Counselor's Corner
Alison Cole, Student Success Coordinator

Counselor's Corner

Welcome to the Counselor's Corner!  Here you will find information about: ACT Registration, graduation requirements, financial aid, scholarships, and college searches. 

Please check often for updates and contact me at school if you have questions about the content on this page! 

 

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Thunder Ridge High School Graduation Requirements

Qualified Admissions for Kansas Residents

State Scholars Curriculum

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2019-2020 ACT DATES
Test Date Registration Deadline (Late Fee Required)
April 4, 2020 February 28, 2020 March 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 May 8, 2020 May 22, 2020
July 18, 2020* June 19, 2020 June 26, 2020

Choose the ACT-No Writing Test!

Cost :  $50.50 (fee waivers are available for students who qualify - see counselor for details)

Thunder Ridge School Code:         171-580

To register, go to www.act.org or see Ms. Cole. There are fee waivers available for students who qualify.

ACT Prep Class: @Osborne, January 8th 8:15-12:30
Please ask if needing extra ACT Prep help.


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SENIOR PARENT LETTER - 2020

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Senior Scholarship Information:

All scholarship information that comes to me will be posted on this web-site. And/or emailed out to senior students and their parents.


LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Most are for high school seniors but some may be for college students. Some eligibility is based on where you live, some are based on what county the school you attend is located in. 

TO ACCESS THE FOLLOWING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS, PLEASE CLICK ON THE SCHOLARSHIP TITLE.

TO FILL OUT LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS, CLICK ON SCHOLARSHIP NAME, TYPE DIRECTLY INTO ADOBE AND PRINT.  Adobe Reader required. Download for free from http://get.adobe.com/reader OR see Ms. Cole for the scholarship application. If possible, these forms are designed for you to open and then type in.  If you have trouble using the fill-in for scholarships, open in the Adobe. Many have a fill-in feature.

Please check back frequently for additions and updates!

 NEW: 

*Seniors wanting to participate in  the Hansen Scholarship Test in September must a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have taken the ACT before September and scored at least a 21 to participate.

FEBRUARY DUE DATE:

Dane G. Hansen Foundation Scholarships - MANY SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE HERE!!
Next-Tech Scholarship
2020 BBB HIGH SCHOOL VIDEO CONTEST
Kansas Contractors Association
GPACAC Scholarships
Kansas American Legion Scholarships - this is a variety of legion scholarships available for Kansas students. These are not our local legion scholarships. 
Flavorful Futures Scholarship

MARCH DUE DATE:

2020 BBB STUDENT OF INTEGRITY AWARD SCHOLARSHIPS
Nex-Tech - Nex-Generation Round-Up for Youth Scholarship Opportunities
KACRAO Scholarship
Girl Scouts Scholarship
Kansas Grain and Feed Association scholarship application
Kansas Crime Stopper Scholarship
NexGeneration Round-Up - PAID INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!!

 APRIL DUE DATE:

Lang Diesel Scholarship
​Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship Program: https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships/about-our-scholarship-programs/technical/
Kansas Financial Scholars Essay Scholarship
Kansas Seed Industry Association Scholarship
Kansas Financial Scholars Essay
 

MAY DUE DATE:

Kensington/Thunder Ridge Alumni Association Scholarship - Eligibility: any Thunder Ridge senior attending post-secondary education in the fall of 2020. Must attend the alumni banquet on May 25,2020, in order to be eligible to win. Sign up to attend the banquet through Mrs. Boden by Friday, May 8th.

Kansas Board of Regents Scholarships: You will find these scholarships in Ms. Cole's office!! OR find them online at: https://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/scholarships_and_grants
Kansas State Scholarships
Kansas Ethnic Minority Scholarship

Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship
Kansas Teacher Service Scholarship
Kansas Career Technical Workforce Grant
Kansas Military Service Scholarship
Kansas National Guard Educational Assistance

MILITARY DEPENDENT SCHOLARSHIPS
College Covered Scholarship

LOCAL
Bill and Julia Thomas Charitable Trust Scholarship - HS STUDENTS ONLY (April 1)
Bill and Julia Thomas Charitable Trust Scholarship - POST-GRAD STUDENTS ONLY (April 1)
Bill and Julia Thomas Nursing Scholarship (April 1)
Orville L. and Beverly Borgman Scholarship - HS & POST-GRAD (April 1)
Thunder Ridge Educational Association Scholarship (April 1)
Fred Marran Post #166 American Legion Scholarship (April 15) (PLEASE PICK UP FROM MISS COLE)
Fred Marran Post #166 Sons of the American Legion Scholarship (April 1)
Fred Marran Post #166 American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship (April 1) (PLEASE PICK UP FROM MISS COLE)
Fred Marran #166 
Vada Bonnett American Legion Auxiliary Scholarship (April 1)
Agra American Legion and Auxiliary Post #357 Scholarship (April 15)
USD 110 Vada Bonnett Scholarship (April 1)
Theodore and Ruth Levin Charitable Trust Scholarship (April 1)
Vada Bonnett Music Scholarship (April 1)
Phillips County PEO Scholarship (March 31)
Phillips County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Phillips County KLA
L. Kent Culbertson Memorial Scholarship (April 15)
Phillips County Hospital Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship (April 15)
Carrol Darlene Booz Charitable Trust Scholarship (April 1)
Strothers Insurance Scholarship (April 25)
Farmers National Bank Scholarship
Miller Memorial Scholarship
Harry B. Sweet Scholarship (March 1)
Kilmer-Miller Scholarship (April 1)
Carl and Martha Grauerholz Memorial Scholarship (March 31)
     RENEWAL
Arnold "Tarzan" Levin Memorial Scholarship (March 31)
     RENEWAL
D.C. Duer Scholarship (March 30)
Edward G. Beckman Scholarship Trust - HS SENIORS ONLY (April 1)
Edward G. Beckman Scholarship Trust - POST-GRAD STUDENTS ONLY (April 1)
Rathert Foundation Scholarship Fund (April 1)
Margaret Nelson Castle College Scholarship Trust - 
POST-GRAD STUDENTS ONLY (April 1)
Margaret Nelson Castle College Scholarship Trust
HS STUDENTS ONLY (April 1)
Margaret Nelson Castle Vocational-Technical Scholarship Trust - HS STUDENTS ONLY (April 1)
Cleon Dettmer Charitable Trust Scholarship (April 1) POST-GRAD STUDENTS ONLY
Phillips County Ministerial Alliance Scholarship-(April 17)
Dale & Thyral Crown Memorial Scholarship Application - April 1
Wanda May Vinson Scholarship - ACTIVE KAY Members Only! (April 1)
Vietnam Veterans of America Scholarship - (April 15)
Kansas County Clerks Election Officials Association Scholarship (March 30) HS & POST-GRAD
Kensington/Thunder Ridge Alumni Scholarship - (April 22)
Jeffrey and Coleen Flathman College College Scholarship (April 1)
Jim Johnson Scholarship (May 1)
Zippia Dream Job Scholarship 
SURPRISE A SENIOR!! (April 30) (Senior's cannot submit an entry. Must be nominated from parent, grandparent, church group leader, anyone who knows you!) Send them this link and ask them to fill it out!

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 FINANCIAL AID
FAFSA Online               www.fafsa.gov

Priority Deadline for Kansas - Received by April 1. Some schools may have an earlier priority deadline!

Education Quest - Located in Kearney. Will help families fill out FASFA for FREE!! 
Do not pay ANY company to help with filling out FASFA. Be careful of scams!

For more information on scholarship scams:

 http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/scams.phtml

    www.studentaid.ed.gov/LSA    

    www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams

Try these Free Sources of Information:

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Cloud County Transcript Request Link - Please ask for a paper form if needed!

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Additional Scholarship Searches!!!!!

tuitionfundingsources.com

Federal Student Aid

Fastweb  

Broke Scholar

Scholarships.com

Fastaid

Best College Degrees and Majors

Scholarship Hunter

How to Pay for College

SuperCollege

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Other Helpful Information

COLLEGE PLANNING

College.gov 

AnyCollege.com 

College Answer                            www.collegeanswer.com

The College Board                        www.collegeboard.com

EducationPlanner.org                    www.educationplanner.org

My College Guide                         www.mycollegeguide.com

U.S. Department of Education       www.ed.gov

 Kansasworks                              kansasworks.com

CAREER ASSESSMENT

MyNextMove.org

MySkillsMyFuture.org

CareerOneStop.org

MyFuture.com

www.todaysmilitary.com

www.scholarshipexperts.com

www.collegeanswer.com

www.fastweb.com

www.military.com