Thursday, October 25, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to offer advice to help high school students and parents prepare for college.
Welcome to Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comment section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking all about preparing for college. Patch wants to help you find the answers to your questions, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you have a college preparation related question, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! email@example.com
Monday, October 22, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can share their advice to help high school students and parents prepare for college.
We want to find the answers to all your questions about preparing for college this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about preparing for the ACTs, applying for loans or scholarships and any otherinformation college-bound students and parents may have. If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Oct. 25. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to…
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Two of 53 youth volunteers from Missouri just recognized by the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program are local go-getters.
Two Lake Saint Louis youths were announced Wednesday as recipients of the Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program for making a positive impact through volunteerism. Zachary Langille, 17, and Avery Simon, 8, along with 51 other youths from Missouri will each receive a $50 gift card and recognition certificate from Kohl’s to honor their community service efforts. Kohl’s Department Stores’ teams recognized more than 2,200 young volunteers nationwide this week. These winners qualify for the chance to receive a $1,000 regional scholarship for post-secondary education, which Kohl’s will award in July. Of the more than 200 regional winners, 10 national winners will each receive a total of $10,000 in scholarships. Kohl’s also will donate $1,000 to a …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The hydrants, decorated with the theme "National Monuments," were judged by Wentzville city employees.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Q: So when is a fire hydrant more than just a 150 pound piece of metal? A: When it’s a scholarship application, of course! The Water Division of the Wentzville Public Works Department has awarded $4,000 worth of scholarships to three students in the Wentzville School District. Dana Engelhardt, a senior at Holt High School received a $2,000 scholarship for her entry, and Alex Braun and Kathleen Haarmann—both seniors at Timberland High School—tied for first place and will each receive a scholarship worth $1,000 for their artistic fire hydrants. This is the 16th year for the contest, held annually in conjunction with National Water Week. Each year Wentzville students are asked to creatively interpret a theme with their painted hydrants. This …
Monday, May 14, 2012
More than $118,000 was awarded in local scholarships to 2012 grads.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The Wentzville School District Class of 2012 has been awarded over $118,000 worth of local scholarships. These deserving seniors from both Holt and Timberland High Schools will be receiving their diplomas on May 29 and May 30 before they continue on with their post-secondary education. Individual amounts of these awards range from $200 to $4,000. Congratulations and good luck to all of the scholarship recipients! Holt High School Timberland High School
Monday, March 19, 2012
The deadline to apply for the scholarship is April 2, 2012, for the 2012-13 academic year.
St. Charles Community College (SCC) is now offering a way to help the families that stand beside their military men and women. Starting with the 2012-13 school year, the college will provide scholarships for eligible military family members. To qualify for scholarship, students must be a legally dependent son, daughter or spouse of a current military service member or an honorably discharged veteran. SCC Financial Assistance Counselor Tomi Schwandt said the scholarship is a tuition waiver at the in-district tuition rate, which is currently $85 per credit hour. “So the amount of the scholarship varies based on the number of credit hours the recipient enrolls in, she said. “If a student takes 12 hours (full-time) in the fall and spring, …
Monday, March 12, 2012
We know you're busy, so here's a roundup of some of the recent stories featured in the past week on Wentzville Patch.
Too busy last week to stay up to date on all the news happening in and around Wentzville? Not to worry. Patch has your back. In case you missed them, here were some of the top headlines from the last few days:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Group also commits funds for basketball court at Progress Park, a batting cages and Easter egg prizes.
Friends of Wentzville Parks will pay so kids can play. Wentzville Parks Director Mary Jo Dessieux told the city’s Park Board Monday that not-for-profit parks group will provide $2,500 in scholarship money so underprivileged children can play in city-run sports leagues. “We’re creating an environment of inclusion where no child will be turned away, whether they’re from a family on hard times,” Greg Younger, president of Friends of Wentzville Parks, told Patch before the meeting. “We’re providing the scholarships so no child is refused an opportunity to play soccer, baseball or any other sport the city offers,” he said. “The scholarship has grown each year,” Dessieux said. “The first year, it was $900, it was $1,100 the next, and it was $2,…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Friends of Wentzville Parks to fund majority of scholarships.
The Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department will create a new scholarship program aimed at helping families with temporary or unique financial hardships, thanks to action taken by the city's park board Monday evening. The program, named the We P.L.A.Y. Scholarships (Wentzville Providing Assistance for Youth), will cover the costs for all of the parks department's pre-registered programs; youth or family membership passes for any or all parks facilities; and programs offered and sponsored solely by the city. The scholarship will not cover programs where pre-registration is not required, facility rentals or contractual and co-sponsored events. The scholarships' value could range anywhere $2 to $120, depending on the program offered, said …
Friday, January 20, 2012
State Sen. Scott Rupp has proposed a bill that would set up an early graduation scholarship program but local school officials question its impact.
A local state senator has an idea about rewarding high school students who get graduate early. State Sen. Scott Rupp, R-2nd District, is sponsoring a bill in the Missouri Senate that would create an “Early High School Graduation Scholarship Program.” The bill has been referred to the Senate Education Committee. The program would provide two different types of scholarships to students who graduate early from public high schools in Missouri. But local school administrators say it may become more difficult for high school students to graduate early. The trend these days points more toward increasing credits needed for graduation. The proposed bill applies to students who graduate from high school in 36 months or 41 months and who meet other…