GUIDANCE NEWS
West Craven High School's Guidance Department is proud to present information for our students, staff and friends. In this section we hope to provide up-to-date information on scholarship deadlines, important guidance dates, test dates, and scholarship nominations.
If you would like other information included, please see Mrs. Decker. Please direct any suggestions and/or comments to Mrs. Decker. We are continually trying to improve this page and welcome your input.
Happenings

FAFSA APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE BEGINNING OCTOBER 1, 2016


College Application Week (CAW) November 14-18, 2016. Some college application fees will be waived; however do not wait for this week unless it is absolutely necessary. See your counselor for details.

FAFSA help is available on line from 8am until midnight at www.fafsa.ed.gov or by phone at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243). FAFSA has announced that they will no longer send out paper versions of this form to the schools. Student or parents are encouraged to contact the above number if they do not have internet access.

FAFSA DAY WILL BE HELD AT CRAVEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND PITT COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON OCTOBER 29TH 2016. STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION WILL ALSO ASSIST YOU IN COMPLETION ON DECEMBER 5TH - 9TH. YOU MUST REGISTER THROUGH CFNC.ORG TO PARTICIPATE OR CALL 866-866-CFNC(2362).


The Student Financial Aid for North Carolinians Book is Available in guidance for your review. It can also be downloaded from http://www.CFNC.org/fabook
To submit a Common Application to the University of your choice go towww.commonapp.org

CFNC also has a list of “2016-17 NC Admissions Deadlines At-a-Glance” listed under “Downloadable Resources” available at their website at www.CFNC.org
Below is a link for scholarships for students through many companies (there are approximately 42 links provided with this one link).
http://studentaffairs.sdstate.edu/MulticulturalAffairs/Scholarships/National/nationalscholarships.htm

If you have a parent or grandparent that has received a Purple Heart check out www.purpleheart.org

Volunteer Opportunities for CarolinaEast Medical Center can be found at : http://carolinaeasthealth.com/careers/volunteeropportunities/default.aspx





WEST CRAVEN HIGH SCHOOL’S CEEB CODE: 344065
Financial Aid Questions Answeredwww.cravencc.financialaidtv.com
Education Training Vouchers

Youth who were adopted from foster care after the age of 16 or who were in foster care on or after their 17th birthday are eligible for Education Training Vouchers, which are worth up to $5000 per year toward the cost of attendance at most colleges, community colleges, or vocational schools. Students apply directly on line atwww.statevoucher.org. This website contains a wealth of information regarding other sources of aid, North Carolina colleges, community colleges, and vocational schools, and other information useful to any student.

NC Child Welfare Postsecondary Education Support Scholarships
The 2007 North Carolina Legislature approved funding for a scholarship program for young adults through age 25 who either aged out of NC foster care or were adopted from NC foster care on or after their 12th birthday. Eligible students under the age of 18 must have completed their high school or GED requirements. This scholarship program is called NC Reach. The website is www.NCReach.org and students apply on line. The Division has selected Orphan Foundation of America to manage the program and provide case management services to all scholarship recipients.

HAPPENINGS
It is time for Seniors to apply for colleges and scholarships see your counselor immediately for more information. You do not need SAT or ACT scores to apply.