Month: September 2015

PSAT Sophomores & Juniors Register by October 1st

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Auburn High School – PSAT/NMSQT

September 25, 2015

Dear Parent:

It is the time of year for the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.   The PSAT, as it is commonly known, is designed for college bound juniors.  This year, we are requiring all Renaissance Gifted Academy Sophomores and Juniors to participate in this testing.  The primary purpose of the PSAT is to prepare students for the SAT in the spring.  Although juniors in Illinois typically take the ACT, the PSAT is still good preparation and it is the only way students can enter the National Merit scholarship process.

Exam Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Place:  Auburn High School- Main Gym

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $17.00 until October 1st (10/2-10/9, a $5.00 late registration fee will be applied)

How does a student register?

    1. Please print and complete form below.  Return to your English teacher by Friday, 10/9.
    2. Click link and make payment for PSAT https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/143693
    3. Deadline to register and submit payment is Friday, October 9th.

*PAYMENT CAN ONLY BE MADE ON-LINE.  Please note your registration is not complete until payment is submitted.  

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Complete and return the form below to your English teacher by Friday, October 9th.

PSAT/NMSQT Fall 2015

Exam Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Place:  Auburn High School- Main Gym

Time:  8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cost:  $17.00 until October 1st (10/2-10/9, a $5.00 late registration fee will be applied)

Student Name _______________________________________ Student ID# ______________

Email contact ___________________________________

English Teacher ______________________ Hour ________

PAYMENT CAN ONLY BE MADE ON-LINE BY CLICKING THIS LINK https://user.totalregistration.net/PSAT/143693.    

* NOTE YOUR REGISTRATION IS NOT COMPLETE UNTIL PAYMENT IS SUBMITTED.   

Print, complete and return this form to your English Teacher by Thursday, 10/1/2015

Questions:

    

Some PSAT facts, including Auburn Gifted Academy Recipients:

1,500,000 students, nation-wide will take the PSAT

Of that, there will be:

  • 50,000 High Scorers will be offered the College Plans Reporting Service
  • 24,000  will be named Commended Students
  • 16,000 will be Semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Competition
  • 15,000 will advance to the Finalist competition
  • 1,500 will be special scholarship recipients
  • 8,200 will be Merit Scholarship winners
  • Note:  Auburn has winners every year –
  • View Auburn Gifted Academy Recipients of a National Merit Scholarship, click link below.

http://www3.rps205.com/District/Documents/Gifted/Renaissance%20National%20Merit%20History.pdf

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~Scholarship Update September 4, 2015~ Scholarships are listed in order of deadline Please note: Information provided here is only a snapshot of what is available. See your school counselor for additional detai

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Name of Scholarship Deadline Description of Scholarship and Application Website
ShipDig.com September 15th ShipDig.com: Students must submit a 500-1000 word essay about the most important item ever received in the mail (letter, postcard, package, advertisement, etc.).  The essay must explain why this article of mail was so fascinating and how it impacted their life.  Open to all seniors planning to attend any accredited, post-secondary educational facility.

Amount of award: $1000 to $5000. Deadline for entry: September 25, 2015

Submit application:http://www.shipdig.com/scholarship/

Acorn Equality Fund September 25th Acorn Equality Fund: Academic Scholarships are awarded to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons and their children residing in Illinois who plan to attend any accredited, post-secondary educational facility.  Amount of award: $1000 to $5000.

Deadline for entry: September 25, 2015.

Submit application: http://acornequalityfund.org/scholarship

Odenza Marketing Group September 30th Odenza Marketing Group: Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or greater.  Submit Like the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/odenza) and submit two small essays.

Amount of award: $500. Deadline for entry: September 30, 2015

Submit application and essays Odenza Marketing Group Scholarship

AES Engineering Services October 7th EAS Scholarship: Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question: When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  Amount of award: $500.00.

Deadline for entry: October 7, 2015. Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com .

There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.  Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.

~Scholarship Update September 4, 2015~

Scholarships are listed in order of deadline

Please note:  Information provided here is only a snapshot of what is available.

See your school counselor for additional details.