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SCHOLARSHIPS

Here you will find a listing of scholarships and resources.  Please contact Tracy O'Connell if you have any questions at toconnell@gaylordstmary.org or 989.732.5801 ext. 223. 


FAFSA

* Senior Parent Reminder: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa) opened October 1st. All students should submit an application. There are thousands of state and private scholarships that are accessible only if you fill out the form. More on FAFSA...

https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
https://www.newsday.com/business/fafsa-filing-tips-student-aid-1.21476847
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/10/5-ways-college-students-can-get-the-most-financial-aid.html

 

Other Resources:

How to Know if Early Decision Works for You... https://www.teenlife.com/blogs/how-know-if-early-decision-works-you

Debunking myths surrounding career and technical education:  

https://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/money/business/2018/10/06/debunking-myths-surrounding-career-technical-education/38046041/

The Common Application and Tips:  https://www.commonapp.org/virtual-counselor/ten-college-application-tips


ACT  School Day:  Tuesday, April 5th, 2021

ACT Practice Test and Study Guide Link

MyACT, The New System to Schedule Your ACT Test and Access Your Scores Link

ACT - How to Make the Most of Your Freshman Year in High School - Link

ACT - Your Junior Year of High School - Link

ACT - College and Career Planning for Students and Parents - Link

ACT - High School Life - Link

ACT - College Planning Guide for Parents - Link

 

SAT:  Tuesday, April 26th, 2021

SAT Free Practice and Registration Link

 

If you have any questions about college and career readiness, please contact Tracy O'Connell, School Counselor at 732.5801 or toconnell@gaylordstmary.org.

Help with College Applications ... Tuesday Lunches with Mrs. O'Connell or set up a time that works for you.

 

Above all: PRAY!

RISE: The Otsego Substance Free Youth Coalition is looking for parents to join their efforts of creating a substance free community for youth. This initiative is sponsored by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan, the Northern Michigan Regional Entity and Be The Solution - Drug Free Northern Michigan. 

There will be rotating meeting locations monthly between GHS, JLHS, and SMH as a way of making it a bit easier for members to join. Meetings will be held the first Monday of every month. Please contact Tracy O'Connell if you are interested or have any questions. 

 

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