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I update the scholarship page as I get information on scholarships, so please visit the Scholarship page often!!

 

Upcoming Open House Event:
May 19th, 2018  |  10am - 3pm

LEARN HOW YOUR STUDENTS CAN EARN 
RAISE.ME SCHOLARSHIPS UP TO $32,000!

East Central University will be hosting our Junior Day on April 20th

 


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We've opened registration early for our

April ACT Power Classes

Power Class Date & Registration
ACT English Monday, Apr 9 – Register Now
ACT Math Tuesday, Apr 10 – Register Now
ACT Reading Wednesday, Apr 11 – Register Now
ACT Science Thursday, Apr 12 – Register Now
ALL-ACCESS PASS Save 10%! – Register Now

All classes 8–10 PM Eastern Time
All classes recorded for viewing later!

Only $70 each or $250 for the All-Access Pass.
You simply won't find a better option for individual ACT section prep!

What are ACT Power Classes? They're your perfect option for a focused, high-level review of section-by-section content, strategy, and technique before the April ACT. Back by popular demand, our ACT Power Classes have helped hundreds of students feel more prepared and confident for the ACT. Click the links above to learn more about each class and register!  

SAVE 10% by registering for all four classes together with our ALL-ACCESS PASS


Find the ACT Reading questions challenging? 

Read our latest blog post to learn how to avoid the ACT's traps.

 

Here are a couple of good workshops to consider:

The ULTIMATE Prep for the February ACT

ACT Power Classes

All next week –- register today to reserve your spot! 

Power Class Date & Registration
ACT English Monday, Feb 5 – Register Now
ACT Math Tuesday, Feb 6 – Register Now
ACT Reading Wednesday, Feb 7 – Register Now
ACT Science Thursday, Feb 8 – Register Now
ALL-ACCESS PASS Save 10% – Register Now


All classes 8–10 PM Eastern Time
Recorded for viewing later!

What are ACT Power Classes? They're your perfect option for a focused, high-level review of section-by-section content, strategy, and technique before the February ACT. Back by popular demand, our ACT Power Classes have helped hundreds of students feel more prepared and confident for the ACT. Click the links above to learn more about each class and register!  

SAVE 10% by registering for all four classes together with our ALL-ACCESS PASS

Counselors: please share with your students!


Introducing the
Method Test Prep Scholarships

$500 and $1000 scholarships to be awarded to deserving students who use our program.

See our new scholarship page to learn more and apply!


Online learning: test prep for the 21st century

Click the video below to watch a new demo of our web-based program. Our self-paced SAT & ACT courses could be the perfect fit for your prep needs!

ACT Testing with Success: Learn How to Raise your ACT Scores!

Presented by Shelly Harris, ACT Testing Specialist

Saturday, March 3, 2018  
1:00pm – 8:00pm:

Location: Rose State College Professional Training Center
1720 Hudiburg Dr. Midwest City, OK 73110

1:00pm-3:30pm
This workshop includes instruction on the English, Math, Critical Reading, and Science Reasoning sections of the exam, the ACT Handbook with the “secrets” to scoring high on the exam, and guided practice over all sections.  

4pm-8pm
ACT Practice Exam – Students will take a practice ACT from beginning to end with actual time and environment restrictions. Utilize the results provided from the workshop to immediately see how the new practices Ms. Harris provides help you. You will also develop an understanding of areas to focus on for needed improvement and learning.

$35

Go To School Without Student Loans

Presented by Francesca James, researcher and author

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Rose State College Community Learning Center

6191 Hudiburg Dr. Midwest City, OK 73110

There are billions of dollars in free money through scholarships available to help students pay for a Higher Education.  

Students will also receive a workbook filled with many practical strategies to avoid accumulating excessive student loan debt!

$25

Parents may attend for an additional $10

 

 

Helpful Tips for Easy Applying!

Now that our scholarship application website is back in business, we're here to share a few reminders to help scholarship applicants stay in business. 

  1. Applicants must remember to provide an unweighted GPA on Oklahoma City Community Foundation scholarship applications. Though many students want to use their weighted GPA, several of our scholarships target students who have unweighted GPAs below 3.8. Using the unweighted GPA actually sets an applicant up for greater success in our system!
  2. After completing the General Application, applicants are sometimes prompted to provide a second letter of recommendation as they apply for scholarships more specific to their interests. We highly recommend the second letter of recommendation be authored by a different person than that of the first. It's a great idea to start collecting multiple letters of recommendation long before you begin the application process. Applicants should request strong, well-written letters from people who know them well and who can speak to their accomplishments and character.
  3. Applicants are required to submit a student resume when completing the General Application. A free template is provided for applicants once they have logged in to their AcademicWorks profile. Remember, this is the applicant's chance to shine in front of the review committee. We've provided some sites below that can help students learn what to share in a scholarship resume.                                
    Building a Winning Resume
    A Guide to Writing Your Scholarship Resume

 

The TU Early Careers in Community Medicine (ECCM) program allows select incoming freshman to have a provisional acceptance to medical school at the OU-TU School of Community Medicine in Tulsa or the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in Oklahoma City. Students admitted to the ECCM program may select any major at TU, but must receive a minor in one of the following areas considered essential to community medicine: anthropology, sociology, health informatics, biomedical engineering (when available) or law, policy, and society. We invite you to learn more about this exciting opportunity!

  • To be considered, students must meet the qualifications for the Presidential Scholarship and apply for both programs by January 15. 
  • Five students will be selected each year.
  • Finalists will interview with representatives from both TU and OU.

The TU 3 + 1.5 Accelerated MBA Program allows exceptional students to be admitted into the MBA track of the undergraduate business program as TU freshmen. Students who meet the requirements of the program will be admitted to the Graduate School in their junior year following the application process. To be considered for admission, students must have a minimum ACT score of 28 and graduate in the top 10% of their high school class or have a minimum 3.75 high school GPA. To learn more, please visit our website or contact your school’s TU admission counselor.

  • Students entering this program who bring less than 15 hours of AP or other college credit will need to attend summer school to allow graduation within four and a half years.
  • Students admitted in this program as freshmen will be engaged with Graduate Business Programs with a special orientation and occasional activities, including invitations to various GBSA events.
  • Admission is competitive and a maximum of 20 students will be accepted each year.

NSU PLC Leadership conference is Nov. 16, 2017 See Mrs. Auld for registration form there is a $20.00 fee.

2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards- Open to middle or high school level student who’s making a difference through volunteering  Access the application at spirit.prudential.com

Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy is sponsoring a program called PharmCORP on Saturday, Oct 7. There is a $20.00 fee register at https://goo.gl/forms/nugYnTdwN6NwJvNL2

Winning Forbes 30 Under 30, the guide -- linked here (FairOpportunityProject.Org) -- covers how to get into college and afford it. 

 

of the following student government offices:

Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

 

Air Force ROTC High School Scholarship Program

HS seniors can apply starting June 1st (summer before senior year) to December 1st (of senior year) on www.afrotc.com

- Approximately 1500 scholarships awarded nationwide each year

- These scholarships pay tuition and fees (amount based on type of scholarship offered), $600 annually for books, and a tax free monthly stipend of $300-$500

- See the attachment ‘Talking Paper – HS School Pgm’ for more information

 

Air Force ROTC

- Air Force ROTC is a three- or four-year program that prepares college students to become officers in the USAF

- Students do not need to be on an Air Force ROTC scholarship to join

- Students can major in any field and be in Air Force ROTC

- Students can participate in the program for up to two years without incurring a service commitment

- In-college scholarship opportunities are available for students who join the program and excel

- See the attachment ‘AFROTC Det 675’ for more information

- See the attachment ‘How to Become an Air Force ROTC Cadet’ for instructions on how to join

 

Here is a link to a  FREE eBook – Financial Aid: Paying for College and University – which helps students through the financial aid process by teaching them:

  • The basics of financial aid
  • Where to find help paying for college
  • How to apply for financial assistance
  • How to estimate and compare the costs of their college choices
  • Ways to reduce and pay for the costs financial aid doesn’t cover

 Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership HOBY’S State Leadership Seminars are America’s premier leadership program for high school sophomores.  Interested students should register at HOBY.ORG/RegisterNow. 


Don’t forget the Feb ACT test date 2-10 

next test is April 14 and You must be registered by March 9

 

Oklahoma State University Important Deadlines- Nov. 1 Early Opportunity Scholarship Deadline, Feb.1 Priority Scholarship Deadline, July 1 Final Scholarship Deadline.  More dates on Important dates page.

Sort Colleges by Cost

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The U.S. Department of Education recently released its first annual update of the redesigned College Scorecard — available at CollegeScorecard.ed.gov — to ensure that students and families have the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable information available on colleges, all in an easy-to-understand format. 

The site allows visitors to sort and filter their search results to easily compare schools and decide which college makes the most sense when considering costs.

 


http://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-online-schools/

 

 

http://www.thesimpledollar.com/student-loan-consolidation-guide/

Are You Ready For The ACT?

 
  • Average Composite ACT Score: National Avg.  21.0 vs Your School  __?

  • Average Math Score: National Avg.  20.9 vs Your School  __? 

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ACT Algebra Practice is offering  FREE  access to your high school.

We are an online course that teaches students how to breakdown, analyze and solve ACT algebra word problems they may see on the exam.

Your students will have access up until test date. 

 

                                    

Once at ACT Algebra Practice.com go to  "School Course" and type in  "free" as the password.  

                  

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/education/online-colleges/

 

 

Roxie Auld

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