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FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID WORKSHOPS 


Parents of seniors can apply for college financial aid early, beginning October 1, 2019.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now uses the previous year's tax information, 2018 tax returns for this year's seniors.  FAFSA priority deadline, March 15, 2020.

There are 2 steps to completing the FAFSA.
Step 1, create your I.D.# at www.fsaid.ed.gov   Both student and parent must create an I.D.#
Step 2, complete the FAFSA at  www.fafsa.gov  

If you have questions or need assistance with the FAFSA, financial aid representatives from KCC's Financial Aid Office can help.

You may also attend one of the FAFSA Workshops at KCC generally from October - December.  

Or call KCC's Financial Aid Office, at 815-802-8550 or at  http://www.kcc.edu/future/paying/fedstateaid/Pages/default.aspx


 Guidance News

JUNIORS & SENIORS:  You are encouraged to attend the 2019 College Fair at KCC from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at BBCHS.  Over 80 colleges and universities will be present to share information, answer questions, and meet with you.  

SOPHOMORES:  Sophomores may attend "Sophomore Day" at the Kankakee Area Career Center on Tuesday, September 24, 2019, from 9:00 am to 10:15 am.  Students will have the opportunity to participate in 3, 20 minute, hands-on, Career Center programs of their choice.  Interested sophomores completed a registration form at school on Tuesday, August 27.  Field trip permissions forms will go home with students the week of September 17, 2019.  Following the event this year, an OPEN HOUSE for sophomores and 1st time juniors and their parents will also be held at the Career Center from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  

JUNIORS: This year all Juniors will be taking the SAT exam on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, during school.  The Illinois State Board of Education requires all juniors to take the SAT as a college entrance exam and as a graduation requirement.

FRESHMEN & SOPHOMORES: All freshmen and Sophomores will be taking the PSAT exam on April 14, 2020.  For the 2019-2020 school year, the Illinois State Board of Education will provide all public school districts with one administration per student in grades 9 & 10.  The PSAT assess the same knowledge and skills as the SAT in a way that makes sense for different grade levels to make it easier for students, parents, and educators to monitor student progress.

FRESHMEN:  Can sign up for SUMMERS DRIVERS EDUCATION COURSE now in the guidance office.  Tentative dates are May 27, 2020 through June 9, 2020 with an additional day in July 2020.  Students who sign up for summer drivers ed will receive a letter mailed home in April with dates and times for the class and the fee.   Freshmen who do not take summers drivers ed will also have the opportunity to take it in the Fall of their sophomore year as one of their course selections.

PRE-ENGINEERING AT EIU
Pre-Engineering at EIU is a program that provides the first rwo years of a four-year engineering degree. The third year a student will enter an engineering program at EIU.  Another option allows a student to transfer to UIUC or to SIUC their fourth year for a double bachelor's degree in engineering.  Engineering programs include Aeronautical, Bioengineering, Chemical, Civil, Environmental, Mechanical, Nuclear, and more.  For more info go to www.eiu.edu/~pre-eng  

SENIORS GOING TO KCC:  Shoup Manufacturing Internship Program in Kankakee, will work around your KCC class schedule, pay you $12.00 per hour, and reimburse you for KCC tuition.  For more information, stop in the guidance office or
go to https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/6120729.jobs?applytojob=33622218  

Juniors & Seniors, College Reps at Momence High School  During Lunch Hour/Redskin Hour 2019-2020
Eastern Illinois University, Sept. 10, Redskin Hour
Illinois College, Sept. 24, Redskin Hour
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Oct. 1, Redskin Hour
Eureka College, Oct. 3,  Lunchroom
Kankakee Community College, Oct. 8, Lunchroom
Olivet Nazarene University, Oct 9, Lunchroom
U.S. Army, Oct 10, Lunchroom
Purdue University Northwest, Oct. 30, Redskin Hour
Northern Illinois University, Nov. 8, Redskin Hour
Kankakee Community College, Dec. 4, Redskin Hour
Indiana University - Kokomo, March 11, Redskin Hour
 


Scholarship Information:   2019-2020 postings:

KIWANIS CLUB OF KANKAKEE SCHOLARSHIP
(6) $1,000 scholarships are available to high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to school and community service.  The student must also plan to to pursue a career working with children. 
Click here for an application, Kiwanis Scholarship Application   Deadline, March 19, 2020.

COMMUNITY ARTS COUNCIL OF KANKAKEE COUNTY - JAMES F. CARLSON FINE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP
(2) $300 Scholarships to a Fine Arts summer Camp of the student's choice. For any student, grades 7 - 12.  For more information and an application  click here,  Summer Arts Scholarship   Deadline, March 23, 2020.

KANKAKEE COUNTY FARM BUREAU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
$1,500  scholarships.  For high school seniors who plan to major in an agriculture-related field.  Applications are in the guidance office.  Deadline, March 31, 2020. 

KANKAKEE COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES INC, (KCCSI)
COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CSBG)

(3) $1,000 scholarships.  Applicants must be low income (famliy must be at or below 125% poverty) and demonstrate a commitment to civic or community service.  An emphasis will be placed on racial or ethnic minority applicants.
Applications are in the guidance office.  Deadline, March 31, 2020. 

ILLINOIS LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP
(5) $1,000 scholarships.  For high school seniors interested in a Horticulture-related degree program.  
To apply, click on this link  Scholarship Application
Deadline,  March 31, 2020.

GFWC WOMAN'S CLUB OF KANKAKEE
Must be in the top 25% of your graduating class, demonstrate financial need, and involved in extra curricular activities.
For an application, click this link:  /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5b86abad39595/Kankakee Woman's Club Scholarship 2020.docx  Deadline, extended to May 1, 2020.

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Scholarship selection criteria is based on academic ability, financial need, and community service.
To apply, click here  Scholarship Aplication  Deadline, April 1, 2020.

PEMBROKE CHAPTER #0084 OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK VETERANS (NABVETS)
(3) $500 scholarships, one each to a senior attending Momence, Saint Anne, and Kankakee High Schools.  Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA.  Applications are in the guidance office.  Deadline, April 2, 2020.  

MOMENCE COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS
-John and Donna Hendrickson Endowed Scholarship Fund
-D. Ann Zeglis Scholarship
-Momence Glad Fest Scholarship
-Momence Community Scholarship
-Momence High School Student Council Scholarship
-American Red Cross Scholarship
One application for 6 scholarships.  Applications are in the guidance office. Or download one here, Application 
Deadline April 15, 2020.

REDSKIN NATION - CHIEF REDSKIN STUDENT ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP
(2) $250 scholarships, one female and one male.  Must be a high school senior and must have participated in at least 2 seasons of inter-school athletics, including your senior year.  To apply, click here, Redskin Nation  
Deadline, April 15, 2020.  

KANKAKEE COUNTY 4-H/YOUTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 scholarships.  Applicant must have participated in the 4-H and youth program of Kankakee County.
Applications are in the guidance office.  Deadline, April 17, 2020.

KANKAKEE COUNTY HISPANIC PARTNERSHIP INC. EDUCATION AWARDS
For any high school senior of Hispanic or Latino heritage.  Must have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, leadership experience, extra curricular activities, community service, and financial need.  To apply, click here Scholarship Application  
Deadline, April 17, 2020.

MOMENCE LIONS CLUB: WE SERVE SCHOLARSHIPS, CORY ILLUM  MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP & CAREER CENTER SCHOLARSHIP:
Up to $1,000 "We Serve Scholarship" to a high school senior, Up to $1,000 for the  Cory Illum Memorial Scholarship to a high school senior, and up to $500 "Career Center scholarship" to a sophomore or junior to pay for Career Center fees.  To apply click here, Momence Lion Club Scholarship Application 
Deadline April 24, 2020.

SIGMA GAMMA RHO SORORITY SCHOLARSHIP
For female African-American high school seniors pursuing college.  Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.  To apply click on all 4 links: /vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5b86abad39595/Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Scholarship page (3)2020.docx 
/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5b86abad39595/SGRHDQletterheadScholardshipApplicationpage118 (1).docx 
/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5b86abad39595/SGRHDQletterheadScholardshipLtr2020 (3)Rose.docx 
/vimages/shared/vnews/stories/5b86abad39595/Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Scholarship page 218(2).docx 
Deadline, April 24, 2020.

JA HIGH SCHOOL HEROES SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 scholarship.  Essay contest for seniors who had participated in a High School Heroes Event.
To apply, click here  Application  Deadline, April 24, 2020. 
You can email your completed application to Valerie Garcia at VGarcia@JAChicago.org 

COLONEL HENRY CROWN SCHOLARSHIP FUND
$60,000 scholarship, $15,000 per year for 4 years. All seniors who had taken Consumer Ed with Mrs. McGrath are eligible to apply.  If you apply, submit the "JA Volunteer or Classroom Teacher Rating Scale" to Mrs. McGrath by April 27.  Also, submit the "High School Rating Scale" to Mr. Girdwain by April 27.  To apply, click here Application    Deadline, April 30, 2020.
You can email your completed application to Valerie Garcia at VGarcia@JAChicago.org 

GOLDEN APPLE SCHOLARS OF ILLINOIS 
Up to $23,000 to be a teacher in Illinois.  Must have a 2.5 GPA or higher and a 1110 SAT score or higher.
To apply, go to  https://goldenapple.academicworks.com/opportunities/72 
Deadline, April 30, 2020

MOMENCE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE JUNIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
$1,000 scholarship based on volunteer service that has benefited the city of Momence.  
To apply, click here,  Scholarship Application  Deadline, May 8, 2020.

KIDS CHANCE OF ILLINOIS SCHOLARSHIP
For high school seniors who and college students age 16-25.  Must have a parent who was seriously injured or killed on the job.  To apply, go to,  Scholarship Application   Deadline, June 30, 2020.

 

                           

Seniors are encouraged to complete their college applications by November 15.  November 15 is the priority deadline for most state universities (November 1, for University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) to be considered for merit and academic scholarships based on your ACT or SAT score and high school GPA.  Below is a partial list of academic, merit, and financial need scholarships offered.

 

VALEDICTORIAN:

Purdue University-Calumet:  Free tuition for four years.

VALEDICTORIAN:

Kankakee Community College:  $1,400.00

SALUTATORIAN:

Purdue University-Calumet:  Free tuition for four years.

SALUTATORIAN:

Kankakee Community College:  $1,200.00

VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN SCHOLARSHIP

$1,000 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS URBANA-CHAMPAIGN  ILLINOIS COMMITMENT
A Pledge to make U of I more affordable.
A new program called Illinois Commitment.  Starting with our 2019 incoming class, we'll cover tuition & fees for up to 4 years for all Illinois residents whose families make less than $61,000 a year.

ACT SCORE OF 25 (SAT 1200) OR HIGHER:
KCC Baccalaureate Scholars.  Free tuition and fees, each semester.

THIRD, FOURTH, OR FIFTH IN CLASS:
Kankakee Community College:  $1,000.00

ACT SCORE OF 27 (SAT 1260) & 3.75 GPA
Free tuition, fees, room, and board.  
Pemberton Presidential Scholars Award.  
Eastern Illinois University.
 

ACT SCORE 27 (SAT 1260) & 3.75 GPA:
Presidential Scholarship, Eastern Illinois University.
$12,000 per year for four years.
Scholarship application due January 10th.

3.75 GPA
Full-tuition.  Presidential Scholarship. 
Governors State University.

ACT SCORE 33 (SAT 1490) &  3.75 GPA:
University Scholars.  Full-ride, 4-years.   Northern Illinois University.

ACT SCORE 29-36 (SAT 1340-1600):
$12,000 per year.  Chicago State University.

ACT SCORE 28 (SAT 1310) &  3.75 GPA:
NIU Scholars.  $7,000 per year.  Northern Illinois University.

ACT SCORE 25 (SAT 1200) &  3.0 GPA:
Northern Academic Scholarship  $4,000 per year.  Northern Illinois University.

ACT SCORE 22-24 (SAT 1100-1160) &  3.0 GPA:
Centennial Scholarship.  $3,000 per year for 2 years.  Northern Illinois University.

ACT SCORE OF 30 (SAT 1390) & 3.5 GPA:
Presidential Scholarship.  $11,000 per year.  Illinois State University.

ACT SCORE OF 25 (SAT 1200) & 3.4 GPA:
University Scholarship.  $24,000, $6,000 per year..  Illinois State University.

ACT SCORE OF 25 (SAT 1200) & 3.4 GPA:
Red Bird Academic Scholarship.  $1,000 to $4,000 per year, for 4 years.  Illinois State University.

ACT SCORE OF 31 (SAT 1420) OR HIGHER:
Automatic consideration for the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

ACT SCORE 20 – 30 (SAT 1020-1120) & GPA 3.0 – 3.5:
Western Commitment Scholarships.
$10,000 plus room, $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, depending on ACT/SAT score.  Renewable for 4 years.
Western Illinois University.

ACT SCORE OF 31 (SAT 1420) OR HIGHER:
Woodbridge N. Ferris Founder’s Scholarship
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan.
Free tuition for four years.

ACT SCORE OF 30 (SAT 1390) & 3.80 GPA:
Presidential Scholarship, Blackburn College, Carlinville Illinois.
Free tuition for 4 years.

ACT SCORE OF 28 (SAT 1310) OR HIGHER:
Chancellor Scholarship, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Free tuition, room, and board for four years.  SIU Scholars  application due December 1steach year.

ACT SCORE OF 24 (SAT 1160) OR HIGHER
$4,000 to $6,000 per year.  Dean’s Scholarship.  SIU-Carbondale.  Complete SIU General Scholarship Application.  Awarding will be begin Sept.1.

FIRST SCHOLARS SCHOLARSHIP
$5,000 per year.
For first generation college students whose parents did not attend college.
Based on financial need ACTor SAT score & GPA.
Application is due February 1st each year.  Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

SIUC LEGACY AWARD
20% off tuition if a one of your parents graduated from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

ACT SCORE OF 27 (SAT 1280) & 3.35 GPA:
Presidential Scholarship.  Full-ride, 4-years.  Northeastern Illinois University.

ACT SCORE OF 27 (SAT 1280):
Meridian Scholarship.  Full-ride, 4-years.  Southern Illinois University-
Edwardsville.  Separate application, due December 1st each year.

ACT SCORE OF 28 (SAT 1310) & 3.75 GPA or 30 (SAT 1390) & 3.5 GPA:
University Honors Program $3,000 Scholarship.  Eastern Illinois University.

COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP
ACT SCORE 21-30 (SAT 1060-1390):

$4,500 to $2,000 per year.  Eastern Illinois University.

SAT SCORE 1030 or ACT SCORE 20  EIU MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS
Up to $18,00 per year
Eastern Illinois University

ACT SCORE OF 23 or SAT SCORE OF 1130 & 3.0 GPA:
$4,000 per year.  Cougar Pride & Jonetta Haley Scholarships
Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

2.5 OR HIGHER G.P.A
$8,000.00, $2,000.00 each year for four years.
HomeStar Bank Scholarship
Parents or grandparents must have an account at Homestar Bank before you apply for the scholarship.  Based on Extra-curriculars and community service the student has performed.
Application deadline is February each school year.

ACT SCORE OF 20 (SAT 1020) & 3.25 GPA
$1,000 per year.  Merit-Based Scholarship.  Apply by Nov. 15.
Governors State University.

LATINO SCHOLARSHIP
$1,000 per year.  At least one parent must be Latino.  Governors State University.

LATINO INTIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
$2,000 per year.  Chicago State University.

MALE INTIATIVE SCHOLARSHIP
$2,000 per year.  Chicago State University.

SPECIAL EDUCATION MAJORS
Free tuition & fees for up to 4-years.
Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver.
Must commit to teach in the field of special education in Illinois after graduating from college.  Must attend one of the public 4-year colleges in Illinois.  Apply atwww.collegezone.com/studentzoneDeadline:  March 1st each year.

SHOUP MANUFACTURING KANKAKEE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Kankakee Community College tuition and fees reimbursement.  For employees who work 25-29 hours per week at $12.00 per hour.
To apply go to, https://secure.entertimeonline.com/ta/6120729.jobs?ApplyToJob=33622218

 

 

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