Welcome to the BHS Counseling page! I am absolutely thrilled for another amazing year as a Bennett tiger! My door is always open 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 KathrynS@bsd29j.com. Thank you and I look forward to working with you all this year.
Mrs.Kathryn Schoenfeld, Bennett High School Counselor
|Important Dates/ Events|
Financial Aid Night:
October 23rd at 6 pm in the Auditorium
UNC will present information about FAFSA, scholarships, and other financial aide. This presentation is open to all 11th and 12th grade parents and students.
Colorado Free Application Day
October 30th ALL day
Application fees will be waived at all 32 CO public colleges and universities, as well as several private institutions, on October 30th ONLY. Application must be completed and submitted by the end of the day. Please see the following link for more details.
Upcoming College Rep Visits: (Counseling Center)
October 29th- Colby Community College (Colby, KS)- 1:15-2:09 pm
November 1st- Johnson & Wales University (Denver, CO)- 1:15-2:09 pm *Rescheduled for November 12th at 1:15 pm
November 5th- Western State University (Gunnison, CO)- 11:47-12:41 pm
November 6th- Kansas State University (Manhattan, KS)- 11:47-12:41 pm
November 14th- University of Colorado- Colorado Springs (Colorado Springs, CO)- 1:45 pm
November 28th- University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO)- 1:15-2:09 pm
December 3rd- Metropolitan State University (Denver, CO)- 1:15-2:09 pm
December 4th- Northwest Kansas Technical College (Goodland, KS)- 1-2 pm
|Upcoming Scholarship Opportunities|
As new scholarships become available, this section will be updated.
Golden Door Scholars
Application Deadline: October 25, 2018
2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Application deadline: January 4, 2019
Daniels Fund Scholarship
Application Deadline: November 29, 2018
The Classroom to Classroom Scholarship
Application Deadline: June 30, 2019
Comcast Leaders & Achievers Scholarship Program
Application Deadline: December 7, 2018
Future Flyer Pitch Scholarship Competition
Application/Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018
United States JCI Senate Foundation Scholarship
Application Deadline: January 11, 2019
Application Deadline: February 15, 2019
Elks Most Valuable Student Competition
Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
Below is a list of scholarship websites that students and families can access to try to find scholarships.
National ACT Exams - Students wishing to take the ACT test on a National Testing Day need to register at www.actstudent.org.
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 http://sat.collegeboard.com/home
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 https://www.khanacademy.org/
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 http://web3.ncaa.org/ECWR2/NCAA_EMS/NCAA.jsp
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 http://wiche.edu/askwiche
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 $85/credit hour for public institutions and $42.5/credit hour for participating private institutions. Sign up online at https://cof.college-assist.org/
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 http://fafsa.gov.
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
Verto Global Scholar Program
Application Deadline: November 15, 2018