COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Be sure to visit the Counseling Office for the the latest deadlines and dates for scholarships, college tests, workshops and more! Stop by and see us anytime.

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Financial Aid 101 & FAFSA

On Wednesday, October 4th, Hotchkiss High and Western State will host a Financial Aid 101 meeting at 6 PM in the school’s kennel. It will be opened to all parents who are interested. Parents of juniors and seniors will want to attend, especially if it is your first time through the process.

After the financial aid meeting, we will go over our counseling program of Naviance so that you can see what it encompasses. We will also look at your student’s SAT/PSAT scores from last April and discuss what the next steps are.

At the conclusion on the meeting, the senior parents are invited to come to the library and complete their FAFSA id request, and if you bring along your 2016 taxes, you can also complete your son/daughter’s FAFSA.

Fort Lewis Free Application

Fort Lewis will host a free application day on Wednesday October 25th. Complete the application on line but don't submit it, the representative will help you through that process. Sign up for your visit time in the counseling office, as she will be here between 3 and 4 pm.

CMU Free Application Week

Colorado Mesa University will be holding its free application week during the week of October 2nd. Complete your application now but don't submit it until that week. Use the code FREEAP during that week as you complete your application.

CU Mini Med Classes

CU Mini Med School

at Delta County Memorial Hospital

FREE Weekly lectures:

Wednesday Nights 7-8:30pm

September 6 - November 1.

(skipping September 20)

Register at: https://fastfor.ms/A9CD2

September 6, 2017

Opioid Epidemic: Dennis Boyle, MD

September 13, 2017

The Secrets to Successful Aging:

Jeff Wallace, MD

September 20, 2017

FALL BREAK

September 27, 2017

Medical Ethics: Matthew Wynia, MD

October 4, 2017

Topics in Medicine: Nichole Zehnder, MD

October 11, 2017

What Science Tells Us - Lose Weight &

Keep It Off Forever: James Hill, MD

October 18, 2017

Neurology, Matt West, MD

October 25, 2017

Emergency Medicine, Katherine Bakes, MD

November 1, 2017

How Doctors Diagnose: Kristin Furfari, MD & Patrick Kneeland, MD

Western Slope College Fair

Aspen School District is hosting the Colorado Western Slope College Fair on Sunday, October 1st from 10 - 2.

College Admission Reps from more than 240 colleges and universities will be ther

25 workshops will also take place

Go to www.cwscollegefair.org to register and get more information

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company: The 2018 Colorado Aerospace Internship Initiative will commence June 18-29, 2018. Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 27th 2018.

Selection will be based on interest and availability. Students from rural areas of the state will receive preference and Lockheed Martin needs assistance in getting the word out.

Eligibility Requirements:

Colorado-resident

High School or College student as of Spring 2018

Interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics Careers

https://citizensforspace.wufoo.com/forms/2018-colorado-aerospace-internship

United States Senate Youth Progam

The Annual United States Senate Youth Program authorizes the selection of 104 student delegates, two from each state, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Office of Dependents Schools (DoDDS). The delegates are immersed in Washington activities throughout their week-long stay, including visits to the Senate, the House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Pentagon. Delegates hear major addresses by senators, cabinet members, and officials of the Department of State and the Department of Defense, as well as other federal departments. Additional activities include visits to the various Smithsonian Museums. The William Randolph Hearst Foundation pays all expenses for the week-long Washington stay, including transportation, hotel accommodations, and meals. In addition, each delegate is awarded a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate studies.

Criteria

Each student must be a legal permanent resident or citizen of the United States at the time of application. The student must be enrolled for the entire academic year in a public or independent high school located in the state (including for these purposes the District of Columbia) in which at least one of their parents or guardians currently resides. The student applicant must currently be serving in an elected capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations and continue to serve in that elected position for the entire 2017-2018 school year:

· Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer;

· Class President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer;

· Student Council Representative;

· National Honor Society officer; or

· Student representative elected or appointed (appointed by a panel, commission or board) to a local, district, regional or state-level civic, service and/or educational organization approved by the Colorado Department of Education.

Selection will be based on academic accomplishments, community service, and demonstrated qualities of leadership for the current school year.

2018 Application Process and Deadline

Applications will be due on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, by 11:59 pm. The 2018 Senate Youth Application can be found at https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/senateyouth

Questions? Please contact CompetitiveGrants@cde.state.co.us.

SAT Prep

Wanting your student to study for the SAT or PSAT? Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will take it in March or April. During ICAP these students have set up an account with Khan Academy. Khan Academy is directly linked with College Board. Students can take a simplified version or a full version of the SAT on Khan Academy which will then set them up a program of study.

Another place to study is March2Success.com or on the students Naviance page.

UPCOMING EVENTS