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Scholarships are now being provided on one spreadsheet.
Please click here to view all scholarships!
Scholarships listed are first examined to make sure they are legitimate and a good match for PCHS students especially. However, don't limit your scholarship search to this site. Also, be sure you are looking on secure sites. Visit here for some helpful tips!
SOME SCHOLARSHIPS ARE OPEN TO UNDERCLASSMEN AS WELL!
University of Evansville awards scholarhsips to those who file the FAFSA!
$1,000 FAFSA Filing Award.
Current seniors applying for the 2022-23 academic year
It is renewable for potentially $1,000 per year.
File the FAFSA by December 15 Enter UE's school code: 001795.
Don't wait! Students can begin their working profile anytime! Students are most likely to get a scholarship with applications completed to their entirety. Don't know what your are going to college for or not sure if you will be going to college, complete a DFS application anyway. You never know what is in your near future. Apply today at http://scholarshipamerica.org. Be sure you enter Princeton Community High School as your current school. Best wishes! Click here for the Princeton Area Dollars for Scholars website!ANOTHER REASON TO APPLY FOR DFS IS BECAUSE YOUR COLLEGE MAY MATCH IT!!!! CHECK FOR YOUR COLLEGE HERE!
Click here for more information!
College & Career
Be sure to read the full list on the opportunities page for more college offerings!
Fall Campus Day at Purdue Ft. Wayne
October 24, 10am-5pm EST
Notre Dame Virtual Student Panel Discussion, Sunday October 24.
Visit here for more information!
COLLEGE GO SUNDAY!!! OCTOBER 25, 2021 AT 1PM CST
Find out more here! https://collegegoalsunday.org/
Check out Southeastern Conference College Tour! Click on each college of the SEC when you visit:
Consider Marian University in Indianapolis
Named #2 most innovative school.
Find out more HERE!
APPLICATION FEES WAIVED!
To see what colleges are waiving fees during College Go Week visit:
Seniors: Early action deadline for many Big 10 Colleges and UofE is November 1!
Apply to multiple colleges at one time with the Common Application at http://www.commonapp.org/
Indiana colleges that use Common App are: Anderson, Butler, Depauw, Earlham, Franklin, Goshen, Hanover, IU, Manchester, PU, PU Ft. Wayne, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary's, St. Mary of the Woods, Tine, U of E, U of I, Wabash, Notre Dame, U of St. Fancis of Ft. Wayne, Valparaiso (Common App does not acknowledge free application codes)
The US Navy
Four year fully paid college degree in over 60 Navy Career Fields
Post graduate opportunities and G.I Bill Benefits!
Representatives are waiting to speak with you! Call 1-800-USA-NAVY
You may also email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit Navy.com
Oakland City University Creative Technologies Program!
Toyota Indiana is supporting OCU to provide this new Bachelor of Science degree that is the study of technolgy, business, and computer science.
Email your guidance counselor today for more information on this NEW program!
WOMEN IN CONSTRUCTION
Stonepile College in Franklin Tennessee has the program for you from an Associate to a Master's degree
Stonepile is a privatge on-line college. Here are a few reasons Stonepile says women should consider construction as a career:-Graduate into leadership as a Project Manager
-Earn over 90K with your Bachelor of Applied Science degree
-Get immediate job placement in a growing field
-Use your soft skills, such as organizational management, workflow assessment, quality control oversite, team-building, and motivational leadership
-Master the new way of industrialized construction, including tech-savvy, clean, safe, and automated ways to build faster, greener, and better.
Check out more here!
Experience a fun Virtual College Map created by Mrs. Kling's Interactive Media class!
See colleges on-line from all over the nation including HBCU colleges and in other countries!
Check out these out-of-state fairs at GOTOCOLLEGEFAIRS.com
Indiana Freshmen are elgilible if your family income is $50,000 or less.
Find out more here!
Purdue University Polytechnic Institute is going the extra mile and offering programs for diverse students.
Check out more here.
Interested in Health Science and Pharmacy?
Check out the University of Health Science and Pharmacy in St. Louis
Need your transcript sent? If you would like your transcript sent to any college or institution, please register at http://www.parchment.com. All transcripts sent from the Guidance Counseling office are sent via parchment. All requests need to be made by registering and ordering your transcript to be sent at www.parchment.com.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities HBCU
The U.S. News & World Report states that HBCU's mission is the education of of black Americans. For the college and university listing click here.
For more information on the HBCU White House Initiative and the National Center for Educational Statistics , visit here. The site also provides information on internships, study programs, and other opportunities!
Ever thought about Court Reporting as a career?
It is a leading career option that does not require a four year degree.
Find out more by visiting DiscoverSteno.org
SIU Carbondale does not require SAT or ACT scores.
For more information, visit their site.
IVY Tech Supply Chain Managment program
Attain skills and knowledge for the workforcea and earn certifications for multiple work opportunities.
Visit here for more information https://www.ivytech.edu/supplychain/
Make the college application process easier by completing one application for multiple colleges with The Common Application. commonapp.org/ready explains the process.
Want to get into health services quickly?
Check out Trilogy Fast Track Apprenticeship program.
See Mrs. Engelbrecht or Ms. Peck for more information.
You may also visit https://www.trilogyhs.com/
Do your dual credits transfer? Go to http://www.transferin.net to find out!
PCHS offers many classes as dual credit. Check out the dual credit spreadsheet document for more information. See transferin.net to know what credits transfer between colleges. It is always wise to call the registrar office of your college of choice to be sure.
For dual credits offered at PCHS through USI, visit https://www.usi.edu/outreach/cap/partner-schools/capprinceton/
Need some quick links to colleges? Just click on the name to take you there!
Oakland City University
University of Evansville
University of Southern Indiana
Wabash Valley College
Western Kentucky University
My College Options is a free program freshmen have signed up for the past few years. It is a way to find matching colleges AND scholarships. Check it out here!
Start your college planning today with a guide to college planning provided by College Covered Powered by Discover Student Loans. Click here to visit their website.
Interested in Sports Management? Check out Lincoln Trail HERE!
Consider machining for your future! Great paying jobs that are in high demand.
Check out this video with one of PCHS' very own.
Also, find out more at Hiringhoosiers.com
U of E has a new Acutuarial Science Degree Program
The program includes computer science, mathematics, statistics and data science, computer science, economics, finance, and accounting.
VU-Purdue University partnership
This may benefit you if you are not directly admitted to PU, like a more personal learning experience, and want to save $12,000 or more in educational costs. Visit this site for more information:
U of E and Ivy Tech Dual Admission!!!
Earn a four year degree from U of E by starting out at Ivy Tech! Choose your major and meet requirements for both college admission standards and receive $18,000/year toward UE tuition. Visit here for more information!
Check out the Graphic Design program at IU Southeast! There are many opportunities and awards involved. Check it out today at www.ius.edu/ArtsandLetters
Find the best college match for you at this site https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/college-search
Your search considers your SAT test scores, type of college you prefer, location, campus and housing, majors, sports and activities, academics, financial support, diversity.
Want to study Aviation? Want to fly privately or work toward your commercial license?
Check out Lift Academy here!
Like Indiana University, but think it might be too big? Check out Collins Living + Learning Center: A Small College Experience Within Indiana University. Click here to learn about it!
Check out this site for scholarships and college planning: COLLEGE COVERED BY DISCOVER!
Independent Colleges of Indiana (ICI) has a lot of great options and ways to help you find that perfect fit. Check them out here!
BALFOUR Scholars Program at IU
For Juniors who are African American, Natice American, or Latinx, enjoy a free summer program focusing on cultural identity, college and career readiness. Experience life on IU's campus. Learn more at education.indiana.edu/balfour
Intereseted in Deisel Mechanics? See this quick preview for the Wabash Valley program:
Want to get ahead in college credits in Health Sciences?
Check out U of E for a certificate in Health Sciences at this site.
Courese are on-line for $125/cr hour.
Wabash College has need-based scholarships in addition to merit-based scholarships.
Atthending Wabsh is possible for young men.
For more information visit wabash.edu/promise
Want a college that is small, focused on excellence, leadership, research, and international study?
Check out University of Illinois, Springfield
Ever thought about Co-op as a collge option?
Get work expereince while going to college. For more information see the Guidance Counseling Office or visit:
OnlineCollege.net University and College Guide
The following sites provide information pertaining to online college classes, financing, and scholarships:
Congratulations to our PCHS Indiana Association of School Principals 2023 Rising Stars!
Alex Kling, Cade Hurt, Syauna Hardiman, and Kelsey Ellis!
Like Your PCHS Tigers Guidance Facebook Page!
Have questions? Simply need someone to talk to? REQUEST TO SEE YOUR GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
Click on this link.
Sophomore (only) students interested in the 4T program need to complete this application.
TMMI Engineering Development Program for seniors
Excellent opportunity for those interested in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Deadline to apply 1/14/22.
Visit here for more information
WORK FOR FED EX AN GET HELP WITH TUITION FOR COLLEGE!
Adult Eudcation Classes, including CNA classes are being offered by IVY Tech at the Princeton Public Library.
Call 812-228-9168 for more information or visit https://evansvilleadulteducation.wordpress.com/
Free Tutoring, especially for the SAT!
Visit Schoolhouse or Khan Academy
USI IS OFFERING SAT PRACTICE
CHECK OUT THESE SITES FOR MORE INFOMRATION!
An erosion control manufacturing company in Poseyville looking to hire students 18 years and older.
Call 812-963-3373 for more information!
ACHIEVE VIRTUAL SUMMER SCHOOL
Students who are planning to get ahead can take classes over the summer.
REGISTRATION OPENS in APRIL each year!
You may take up to 2 classes free.
Any students wanting to take recovery classes can sign up for in-person summer school through NGSC.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!
ARE YOU AN INNOVATOR?
Check out Innovate WithIN. You may just have the chance to make it big!
Find out more here and watch a video of students who transformed their ideas and made them reality!
Wake Forest is offering summer on-line courses
Explore a career you may be considering, such as: Sports medicine, Psychology, Cancer Medicine, Medicine, and Business.
Find out more here!
BIG FUTURE DAYS PRESENTED BY COLLEGE BOARD
Check out these virtual college fairs.
Want to play college sports? Register with the NCAA
Athletes check out PREP SEARCH to make an educated decision on playing sports in college and to find the best match for you. Check out Enzley Mitchell IV's site today!
Selective Service Registration for all senior males is required! It is your civic responsibility.
You can register at the post office or online at http://www.sss.gov
Rose Hulman offers tutoring
FREE ON-LINE TUTORING AND MENTORING FOR STUDENTS GRADES 6-12 PROVIDED BY INDIANA UNIVERSITY
TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, INDIANA, INC. (TMMI)
Engineering Development Program* FOR GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS ONLY
This Engineering Development Program is designed to introduce and develop skills through practical hands-on training that will teach many aspects of our plant operations. In addition, participants will be exposed to multiple disciplines by performing various jobs in a highly productive environment.
- Must be enrolled full-time in an accredited bachelor’s degree program studying engineering
- Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Must be able to work full time June-August
- Two summer commitment to the program
- Must be 18 years of age due to age requirement to work on the production floor
- Permanent local residence must be within 50 miles of TMMI (Princeton, IN)
Preferred: Pursuit of ME, EE, MET, EET degree, Extracurricular activities w/ leadership roles, Some work experience and/or volunteer experience
Starting pay - $16.85 per hour
Go to Toyota.com/jobs
Click “Apply Now”
Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program
A partnership with Toyota and Vincennes University that allows you to earn a degree and work at the same time $17/hour.
Starting salary is as much as $65,000 with benefits.
For more information and to apply visit www.vinu.edu/amt
Need your transcript sent! Visit www.parchment.com
Parents, please remember to contact the Guidance Office if your email address changes so you can stay up-to-date about report cards, mid-terms, and other notices!
Visit ISFAA for one stop to multiple links you need to be fully informed and file the FAFSA!
Students and Parents, make sure to communicate with the financial aid department of colleges to make sure you understand what money is available to you and what financial commitment is expected from you. Every college will be different.
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Check out this video for a better understanding of EFC. This video is a 5-minute snippet on calculating your EFC.
This is not advertisement for Hefar, but simply providing information for better understanding.
Sallie Mae has many videos on how to pay for college that may ease your anxiety!
Click here to watch them!
College Planning Calculator
Need some help planning for college financially?!
Try Sallie Mae's College Planning Calculator!
Learn More Indiana
This site offers great planning resources for college.
Check it out!
CSS Profile is another form to complete for college money.
What is the CSS Profile?
The CSS Profile is a financial aid form created by The College Board, the same organization that administers the SAT and other tests.
Close to 400 colleges use the form.
“The schools that ask for both forms will typically use the FAFSA calculations in determining any federal aid they offer to a student, but use the CSS Profile information in determining their own institutional resources,” said said Steven Sirot, co-founder of College Benefits Research Group (CBRG) in Roseland.
According to Get Schooled, 24% of parents think their students will qualify for financial aid. HOWEVER, 85% actually qualify!
Get the APP and make completing the FAFSA even easier.
This information is from the following site: https://www.nj.com/business/index.ssf/2018/10/unlock_more_college_financial_aid_by_completing_th.html
Just in case you were intrested. Found on the IVY Tech website a comparison of tuition prices. You can find it here.
Remember to complete your FAFSA. You should then receive a financial report from colleges you list on your FAFSA. That report will help you make your decision financially on a college.
InVested Indiana provides expert information on the FAFSA and financing college.
FOR HELP VISIT THE INVESTED WEBSITE OR CONTACT THEM!
Another resource for financial aid information and scholarships is Discover's College Covered at https://www.collegecovered.com/
Secure your college credit. Don't go into debt. Visit these sites for more information:
FAFSA Application Create Your ID!
Please visit InVested for help with starting the FAFSA https://www.investedindiana.org/
21st Century Scholars
*If you are not sure if you are a 21st Century Scholar, please email your guidance counselor and/or go to the site below.
***As a 21st Century Scholar, you need to complete the on-line affirmation form at:
PRINCETON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL TESTS & DATES
October 13, 2021 - PSAT (grades 10 and 11 only)
October 20, 2021- ASVAB (grade 12 only)
November 8-December 10, 2021 ISTEP + Retest (grade 12 only)
May 18, 2022 ILEARN Biology
May 20-24, Sernior final exams
May 24-26, Underclassmen final exams
College Board SAT dates: 10/2/21, 11/6/21, 12/4/21 Register at least a month prior to secure your seat.
ACT dates: On these dates, the ACT will be administered at Princeton Community High School- October 23, 2021, & April 2, 2022
To stay current on test dates, please visit collegeboard.org and act.org
SAT test dates, click here https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines
ACT test dates, click here http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html
U of E Online ACT/SAT Prep Course
Register today at evansville.edu/testprep
SAT PRACTICE FOR FREE!
College Board and Khan Academy SAT Practice
Compare SAT/ACT by clicking HERE
To register for the ACT visit actstudent.org
To register for the SAT visit collegeboard.org