Kentwood High School Scholarship Bulletin January 2018



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Kentwood High School

Scholarship Bulletin

January 2018


  • Read this bulletin to find the scholarships for which you are eligible.

  • Scholarship applications are online or will be noted where to pick up.

  • Pay attention to all deadlines, this will be marked in BOLD.

  • Mail or submit online completed application and enclosures by the specified deadline.

  • The following is provided as a guide and not specifically endorsed by Kentwood or Kent School District.


IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS


  • Most scholarships require that the SAT or ACT be taken. You may register for these tests online at www.collegeboard.com or www.act.org . Our school code is: 480539




  • Many scholarships and out-of-state colleges require counselor recommendations. Please complete the "Requesting Letters of Recommendation Form," available in the Counseling Office, and give them to your teachers to complete and return to your counselor. TEACHERS AND COUNSELORS NEED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS NOTICE FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.




  • Transcripts need to be requested on the Kentwood website. Please allow up to 3 business days if you are picking up transcripts at the Registrar’s window. For official transcripts being mailed from KW, please allow 5 - 7 business days for a needed postmarked date.


All colleges offer scholarships for their specific school. Always contact the financial aid office of the schools you have applied to for scholarship information. This is your best source for financial assistance.
** Indicates newly added scholarship
The following is provided as a guide and not specifically endorsed by

Kentwood or Kent school District.
Naviance Scholarship List Deadlines Vary

Seniors can check Naviance for scholarships opportunities. Go to “family connections” then to the “colleges” tab. There are several scholarships listed, including the Tuskegee Airmen scholarship which has 40 awards for over $1,5000 each. Applying is easy thru Naviance!




Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund Deadlines Vary

Based in Washington, D.C., the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is the nation's largest non-profit provider of college scholarships for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI). APIASF manages three scholarship programs: APIASF's general scholarship, the APIASF Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander. For scholarship information, visit http://www.apiasf.org/scholarship_other.html



** American Legion Scholarships Deadlines Vary

The American Legion, https://www.legion.org/scholarships , offers a variety of scholarships including: baseball, junior shooting sports, oratorical contest, the Samsung scholarship and the Legacy scholarship. These scholarships are independent and have varied deadlines and requirements.


LGBTQ SCHOLARSHIPS Deadline: January 12, 2018

The LGSBA Scholarship Fund and Pride Foundation award scholarships to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and straight ally student leaders in Washington State. Students must show leadership potential either within the LGBTQ community and/or within their field of study; lack a broader LGBTQ community support system; face additional barriers to educational access, including students who are economically, racially, socially, geographically, or politically disenfranchised or demonstrate significant financial need. Learn more and apply online at www.pridefoundation.org.



** Mensa Foundation Scholarships Deadline: January 15, 2018

There are several scholarships available with varying award amounts from $600 - $1,000. Applicants do not need to be Mensa members. The scholarship program bases its awards totally on essays written by the applicants. Consideration is not given to grades, academic program or financial need. Since your scholarship application will be judged solely on the basis of this essay, it's important that your essay accurately and fully describe your life, academic, career and/or vocational goals and how you plan to achieve them. Essays are judged on grammar, organization and craftsmanship; the word limit is 550. Keep in mind that the word length was set after determining how many words should be necessary to describe your plan for the rest of your life. Let your personal passions and goals shine through. Check out their website for more information: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/us-scholarship-process/us-scholarship-application/ .



**Providian Medical Scholarship Deadlines: Winter-January 15, 2018 &

Summer-June 21, 2018

Education is key for anyone preparing to enter the workplace and embark on a career. To that end, we hope to help students achieve their educational goals with this bi-annual $500 scholarship. To apply for the scholarship, students submit an original essay of up to 1,500 words that describes how medical equipment technology has changed the face of a college course and curriculum. Entries can also include a look toward the future and how this area of study will continue to evolve and advance. Essays will be judged on originality, research, and quality of the essay submitted. Any student planning for a medical or veterinary career is especially encouraged to enter, however, students on any career path are also welcome to apply. Applicants must be a senior in “good standing” in high school and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. https://www.providianmedical.com/providian-medical-scholarship/


Geisinger Scholarship Deadline: January 17, 2018

This scholarship will provide $20,000 per year to non-Michigan students pursuing degrees in engineering at the University of Michigan. The scholarship is awarded for four years of study or through graduation and recipients must maintain a GPA of 3.0. Applicants must be enrolling at University of Michigan and be able to list community service, school activities, volunteer and/or work experiences, awards and honors and submit a personal essay. For application, visit their website: https://scholarships.engin.umich.edu/new-students/#joseph-geisinger .



Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship Deadline: January 30, 2018

Young people spend an average of 7.5 hours a day consuming media--and this doesn't include computer use for schoolwork--according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. With technology always at the ready at your fingertips, it can be a challenge to unplug. But taking a break from technology is healthy for both the mind and body. The purpose of this scholarship is to help you understand the negative effects of too much screen time. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Any age high school student who is a U.S. citizen or legal resident may apply at, http://www.digitalresponsibility.org/technology-addiction-awareness-scholarship . The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.


**NextStepU Stem Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2018

Seniors interested in pursuing STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) major and a registered user of the www.nextstepU.com college and scholarship search/ information website can submit a short essay (between 150 – 250 words) explaining why you are interested in a STEM education. To get registered or for more information, go to: https://www.nextstepu.com/nextstepu-scholarships/



National MS Society Deadline: January 31, 2018

The National MS Society's Scholarship Program exists to help qualified students affected by multiple sclerosis achieve their dreams of going to college and connects them and their families to information, resources, and support needed to live their best lives as they manage the impact of the disease. The scholarships, ranging from $1,000 - $3,000, are awarded to individuals who have MS or have a parent with MS as long as they meet all of the eligibility criteria. To learn full details about eligibility and the application process, visit www.nationalMSsociety.org/scholarship .


**Union Plus Scholarship Program Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Union Plus Scholarship Program is for the children of current and retired members of participating unions (as defined by IRS regulations). You do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Card holder to apply for this scholarship. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent) required. This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2018. Students may re-apply each year. Visit their website at: https://www.unionplus.org/benefits/money/union-plus-scholarships for more information.



**2018 Constitutional Speech Contest Deadline: January 31, 2018

The American Legion’s National High School Oratorical Scholarship Program – “A Constitutional Speech Contest” aims to develop a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the Constitution of the United States. Scholarships totaling $5,000 will be awarded to students taking part in the state contest. The state winner will receive a $2,000 scholarship, plus an all-expense paid trip to Indianapolis, Indiana, to compete in the national contest to compete for part of the $138,000 national scholarship pool. Objectives of the contest include the development of leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and the preparation for acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, the rights and privileges of American citizenship. To apply for the contest, download the application form in the “Student Application” section or for more information, go to: http://www.waconstitutionalspeechcontest.org/ .



** Princeton Prize in Race Relations Deadline: January 31, 2018

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes and rewards high school students who have had a significant positive effect on race relations in their schools or communities through their volunteer efforts. Prize recipients receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an all-expenses-paid weekend to a national symposium on race at Princeton University. More information and application available at https://pprize.princeton.edu/ .


ABPA Harrington-Arthur Memorial Scholarship Deadline: January 31, 2018

This $1,000 scholarship essay competition was established to reward students who seek to increase their knowledge and understanding of how Cross-Connection Control and Backflow Prevention help ensure safe drinking water. Backflow Prevention is designed to prevent dangerous - and sometimes fatal - bacteria, chemicals and other harmful agents from entering the local water supply systems. Backflow Prevention programs are essential to ensure that the water that reaches your home, school or place of business is as safe and pure as it was when it left the water treatment plant. The organization works to build a greater public awareness of backflow prevention as one component of safe drinking water. Essay Contest Topic: Explain the relationship between lawn irrigation systems and backflow prevention. How can these irrigation systems be a threat to potable water supplies, and how can the water supplies be protected? To learn more, visit their website at: http://www.abpa.org/page/Scholarship .



**Association for Women in Mathematics Deadline: January 31, 2018

This essay contest is to increase awareness of women's ongoing contributions to the mathematical sciences. The essays are based on biographies of contemporary women mathematicians and statisticians in academic, industrial, and government careers. 

The essays will be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical sciences career. The essay should be approximately 500 to 1000 words in length. This contest is open to students in the following categories: Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, and College Undergraduate. At least one winning submission will be chosen from each category. Winners will receive a prize, and their essays will be published online at the AWM web site. For the essay contest form, contact person for interviews, contest rules, FAQ’s, biographies and more, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/essay-contest/contest-rules .
Women’s University Club of Seattle Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation will award five $8,000 scholarships to female students based on that young woman’s character, scholarship, and achievements related to her school and community that are above and beyond her school’s requirement for community service to graduate. They equally seek students focused on the humanities and social sciences as well as students with science, technology, engineering and math goals (STEM). Successful candidates reflect the Foundation’s values of innovative leadership, civic involvement, and personal growth. Be sure to include the full name of your school. Applications are available online at http://www.washboard.org under the search name Women’s University Club of Seattle Foundation.


Don Barrows Memorial Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018

The Federal Way Chorale offers a $2,000 scholarship to a qualifying graduating senior. This scholarship is to help a local high school student who wishes to study music at the college level. The applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Federal Way or the surrounding area who is planning to pursue a major or minor in choral/vocal music, music education, or musical theater and who enters college for the fall quarter/semester 2018. Applicants must submit a resume that includes choral music experience, solo experience, honors and awards, letter of recommendation, brief essay and a vocal recording of your favorite selection. Information and to apply online at www.fwchorale.com .


**American Indian Endowed Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018

Several scholarships ranging from $500 - $2,000 will be awarded. Applicants must have close social and cultural ties to an American Indian tribe or community in Washington, intend to use their education to benefit the American Indian community, be enrolled full time by fall term 2018 at a public or private college or university and have demonstrated financial need. Applications available at www.readysetgrad.org.college.american-indian-endowed-scholarship .


Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018

Through its Mentoring and Leadership Development Program, the Jackie Robinson Foundation provides scholarships of up to $28,000/four years to minority high school students. Eligible students must be a graduating high school senior; plan to attend an accredited and approved four-year institution within the United States; show leadership potential and demonstrate a dedication to community service; present evidence of financial need and have a minimum SAT score of 1,000 combined on the math and critical reading sections or a composite ACT score of 21. Information and application at http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/applicants/



Gonzaga University – Ignatian Leaders Scholarship Deadline: February 1, 2018

This scholarship is award to 20 academically talented prospective students who demonstrate a significant interest in developing their skills as leaders. Applicants must demonstrate leadership in school or community affairs and will provide evidence of the academic achievements. PStudents can self- nominate by emailing the director, Michael Sass, at sass@gonzaga.edu and request application materials. They should provide a brief explanation of their previous experiences with leadership, community service, and academic accomplishment in their email message. Email other questions to ILScholarship@gonzaga.edu .


**SCAD Challenge Deadline: February 2, 2018

SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design) encourages current juniors and seniors to put their artistic vision on display for the opportunity to earn a scholarship to SCAD. Entries must demonstrate creativity, innovation and a strong understanding of aesthetics. There are 9 different categorys including film and animation, fashion and accessories, 2-D and 3-D design, photography and writing. Three winners will be selected from each category. Flyers and more information about this scholarship and other financial aid opportunities in the counseling office and online at: https://www.scad.edu/admission/financial-aid-and-scholarships/scholarships/scad-challenge


Design A Better Future Scholarship Deadline: February 11, 2018

Whether through essays or multimedia, you’ve used your voices to share visions for a better world. Here’s your chance to put them to action! Submit a proposal for how you’ll better your community. This will be a rigorous process with multiple rounds, but the reward is five, $10,000 tuition scholarships! We will also fund the top project up to $5,000. Applicants must submit a proposal, artifact and reflection following the 4 stages of design thinking launch cycle and the Ford Institute Community Building Principals. Check out the website for information, dates and more: http://honorsgradu.com/scholarship/ .



** Washington State Employees Credit Union Scholarship Deadline: February 12, 2018

WSECU scholarship will award $1,500 and $2,5000 to 30 students. Applicants must either be members or employees of WSECU. They must also be enrolled full time for the fall 2018 semester and working toward a degree, they must show financial need, provide work history and school transcript. Applicants must be in good standing with WSECU when their application is reviewed. Check out their website and apply, https://wsecu.org/community/scholarship-program


National Daughters of the Revolution - Good Citizens Scholarship

Deadline: February 15, 2018

The DAR Good Citizens program and scholarship contest is intended to encourage and reward the qualities of good citizenship. The program is open to all senior class students enrolled in accredited public or private secondary schools. United States citizenship is not required. The student selected as the school's DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability (truthfulness, loyalty, and punctuality); service (cooperation, courtesy, and consideration of others); leadership (personality, self-control, and ability to assume responsibility); and patriotism (unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation) to an outstanding degree. Scholarship essay title and focus question along with more information can be found either in the counseling office or at http://members.dar.org/committees/goodcitizens/forms.htm


**Nellie Martin Carmen Scholarship Deadline: February 15, 2018

The Carmen scholarship program has been assisting promising high school graduates attend college in Washington since 1950. The awards range from $500 - $2,000 and are renewable for four years of college. Music and art majors are not eligible. Kentwood may nominate two candidates to represent our school. Candidates must submit application, letter of recommendation, official transcript, copy of SAT/ACT scores, summary of FAFSA application to the Kentwood counseling office to be considered for this scholarship. Information and application are available in the counseling office.



**The Vegetarian Resource Scholarships Deadline: February 20, 2018

The Vegetarian Resource Group will offer one $10,000 and two $5,000 scholarships to graduating U.S. high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or fowl. Vegans are vegetarians who do not use other animal products such as dairy or eggs. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage, and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian diet/lifestyle. Check out their website at: http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm .



Leadership 1000 Scholarship - Deadline: February 28, 2018

The Leadership 1000 Scholarship provides college scholarships to students who will be attending an eligible four-year college or university in Washington State, plan to file or have already filed a FAFSA or WAFSA and maintain a minimum 2.75 GPA. Applicants will need to submit an unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation and a student aid report. A Leadership 1000 Scholarship can be customized around a general set of requirements requested by the donor. Scholarships awarded will range from $1,000 - $5,000. For more information and to apply, visit



http://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/wa/scholarships/l1000/eligibility
**Cascade Warbirds Scholarship Deadline: February 28, 2018

Cascade Warbirds has teamed with Galvin Flight Training at Boeing Field, Seattle, to provide eight scholarship recipients with tuition, books and supplies, and two introductory instructional flights, valued at over $1,100. The ground school portion comprises classroom lectures, visual presentations, group discussions, practical exercises, and field trips over a period of approximately 55 hours. Classes generally meet two weeknights per week for two and one-half hours and one Saturday per week for four hours over a period of six weeks. Successful completion of this Private Pilot Ground School will qualify the student to take the FAA’s Private Pilot Written Exam. To apply, visit their website at: http://www.cascadewarbirds.org/scholarship.htm .



Blacks At Microsoft Scholarship – BAM Deadline: March 1, 2018

Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) is a network dedicated to supporting the continued growth and development of black employees at Microsoft Corporation. This year, BAM will award two $5,000 renewable scholarships to outstanding high-school seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in technology. Requirements: be a high school senior of African descent (for example, African American, African or Ethiopian), plan to attend a four-year college or university in the fall, pursuing bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or select business programs such as finance, administration or marketing. Applicants should demonstrate a passion for technology, have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher and require financial assistance to attend college. Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, a resume, picture of yourself, transcript and two essays. For information and to apply, https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/blacks-scholarships.aspx


**American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year Deadlines: March 1, 2018

The American Legion provides for a $10,000 scholarship to be awarded to the Eagle Scout who is selected “The American Legion Eagle Scout of the Year.” There will be three runner-up scholarships for $2,500. Applicants must submit information regarding their scouting record, eagle project, community service, religious award, career interests and letter of recommendation.

Visit the website: https://www.legion.org/scholarships/eaglescout and click on “nomination form”.
Washington State School Retirees’ Association Deadline: March 2, 2018

The WSSRA invites senior students to apply for one of 25 scholarships, including eight $2,500 awards. These awards are given to students who wish to have a career in the field of education, such as: teacher, counselor, speech therapist, occupational therapist or psychologist. Applicants must be able to give specific examples of participation/leadership in activities in and outside of school; must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have either SAT or ACT test scores. Instructions and application at: https://www.wssra.org .


**Cancer Unwrapped Writing Contest Deadline: March 11, 2018

Have you survived cancer? Have you watched a loved one or friend deal with cancer? They want to hear your story! Students can submit essays about their experience with cancer for the opportunity to win on of several $1,000 prizes. Winning essays will be well-written, compelling and emotionally honest and between 500 – 2,000 words. Submit essays to: www.cancerpathways.org or contact Liz Lange at liz@cancerpathways.org for more information.


Seattle Swedish Community Scholarships Deadline: March 31, 2018

This organization is offering 4 awards to encourage and financially assist high school seniors to further their education beyond high school. Swedish ancestry is not required. Candidates must reside and attend high school in King County and submit application, essay, transcript, ACT or SAT score and proof of family income. For application and information, come to counseling office.


**Women In Technology Scholarship Program Deadline: April 1, 2018

WITS offers multiple scholarships, up to $2,500 per award, to women pursuing a career in computer science, information technology (IT), management information systems, or another related field. Applicants must be enrolled at, or accepted to, a two or four-year college or university for the 2018 school year. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or better, have participation in community service and extracurricular activities and answer an essay question. To apply, visit their website at: https://www.trustvip.com/blog/vip-announces-11th-annual-women-in-technology-scholarship-wits-program/ .


University of Washington - Nikkei Alumni Association Deadline: April, 15 2018

This organization offers scholarships to students of Japanese ancestry who attend the University of Washington. This is based on financial need, academic achievement and community service. Generally, five awards ranging from $2500-$3000 are granted. Further information and online application at www.uwnikkeialums.org. Applications are also available in the counseling office.


Seattle University or the University of Washington - The Costco Scholarship Fund

Costco has joined forces with the University of Washington and Seattle University to create scholarships for underrepresented students. This scholarship fund provides financial assistance to highly qualified underrepresented minority students, African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander heritage, who plan to attend Seattle University or the University of Washington. The scholarship is renewable each year, for four years, provided the student maintains satisfactory academic progress. The Costco Scholarship is granted to students in addition to their general financial aid package. Students are considered for the Costco scholarship as part of the normal admissions and financial aid process. The Undergraduate Application for Admissions and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed for consideration. For general information regarding the Costco Scholarship Fund, go to https://www.collegesuccessfoundation.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1110#test



Internships
Bank of America Student Leaders Internship Deadline: February 2, 2018

Bank of America is looking for the next generation of community leaders. If you are a junior or senior in high school and are working to make a difference in your school or community, we want to support you. As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. To become a Student Leader, you must:

Currently be a junior or senior in high school, participate in an 8-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization and work 35 hours a week, be able to participate in a week-long Student Leaders Summit in Washington, DC (July 8 - July 13, 2018) (All expenses paid. This week will be part of your 8-week experience.), Be a student in good standing at your school and obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator. For questions concerning this program, visit their website at: https://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/what-guides-us/student-leaders.html?cm_mmc=EBZ-EnterpriseBrand-_-vanity-_-EB01VN00BB_studentleaders-_-NA#fbid=94HxgWPvmMU . You may also call 1-800-218-9946 for more information.
**Nasa Summer Internships and More Deadline: March 1, 2018

Nasa summer internships are competitive awards to support educational opportunities that provide unique NASA-related research and operational experiences for high school students. These opportunities serve students by integrating interns with career professionals, emphasizing mentor-directed and degree-related tasks while contributing to the operation of a NASA facility or to the advancement of NASA’s missions. Learn more about OSSI, NASA’s system for the recruitment, application, selection and career development of high school students primarily in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines. Opportunities for students in other disciplines are available. Visit https://intern.nasa.gov/ossi/web/public/main/index.cfm to watch the video, register and login to view more about opportunities, eligibility, scholarships, internships and more.


Other Opportunities
Life After High School – King County Library System –
* Worry Less, Plan More: College Planning Essentials

* New SAT vs ACT

* SAT vs ACT: Which Is Right For You?

* Money Maze & Scholarship Market

* Stuck On Your College Essay?
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Helpful Websites for Scholarships and College Planning
Scholarship Scams http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/financialaid
www.thewashboard.org Scholarship search, matching to student, free, student-centered online clearinghouse for Washington students seeking college scholarships. Financial aid and scholarship wizard, SallieMae scholarship search, avoid scholarship scams.
http://www.apiasf.org/scholarships Asian and Pacific Islander scholarships
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FAFSA Application www.fafsa.ed.gov Submit a free application for federal student aid.
College Board Scholarship Search www.bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search# Find scholarships, other financial aid information and internships.
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Hillel International www.hillel.org/home Jewish life on over 500 different campuses
Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities www.ajcunet.edu A network of 189 Jesuit colleges throughout the world.
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Women’s College Coalition www.womenscolleges.org Serves member colleges and universities in US and Canada, provides resources for students, parents and their advisors to help with college searches.
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Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org SAT practice tests, test prep, college admission and career information, specific subject help, resources for personal finances and budgeting, much more.
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PSAT (Preliminary SAT) / NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)

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Peterson’s Guide www.petersons.com Detailed information on over 4000 colleges and universities, online schools, and graduate programs. Also provides financial aid information and test preparation resources.
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