High School Scholarship Information

High School Counseling and Career Center

School Social Worker: Karen L. Sullivan, LMSW, [email protected], 785-460-5332

College & Career Readiness Advocate: Renae Gardner, [email protected], 785-460-5331

CHS Registrar: Kacie Goetz, [email protected], 785-460-5330

Career Center Calendar

ACT: Students can sign up now at www.actstudent.org.  The Colby High School Code is 170625. The 2018-19 dates are September 8th, October 27th, December 8th, February 9th, April 13th, June 8th, and July 13th. Students can find more information on the ACT in the Counseling and Career Center. Please note: CHS will be providing the ACT to all Juniors at no cost to students during the Spring Semester on February 20, 2019. Juniors will also take the ACT WorkKeys at no cost on February 21, 2019.

For the current ACT calculator policy, Click here

Seniors and Senior Parents:  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.ed.gov. The window for completing the FAFSA for the 2019-20 school year opens on October 1, 2018. There are a few federal student aid programs that have limited funds, so apply as soon as possible. CHS is working with the Financial Aid department at CCC to set up a Financial Aid Work Night. Information will be out as soon as the date is set. The student and parent both need their own FSA ID. See the information below.

•FSA ID: (Replaced the PIN)

  • The FSA ID (username and password) now replaces the PIN for students, parents and borrowers accessing FSA systems.
    • www.fsaid.ed.gov
  • The FSA ID
    • Provides more secure access to user’s information
    • Links to PIN information during registration
    • Offers self–service capability (name change)
  • What happens for new users?
    • Registration requests same required information as PIN
    • New users will be directed to the registration page to create a FSA ID (username and password)
  • What happens if I have a PIN already?
    • During account creation, user will be asked for their PIN.
    • As long as the PIN information matches their other information, the account will be linked to the FSA ID account
  • Will the changes affect a user’s ability to access previous FAFSA submissions?
    • If the user links their PIN, they will have access to previous FAFSA submissions

•How many schools (colleges) can I select to receive my FAFSA information?

  • Students can select up to 10 colleges to receive their FAFSA results

•What happens after I submit my FAFSA information?

  • A summary of your application is created for your review & sent to your selected schools electronically
    • Summary is called a Student Aid Report (SAR)
    • Students with FSA IDs may view SAR online at www.fafsa.gov
  • If schools require further information or documentation, they will contact the student directly
    • Make sure students know how each school communicates with them
    • Watch for award notifications

Scholarships: Mrs. Coulter, Senior Sponsor and Career Academy Teacher, has created a Google Classroom for Seniors to access Scholarship Information. This classroom is updated by Mrs. Coulter as new scholarship information becomes available. Scholarship deadlines and information are also posted on the Career Center Calendar (add link to calendar). Students should also be checking the Scholarship wall in the Career Center office and watching for information on the bulletin board in the Senior Hallway.

Senior Credit Checks: Seniors and their parents are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Mrs. Sullivan to review credits towards graduation and course scheduling for spring semester.  Contact Mrs. Sullivan at 785-460-5332 or via email at [email protected]. Mrs. Sullivan will also be available at Parent Teacher Conferences.

Transcript Requests: If you need transcripts sent to colleges or universities you may contact Mrs. Goetz in person, via phone 785-460-5330, or via email at [email protected]. You may also request transcripts by going to parchment.com. This allows Mrs. Goetz to send transcripts electronically to the college or university of your choice. There is currently a small fee for this service.

Career Academy & College Credit:The Career Academy at Colby High School is open to junior and/or senior students for college classes.  Students have the opportunity to earn college credit through Colby Community College and Northwest Kansas Technical College.

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