Published on Thursday, April 03 2014 11:17
By Joanne Barnard
It’s decision time for seniors. The school year is winding down and schools want confirmation of your choice. Making any decision is tricky and deciding what you are going to do after high school may seem
Published on Thursday, March 06 2014 08:15
Financial aid letters will start showing up between now and mid-April. Use this month to get a clear financial picture. Understand each award you have received, compare them side by side and explore the ramifications each choice will have on your future.
Financial aid letters differ in presentation. Call the financial aid office to get clarification as to what part of the award is gift aid, what part is a loan, and/or what part is
Published on Friday, January 31 2014 14:08
Lyons High School graduate (class of 2004) Liz Ferraris (daughter of Mary and Fred Ferraris) is currently pursuing a career in acting. Ferraris has the lead role in an online web series called Hipsterhood, directed by Shilpi Roy. Hipsterhood, a comedy web series that explores the minds of two hipsters who keep
Published on Thursday, February 27 2014 14:16
By Monique Sawyer-Lang
How do you honor a man whose working life was dedicated to educating children, specifically the children of Lyons? You create a college scholarship in his name, that’s how. The Lyons Community Foundation has created the Gerald Boland Memorial Scholarship to honor a man whose commitment to the Lyons community was
Published on Thursday, January 02 2014 16:06
Most individuals pursuing post-secondary education receive some sort of financial aid. Financial aid is comprised of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. Last month, high school seniors were advised to focus on applying for
Published on Thursday, February 06 2014 13:43
February is the lull month between the frenzy of applying for school and financial aid, and the anticipation of award letters and the decision. Take this opportunity to follow up on all you have accomplished, catch up on all that you haven’t, and prepare yourself for what is to come.
If you have already applied for post secondary education, scholarships, and completed the FAFSA, follow up with schools to ensure they have transcripts and all application material. Some schools require your mid-year transcript.
Published on Thursday, December 19 2013 15:54
The Mensa Education and Research Foundation will award scholarships again this year. Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $1,000 based on an essay of 550 words or less describing their academic or career goals.
Contestants do not have to be members of Mensa, although certain awards are reserved for Mensa members. The only