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Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority
North Western Kentucky Outreach Counselor
Over the past five years, Daviess County students have been awarded over 5 million dollars in scholarships. Each month new scholarship opportunities become available. There is also information on college visits in the area posted on Daviess County's website. However, after scholarship information and college visit dates have been released it is your responsibility to apply for those scholarships which apply to you, as well as keep up with the college visits dates. The best source for scholarship money is available from the college where you have been or are going to be accepted, but until then additional information and applications are available in the Guidance Office. Good luck Seniors!
Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program
The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders and to create models of educational excellence for teachers and students.
Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience. Students must complete an application and compete with others from across the state. Those selected attend the program free of charge.
For the application and additional information go to http://gsp.ky.gov/
Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA)
From cities and suburbs from farms and coal fields, from every corner of the Commonwealth, Kentucky’s most talented, creative high school students gather for three weeks each summer to learn and grow together at the Governor’s School for the Arts (GSA). Rising juniors and seniors in high school are offered in-depth instruction in one of nine artistic disciplines: architecture, creative writing, dance, drama, instrumental music, musical theatre, new media, visual art or vocal music. Over 1,600 students audition for the program each year at four sites across Kentucky. 225 students are selected for GSA, an honor which includes: full tuition, room and board to attend the school; the opportunity to learn in a supportive community of distinguished master-teachers; the chance to audition for scholarships before the nation’s top colleges and universities; the excitement of performing at the Student Performance Festival at the conclusion of the program; and serious fun!
During their three week stay on the beautiful campus of Transylvania University in Lexington, the student artists are immersed in a rigorous schedule of daily seminars, master-classes, lectures, hands-on workshops and field trips. While each student specializes in one art form, all students participate in structured, interdisciplinary arts experiences designed to familiarize them with the joys and challenges of disciplines other than their own.
Many GSA students come from areas of Kentucky where specialized arts instruction is limited or simply not available. Regardless of the level of their prior training, whether they hail from rural or urban areas, these teens are often artistically isolated. Through the generosity of our donors, this program provides critical support for an exceptionally talented group of young people while fostering discipline and achievement. GSA is an honor and an incentive for further accomplishments. The long-term economic and social vitality of the Commonwealth can only enhanced if we nurture and develop the widest range of talents of our citizens, both academic and artistic.
The students selected for GSA are expected to follow a high standard of personal conduct. Mutual respect, excellent work habits and a cooperative spirit are all necessary aspects of community life throughout the program. By living and learning in a “community of artists”, students are led to understand how they may be of service to the cause of the arts in general, and to their communities and schools in particular. Many opportunities exist for students to develop interpersonal skills which will enhance their transition to college life and also serve them well in many other settings throughout their lives.
GSA plays a vital role in preparing its students for their pursuit of careers not only in the arts, but in all facets of professional life requiring leadership, critical thinking, exceptional communication and expressive skills, and understanding of our multi-cultural world. Upon returning to their homes and schools, GSA students are more mature, focused and motivated. They are well on their way to becoming aware, involved citizens, real assets to their communities and the Commonwealth.
For the application and additional information go to http://www.kentuckygsa.org/students/default.aspx
This website will tell you about the official benefits of the U.S. Government (http://www.govbenefits.gov/). This is an easy to use site that provides access and information to more than 1,000 benefits and assistance programs which include numerous education related programs (Federal Pell Grants, PLUS Parent Loans, Student Career Experience Program, Student Temporary Employment Program and Youth Opportunity Grants).
GREAT RESOURCES FOR COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS
Most Popular Links
The Princeton Review - all sorts of college information
College Board - The SAT test plus all sorts of testing and college preparation information
ACT - the ACT test and other resources
Federal Student Aid Site - Federal Student Aid Site for students, parents and counselors
FinAid - Student aid resource site
Students.gov - student gateway to the US Government
US Dept. of Education - search for student aid resources by state
Scholarship Scams - avoid scholarship scams - don't pay!
Personality and Career Assessment
Bureau of Labor and Statistics Career Guide - link your favorite subject in school to a possible career
Life Colors Questionnaire - What Kind of Person Are You?
The Princeton Review Career Test
The Vocational Information Center
Search for Colleges
National Center for Education - links and searches to colleges and universities
Online Degree – online education and degree program information
Peterson’s – find colleges by degree programs of interest
Online Education Links
DeVry University – technical programs available
Jones University – specializes in business and computer courses
Kaplan University – includes financial aid info
University of Phoenix Online – includes links to all campus locations
Top 100 National Universities - US News & World Report
College and University Rankings - a list of different ranking sites
Two Year College Resources
Community College Review – profiles of community and junior colleges
Axia College Online – online education offering associate degrees
League for Innovation in Community Colleges – international consortium of community colleges
http://www.todaysmilitary.com/ - Military (general)
http://www.army.mil/ - Army
http://www.navy.mil/ - Navy
http://www.uscg.mil/ - Coast Guard
http://www.marines.com/ - Marines
http://www.af.mil/ - Air Force
http://www.ecampustours.com/ - virtual campus tours
http://www.campusview.com/ - collection of on line view books
http://www.collegiatechoice.com/ - non promotional videos of colleges
What are my Chances at This School?
Health and Safety for Students
Centers for Disease Control - learn what you can do to enjoy college the safe and healthy way!
Health Insurance Quotes – student health insurance quotes and plans
About the Different Tests
ACT test - used for college admissions, an alternative to the SAT
Advanced Placement (AP) tests - information about AP testing
www.collegeboard.com/prof/counselors/apply/12.html - Sat Subject Test Requirements at different schools
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) - about the CLEP program
ISEE – Independent School Entrance Exam - often used for entrance into private high schools
PLAN test - generally administered fall of Sophomore year
PSAT – Preliminary SAT
Test Prep Resources
http://www.testprep.com/ - by Stanford Testing Systems
http://www.act.org/ - online registration and prep for ACT
http://www.eurekareview.com/ - Eureka One on One Review, LLC
http://www.vocabulary.com/ - fun ways to improve your vocabulary
http://www.scholarship.com/ - finding scholarships
http://www.fastweb.com/ - Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
http://www.collegeboard.com/ - College, Career, Scholarship Search
http://www.tuitions.com/ - scholarship search
http://www.wiredscholar.com/ - SallieMay site for financial aid
http://www.collegepayway.com/ - tools for planning to pay for college
Financial Aid Calculators
www.finaid.org/calculators/ - financial aid calculator
www.act.org/fane/index.html - calculator on the ACT website
Financial Aid Links
http://www.studentaid.ed.gov/ - Federal Student Aid Site or call 1-800-433-3243 (TTY 800-730-8913 for hearing impaired)
http://www.finaid.org/ - Student aid resource site
http://www.students.gov/ - student gateway to the US Government
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ - online FAFSA application
For Minority, Low-Income, First Generation Students
www.finaid.org/otheraid/minority.phtml - minority aid site
http://www.yesican.gov/ - White House initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
http://www.yosipuedo.gov/ - spanish version of same site as above
http://www.chciyouth.org/ - english and spanish information on planning - free publications
http://www.hispanicfund.org/ - Hispanic resource for college aid
http://www.uncf.org/ - United Negro College Fund
collegefund.org - American Indian fund
http://www.aimd.org/ - American Institute for Managing Diversity
http://www.aihec.org/ - American Indian Higher Education Consortium
http://www.black-collegian.com/ - the Black Collegian
http://www.blackexcel.org/ - Black Excel: The College Help Network
http://www.hillel.org/ - Jewish resource for colleges
http://www.gmsp.org/ - Gates Millennium Scholars Fund
http://www.hsf.net/ - Hispanic scholarships
http://www.hacu.net/ - Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
http://www.jbhe.com/ - Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
qemnetwork.qem.org - Quality Education for Minorities
www.nativeculture.com/lisamitten/education.html - Tribal Colleges, Native Studies Programs, and Indian Education
Students With Disabilities
http://www.ahead.org/ - Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
http://www.add.org/ - Attention Deficit Disorder Association
http://www.chadd.org/ - Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders
http://www.ldanatl.org/ - Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
http://www.ldresources.com/ - Learning Disability Resources
http://www.ncld.org/ - National Center for Learning Disabilities
http://www.fcsn.org/ - Federation for Children with Special Needs
http://www.ldonline.org/ - Learning Disabilities Online
http://www.nifl.gov/ - National Adult Literacy & Learning Disabilities Center