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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION


►National, State, & Southwest Iowa Scholarships 

(This is a list of all known National, State, & Southwest Iowa scholarships. 
It has been compiled by local Southwest Iowa School Counselors & is continually updated. 
CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY.)
 

National, State, & Southwest Iowa scholarship list


►Local Scholarship Information 
(This information includes Shenandoah Community & High School Scholarships, as well as other area scholarships & loan opportunities. All info will be available in December & is due January 31 at 3:30pm.) 

2021-22 Uniform Scholarship Application 

2021-22 Uniform Scholarship Brochure 

2021-22 Uniform Scholarship Checklist


►General Scholarship Information

(These links answer common scholarship questions & provide guidance for completing applications.)

General Scholarship Information

Scholarship Guide


COLLEGE PLANNING INFORMATION


Articles

(from Fastweb.com)

Why should you go to college?

Choosing the right college


►Senior Guide 
(These informational packets are given to Seniors in September.) 

Senior Guide


►Shenandoah Senior Calendar 
(month-by-month SHS Senior activities) 

SHS Senior Calendar


►College Planning Night 
(for Sophomores, Juniors, & parents) 

February 23, 2023, 5:30pm, in the May Center


►Countdown-to-College Calendar 
(month-by-month checklist to get ready for college) 

Junior & Senior Calendars

Freshman & Sophomore Calendars


►Request an Iowa Western transcript:

IWCC transcript request


►Regent Admission Index (RAI)
(for admission into Iowa State University, University of Iowa,or the University of Northern Iowa) 

RAI Calculator

RAI Accepted Shenandoah HS Courses


COLLEGE FAIR & COLLEGE VISIT INFORMATION


►2022 Southwest Iowa College Fair 

Shenandoah National Guard Armory:

September 19, 6:30-7:30pm: college representatives & tables for open browsing, Q & A

6:00-7:00pm: live Financial Aid webinar in Armory classroom

September 20, 9-11am

Participating colleges / universities / military branches


►Other Regional College Fairs 

Golden Circle College Fair, September 25, 2022, Des Moines


►College Representatives Calendar 
(Sign up outside Mrs. Weiss' door to meet with these representatives at the high school.) 

College Representatives Calendar


►College Visits 

(Juniors & Seniors may be excused up to 2 days to visit college campuses with permission from Mrs.  Weiss & communication from parents/guardians.  College visits that are not pre-excused will be considered unexcused absences.)

What to ASK on a college visit

What to DO on a college visit


FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION


►What is the financial aid process?
(In case you missed Financial Aid Night, the following video is an overview of the financial aid process including forms, filing, student aid reports, & financial need.)

Financial aid video


October 1 - time to file the FAFSA!

(College bound seniors can file the FAFSA beginning October 1.)

Parent FAFSA letter


►Financial Aid Night 
(for Juniors & parents) 

February 23, 2023, 6:30pm, in the May Center


►FAFSA Ready Iowa 
(FAFSA Ready Iowa is a program in which trained volunteers provide FREE, on-site assistance to students & families in filing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). No appointment necessary.

Date, time, & link coming soon - check back!


Schedule a FREE appointment to file your FAFSA 

Schedule now with ICAN!


TESTING INFORMATION


►Testing Information 

ACT vs. SAT Tests

Register here for the ACT


►PSAT Information 
(This information is shared with Juniors & their parents in early October.) 

PSAT Letter


MILITARY


►Careers in the military

Military career options


►Military Branches:

Air Force

Army

Coast Guard

Marines

Navy

Space Force


OTHER HELPFUL LINKS


ACT Student Planning

College Board

Education Quest

Fastweb

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

ICAN

I Have A Plan Iowa

Iowa Private Colleges

NAIA Eligibility Center

NCAA Eligibility Center

2022-23 SHS Course Handbook


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Heather Weiss

High School Counselor

weissh@shencsd.com


Shenandoah Community Schools
1000 Mustang Drive
Shenandoah, IA 51601 

Phone:
 712.246.4727
Fax: 712.246.2842