College Goal Wisconsin 2015
Heading off to college in the fall? College Goal Wisconsin offers free assistance for families to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The events will be held throughout the month of February at locations across the state. There will be a quick overview of what financial aid is, followed by on-site help in completing and submitting your FAFSA paperwork. Students planning to attend an accredited college in the fall of 2015 will also have the chance to enter a scholarship drawing, where up to $30,000 in scholarships will be given away.
Saturday, February 21st @ 2 PM - Hedberg Public Library, Janesville
Saturday, February 21st @ 2 PM - Platteville High School
Wednesday, February 15th @ 6 PM - Edgewood College, Madison
Saturday, February 28th @ 2 PM - UW-Baraboo/Sauk County
For a complete list of host sites and a list of materials to bring, visit the College Goal Wisconsin website.
Teen Video Challenge
The Wisconsin Collaborative Summer Library Program invites students ages 13-18 to create a video promoting the 2015 summer reading theme - "Unmasked!" The winner will recieve a $150 prize, plus $50 for their library. A complete list of rules and entry forms can be found online at the CSLP website.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is the largest scholarship foundation in the country. Their mission is to advance the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. The two scholarships - the College Scholarship Program (for 12th graders) and the Young Scholars Program (for 7th graders) - provide generous financial aid and support for high-potential and high-achieving students.
The College Scholarship Program application period is open now through November 4th. Up to 40 students will be selected for this scholarship and can receive up to $40,000 per year for up to four years, making it the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country.
The Young Scholars Program application period typically is open from mid-January to late March each year. Up to 65 students will be selected for this program where they will receive individual mentoring from an on-staff educational advisor who works with the student, family, and educators collaboratively to construct a challenging educational experience. Additionally, Scholars in this program receive financial support for a variety of academic and extracurricular opportunities.