Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Grange Co-op's Rogue Scholarship

The Grange Co-op will award ten $1000 scholarships and one $1,500 scholarship to graduating seniors. In order to be eligible for this scholarship the student must:
  •  Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Have participated in activities such as FFA, 4-H, Horticulture, DECA, FBLA, Student Leadership, School Sports, or after school work experience
  • Live in Klamath or surrounding counties
Students must submit the following materials:
  • Written essay
  • Letter of recommendation from current teacher, counselor, administrator, or employer
  • Current transcript
  • Students may submit, in addition to the essay, a video introducing themselves and presenting their essay, either on DVD or via a link to YouTube
  • Optional video
The essay topic this year is: What economic and social impacts does a cooperative business model have on a community? The essay must be between 500 and 1500 words in length.

Applications are due by February 15. to the Grange Co-op Scholarship Committee. Materials should be emailed to: scholarship@grangecoop.com. Complete scholarship information and the application can be found on the Grange Co-op website at www.grangecoop.com/scholarship-opportunities/ 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

SAT and ACT Tests

Seniors who plan to attend a four-year college next year should take an ACT or SAT test. Several dates are available during the school year; it is wise to get a score early in the year if the senior’s colleges of choice have early application deadlines.

Juniors should take a winter or spring test if they are taking Pre Calculus this year. Juniors who are currently taking Algebra 2 should test in the spring. Test registration deadlines are available on the websites.

Registering for the SAT or ACT

Cost for the ACT Plus Writing is $56.50, and the cost of the SAT is $54.50. SAT Subject Test registration is $26.00 and $18 additional for each test. Waivers are available from counselors for students who qualify for free/reduced lunches. To register for either test, go to the website:
SAT— http://www.collegeboard.com/
ACT— http://www.act.org/

ACT & SAT Test Dates

ACT Closest Site Code Register By Late Reg

Dec 10 Ashland 188470 Nov 4 Nov 18
Feb 11 Ashland 188470 Jan 13 Jan 20
April 8 OIT 034840 Mar 3 Mar 17
June 10 North Eugene 190270 May 5 May 19

SAT Closest Site Code Register By Late Reg

Nov 5 Ashland 38-600 Oct 7 Oct 25
North Medford 38-265 Oct 7 Oct 25
Dec 3 Mazama 38-235 Nov 3 Nov 22
Jan 21 Mazama 38-235 Dec 21 Jan 10
Mar 11 Mazama 38-235 Feb 10 Feb 28
May 6 Ashland 38-600 April 7 April 25
North Medford 38-235 April 7 April 25
June 3 Mazama 38-235 May 9 May 24

Elks Nurse's Education Fund Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to students who are planning on pursuing a nursing degree. Priority is given to nursing students attending OHSU School of Nursing at OIT and to graduates of a Klamath County High School. 

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Write an assigned essay
  • Provide three letters of recommendation
This scholarship is due by November 18, 2016 to the address on the application. Applications can be found in the Counseling Trailer.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Oregon State Elks Association Vocational Grant

The Oregon State Elks Association is offering a $1400 grant to senior students who are planning on attending a Vocational/Technical School or earning an Associate's degree through a community college. This grant is not for students who are planning on earning a Bachelor's degree at a university.

Applications will be judged in the following criteria:
  • Motivation/Responsibility
  • Financial Need
  • Skills and Abilities
  • Grades
  • Neatness of Application
Applications can be found online www.elks.org/enf/scholars  and in the Counseling trailer and are due March 1, 2017. See your counselor for details.

2016 Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarships

The Elks National Foundation will award $2,296,000 in college scholarships this year at the local, district, state, and national levels. Two Klamath Basin students will be chosen for the local scholarships, and then they will compete at the next level.

Criteria for the scholarship include scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Academics, honors and awards, community service, employment, leadership and extracurricular activities are all considered.

The scholarship application and information can be accessed at http://www.elks.org/enf/scholars/mvs.cfm. The application can be must be submitted online. Students need to follow the application directions carefully. Applications are due by November 30, 2016.

• Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
• Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
• College students are not eligible to apply.
• Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
• Male and female students compete separately.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Free Practice for the SAT

From Khan Academy and SAT:

For the first time ever, Khan Academy has teamed up with the creators of the SAT to create personalized SAT practice for anyone, anywhere. In March 2016, the SAT is changing, and students can prepare for it on Khan Academy—for free.
We give students personalized practice recommendations and instant feedback on how they’re doing. If they’re curious, we also have a short video about the new SAT to help them get to know how the test is changing.

Our system is designed to help students where they need it. If your students will be preparing for the new SAT, forward this email to them.

Annie and the Khan Academy SAT team

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Free Homework Help on the Internet

When students are completing assignments at home, they sometimes need expert help. Free homework internet sites offer videos that students can watch any time, several times if necessary.

Three options that KU students use are listed below, with direct links to the websites. If students use the sites for math homework, they will find answers quicker if they ask their classroom teacher the name of the topic to search.

Brightstorm offers free homework help in math, science, and English: http://www.brightstorm.com/

Kahn Academy has free help with math, science, and humanities: http://www.kahnacademy.org/

YouTube is another source to try if all else fails. There are some excellent videos that give math help for specific lessons. Go to the website: http://www.youtube.com, and then search the exact topic of the lesson you are studying.

The Klamath County Library also has online resources for homework help. Students can use their home computers or use one of the library's homework stations after school. Go into the library, or get to know their online resources at www.klamathlibrary.plinkit.org.