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Meet the Counselor

Ashley Finley

Ashley Finley

Marionville High School Counselor

417-258-2521 afinley@marionville.us

Welcome Message

Hello! Welcome to the website for the Counseling Department at Marionville High School. The purpose of this website is to share important information about information from the counseling department....whether that be tips for parents, to testing schedules, to making plans for after high school.

ACT Testing Dates

Marionville's School Code: 262-090

The October and April tests are given at Marionville High School!! Fee waivers are available if you are on free or reduced lunch.

Visit www.actstudent.org to register!

Test Date
October 27th
December 8th
Feburary 9th
April 13th
June 8th
Registration Deadline
September 28th
November 2nd
Janurary 11th
March 8th
May 3rd

Programs of Interest

A+ Program

To be eligible for assistance you must meet the following requirements:

 High School StudentsInitial PostsecondaryStudentsRenewal Students
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or lawfully present in the U.S.
  • Enter into a written agreement with your high school prior to graduation.
  • Attend a designated A+ high school for 3 consecutive years immediately prior to graduation.1
  • Graduate with an overall grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Have at least a 95% attendance record overall for grades 9-12.
  • Perform at least 50 hours of unpaid tutoring or mentoring, of which up to 25% may include job shadowing.
  • Maintain a record of good citizenship and avoid the unlawful use of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • Beginning with the high school senior class of 2015, have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra I end of course exam or a higher level DESE approved end-of-course exam in the field of mathematics.3

http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/grants/aplusscholarship.php

  • Continue to meet the eligibility requirements for initial students.
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and otherwise maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your school.4
  • Make a good faith effort to secure all available federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)each academic year.  If you are attending a school that does not participate in Title IV programs you must complete the FAFSA4caster,which is a tool for estimating your level of need for federal financial aid.

Marionville High School offers dual credit through OTC, MSU and Drury University. Currently, half of all dual credit tuition is paid by the high school- what an opportunity for our students!

Labor shortages and job attainment: https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/school-counseling


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MARE Scholarship:

This scholarship is for students who are planning on going into education and who have an interest in teaching in rural schools. Application, essay and three letters of recommendation are required. See Mrs. Finley for an application

Deadline: March 8 Amount:

 

MFA Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates scholastic promise, citizenship, participation in extra-curricular activities, demonstrates financial need and had plans to continue their education. Applications are in the counselor’s office.

        Deadline: March 13 (to Mrs. Finley)         Amount: $2,000

 

Lions Club Scholarship:

This scholarship requires a 300-500 word essay on the following prompt: What role do civic organizations play in your local community?

Deadline: March 15 (to Mrs. Finley) Amount: $500

 

Ozark Electric Cooperative Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior with a 2.5 GPA or higher. Student must demonstrate financial need.  Application must be filled out and returned to Mrs. Finley.

        Deadline: March 15                                               Amount: $250 (10)

 

Bank of Billings Scholarship:

The application needs to include the following information; a short profile of yourself including clubs or school activities they are or have been involved in, goals and future plans, things of interest to you and your ACT score must be included. See Mrs Finley for an application

        Deadline: March 29 (to Mrs Finley)         Amount: $500

 

John Mais Memorial Scholarship:

Complete the application and write two short paragraphs describing your hobbies, interests and plans for the future. See Mrs Finley for an application.

        Deadline: March 29 (to Mrs. Finley)        Amount: $500

 

FTA Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded by the Marionville CTA to a student who you planning a career in education. First preference will go to current FTA members with consideration going to students who are going into the education field. See Mrs. Finley for an application.

Deadline: March 29 (to Mrs. Finley) Amount: TBD

 

Smart Start Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a Marionville senior who has a 3.0 GPA or higher, who can demonstration involvement in the school and community and completes a 500 word essay. Applications are in Mrs. Finley’s office.

        Deadline: April 1                                        Amount: $500

 

Shelby Estep Memorial Scholarship:

        This scholarship is open to graduating FFA members in the Southwest District. Applicants will be judged on their leadership activities and the skills that they gained while an FFA member, and a 500 word essay.  The award is currently set at $600.00 to be used for any major. See Mrs. Finley for an application.

        Deadline: April 1                                                    Amount: $600

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF THE OZARKS SCHOLARSHIPS:

Begin by going to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks website www.cfozarks.org; click on Scholarships in the upper right hand corner and select apply for a scholarship, which will take you to the CFO Scholarships page, follow instructions and hit the “apply here” bottom which will take you to the online scholarship portal logon on page.  Students will have to create a username and password to establish an account. Next, they will be prompted to answer a couple of eligibility questions, which will determine the scholarships they are eligible to apply for.

 

OTC Foundation Scholarships:

Visit this link to apply for foundation scholarships at OTC: https://foundation.otc.edu/what-we-do/otc-foundation-scholarships/

 

Scholarships

 

Missouri Bankers Foundation Scholarship:

The Missouri Bankers Foundation provides college scholarships for graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue college studies in banking-related degree programs. See Mrs Finley for an application.

Deadline: March 8 Amount: $1,000

 

CU Succeed 2018 Scholarship:

The Educational Community Credit Union is awarding members of ECCU a $1,000 scholarship. See Mrs Finley for an application.

        Deadline: March 15                                          Amount: $1,000 (2)

 

MIZZOU FFA Scholarship:

One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a student attending another Missouri college or university in the fall of 2019 at the 2019 Missouri State FFA Convention in Columbia, MO. Preference will be given to students studying agriculture. See Mrs Finley for an application.

Deadline: March 15 Amount: $500

 

Odenza Marketing Group Spring Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has a GPA of 2.5 or higher and completes the essay questions. The application and essays can be found at www.odenzascholarships.com

Deadline: March 30                                   Amount: $500

 

MCS Scholarships:

Missouri Courage Scholarship is the largest state-wide LGBTQ scholarship organization in Missouri. 4 scholarships are available. Visit http://courage-scholarship.org for more information.

Deadline: March 31 Amount: Varies

 

Missouri Insurance Education Foundation Scholarship:

To provide scholarships to four (4) deserving Missouri high school graduating seniors interested in or intending to pursue an insurance, risk management or actuarial science course of study in a Missouri college or university. Application can be found here: https://protect2.fireeye.com/url?k=4c402000-100144b7-4c42ecca-002590f4ce32-08125f5b239815fe&u=http://www.mief.org/

Deadline: March 31 Amount: $1,500 (4)

 

Masonic Lodge of Missouri Scholarships:

The Masonic Scholarship Fund of Missouri, Inc. proudly offers three different scholarships to Missouri high school students.

These scholarships are available to students graduating this year from a Missouri high school, seeking to attend an accredited institution or higher education anywhere.

Masonic Merit Scholarship A $1,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program.

Ruth Lutes Bachmann Scholarship A $1,000/year scholarship for students seeking a degree in the education or healthcare fields.

Samuel Smith Stewart Masonic Scholarship A $12,000/year scholarship available to students in any degree program

Deadline: March 31 Amounts: listed above

 

Agrilegacy Tomorrow Agricultural Scholarship:

        This scholarship will be awarded to a senior who is planning on studying in an Ag related field. You must have a 2.5 GPA or higher, show demonstration of participation and leadership at school, and must enroll in 12 hours. See Mrs. Finley for an application.

        Deadline: April 1                                        Amount: $1,000

 

Kenneth L. Short Memorial Scholarship:

       Eligible students must enroll in an accredited college or university and demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in the food service/hospitality industry. An application, essay, letter of recommendation and a transcript are required. Visit http://www.opaafood.com/index.php/parents-a-students/scholarships for the application.

        Deadline: April 6                                        Amount: $1,000

 

Ava's Grace Scholarship

The Ava's Grace Scholarship Foundation is a one-of-a-kind non-profit organization with a vision of higher education and work force development for children of incarcerated parents.  AGSF's mission is to stop the cycle of incarceration through the gift of higher education. Our scholars will be chosen based on financial need, academic potential and strength of character. Visit www.avasgrace.org for an application.

        Deadline: April 15                                              Amount: $5,000 (10)

 

Lillie Lois Ford Scholarship Fund:

This scholarship will be awarded to a boy who attended a full session of Boys State or the Cadet Patrol Academy. Applications are in Mrs. Finley’s office.

Deadline: April 20                                      Amount: $1,000

 

Joseph J. Frank Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a descendant of a veteran. Applicant must have attended a full session of Boys State or Girls State.

Deadline: April 20                                      Amount: $500

 

M.D. “Jack” Murphy Memorial Nurses Training Fund:

This scholarship is awarded to a student who is planning on becoming a Registered Nurse. You must have graduated in the top 40% of your class. Applications are in Mrs. Finley’s office.

Deadline: April 20                                      Amount: $375 a semester

 

Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is a member of the American Legion, the American Legion Auxiliary, or the Sons of The American Legion, or a descendant of a member.
Applications are in Mrs. Finley’s office.

Deadline: April 20                                      Amount: $500

 

Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a student planning on obtaining a degree in education. You must be a descendant of a veteran, be a full-time student, provide a copy of the discharge paperwork and submit an essay of 500 words or less. Applications are in Mrs. Finley’s office.

Deadline: April 20                                      Amount: $500

 

Sean Dean Voyles Memorial Scholarship:

This scholarship will be awarded to a student based on athletic, scholastic and leadership abilities. The nominee must use the scholarship at an accredited college or university. Marionville can nominate one student, so please turn your applications into Mrs. Finley.

Deadline: April 20                                      Amount: $500

 

Kid’s Chance Scholarship - -

This scholarship will be awarded to a student whose parent must have sustained a serious injury or a fatality in a Missouri work related accident covered by worker’s compensation.  Visit www.mokidschance.org for an application and more information.

Deadline: May 15               Amount: $17,600 total divided between 10 recipients

 

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program:

Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Deadline: June 14                                             Amount: $1,000

 

BigSun Scholarship

This is an annual scholarship to be awarded to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

Deadline: June 19                                       Amount: $500

 

Colleges Sports Recruiting Scholarship:

Visit http://www.collegesportsscholarships.com/scholarship.htm for details. Email your essay along with your name, college or university, year of graduation and contact information (so we can notify the winner) to leadership@collegesportsscholarships.com

Deadline: July 1st                                       Amount: $1,000

 

2019 Scholarship Award Sweepstakes: Discover Student Loans is giving away a $5,000 scholarship each month this year! The earlier your college bound students and parents enter, the more chances they have to win 1 of the 12 scholarships available. Families can visit Scholarship.CollegeCovered.com to enter today. Sweepstakes are open from February 2, 2019 through January 31, 2020.