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JOB SHADOW INFORMATION
The Midland Board of Education requires every senior to successfully complete a job shadow as a graduation requirement. Workplace Learning Connection will be at Midland to help students set these up. They will be scheduled sometime during the senior academic year. Students must complete all of the required components of the job shadow to graduate. Any questions, see Mr. Ahouse in the guidance office.
86,000 hours of your life will be invested in your future career! Make a wise investment in your future career today by exploring career options through the Workplace Learning Connection job shadow and student internship programs. These experiences can help you make those important future education and career decisions.
Program Coordinator: Laurie Worden, phone 319-398-1040
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You can fill out your FAFSA form as soon as October 1. Some schools have early deadlines including the University of Iowa and Iowa State University which are December 1 for next fall enrollment. You must have it filed by then to receive the maximum financial aid available. You would fill out the FAFSA form by using your tax information from last year.
Don't forget to check with the schools you are applying to for their deadline and fill out your FAFSA form as soon as possible. Most colleges use this financial information to determine your eligibility for scholarships, loans, grants, etc. To receive the maximum amount possible you must have your FAFSA filed by their deadline.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov (FREE – USE THIS SITE!)
If you plan to submit your FAFSA online you will need a pin – get that from this address first: www.pin.ed.gov
NEXT STUDENT: This is a directory of different scholarships. You can look them up by different categories like major, ethnicity, disabilities, specific college and others.
MERIT AID: This site allows you to search by specific colleges for merit based scholarships
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Watch scholarship dates closely, try to get your scholarship applications mailed in early if at all possible. Those received late will generally not be considered.
Check out the Scholarship Information for updated listing for scholarships as they become available.
Fastweb is a free search service for locating scholarship opportunities. This service is 15 years old. Their database contains over 1.5 million scholarships valued at $3.4 billion.
Their website has both student and parent information areas with a lot of good information.