Scholarship Reminders

  • Colleges and Universities have scholarships available to students.

  • There are two basic types:  Automatic and those you must Apply for.

  • Scholarships are Merit (performance) or Need based.

  • Scholarship applications have deadlines.  They vary from College to College.

  • Most applications are online and can be found through your College’s Financial Aid link.

  • You will need to be accepted by the College to have access passwords to the online scholarship applications.

  • Waivers are available for those with financial need who may have free/ reduced lunches.

  • Don’t forget to ask Mrs. Fortner to send your transcripts if you have applied to College.


Seniors can ask for recommendation letters now by filling out the recommendation form to give to their counselor or teacher.  If they have a completed resume, they can use that instead.  Please give ample time for the teachers and Mrs. Fortner to write recommendation letters.

If college applications are done online, please inform Mrs. Fortner so a transcript can be mailed to the college. 


If you have a Facebook account, you can go to Journey to College and like their page.  They have a lot of great information about applying to college, scholarship tips, resume writing, just to name a few.  You can also go to their website or twitter account at:   •  •

 Free Scholarship Search
The following is a list of Scholarship Searches.  Please be careful when giving information about yourself.  Read the fine print carefully. Be cautious of scholarship scams. 

Visit the Federal Trade Commission online at for more information. You should never pay for scholarship information or have to give credit card information.

Online courses for students

The Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program (MOCAP) has developed a catalog of virtual online courses for students. Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, students will be able to take an entire course from any Internet-connected computer, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MOCAP's mission is to offer Missouri students equal access to a wide range of high quality courses, flexibility in scheduling, and interactive online learning. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the State Board of Education oversee administration and quality assurance activities such as related content and delivery of courses. Local Education Agencies (LEAs) that provide virtual education outside of MOCAP are responsible for ensuring alignment and other statutory requirements are met. Click here

Legislation passed during the 2018 session requires the Department of Economic Development (DED) to annually identify occupations in which a critical need or shortage of trained personnel exists in the labor market in the state and provide such information to the State Board of Education (SBE). 


The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education school counseling staff has compiled and placed the following information related to labor shortages and job attainment on their website. This information will update regularly. 


The following Information, to assist with college and career development, can be found at

   Information on how to obtain a license and the requirements for a license when licensure is required for an occupation.

   Information on how to obtain industry recognized certificates and credentials 

·  Access to assessments and interest inventories that provide insight into the types of careers that would be suitable for students 

·  Resources that describe the types of skills and occupations most in demand in the current job market and those skills and occupations likely to be in high demand in future years 

·   Resources that describe the typical salaries for occupations and salary trends 

·   Information on how to obtain financial assistance for postsecondary education 

   Information on how to choose a college, school, or apprenticeship that aligns with the student’s career goals and values 

·   Information on self-employment 

·   Resources related to creating a résumé, interviewing, networking, and finding job opportunities 

·   Information on the skills and traits necessary to succeed in various careers