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Counseling Resources
Counseling Resources

This link contains all of the following resources in one place. 

https://www.symbaloo.com/mix/wjsd253counseling

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST FORM
Transcript Request Form

Please use this link to request transcripts.  

https://goo.gl/forms/qmn1LVRvWX5yXeTU2

Teens Health
Teens Health

Welcome to TeensHealth

We're a safe, private place for teens who need honest, accurate information and advice about health, emotions, and life. TeensHealth is accessible 24 hours a day so you can get the doctor-approved information you need to make educated decisions — or help a friend who needs advice. There's a lot of confusing, misleading, and just plain wrong health information on the Web. Our mission is to tell it to you straight.

TeensHealth is part of the KidsHealth family of websites. These sites, run by the nonprofit Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, provide accurate, up-to-date health information that's free of "doctor speak."

A team of pediatricians and other medical experts reviews all KidsHealth content regularly to ensure the information is as current as possible. That doesn't mean TeensHealth takes the place of an in-person visit with a doctor. Nothing beats a personal consultation with a physician who can get your health history, do a physical exam, and talk with you one-on-one. What TeensHealth can do is help you learn ways to keep your body and mind healthy.

http://teenshealth.org/en/teens/

Informacion para adolescentes
Informacion para adolescentes

Bienvenidos a TeensHealth

Somos un lugar seguro y privado para adolescentes que necesitan información y consejos honestos y precisos sobre la salud, las emociones y la vida. TeensHealth es accesible las 24 horas del día para que pueda obtener la información aprobada por el médico que necesita para tomar decisiones informadas, o para ayudar a un amigo que necesita ayuda. Hay una gran cantidad de información de salud confusa, engañosa y simplemente errónea en la Web. Nuestra misión es decírselo directamente.

TeensHealth es parte de la familia de sitios web de KidsHealth. Estos sitios, administrados por la organización sin fines de lucro Nemours Center for Children's Health Media, brindan información de salud precisa y actualizada que está libre de "consultas médicas".

Un equipo de pediatras y otros expertos médicos revisa todo el contenido de KidsHealth regularmente para garantizar que la información esté lo más actualizada posible. Eso no significa que TeensHealth tome el lugar de una visita en persona con un médico. No hay nada mejor que una consulta personal con un médico que puede obtener su historial de salud, hacer un examen físico y hablar con usted personalmente. Lo que TeensHealth puede hacer es ayudarlo a aprender maneras de mantener su cuerpo y su mente sanos.

http://teenshealth.org/es/teens/center/spanish-center-esp.html?WT.ac=t-nav

The Truth about Drugs
The Truth about Drugs

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a nonprofit public benefit corporation that empowers youth and adults with factual information about drugs so they can make informed decisions and live drug-free.

No one, especially a young person, likes to be lectured about what he or she can or cannot do. Thus, we provide the facts that empower youth to choose not to take drugs in the first place. Additionally our Truth About Drugs campaign consists of activities that they can join which popularize drug-free living. These activities are simple, effective and can involve people of all ages.

Through a worldwide network of volunteers, 50 million of drug prevention booklets have been distributed, tens of thousands of drug awareness events have been held in some 180 countries and Truth About Drugs public service announcements have been aired on more than 500 television stations. These materials and activities have helped people around the world learn about the destructive side effects of drugs and thereby make the decision for themselves to not use them.

 

http://www.drugfreeworld.org/home.html

La Verdad sobre las Drogas

La Fundación por un Mundo Libre de Drogas es una corporación para el beneficio público y sin fines lucrativos que proporciona a jóvenes y adultos información basada en hechos acerca de las drogas de modo que puedan tomar decisiones informadas y tener una vida libre de drogas.

A nadie le gusta que lo sermoneen sobre lo que puede y lo que no puede hacer, en especial a un adolescente. Por lo tanto, proporcionamos hechos que permiten a los jóvenes decidir no tomar drogas desde un comienzo. Además, nuestra campaña de La Verdad sobre las Drogas consta de actividades a las que pueden unirse y que fomentan la vida sin drogas. Estas actividades son simples, eficaces y pueden participar personas de todas las edades.

Mediante una red mundial de voluntarios, se han distribuido 56 millones de folletos educativos y se han llevado a cabo decenas de miles de eventos de concientización sobre las drogas en 120 países y se han transmitido anuncios de servicio público de La Verdad sobre las Drogas en 275 estaciones de televisión. Estos materiales y actividades han ayudado a la gente alrededor del mundo a enterarse de los efectos destructivos de las drogas y, así, a tomar la decisión por sí misma de no consumirlas.

http://www.vidasindrogas.org/home.html

La Veritá sulla Droga

La Fondazione per un Mondo Libero dalla Droga è un’associazione di pubblica utilità, non a scopo di lucro, che dà ai giovani e agli adulti informazioni basate sui fatti in merito alla droga, affinché possano prendere decisioni consapevoli e vivere liberi dalla droga.

A nessuno, in particolare ai giovani, piace sentire la predica su ciò che si può o non si può fare. Perciò, noi forniamo le informazioni che permettono ai giovani di scegliere di non assumere droga in primo luogo. Per di più, la nostra campagna La Verità sulla Droga consiste di attività a cui possono unirsi per diffondere un modo di vivere libero dalla droga. Queste attività sono semplici, efficaci e possono coinvolgere persone di tutte le età.

Attraverso una rete globale di volontari, sono stati distribuiti 56 milioni di volantini educativi, sono state tenute decine di migliaia di manifestazioni di sensibilizzazione e prevenzione alla droga in 120 paesi e gli annunci di pubblica utilità de La Verità sulla Droga sono stati trasmessi in 275 stazioni televisive. Questi materiali ed attività hanno permesso a persone di tutto il mondo di conoscere gli effetti distruttivi delle droghe e decidere di non farne uso.

http://www.noalladroga.it/home.html

A Verdade Sobre as Drogas

A Fundação para um Mundo Sem Drogas é uma corporação de benefício público sem fins lucrativos que dá autoridade aos jovens e adultos com informação factual sobre as drogas para que eles possam tomar decisões com informação para serem livres de drogas.

Ninguém, especialmente um adolescente, gosta de ouvir um sermão sobre o que ele ou ela pode ou não pode fazer. Assim, nós fornecemos os factos que capacitam os jovens a optar por não usar drogas em primeiro lugar. Além disso, a nossa campanha de A Verdade sobre as Drogas consiste em atividades as quais eles se possam unir que popularizam a vida sem drogas. Estas atividades são simples, mas eficazes, e pessoas de todas as idades podem participar.

Através de uma rede mundial de voluntários, 56 milhões de folhetos educacionais foram distribuídos, dezenas de milhares de eventos de consciencialização sobre as drogas tiveram lugar em cerca de 120 países e anúncios de serviço público de A Verdade sobre as Drogas têm sido transmitidos em 275 estações televisivas. Estes materiais e atividades têm ajudado as pessoas à volta do mundo a aprender os efeitos destrutivos das drogas e decidir por elas próprias a não consumirem drogas.

http://www.naoasdrogas.pt/home.html

Self-Esteem
Self-Esteem

Our Definition of Self Esteem

NASE believes self esteem is: “The experience of being capable of meeting life’s challenges and being worthy of happiness.” We also believe in personal responsibility and accountability. This implies not only being worthy of respect, but also as having the basic skills and competencies required to be successful in life.

http://healthyselfesteem.org/about-self-esteem/

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Prevención del suicidio

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.

Algunos datos sobre la Red Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio

  • Las llamadas son gratuitas desde cualquier teléfono en los Estados Unidos.
  • Nuestras líneas funcionan las 24 horas todos los días de la semana, de modo que usted puede ponerse en contacto con una persona capacitada en cualquier momento en que lo necesite.
  • Su llamada es confidencial; esto significa que la persona que le escucha hará todo lo posible por no divulgar su identidad.
  • Prestamos servicios en inglés (1-800-273-8255) y en español (1-888-628-9454)
  • Somos la única red nacional de respuesta a situaciones de crisis con financiación del Gobierno Federal.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/help-yourself/en-espanol/

TedxTeen
TedxTeen

WHAT IS TEDX ?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self- organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

 

 

http://www.tedxteen.com/talks/

Credit Recovery Packets
Credit Recovery Packets

Take-home packets become available the day after Labor Day, and remain available until early April. See application for exact dates. The fee for packets is $50 for Madison School District students and $75 for out-of-district students. $15 (Madison) and $25 (out-of-district) is refundable when the packets and textbooks are returned in good condition. Students have six weeks from the day they pick up the packet to complete the course.

For a complete listing of courses available, visit the website and/or contact Mr. Gemar.  

http://msd321.com/apex/f?p=SECONDARY:CONTENT:::::SITE_CODE,P2_PAGE_ID:CH,1206

Career Information System
Idaho Career Information System (CIS)

Contact Mr. Gemar or Mrs. Burtenshaw for information regarding a free username and password. This will give you information about Financial Aid, Scholarships, Interest Surveys, and much more! 

Students

How do your current and upcoming classes impact your future? Do you need help with decision making and setting goals? CIS has tools and information needed to design your future.

Parents/Guardians

You want your child to have a happy and successful future. CIS helps you and your child make informed education and occupation decisions to reach their potential and meet their goals.

Educators

Career development can be difficult to fit into your class time. CIS helps you integrate career information into any subject area, helping your students plan, make decisions, set goals and follow through.

http://labor.idaho.gov/dnn/idl/IdahoCareerInformation.aspx

Advanced Opportunities (Overview Video)
Advanced Opportunities

Advanced Opportunities helps students attain college credits while in high school. Many students set goals to attain a General Education Matriculation (GEM) certificate or an associate degree before completing high school. More commonly, students will set a goal to graduate high school with a year of college (20-30 credits) completed. Contact your school counselor/career advisor for more information.

Learning to navigate the post-secondary system can be tricky and post-secondary coursework is more rigorous than regular high school content. For this reason, successful planning requires you to look at college catalogues to ensure that the dual credit courses you are taking will apply toward the credential or degree you hope to attain. If you are not yet sure of your post-secondary pathway, it is recommended that you select GEM courses until a more definitive pathway is decided.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdXWpZCDqaw&feature=youtu.be

Dual Credit Universities
Advanced Opportunities

Please look under the Links tab for universities that offer Dual Credit opportunities. 

http://sde.idaho.gov/student-engagement/advanced-ops/

Civics Test Questions
Civics Questions and Answers for the Naturalization Test

Official list of civics questions and answers for the naturalization test. (All Seniors are required to pass this test beginning with the class of 2017.)

https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/see-all-section-items-title/Civics%20Questions%20and%20Answers%20for%20the%20Naturalization%20Test/55250?destination=node/41139

Study Materials for the Civics Test
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test

Khan Academy
Khan Academy

A personalized learning resource for all ages

Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. Our math missions guide learners from kindergarten to calculus using state-of-the-art, adaptive technology that identifies strengths and learning gaps. We've also partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.

Free tools for parents and teachers

We’re working hard to ensure that Khan Academy empowers coaches of all kinds to better understand what their children or students are up to and how best to help them. See at a glance whether a child or student is struggling or if she hit a streak and is now far ahead of the class. Our coach dashboard provides a summary of class performance as a whole as well as detailed student profiles.

https://www.khanacademy.org/about

Selective Service
Selective Service

Why Register?

It is the Law

Virtually all male U.S. citizens, regardless of where they live, and male immigrants, whether documented or undocumented, residing in the United States, who are 18 through 25, are required to register with Selective Service. 

The law says men must register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday
. That means men are required to register with Selective Service sometime during the 30 days before their 18th birthday, their 18th birthday, and the following 29 days after their 18th birthday – that is a 60-day registration period.

Men who do not register with Selective Service within the 60-day window are technically in violation of the law and should register as soon as possible. Late registrations are accepted up to the 26th birthday. However, once a man reaches his 26th birthday and still has not registered with Selective Service, it is too late!

It’s important to know that even though a man is registered, he will not automatically be inducted into the military. Registering with Selective Service does not mean you are joining the military.

In a crisis requiring a draft, men would be called in a sequence determined by random lottery number and year of birth. Then, they would be examined for mental, physical, and moral fitness by the military before being deferred or exempted from military service or inducted into the Armed Forces.

 


https://www.sss.gov/Registration/Why-Register

ACT
ACT
Test Date Registration Deadline Late Fee Required
September 9, 2017 August 4, 2017 August 5-18, 2017
October 28, 2017 September 22, 2017 September 23-October 10, 2017
December 9, 2017 November 3, 2017 November 4-26, 2017
February 10, 2018* January 12, 2018 January 13-19, 2018
April 14, 2018 March 9, 2018 March 10-23, 2018
June 9, 2018 May 4, 2018 May 5-18, 2018
July 14, 2018* June 15, 2018 June 16-22, 2018

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html#dates

ACT Information for Examinees

Taking the ACT contains important policy information that examinees need to know for test day. It also contains instructions for completing the non-test portions of the answer document.

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/state-and-district-solutions/act-online-testing/act-online-version-examinees.html

SAT
SAT

SAT Test Dates 2017-18 (U.S.)

In 2018, there will no longer be a January test date. This date is instead being replaced by an earlier August test date (starting in 2017), which will only be available in the U.S. Additionally, from the 2017-18 testing year onward, the international November and June test dates will offer only SAT Subject Tests.

Test Date

Normal Deadline

Late Registration*

Online Score Release

August 26, 2017

July 28, 2017

August 15, 2017

September 18, 2017

October 7, 2017

September 8, 2017

September 27, 2017

October 20-26, 2017

November 4, 2017

October 5, 2017

October 25, 2017

November 17-23, 2017

December 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

November 21, 2017

December 15-21, 2017

March 10, 2018**

February 9, 2018

February 28, 2018

March 23-29, 2018

May 5, 2018

April 6, 2018

April 25, 2018

May 18-24, 2018

June 2, 2018

May 3, 2018

May 23, 2018

July 11, 2018

*The late registration deadline is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.

**Regular SAT only.

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat

IDLA
Idaho Digital Learning Academy

This link will familiarize parents and students on the 2017-2018 courses offered, policies and manuals, and other resources available through the Idaho Digital Learning Academy.

https://www.idahodigitallearning.org/students-parents/resources-manuals/

FAFSA
FAFSA

Use this link to apply for Federal Financial Aid and Student Loans to help you pay for your college education. Financial assistance is determined by your financial needs. It can be used to help you pay for your tuition, fees, books, and housing. Depending upon the assistance that you receive, you may not have to pay back the money that was given to you. Check with the Financial Aid department to see the deadlines to apply for assistance at the college that you are planning on attending.

https://fafsa.ed.gov/

NCAA Eligibility Requirements
NCAA Eligibility Requirements

These educational resources help students and parents learn about athletic opportunities beyond high school and how to keep students on track. 

http://www.ncaa.org/student-athletes/future/school-presentation-resources

STOP Bullying Resources
Stop Bullying Resources

Stop Bullying on the Spot 

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. 

Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.


https://www.stopbullying.gov/

Detener el acoso escolar

Detener el acoso escolar en el momento

Cuando los adultos responden rápidamente y de forma constante a situaciones de acoso, transmiten el mensaje de que no es un comportamiento aceptable. Las investigaciones demuestran que, con el tiempo, esta actitud puede detener el acoso.

Los padres, el personal educativo y otros adultos en la comunidad pueden ayudar a los niños a prevenir el acoso al hablar de ello, crear un entorno escolar seguro y crear una estrategia de prevención contra el acoso a nivel de toda la comunidad.


https://espanol.stopbullying.gov/

Stomp Out Bullying

Standing Up Against Hate, Racism And Discrimination. Changing The Culture With Inclusion, Equality, Civility And Unity Becomes Our Destiny.

STOMP Out Bullying™ is the leading national nonprofit dedicated to changing the culture for all students. It works to reduce and prevent bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, educates against homophobia, LGBTQ discrimination, racism and hatred, and deters violence in schools, online and in communities across the country. In this diverse world, STOMP Out Bullying promotes civility, inclusion and equality. It teaches effective solutions on how to respond to all forms of bullying, as well as educating kids and teens in school and online. It provides help for those in need and at risk of suicide, and raises awareness through peer mentoring programs in schools, public service announcements by noted celebrities, and social media campaigns. 

A pioneer on the issue, STOMP Out Bullying™ is recognized as the most influential anti-bullying and cyberbullying organization in America and beyond.


http://stompoutbullying.org/

Stop Bullying in Idaho

Welcome,

It's hard to have great schools when students don't feel safe. It affects their academics; it affects their emotional wellbeing.

One of my initiatives as Superintendent of Public Instruction is to support schools in preventing bullying and to get the message out to students to use their most powerful tool against bullying – speaking out!

Schools are rising to the challenge by:

  • Connecting with parents, students and staff every year about bullying;
  • Training school staff and identifying a point person for reporting bullying incidents;
  • Assigning consistent consequences to bullies;
  • Tracking incidents and reporting them to the State Department of Education so progress can be monitored; and
  • Fostering healthy, supportive school climates.

My State Department of Education team is supporting local schools with:

What can you do?

Help get the word out to students, and share my public services announcements on social media. Together we can stop Bullying aimed for older students and an Anti-bullying Toolkit aimed at younger students.

Sincerely,

Sherri Ybarra Sigature

Sherri Ybarra, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Public Instruction

https://www.sde.idaho.gov/stop-bullying/index.html

Behavior Management Strategies
Behavior Management Strategies

You’ve reached this granite planet’s most visited and respected behaviour management web site. Here you’ll find thousands of positive and respectful strategies & interventions for promoting appropriate behavior (in kids AND the adults who serve them).

http://www.behavioradvisor.com/oldindex.html

 

http://www.behavioradvisor.com/

CDC - Parent Information
CDC - Parent Information

As a parent of a teen, you are beginning to see your child become an adult. These are critical years that will affect both their current and future health. These links will help you learn how to guide your teen to become a healthy and productive adult.

https://www.cdc.gov/parents/teens/index.html

NEXT STEPS IDAHO
Next Steps Idaho Website

Sponsored by the Idaho State Board of Education, and paid for by a College Access Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Next Steps Idaho is a statewide initiative designed to get Idaho’s students ready for life after high school, and in the process, help to meet the state’s goal of having 60% of Idahoans ages 25-34 possessing a degree or certificate by 2020.

https://nextsteps.idaho.gov/about/

Colleges
Idaho Higher Education Magazine 2017-2018
http://anyflip.com/jkob/vtoh/

BYU-I

BYU-I Application Deadlines

New Freshmen


 

High school graduates who do not have college credit or high school graduates with college credit earned while in high school (concurrent, running start etc.).To be considered as a new freshman you must meet the minimum admission requirements.

The Admissions Review


 

BYU-Idaho reviews applicants in five main areas: church endorsements, academic achievement, seminary, extracurricular activities, and essays. Students are expected to be worthy of a full endorsement from their church leaders and commit to abide by the Honor Code. Academic achievement will be represented by grade point average and performance on standardized tests. BYU-Idaho expects students to graduate from seminary and have a positive seminary recommendation. Applicants will also be reviewed on their extracurricular involvement and essay responses.

 

 

Endorsements from bishop/branch president and stake presidency OR mission president (for missionaries currently serving)

  • LDS applicants must be members in good standing (no probation of any kind) to be admissible to BYU-Idaho.
  • Non-LDS applicants are required to abide by the Code of Honor and should review it thoroughly prior to applying. Interviews for non-LDS applicants are conducted by an LDS bishop.

Academic Requirements

  • Cumulative un-weighted high school grade point average (GPA)
  • ACT or SAT scores (BYU-Idaho wll use the highest score submited prior to the application deadline.)
  • Home/Private School Requirements

Seminary attendance and graduation

  • Admission to BYU-Idaho is much more difficult for students who do not graduate from seminary. If you are concerned about your attendance/graduation, please visit with your seminary teacher about makeup work or other alternatives.

Extracurricular involvement

  • BYU-Idaho is interested in students with a desire to participate. This desire is often evidenced by prior involvement in clubs, teams, leadership organizations, service, Scouting, church and civic organizations, competitions, and work opportunities.

Essays

  • The essays found in the CES Admission application give applicants an opportunity to explain a little more about themselves, their unique attributes, and their goals.

https://www.byui.edu/admissions/apply/freshmen

Idaho State University

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School Graduates

High school graduates seeking assured admissions will meet the following requirements:

  1. Completed Undergraduate Application.
  2. Paid $50 application fee.
  3. 2.5 or better cumulative unweighted High School GPA.
  4. Test scores meeting the following: 
    • Redesigned SAT Total Score of at least 1030, or
    • Math score of at least 18 on ACT or 520 on the Redesigned SAT Math Section, and
    • English score of at least 18 on ACT or 25 on the Redesigned SAT Reading Test.
    • If the SAT was taken prior to April 2016, test score requirements are 490 on SAT Math and 460 on SAT Critical Reading.
  5. Idaho high school graduates must meet all Idaho Core Requirements.

Please note: An Idaho student will be evaluated for completion of the Idaho Core Requirements once an official copy of the final high school transcript is received. Also, a student may be granted automatic conditional admission if they are short in only one or two Idaho core classes but still meet the above criteria.

Conditional Admission: High school graduates can be offered conditional admission if they meet the following requirements: a cumulative unweighted High School GPA of 2.25 or higher; Redesigned SAT Total Score of at least 730, OR a Math score of at least 12 on the ACT, or at least 310 on the Redesigned SAT Math Section; and an English score of at least 12 on the ACT, or at least 20 on the Redesigned SAT Reading test. 

SAT tests taken prior to April 2016 have the following requirements: 270 or higher on SAT Math and 360 or higher on SAT Critical Reading. 

https://www.isu.edu/future/freshman/

University of Idaho

Application Process

Your senior year of high school is an exciting and hectic time. To help you stay on track, here's a timeline of when to complete key actions to prepare for college.

September

  • Decide what your college goals are.
  • Sign up for the SAT or ACT.
  • Visit the University of Idaho campus on your own time.

October

November

December

April

  • Set up your Vandal accounts if you have been admitted.
  • Check your VandalMail account daily.
  • Attend UIdaho Bound, if you have been admitted, to register for classes and more.

May

  • Confirm that you are attending in the fall by registering for classes. Your Academic Advisor can help you.
  • Review and accept your financial aid awards on VandalWeb.

https://www.uidaho.edu/admissions/apply/first-year/application-process

Boise State

As an Idaho high school graduate under the age of 21, you will be considered for admission according to the resident admissions index, which considers a combination of your cumulative unweighted high school grade point average (GPA) and ACT composite or SAT scores. There is no minimum SAT or ACT test score for Idaho applicants with an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher. Once you are determined admissible according to the index, your high school course work will be examined. If you completed all courses in the Idaho College Admission Core (see below), you will be considered for general admission. If you meet the resident admissions index but have not completed the Idaho College Admission Core Classes, you will be considered for provisional admission. If core high school coursework falls significantly below the Idaho College Admission Core Classes standard, it is possible to be denied admission.

How to Apply


https://admissions.boisestate.edu/new-to-college-resident/

Utah State University

Freshmen Admission Information

Required Materials

  • Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee
  • High school transcript or GED
  • Official ACT or SAT scores - may be waived for applicants 25 and older
  • Concurrent enrollment transcripts

Bachelor Degree Minimum Requirements

  • 2.5 high school GPA or 660 Total GED
  • 17 ACT or 900 SAT score (820 old SAT) excluding writing portion
  • 90 Index score

If your academic work does not meet this standard, your application will be considered on an individual basis for potential admission into the Aggie Prep Program.

Associate Degree Minimum Requirements

Most USU Eastern Associates Degrees and Certificates are open enrollment and do not require a minimum high school GPA or ACT/SAT score.

Recommended High School Prep Work

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of Math (One class beyond math 3)
  • 3.5 years of Social Science
  • 3 years of Lab-Based Science (one each: biology, chemistry, and physics)
  • 2 years of a world language (same language, taken progressively during grades 9-12)

http://www.usu.edu/admissions/apply/

BYU-Provo

Freshmen are students who have not completed any college/university work following high school graduation/secondary education completion. 

Click here if you are a homeschooled applicant

Click here if you are an international applicant

The Online Application

Admission Application Tips

  • Please note that housing options are dependent upon what is available on any given room selection date. 
  • Students who choose to apply for and attend summer term will have priority selection for fall on-campus housing and fall class registration.
  • Students should apply for the semester or term for which they wish to attend. Requests to change beginning semesters may not be accommodated.
  • The admission criteria are the same for all entry dates. One semester or term is not easier to get into over another. 
  • Applicants intending to serve an LDS mission can view full information about deferring here.
  • Applicants will need to submit a transcript for any concurrent college credit received.
  • Any international work must be submitted through IERF or WES. See Evaluating International Work for more information. BYU will only accept official US-accredited transcripts without an evaluation. 

https://admissions.byu.edu/freshman-applicants

University of Utah

Freshman Students

 

Freshman students are those who have not previously enrolled in another college or university, or who took college courses while still in high school.

If you wish to take University of Utah courses while still in high school, please review the application process for the High School University Program.

Incoming freshman who apply by the December 1 priority deadline will be automatically considered for our Merit and Diversity scholarships. 

The 2018 applications for Spring are now closed! 

Admissions Process

Admission Standards

We use a holistic review process when assessing freshman applications to ensure we give all students the best opportunity to present a complete picture of their qualifications.

Learn more about our admission standards.


Admission requirements, deadlines, and fees are subject to change without prior notice.

 


http://admissions.utah.edu/apply/undergraduate/freshman.php

Scholarships
Writers of the Future

Writer Contest Rules

• ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS

• NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED

• ALL AWARDS ARE ADJUDICATED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ONLY

• PRIZES EVERY THREE MONTHS: $1,000, $750, $500

• ANNUAL GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 ADDITIONAL!

• OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW AND AMATEUR WRITERS OF NEW SHORT STORIES OR NOVELETTES OF SF OR FANTASY


http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/

Illustrators of the Future

Illustrator Contest Rules

• $1500 IN PRIZES EACH QUARTER

• QUARTERLY WINNERS COMPETE FOR $5000 ADDITIONAL ANNUAL PRIZE

• OPEN TO NEW AND AMATEUR SCIFI & FANTASY ARTISTS

• ALL JUDGING DONE BY PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS ONLY

• NO ENTRY FEE AND ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL RIGHTS


http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-illustrators/

Student Scholarships

Your Scholarship Provider

StudentScholarships.org has been providing scholarship information to students and scholarship management services to companies since 2003.

1) Scholarship Management Services for Companies
We take great pride in helping non-profit organizations and private companies distribute their scholarship information to students across North America. Program design and promotion is our expertise. Call us today to discuss your Scholarship Program needs.

2) Scholarship Database for Students
Our staff spends countless hours searching both online and offline sources to find new and exciting scholarships for students to apply for. Our database is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use.



https://www.studentscholarships.org/

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Description

The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to:

  • High school seniors

  • Undergraduate students (all years)

  • Community college students transferring to four year universities

  • Graduate Students


AWARD

Awards are based on merit; amounts range from $500 to $5,000, based on relative need, among the Scholars selected.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be of Hispanic Heritage

  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for High School Students

  • Minimum of 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for College and Graduate Students

  • Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year)

  • U.S. Citizen, Permanent Legal Resident, DACA or Eligible Non-Citizen (as defined by FAFSA)

  • Complete FAFSA or state based financial aid application (if applicable)


OTHER

  • All majors and graduate fields accepted

  • Emphasis on STEM majors


https://www.hsf.net/scholarship

PNACAC Student Scholarship

The Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC) is pleased to announce that the PNACAC student scholarship submission form is now live! Five students who attend school in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington will be selected for a one-time, non-renewable $1,000 scholarship. Students from diverse backgrounds and all family income backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. 

 

http://www.pnacac.org/pnacac-student-scholarship

PAY IT FORWARD: Idaho Pointe Pest Control Scholarship

For this scholarship, do something good for someone else and include a note telling them to pass it on. Bonus points are awarded for including pictures. We want to hear what good deed you did to help your community.

After you have finished your good deed, pass along this scholarship to as many friends as you can. For every submission we get that says you referred/told them about this scholarship, you get bonus points. (Feel free to post the scholarship on your Facebook page to spread the word.)

Once your good deed is finished and you have told all of your friends about this scholarship, play the Pointe Pest Control game and take a screenshot of your highest score. Bonus points are added to your application for playing the game.

  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by April 29, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applications for the scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or college freshman from the state of Idaho.
  • This scholarship is a one-time scholarship worth $750. It will be awarded May 30, 2018
  • All applicants must be submitted electronically using this form.

https://pointepest.com/idaho-scholarship-application

Idaho Community Foundation Scholarships

ICF manages over 70 different scholarship funds – each customized according to the desires of the fund creator. Each has its own eligibility criteria, application requirements, and review process. Many have their own applications, deadlines, and eligibility requirements. Click on the name of each fund to learn more about the criteria and how to apply.

https://www.idcomfdn.org/Scholarships

Community Council of Idaho Hispanic Scholarship Fund

ONLINE APPLICATION
Please fill out this form to the best of your ability. All applicants must submit required paperwork. Failure to do so will disqualify the applicant from consideration. Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
-Be of Hispanic origin 
-Be resident of Idaho
-Be a college freshman in Fall 2018
-Pursue an academic course of study
-Have a minimum 2.5 GPA
-Have not received this scholarship in prior years 

http://www.communitycouncilofidaho.org/scholarships

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Description of Athnet Sports Recruiting

We help athletes find opportunities to play college sports and get an athletic scholarship. Our free online athlete profiles are used by over 95% of college coaches to identify and evaluate potential recruits. These profiles give recruits the opportunity to get discovered by college coaches and proactively contact the colleges of their choice.

HOW TO ENTER

Write a 400-500 word essay describing how the lessons you have learned through playing sports have positively impacted you as you pursue your college education.

Essay due June 1, 2018

Email your essay and other required information to scholarships@athleticscholarships.net.

Who is Eligible

  • Must be a current or former athlete at the high school or college level.
  • Must be a current college student or high school senior entering college.

What to Include

  • Your Full Name
  • Email Address
  • Post Address
  • University
  • Intended Major
  • Year to Graduate College
  • Phone Number
  • Brief Personal Bio
  • Your Essay

Questions


https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm

Idaho Governors Cup Scholarship

SCHOLARSHIP DESCRIPTION

  • The Idaho Governor's Cup Scholarship provides approximately 25 awards, depending on funding, to Idaho high school seniors planning to attend an Idaho college or university. This is a $3,000 award, renewable up to four years for academic programs and up to three years for career technical programs.
    Eligibility:
    -Be a resident of Idaho
    -Be a graduating senior of an Idaho high school or home school
    -Have a cumulative 2.8 GPA or higher
    -Provide ACT/SAT scores
    -Have demonstrated commitment to public service (submit forms documenting service)
    -Enroll as a full-time student in an academic or technical program at the following colleges/universities: Boise State University, College of Southern Idaho, College of Western Idaho, Northwest Nazarene University, BYU Idaho, and The College of Idaho

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Sarah Fuhriman
  • P.O. Box 983
  • Boise, ID 83701
  • scholarshiphelp@osbe.idaho.gov
  • 208-713-9466

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/idaho-scholarships/idaho-governors-cup-scholarship/

Idaho Scholarships

A college education can become quite expensive. Luckily, financial aid is readily available to those willing to do the research. For example, Scholarships.com can help you find information about scholarships especially created for those living in Idaho. The scholarships below will give you an idea of the opportunities that may be found at Scholarships.com. To get the full benefit of our free services and for additional information about Idaho scholarships and awards based on different search criteria, you should conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-state/idaho-scholarships/

Idaho State Board of Education Scholarship Web Page

Recognizing the value of a postsecondary education, the State of Idaho offers a variety of scholarship options for eligible Idaho students.

Idaho Scholarships

There are many avenues to scholarship awards. Both merit and need-based students can seek financial opportunities.

The scholarships detailed below are administered by the State Board of Education with funding from a variety of sources.  Please review each scholarship separately, since the criteria are designed to meet the needs of different students. 

Important ACT/SAT Notice

Applicants who need ACT/SAT scores must take these exams no later than December in order to have results back by scholarship deadlines in the following spring.

Awards and Requirements

There are many scholarship programs available to Idaho residents who are planning on attending a college or university in Idaho.

  • Merit-based scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement and other accomplishments.
  • Need-based scholarships are financial aid awards based on financial means.
  • Dependent scholarships are awarded to students based on the service of a parent.

The application will require the following:

  • Social Security Number
  • E-mail Address (Used for all scholarship notifications)

https://boardofed.idaho.gov/scholarships/

Idaho Career & Technical Scholarships
Idaho Career & Technical Foundation Scholarships
  • All scholarships are reviewed within one month of the due date, and recipients are notified within two months of the due date. If you apply and do not hear anything within two months of the due date, you have not been selected for this scholarship.

http://www.idahoptef.org/scholarships.asp

Alert Magazine Scholarship
The Alert Scholarship

You can help others become more alert by speaking out against the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. All eligible high school seniors (see requirements below) may enter the Alertcollege scholarship essay contest. With each edition of Alert magazine, Golden West Publications awards a $500 college scholarship to the writer of the best drug and/or alcohol abuse-related essay that we receive for that state/region.

http://www.alertmagazine.org/scholarship.php

Idaho Colleges Scholarship Webpages
Boise State University Scholarships

Incoming and current students interested in additional scholarships at Boise State should complete the checklists found below. Notification of awards will begin in mid-March. Please refer to our Idaho Resident and Nonresident Scholarship pages for information on these awards.


 

NEW and TRANSFER STUDENT CHECKLIST

 

 

CURRENT BOISE STATE STUDENT CHECKLIST

 


https://financialaid.boisestate.edu/scholarships/how-to-apply/

BYU-Idaho Scholarship

Scholarships are an excellent resource to help with your college expenses. It is important to look for them often and early as many of the application deadlines occur 6 months or more before the fall semester begins. The material below should provide you with the necessary information in regards to scholarships offered both within BYU-Idaho and from outside the university.

At this time, online BYU-I students are not eligible to complete the BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application; however, you are able to receive scholarships from sources outside the university. Check out our “Non-BYU-I Scholarships” section below for additional resources and helpful information.

The 2018-2019 BYU-Idaho Scholarship Application is open October 1, 2017 through February 1, 2018! 

https://www.byui.edu/financial-aid/aid-available/scholarships

College of Idaho Scholarships

The College of Idaho offers merit, need-based and talent. scholarships directly to students. The College believes all students should be able to attend regardless of financial standing, and we continually work to secure additional funds to achieve that goal and offer scholarships to as many students as possible. The maximum award and scholarship, established at the time of admission, may be met by one or more endowed or funded scholarships donated by major contributors to the C of I. All or a portion of these awards may be renamed at any time during enrollment.

https://www.collegeofidaho.edu/admission-aid/financial-aid/types/scholarships/institutional

College of Southern Idaho Scholarships

CSI Scholarship Application Process

  • Complete the Admissions process
  • Have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 and plan to enroll in at least 6 credits. ACT and/or SAT scores are also considered in the scholarship selection process.
  • Submit FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by March 1st, to be considered for federal aid (required for some scholarships).
  • Submit CSI Scholarships Application by March 1st for priority awarding. (The CSI Scholarship Application is located in MyCSI on the Money Matters tab.)
    • Incoming freshman and transfer students must submit an in-progress transcript at the time of submittal and a completed transcript prior to June 1 to complete your application.
  • Check out the department/program scholarships for additional scholarship opportunities.
  • Apply for State of Idaho scholarships, if you are an Idaho resident.
  • Apply for outside scholarships
  • Read the Terms & Conditions of our Awards

 

Deadlines

Priority Deadline for scholarship application is March 1st. Any applications received after that date will still be considered for 2nd Round Awards depending on available funds. Final Deadline is September 1

Submitting Transcripts

Incoming freshmen and transfer students need to submit an in-progress transcript and an official graduation/final transcripts to the Office of the Registrar prior to June 1 to complete the application process.

Current CSI students do not need to submit CSI transcript.

Official transcripts should be sent to:

College of Southern Idaho Admissions
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303.

More information is available on our Transcript Info.

Thank-You Notices

It is customary to send scholarship donors a note of thanks for any scholarships you have received. Information for contacting donors will be provided in your award letter and on NetPartner if you receive a scholarship. Our Thank-You Notice Tips Page has some suggestions about writing these notices.

https://www.csi.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/csi-scholarships.aspx

College of Western Idaho
CWI Foundation Scholarships

Most of College of Western Idaho's (CWI) scholarships are administered by the CWI Foundation. You can apply online for these scholarships. This single scholarship application allows students to complete ONE application and be considered for ALL available CWI Foundation Scholarships.

Start the Scholarship ApplicationCWI Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

External Scholarships

A variety of scholarships are available from various organizations and individuals in the community. These scholarships are not administered by the CWI Foundation and have individual application requirements.

External Scholarship OpportunitiesCenter for New Directions Scholarships


http://http://cwidaho.cc/current-students/grants-scholarships

College of Eastern Idaho Scholarships

Our scholarship deadline is February 9, 2018 due by 5 p.m. for academic year 2018-2019 allocations, but you may apply at anytime to be placed on our wait list. Only completed applications are considered, degree seeking students are the first priority when we do our award allocations.

Click HERE to view the scholarship application. Please review the application carefully and return to the CEI Foundation. Scholarships are awarded on a variety of criteria including but not limited to financial hardship, residency, program / area of study, and GPA.
Need help? The CEI Foundation can help, e-mail is always best scholarships@cei.edu OR call Bailey Winn, Scholarship Coordinator (208) 535-5407 or Natalie Hebard, Executive Director (208) 535-5398 to learn more.
If you need to apply or schedule an appointment to speak to an Academic Counselor please call (208) 524-3000 you can find program information at www.eitc.edu

https://ceigiving.org/cei-scholarship-application/

Idaho State University Scholarships

The Bengal Online Scholarship System

Access the Bengal Online Scholarship System (BOSS) now to apply for scholarships for 2017-2018 academic year.

Check BOSS in January 2018 to apply for scholarships in the 2018-2019 academic year.

 

https://www.isu.edu/scholarships/

Lewis-Clark State College Scholarship

Scholarships and Waivers

LCSC provides access to a wide variety of institutional scholarships, out-of-state tuition scholarships/waivers and outside funding opportunities. Scholarships are available for various majors, minority students, first-year freshman, transfer and non-traditional students. 

Lewis-Clark State College will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. This policy applies to all programs, services, and facilities, including applications, programs, admissions, services and employment.

  • Awards are based on academic merit, financial need or a combination of both.
  • For scholarships requiring a General Application, only one application, paper or online, need be submitted. Students need to complete the checklist, which is included with the application, indicating the scholarships for which they are applying.
  • For all scholarships which include the statement "demonstrate financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office", students must file a FAFSA prior to the March 1 Priority Deadline. This is how financial need will be determined. If no FAFSA information is on file by the Priority Deadline, the application will be considered incomplete.
  • The General Scholarship Application is only available for undergraduate students. Post-baccalaureate students are not eligible.
  • Out-of-state tuition scholarships/waivers are available to non-resident students. 
  • Out-of-state tuition scholarships/waivers are applied to out-of-state tuition and fees and are not intended to cover in-state tuition or fees.
  • The number and dollar amounts of scholarship awards each year will depend on the availability of funding.
  • Individual scholarship programs may be eliminated or reduced subject to changes by Idaho State Board of Education or Idaho legislative regulations. 

Below is a list of scholarships grouped by major, division or category. Start your search by clicking on the link(s) that best fit your program or interests. Each scholarship summary on the subsequent pages will indicate the application required for applying. For those requiring a General Application, the printable or online application is available on the side of each page. Only one General Application, paper or online, is required per student.

Scholarships awarded by Lewis-Clark State College are based on available funding. Many scholarships are funded from endowment revenue or by individual donors. The number of scholarships awarded and the amount of each is subject to change depending on conditions in the financial market, changes in college policies, or other factors. Scholarship awards are not final or official until a formal, written award notification has been generated from Lewis-Clark State College.

If you have questions about any of the scholarships listed, please feel free to utilize the Financial Aid Office as a resource at any time by e-mailing us at scholarships@lcsc.edu


http://www.lcsc.edu/financialaid/scholarships-and-waivers/

North Idaho College

Scholarships

Scholarships are yet another way you can fund your education. If you're curious about what scholarships are available to assist in funding your education click the links below:

North Idaho College Foundation

http://www.nic.edu/websites/default.aspx?dpt=29&pageId=4226

Northwest Nazarene University Scholarships
https://financialaid.nnu.edu/

University of Idaho Scholarships

Scholarships

The University of Idaho offers more than $25 million in scholarship awards annually. Scholarships are given based on merit, financial need, or outstanding achievement in specialized fields. Ranked third in the West among public universities for affordability by Forbes, we are committed to helping make college affordable.

How to apply

There are no separate applications for scholarships at the University of Idaho and you’ll be automatically considered when you apply for admission.

Dates to know for the awarding process


September - Dec. 1

New students apply for admission and complete the FAFSA to receive priority consideration for scholarships and other financial aid. Continuing students complete the FAFSA for priority consideration for scholarships and other financial aid. Funding for some programs including federal grants, loans and scholarship programs will continue to be available for late applicants.

December - March

Admitted students who qualify for the Go Idaho and Discover Idahoguaranteed scholarship programs will receive notification of their guaranteed funding level.

October

Beginning Oct. 1 the FAFSA becomes available.
Set up VandalWeb and VandalMail accounts

Prior to Jan. 1

New students receive scholarship and financial aid notifications. 

Prior to March 15

Continuing students receive scholarship and financial aid notifications.

April

Accept awards on VandalWeb


http://www.uidaho.edu/financial-aid/scholarships