Deadline Extension for Application to Building A Better World Scholarship. All scholarship essays must be turned into the Counseling Office or posted to Google Docs and shared with firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday May 6. Any questions check with Mr. Wood.
Many seniors will be interviewing for the Muskegon Community Foundation Scholarship this week. Good for you, if you’ve made it to this point in the process – your interview is vital to retaining a scholarship. The video below is two parts – Part I is an interview with three 2010 Oakridge graduates (Nyssa Swanson, Rachel Stewart, Autumn Woods) discussing their 2010 Community scholarships. In this interview they talk about their experiences with the Muskegon Community Scholarship interview process. The second part of the video is an interview with Marci Joy, retired director of the Muskegon Community Foundation scholarship. She details all aspects of the scholarship. Watch this video. Be prepared. The process is competitive. However, you wouldn’t have gotten this far if you didn’t have what it takes to win the scholarship. Good luck.
will be posted later today – go here to find the video.
The Oakridge High School Scholarship Newsletter will be featuring updates of new scholarships through the end of the school year. Most of these scholarships will be limited to competition at Oakridge only, so your chance of winning is pretty good. Don’t miss out on these new posts and check regularly since deadlines will be fast approaching.
190 Scholarships from Lowe’s. $700,000 in Scholarships. Selection revolves around applicant’s leadership abilities, academic achievement, and service to the community. Go here for more information.
Deadline February 28, 2013.
Go here for great news on American Opportunity Tax Credit.
Or here for guidelines on the credit from the IRS.
Read the above article. Talk to the individual who helps you with your taxes – make sure to take advantage of this credit.
Lord knows there is a lot of bad news when it comes to paying for college. The American Opportunity Tax Credit, formerly the Hope Scholarship, provides a glimmer of good news for 2013. President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the stimulus package) began these reforms, and the avoidance a tumble over the fiscal cliff kept them in tact for another year. And now it is tax time – make sure that you take advantage of the advantages that this tax credit provides you and your family. And if you have kids going to college next Fall make sure to file early and take care of the FAFSA as soon as possible.
- The tax credit has grown from $1800 to $2500 per year.
- While it used to be you could claim it for only two years…now you can take it for four.
- The tax credit is up to 40% refundable. After you subtract it from your tax obligation – you can receive an actual refund.
- Used to be for tuition and fees only. Now it includes course materials and computers.
- You qualify if your adjusted gross income is below $80,000 single or $160,000 married.
- There are ways to allow your child (college student) to take the tax credit. Do some research on that.