To Know, Love and Serve God in our Community and the World
Our prayer is that Shiloh graduates will take this foundation and put it into practice whatever God is calling them to do; missions, work force or post secondary education and wherever He is calling them to go.
Shiloh Christian School strives to offer leadership activities to all of our students through community programs, activities and clubs. One of the benefits of smaller class sizes is that every student can have this opportunity.
CLEP exams cover intro-level college course material in 33 subjects. A passing score on just one CLEP exam can save you 100+ hours of class time and coursework and up to $1,200 in tuition. For more information see their website: https://clep.collegeboard.org/
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College Application Day Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Shiloh Christian School.
FAFSA Application Information Meetings:
TBD at the Career Academy, 1221 College Drive, Bismarck, ND
If you will attend college between July 1, 2019, and June 30, 2020, you can submit the FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018. File as soon as possible because some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Opportunities are arranged by application deadline dates.
www.goingmerry.com - One place for students to find and apply to scholarships online, absolutely free.
1) ACT Student Champions Award
High School seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions. Must have a minimum composite ACT Score of 22 on a single test date or a Gold ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate.
Apply online http://www.act.org/content/act/en/state-and-federal-programs/college-and-career-readiness-champions.html
Application Deadline: October 31
2) AES Engineering Scholarship
Available to high school seniors motivated to furthering their education. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.
Students must submit an essay to a question posted on their web site: email@example.com
Apply online http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.php
Application Deadline: October 6
3) The Horatio Alger Scholarship
Available to a HS Senior; pursuing a bachelor's degree, financial need, involved in co-curricular and community services, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; minimum GPA of 2.0; US citizen
Apply online https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/
Application Deadline: October 25, 2018
4) Wendy's High School Heisman
Students must be seniors; have GPA of B 3.0; be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model to underclassman; participate in at least one of the 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games or the National Federation of State High School Association and sponsored by your school.
Apply online https://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/application/
Application Deadline Phase 1-October 2: Phase 2-October 23
5) VFW Veterans of Foreign Wars
Voice of Democracy/audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay.
National First Place Winner $30,000; Other awards range from $1,000-$16,000
Apply Online https://www.vfw.org/community/youth-and-education
Application Deadline October 31, 2018
1) National Honor Society Scholarship
To be eligible to apply, a student must be a current high school senior and a member in good standing of an active NHS chapter (2018 seniors grandfathered in 3.6 GPA). Eligible members must request application procedures from their NHS adviser. (Mrs. Young)
475 national semifinalists - $2,850 scholarship; 24 national finalists - $5,150 scholarship; 1 national winner - $22,650 scholarship
1) BCC Foundation Donna Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Available to individuals who are interested in and committed to oncology nursing and who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in nursing through a Bismarck college.
Award $1,000 (two awarded)
Apply online http://www.bismarckcancercenter.com/
Available in January
2) Bismarck State College Foundation Scholarship
Available to students in academic, performing arts, visual arts, journalism and certain technical and energy programs at BSC. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 4.0 have a great chance of earning a scholarship.
Award $1,000-$2,000 each year
1) Centennial PTO Shelley Stumpf Scholarship Application
Application in Mrs. Youngs Office
2) ND Dollars for Scholars: Additional Scholarships
1. Brad and Julie Burgum Community Service Scholarship
2.5 GPA or Higher
2. Dr. Fradkin Community Service/Volunteer Scholarship
2.5 GPA or higher
3. JoAnn Link Hetzel Vocational/Technical/Trade School Scholarship"
$1000.00 to student attending vocational or technical/Trade School
Students pursing mechanics, electrical, welding, surveying will receive preference for scholarships
4. Mallie Ann Breuer Scholarship:
$500.00 preference given to students from Wahpeton High school (still apply!!!)
Must be enrolling in a NURSING PROGRAM
3.00 GPA or Higher
5. Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS Scholarship
$1,000 to a senior planning to pursue a degree that supports the energy and or/agriculture industries.
Preference will be given to students graduating from one of the following schools: Garrison, Max, Underwood, Turtle Lake-Mercer, Washburn, Wilton, Center-Stanton, Hazen, Jamestown, Valley City, Barnes County North, Pingree, Medina or Montpelier OR any senior who is a child/stepchild of Midwest AgEnergy Employee.
6. Military Scholarship
$1,000 scholarships will be awarded to dependents of members of ND military unit/installation
Applicants must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and be a full-time student
3) First Community Credit Union
Nine $4,000 scholarships and six $2,000 scholarships are available.
These scholarships are available for the following schools: BSC, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, Concorrdia College, Lake region State College,
Mayville State University, Minnesota State community and Technical College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, North Dakota State College of
Science, North Dakota State University. Northland Community and Technical College, University of Jamestown, University of Mary, University of
Minnesota Crookston, University of North Dakota and Valley City State University. There are also a limited number of individual one-tear scholarships that
will be available to any college, university or trade school of the student's choice at the value of $1,000.00
4) North Dakota Rural Water Systems Association
To assist member systems and students pursuing an education through Bismarck State College's Water and Wastewater Technology program
Child or Grandchild of a current city/rural water system employee or elected city/rural water system official (current member of NDRWSA)
OR Must be enrolled or planning to enroll in BSCs water and Wastewater technology courses within the program and earned a 2.5 GPA over the term;
and carry a minimum of 12 credit hours in the semester they are seeking a scholarship
Deadline: March 31, 2019
1) 2019 Dushinske & Jamison Water Resources Scholarship
Four $1,500.00 Scholarships
2 female and 2 male applicants whose families have taken active roles in the state's water resource management
Encouraged to apply if you currently attend or plan to attend a North Dakota college or University.
Applicant recipients are required to attend the annual North Dakota Water Convention Awards Banquet on Dec. 5th 2019
Application in Mrs. Young's office
Deadline: April 1, 2019
2) 62nd Annual know your state competition
$1,000 cash prize-
Achieve a high score on the preliminary test administered online at your school
Being one of two high scores on the final exam which includes multiple choice and essay questions at Bismarck State College
Deadline: April 29
3) Simle Middle School scholarship
Applicants must have attended Simle Middle School and completed two semesters at the Simle Middle School
250.00 one time scholarship
Come see me for the application
Deadline April 12, 2019
4) Bismarck Masonic Foundation
One time scholarship to those planning to enroll in college for the fall term.
Application in Mrs. Young's Office
Deadline April 15, 2019
When filling out scholarships REMEMBER:
Warning signs of a scholarship scam
- No evidence that the sponsor exists –
Fake companies that purport scholarships often use official titles in their name, including (but not limited to) “Federal,” “Foundation,” “Organization” or other similar terms. Just because they purport to be a “Federal” or “National” company does not mean they exist.
- The scholarship has an entry fee –
Legitimate scholarship opportunities will not ask students to submit a payment with their application, nor will they require payment prior to paying out the scholarship.
- Judging requirements are not clearly defined –
Scholarships that do not define guidelines and requirements, such as “sweepstakes” or “contest” awards, may not offer a scholarship at all. Always clarify any questions before applying – if you receive no response to your questions, simply walk away.
7 common scholarship scams
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and state Attorney General offices investigate scams that defraud students and their families. Students applying for scholarships face risks linked to identity theft and fraud. Losses may include being scammed out of money, time or personal information.
Although every situation is different, there are seven common types of scholarship scams every student should know about and avoid at all costs. These may include, but are not limited to:
“The scholarship sweepstakes”
This scam informs students by phone or email that they’ve “won” a fantastic scholarship. But, before you can claim your funds, you must either provide bank account information or pay a “disbursement fee.” If you don’t pay right at that moment, you’re told you could lose out on the funds
- Scholarship application fees
This type of scholarship scam requests an application fee to cover “costs associated with the scholarship.” These fees can run from $5 upwards to nearly $50. A legitimate scholarship opportunity will never request students to put money forward in order to earn money.
Scholarship matching services and websites
These services guarantee to find at least one paying scholarship for students who pay a one-time or recurring monthly fee. This usually amounts to getting scammed out of money upfront. Or, at best, you pay for free information already available online and at your school. With this scam, student information may also be sold to third-parties, putting you at additional risk.
- The “payment due” scholarship
Students are targeted to pay up for scholarships that do not exist in this scam. The student receives an official-looking award letter, a check and instructions to cash the check and send back an acceptance fee. The check often bounces, leaving the student without a scholarship or the money they forwarded.
Every year, students are invited to “free” seminars where they can learn how to get to the front of the line for scholarship money. Once there, they often find the seminar doesn’t actually go over scholarship strategies but instead tries to sell another product.
- Financial aid filing services
In this scam, students with limited experience or no background in applying for financial aid are approached with services offering help applying for aid in exchange for a fee. Generally, this amounts to paying for services that are free to anyone. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) costs nothing to file, and your school’s financial aid office and other free resources are available if you need help completing the FAFSA.
Financial aid taxes due
The financial aid default scam works as a phone call where someone claiming to be the IRS, FBI or another government institution. The caller claims that there are problems with the student’s financial aidd or that the student owes taxes on financial aid they’ve received. The caller insists that the payment must be made immediately or face additional fines or even jail time.
Where do legitimate scholarships come from?
Legitimate scholarships may be offered by schools, governments as well as a wide range of external sources. There are some important differences between these scholarship sources and the precautions students should take during the application process.
- External scholarships are offered by a number of companies, community organizations and social organizations every year. These scholarships are often judged on multiple criteria, including academic performance, community service, financial need and educational goals. Be sure to ask the appropriate questions and vet out an organization before applying for an external scholarship.
- School-based scholarships are offered only to students who attend the college or university offering the award. When you submit your FAFSA application, you may be automatically applied for some school-based financial aid. However, many school-based scholarships often have additional requirements to apply. If a separate application is required, work with the financial aid office or the department offering the scholarship to securely submit the application materials.
- Federal scholarships and grants are available from the U.S. government. Federal grants are most often need-based, and all federal scholarships and grant require you to fill out and submit the FAFSA.
- State scholarships and grants are offered by individual state governments. These programs often have residency requirements, and many state scholarship programs are either merit- or need-based. States typically have unique financial aid applications, which students must submit in addition to the FAFSA.