FAFSA Time Reminders

Seniors…beginning October 1, you and your parents can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here’s how to prepare:

Create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID for you and one for a parent at fsaid.ed.gov. You’ll need them to access and sign the FAFSA.

Attend a Financial Aid Program (FAP) to learn about the FAFSA and  financial aid. If you attend, you’ll be eligible to register for a $500 scholarship! Click here for dates and locations.

If you can’t attend an FAP, join a Financial Aid Program Webinar.
Tuesday, November 1 – 7:00-8:00 p.m. CT: http://eqf.org/2cnBrYO
Shortly before the webinar begins, click on the link to join.

Review this FAFSA Checklist for items you need to complete the FAFSA.

See FAFSA Tools at EducationQuest.org for helpful resources.

For free personal help, call EducationQuest to make an appointment:

Lincoln – 800.303.3745


ScholarshipGuidance.com announces the following Scholarship Programs listed below are currently accepting applications between November 1, 2016 and December 15, 2016.  Please read the application instructions on the website carefully before applying.

1. AXA Achievement Scholarship – December 15, 2016 (1 Award – $10,000)

2. QuitDay Scholarship – December 9, 2016 (3 Awards – $2,000)

3. Lamber-Goodnow Scholarships – December 1, 2016 (8 Awards – $1,000)

4. Bachus and Schanker Scholarship – November 30, 2016 (1 Award – $2,000)

Featured Scholarships:

5. SP Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (10 Awards – $10,000)

6. VIP Scholarship – October 31, 2016 (1 Award – $5,000)

7. YDI Scholarship – October 29, 2016 (1 Award – $1,000)


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Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

The deadline for the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards is quickly approaching. Students in grades 5-12 that have volunteered within the past year are encouraged to apply. Awards are granted at the local, state and national level to both middle level and high school students in every state and the District of Columbia. The top honorees from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia receive a cash prize and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. for four days of special recognition events.

Here’s how students can apply:

  • Visit http://spirit.prudential.com or www.nassp.org/spirit
  • Complete the application and the student/parent agreement by November 8, 2016
  • Email or hand-deliver certification instructions to a middle or high school principal, or the head of a county 4-H organization, Girl Scout council, American Red Cross chapter, YMCA or HandsOn Network affiliate