Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Selective Scholarship Opportunity

Would you like to attend college for free or with very little cost out of your pocket? Do you excel academically at the top of your class and are involved in activities within your community? If so, a highly selective scholarship may be the right direction for you.

Highly selective scholarships are available to some of the nation’s top schools such Yale, Columbia, Northwestern, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Washington University and the list goes on. These scholarships provide dollars for full or partial tuition. These are amazing opportunities to take advantage of. The counseling department has put together a link for more information on these scholarships at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/selectivescholarships

These deadlines are fast approaching and may require a counselor to nominate you for the scholarship. If you are interested, please fill out the Selective Scholarship Survey link from the School Counseling website at http://www.linnmar.k12.ia.us/schools/High_School/GUIDANCE/default.html . Any questions, see the Counseling Department or stop in the College/Career Center.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job Shadow Information

Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors-- Do you have a dream career in mind? Or are you interested in exploring different careers that would be of interest to you? Either way, consider applying for a job shadow coordinated by the Workplace Learning Connection. You can do two job shadows each year and the fall applications are due to Mrs. Zigtema by Friday, September 12th. Applications can be found at www.workplace-learning.org

A representative from Workplace Learning Connection will be at Linn-Mar on Thursday, September 11th from 8:30-10:00 in the College/Career Center (located within the Media Center). Stop by to get your job shadow questions answered or to find out more!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

The Rotary Youth Exchange program application is available and is due on October 17th.  If you have questions about this exchange program please see Mr. Kennedy in the 11-12 Office, or contact at 447-3104 or dkennedy@linnmar.k12.ia.us.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Interested in UNC, Notre Dame, UVirginia, or Emory?

College reps from these schools will be in Davenport, Oct. 5 in the evening. Go to this website for more info.

Eastern Iowa College Fair- Wed. Sept. 17th 9 a.m.-Noon

The Eastern Iowa College Fair will be held on the Kirkwood Campus on Wednesday September 17th, from 9am -12 noon.
Approximately 100 Colleges and Universities will be represented.
Pick up a flyer in the College and Career Center for more details, this event qualifies as a visit and you can be excused from school to attend!

PSAT sign up!

PSAT test date is Oct. 15th. Students bring $14 to the cashier and show their receipt to Honey Sue or Jayne in the 11/12 office to get registered.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Exploring College Options College Fair

Come hear from college admissions representatives from several prominent schools across the United States. Representatives from Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn and Stanford University will be visiting the area on Sunday, September 14th at 7:30 p.m. at the Coralville Marriott. For more information and to RSVP visit www.exploringcollegeoptions.org