College & Career Center
This is the spot to find out about upcoming college recruiter visits, various announcements about college & careers, as well as to find the latest scholarship information.
The Scholarship List is located along the right side bar and includes information about upcoming events at local colleges, scholarships sorted by specific colleges and scholarships that can be used at any institution of higher learning. This list is updated every 2 weeks, starting in September, so check back often! There are also some informative links posted to help you research and explore on your own.
Big Ticket Event this is a male focused high school sports and academic conference that will take place Monday Nov. 11 at Wichita State. There will be sessions for student athletes and their parents. This is a free event but registration is required. Full details are available at www.eltconsultingllc.com under the “Events” tab at the top.
Seniors, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 school year is AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY!
Completing the FAFSA will let you know what kind of aid and in what amount you're eligible to receive.
The colleges you've applied to will use the information from your FAFSA to create a Financial Aid package for you.
This "package" could include varying amounts of Grants, Work Study and Loans, and possibly need based scholarships that the school offers depending on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the information from your FAFSA. The closer your EFC is to 0, the more need based aid you may be eligible for.
Before you begin the FAFSA there are a few things that you'll want to have ready:
- FSA ID (You and at least one parent will need to have applied for an FSA ID. I suggest doing this as soon as you can if you have not already.
- Your Social Security Number
- Driver’s License
- Your 2018 Tax returns and your parent will need to have access to their 2018 Tax return as well.
- Any records of untaxed income; child support received, interest income...
- Records of your Assets (money); savings and checking account balances, stocks, bonds or real estate (excluding the home where you live).
- The list of schools you plan to apply to (you may list up to 10).
Kansas State University is bringing the laboratory to the Wichita Public Library.
Kansas State University and K-State Research and Extension — Sedgwick County are partnering together to host the first Science Fest with K-State.
Science Fest is free and includes free K-State Call Hall ice cream while supplies last. Families and youth can engage in hands-on activities in biology, horticulture, engineering, animal science, food science, technology, health and other STEM-related fields.
Saturday, Oct. 12
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Advanced Learning Library — Wichita Public Library
711 W. 2nd St. N.
Wichita, KS 67203
Families of all ages are welcome, but many activities are aimed toward students from 4th grade to 8th grade.
• Investigate food science and food waste.
• Generate your own electrical energy.
• Solve plant-based mysteries.
• Explore 4-H STEM projects.
Start exploring some of K-State's hottest majors!
We're bringing our campus experts straight to you in the Wichita area.
This program is a great way for you and your family to see how K-State can help you turn your passion into a career, by making connections with industry leaders, professors and students in the field that interests you.
Don't miss out! One lucky participant will receive up to $250 towards textbooks for his or her first semester at K-State at each event.
- This event is free to attend.
- Check-in opens at 6:00 p.m.
- The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will end at 8:00 p.m.
- Thursday, September 26, 2019Career Connections: Interior Design (registration closed)GLMV Architecture1525 E Douglas AveWichita, KS 67211
- October 1, 2019Career Connections: Hospitality ManagementFreddy's Corporate Office260 N Rock Rd #200Wichita, KS 67206
- Interested in EngineeringCheck out their Night with K-State Engineering.
- Interested in Architecture, Planning and DesignCheck out their Career Exploration Events.
Wichita State is hosting Honors in Action – an event that allows students to explore the opportunities available through the Cohen Honors College at WSU.
At Honors in Action, students will have the opportunity to -
- Tour state-of-the-art research laboratories and talk with current student researchers
- Hear what the future holds for WSU’s Innovation Campus
- Learn how to land internships
- Participate in a service learning activity
- Develop your leadership skills
- Explore Wichita State’s beautiful campus.
Encourage your students to register today by going to wichita.edu/visit and clicking on “Admissions Events”, or give us a call at (316) 978-3085.
Honors in Action
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rhatigan Student Center – WSU main campus
Exploring Educational Excellence a travel consortium of Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University and the University of Chicago will be in Wichita Monday, Sept. 9th. Admissions counselors will discuss academics, the admissions process at selective schools, financial aid and campus life. To learn more and to RSVP please visit exploringeducationalexcellence.org.
Thursday, August 15th at 6:45 pm we'll be hosting our annual Senior Information Night. This event will be hosted in our auditorium.
(This is also the same night as our Open House which begins at 6:00pm.)
On the agenda will be the most important things you'll need to know to have a successful Senior year and be ready for whatever you choose to do after high school. Including iinformation regarding mportant dates, timelines and events you'll not want to miss out on.
The first scholarship list will be posted in September. It will be posted here (under the 'Scholarship Lists' tab on the right side bar) and also sent out to seniors and their parents via StudentVue and ParentVue, so you may want to ensure that your email information is correct.
Also, starting in September we'll have college representatives in the building. Generally in the fall, I only allow seniors to meet with the representatives. In order to meet with a college recruiter you will have to sign up (at least a day in advance) on the sign up sheets that are outside of my room (233), so that a pass can be sent for you when the representative arrives to our building.
Please stop in and visit with me if you have quetions about the best way to move forward with your plans for next year.