Thursday, March 6, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Money Smart Kid Essay Contest
Another great opportunity for your students - the Money Smart Kid Essay Contest is worth $1,000 to the winning essay and is open to students in grades 7-11. To qualify, students must sumbit a 300 words or less essay answering the following question:
Any investment has a certain amount of risk and an expected return. Describe to a potential investor how investing in you (such as paying for more education) will produce a return. Please discuss types of risk the investor could face.
The submission deadline is March 14, 2014.
Please help spread the word to your students. To learn more about the program visit the Iowa JumpStart Coalition web page: http://iowajumpstart.org/whatwedo/msw-iowa/.
ICAN is proud to be part of Money Smart Week and the Iowa JumpStart Coalition.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Planning For Your Future College and Career Fair---Thursday, March 6 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Marion High School.
Representatives from several colleges and area businesses will be on hand to talk with students and parents about college and career options. Find out about corridor-area Hot Jobs, Iowa College Access Network, job shadows, internships, and Kirkwood College Credit in High School as well! All area high school students and their parents are welcome. Click on the following link for more information, including tips on how students can get the most out of the fair and questions for them to ask the booth representatives:http://www.kirkwood.edu/site/index.php?p=32900
Monday, February 24, 2014
Seniors don't forget to check out the local scholarship spreadsheet located on this blog site or the main counseling website. Tons of new scholarships have been added and deadlines are fast approaching. Many have deadlines right after spring break, including the Linn-Mar Foundation scholarships and the Optimist scholarship. If you aren't escaping the winter weather and going somewhere warm over spring break, consider applying for FREE money towards college during your time off!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
ACT Prep WorkshopLinn-Mar High School will be hosting a ZAPS ACT test-preparation seminar on 3/29/2014 from 9 am to 3 pm. A majority of students who attend a ZAPS seminar raise their ACT score by 2-4+ points or their SAT score by 50-150+ points.
The seminar will include:
- Five hours of personal instruction with an expert test specialist
- Study materials for your student to keep, including a comprehensive study guide and six practice tests per subject
- Subject review and strategies for every question type in each section of the test
- A customized study plan
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Junior girls if you are interested in attending a leadership conference this summer consider attending the Iowa American Legion Girls State Conference. There is an information meeting Monday 2/17 at 7:00 p.m at the Marion American Legion Post #298 and you may also see Mr. Kennedy for more information.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
This Monday, February 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. there will be volunteers at The Hotel Kirkwood Center to help you fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The completion of the FAFSA is critical in the college financial aid process. Attend this free event offered through Iowa College Goal Sunday to learn about filling out the FAFSA, get advice from financial experts, receive information on scholarships, and find out your next steps. For more information and future dates in our area, visit www.iowacgs.org