All things SENIORS!
Class of 2022
Attention All Seniors
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College Fairs/Workshops/Campus Visits
University of Arizona (U of A) FAFSA Application Workshop
When: 3/30/23 @ 5:30 PM
It’s time to file your 2023/2024 FAFSA and we are here to help. During our FAFSA Filing workshop we’ll be presenting a brief overview of the FAFSA and have breakout rooms available in case you need to meet with a financial aid counselor one on one.
This is a great opportunity for you if you want a refresher on how to file your FAFSA or have specific questions, so please join us!
Workshop will be held via zoom from 5:30 – 6:30 pm (Arizona time) on:
- Thursday, March 30th, 5:30 – 6:30 pm
RSVP for your date selection at bit.ly/2324FAFSAFilingWorkshop.
University of Arizona (U of A) Virtual Information Meeting
When: 4/3/23 @ 5:00 PM
You and your parent(s) are invited to hear all about The University of Arizona. At our university, we pride ourselves on offering you an ivy league education. We have over 150 programs to choose from each benefiting from being a part of a Top-20 research institution. Did I also mention that we are listed as one of the best colleges in the country by the Princeton Review? Yet, we want to ensure that our students are going to a university that is affordable, so we will be discussing merit scholarships, Scholarship Universe (exclusive portal dedicated to our students) , and other financial opportunities to help make college achievable for any student. So, join me Monday April 3, 2023, at 5:00pm as we provide a dive into the Wildcat Country!
Sign Up Now: https://slate.admissions.arizona.edu/register/heritageacademy”
They may be eligible for a $10,000 Bridging the Dream Scholarship from The Sallie Mae Fund and Thurgood Marshall College Fund. High school seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents and plan to enroll in an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program during the 2023-2024 academic year are eligible. Applicants must demonstrate leadership skills and moral character, as well as submit a short video describing how the scholarship will assist them in achieving their goals.
VFW Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest
Who is Eligible to Apply?
- Students in grades 9-12 by the March 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools.
- Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence status (the application for which has not been denied) to become a U.S. citizen.
- Foreign exchange students, students age 20 or older, GED and adult education students, or national winners of previous Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contests are ineligible.
What is the Scholarship Amount?
- The first-place winner from each state competes for national awards totaling $34,000.
What are the Scholarship Submission Requirements?
- Two-dimensional art must be on canvas or paper. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen, ink, oil, marker or other media taught may be used.
- Do not frame two-dimensional pieces.
- Submit canvas entries on a stretcher frame or canvas board. Other entries, if matted, must be matted in white. Do not use color mats. Reinforce the back with heavy paper. Mounted and floating mats may also be used.
- The art should be no smaller than 8” x 10” but no larger than 18” x 24”, not including mat.
- Complete entry form and attach to back of entry.
- Submit a typed explanation of patriotism expressed in art (250 words or less).
What are the Scholarship Contest Deadlines?
- March 31: Student Entry Deadline to VFW Auxiliary.*
- April 15: VFW Auxiliary winners due to Department (state) Scholarships Chairman for judging.*
- May 5: VFW Auxiliary Department (state) Winners to VFW Auxiliary National Headquarters.*
Senior Care Aging Matters Scholarship
- Amount: $1,500
- Duration: One-Time Payment
- Number of Recipients: 1 per year
- Applications accepted beginning June 15th for awards the following year
- Deadline Date: May 15th, 2023
- Selection Date: June 15th, 2023
- Announcement Date: As soon as the recipient is contacted and eligibility confirmed
- An existing college student or incoming freshman (to be enrolled in the Fall of 2023 in good academic standing)
- Attending any 2 year or 4 year accredited college or university as a full-time student
- Complete and submit the application form.
- Judging will be based on the submission quality of the application, which will include a short, 1000 word or less essay on why Aging Matters to the applicant.
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships
|As you know, the Opportunity Scholarships provide a guide for all students along their college journey and reward their efforts with chances to earn a $500 scholarship for each completed step. When students complete all six steps, they’ll have the chance to win one of 25 $40,000 Complete Your Journey Scholarships!|
Going Merry Scholarship Search Engine
What is Going Merry?
We are a free scholarship search and application platform.
Personalized matching. Thousands of scholarships and grants.
More Scholarships, Less Search
Build a profile. Get matched to scholarships. It’s that easy.
FAFSA Made Easy Application (Application Opens October 2022)
Going Merry’s FAFSA Made Easy Application
Make sure you complete the FAFSA®, in October of each school year, which is the application form you use to request financial aid from the government and from your future college.
You can fill out the form at the government website fafsa.gov, OR you can fill out an easier, more user-friendly version of the form on Going Merry. Both versions are completely free, so we recommend using Going Merry.
How to Use the Going Merry FAFSA Made Easy application:
1.) Click on the Going Merry link above and login to your Going Merry Account (a free account has been created for you, please check your school email address for login information)
2.) Complete the “Onboarding” questions.
3.) Answer “Yes” to the FAFSA question. After several questions, you’ll see a prompt about federal financial aid, then click on the green box “Yes, show me how.”
8/9 – Senior Group Photo
Senior Group Photo will be taken Tuesday morning @ 7:45 AM. Seniors should wear Dress For Success for that picture, but must change into their uniforms immediately following before returning to class. This likely means seniors will be a little late to 1st hour. No sleeveless, short, or low cut dresses. Men must have their hair worn appropriately and be clean shaven. If scholars are out of dress code they will not be in the picture.
8/16 – Senior Shirt Day
9/20 Senior Shirt Day & Senior Luncheon
10/21 – Senior Sunrise
11/15 – Senior Shirt Day
12/20 Senior Shirt Day
2/16 – Superman
2/21 – Senior Shirt Day
4/3 – Senior Breakfast at Schnepf Farms 9am – 11:00am
4/4 – Top Golf Activity 9:45 am – 11:30am
4/6 – Salt River Tubing Activity (Time TBD)
4/18 – Senior Shirt Day
5/1 – College Shirt Day
5/5 – Senior Sunset (Time TBD)
5/16 – Senior Shirt Day
5/17 – Senior Citizen Day (Dress like a senior citizen)
5/22 – Graduation Rehearsal (Time TBD)
5/23 & 5/24 – Seniors are NOT required to be on campus unless they are taking a final exam or completing work for a class.
5/25 – Graduation Ceremony – Scholars must be in their cap and gown for the ceremony.
Where: Higley Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 4132 E. Pecos Road, Gilbert, AZ. 85295, (480) 279-7194
When: 5:30 pm