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Join Adams State University in this virtual grad fair to learn more about our graduate programs and graduate student services!

ASU prides itself for providing programs that are online, convenient, innovative, affordable and cutting edge.

It’s simple!

  1. Register (FOR FREE) at
  2. Visit our profile and check the box to let us know you are interested in Learning More!
  3. Visit the event anytime between 1:00 and 6:00 MST on Friday, April 2, 2021.
  4. Join the Adams State Education Programs chat room(s).

Representatives from most programs and some service departments will be in the rooms to answer your questions and highlight all of the wonderful aspects about their individual programs/services.

Hope to "SEE" you there!!! Share this email with anyone you know who is interested in post-secondary educational opportunities!

Sponsored by Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities for Hispanic-Americans Expanding Access grant.

Andréa Benton-Maestas, M.A           
Pronouns: she, her, ella                           
Title V PPHOA Activities Director
 Adams State University
 208 Edgemont Blvd Ste 3100
 Alamosa, CO  81101
719.587.8333  [email protected]
BHS Sophomore's and Junior's
Here are some resources you can share with students who might be interested in Pickens programs. We are also happy to set up a virtual meeting with your interested students to answer their questions.
Pickens Resources:
Pickens Website- students can look up programs here and download program flyers
My contact information is:
Jose Velazquez, PE
1966 South Poplar Street Denver, CO 80224
Mobile: 303.358.4841
Please note, the Lamp Rynearson email address will stop being used in February 2021.
José Velazquez Educational Grant Committee Chair
Important Dates/ Events
March 30, 2021
PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT
April 13th 
7:55 am-12:30 pm
High School
Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities
As new scholarships become available, this section will be updated. 
Diego Alvarado Scholarship Program
Hearts, Hands, and Hope Foundation
Application Deadline: May 4, 2020
National Co-Op Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: Various deadlines
White Rose Scholarship Foundation
Application Deadline: Postmarked by January 17, 2020, or received by January 31, 2020
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 24, 2020
Flavorful Futures
Application Deadline: February 15, 2020
College Board Opportunity Scholarship 
Application Deadline- February 29, 2020
El Dabe Ritter Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
Application Deadline: January 30, 2020
The Jackie Robinson Foundation
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
El Dabe Ritter Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500
Helpful Links

National ACT Exams - Students wishing to take the ACT test on a National Testing Day need to register at


National SAT Exams - Beginning with the graduating class of 2018, all juniors will take the SAT in April as a State mandated test. Students wishing to re-take the SAT test on a National Testing Day need to register at


Khan Academy- Offers free virtual academic assistance and practice exams for the SAT/PSAT, ACT, and general academic support to students. To create a free account and get started utilizing these services, go to 



NCAA Clearinghouse - Students wanting to play sports at a college or university MUST register with the NCAA Clearinghouse eligibility center. The requirements vary depending upon which level the college or university is. Students should register during their junior year in high school. The NCAA clearinghouse can be accessed at


Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) - Through WUE, students in Western states may enroll in participating two-year and four-year public colleges and universities at a reduced tuition level: up to 150 percent of the institution's regular resident tuition. For answers to many commonly asked questions about WUE, visit


College Opportunity Fund (COF) - Free money! If you are planning to attend college in Colorado, it is vital that you sign up for COF!! It is a stipend given by the state of Colorado to students who are CO residents and chose to attend a participating Colorado pubic and private institution. The amount you receive is based on the specific amount of the stipend for that year and the number of credits you take each semester. Currently, it is $94/credit hour for public institutions and $47/credit hour for participating private institutions. Sign up online at


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Students MUST complete FAFSA in order to be eligible for any federal financial aid. This includes grants, select scholarships, and work study programs from individual institutions. To complete your FAFSA, please go to

  • In order to be prepared to complete the FAFSA, you should gather all of the required paperwork prior to beginning the process on the computer. A list of the required documentation can be found here: WHAT YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE FAFSA
Other FAFSA Links:
The Parent's Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA Form:
10 Common Mistakes Made on the FAFSA:
$2.6B in free college money went unclaimed by 2018 grads
Other Financial Aid Links:
Our Top Ten Tips to Get Financial Aid
Financial Aid Terms You Need To Know
Verto Global Scholar Program
Application Deadline: November 15, 2019
March 30, 2021
PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, and SAT
April 13th 
7:55 am-12:30 pm
High School

Welcome to the BHS Counseling page! My name is Nicole Eby and I am the new counselor here at Bennett. I am so excited to join the Tiger team!  While this year certainly looks a bit different, I am still always available to assist students and parents with any academic, social/emotional, and/or post-graduate needs or concerns. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment, please contact me at 303-644-3234 ext 7003 or email me at [email protected] Thank you and I look forward to working with you all this year.

Mrs. Nicole Eby, Bennett High School Counselor