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Please check in with this web page now and again for important announcements and opportunities, including scholarships, testing information, and the occasional event. Feel free to contact me throughout the year with any questions, concerns, or opportunities you may know of that you'd like me to share with our students.

Go Gorillas!

Alison Hawley
Counselor
Davenport Middle and High School
[email protected]
(509) 725-4021

Announcements:

Course Descriptions: Click this link to find more information about courses offered in the 2020-2021 school year.

Seniors - The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opened on October 1st for the 2022-2023 school year!  If you are considering a two year, four year, career or technical college next fall, YOU should complete the FAFSA!  Not sure where to start?  Contact Ms. Hawley for FAFSA help, or schedule an appointment with your parent/guardian for one on one assistance with completing your application. Create your FSA ID here https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch before starting your application here https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid

Juniors and Seniors - Need to take a college entrance exam?
Visit www.sat.org to register for the SAT, or www.actstudent.org for the ACT. Not sure which one to take? Stop by my office and we'll weigh out your options. Most schools will accept either one, but to be sure, check with the college of your preference. Both test monthly throughout the year. Juniors, I recommend waiting until the March administration or later for your first exam. Seniors, to test or retest for a better score, you'll want to have your final attempt in by the November administration for college applications and January administration for scholarships. Good luck, and don't forget the study materials available online and in our library!

Free Official SAT Practice: Visit SATpractice.org for fantastic SAT prep including practice questions, full length practice tests, diagnostic quizzes, tutorials and more! These cleverly designed tools will help you focus your practice to do your best on the test. Khan Academy is partnering with College Board to provide you with the best materials possible, and best of all, they are free!

Attention 7th and 8th Graders: The Washington College Bound Scholarship program is a commitment of college scholarship funds to selected Washington middle school students. To be eligible, all you need to do is meet the family income standards, take a pledge to graduate from high school with at least a 2.0 GPA, and be a good citizen. Family income from your senior year will be verified upon high school graduation. This is not a competitive scholarship; applicants who sign up by the deadline and meet eligibility requirements receive funds! Apply online at: >http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program Deadline: June 30 of your 8th grade year.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Start your scholarship search online! There are several search engines that can help you match your abilities, talents, and interests with thousands of dollars in scholarships.Beware of any company that wants you to pay for a scholarship search; there are plenty of free services out there. Here are a few links I recommend:

https://gearup.wa.gov/resources/scholarshipsHere, you'll find a continuously updated database of scholarships for Washington State and beyond provided by our state GEAR UP staff.  This is a great place to start - check back frequently!

www.thewashboard.org Here, you can create a profile that will match you with scholarships you qualify for. This is a great way to hear about opportunities that might otherwise pass you by. (By the Washington Scholarship Coalition)

www.studentscholarships.org Like The Washboard, you create a profile and this service helps match you with scholarships. See below for other national search engines.

www.fastweb.com

www.collegeanswer.com

www.meritaid.com

Keep in mind that individual colleges offer many scholarships based on financial need, academic merit, areas of study, student activities and more. Make sure to contact the college of your choice for more information

Virtual Possibilities Network:

Provides scholarships for graduating high school seniors or undergraduate students with their primary focus of study in engineering or science. Must be enrolled (or enrolling) as a full time student at one of these higher education institutions: Community Colleges of Spokane, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, North Idaho College, Washington State University, Whitworth University, or University of Idaho. Please contact your institution for scholarship information.

FFA Student Scholarships: Numerous scholarships to deserving FFA members nationwide. Eligibility and award amounts vary by scholarship. One application, 1,800 scholarships. Visit www.ffa.org/scholarships for more information and an application. Deadline: Varies

College Board Opportunity Scholarships: 
Get your name in the running for several scholarship opportunities by completing your steps toward college admission!  Each step earns a shot at $500 scholarships, and completing every step earns a chance for $40,000!  These opportunities are for both juniors and seniors - learn more at opportunity.collegeboard.org  Deadline: Varies

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is accepting applications for the Wheat Ambassador Program. The program offers leadership and advocacy opportunities within the wheat industry and is open to children of WAWG members who are entering their senior year of high school.  deserving candidates will receive a $5,000 or $4,500 scholarship from the Washington Wheat Foundation.  Program information can be found at: http://www.wawg.org/washington-wheat-ambassador-program/Deadline: October 15, 2022

The Heisman High School Scholarship: The program recognizes and rewards male and female high school seniors who accomplish tremendous feats in the classroom, on the field, and most importantly, within their communities.  Awarding $1000 - $10,000 scholarships, winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community.  Visit heismanscholarship.com to apply.  Deadline: October 18, 2022

Smart Choices Scholarship Program:  Three $5000 and 12 $1000 scholarships to graduating seniors from WIAA member high schools for excellence in athletics/activities, academics, leadership and community service throughout their high school careers.  Click here for more information and an application.  Deadline: March 15, 2023

Bessie and Godfrey Thompson Scholarship: For worthy students who reside in Lincoln County and have graduated and received a diploma from a high school in Lincoln County, and have been accepted at a college, technical school, or other school of higher learning. Click here for an application and more information. Deadline: April 15, 2023

AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.). Click here for more information and an application. Deadline: April 25, 2019
AgLink Incorporated Scholarship: Ten $750 scholarships to qualifying seniors from area districts; see complete listing on scholarship application. Each applicant or his/her immediate family must be an AgLink patron (included purchasing food or fuel from Traders Express in Davenport, items from Reardan Hardware, or products from Ag Link, Inc.).