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Scholarships, What’s the Fuss?

Posted by: Kenley Kingrey | November 12, 2011 | No Comment |

                    Scholarships and Admittance forms are one of the many issues on a senior’s mind during their last year at high school. This big decision will affect the rest of their lives. It determines what job they will have, and where they will live. So this process of finding the perfect college for them and finding available scholarships is a big step towards the rest of their lifes.
                    Seniors at Homer High School will soon be going through the process of finding scholarships that fit their needs and choice of school. The most applied for scholarship in Homer is the Elk’s scholarship. It is the most popular scholarship, because it’s open to a wide variety of people and the requirements are universal.  The scholarship allows people to use the money for a variety of different schools in Alaska.
                    Mrs. Hampson school counselor said, “There are two kinds of scholarships. First there are scholarships that come from the school itself and you would turn in that application when you applied to the school. Second there are local scholarships and those deadlines to apply usually come up in late March and throughout the month of April.”
                    How many seniors actually plan on going on to college after high school? Mrs. Hampson said,”Probably 40 to 45% of the seniors plan on going to college after high school. Right now I have had about ten seniors come in and apply for scholarships and schools. These are seniors who want to go to a specific school, or just like to get things done early.”
                    One last thought from Mrs. Hampson to the seniors is “I know it’s still early but it’s time for you to get on board and start applying. When you finish that you need to start thinking about where you would like to go. This will make your life so much easier if you start thinking about that now.”

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