Welcome Seniors!

Senior year can sometimes seem overwhelming, even without the Coronavirus.  This is new territory for all of us and you will have many questions.  Please know that your School Counselors, Career Center Coordinators, and Sue are here to help you every step of the way.
 
Help Us, Help You ~ Please make sure that you take the Senior Survey so your Counselors and Career Center Coordinators know what you are planning for your future.  This will allow us to send you information and let you know who is coming to the Career Center that might be of interest to you.  Click on the following link to take the Survey.

Senior Survey 2021 - 2022

Want to Get Going on Your Senior Year? ~ Seniors who plan on applying for scholarships, competitive colleges, jobs, etc. generally need at least one (often two) Letters of Recommendation.  These letters can be from a teacher (current year or from your past) with whom you have a good relationship, a coach, pastor, employer - someone who knows you well but isn't related to you.  In order to write a good letter, the person that you ask needs to know as much as they can about you.  To help you with this, we created Brag Sheets.  These are forms that you fill out by answering questions about yourself.  The Brag Sheets are not shared with colleges or scholarship committees and are only created to help your recommendation writer write the best letter they can for you. You do not need to complete all of these -  pick one!  Please click on the links below, print out or copy the Brag Sheet to a Google Drive Form to get started.

In addition, many scholarships want you to attach a list of all of your activities while in high school.  These can be jobs, volunteer activities, involvement at your church, and extra-curricular activities such as sports or clubs.  A good way to organize all of this is by putting together a resume.  If you begin a resume now, you can simply keep updating as you move onto college and into your career.  Below are links to help you write your resume.

MN Economic & Employment Development - Information on how to write a resume with several examples.  

MCIS has excellent information on applications and several ways to write a resume.  For more information, click onto the link.  User Name: Duluthdenfeld and  Password is: 2005  You can find the Resume Builder under the Employment Tab.

 

EVENTS FOR 2021 - 2022 

~Each event will be updated as we go through the school year~

 

SENIOR YEAR SET UP - AUGUST 17, 2021 Please click below to view the slideshow to learn some important information about your Senior Year!

Senior Year Set Up - Class of 2022!!

 

Scholarship Night ~

We invite all Seniors and their parents to watch Denfeld's Scholarship Night premiering the last week in October.  Students can find the Slide Show hereYou'll gain valuable information about the local scholarship offerings, including tips on applying and interviewing for scholarships.  In addition, please watch for Scholarship Application Help Workshops online in November and December.  


College Application Completion & FAFSA Fill-Out ~ 

Denfeld High School Guidance Department hosted an in person College Application Work Sessions & FAFSA Fill Out for seniors and their parents.  Anyone who missed it and needs help can contact an admissions representative at one of our local colleges or their school counselor with questions.  Please check your Senior Canvas Page for additional information and check out the section on completing the FAFSA.
 
To complete the FAFSA, you will need your tax returns for the 2020 fiscal year. Students who are planning on attending a post-secondary college or university must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to receive any type of financial assistance. Every year, the federal government awards millions of dollars in grants, work-study, and loans to students who qualify.  Students may begin filling out the FAFSA forms using their 2019 tax returns and then can update their financial information after their 2020 tax returns are complete. In order to be considered, all students who are planning on attending a post-secondary program are encouraged to complete the FAFSA after October 1st. You'll need to have filed your 2020 Federal Income taxes to complete the form.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid: Click Here

FAFSA Checklist. Below is a link which will help you with information you'll need when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Click Here & Scroll Down to See What You Need to Bring.