Counseling Center

Big Future College Assistance Flyer

High Demand Occupations for Missouri

Hidden in Plain Sight - November 18, 2022

West Point Admissions Event - October 20, 2022

SEMO Visit Friday Events - October 21, 2022 & December 9, 2022

2021 CTC Presentation - Click the following link to view the CTC website:

Parent Night 2021-2022 Slide Show

COVID-19 Parent Resource

Southeast - Sikeston Advising and Enrollment Sessions

Parent Night 2019-2020 Slide Show

Suicide Awareness District Regulation - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Safe Smart Social

Senior Checklist
Counseling Resources

Drug Education and Prevention


SoutheastHEALTH College Healthcare Summer Camp - SoutheastHEALTH College partners with Southeast Hospital every summer to provide high school students first-hand opportunities to learn in a working hospital! If any students have an interest working in healthcare, this summer camp is an excellent way for them to see a variety of educational paths and career opportunities. Students who will be entering 10-12th grades in the fall of 2023 are eligible to attend. The camp is June 11-13 in Cape Girardeau, MO, with campers staying in a Southeast Missouri State University dorm. The attached flyer has all the details of the two-day camp. Click here to view the flyer.

2022 Children’s Mental Health Report

Imagine America Scholarships

Kids, Phones, & Social Media

MyMO Flyer for the Class of 2026

American Legion Scholarship -

SEMO President's Scholarship: The President's Scholarship is awarded annually to five students who represent the top applicants to Southeast. The award starts at $10,000 for the first year and grows as they renew it for an award total of $43,000 over four years.

Students with a 3.9 high school GPA with no ACT or SAT score or a 3.75 high school GPA with a 31 ACT/1390 SAT are eligible to apply. 

The process is pretty easy:

Step 1: Apply for admission to Southeast Missouri State University
Step 2: Complete the President's Scholarship Application

Select applicants will be invited to interview for the scholarship in the spring. Those who are invited to interview but are not selected will automatically receive a one-time $1,500 study abroad stipend in addition to their Copper Dome and Residence Life Leadership awards.

MENSA Scholarship Opportunity - Application (.docx) or (.pdf) & GY

Summer Career Experiences - Immersive Industry Experience for Students aged 12-18. For ages 15-18, click this link. For ages 12-14, click this link.

This year we have implemented many changes. Here are the most recent updates:

1:1 Virtual meetings with our admissions recruiter are available.  Please check with Mrs. Pratt to schedule.

$0 Application Fee! 

No application fee and they can apply at

Self-Reported Academic Record! 

The students can simply submit the online application for admission and self-report their academic record.

Test Optional! 

No ACT/SAT test scores required with a 2.75 cumulative GPA.

Superscore Test Scores! 

If students take the test multiple times, the best subscores will be used to create the superscore. This will maximize student’s scholarship eligibility.


Missouri Scholarship & Loan Foundation’s Access EXTRA Scholarship

This an easy scholarship application for students who qualify, with no essay questions. Please encourage your qualifying students to apply for this scholarship opportunity – the scholarship is $2,000 per academic year and renewable up to 4 years as long as the student attends a Missouri institution. Here are the qualifications:

  • Current senior from Missouri attending a Missouri college for the 2021-22 academic year

  • Need component: EFC of $12,000 or less

  • Meets one of the following merit criteria:

    • Cumulative high school GPA (through at least 7 semesters) of 3.80 or higher

    • ACT score of 27 or higher

Scholarship application can be found here.

Southeast awards more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students can now receive up to $3,000 in scholarships without a test score. See scholarship updates here.

Students can register at for scholarships. These are some upcoming options with deadlines approaching.

From the CCC: "The Cape College Center (CCC) is continuing the summer session with remote learning opportunities for our students via online courses and Zoom. If you have students who want to take advantage of Early College Credit and discounted tuition during the summer when vacations may not be occurring, now is the perfect time! We have no application fee and will begin free Accuplacer testing again after May 18th for those who either don’t have ACT scores or want to try to improve a score to qualify.

We will offer MA116 Precalculus A via Zoom, SC105 Public Speaking via Zoom and EN100 College Writing, MA090 Beginning Algebra, MA106 Intermediate Algebra and AR112 Hist Appreciation of Art in an online format. Deadline to apply and enroll is May 27th but we can take late applications on a case-by-case basis."

Natural High Distance Learning


The Brockman Scholars Foundation of Texas A & M. Full STEM and Business scholarship offer: visit

National Wild Turkey Federation's Dr. James Earl Kennamer Academic Scholarship. Visit or the counseling center

We the Students Essay Contest - Winners of this year’s contest will receive a total of $20,000 in scholarship funds including a $5,000 award and a scholarship to 2019 Constitutional Academy to the grand prize winner. For more information, check out the website.


The Boys & Girls Club serving Scott City Schools is looking for part time workers. If interested, contact Sephani Schuchart at


Students interested in Cyber Security as a career may find scholarships at


Sleep Health Scholarship - Each student who is awarded a scholarship will be given $1,000 towards their university or college fees. The scholarship is awarded once every academic year and is open to all students in the United States who meet the eligibility criteria. Scholarship applications close on September 25th every year. The scholarship winner will be notified via email within one month of the annual deadline. For more information, click here.


MARE - Scholarship opportunities


Fair Opportunity Project - Winning Forbes 30 Under 30, the guide -- linked here (FairOpportunityProject.Org) -- covers how to get into college and afford it. The guide has been reviewed by multiple admission committees and used by entire school districts.


Students ages 14-23 who would like information on the Congressional Award Program sponsored by Jason Smith please visit


Seniors also a reminder that to qualify for Merit scholarships at most colleges and universities, you must apply and achieve your highest ACT by December.  Although application deadlines for schools are on or before December 1st, they will usually wait on the results from the December ACT.  Please review deadlines on the college website and remember ACT registration deadlines located at or posted in the counseling center.


Free ACT and Free Test Prep for Low Income Students - Students who register for the ACT test using a low-income fee waiver will automatically receive free access to ACT Online Prep for a year. To qualify for a fee waiver, students must be enrolled in 11th or 12th grade; be either a United States citizen or testing in the U.S., U.S. territories or Puerto Rico; and meet one or more selected indicators of economic need.

In addition to sharing the latest information on social media safety, an effort between law enforcement and the district to maintain safety of our students and to keep parents alerted about the drug trends in our area, the following information is offered to support parents and students. We have been notified of a newer drug trend in our area that is targeting high school and college level students.  Individuals are injecting heroine, xanax, methamphetamine, marijuana and other substances into gummy bears and gummy worms, then distributing in bags of (4).  These drugs are incredibly dangerous and potentially deadly.  There are several suppliers in the Cape Girardeau area and the trend is moving south.  This information is to alert parents to be cautious and mindful of potential issues.  As always, thank you for being involved and supporting the students of our district. 


To view a list of available accounting scholarships, click this link.


Please visit the for a listing of additional scholarships available to students.


The American Legion is offering a multitude of scholarships with various criteria.  Please encourage your seniors to review them at  Some applications may require verification of the counselor.  Upon application completion, please make an appointment to obtain the verification. 


WELLS FARGO has a scholarship/funding source website where students and parents can search sources of funding for college.  Please visit: to sign up and begin your search. 


Seniors and parents of seniors:  Lots of questions arise when preparing for college and other training after high school.  There are also a multitude of deadlines to be aware of.  Please review the following checklist to keep abreast of this your senior year.  The counselor will also be meeting with each student to assist in the planning process.  Contact the office for any questions or concerns.


The National Co-op Scholarship Program offers an online brochure of various opportunities for students looking for financial support with college expenses.  Please visit for more information.


The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) Tour and the National Rural Electric Association's Youth Tour are leadership building programs for high school students around the state and nation. (CYCLE) Tour is for High School sophomores and is a 3-day program in Jefferson City. The Youth Tour and Leadership Program is for High School juniors and is a week long program in Washington D.C. Click here for the application.


Sussle Company is offering 1 $1000 scholarship each month to qualifying graduating seniors and full time undergraduate students. Please visit to review guidelines for entry. The deadline is the last day of each month.


Epsilon Sigma Alpha Foundation (ESA) offers multiple endowed scholarships for students entering post secondary education in Missouri. Please visit to apply for scholarships.


The Christian Connector provides FREE Christian college information as well as a $2500 Christian college scholarship drawing. Interested students may visit for more information.

The American Legion is sponsoring the High School Oratorical Scholarship Program. Applications and information is available in the counseling center for interested students grades 9-12. The American Legion is also sponsoring a multitude of additional scholarship opportunities for students. A full listing is located in the counseling center. Copies of the scholarship listings may also be found at .

Local Scholarship Application - Editable Scholarship Application (Recommended) or Blank Scholarship Application Instructions: Complete the application, save it and e-mail a copy to either or Copies of the completed applications will be distributed to local organizations offering scholarships.

The American Legion is offering scholarship and financial aid information for graduating students. Visit

The Company Corporation's Quarterly Business Plan Contest; Deadline- Ongoing/Quarterly -

Washington University in St. Louis is offering a High School Summer Scholars Program and High School Summer Institutes. These are geared toward students wanting a college experience as well as improving their academic skills. These programs are available to students having completed their sophomore, junior or senior year. For more information please visit: WWW.SUMMEREXPERIENCES.WUSTL.EDU or you can contact 866-209-0691

Students needing to improve their ACT scores have an additional opportunity to participate in a FREE preparation program.  The US Army has connected our District with which provides students with many practice options including (7) full length, timed tests constructed like the actual ACT.  The program will NOT in any way connect a student to the Military, but can help improve score dramatically.  The March 2 Success program will also grade the practice tests and provide you with correct answers to missed questions.  It is an awesome opportunity for a prep program that generally costs $75-$100 when taken at colleges and universities.

Missouri's Youth Adult Alliance (MYAA) is recruiting young leaders to help combat underage drinking in our communities.  Junior High and High School students who are interested in finding out more about the program please visit:


Scholarship Web sites



Elks Most Valuable Student and Elks Legacy Award applications and information are available at