Small Town Times December Newsletter - Page 11

Don’t ever pay for scholarship searches! Use free resources such as ScholarshipQuest at Education- Quest.org with over 2,000 Nebraska-based scholarships, or free national sites like Cappex, GoodCall, and Chegg. Visit your school counselor often for information about local scholarships. Focus on local and college-specific scholarships because you're more likely to earn them. Update your activities, honors, community service or paid jobs using the Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org. Earn the best possible ACT/SAT scores by taking the exam(s) in the spring of your junior year and again in the fall of your senior year. Use quality references such as a teacher, coach, or counselor. Encourage them to write specific examples of your leadership skills. Give them a specific deadline, and a copy of your Activities Resume. Tailor your essay to the scholarship. Ask an English teacher to read your essay and offer advice on making a big impact. Your essay will need to stand out from other applications. Want more tips? Click here! December “To Do” List Complete these tasks during December to stay on the right college planning track. Seniors: __ If you haven’t already, submit college applications and the FAFSA. __ Continue to apply for scholarships. __ Use this College Timeline to stay on track to college. __ Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. Juniors __ Take an ACT prep course. __ Set up a ScholarshipQuest profile and start searching for Nebraska-based scholarships. __ Use this College Timeline to stay on track to college. __ Follow EducationQuest on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to win a $500 scholarship. For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation: Omaha Lincoln Kearney Scottsbluff 402-391-4033 402-475-5222 308-234-6310 800-303-3745 ext. 6654 888-357-6300 800-303-3745 800-666-3721 EducationQuest.org Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!