Small Town Times October 2017 - Page 11

Register for a barcode Before attending a college fair or EPP , visit NebraskaCollegeFairs . org to register for a barcode . Print the barcode and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it . This will save time spent completing college information cards .
Winning the scholarship game Follow these tips to increase your chances of earning scholarships :
Don ’ t pay for scholarship services ! Free resources include ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest . org , your school counselor ’ s office , and EducationQuest offices in Omaha , Lincoln , and Kearney .
Focus on college-based and local scholarships . You ’ re more likely to earn them over large national awards . Continually update your activities , honors , and volunteer or paid jobs using the Activities Resume at EducationQuest . org .
Earn the best possible ACT / SAT scores by taking the exams 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 . Give them advance notice , a specific deadline , and a copy of your Activities Resume .
Ask at least two people to proofread your application .
October “ To Do ” List
Juniors and Seniors : ___ Attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program in your area . ___ Attend a Financial Aid Program .
Seniors : ___ Create an FSA ID for you and one for a parent . You ’ ll need them for the FAFSA . ___ Complete the FAFSA on or after October 1 . ___ Complete college applications . If your school is hosting an Apply2College event , participate ! ___ Register by September 22 for the October 28 ACT . ___ Register by October 5 for the November 4 SAT .
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
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Register for a barcode Before attending a college fair or EPP, visit NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to register for a barcode. Print the barcode and take it to the fair so that college reps can scan it. This will save time spent completing college information cards. Winning the scholarship game Follow these tips to increase your chances of earning scholarships: Don’t pay for scholarship services! Free resources include ScholarshipQuest at EducationQuest.org, your school counselor’s office, and EducationQuest offices in Omaha, Lincoln, and Kearney. Focus on college-based and local scholarships. You’re more likely to earn them over large national awards. Continually update your activities, honors, and volunteer or paid jobs using the Activities Resume at EducationQuest.org. Earn the best possible ACT/SAT scores by taking the exams 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. Give them advance notice, a specific deadline, and a copy of your Activities Resume. Ask at least two people to proofread your application. October “To Do” List Juniors and Seniors: ___ Attend a College Fair or Educational Planning Program in your area. ___ Attend a Financial Aid Program. Seniors: ___ Create an FSA ID for you and one for a parent. You’ll need them for the FAFSA. ___ Complete the FAFSA on or after October 1. ___ Complete college applications. If your school is hosting an Apply2College event, participate! ___ Register by September 22 for the October 28 ACT. ___ Register by October 5 for the November 4 SA Bf"g&VRVvF6VvRr6F7BVGV6FVW7BfVFF㠤C"3C303Src3Ɩ6C"CsRS## 323sCPV&W3#3Bc3ccb3s#66GG6&Vf`323sCRWBccS@VGV6FVW7B&rfrW2f6V&GvGFW"B7Fw&W"W&WF6VvR&Vv2vFW0