Free Application Week
Free College Application Week
Seniors - Nov. 4th thru 8th is Free Application week - this is a time where you can apply to South Dakota colleges and tech schools without having to pay a fee - see Mr. Caldwell if you have any questions.
Financial Aid Night
For seniors and parents
Monday, Oct. 21st
6:00 PM BFHS Band Room
AES Scholarship - Deadline is Oct. 6, 2019. Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.
South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation Scholarship Application - Deadline is Oct. 25, 2019 Eligibility Criteria - Current members of South Dakota Farmers Union; senior in high school planning to attend a SD post-secondary institution; completed application received by 8 AM Oct. 25, 2019.
South Dakota's Big Idea Competition offers students over $25,000 in cash and scholarships. This free online competition promotes entrepreneurship by allowing students to describe a business idea. This contest runs Sept. 1 thru Oct. 31st. The entry form and competition guidelines can be found at www.BIGideaSD.com
Horatio Alger Association seeks to assist students who have demonstrated integrity, perseverance in overcoming adversity, strength of character, financial need, a good academic record, commitment to pursue a college education and a desire to contribute to society. To be considered for the Horatio Alger Scholarship applicants must be enrolled full-time as a high school senior; exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor's degree; demontrate financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required); be involved in co-curricular and community service activities; display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity; maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0; must be a US Citizen. Go to scholars.horatioalger.org - deadline is Oct. 25, 2019.
South Dakota Elks Vocational Grant - this $1,000 award is given to students who will be enrolling in a Post-Secondary Vocational/Technical school program by fall of 2019. See Rhonda for application. Applications must be returned to Rhonda by end of day Oct. 31st.
Elks Most Valuable Student Award - local scholarship given to three boys and three girls. This year the top three scoring boys and girls will each receive a $1,000 award. In addition, students may qualify to compete at the state level for $4,000 state awards with the opportunity to earn up to $50,000 if the applicant makes it to the national level. To access the application, students will go to https://www.elks.org/scholars/mvs.cfm and complete the application online. Applications just be completed and submitted online by 5:00 pm CST, Nov. 5, 2019
Prudential Spirit of Community Award - apply for this award and you could win a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to Washington D.C. in May. Access application at www.spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit Deadline is Nov. 5. 2019 and is open to all High School students.
DAR Good Citizens Program and Scholarship Contest - is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all seniors enrolled in an accredited public or private secondary school. The students selected must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. See Rhonda for application. Deadline is Nov. 9, 2019.
Elks Legacy Scholarship - is a $1,000 to $4,000 award given to students whose parents or grandparents are Elks members. Students will complete the application online at https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/Legacy.cfm. All applications must be completed online by 11:59 AM CST, Jan. 31st, 2020
SD State DAR Scholarship for Military Decedents - any high school senior who plans to attend an institution of higher learning; is a resident of SD and is the direct decedent of a US Military veteran is eligible. Deadline is Feb. 15, 2020. See Rhonda for application.
2020 HonorsGradU Scholarship - Design A Better Future - Five $10,000 awards will be offered. High school students can participate in a design-thinking community building project. Here is a link to anything else you may need to know about this scholarship. http://www.honorsgradu.com/graduation-scholarship.htm. Deadline is March 21, 2020
Dates to Remember
COLLEGE FAIR - Sept. 25th - register at www.gotocollegefairs.com - print receipt and turn into Rhonda or Jeff.
PSAT Test (NMST)- Oct. 16th - 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.
NCRC Test - Oct. 23rd - for all seniors - 8:00 AM to 12 Noon.
ASVAB Test - Oct. 31st - 8:00 Am to Noon
Free Application Week - Nov. 4th thru 8th
BHSU - will be here Monday, Oct. 7th to visit with interested students. The college rep will be in the student center during your lunch time.
Chadron State - will be here Wednesday, Oct. 16th to visit with interested students. The college rep will be in the student center during your lunch time.