Here’s a video for the Local Scholarships

Thanks to Barb, our video guru, we now have a great video tutorial on how to fill out your SVVSD Local Scholarships. Check it out on the SHSCounseling1 YouTube channel, or you can watch it here!

Remember most of the scholarships are due at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, February 26 to Lavonne in the Counseling office. We don’t have school on Friday, so don’t knock on our door – we won’t be home.


Four New Scholarships!

Happy Tuesday Falcons! As if you did’t have enough opportunities to get financial aid, I’m going to offer four more options. Check out the Scholarships page for three new scholarships (Boulder County Latina League scholarship, Sheriff’s of Colorado Scholarship, and the Sigma Phi Epsilon – CU Boulder Chapter Scholarship).

Here is the fourth option for your Tuesday. The reason this one is posted here is because it’s due on Monday, February 2, 2015! That’s only five days from now! But if you’re motivated you can make it happen. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Rotary have an Ethics Scholarship for $5,000 – you can’t pass that up.

CSU Pueblo General Scholarship is Open

The CSU-Pueblo General Scholarship application is open for students to apply for scholarship funding. The priority deadline for the scholarship application is March 1. The CSU-Pueblo Scholarship Application provides students access to $1.8 million in private scholarship funds. The application may be found within Personal Access to Web Services (PAWS) and clicking on the CSU-Pueblo Scholarship Application.

1) To apply, you will need your Personal Identification Number (PID

Please contact the CSU-Pueblo Records Department (719.549.2261) if you need assistance with your PID number.

2) Log onto PAWS using your PID and PIN number

3) Within PAWS, clicking on the “scholarship” tab will direct you to the CSU-Pueblo Scholarship Application

4) This one scholarship application allows you to apply for all scholarships offered through the CSU-Pueblo Foundation. When filling out the scholarship application, please have answers for all required fields.

5) The scholarship application is currently open and will close March 1, 2015. The scholarship application will not be viewable or editable after March 1st.  

If you have questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the CSU-Pueblo Foundation at (719) 549.2380.

Three scholarships for Skyline seniors ONLY

Your competition is fierce but the good news is you’re only fighting 300 of your peers as opposed to 3,000 (or more) for the same funds. The even better news is that these scholarships cover all different types of students, so everyone has a good chance of earning one!

The scholarships are also listed on the Scholarships page of this blog – they’re highlighted in bold to make them even more eye catching for you.

Evelyn C. Elder Scholarship: Due February 26, 2015     Evelyn’s Scholarship2015

Skyline Education Foundation: Due February 26, 2015     SEF Scholarship Form

Ameritino Foundation: Due April 24, 2015     Ameritino 2015-2016


Colorado School of Mines SUMMET Summer session

Interested in an amazing opportunity for first generation, under-represented STEM students to attend a summer session at Colorado School of Mines.

Future Juniors and Seniors (current Sophomores and Juniors) to apply for  Colorado School of Mines Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program (SUMMET).

Deadline to apply is April 1, 2015.

SUMMET is a science and engineering program combining course work, hands-on projects, industry tours, sporting activities and social events. It is an excellent stepping stone to the lifestyle and challenges of college. Students from across the nation will stay in Mines’ residence halls, experience life as a college student, and receive instruction in trigonometry & calculus, chemistry, geology, computer science, physics and basic to advanced engineering concepts.

We’re looking for high achieving students who are traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), who excel in math and science, are leaders amongst their peers, and may possibly be first-generation college-bound students.  We provide room & board – including all meals, course materials and access to all off-campus events.

Local Scholarship Help Session

Mighty, scholarship applying Falcons, I have a great opportunity for you to get help on the local scholarships.

Your favorite Army recruiters are giving free scholarship help on Tuesday, January 20 during lunch. Their forte is the scholarship essays with a military twist, but bring any questions you have for these fine gents.

FREE Financial Aid and FAFSA 101 Session – English and Spanish

If you can’t attend the Financial Aid Night (yes, it’s tonight!) you can login in to a free session through Cappex. Cappex will be cover these topics:

  • How to Pay for College
  • Types of Financial Aid
  • How to Apply for Financial Aid
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – What it is, How to Apply, Who Should Apply, When to Apply, and What You Need to Apply
  • Tips for Winning Scholarships

Here are the details for the online help session.

When: Wednesday, January 28, @ 5:00 p.m. 

Where: Online (desktop or mobile device)

Cost: FREE!

Who: all high school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend

To register for English:                                                                      To register for Spanish:


Financial Aid Night is almost here!

Do you love money? Do you love money for college? If the answer is yes to both questions, then we’ll see your pretty faces this week at the District Financial Aid Night.

If you don’t already have it on your calendars, put it on there now! This very Wednesday, the district Financial Aid Night will be hosted at Skyline. Here are the details:

Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Vance Brand Auditorium