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New Salem - February 21, 2007

Counselorís Corner

Dr. Gaylynn Becker, LPCC
National Certified Career Counselor
National Certified School Counselor
New Salem High School

Scholarships Deadlines!
Scholarship deadlines are rapidly approaching. This article contains some of the current scholarships for which seniors can apply. Scholarships listed here are for seniors unless stated specifically for someone else.

The Berger Family Scholarship application deadline is 3/1/07. The award is for $ 2,000. Preference is given to students who are members of St. Pius Catholic Church in New Salem. Other criteria include: GPA, ACT, class rank, career goals, & activities. As of today, only one application has been completed. Thanks to the late Kaspar & Paulene Berger Family for making this scholarship possible.

The 2007 Careers In Agriculture Scholarship is for $ 1,000. The selection criteria include: need, career goals, activities, essay, and 2 letters of recommendation. The application deadline is March 1, 2007.

The Farm Credit Services Scholarship deadline is 3/1/07. This scholarship is for students from a farming or ranching background or who are pursuing an agricultural related career. Selection criteria include: ACT, class rank, need, and activities. Scholarships vary between $ 500. - $ 1,000.

The Foundation for Rural Service application deadline is 3/1/07. Awards are for $ 2,500. Selection criteria include: min 2.00 GPA, rural telephone service, attend a 2 or 4 yr. college, interest in returning to a rural community, and recommendations. See Dr. Becker or apply online at

The Mor-Gran-Sou Scholarship deadline is 2/23/07. Four $ 500 scholarships will be awarded to Mor-Gran-Sou members. Selection criteria include: GPA, ACT, essay, and recommendations. You can apply online at

The North Dakota Scholars Program is for North Dakota students who take the ACT during their junior year. The final ACT test date for these juniors to qualify is 6/9/07. The top 20 scorers in North Dakota receive a 4-year tuition free North Dakota scholarship.

The Western Cooperative Credit Union Scholarship application deadline is 3/30/07. The scholarship award is $ 500. Selection criteria include: credit union member, volunteering, work, activities, honors, & essay. Application can be made at

If any seniors have not yet applied for scholarships through the college they plan to attend, they should apply immediately. Iím glad to see that some seniors have been busy applying for scholarships. Iím also happy to report that several seniors have already been awarded scholarships for the 2007-2008 school year!

This yearís seniors are an extraordinarily high achieving group of students as evidenced by their GPAís and the North Dakota State Assessment results. If they apply for scholarships, as a group these seniors should be receiving a substantial amount of scholarships. What a great group of students!

For information on more scholarships, career information, links, etc. please go to If you have any questions on career, counseling, or assessment topics, please contact me at either New Salem High School at 843-7610, or at my residence at 222-3222.

Have an excellent academic day!