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GPACAC Paul Max Service Scholarship


The 2019 Paul Max Service Scholarship awards one scholarship to a student in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount is $1,000. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  


Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:
-be a May/June 2019 high school graduate
-attend high school/homeschool in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
-have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 and above (or equivalent)
-have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours from freshman year to date of application

To apply for the 2019 scholarship:
-Complete the 2019 application form
-Upload a resume or activities list
-Upload an original essay on one of the two topics provided (500 word maximum)

Essay Topics

How do you foresee your service experience contributing to the role you will have in your college and campus community ?
OR
Describe a specific community service opportunity or experience in which you have participated, and explain how the experience affected you and impacted your leadership perspective.


The scholarship application typically opens up mid-fall and will close in February each academic year.  Please return to this website in the future to access the scholarship application. 

 
 

GPACAC Student Scholarship 2019

GPACAC awards up to three scholarships to students in the Great Plains each year. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $1,000 per student. The award is intended to help pay for tuition, housing, fees and/or books. Applicants will be notified of the scholarship decision by mid-April. This scholarship is a one-time scholarship and will be mailed to your post-secondary educational institution of choice.  

Students must meet all the following scholarship requirements listed below:

-be a May/June 2019 high school graduate
-attend high school / homeschool in Nebraska, Kansas, or Oklahoma
-have an ACT Composite score of 21 or higher (or SAT equivalent)
-have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)


To apply for the 2019 scholarship:


-Complete the 2019 application form
-Upload a resume or activities list
-Upload an original essay on one of the two topics provided (500 word maximum)


Essay Topics:


Illustrate how one particular experience or person has greatly influenced your desire to pursue  
a college education.
OR
Upload your favorite essay (500 word maximum) that you have written for another college or scholarship.


The scholarship application typically opens up mid-fall and will close in February each academic year.  Please return to this website in the future to access the scholarship application. 

 
 

GPACAC Summer Newsletter

GPACAC
May 15, 2013
Greetings from the GPACAC Executive Committee

 

Hello,

 

We have wrapped up a wonderful year full of college fairs, conferences, and most importantly guiding students through the college search process. Included in this newsletter you will find a sampling of the fabulous presentations that occurred during the annual GPACAC Conference, held April 7-9 in Overland Park, KS.

 

The board would also like to take this time to thank the outgoing Executve Committee members and welcome the new members to the committee. Along with welcoming our new committee members, we'd like to welcome all of our new GPACAC members and member institutions. And last, but certainly not least a huge shout out goes to Karen Chen and Lisa Clay for their SUPERHERO effort on putting together a conference that was out of this world,

 

This year has certainly been filled with Great People and Great Power of the Great Plains!

 

Sincerely,

Your GPACAC Executive Committee

    
Great People, Great Power, Great Plains
GPACAC Conference 2013 - Recap

The Superheroes of the 2013 Annual GPACAC Conference, "Great People. Great Power. Great Plains."  had an exhilaratingly fun and educational time!  We had the largest registration for a single conference since 2008 so thank you for everyone's support!  Please make sure to "like" us on Facebook under GPACAC to get some fun and silly photos from our conference and to learn about the latest updates.  Read More

Great People, Great Power, Great Plains
 
 
2013 GPACAC Conference
Session Sampling
  
Cick Here to read a sampling of sessions from the 2013 conference.
 
GPACAC COLLEGE FAIRS
Spring 2013 Recap
  

Parents and students from the greater Kansas City Metro area, South Central Kansas and the greater Tulsa Metro area came to 3 separate GPACAC College Fairs to explore numerous college options. The college admission representatives at each fair were extremely impressed with the quality of students they had the opportunity to visit with during the evening's college fair.  Read More

 
Book Review
Academically Adrift by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa
 

How much are students actually learning in contemporary higher education?  The answer for many undergraduates we have concluded, is not much. (p 34).  In a day and age when higher education is being asked for great accountability as to the impact schools are having on students, two researchers have focused one measure that can be applied across institutions that measures core outcomes. Read More 

 

 
GPACAC Leadership
Executive Board, Officers and Coordinators
  
To contact leadership and get involved in the Midwest's finest organization for admission and counseling professionals CLICK HERE.

GPACAC is one of the 23 affiliates of the
National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). 
The Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling © 2009
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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO REGISTER!!!


Have you registered for the GPACAC Fall Conference yet? If not, you still have time to join us in Kansas City for a GREAT time! 

Click here to register!

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Welcome, high school counselors and students!

GPACAC College Fairs are always free for students and parents. Students planning on attending the fair can pre-register at StriveScanThis will allow you to best utilize the scanner technology most colleges will have by creating and printing out your individual QR code. Put an end to filling out info cards at every table!

Make the most of your college search! Before registering, check out these helpful College Fair tips.

View which institutions were represented at the 2018 fairs

  LOCATIONS & DATES
     
Tulsa Fair
     6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
     Tuesday, April 2, 2019
     Jenks High School
205 E B St, Jenks OK 74037
Coordinator: Megan Zorch, [email protected]

     Wichita Fair
     6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
     Wednesday, April 3, 2019
     Wichita Collegiate School
     1221 N. Webb Rd., Wichita, KS 67206
Coordinator: Annette Shamas, [email protected]

Overland Park Fair
      6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
     Thursday, April 4, 2019
     Blue Valley Recreation Center at Hilltop
      7720 W 143rd St, Overland Park, KS 66223
Coordinator: Tara Lebar, [email protected]


Students: Register Now for Your Barcode
Go to www.strivefair.com to register for a barcode. It’s free and will save you time.
Fill out this short registration form to obtain your barcode. Show the barcode the colleges you meet at the fair. The colleges with scan it to obtain your information and send you more information about their schools. The day after the fair, you will receive a report with information about each college with whom you scanned.

Counselors
Encourage your students to register for a barcode before they attend the fair at www.strivefair.com. Registration only takes two minutes and will allow them more time for meaningful conversations at the fair. Download and print StriveScan’s handout for students.
 
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