Guidance Office

    HOBY's Advanced Leadership Academy is for high school juniors and seniors who want to lead others and make a positive impact in their communities. Students spend five days in our college-prep program developing leadership values and skills, while collaborating with other students, as each create a personla action plan for social change.  This will be Jul 6-11 at Loyola University Chicago's Lake Shore Campus.

 Students can learn more and register themselves at this    link: HOBY or stop by the guidance office for more  information.

College Day Form

posted Sep 21, 2015, 6:53 AM by Brandon Stewart   [ updated Sep 21, 2015, 6:53 AM ]


Each senior may have one college day. The student may take a full day to visit a school or university; however, the student is allowed only a half day to visit a junior college in the immediate area. The absence is considered to be an excused pre-arranged absence. Seniors are encouraged to attend open houses and tours on non­attendance days, such as Columbus Day or School Improvement days. Many colleges now host open houses on holidays in order to accommodate potential students' schedules.

The following procedure should be followed in order for the day to count as a pre-arranged absence day.

·      Visit with counselor to

ü  Discuss arrangements/appointments at the college

ü  Confirm date and times

ü Complete paperwork

v Return completed form(available at bottom of page) to counselor with parent signature

v Get a pre-arranged absence slip from secretary and show it to every teacher

v Visit college

ü Ask lots of questions

ü  Secure a letter stating your presence

·      Give letter to secretary for excused absence verification


posted Sep 3, 2015, 11:01 AM by Ladell Stewart   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 6:13 AM by Ryan Moore ]

For information on ACT Fee Waivers, see Am I eligible for a fee waiver?

Test fee per test option

ACT (No Writing)

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register).

Includes reports for you, your high school, and up to four college choices (if valid codes are provided when you register). The $17.00 writing test fee is refundable, on written request, if you are absent on test day or switch to the ACT (No Writing) before testing begins.

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the February test date.
**See Non-Saturday testing for information related to this test date.

ACT: A Student Guide to Planning for Colleges and Careers    ACT Ebook

Scholarship Info

posted Mar 9, 2015, 8:43 AM by Ladell Stewart   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 8:34 AM by Jayel Seitzinger ]

Norris Electric: Must be a member of the co-op. Deadline: Feb 1
GFWC Scholarship applications are in the guidance office. This organization has specific majors and attend a school in Illinois. Deadline: Feb. 15
GFWC Arts: pursuing a degree in the arts, graphic design, etc. Deadline: Feb. 15
GFWC Drama: pursuing degrees in the performing arts .Deadline: Feb. 15
GFWC Vocational:Vocational scholarships are intended for people entering vocational fields that traditionally do not require 4 year degrees.. Deadline: Feb. 15
GFWC  Centennial Library Scholarship Pursuing a degree in Library Science. Deadline: Feb. 15
GFWC scholarships are due Feb. 15th
Beta Sigma Psi, open to male students that are members of the Lutheran Church. Deadline: Feb 17th.
The Odd Fellow Scholarship Application is Due Feb. 28 visit for more information.
National Defense Transportation Association Scholastic Awards application is now available in the guidance office. Deadline: March. 1
Harmony Society applications are available in the office. Deadline: March 15
Farm Bureau Young Leader applications are available in the guidance office Deadline: March 15
Casey State Bank applications are available online at or in the guidance office Deadline: March 31
Baker Scholarship applications are in the guidance office. Deadline: March 31
Delta Theta Tau applications are in the guidance office.Deadline: March 31
Quality Assurance Scholarship applications are available in the guidance office any major may apply, deadline: March 31

Are you a resident of St. Francisville? If you are you may want to apply for the Beverly Longnecker Scholarship. applications are available in the guidance office.
Are you majoring in Education then you should apply for the Michael Hindman and Illinois PTA Scholarship, info is the guidance office.
Siu Energy Boost Undergraduate Undergraduate Scholarship.  Must be attending SIU. 

Twin Rivers Career and Technical Education, Marathon and Lincoln Trail College are proud to  announce an OSHA 10 Training class for high school and Lincoln Trail college Vocational students going into a trade.  The OSHA 10 class is required for all employees in the trade profession.  The class will allow student to add to their resume as they apply for positions in the near future.  The dates for this program is Feb 14 time 8 a.m.-3 p.m.and Feb 17 11 a.m.-3 p.m.  
This class covers safety and employee/employer rights.=\
This is a free training so sign up in the guidance office as soon as possible.  Limited seating is available. Deadline for sign up is Feb. 7th. 

Have you been a member of 4-H within the last two years? 4-H is offering three scholarships. Two of the scholarship applicants must have had a livestock project, the other scholarship a stock project or a general project.
Applications are available in the guidance office.

**** Groth & Associates are offering a $1,000.00 Scholarship to a qualifying student!
Qualifications include: 

1. Must have a G.P.A. of 3.0+
2. Fill out the form with your contact information
3. Attach school transcript to verify enrollment or submit any document to help us know you are currently enrolled or have been accepted to a college or university in the United States.
4. Attach a 500-word essay about difficulties or hardships you have had to personally overcome
The deadline for application submissions is July 31, 2017. Qualifying students can apply here:

****The Illinois Agri-Women are excited to annouce four scholarships for females who will be studying agriculture and three scholarships for female students who have attending the Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference during their high school experience. 
Find more information and applications here
IAW Agriculture Education Scholarship
Four $1500 scholarships for a graduating high school senior who intends to be an agriculture educator. Complete the application here
WCFA Agent of Change Scholarships 
Three $1000 scholarships to students who attended at least one Women Changing the Face of Agriculture Conference. One high school senior, one current college student, and one current graduate student will be awarded. Complete the application here! 
The deadline for submission of applications is May 26, 2017.

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