Tuesday, November 7, 2017

ILCC Scholarship for HS Juniors

ILCC offers a $1,000 Scholarship to current area Juniors.   You can only apply for this one your Junior year, so I encourage all of you to do this if you have a 2.0 or higher gpa (you can check this on your student JMC online to see if yours is high enough - it is your cumulative GPA).

Tomorrow (Wed.) during 7th and advisory 
​there will be volunteers from ILCC in the cafeteria​
 can help you get going on this.  

Clyde and Grace Sanborn High School Junior Student
The Clyde and Grace Sanborn High School Junior Scholarship was established at Iowa Lakes Community College in 2005. Several $1,000 scholarships are awarded to high school juniors from Estherville, Ringsted, Gruver, Armstrong, Swea City, Terril and Graettinger, Iowa and also students with a Dunnell, Minnesota address attending Martin County West High School with minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA who are planning to enroll full time at Iowa Lakes Community College the fall semester following high school graduation. This is a competitive scholarship; application does not guarantee award. Award does not obligate recipients to attend Iowa Lakes Community College. Award must be used for tuition, books or fees.

Here is the link if you want to get started - make sure to chose the correct one once you have an account created
​Be sure to select the junior scholarship.​

ILCC online scholarship application!

ILCC will be here tomorrow from 12:30-1:30 to help any seniors with their ILCC online scholarship applications.  It is extremely important you take the time to do the ILCC online scholarship application if there is any chance you may attend ILCC next fall.  This is a completely separate application from the ones that are on my blog and are provided locally.  The ILCC online app can qualify you for MANY scholarships with one application.  Please take the time to stop in tomorrow to get started!! 

Last year ILCC awarded about $87,000 to our students through this application.  Don't be the one to miss out!!!!

This application also requires you to get recommendations.  Remember, it is courtesy that you ask your recommenders ahead of time and use your manners - as they are doing you a favor by completing this for you!  Also remember to select people who know you well and can do a good recommendation for you - this will benefit you the most.  Good people to select would be teachers, coaches, employers, etc who know you well.

Lastly, type any "essays" or "paragraphs" about yourself in a format that you can save and re-use and change as needed.  You will be able to use these as you continue to work on scholarships later!

Online scholarship link can be found here:  https://www.iowalakes.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/

Monday, October 30, 2017

College Jump Start Help Night

Come out and get help on your FAFSA, College Applications, 

Try to get your FSA ID set up for the student and parent before the worksession.  If you need help with this step, it can be done that evening as well!  Important for students:  Do not use your school email, as it will be shut off after graduation and you will need to access the FSA ID and FAFSA each year.  Create a new email if necessary!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Golden Circle College & Career Fair

Golden Circle College & Career Fair
Remember! Golden Circle College Fair is Sept. 24

Encourage your students to attend the annual Golden Circle College & Career Fair later this month or consider organizing a school group to take part.
With more than 150 exhibiting colleges, universities, business and industry leaders, career, and student service organizations, the Golden Circle College and Career Fair provides a full spectrum of planning tools, resources, and institutions for any prospective or current college student.
27th Annual Golden Circle College & Career Fair
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017
12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Iowa Center for Higher Education
2500 Fleur Drive - Des Moines, Iowa
Spread the Word
As host of the Golden Circle College and Career Fair, the Iowa College Access Network® (ICAN) provides promotional materials including email templates for families and a promotional flier you can download, print and distribute. Click here to visit the Golden Circle toolkit.
Students Need Barcodes 
Let your students spend more time talking with the college and less time filling out paperwork by getting personalized barcodes. Colleges will be equipped with scanners at the fair to quickly gather student information so they can spend more time answering questions and less time gathering contact information. To Get Your Student Barcode - click here.
Breakout Sessions
Several breakout sessions will be held throughout the event on a variety of topics including career planning, the future of Iowa's workforce, employer expectations in interviews, and the financial aid process. These sessions are free during the fair with additional sessions from ACT and Hy-Vee also planned.
Central Iowa – Top in the Nation for Career Outlook
Presented by Greater Des Moines Partnership
From Forbes’ #1 Best Cities for Young Professionals and #2 Best Cities for Jobs to NBC News’ #3 Top 10 U.S. Cities land Work, our many national rankings mean one thing – Greater Des Moines is thriving with opportunities for young adults. Learn why the metro area has become the fastest growing Midwestern city in the past decade and what is the outlook for the future. From great jobs to an exceptional quality of life, Central Iowa has it all for you, but will you have what Central Iowa needs?
How to Pay for College: Understanding the Financial Aid Process Presented by: Iowa College Access Network
Does the thought of college tuition have you worried? The financial aid process can seem daunting, especially to first-time students and parents. Learn about the process of applying for financial aid and scholarships, effective tools for college cost comparisons, and learn how they can access additional help. The following topics are covered during the presentation.
  • Financial Aid Process
  • Understanding Your FAFSA Results
  • Understanding Costs - College Comparisons
  • Aid Options
  • Scholarship Process
  • Where to Go for Help
Contact ICAN at ICAN@ICANsucceed.org or (877) 272-4692 with any questions or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Student Transcripts!

Transcripts can now be viewed in student/parent JMC.  You can print an "unofficial transcript" from there.  This is most pertinent to juniors/seniors who may need them for information regarding college applications!  You can view your transcripts by:

Logging into JMC
Select "Report Cards/Transcripts"
Select "Transcripts"

You can see your ACT scores (if you have tested), your G.P.A., class rank, etc!!!

This is a great new feature!

Keep in mind that if a college requests a transcript, they will likely want an official one, which must be requested from Mrs. Tribby in the front office.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Summer School Opportunity

Dear Students and Parents;

We would like to make you aware that ELC High School is once again planning a summer school opportunity this year to assist students who have failed a course and wish make up the credit.  Summer school will run from June 5 - June 30 and be in session from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00,  Monday through Friday.  Students will have the opportunity to make up 2 credits dependant on the amount of time spent working on the course (30 hours of work is a realistic number necessary to complete 1 course).

Summer school location will be at South Campus (Alternative High School), located at 1814 7th Avenue South.  Registration in summer school will be limited based on seat availability.   Students farthest behind credit wise will receive first priority for available seats.

During this time, students will work independently under the supervision of certified staff members of the ELC faculty.  Upon successful completion of all required assignments and exams, credit will be awarded.  All school work will be completed in the classroom.  No homework will be allowed.

There be an attendance policy due to the fact seating is limited.  Those who miss more than 1 day per week will be dropped to allow the open seat to the next available student on the waiting list.  A completed day consists of 4 hours of work time.  Vacations, appointments, work etc., should be scheduled around summer school hours.

Please assist us in the planning process by indicating your intention to participate in summer school on the attached form.  Please return the form to the high school office no later than May 8, 2017. 
If you have any questions, call or email either of the school officials listed below.


Brad Leonard                                                                                      Mindy Brechwald
brad.leonard@elc-csd.org                                                                   mindy.brechwald@elc-csd.org

High School Principal                                                                         High School Counselor

Click HERE for link to the registration form.  Please do not email or call to register.  You must return the form to Mrs. Jensen in the high school office.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

2017 Tippie Gateway Summer Program (Junior High School Students)

ELC Juniors ~ Contact information about this opportunity listed below!

I am contacting you today with information about the Tippie Gateway Program, a six day FREE residential program for students interested in studying business at Iowa – in the hopes that you will share this information with your students.

The Tippie Gateway Program is intended for current high school juniors. The program is in the summer between the students junior and senior year. Preference will be given to applicants from populations under-represented in business including minority, low-income, and/or first-generation.  We will select 45 students to participate in this scholarship-funded program. The only cost for participants is their travel to and from campus.

Program highlights:
·         Six-day, residential program: Sunday June 25 through Friday June 30, 2017
·         No cost to the students; housing, meals, and other expense are covered by scholarships
·         Learn about the various business majors: Finance, Marketing, Economics etc
·         Interactive workshops focused on their strengths as students and leaders
·         Participate in a case study competition
·         Interact with students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Tippie College of Business

Application process:
·         Participants will be selected and notified by April 15th

If you have questions or want to discuss the program further, please call the Undergraduate Program Office in the Tippie College of Business at 319-335-1037 and ask to speak with Gabriela, as I will be happy to talk with you about this important (and FREE!) opportunity for your students!

Best wishes and Go Hawks!

Thank you,

Gabriela Rivera
Assistant Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Student Success
Henry B. Tippie College of Business
Undergraduate Program Office, C140
108 John Pappajohn Business Building
The University of Iowa
Phone: (319) 335-1037 | Fax: (319) 335-3692

Friday, January 20, 2017


Reminder:  Here is the link to our local scholarships + other scholarships and scholarship searches.  I will hold another scholarship workshop next week on Wed. during 7th and advisory in the "C" wing lab for anyone who needs help.  Please go out there and look at the deadlines - some are coming up quickly!!!!  There is alot of $$ out there if you are willing to take the time to do the applications.  Also, check with colleges you are attending on their scholarships and deadlines!