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Counselor’s Corner NAME: Susan Poland SCHOOL: Litchfield Public Schools CLASS: PreK-12 School Counselor SCHOOL PHONE: (308)-446-2244 ext 204 Email: Website: September already!! Your counselor has been busy adjusting schedules for students, helping the PreK students and staff get adjusted to their schedules as well as getting After School Program up and running. She will be attending several College updates at different colleges to help keep our students informed of the changes at schools. We have a few college representatives scheduled for visit s to the school. Grades 9-12 will be attending the 21st High School Career Exploration Day sponsored by the Nebraska National Guard and Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce Education and Leadership Committee at the National Guard Armory on September 21st. Scholarships There is a scholarship opportunity for students taking dual-enrollment college courses. Students participating in dual- enrollment college courses or early admit programs, are encouraged to apply or the Access College Early (ACE) Scholarship if they show financial need. This state and federally-funded scholarship will pay tuition and mandatory fees at participating Nebraska colleges. Applications will be reviewed by Nebraska’s Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education (CCPE). If you have questions, contact myself or Ritchie Morrow, Financial Aid Coordinator, CCPE, or 402.471.0032. For local and state scholarships, visit Scholarship Quest at It is never too early to begin searching for scholarships as well as making your list of strengths, volunteer activities, and other notable characteristics about yourself. Prepare for the FAFSA with free programs and resources If you’re a senior, it’s time to start preparing for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). You’ll complete the form after October 1 and typically, before April 1 depending on your college’s priority deadline. Colleges will use your FAFSA results to determine how much they will award you in federal, state and college-based financial aid. The following Education link will help you learn more about the financial aid process and the FAFSA Kearney office 308-234-6310. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter! Apply 2 College day (sponsored by Education Quest) at our school will be held on September 12, 2017. Volunteers to help seniors apply to colleges will be appreciated. Please contact Mrs. Poland if you would like to assist in this exciting event. Education Quest’s Financial Aid Night will be held on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 in the High School Library beginning at 6:30 P.M. This will be distance learning but Education Quest specialists will be on the other end ready to answer questions. They take students and parents through application processes, the FAFSA form, as well as answer any general questions. 9