School Counselor Quarterly - Spring 2015
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Spring 2015

$3 Million in Scholarships Available
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's Statewide Student Aid Program is now accepting applications through Wednesday, April 15. This online process allows students attending a four-year institution to submit a single application and to be automatically considered for all eligible scholarships. Because financial need is a factor for many of these scholarships, students will need to submit their SAR (Student Aid Report) generated by a completed FAFSA. In 2014, nearly 600 New Hampshire students received an award, with an average award of $4,685.

Also available is the Career Aid for Technical Students (CATS) for students enrolled in an accredited vocational or technical program that does NOT lead to a four-year Baccalaureate degree. Applications will be accepted through Monday, June 15. In 2014, nearly 50 New Hampshire students received an award, with an average award of $3,200.


April is Financial Literacy Month
Help your students become savvy about personal finance! Our colleagues at NH Jumpstart Coalition spearhead the State's efforts to educate students and offer these possible resources and links for you to share with your school's faculty. Now through April 15, students age 14 - 18 can participate in Get 10 Virtual Quest, an online personal finance scavenger hunt contest. Those answering all 10 questions correctly will be entered into a random prize drawing for 10 $50 Amazon gift cards. One winner and his/her teacher will receive a $150 Amazon gift card.
For school counselors working with second grade students, we encourage you to celebrate the month of April by scheduling us to present an "I Can Save" program. During this fun, engaging classroom program, students learn the concepts of sharing, saving and spending money and receive a "Moonjar" bank to take home and continue practicing the concepts! This program can also be delivered anytime during the academic year. Call us at 888.7.Graduate X119 to schedule.

Classroom Connections Teacher Training
Tuesday, May 19
Fidelity Investments, Merimack, NH

This FREE one-day training is ideal for the personal finance, business and economics teachers at your high school! It focuses on the Jump$tart Financial Foundations for Educators (J$FFE) "Saving and Investing" and "Spending and Financial Planning" teacher training modules. Registration is required, and hotel accommodations available if traveling more than 60 miles.

Upcoming NHHEAF-Sponsored School Counselor Trainings
Wrap up your academic year by attending one of our upcoming school counselor trainings!

For high school counselors, the pending changes with the CollegeBoard's SAT in the Spring of 2016 will be addressed in a training led by the CollegeBoard's Dena Soled Johnson, Senior Educational Manager, K-12 Services, on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at our Concord offices. Nearly 70 counselors have already signed up for this timely training!

For NEW high school counselors, our College 101: A Workshop for the New School Counselor, will be held Friday, May 8 at our Concord offices. This workshop offers counselors a behind-the-scenes look at the college admissions and selection process. Topics include the campus visit, the college essay, letters of recommendation, the college interview, and the student athlete. Seasoned school counselors and expert college admissions professionals join us for a lively panel discussion. Lunch is provided. The day runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

For North Country K-12 counselors, please plan to join us Friday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at White Mountains Community College for the North Country School Counselor Association's annual training day. Sean O'Brian, Profile High School's Experiential Education Instructor, is the "Playnote" presenter.

To register for any of these trainings, please call 888.7.GRADUATE, x119 or email us.
Is Your School Connected?
Help your families stay up-to-date on new scholarship opportunities, local college planning programs, and the latest news from campuses nationwide by following The NHHEAF Network Organizations on Facebook and Twitter. Also check out our many college planning videos and presentations on YouTube!