Action Plan: High School Juniors


Start Your College Search

  • Start with you: Make lists of your abilities, preferences, and personal qualities. List things you may want to study and do in college.
  • Jumpstart your college planning by reading about majors and careers.
  • Use College Search to find colleges with the right characteristics.

Start Thinking about Financial Aid


Plan Your Spring Testing Schedule

  • You can take either the SAT Reasoning Test™ or up to three SAT Subject Tests™ on one test day. Plan your testing schedule carefully if you want to take both types of SAT®. See the SAT schedule of test dates and register online for the SAT.
  • Use the access code on your PSAT/NMSQT score report to sign in to My College QuickStart™. With this personalized planning kit, you can prepare for the SAT using a study plan based on your PSAT/NMSQT results and explore lists of suggested colleges, majors, and careers.


Get Ready for the SAT

Explore Colleges

Prepare for AP® Exams

  • Do well on AP Exams and receive credit or placement at most colleges. Get AP Exam preparation.

Plan Ahead for the Summer & Senior Year


Keep Your Momentum Up This Summer

  • Visit colleges. Take campus tours and, at colleges you're serious about, schedule interviews with admissions counselors. Be sure to bring your campus visit checklist.
  • Request applications from colleges to which you'll apply. Check important dates; some universities have early dates or rolling admissions. Consult the College Application Calendar and the Financial Aid Calendar for a basic idea of the applications timeline.

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The Army ROTC 4 Year Scholarship Program
Do you want to get a college education?
Do you need help paying for it?
Do you want to serve your country and get paid to do it?
Contact us and ask about how ROTC can help you.
What do you get?
  • 4 years of 100% tuition and fees paid for at NNU, C of I, or BSU
  • $600 a semester for books
  • $350-$500 monthly allowance
  • World Class Leadership Experience

Once you graduate from college and Commission in the US Army, you'll be an Army Officer with skills and experiences that will separate you from your peers.

The starting salary with benefits for a newly commissioned officer is about $48K per year

All the information is free. Call or visit our website at and link to Military Science or call Major Nelson or SGM Beers at 208-467-8391 to see if you have the qualifications necessary.

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Action Plan: High School Seniors
September -
  • Make a master calendar for your senior year
  • Narrow your list of colleges to between 5 & 10 and review it with your counselor get an application and financial aid info from each, visit as many as possible
  • Talk to military recruiters, if interested
  • Register for ACT/SAT
  • Begin checking on scholarships
  • Create an organizer for your college plans

October -

  • Meet with counselor for graduation review of grades & credits
  • Take ACT/SAT
  • Attend National College Fair at the Boise Center on the Grove
  • Pick up a copy of Idaho Higher Education Book
  • Work on college essays
  • Begin talking to college representatives
  • Send in Early Decision/Early Action applications

November -

  • Take ACT/SAT
  • Submit letters of recommendations from Teachers/Counselors
  • Begin sending in college applications
  • Keep organizer up to date

December -

  • Apply to schools of choice if you have not already
  • Pick up a free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in the counseling office
  • Apply for outside funding and scholarships
  • PARENTS: Save your year-end payroll stub if it shows your earnings for the year. You may need it for financial eligibility reviews by schools.
  • Register for any college entrance exams your schools of choice may require

January -

  • ELL students should register for ELPT
  • Keep organizer up to date

February -

  • Check that all colleges of your choice have received financial aid, college tests, mid- year transcripts, etc
  • Check college application submission deadlines

March -

  • Some colleges may begin to respond
  • Look for your Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail. Your SAR contains federal financial aid information
  • If you have not received your SAR by four weeks after you sent in your FAFSA, contact them at 1-319-337-5665

April -

  • Watch mail for college acceptance and financial aid award letters
  • Make final decision and send in required deposits by the deadline
  • Notify the schools you have chosen NOT to attend of your decision

May -

  • Take AP exams
  • Send in college deposits and dorm reservations
  • Register for collegecourses
  • Request 2nd semester transcripts to be sent to final college of choice
  • Notify counselors of scholarships and awards received for graduation bulletin

June -

  • Accept Financial Aid Awards from the college to attend

Senior Scholarship Opportunity:

1.  The first scholarship is "Aspiring Fashion Professional" Scholarship.  This is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit this link and find the scholarship located at the bottom of the page and click on it.  

2.  The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 4th year we are awarding this scholarship for We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. We ask that you have interested students visit our website,  to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it. 

The deadline for both scholarships is June 1, 2015.

If possible, please include a reference to our scholarship program on your scholarship page.

Please feel free to Tweet or Facebook info about this scholarship at your discretion. If you do so, let me know as I will gladly share the info with our Social Media Manager so she can follow/like/retweet your info as well.


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Visit toapply to many different creative scholarships!!!


US Students 13 years of age or older.

Check website for Deadline

Amount of Award -

range $1500.00- $5,000

For a complete list of these and other scholarships please visit this link:

Scholarship Experts

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Greetings from Treasure Valley Community College!


The new year is approaching quickly, and I want to let you know that on the 1st of January, applications for our Foundation Scholarships become available. The application and information on the various scholarships can be found on our website, and the direct link is:

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Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation Scholarship
The Caldwell Night Rodeo and the Caldwell Western Heritage Foundation board of directors have againmade the decision to provide scholarships for the youth of southwestern Idaho and eastern Oregon. This is another one of the ways the boards would like to give back to the community who has supported our rodeo. They have committed to give out a minimum of five (5) $2,000.00 scholarships each year. Each year the rodeo will contribute a portion of it's proceeds to this fund with the hope of building a big enough endowment to help the youth of this area for many generations to come.
*Note: Living on a farm or having a farm/agriculture/rodeo background are NOT requirements of ths scholarship.
For an application please see your Counselor. If you have questions, please contact either Mick Goff (208-841-6222) or Gene Betts (208-880-1525)
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BSPSI Annual Scholarship Announcement
BSPSI is one of five regional groups that in conjunction make up Idaho Association of Buliding Officials (IDABO), an official chapter of the International Code Council. IDABO was first recognized as an official chapter of the International Conference of Building Officials in 1958. In our first fifty years of existence we've undergone several name changes and seen the merger of three national model code organizations into the current International Code Council.
In celebrating our fifty-third year, IDABO remains true to its primary goals of safety and welfare of the general public in the built environment. We include proper adoption of building safety and related construction codes among our goals, and to that end, we facilitate the education of building safety professionals, contractors, design professionals and the general public. We are part of a cooperative effort to help make our communities safer and better places to live.
Here at BSPSI we are proud to offer a $300 (1st place) and $200 (2nd place) scholarship to the winner of our scholarship contest. This scholarship is an effort to give back to students who have been chosen to pursue a career in one of the many building safety professions represented by BSPSI. Careers represented by BSPSI include: Inspectors, Plan Reviewers, Construction Managers, Architects, Engineers, Drafters, and many more.
Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants must be either attending a college located in the State of Idaho; or
  • Applicants must be current residents of Idaho attending a public or private high school in grade level 12 within BSPSI's chapter area of Idaho; or
  • Applicants must have attended a public or private high school in grade level 12 within BSPSI's chapter area of Idaho and attending a college located outside the state of Idaho.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled or plan to be enrolled in a building safety profession.

For more information please contact your school Counselor.



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