GEAR UP

gearuplogo_finalGaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP)

Looking for a college?  HAVE YOU BEGUN TO APPLY TO COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES?  If not, get started NOW!  Many application deadlines are December 1st. College/University scholarships are usually due at that time, as well.  Get all you paperwork in and on time, don’t miss out due to missed deadlines!  Log on to: http://www.fastweb

GEAR UP New Mexico Resources

Federal Student Aid 
Getting ready for college or career school can be easier than you think. Start by defining your goals and interests, understanding college costs, and planning financially and academically.
Federal Student Aid 
Getting ready for college or career school can be easier than you think. Start by defining your goals and interests, understanding college costs, and planning financially and academically.
Federal Student Aid 
Junior high school or middle school is a great time for students to take control of their college preparation. Find out what students and parents can do to start building a strong academic record and a healthy savings account.
NMEAF
The website provides real-time answers to your questions about college admissions, financial aid applications, scholarships and careers.
Federal Student Aid 
Ninth grade is an important year in a student’s college-preparation journey. Learn how a student can have a well-rounded experience in high school and how a parent can support his or her child
Federal Student Aid 
There’s a lot a 10th-grade student can do to stay on the right track toward college, and a lot a parent can do to help. Take a look at these tips for thinking about the future, managing time, taking standardized tests, and more.
Federal Student Aid 
There’s a lot a 10th-grade student can do to stay on the right track toward college, and a lot a parent can do to help. Take a look at these tips for thinking about the future, managing time, taking standardized tests, and more.
Federal Student Aid 
12th grade is the time to apply for admission to college and then to apply for federal student aid by filling out the FAFSASM. Here’s what students and parents should be doing throughout the year to stay on track at this busy time—including learning how to manage federal student aid.

ACT

Like the SAT, the ACT is accepted by almost all colleges and universities. But instead of measuring how you think, the ACT measures what you’ve learned in school.

The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, reading, mathematics, and science. If your college requires a writing test, you can take the ACT Plus Writing, which includes a writing test in addition to the other four tests. These tests are offered several times a year at locations (usually high schools and colleges) across the country.

Check out detailed information about the ACT, including preparing to take the test, what to take with you on test day, and understanding your scores.

 

Scholarships

Check out the web for scholarship searches. Information is free at the following sites: http://www.fastweb.com http://www.gocollege.com http://PLATO@scholarship http://wiredscholar.com http://www.collegeview.com

Check on the Internet for Scholarships and Contests, as well as in Newspapers.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund: dependents of a Military Serviceman/woman who has become permanently disabled, killed in action, or classified as POW or MIA.  Read more on the website at:  www.FAScholarship.com

Navajo Nation Johnson-O’Malley Scholarship: Must have a CIB card, a 2.75 GPA, and an acceptable ACT. Application available with Mrs. Sandoval.

Daniels Fund Scholarship: Student must demonstrate financial need; earn an ACT composite score of 17 or higher with no score lower than 17.  Test must be taken no later than October 5th.  The application takes time to complete and also includes several short answer questions.  You will also be required to obtain a recommendation from an individual at their school.  Do not wait until the last minute to apply!   www.DanielsFund.org/Apply

Wendy’s High School Heisman: Apply on-line at:  www.WendysHeisman.com

 

Discover Colleges: provides a Free private college information service as well as a $2500 scholarship drawing.  Log on to: www.DiscoverColleges.com to request information and automatically be entered in the drawing.

The Christian Connector: provides a Free Christian college information service as well as a $2500 Christian college scholarship drawing.  Log on to:  www.ChristianConnector.com to request information and automatically be entered in the drawing. The Horatio Alger Scholarship: Must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to go to college.  Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree (students may attend a 2-year institution and then transfer to a four-year school.)  Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity.  Apply online at:  www.horatioalger.org/scholarships to apply.