Upcoming College Visits at OHS:
See Mrs. Spratt in the OHS counseling office to sign up!
8th Grade Course Information:
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2019-2020 We the Students Essay Prompt: What does civil discourse mean to you?
At the Bill of Rights Institute, we love to ask challenging questions. We also love to reward students who rise to the challenge by tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. For this year's We the Students Essay Contest, we are challenging students to tell us what civil discourse means to them. The students who provide the most thoughtful, meaningful responses to this question will receive scholarship awards of up to $7,500. A total of fourteen students will receive scholarship prizes totaling $20,000.
For this essay, we are asking students to not only share their comprehension of what civil discourse is meant to be but to also relate what it looks like when it works – and when it doesn’t – and why. Perhaps they will choose to include mention of a time when they, themselves, were part of an exchange intended to understand something – how did they go about it? We encourage them to bring emotion, creativity, specific examples (including current events), and well-researched facts into what they write.
Deadline is April 15, 2020
The General Federation of Women’s Club (GFWC) is offering 5 scholarships. Applications are available in the Counseling Office. The scholarships are:
- 2020 Arthur Grant Smith DRAMA Scholarship: Preference given to students majoring in drama/theatre. Open to high school seniors, current college students, and/or adults returning to college. Student must attend an ILLINOIS college/university Fall Semester 2020.
- Vina A. Miller Memorial Scholarship – Education 2020: Preference given to students majoring in education. Open to high school seniors, current college students, and/or adults returning to college. Student must attend an ILLINOIS college/university Fall Semester 2020.
- 2020 Hamilton Ridge MUSIC Scholarship: Preference is given to students majoring in music. Open to high school seniors, current college students, and/or adults returning to college. Student must attend an ILLINOIS college/university Fall Semester 2020.
- 2020 Lorado Taft Art Scholarship: Preference is given to students majoring in art. Open to high school students, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school. Student must attend an ILLINOIS college/university Fall Semester 2020.
- 2020 Vocational Scholarship: Open to high school students, current college/trade school students, and/or adults returning to college/trade school. Student must attend an ILLINOIS college, junior college, technical or trade school FALL Semester 2020.
Deadline for each of these is April 1, 2020
The PFLAG Sauk Valley Scholarship application is available in the Counseling Office. Graduating seniors from area high schools who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender or who are strong allies of the LGBTQI community, are eligible.
Deadline is April 6, 2020
The Schoon Scholarship is available to graduating seniors of Ogle County who plan to attend a 2 year or 4 year college after high school. The Freshman application for graduating seniors, as well as the renewal application for any former students to submit a renewal application have been posted on the front page of the Regional Office of Education website at www.roe47.org.
Deadline is 4 p.m. on April 10, 2020
Students who are Highland-bound may now access our easy-to-use search engine at https://highland.edu/admissions/financial-aid/scholarships/ to apply for more than $350,000 in scholarships. The search engine allows students to enter in a few demographic details to narrow down the list to display scholarships for which they are qualified.
Deadline for most scholarship applications is June 1st, 2020 **Please note the deadline extension!!
Also, registration for the summer semester opens on February 19th. A complete listing of summer semester courses can be found by viewing the searchable schedule at www.highland.edu. If you are interested in online course opportunities, please register early as these classes fill quickly.
Year-round Pell is available for the 2019-2020 school year so graduating seniors may be eligible to qualify for financial aid for summer classes. The first step in applying for financial aid is to submit the 2019-2020 FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov and students will need to enter in 2017 tax information for the summer semester.
The Knights of Columbus Scholarship and the KSB Healthcare Scholarship are now available in the Counseling Office.
The Kishwaukee College Foundation awards over 300 scholarships annually, totaling more than $300,000!
Students are selected on a competitive basis according to each scholarship’s specific requirements. The current application period runs from March 1 – April 15. Scholarships will be applied to Fall 2020 tuition.
Please visit www.kish.edu/scholarships for details on specific scholarships and to access the online application.
The Chief OHS/U of I Alumni Scholarship is available in the Counseling Office for seniors planning on attending the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign this fall.