Parents/Guardians - Please remember to report your students absence to the Attendance Secretary in the respective office (Elem/HS), even if you have reported the absence to the students teachers. / Quarter 4 ENDS today. Grade reports will be distributed on Wed, March 14. / SENIOR CITIZENS DAY is Wed, March 21.

 Scholarships

Scholarships and other important information are listed below by due dates. You can pick up scholarship forms from Mrs. Mueller or go on line. This list is updated frequently. Revised August 2, 2018.

Seniors thinking of going to Lincoln: Lincoln University and the Lincoln University Foundation has partnered to streamline their scholarship processes.  The new process is 100% electronic.  This new tool will increase efficiency, provide a more in depth overview of scholarships, and applicants will have an opportunity to view and apply for approximately 90 scholarships.

The online scholarship application is now available.  Through this tool, students will need to create an account, enter specified criteria,  and the system will develop an individualized list of scholarships that are best suited to their academic and extracurricular interests, as well as financial need. Go online today to create your account and apply for scholarships: https://lincolnu.starsscholarshipsonline.com/STARS/default.aspx P.S. Applicants must have their LU ID number to apply!

Juniors and Seniors: I strongly recommend that you meet with college representatives when they are here at Fatima. You can learn a lot about a college and maybe even find one to explore that you had never thought of before! Juniors – this is your year to explore! Seniors – this is your year to decide!

Students can now take Speech for 3 hours of credit from State Technical College. To be eligible, a student must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA or special permission from the college. In addition, a student must have a math ACT score above 15 and a reading ACT score above 17. Students can also take the accuplacer and earn scores that are comparable to the ACT requirement for admission. This test is much less expensive than the ACT and is available at State Tech. If your child wants to take the speech class for dual credit next semester, make sure they meet these ACT requirements or take the ACCUPLACER at State Tech and meet that score’s requirements before the next semester.

Seniors: Keep track of every scholarship you apply for and the amount they are worth. You will need this for the Schwartz Scholarship!

Seniors: The priority deadline for the Access Missouri Grant Program - the state's largest student financial aid program-is quickly approaching. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, (the FAFSA) by Feb 1 to be guaranteed a grant award if they meet all eligibility requirements. If you haven't completed your FAFSA, do it NOW!!

Need a job?:  The Mo Dept of Revenue is looking for tax assistants. Pay is $10-$11 dollars an hour. Work Mon-Friday from 4:00-9:00. Go to www.dor.mo.gov/humanresources/ to apply.

Juniors planning on majoring in industrial electricity of the lineman program at State Tech: Need a summer job, working as lawn and equipment/truck maintenance at a local power company? Keep the summer job for two summers, and then possibly have a full-time position when you finish at State Tech! Let Mueller know if you are interested in this, and I will give you the details and the person's number to call.

Job Opportunity for Sophomores/Junior/Senior: If you are interested in a babysitting job on Hwy U, please see Ms. Rolwes. Must have a driver's license to take kids to places.

Mizzou and Moberly Area Community College have developed a co-enrollment program so students can experience the depth and breadth of a 4-year college while enjoying the affordability of a two year institution. You can use the A+ funds. Can live on MU campus and use all the MU services. For more information, pick up a paper from Mueller. By the way, East Central and MS&T in Rolla have a similar program.

February 22:  Seniors you must check and turn in your senior sportlights by FRIDAY or Mueller will have to hunt you down!! Also, a list of all scholarships I have put in the bulletin, with their amounts highlighted, is on a paper outside of my office. You will need this for some of your other scholarships!

February 28, 2019: Seniors majoring in horticulture, agriculture, conservation, or forestry and going to a college, tech, or trade school: Apply for the Master Gardener Scholarship. Three $1000 scholarships will be given. Deadline is February 28. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Mueller has the form!

February 28, 2019: Students who plan to major in horticulture, ag, conservation, or forestry at a college, university, tech, or trade school: Apply for the Master Gardener Scholarship-three $1000 scholarships will be awarded to three students that reside in Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, Osage, Maries, and Miller counties. Deadline is February 28. Go to http://extension.missouri.edu/cole/documents/mg/scholarship.pdf

March 1, 2019: Going to a tech school or college in a field related to construction: Apply fo rthe AGCMO Education Scholarship for $2000 if going to college or vo-tech school or $1000 if going for a certification program. Must be postmarked by March 1. Mueller has the form or got to www.agcmo.org.

March 1, 2019: Juniors thinking of going to medical school: apply for the MU Mini Medical School. This one week medical program includes hands-on experience in anatomy, microbiology, and clinical skills, introduction to MU's innovative patient-based learning (PBL) curriculum, seminars on college and medical school entrance and medical school life, special sessions with clinical and research specialists and meaningful interactions with current medical students, faculty and staff of the School of Medicine. Applications are available starting January 1 and are due by March 1. For application and more information, visit: https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreachprograms/mini-medical-school.

March 1, 2019: Seniors with a 2.5 or above GPA: apply for the MOACAC Braxton Rethwisch Scholarship: Looking for kids who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and community service involvement. Must enroll in a MOACAC member post-secondary instiution, but almost all schools in Missouri are on the list. Five one-time $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2019. Applications can be found: https://stlouisgraduates.academicworks.com/opportunities/2492.

March 8, 2019: All seniors going to a tech school or college: pick up from Mueller's Office the $2000 MFA Scholarship application. Must be returned to Mueller with a seniro picture by March 8. This is a local! DO NOT fill in the line that asks for the "name and location of MFA Agency sponsoring the scholarship."

March 8, 2019: Seniors majoring in a field related to banking: Apply for the Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship. I don't see the amount. Must be POSTMARKED by March 8, and before it is postmarked it must be signed by a MBFA Banker. The Maries County Bank is a member and willing to sign. Other banks might be also.

March 8, 2019: All seniors: apply for the Richard and Jeanne Cavender Scholarship. Two $500 scholarships will be given. Must be POSTMARKED by March 8. Mueller has the form.

March 13: ASVAB Test: All Juniors will be taking the ASVAB test at Fatima on March 13. Report immediatley to the gym. Testing will start at 8:00 and run until around 11:30.

March 14, 2019: Schwartze Scholarships: If you qualify for the Schwartze scholarships, a packet will be handed to you before the week is over. They need to be completed by March 14.

March 15, 2019: All seniors going to a college or university: Pick up the Shelter Insurance Scholarship from Mueller and return to Mueller by March 15.

March 15, 2019: Both the MFA and Shelter Scholarships are due back to Mueller by March 15. YOU MUST TURN IN A SENIOR PICTURE WITH EACH OF THEM! Someone from Fatima will be the recipient!

March 18, 2019: Students wanting to become physicians: Apply for the $1000 JCMG Health Sciences scholarship. Mueller has the forms, and you must return them to her by March 18.

March 20, 2019: Seniors going to tech school in a field related to engineering/construction/heavy equipment: apply for the Higgins Quarry Scholarship. Mueller has the form. This is a local - somebody from Fatima will win! Return to Mueller by March 20.

March 20, 2019: All Fatima Students going to tech school or college: Apply for the Megan Boehm Memorial Scholarship. Deadline is back to Mueller by March 20. Amounts Vary.

March 22, 2019: Seniors going to tech school or college: If you or your parents are a member of the Missouri Credit Union, apply for one or their 16 $2500 scholarships by March 22 at 4:00. To apply, go to https://missouricu/org/college-scholarships.

March 28, 2019: Education Majors: pick up the Stieferman Scholarship and the Blue Jean Scholarships. These are just for Fatima Students.

March 29, 2019: Students interested in fashion, visual arts, graphics, interior desgin, social media or entertainment: consider entering the FIDM National Scholarship Competition to earn up to $31,500. Deadline is March 29. Go to bit.ly/FIDMscholarship for entry details.

March 31, 2019: Seniors majoring in insurance, risk management or actuarial science courses. Apply for the Missouri Insurance Education Foundation (MIEF) scholarships. The deadline is March 31. Four $1500 scholarships are awarded. Go to the MIEF website for applications.

March 31, 2019: Missouri Courage Award (MCA) is for Missouri students who have demonstrated their commitment and show great potential to work for change in their community that advances the lives of LGBTQ people and other social justice causes. Awards range from $1000-$3000. The application is open now on our website: http://courage-scholarship.org. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.

March 31, 2019: Students going to tech school or college majoring in engineering, architecture, construction management, or a construction-related skilled trade: Apply for the Septagon $500 scholarship. Mueller has the form. Must be postmarked by March 31.

April 1, 2019: Seniors going to tech school or college whose employer or parent(s) is a member of the West Side Business Association: pick up the West Side Business Association scholarship application. This scholarship is for $1000 and the postmark deadline is April 1.

April 1, 2019: Seniors who participated in a MSHSAA sanctioned sport for 3 yeats and lettered for 2: if you have a 2.5 cum GPA,  apply for the Angela Berhorst Memorial Scholarship. Mueller has the forms. Due back to Mueller on April 1. This is on justy for Fatima Students.

April 1, 2019: Students going to a two-year school right after high school who plans to major in graphic arts or related field, history, culinary arts, or a medical field such as nursing, physical therapy, radiology, etc: Apply for the $500 Michael A. Kremer Memoral Scholarship. Mueller has the form - must be back by April 1. This is one just for Fatima Students.

April 2, 2019: Three Rivers Members: Apply for the Gilbert G. Hilkemeyer Scholarship for $2000 renewable for a total of 2 years. Deadline is April 2 to have it to Linn. Mueller has the forms, or go to www.threeriverselectric.com.

April 10, 2019: Seniors who have participated in at least one sport at Fatima: apply for the Athletic Booster Club Scholarship. Mueller has the forms which are due back April 10. This is one just for Fatima students.

Juniors: consider attending Missouri Boys State from June 15-22 or Missouri Girls State from June 23-29. Lots of leadership training and information about the operations of government. Both are held on the campus of UCM. With both, there are scholarship opportunities, and they look great on resumes! Go to moboystate.org/registration or missourigirlstate.org/apply to get your application in!

July 14-19: 8th through 11th grade students interested in a science, technology, engineering or math type degree: Consider applying for the FREE MoDot Youth Transportation Conference held July 14-19 at LU in Jefferson City. Thirty students from across the state get a once-in-a-lifetime experience learning about the world of transportation through hands-on activities and lots of tours. You could make concrete canoes, tour the science center, or participate in numerous other exciting activities. Go to www.modot.mo.gov/EqualOpportunity/youthcamp.htm for more information and to apply.

 

College Visit Days:

UMSl Days are held on November 17 and March 2. Register at umslday.com

February 26: MU College Visit

March 12: William Woods College Visit

March 13: UCM College Visit

Important Information:

Lincoln Dual Credit Students: It is time to pay! you can pay by phone witha  credit/debit card by calling 573-681-5055 or 5054. You can also pay by check written to Lincoln. Put the students name and "dual credit" in the memo section. Mail to Lincoln University, Attn: Comptroller's Office, PO BOX 29, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0029. For assistance, call 573-681-5206.

Junior Boys and Girls: Consider attending Boys State or Girls State this summer at UCM in Warrensburg. They are great programs, and many colleges offer scholarships to students who attend. Applications for Boys State and more information can be found at moboysstate.org. Girls State applications and information can be found at missourigirlsstate.org. See Mueller if you have any questions.

March 1, 2019: Freshmen and Sophomores: consider applying for the Leadership in Practice program held June 23-26 at Westminister. The program uses real-life challenges to prepare students for success in high school, college and beyond. Focus on leadership and personal growth. Cost is $250. Go to mochamber.com/LIP to apply. Deadline is March 1. This is a great program!

Work at McDonald's and earn a scholarship. As a crew member, you will get $2,500.00 a year, and as a manager you will get $3,000 a year! Go to www.archwaystoopportunity.com for more information.

All Seniors: go to the websites of the schools you have applies to and see if they have a seperate scholarship application. For many schools, you have to be enrolled by an early date to even qualify for their highest scholarships.Get those applications in NOW! And check out their scholarship pages NOW!

 

The following websites are filled with information regarding college search and selection, financial aid, and employment. 

 

http://www.missouriconnections.org - this website has an interest inventory and a skills inventory to help the students find the career that best suites their personality.  There are also college searches for the entire United States with links to the actual college website.  Quick college comparisons of size, tuition, programs of study, etc. can be completed.  Also, students can keep a log of all the volunteer hours, community service, clubs and organizations, and jobs that they have completed, and then the information will be compiled automatically into an updated resume if needed!  Make sure you check out this sight.

 

http://web.fastweb.com/ - one of the best scholarship search sights.  Students can set up a private mailbox, and as the website is updated, new scholarships that the students qualify for will be emailed to them.  This is an extensive database; it requires about one hour to answer all the questions and set up an initial mailbox and search.  There is also college information on this site.

 

http://www.collegeboard.org - a scholarship search, financial aid information, and a financial aid calculator can all be found here.  There are also links to searches on careers and colleges.  Students can also register for the SAT here.

 

http://act.org- everything you ever wanted to know about the ACT.  Go here to register for the ACT electronically.

 

http://finaid.org - a free, comprehensive, independent, and objective guide to student financial aid and warnings about scholarships scams.  There is a link to other databases that students can search for free.

 

http://www.sfa.umkc.edu/ - UMKC’s financial aid information, but students do not have to go to UMKC to use the information.  A free scholarship search and access to an electronic FAFSA are available here.

 

http://www.dhe.mo.gov - operated by the Missouri Coordinating Board for Higher Education with links to many more websites.  great site!

 

http://www.gocollege.com - a site that searches for colleges and scholarships.  There is also information about student loans and access to ACT and SAT practice. 

 

http://www.collegeispossible.org - tons of information about the college process including ten steps for parents, recommended books and websites, etc.

 

http://www.ed.gov/students - federal site that deals with the FAFSA and has the electronic applications.  Also has website links to two and four year colleges and universities with links to the individual college web pages.

 

http://www.ncaa.org - explains the application process students need to complete if they desire to be eligible for certain athletic programs at the college level.

 

http://www.number2.com - free test prep for ACT, Sat, and GRE and vocabulary builder.

 

http://stats.bls.gov/oco/home.htm - an Internet version of the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the US Dept of Labor.  Lists all the major jobs in the US, duties, salary, outlook, education needed, etc.

 

http://www.offtocollege.com - good for all ages planning to attend college.  Financial aid information, application information, preparing for college, etc.

 

http://www.search4careercolleges.com - a nationwide database to search for college options for those occupations that require going to career school. 

 

http://www.collegenet.com - online applications for colleges, college search functions, and scholarship database

 

http://www.nces.ed.gov - college Opportunities On-Line (COOL) with directory of colleges and university with costs

 

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov - complete the free FAFSA online

 

http://studentaid.ed.gov/fye- information about funding your educations

 

http://www.mappingyourfuture.org - college, career and financial aid information

 

www.petersons.com - education and career information

 

www.nasfaa.org./parentsStudents.asp - The Nationals Assoc for Student Financial Aid Administrators website for parents & students preparing for college

 

www.ed.gov/thinkcollege - college prep information for students

 

www.studentaid.ed.gov - info on college prep and applying for financial aid.