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Monday, March 25, 2019

Additional Local Scholarship Added

Seniors - check the link on the left side of this blog.  We just added the Freeport Lions Scholarship as a local scholarship.  It is due by April 5th to Audrey in the HS office.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Melrose Public Utilities Scholarship

If you/your parent has utility services with Melrose Public Utilities, you are eligible to apply for the following scholarship:
Missouri River Energy Services (MRES) has established a scholarship program to assist high school seniors with educational pursuits that are related to the electric industry. Up to 10 scholarships will be granted each year in two categories. The scholarship deadline is March 15, 2019.
1)  Scholarships for Full-Time Undergraduate Studies
Up to five (5) scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors who meet the following qualifications:
  • Must reside in a household receiving electric service from one of the 61 MRES member utilities. (Melrose Utilities is included)
  • Must enroll in a full-time* undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational technical school no later than the fall of 2019. 
Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing courses of study for careers related to the electric industry, such as an electrical technician (field service technician, wind turbine maintenance, power plant maintenance, etc.), electrical engineer or other engineering disciplines, mathematics, science, energy management, or other closely related field. 

Scholarship materials are available here.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Win a Trip to Washington D.C.

National Rural Electric Youth Tour:

A Washington, D.C. Trip

Each year, rural electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,500 students on the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour program continues to foster the grassroots spirit of the rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating to high school juniors and seniors how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about.

Each year, Stearns Electric Association sends one high school junior or senior on an all-expense paid trip to the Washington, D.C. Rural Electric Youth Tour. The selected student will visit with congressional representatives, tour some of the most famous museums in the world, and make memories and friends that will last a lifetime. Learn how to apply below.

To select one high school junior or senior to represent Stearns Electric Association at the Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

The contest is open to any current high school junior whose family is a member of the Cooperative.

See this website for more information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

ACT Prep Class and Scholarship

We will be offering a 4 hour ACT Prep Course on January 13, from 1-5 p.m. The cost will be $30 per student.Online registration is available from the Community Education site.

Also, seniors, be sure you are checking the scholarship opportunities frequently on this website - list on the right side of this blog.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

College Knowledge Month

October is "College Knowledge Month" in the state of MN.  It is an initiative encouraging students to apply to colleges.  Many colleges waive the application fee for the whole month and some waive it just the last full week of October. I will be offering numerous times during the last full week of October for students to come into the guidance office and apply to those colleges on this list. Of course you are welcome to come other times for help as well!  Take advantage of this great opportunity!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

FAFSA Completion Night

A letter was mailed to seniors and their parent/guardian today - here is what it said:

What: FAFSA Completion Event
Who: Seniors and their parent/guardian
Where: Melrose High School Media Center
When: 6:00-8:00 pm on Thursday evening, November 15th (during the same time as parent-teacher conferences) in the HS Media Center
More Info:  There will be financial aid representatives here during this event that will help you complete the FAFSA (free application for federal student aid). The FAFSA is required if you are hoping to get grants or loans from a college.  There is one form that you need to fill out ahead of time that I will send to you when you email me to RSVP.  Also, there are two videos that will help you in the process of getting ready for this event and for completing the FAFSA.  They can be viewed on my website at:

**Please make sure that you (student) and one parent have created an FSA ID before the FAFSA completion night at least 3 days beforehand.**
Click here for the FSA Website 

The videos discussed in the message above are here:

AGAIN! Please make sure that you (student) and one parent have created an FSA ID (video instruction is above) before the FAFSA completion night at least 3 days beforehand.  

If you are unable to make the event here at Melrose HS - there is another opportunity for the completion event and here is the information below:

The Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s financial aid office will be hosting a FAFSA-completion event on Monday, October 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Saint John’s University Alcuin Library.  We thought it appropriate to be sure that families were aware that their child is not required to apply to CSB/SJU in order to utilize this service. 

We ask that families RSVP using the link in the included email below, which you may edit as you wish and then forward on to your senior parents.  Because our space will be limited, families will be asked to sign up for one of three times-slots:  5:00 – 6:00, 6:00 – 7:00, and 7:00 – 8:00 PM. 

Dear Parents of Seniors,

Regardless of where your son/daughter plans to apply for school, The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University financial aid office is hosting a FAFSA-completion event on Monday, October 22 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM in the Saint John’s University Alcuin Library.  This is an opportunity for you to complete the FAFSA with your child for the 2019-20 academic year, in addition to being able to ask questions of a member of the financial aid staff.   Please RSVP using the link below as you will sign up for a one-hour time slot. 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Senior Meetings

I am just finishing up the first week of the small group senior meetings.  I am hopeful the seniors are finding the information helpful as they start the process of college applications, which can often be very overwhelming.  With that said I wanted to mention a few keys dates:
- October: the last week in October is free application week - watch for information/dates on coming into the computer lab and applying to state schools for free and to get help with this
- November 15: Financial Aid workshop at school - 6pm.  This is for parents and/or students.  A letter will be mailed home about this.

Here is an advertisement I received from Alexandria Tech/CC about applying for free as well: