Thursday, October 31, 2013

Finanacial Aid Nights in the Area

Between now and the end of January, different high schools across Monmouth County will be hosting FAFSA/Financial Aid workshops to help senior parents better understand the FAFSA and to ask questions.  As we learn of more dates, we will post them to this site.   Please confirm all dates and times with the high school before attending in case of any changes to their schedule.

Red Bank Regional - Monday, November 11th at 6:30 in the Auditorium

Manalapan will host the FRHSD's FAFSA information session on November 13th at 6:30pm in the Auditorium

Raritan High School - Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30pm

Wall High School - Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 in the Auditorium

Keyport High School - Thursday, November 21st at 6pm in room 108.

Middletown South High School - Wednesday, December 4th at 6:00 in the Theater

Manasquan High School - Thursday, December 5th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Matawan - Aberdeen Reg. HS - Wednesday, December 11th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Shore Regional HS - Monday, January 6th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Holmdel High School - Tuesday, January 7th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Ocean Township High School - Wednesday, January 8th at 7pm in the Auditorium

Neptune High School - Thursday, January 9th at 7pm in the Library

Rumson-Fair Haven Regional HS - Thursday, January 23 at 7pm in the Auditorium

Merit Aid article

Here is a good article that talks about the ethical issues surrounding merit-aid. BU, Brown, Northeastern and Stonehill are all mentioned in the article.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Walk-in Tutoring Available for all CHS Students

The NHS is pleased to announce that walk-in tutoring is now available on Mondays and Thursdays for the entire lunch period for help with any subject, any grade.

Room 142 will be staffed with several members of NHS who can help - no appointment necessary.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship (and More)

This link brings you to the Most Valuable Student Scholarship. All applications are processed through your local Elks lodge.

This, and many other, scholarships can be found here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

More College Ranking Lists

The Daily Beast's guide to colleges with many options to sort by.

Click here.

New Scholarship for Computer Science or IT Majors at Marist College

Marist College is hosting an information session on October 26, 2013 regarding 17 full tuition (including room and board) scholarships being offered to academically talented students who wish to major in Computer Science or Information Technology and Systems. To learn more and to attend the upcoming information session call 1-800-436-5483.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a valuable guide that profiles hundreds of occupations with details about work environment, projected employment projects, and pay scales. This is an excellent tool to use when you are thinking about majors, student debt, and return on investment for post-secondary costs. It also provides a soul-searching opportunity as you look at job descriptions and envision future employment.

Giving credit where credit is due: Thank you, Mr. Dazio, for sending me the link to this site.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

The Count Basie Arts Impact Scholarship

Follow (or bookmark) this link for scholarship postings. The Count Basie Arts Impact Scholarship is listed under Scholarships for all New Jersey Residents.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Freshman and Sophomore Student Athletes

There have been some changes to the NCAA rules for Division I athletes. Students who follow the traditional course offering structure at CHS will meet (exceed) the requirements, however, it's worth posting.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

New Jersey Shout Down Drugs! 2014 High School Music Competition

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is launching its annual New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest.

This music competition challenges high school students to create original music and lyrics with a powerful substance abuse prevention message. County finalists will be chosen to perform their songs live at the Statewide Prevention Concert on May 21st 2014 at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark. First, second, and third place winners will receive music contracts worth $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000 respectively.

To obtain entry forms click here or call (973) 467-2100 ext. 19. Contestant must upload their music files and mail their entry forms by Wednesday, January 15th 2014.

How a Government Shutdown Could Affect Higher Education

Interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Free College Admissions Stategies Workshop

New Jersey Natural Gas is sponsoring two free college planning workshops:

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Brookdale Community College
Warner Student Life Center
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ocean County College
College Center
College Drive
Toms River, NJ

RSVP at 1-732-938-1035 or emal ccannon@njng.com no later than October 23rd, 2013.