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*UPDATED* Opportunities for Seniors and Families Planning for Post-High School

We hope everyone had a restful and wonderful winter break. The end of 1st semester is coming quickly. As of today there only 87 school days for seniors! It is so important to stay focused and motivated.
The schedule will be as follows:
January 17th Period 1 - 8:15-9:15; Period 4 9:30-10:30; Period 7 10:45-11:45.
January 18th Period 2 8:15-9:15; Period 5 9:30-10:30
January 19th Period 3 8:15-9:15; Period 6 9:30-10:30
Senior portfolio has been embedded in Monday advisory. This is a requirement to graduate. Seniors, it is important that you attend. Please see your advisory teacher for more details.
Seniors, please be sure to send a "Thank you" to staff who supported your application efforts by writing a letter of recommendation.
If you need a transcript, please come by the Post-Secondary Center (counseling office) and complete a transcript request. Please give two weeks’ notice so that we can ensure that your transcripts arrive in a timely manner.
Students are responsible for sending in SAT or ACT test scores to all
colleges. Log on to the student account at Collegeboard.org (SAT) or ACT.org (ACT) and request official scores be sent to complete the college application process.
DEF Scholarships are open for applications (See scholarship list below)
The Durango Education Foundation offers scholarships with various criteria and award amounts from $1,000 to $10,000, to seniors graduating from Durango 9-R high schools (Connections Academy online students by special invitation only). The deadline to apply is February 1, 2018 and
notifications will be made later that month. Criteria documents are available from counselors at DHS and Big Picture High School, online at www.durangoeducationfoundation.org (What We Fund – Scholarships), or by contacting the Foundation at (970) 385-1491.
The following scholarships are available in the counseling office. (New scholarships are in bold)
White Rose Scholarship Foundation $ varies - January 17th
2018 CCHS/CR Scholarship $1500 - January 29th
Coolidge Presidential Scholarship – Full Ride (tuition/room/board/expenses) – Jan. 24th
Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendants Scholarship $1620 - Deadline
Feb. 1st
DEF Mary Ruth Bowman Boy’s Swimming Scholarship ($1200) - Feb. 1
DEF Brinton Family Girl’s Swimming Scholarship (open also to Animas High School students) ($1,000) – Feb. 1
DEF Tom and Ann Hartney Scholarship ($1000) - Feb. 1
DEF MMRAC Scholarship ($1,000, renewable for second year, school exception with DEF/donor approval) - Feb. 1
DEF Newbold Family Scholarship i ($1000) - Feb. 1
DEF Newbold Family Scholarship II ($2000) - Feb. 1
DEF Sachs Construction LLC ($1000) - Feb 1
DEF Zink Family Scholarship ($2,000) – Feb 1
DAR Lillian and Arthur Dunn - February 15th
DAR Enid Griswald Memorial Scholarship - February 15th
DAR The Nursing School Scholarships - February 15th
DAR Richard and Elizabeth Dean Scholarship - February 15th
DAR Dr. Aura-Lee A. Pittenger and James Hobbs Pittenger American
History Scholarship - February 15th
DAR Lucinda Beneventi Findley History Scholarship - February 15th
DAR Leo W. and Alberta V. Thomas Utz Scholarship - February 15th
DAR Robert Hunter Swadley Horticulture Scholarship - February 15th
First United Methodist Scholarship - $ Varies – Mar. 15th
Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain Chapter Scholarship
- $500-$1000 – Mar. 30th
Janice M. Scott Memorial Scholarship Fund (JMSMSF) $2500 - Mar. 31st
Please contact our office if you have any questions.
Rachel Colsman - Senior Academic Advisor
Katie Brandau - Senior Counselor