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  • Mrs. Kortney Ball, High School Counselor

    kball@badaxeps.org

    Main Line: (989) 269-9593 ext. 4025

    Counseling Office: (989) 803-9011

  • Ms. Colleen Hooks, College Advisor

    chooks@badaxeps.org

    Main Line: (989) 269-9593 ext. 4003

    Counseling Office: (989) 803-9011

  • Mrs. Nancy Swartzendruber, Admin. Asst./Registrar

    nswartzendruber@badaxeps.org

    Main Line: (989) 269-9593 ext. 4011

    Counseling Office: (989) 803-9011


    It's a great day to be a Hatchet!


Important Information from Your Counselor

Local Scholarships

 

Additional Scholarship Information Available in the Counseling Office

 

Huron County Bar Association Scholarship (Due: March 31, 2017)

$500 scholarships for seniors in Huron County who have a 3.5 GPA or better and plan to pursue a four-year degree in Pre-Law or related curriculum. Two letters of recommendation, evidence of community involvement, and an essay are required in addition to the application. More information and paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office.

 

Anthony L. Rapes Memorial Scholarship (Due: March 31, 2017)

For Huron County seniors who plan to pursue further education in the field of agriculture. Applicants must have 4-H or FFA involvement and submit an essay along with the application. More information and paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office.

 

Huron County 4-H Council Scholarship (Due: March 31, 2017)

Up to four $500 scholarships to be awarded to seniors who are enrolled in the Huron County 4-H Program and have been accepted to a college. Applicants must include short essay, future goals, and two letters of recommendation. More information and paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office. 

 

Retired School Personnel Scholarship (Due: April 1, 2017)

For high school seniors in Huron County who plan to pursue a four-year degree in teacher education at a Michigan accredited college or university. Award is $1,000. Applications must be completed in paper format and are available in a folder in the Counseling Office. 

 

Fred Kalis Athletic Scholarship (Due: April 1, 2017)

For seniors who have participated in high school athletics. Application and two-page essay are required. This scholarship is housed in the Sanilac County Community Foundation portal and can be found at http://sanilaccountycommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships/

 

Thumb Tractor Pulling Association (Due: April 1, 2017)

For a local high school senior who will be attending a post-secondary institution to study diesel mechanics, automotive or engineering. This scholarship is housed in the Sanilac County Community Foundation portal and can be found at http://sanilaccountycommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships/

 

Huron County Community Foundation (Due: April 1, 2017) 

Many local scholarship opportunities are available using the online portal. The online application is open beginning October 1st. Visit www.huroncountycommunityfoundation.org

 

Sanilac County Community Foundation (Due: April 1, 2017) 

Many local scholarship opportunities are available using the online portal. The online application is open beginning October 1st. Visit http://sanilaccountycommunityfoundation.org/grants-and-scholarships/

 

Application for Local Donor Scholarships (Due: April 13, 2017)

Application can be found under "Links" on this page. Must be typed and one application will be used for various local scholarships. Essay is required for the Plevnia Scholarship and Narayan Physical Therapy Scholarship.

 

Potential scholarship opportunities for the local donor scholarship application are as follows. Scholarship availability and funding is subject to change from year-to-year.

 

George E. Greene Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to pursue a career in elementary, secondary, or higher education.

Douglas Pankratz Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to major in physical therapy or a related field.

Christina L. Groombridge Memorial Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to major in a mathematics or technology field.

Jean Kasserman Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to pursue a degree in the medical science field.

Thelma Allen Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to pursue a career in education.

Jimmy Morell Scholarship: For applicants who have been involved in athletics. Preference for football or hockey players.

Bad Axe Lions Club Scholarship: Preference for a student who intends to pursue higher education and has been involved in civic and service-oriented activities.

Rotary Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who has been involved in community service.

Plevnia Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to pursue a career in the medical field.

Narayan Scholarship: Preference for an applicant who intends to major in physical therapy or a related field.

Masonic Lodge Scholarship: Applicant chosen based on Masonic Lodge Committee criteria.

Bad Axe Public Schools Staff Scholarships: (Elementary, Middle, and High Schools)

 

Thumb Cellular Scholarship (Due: April 14, 2017)

$1,500 scholarship for a selected senior who creates a 1-5 minute creative video that promotes the safe use of your cellular device while driving. For more information visit www.thumbcellular.com/scholarship

 

Bad Axe Athletic Booster Club Scholarship (Due: April 20, 2017)

Two $500 scholarships available for seniors who lettered for at least one full season in a varsity sport. Applicants should have a 2.5 GPA or higher and have been involved in community service projects. An application, typed essay, and a letter of recommendation from a coach are required. More information and paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office.

 

Huron-Verona Masonic Lodge #365 Scholarship (Due: May 1, 2017)

Scholarship is available to seniors based on financial need, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. Paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office.


State and National Scholarships

Additional Scholarship Information Available in the Counseling Office

 

Albert Flegenheimer Memorial Scholarship (Due: March 31, 2017)

$2,500 scholarship available to a high school senior who has completed a documented Youth Sugarbeet Project. More information and paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office.

 

Michigan Sugar Next Generation Scholarship (Due: March 31, 2017)

$1,000 scholarship offered to the runner-up of the Albert Flegenheimer Memorial Scholarship (above). More information and paper applications are available in the BAHS Counseling Office.

 

Michigan Retailers Association Scholarship (Due: April 1, 2017)

Awarding scholarships worth $1,000 and $500 if a student or their parents are employed by a business that is a member of MRA. More information and application can be found at www.retailers.com/member-benefits/scholarship-program/

 

Home Builders Association of Saginaw Scholarship (Due: April 21, 2017)

Scholarships available to students who are participating in a technical field of study within the building industry. Open to either part time students working in the industry or full time students who wish to enter the skilled trades. Awarded based on career goals, academic achievement (2.7 GPA or higher), work experience, and community service. More information and online application can be found at www.hbas.org

 

Student-View Scholarship (Due: April 22, 2017)

$11,000 worth of scholarship money being offered to high school seniors who complete a survey about colleges in their area. The scholarships will be awarded by random drawing of completed applications. For more information and online application/survey available at www.student-view.com

 

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship (Due: June 1, 2017)

$1,000 for seniors who plan to pursue a fashion related field at a post-secondary school or college. Selection is based on academic performance and essay. More information and online application at http://www.fashion-schools.org/aspiring-fashion-professional-scholarship-program

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship (Due: June 1, 2017)

$1,000 for seniors who plan to pursue an animation related field at a post-secondary school or college. Selection is based on academic performance and essay. More information and online application at http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program

 

Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship (Due: June 1, 2017)

$1,000 for seniors who plan to pursue a business related field at a post-secondary school or college. Selection is based on academic performance and essay. More information and online application at: http://www.onlinembareport.com/ombar-aspiring-business-professional-scholarship-program

 

Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship (Due: June 30, 2017)

The Delete Cyberbullying Scholarship is available to hgh school, undergraduate, and graduate students. To be considered, you must submit a maximum 500 - word essay on one of the following topics: "Why is it important to work to delete cyberbullying?" or "How has cyberbullying personally affected you?" Selection is based on the written essay and focus on commitment to the cause of deleting cyberbullying. Winner receives a $1,000 award. Application can be found at http://endcyberbullying.squarespace.com/scholarship

 

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship (Due: June 2017)

$1,000 for high school seniors who plan to pursue a college education in nursing, including LPN/LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Applicants should show academic excellence particularly in the areas of science and math and have a passion for the field of nursing. Application and more information can be found at http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/node/17039

 

From Failure to Promise Essay Contest (Due: July 31, 2017)

First place: $10,000 and three honorable mentions: $500 each. Essay must be completed based on prompts with at least 1500 words. Contestants must be high school seniors students with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, pursuing or planning to pursue a degree at an accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. More information and online application available at http://www.fromfailuretopromise.com/essay-scholarship-contest--html

 

Michigan American Legion Programs and Scholarships (Due: Varies)

Multiple Scholarships available - check website for specific due dates. Scholarships are available specifically for descendants of war time veterans but also offer general scholarships as well. More information at www.michiganlegion/scholarships 

 

Rosa Parks Scholarship 

For high school seniors who attend public or private Michigan schools and will graduate by August 2016. Requirements: Minimum 2.5 G.P.A., financial need, completed application and essay. More information at http://www.rosaparksscholarshipfoundation.org/Scholarship.htm

 

Scholarship Search Tools:

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 www.scholarshippoints.com/

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College Applications

Stop into the Counseling Office to request your transcript and test scores be sent to the institutions where you have applied.

 

ACT/SAT Info

Our school code is

230-140

Check locations and register online for the ACT Test at: http://www.actstudent.org/

Check locations and register online for the SAT Test at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines

 

 

AP test Dates

Sign up in the Counseling Office 

 

College Reps and Military visits

Representatives from the following colleges/universities will be visiting BAHS. Junior and senior students that wish to speak with a representative may sign up in the guidance office.

Class of 2016

Class of 2017

Class of 2018

Class of 2019

Class of 2020

Open House/Special College Days

Aquinas College

Fine Arts AQDay 

The day has student expressing their creativity as they can sing, dance, play an instrument, act, draw, paint, write, and sculpt as they attend interactive sessions with Aquinas professors. A tour is also included. 

Friday, March 17 (8:30 am-2:00 pm)


AQDay

AQDays are designed to introduce prospective students and their parents to the college. These sessions include academic overview, financial aid, and student life.

Friday, April 21

 

Central Michigan University

Discovery Days

The Admissions Office coordinates with several academic colleges to bring you programs devoted to your specific areas of interest. Discovery Days are similar in design to the Daily Visits, but focus on one particular area of academics. 


College of Education and Human Services (10:00 am)

Monday, March 20

Monday, April 17


Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions

Thursday, March 16

Thursday, April 13


Grand Valley State University

High School Student Theatre Day

High school students will participate in a workshop to learn more about the theatre program and receive complementary tickets to GVSU's main stage production of Helen.

1:00 pm-9:00pm

Friday, March 31

 

Kalamazoo College

K Open House

Your open house visit will include a student guided tour of campus, presentations about admissions and financial aid, lunch with students, and opportunities to ask questions.

9:30 am-2:00 pm

Saturday, May 13


Michigan State University

James Madison College 2017 Junior Visit Days

These sessions are specifically tailored to Juniors and will include a presentation from the James Madison College, admissions, and a student panel. Lunch is provided!

10:00 am-12:15pm

Wednesday, March 15 

Friday, March 24

Friday, April 14


Northern Michigan University

Wildcat Weekend

Interact with students, faculty, and staff as well as tour the campus and having lunch on campus. You'll also be able to speak with your admissions counselor and learn more about NMU and the Marquette community. 

Saturday, March 18

 

Saginaw Valley State University

Great Lakes Bay Region College Night

Saginaw Valley State University will host the annual Great Lakes Bay Region College Night to provide resources and opportunities for local high school students and their families. Over 40 college representatives will be in attendance to answer questions about academic programs of study, scholarships, career opportunities, athletics and more! This event is free and open to the public. 

Monday, March 13 (6:30 pm-8:00 pm)