Mrs. Nate’s Scholarship Newsletter

Scholarships and Other College Information 

  • Don't forget to research and then apply for colleges that you are interested in! Deadlines are before usually before December 1st.
  • Go to under the Counseling— at the bottom of the page is all the counseling and college/scholarship links. Tons of valuable information to help prepare for the next level of education.
  • Just a reminder about scholarships. Sometimes they can be a scam and you need to be aware and careful about that.  A good rule is “If they ask for you to send money or they guarantee you the scholarship” then it is probably a scam.
  • Boys – remember to register for selective service. After you register please print a copy for verification.

 ACT Information
 Register at National Act dates are as follows:

2019 Test Dates                      Sept 14            October 26             Dec 14

Registration Deadline                Aug 16                 Sept 20                      Nov 8

Late Registration Deadline       Aug 30                 Oct 4                         Nov 22

2020 Test Dates                     Feb 8                  Apr 4                     June 13                 July 18

Registration Deadline                Jan 10                  Feb 28                      May 8                      June 19

Late Registration Deadline       Jan 17                   Mar 13                      May 22                   June 26

Check to register and for testing location availability

See this great article a about SAT/ACT tips -


WWCC Mustang Preview Day. October 9, 2019.  This event is for all high school seniors and parents. They will provide the following on this day: This combines Senior Day and Choices.  Will be a great event to attend!

  •  Academic/Student Life fair (Visiting with faculty and clubs/organizations)
  • Admissions/Financial Aid sessions
  • FREE all-you-can eat lunch
  • Campus tours
  • FREE prize giveways

Check-in will be begin at 9:00 AM on the 9th and this event will be going until around 2:00 PM.

Black Hills State College visit. October 24, 2019 in the CHS library at 3:15pm. Parents are always welcome.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award– access application at   Deadline is Nov. 5, 2019

Daniels Scholarship Programwill open on October 1, 2019. The deadline is November 15, 2019.

Here are some important updates about our selection process this year:

New and important information about the Daniels Scholarship Program:

 Our financial eligibility guidelines have been greatly simplified to a model based on Adjusted Gross Income (AGI). In order to be financially eligible, the applicant’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) must have an AGI of $85,000 or less on the 2018 tax return on which the applicant appears. For dependents beyond the applicant, we allow an additional $5,000 for each claimed dependent and $15,000 for each additional claimed dependent in college. Please visit for specific AGI examples.

  • At the time of application, students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 unweighted scale and upload an official transcript showing that with their application.
  • Students must earn a minimum ACT score of 18 in each category (writing score is not required) or a minimumSAT Math score of 490 and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 490. All test scores must come from a single test, and must be uploaded by the application deadline.
  • To help you inform students about the Daniels Scholarship Program, the updated language below can be used in your school newsletter, announcements, or other communications to students and parents:

 The Daniels Scholarship Program provides the opportunity for highly motivated students to earn a bachelor’s degree that helps them build a successful career and rewarding life. Daniels Scholars are honest, respectful, self-reliant, and compassionate. They are proud Americans who value our free enterprise system and are prepared to give the world their very best shot. It is a “last dollar” scholarship that pays toward tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and miscellaneous educational expenses. Scholars may attend any nonprofit accredited school in the United States. For more information, visit

Michael Savage, Scholar Relations Officer, will be participating in one week of the Wyoming Admissions Officers (WAO) Post-High School Planning Days. He will be a part of the final week in the Western Region September 16 – September 19. If your school is participating in these fairs in the Western Region, we encourage you to send your students to the Daniels Fund table for more information.  In addition, Michael will be traveling around other parts of the state this fall and spring. You can contact him directly at, if you would like to plan a visit with him.

Michigan State University STARR Scholarship– see  for more information.  MSU offers a full support scholarship for Wyoming students. Deadline is November 1, 2019.

WWCC School Visit– November 5, 2019 in the CHS library at 3:15 pm. Parents welcome!

Air Force ROTC School Visit–December 5thin the CHS library at 3:15 pm. Parents welcome!

NHS National Scholarship.  If you are a member of the NHS please go to here application and scholarship information.  They offer 600 scholarships one (1) is $25,000; twenty-four (24) are $5,625 and five hundred seventy five (575) are $3,200. Deadline is December 6, 2019.

National Co-Op Scholarship Programfor complete instructions and to apply see is February 15, 2020


* * Here is a great site that helps from 9th grade decisions up to seniors.  It focuses on Career Path, Paying & Planning.

National Scholarships Available to Seniors

See  for different scholarships that will be available

Below are other scholarship websites recommended by The Daniel Scholarship. (go to the For Students section) (go to Scholarships section) (go to Financial Aid section)

Different Scholarships that are available. Deadlines vary so you need to check that out!





Student Financial Aid Search Engine: Find & Apply for Financial Aid to Pay for College

Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation Scholarships

Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program

VFW Auxiliary’s Young American Patriotic Art Contest

NOAA’s Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund

Diabetes Scholars Foundation




Cooke College Scholarship Program

Scholarships can open doors for students who aspire to go to college but don't have the funds. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provides one of the largest scholarships in the country for high-achieving students with financial need.

The Cooke College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. In addition to the monetary award, Cooke scholars receive comprehensive educational advising, significant cohort-based programming, and graduate school funding, as well as access to a thriving network of more than 2,600 fellow Cooke scholars and alumni.

The Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program application (exclusively through the Common App) closes November 13, 2019.

Subscribe to the Cooke Foundation's counselor newsletter to stay updated on all scholarship programs and opportunities.



Ron Brown Scholarship

African American high school seniors are encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholarship by either the early deadline of November 1, 2019, or the regular deadline of January 9, 2020. Named for the late secretary of commerce and inspired by his dedication to public service, the Ron Brown Scholar Program offers a $40,000 scholarship to up to 30 African American high school seniors each year based on academic excellence and commitment to public service. Recipients are young African Americans of outstanding promise who are offered intensive mentorship, service opportunities, leadership experiences, and extensive professional development throughout all stages of their careers.

Applications must be mailed to the Ron Brown Scholar Program office with a postmark dated no later than January 9, 2020. For more information about the Ron Brown Scholarship, please visit their website.

Guided Pathway Support Program

The Ron Brown Scholar Program is also accepting applications from African American juniors and seniors for its Guided Pathway Support Program (GPS).

Launched in 2016, GPS is a free online college access and advising program that helps African American high school juniors and seniors navigate the college application process using Ron Brown scholars as guides. Each year, GPS offers 10–12 scholarships to participating high school seniors based on contributions to the GPS online college access community, academic achievement, and demonstrated leadership.

GPS is now accepting applications from current and rising African American high school juniors and seniors. For more information on GPS, please visit their website.





APIA Scholarship

The APIA Scholarship is open to Asian and Pacific Islander American students who'll be enrolling or are currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree-seeking undergraduate student in the fall of 2020. This year's application opened on September 4, 2019, and closes on January 22, 2020Learn more about the application process and minimum eligibility criteria.