Guidance Counselor - St. Marys Jr/Sr High School | St. Marys, Kansas

St. Marys Jr/Sr High School
Home of the Bears
St. Marys Jr/Sr High School
Home of the Bears
601 E. Lasley St. St. Marys, Kansas
601 E. Lasley St. St. Marys, Kansas
St. Marys Jr/Sr High School Home of the Bears
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Guidance Counselor


September 28, 2022

Kaw Valley Financial Aid Night- Juniors & Seniors Juniors and Seniors, This year's Financial Aid Night will be held at St. Marys High School on Wednesday October 5th at 5:30 PM. This evening will also be a parent teacher conference night. Conference information will get pushed out at a later date. However, please consider scheduling your junior/senior conferences around this event. Drew Beets, Washburn University's Financial LIteracy Coordinator, will be the speaker. If you have any questions, please let Ms. Heitman know!

KSU- Powercat Preview Powercat Preview provides a big picture preview of the K-State experience. This day is designed for students who are not yet admitted to K-State, offering exploratory academic and general information sessions. Powercat Preview is free to attend, offering sessions that both future students and their parents/guardians will find valuable. Registration opens for individual event dates six weeks ahead of each event date. Date, time and location All Powercat Preview days start in the K-State Student Union on the Manhattan campus. Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m., with programming/offerings until 3:30 p.m. Friday, September 9 Monday, October 10 Friday, November 18 To Register Visit:

Kansas Buffalo Association Scholarship The Kansas Buffalo Association is offering a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior or first-year college freshmen who is involved in raising bison and/or is planning to pursue a career in a field related to agriculture. The KBA invites interested applicants to complete an application, provide one letter of reference and submit a 500-word essay outlining their relationship/interest in bison and why they should receive the scholarship. KBA members may act as sponsors to qualify family, friends or a member of a local school or county ag-related organization (FFA, 4H, etc.) for this scholarship. Applications and supporting materials are due by Oct. 15, 2012. The scholarship will be awarded at the 28th Kansas Buffalo Association Sale in Salina, Kan., on Dec. 3, 2022. Either the recipient or his/her designate must be present to accept the scholarship and have a picture taken with representatives from the sponsoring organizations. The successful applicant will be notified by mid-November. Questions? Please contact Kevin Leslie at 913-957-4687 or e-mail For scholarship docs please visit:

2023 Quinton Unruh $10,000 Memorial Grant MERIDEN—Applications and nominations are now open for the 2023 Quinton Unruh $10,000 Memorial Grant, the Woolly Farms Foundation announced Monday. The grant honors the memory of Quint Unruh of Meriden, who died of cancer in November 2020. The grant is awarded to someone who lives life with passion, kindness, leadership, and integrity. Grant recipients demonstrate excellence in academics, athletics, arts, community involvement, environmental stewardship, entrepreneurial spirit, or spiritual development. Applications and nominations can be submitted at The application and nomination deadline is February 1, 2023. The award winner will be notified in March 2023 and presented with the check at the 2023 Woolly Farms Spring Fling gala in April.

KSU Engineering Days KSU Engineering Days- 5 days to choose from! Friday, Sept. 16 | Monday, Oct. 17 | Friday, Nov. 11 | Friday, Jan. 27 | Monday, Feb. 13 The Carl R. Ice College of Engineering is hosting Engineering Senior Experience Day for high school seniors interested in pursuing an engineering degree at K-State. Students will be able to — Explore majors and opportunities to get involved. Interact with faculty and student organizations. Participate in an “engineering for a day” experience. Find out about campus life. Learn about undergraduate research, honors program, education abroad and much more. To register:

PSAT at SMHS 10/12 The PSAT will be offered to interested sophomores and juniors on Wednesday October 12th. This optional assessment is primarily for two different groups of students: students who are interested in applying to universities out of state where the SAT is an admission requirement should consider taking the PSAT or students who are interested in the National Merit Scholarship Program. If you do not fit into either of these categories, the PSAT will not be helpful to you. Here's a link with more information regarding the PSAT/NSMSQT: If you are interested in taking the PSAT, please email Ms. Heitman back by October 5th and I will share more details with you at that time. Have a great day! Ms. Heitman

Voice of Democracy Competition/Scholarship The Voice of Democracy is open to students in grades 9-12 by the Oct. 31 deadline who are enrolled in a public private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States, its territories and possessions; or dependents of U.S. military or civilian personnel in overseas schools. Although U.S. citizenship is not required, students must be lawful U.S. permanent residents or have applied for permanent residence (the application for which has not been denied) and intends to become a U.S. citizen at the earliest opportunity allowed by law. To learn more please visit:

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship The 2023 application opened on August 1. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Eligibility: Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply. Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. High school graduates are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify. To apply please visit:

KSDE-AEOP 2023 Margaret Van Horn Scholarship The scholarship program is open to current Kansas High School, College, and/or Technical School students. Applicant must intend to continue his/her education in an education or business-related program. Applicant must be enrolled in a minimum of nine semester hours (at least half-time). Enrollment must be in an accredited post-secondary educational facility within the state of Kansas. To apply please visit:

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at FHSU- Not School Sponsored Event Greetings from the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fort Hays State University! Just a reminder that we will be hosting the 2nd annual Fall College of Health and Behavioral Sciences Day at Fort Hays State University, Friday, October 21st, 2022. This free event is open to high school junior and senior students interested in careers in the health and behavioral sciences. Don’t wait to register as space is limited and spots are filling fast! Students will: Visit all six departments in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences (Allied Health, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Health and Human Performance, Nursing, Psychology, and Social Work). Learn about academic, career, and other unique educational opportunities within the departments. Tour academic facilities, including clinical and simulation labs. Engage with faculty, staff, and students in each department. For more information and to sign up for this exciting event, please have students go to:

Elks Legacy Scholarship Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. Eligibility requirements are outlined below. The 2023 contest and application closes on February 6, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. For the 2023 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2020, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2020, is eligible to apply. The Elk must also be a paid-up member through March 31, 2023. Great-grandchildren are not eligible. The applicant must be a high school senior. The applicant must apply online only. The 2023 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 6, 2023, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. If the applicant's parent and grandparent are both Elk members, the applicant must apply through the parent's Elks Lodge. We have waived the standardized test requirement for the 2023 Legacy contest. You do not need to submit ACT and/or SAT scores. Students may apply for more than one ENF scholarship; however, they may win only one. In cases where the student wins more than one, we will award the scholarship with the greater value. Students can accept local and state scholarships, which are separate from the awards at the national level. To apply please visit:
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