ($1,000)
The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) is pleased to offer the Braxton Rethwisch scholarship to Missouri high school seniors who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Five one-time $1,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Deadline: 3/1/19 More information & apply

Free tuition drawing at University of Central Missouri State if applied by Jan. 1
At UCM, we believe college should be affordable and accessible to all who seek it. We work hard to keep costs low and financial support high. Exceptional students like you inspire us, and we want to give back. Now it’s time for you to turn Opportunity into Action! APPLY BY JANUARY 1, 2019 and you’ll automatically be entered to receive a tuition scholarship valued at 30-credit hours! That’s a lot of free classes! The winner will be randomly selected and announced by January 10.

New Bachelor of Microbiology at the Un. of Missouri (Mizzou)
"Have you ever wondered what beer and biowarfare have in common?  Or mad cow disease and cottage cheese?  If so, the bachelor of science degree program in microbiology (BSM) might be the right choice for you."
- Mizzou offers the only undergraduate degree at a public institution in the state. 

MOCPA Scholarship
High school seniors are eligible to receive $500 toward their college education.  Applicants must be: MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online.
Deadline: 1/23/19 More information here 

Deadline approaching for $40,000 scholarship opportunity
Reagan Scholarship

Missouri S and T - Building Balanced Men Scholarship (Males)
The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity offers annually the Building Balanced Men Scholarship.  The goal is "to reward men who exemplify the qualities of a Sound Mind and Sound Body.  See maz for the letter and application.

Deadline: 5/1/19

MIAAA/NIAAA scholarship essay
The MIAAA, in conjunction with the NIAAA, will offer two $1000 scholarships and two $500 runner-up scholarships for Missouri male and female student-athletes.
-For our student winners to qualify for the NIAAA Section V and National Scholarship, their Athletic Director must be a member of the MIAAA and NIAAA. We will use the NIAAA criteria when selecting the MIAAA winners. If you are not a member of the NIAAA, please consider joining.  Membership information can be found here
Deadline: 2/28/19 More information & apply

Wichita State University announces a reduced tuition rate for....
for students in several Missouri counties, including Jefferson, Franklin, and St. Louis, to receive In State Tuition Rates.  This saves you $9,200 per year.  It is called the Shocker City Partnership. Wichita is a very underappreciated school in Kansas.  Think about it and look it up at wichita.edu/shockersavings.  Then see maz. 

Thank you for attending our STARR Reception!
I was attending this function yesterday and have included the college rep updates to these many schools. Seniors note which schools are still accepting applications and cutoff dates and reminders. This is a great supplement to the CUBE notes posted back months ago about the 63 colleges.  Look at that one often. Point Point at the end too.
 

Mizzou Medical School High School Program
Mini Med program at Mizzou’s Medical School. Every summer, we accept a little over 100 Missouri high school students into our five day programs so they can learn how life is for our medical students. They will go through lectures, labs, and Patient Based Learning curriculums to better understand Mizzou’s Med School. The application will be opening up after January 1st, 2019 on our website, which will be here before we know it!

More information & apply

Washington University in St. Louis - Year-round courses available!
Washington University pre-college program both live and online.  NOTE:  You cannot take any college class except through our duel enrollment program to replace a Pius class. Nor will this grade be included in your Pius GPA, class rank or credit total. Always check with maz if this is unclear to you and before you enroll.  

The Joyce Ivy Foundation - Summer Scholars program
The 2019 application for the Summer Scholars Program is now available online. The deadline this year is March 1, 2019. Please share this information with your talented female sophomores and juniors, as well as colleagues. We appreciate your help in identifying the next group of Summer Scholars.
Deadline: 3/1/19 More information & apply

BBB Student of Ethics Scholarship ($2,500)
The Better Business Bureau is offering a $2,500 college scholarship for someone in the class of 2020 who exemplifies leadership, community service, personal integrity, and academic history.  The deadline is this May, the link for the application is below, you need to fill it out and get a letter of reference from a faculty member.
Deadline: 5/31/19 More information & apply

Imagine America Foundation - Scholarships for trade and technical school students!
Career and Technical College site for scholarships. 

The Newnan Society - $5,000 Essay Scholarship Contest
The Newman Society just announced its Essay Scholarship Contest for high school seniors! The winner will receive $5,000 towards the cost of attending one of the colleges or universities recommended in The Newman Guide for the fall of 2019. Students can learn more at this link: www.NewmanSoc.org/EssayContest
Deadline: 2/18/19

National Debt Relief Scholarship 5 students/$1,000 awards
This scholarship award is open to graduate and undergraduate students pursuing studies in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.

Deadline: 12/23/18 More information & apply

Student Reception at The Magic House with Western Illinois University - 12/17/18 6-7:30PM
Western Illinois University reception at The Magic House.  Want something a bit different? Western is in Macomb, Illinois and has a lot to offer.  Look 'em up and if interested use the form here to RSVP.  This is something to take your parents to also. 

Caring.com - The Caring Scholarship (Two $1,500 scholarships awarded annually)
At Caring.com, we understand the demanding lifestyle of student-caregivers and the challenges they may face. The Student-Caregiver Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are caring for an adult relative while enrolled in college.
Deadline: 12/31/18 More information & apply

Festus/Crystal City Elks Scholarship forms are here
-These are awarded only to the 7 local (Festus) area high schools.  You do not have to be a Festus resident to apply for this. Attending St. PIus is good enough.  The application is very extensive and you have to be very precise in completing it. It requires family financial information as it is partially based on financial need and it requires your social security number. (I do not agree with this but have no say in the matter.) Usually there is a cover letter with these applications, but there was not one attached.  So, I do not know how many of these will be awarded nor the dollar amount. 

-You need at least one letter of recommendation and, that said I would rather it not be me as I cannot fairly recommend one  of you over another St. Pius student.  You do need for me to attach a transcript and ACT scores. This I will do.
Deadline: 3/1/19 to have everything completed and to the local Elks Lodge. See maz if interested. 

Webster University Dec. 7th Preview Day Announcement
The Office of Admission at Webster University needs your help!  Webster University will host its final Webster Preview Day of the fall at 8 a.m. this Friday, Dec. 7.  This event allows your students to learn about Webster’s highly acclaimed academic programs, distinguished faculty, generous financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and how Webster University can help them achieve their career goals.

A-1 Auto Transport Annual Scholarship
We are pleased to announce we just awarded our first-year winners for our scholarships, of $1000, $500 and $250. These scholarships are open to all nationalities and there are no fees to apply. They are all offered on a continuous basis so they will be available for 2019 and onwards.
Deadline: 3/10/19 More information & apply

Maryville Priority Scholarship Date Extended to December 7!
Maryville Bound Scholarship deadline extended. 

Westlake Scholarship application now available
Westlake Scholarship criteria:

-Missouri resident
-Graduating from a public or private high school or completing one of two years at a community college. (Keep this in mind for next year(s)?
-Maintaining a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

-Family adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less. (You will have to prove this with tax records.)
Deadline: 2/1/19 More information go to https://www.scholarsapply.org/westlake

Illinois College is the complete academic experience
Neat school to maybe consider for down the road a piece....

Scholarship Update from SLU
New/Updates for  SLU scholarships

Lifeguard Training at Jefferson College
Life guard training classes at Jefferson College. Think seriously about this.  If you like this type of work, you could do this through high school, and then any two year school or four year school with a pool.  They can NEVER find enough life guards...read more

Webster University Audio Student Summit - 2/25/18
Audio Engineering Summit at Webster. If you are interested in studio recording, sound for theater and the audio/visual arts, this might be really neat...read more 

Majors Monday at TU!
A terrific  opportunity at a terrific college.
 

Method Test Prep - 10% Off on All Access SAT and ACT Power Classes - Register Today!
Discount on ACT online prep

Seniors with New and Higher ACT scores
Please know you get the score at least a week and sometimes weeks before I do.  If you ask me to send a transcript, be sure I have your highest ACT score on the transcript...read more

Jefferson College Scholarship Application
Very important Jefferson College Scholarship information.  One site for over 100 scholarships!

Summer Opportunity for the Missouri Leadership Seminar
This summer leadership program is free and runs June 7-9 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, MO.  Like the HOBY one sent earlier, this is a self nomination to maz by Dec. 3. Pius can only nominate one student. If we have more than one the candidate will be chosen randomly. Check them out at www.moleadership.com.
Deadline: 12/3/18

Summer Opportunity at the HOBY Leadership Conference
This is 3 days of Leadership training at SEMO this summer. The cost is $225 for one St. Pius Sophomore.  If interested, self nominate to maz by Monday, Dec. 3 as we have a Dec. 7 nomination deadline. Check it out at HOBY.org/lead.
Deadline: 12/3/18

ATSU Truman Healthcare Academy
This summer academy from June 16-22 offers students interested in health professions an opportunity to explore future careers in medicine while gaining a deeper understanding of the theories and techniques of these exciting fields.  

This program is competitive and limited to 50 students. See maz to get the application and details. Visit healthcareacademy.truman.edu for more information Our Nomination Deadline is Nov. 30.  your application deadline is Feb. 1, 2019.

SLU Jesuit Community Scholarship
Saint Louis University Admitted? or still applying?  See maz about their great SLU Jesuit Scholarship.  One senior from St. Pius gets this.  It is based on financial need so FAFSA must be finished before applying for this. See maz for details and the 500 word essay topic asap and we will begin the internal process of choosing one senior.
This internal deadline is Monday, Dec.3 - More information

CNBC: Free college money with a twist: Here are the most unusual scholarships currently available
Scholarship with a twist.

News from State Tech!!
This is a good one for Tech Bound juniors.  NOW is the time to visit schools.

Scams to avoid when applying for college scholarships
Yahoo finance video on things to lookout for when applying for scholarships

2018 School of Allied Health Open House Invitation
Allied Health Care Open House at SIU- Carbondale - 11/29/18

MOCPA Scholarship
High school seniors are eligible to receive $500 toward their college education.  Applicants must be: MOCPA high school student members, which is free of charge and can be obtained online.
Deadline: 1/23/19 More information here 

Optimist Essay Contest - Sponsored by Twin City Area Optimist Club
Topic: "When All the World's Problems are Solved, is Optimisn Still Neccessary?"
Deadline: 2/1/19 More information

Introducing College Board Opportunity Scholarships
Scholarships available from College Board

Want to study earthquakes? Volcanoes? Other planets/moons/asteroids? 
See maz ...For this amazing handout from Mizzou that they sent me on their two different undergraduate programs in Geology!  If you do not really know what...more information

FIRE - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education hosts an essay contest
FIRE - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education hosts an essay contest.  This requires a 800-1,000 word essay on the provided topic.  9 awardees with a range of $500 - $10,000 will earn scholarships. Go to thefire.org/contest
Deadline Dec. 31

Summer Opportunity already being posted
High school Summer Experiences at Washington University can be found at summerexperiences.wustl.edu

Rockhurst Nursing Update
Important update regarding Rockhurst and their nursing program. Also, even if not looking at nursing, look at the other offerings and programs.

Plagiarism Resource
The infographic explains the different types of plagiarism, what problems plagiarism can cause, and why students either accidentally or purposefully commit plagiarism in college. This tool will be extremely valuable to college-bound students who need valuable college advice.  

B. Davis Scholarship ($1,000)
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
There is no age restriction, Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next, & This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.
Deadline: 5/24/19 More information & apply

Webster University - Upcoming BFA Concert
Dancers out there in Piusland:  These are neat and inspiring things to attend.  In fact al the Fine Arts and Performance Arts in the college setting are incredible even if you have never paid attention to this aspect of a collegiate community. 

Fontbonne University Preview Day
Fontbonne Preview Day - 11/13/18

Upcoming rep. visits
Mineral Area College 11/2/18

Nov. 1 = Chance to win FREE textbooks! - New type of "scholarship" for SEMO bound students.
APPLYING EARLY PAYS, If your students apply for admission by November 1, they'll be entered for a chance to win one of 10 textbook rental scholarships! Apply

October ACT Power Classes Start TONIGHT!
ACT Prep

KMOX/SEMO Student of Achievement Program
The KMOX/SEMO Student of Achievement Program is for one current junior who is seriously considering attending SEMO. You must be graduating in 2020, You must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, & You must have a proven record of participation and leadership in school and community activities.
-In my opinion this last one on leadership is the most important one, so it better be extraordinary.  This is just my opinion. 
-As this program only accepts 30 students statewide, this is very competitive and we can only nominate one student from St. Pius. 

-If selected, the scholarship is for $3,000 renewable for four years but it is NOT stackable with other scholarships.  
-If interested, self nominate to maz with a current resume and we will then have a committee select one. 
The deadline to maz is Nov. 12. See maz if you want to talk about it. 

Important Email address information. READ this
Ashley Hermann from the University of Kentucky and one of the best reps in the whole mess of reps out there, pointed out an interesting and important thing about emails. If you, a St. Pius student, sends her an email from your Pius account, Ashley cannot respond as it will be blocked! Read more here

Know students who are hands-on learners?
Juniors and sophomores:  Look at things like this now and take note for when the Dayton Rep visits in the spring. Is this for you?..............I love Dayton.  My two nieces LOVED Dayton. Medium sized, Catholic in Indianapolis. 

University of Dayton - Future Flyer Pitch - Scholarship competition for future entrepreneurs
High school juniors and seniors: If you have big ideas and the passion to make a difference, you could win a trip to an in-person, start-up-style competition and up to $40,000 in scholarships over four years to the University of Dayton.
Deadline: 11/1/18 More information & apply

Jefferson College Online Senior Scholarship Application - Jefferson College bound:  Application info. 
Jefferson College's scholarship application will be available online late October. We will no longer have paper forms

Major Monday at The University of Tulsa!
Neat stuff from one of my favorite schools. UT

Social Work Event On Campus October 9th
Thinking of majoring in social work?  See the flyer for more information on an event at Jefferson College.

Woods/Wyman Memorial Scholarship - Jefferson College Bound students only
This scholarship is offered in memory of two Jefferson County School Counselors who went above and beyond the call of duty to provide quality counseling to Jefferson County students. Any Jefferson County 2019 high school graduate may apply. This scholarship is for $300 toward tuition/fees to Jefferson College
Deadline: 12/14/18 More information & application

UMSL Financial Aid and Admissions Updates 2018-2019
UMSL's Financial Aid updates

Kansas State University Engineering Scholarship Day
Email for info and rsvp to kstateengg@k-state.edu

Scholarship Foundation Loans
The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis provides INTEREST FREE loans to help financially needy students. A student can borrow up to $5,500 per semester or $11,000 per year.  The next application process begins on January 1 This application is very extensive. Apply at www.sfstl.org AND get the Q and A  brochure from maz.  Many Pius students in the past have done this. 
Deadline: 4/15/18

Scholarship Foundation is hosting a FAFSA /Financial Aid Workshop
Scholarship Foundation is hosting a FAFSA /Financial Aid Workshop at Windsor Branch of the Jefferson County Library in Barnhart. Oct. 4 6:30-8:30 pm.  Register at 636-741-5933 or email kgraham@jeffcolib.org.

SIUE Application Week!
SIUE Bound?  Cougar Application Week.

Army ROTC Scholarship Application Window is Open - Please disseminate
Very good Information Sheet explaining ROTC at MO State. If you are thinking about the military AND college, ROTC may be the route. Do your homework on this!  (Then come and chat with maz...)

Annual Fireside Catholic Publishing Scholarship
St. Pius can choose one applicant for this $1,000 scholarship.  All you really have to do is write an essay. Title:  How is your Religious Education Influencing your Life? (750 words or two pages max.)  See maz for details.  
This is a national scholarship and there are five winners of the $1,000 scholarship.  
Deadline: 12/7/18 though I would have to have all entries by Monday, Dec. 3.

A New Resource for St. Pius X High School
Tuck.com offers careers and internships in sleep and numerous sleep scholarships and financial aid assistance

St. Louis Notre Dame Club Scholarship
Seniors:  I do not know of any of you interested but if you are this is for you 

Juniors and Sophomores:  This could make Notre Dame financially doable if you have the Financial Need requirement and can get accepted at Notre Dame.  Realistically, this means a mid to upper 30s on the ACT.  
These scholarships range from $3,000 to $12,000 for 4 years. 
See maz for more specifics. 

CTCL E-Newsletter, September 2018
Neat article about "Fit."

SIUE Application Week!
SIU-E bound students!  A MUST SEE!  Free application week.  Saves you $40.  Juniors:  Pocket this for next year.  

SEMO - Copper Dome Scholarships
I am more and more trying to use these mailings to help you to better wrap your head around college related terms and to begin to come to grips with the financial realities of attending college. Thus, this is is good for you and your parents regardless of your class level. Students...read more

New Counselor Newsletter - Bradley University
Information & links about Bradley University

Guidance Counselor Newsletter: September Edition - Saint Mary's Notre Dame, IN
Women of St. Pius!  Ever think about an all women's college?  St. Mary's in South Bend, Indiana is a top notch school and right across the street from Notre Dame University.  Look at al their new offerings including going Test Optional!  If you want to talk about this I have a lot to say about SM.

Book Lovers Scholarship Essay Contest
The Robert J. Stuckey Essay Contest is sponsored by the Friends of the University of Missouri Libraries as an annual essay contest for students 9-12. If this is you as you love to read and write, see maz for details.  St. Pius can send only one nomination. 
Deadline: 1/31/19

ACT Workshop at Webster University
Limited to 65 students, Lunch provided, $50 fee must be received 10 days in advance, Books up quickly! 8 am -2:30 PM Choose from these three dates: Saturday, Nov. 17, Saturday, Jan. 19, Saturday, March 30

Register online at webster.edu/testprep.

Fontbonne University - Preview Day
Incoming freshmen, these preview days are just for you!m Join us September 28 or November 13 to learn about Fontbonne’s programs, activities, athletics, campus, culture — and how you fit in to it all. Simply select a date and complete the form below to save your spot. We look forward to seeing you!

New local scholarship - Homer Boyer Scholarship 
The Homer Boyer Scholarship is from the Sons of the American Legion Post 253 and is for $500. You must be related to a current member of the military or deceased veteran (parent, grandparent).  Applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and plan to attend a post secondary institution of higher learning. Pick up the the application which has the required essay topic on it, from maz.  It also requires two letters of recommendation and my signature.

Deadline: 4/1/19 

Habsieger Foundation - Oktober Festus 2018
Unusual scholarship opportunity. but also a good site to look at.  Note the 6 $1,000 drawings during this day. 

This and that in yesterday's mail. Something for everyone. Attachment
Want to be ca pharmacist?, Want to be a dancer?, Want to go to...?, Want to be an...? More information here

SEMO - WELCOME Back!
Important information for SEMO bound students.

News from State Tech
This is a terrific tech school.  My nephew earned multiple certification to drive heavy equipment and is now working over there where all the rock work is going on by the Festus Lowe's.

If you do not see yourself at a regular school this one (And Rankin next week)  are as good as they get. HVAC, plumbing, mechanics, computers, carpenters, and about 30 other programs!. The below open houses are the types of programs you should  go to.  Own your futures.  Do the next right thing. 

JET schools at Vianney on Tues Sept 18
Jesuit University College Fair at Vianney High School. This is a good one!

This information is courtesy of our own Matt Schutte, Director of Admissions and Enrollment and former long time Admissions Representative at Webster and St. Louis University, the following Jesuit Universities are all going to be hosting a Jesuit College Fair at Vianney High School on Tuesday, Sept. 18. 6-7:30 pm. More information

Big college fair at SIU- Edwardsville. Nearly 100 colleges and universities
Notice this is directed at the juniors.  Why do you think that is......?

Tuesday, Oct. 23 6-7:30pm. 
Be sure to get your barcode ahead of time so they scan it to grab all your preloaded information.  This is so much easier than filling out the information cards that night.  Do this at www.strivefair.com.

Really big news about Mizzou
MAJOR upgrades to their scholarship offerings. 

SHOW ME Days at SEMO
Oct. 6 and Nov. 10 are Saturdays and Nov. 12 is  Monday.

Seniors: One final look see?
Juniors:  This is when you should be doing this tours. 

September 2018 Newsletter - Webster University
For those interested in dance and maybe Webster.

Free National College Admissions Fair
Online college fair 10/2/18..  This is becoming a trend.

The US Navy recruiter will be here Sept. 18. If you are considering the military...
If you are considering one branch of the military, you really should look at all of them.

How we're making UD affordable
Highly recommended 1 minute video you all should view.  Then scroll down and check out the University of Dayton.  This is a very highly regarded, medium sized, Catholic school in Indianapolis.  My two nieces graduated from DU and are to this day big fans of everything Dayton. It made the short list for my own daughter's college search. 

UMSL Day Nov. 17 and March 2
RSVP at umslday.com

SAIC Days School of Art Institute of Chicago information fair
At the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis\

Sunday, Oct. 7 12-3. RSVP at saic.edu/udevents.

I got one! Lewis University in Chicago area to visit Sept. 20. Read on...
On this same day we have Rankin Tech from St. Louis and the University of Mary from Bismark, North Dakota!  A mini college fair!  What fun! Please help me to really impress this rep named Ryan..read more 

Direct Entry Nursing Schools
Great list for Direct Entry Nursing Schools

Start the Year Informed & Supported - Nebraska Admissions
If you met the Nebraska rep.... and 54 of you did... I just can't stop thinking about that!.... check out the email they sent me here.
 

Updated CUBE Attachment
Faculty and Staff:  Please pay this forward to whomever could benefit but also maybe spend a little time with it to better realize what amazing opportunities our students are getting in their schooling post Pius. 

Students:  I have added my notes to this version of the same Attachment I sent you all last week. Pitch that one and keep this one.  The BOLD PRINTed additions are my notes and/or my attempt to draw your attention to their unique programs, majors and such. When, not if, you find something exciting, come and see me to chat a bit. Mr. Portell will give you a million dollars if you show this to your parents....

Who is Imagine America?
The Imagine America Foundation is a nonprofit organization striving to help students find the school, the program, and the career path that’s right for them. For more than 35 years, our mission has been to provide resources that help students in all phases of their journey More information & scholarship opportunities

BIA-MO Educational Scholarships and Awards
Each year the Brain Injury Association of Missouri (BIA-MO) recognizes a few individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements. SSM Health Rehabilitation Network Education Scholarship, Jim and Lori Winter Scholarship, & Griggs Injury Law Educational Scholarship **NEW More information & apply
Deadline: 9/15/18

Mississippi State Fall Preview Days
Juniors:  These are things you should be going to now.
Seniors:  It doesn't hurt to visit again just to make sure the school you visited last year still has that same appeal.  Also if you are applying to two and cannot decide, visit both again.  More information here

NASSP/Prudential Scholarship
The National Association of Secondary School Principals and Prudential offer the Prudential Spirit of Community Award to students with exceptional records of volunteering in the school and community.  If you think this is you, see maz or go to spirit.prudential.com
Deadline: 11/6/18

Quincy bound student partnership scholarship
Quincy University has a new partnership with the Western Catholic Union for a substantial scholarship See maz for details.  Deadline Jan 18th but you need to see maz to find out why you really need to get on this now. 
Deadline: 1/18/19

Look at this scholarship even if you are not interested because....
We actually had a graduate begin a program in mortuary science.  That is what this scholarship is for - to help you fund your degree program in Mortuary Science. Amy was several years into it before she changed her career path, but I wanted you to see two things: Yes, people do make a career of this, & Yes, there is scholarship money to help make this happen.
See maz for the scholarship application (seniors only) or to just chat some more about this. 

You're invited to a University of Dayton Open House
University of Dayton Open Houses. Terrific Catholic school in Indianapolis.  My two neices graduated from there and I have visited twice. Ask me about it.

Imagine America Scholarship
The Imagine America High School Scholarship is an award-winning scholarship program offered by the Imagine America Foundation. The scholarship is for high school seniors or recent graduates planning to attend a career school participating in the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program. (Participating career schools are listed at here
More information & apply

Two scholarships/awards for which practically NO ONE applies!
The VFW sponsors both.  The Voices of Democracy competition has a Oct. 31 deadline.  you will record a 3-5 minute spoken essay  on the theme "Why my vote matters."  Last year in all of Jefferson County there were only 2 applicants!  Winners go on to District and possibly Nationals.  Years ago we had a student get to the Nationals.

The second one is the Young American Creative Patriotic Art Award.The deadline for this is March 31.  NOBODY applied for this last year. See maz for both applications. 

Drug ed/College upload. Read this - St. Louis Cube College Update
Drug ed students in particular but seniors too might want to see this. 

I am at the annual CUBE Conference Wednesday all day and thus will not be in class. Periods 7 and 3 on this Day 3 who have drug ed should bring their devices to open and play with this CUBE download.  This is your in class work to do...
Read more & view St. Louis Cube College Update Forms 

Something for everyone. So much I made it an Attachment
Underclassmen:  Read all these to begin to familiarize yourself with the terminology in bold print.  If you do not know what something means, ask your advisor or see maz. (Our fee rates are the same....)

From SIU-E to Direct Entry (What's that?) to Guaranteed Tuition (What's that?) to SIU-E Nursing Program to the Midwest Student Exchange - MSEP (What's that?) (MSEP might save you $8,500 a year later to know about now...) to a neat program for men considering a vocation (What's that?) to the religious life (Hint:  At Notre Dame) to a great scholarship for senior students with a family adjusted gross income under $55,000, the Horatio Alger Scholarship. (who was this HA?) View all here

University of Kentucky Recruiting Event - New this year
This is a very good school.  You really need to have very good grades and ACTs to get to go to UK and get enough scholarship money.  That said they have everything and are a high quality school. We will be hosting a UK and You recruitment event for prospective students and families this fall. This event will take place from 7:00pm-9:00pm on Tuesday, October 9th, at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.Though students will receive information regarding the program, I encourage you to share this information with them, as well!

4 Explorer groups forming in the St. Louis area
These are of 4 Explorer groups forming in the St. Louis area and they are really neat.  Please promote. All the students are receiving it too, but they are likely to not look at them.  If you would like to, MAKE them open it up in class. Thank you for all you do.I will notify the parents in the weekly parent email. View the flyers with dates & times

SEMO - Student Receptions
These are neat events to which you should take your parents! 

Class of 2022 Freshmen:  You will now get many emails from me until the day you graduate.  Some may not be relevant to you now, but...read more

FREE online ACT prep
FREE ACT PREP ONLINE:  Check it out. https://academy.act.org/  Reminder the next Pius hosted ACT is Oct. 27.  Sept 28 is the registration deadline. See the College Placement web page for more information.  You can see maz too ya know...

$63k in Wendy’s scholarships 
Big National Scholarship. 

ASVAB Test for juniors Thursday, Nov. 15 8-11am
Check the College Events Calendar for more upcoming events

ZipRecruiter - $3,000 Scholarship Opportunities
Deadlines: June 30th & December 31st every year, Eligibility Requirements: Student must be 18+ years old and enrolled in classes by deadline date, Entry Rules: 500-800 word essay that addresses both prompts, Prompts: Write a Follow-up Email for After a Job Interview. On a separate page, describe the sections of your job interview follow-up email template, and explain why each section was included. More information & apply
Deadline: 12/31/18

Exciting News. University of Nebraska-Lincoln rep visiting Aug. 30
First time ever!  Terrific university with everything you could want.  They are trying to break into the St. Louis market and this means they might throw some money your way.  Let's impress him!

Unigo - Announce our $3,000 All About Education scholarship winner
New scholarships. Many of these may not apply to what you have to offer.  If in doubt, check with maz before you do anything. 

Money magazine annual ranking of the best colleges
I used to not be a big fan of these rankings but they have really upped their games.  It is critical that the reader read all of the preliminary information as to how these rankings were made. If nothing else, the rankings provide a lot of food for thought and begins to allow you to better wrap your head around these dollars and percentages and numbers, etc. Please do share with your parents. 

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Webster University, Oct. 8, 6:30-8:30 PM  More information & register here

Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarships
100 Scholarship Winners. 2 From Every State.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes 2 winners—one male athlete and one female athlete—from each state. 90 State Winners receive a $500 scholarship, 8 National Finalists receive a $1,000 scholarship, & 2 National Winners receive a $5,000 scholarship along with national honor and recognition during ESPN’s telecast of the college Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation More information & apply
Deadline: 10/17/18

Alternate to Meds Center - Two New $500 Scholarships
The Alternate to Meds Center, a state licensed residential mental health center in Sedona, AZ, is offering two annually recurring scholarships, each for $500.  This is done in effort to encourage more students in the fields of medicine, biology, psychology, sociology, as well as other fields related to mental health, to embrace holistic approaches. More information here

Deadline: 8/27/18

Colleges That Change Lives College Fair
St. Louis, August 21, 7 pm, Hilton St. Louis Frontenac.Details at www.ctcl.org/info-sessions Do visit this site.  This is one of the best college fairs all year.  Ask maz about the Hendrix College story.  This is where his daughter went to school.  Holy Smokes is it a good one. (Conway, Arkansas) (Very Small) (Top Academics)

I will also loan you the CTCL book if you ask ....

Accounting/Finance Scholarship Opportunities
Surgent CPA Review has two scholarship opportunities for hardworking students currently studying accounting and finance at an accredited college or university https://www.surgent.com/college-scholarship/ (Deadline: October 31, 2018) https://www.surgentcpareview.com/college-scholarship/ (Deadline: November 13, 2018)

DevTeam.Space STEM Scholarship
A $1,000 scholarship to be used towards your educational and professional development goals. You can spend this on anything from coding boot camps to online programming courses, textbooks etc. More information & apply

Deadline: 3/1/19

Announcing the Copper Dome Scholarship Program - SEMO
We know your students at St. Pius X are looking for a college experience that will help them launch an extraordinary career! We also know that to enjoy the experience and get the most from it, it must be affordable for them. More information here

StapleSearch $1000 Scholarship Program
Staple Search is happy to announce this year’s Staplesearch.com Yearly Scholarship, 2019 and inviting you as a participant. If you are a student of College, University or and High School, this can be an excellent opportunity to offset your educational cost. More information here
Deadline: 2/1/19

Important UMSL Notice - No Hard Copy Transcripts
Important announcement from UMSL for Request for college credit transcripts (which only YOU can do seniors.)  Maz and anybody from St. Pius cannot do this for you.  You all need to do this after you graduate if your college needs them.  This really cannot happen until late June. If you have any college credit from UMSL See here for more information

Car Seat Safety Scholarship Program ($3500)
It gives the chance for three lucky students seeking higher education to lessen the burden of their financial strain. Our scholarship requires an application and either an essay or a video answering one of three questions. More information & apply
Deadline: 12/28/18

Recovery Village Health Care Scholarship ($1,000)
The Recovery Village is dedicated to maintaining exceptional service while providing unique opportunities for education and personal development. As part of this commitment, The Recovery Village is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students pursuing a medical-related course of study. More information & apply
Deadline: 6/30/18

Maryville University - Resources for First Generation College Students
The article provides insight about the college financial aid process, choosing a major, and tips for parents. 

Kidguard - $1500 Annual Scholarship Resource for Students
KidGuard Education is offering multiple $500-$1,000 scholarships for students at St. Pius X High School. Within the last two years, KidGuard Education has provided $8000 in scholarship to support students of all professions.  This scholarship will now be an annual opportunity. The application deadline is every year on Oct. 31. More information here   
Deadline: 10/31/18