WHS ACCESS NEWSLETTER April 2019
Wheaton High School CollegeTracks Team
Ms. Cait Belney
Ms. Wendy Nagoski
Ms. Monet Blakey
NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY (May 1)!
Seniors, did you know you need to decide which college you are going to attend by May 1st?
- Decision Day is the deadline to let most colleges know you are going to attend.
- On that day, you'll be expected to pay your enrollment deposit to secure your spot at the college of your choice.
- Check your MDCAPS account and accept any grants that you are awarded.
- Bring your financial aid award letters to the CollegeTracks office as you receive them. We will estimate the costs and compare the results.
- We can help you make a decision by May 1st!
Seniors: Join the
Did you know you can take CollegeTracks to college with you?
A CollegeTracks Success Coach will help you with your academics, financial aid, career opportunities, and life as a college student!
Drop by the CollegeTracks office to learn more!
Let Ms. Cait, Ms. Monet, or Ms. Wendy know if you're applying for any of these scholarships!
Alfred Street Baptist Church Foundation Scholarship
April 7, 2019
ELIGIBILITY: Graduate from a high school in the DMV, be a U.S. citizen, be admitted and committed to attend a four-year college in the Fall of 2019, demonstrate commitment to community service, have a 2.75 or higher GPA, combined SAT scores of 850 or 19 or higher on the ACT, demonstrate financial need.
Negative Population Growth Scholarship Essay Contest
April 19, 2019
AMOUNT: $750 to $2,000
Open to high school seniors. Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident. Essay required.
NAME: Minds in Motion MD: Scholar-Athlete Scholarship
April 11, 2019
ELIGIBILITY: Must have participated in interscholastic athletics while in high school, have a minimun GPA of 3.25, SAT/ACT scores required, no citizenship requirements.
Blessing applied to 17 colleges and has been accepted to 10. She has applied for 13 scholarships and is looking for more opportunities to help pay for college.
1. What are you interested in studying in college and why?
Nursing because I want to have a positive impact on people's health.
2. What part of college are you looking forward to the most?
Being independent and being on my own!
Blessing's advice for juniors:
Stay on your grind and work hard!
DID YOU KNOW?
Shepherd was founded in 1871 in Shepherdstown, West Virginia and approximately 3,800 undergraduates attend the university.
Shepherd University offers more than 79 undergraduate programs, which include a variety of majors!
Shepherd is recommended for students interested in majoring in Sports Communication, Sports Marketing, Athletic Coaching, Aquatic Science, Environmental Engineering, Photography/Computer Imagery, and Historic Preservation/Public History.
Shepherd has twelve NCAA Division II teams, including men's football, men's basketball, women's basketball, and women's volleyball (among others).
See CollegeTracks to learn more about Shepherd!
WHERE TO FIND US?
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