Small Town Times January 2020 - Page 14

EducationQuest Foundation College Planning Bulletin A monthly college planning guide for Nebraska high school students January 2020 Winter break: a good time for college prep! Here are a few things you can do: Seniors, complete your FAFSA If you haven’t already, complete your FAFS (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Need help? Use our FAFSA Tool or call us to make an appointment for free help: Omaha - 888.357.6300; Lincoln - 800.303.3745; Kearney - 800.666.3721; or Scottsbluff - 800.303.3745, ext. 6654. Juniors, prepare for the ACT All Nebraska high school juniors will take the ACT Test this spring. Ask your school counselor about test-prep options at your school. These resource are also available. Search for scholarships Use our free ScholarshipQues tool to find Nebraska-based awards. You’ll also find links to national scholarship sites. Update your Activities Resume Our free Activities Resum is an easy way to track your extracurricular activities, accomplishments, volunteer work, and part- time jobs. The information is then readily available when you apply for scholarships and employment. Volunteer In addition to giving back to your community, your volunteer work can lead to scholarship opportunities. Make sure you track your involvement on your Activities Resume. January “To Do” List Seniors: __ If you haven’t already, complete the FAFS. __ Apply for scholarships; see ScholarshipQuest for Nebraska-based awards. __ Update your Activities Resume. __ Follow EducationQuest on Faceboo, Twitte, and Instagra for a chance to win a $500 scholarshi. Juniors: __ Update your Activities Resum. __ Registe by January 10 for the February 8 ACT. __ Registe by February 14 for the March 14 SAT. __ Follow EducationQuest on Faceboo, Twitte, and Instagra for a chance to win a $500 scholarshi. For free help with college planning, contact EducationQuest Foundation: Omaha Lincoln Kearney Scottsbluff 402-391-4033 402-475-5222 308-234-6310 888-357-6300 800-303-3745 800-666-3721 EducationQuest.or Follow us on Faceboo, Twitte and Instagra! Your Journey to College Begins with Us 800-303-3745 ext. 6654