top of page

Vol. 3 | Senior Scoop November 2023

A Publication of the Counseling Department at Monson High School Just for Seniors


Encouraging, Supporting, Celebrating and Recognizing Seniors completing and submitting their college applications.

The American College Application Campaign® (ACAC) is a national effort to increase the number of first-generation college students, students from low-income families, and rural populations pursuing a college degree or other higher education credential.

The college application process can be confusing and daunting for students. ACAC events assist high school seniors, including those systemically underserved, with submitting at least one college application. We break down the steps of the application process and we meet students where they are – in high school during the school day. By working across schools, across communities, and across state lines, we can more successfully impact who pursues education and training beyond high school.

Beginning in 2014, ACAC programs took place in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. As of the 2020 campaign year, over 3.69 million students have been served, submitting over 5.99 million college applications since the campaign’s inception in 2005.

Monson High School has been participating in ACAC since November of 2015, and over the years has helped over 250 students submit 483 applications, receive 196 direct admission decisions and be awarded over $830,000 of scholarships and financial aid awards!

This year, we will be celebrating ACAC the week of November 13th-17th. There will be Common App/College Application Workshops during all blocks and lunches on Monday, November 13th and welcoming admissions representatives from area schools to meet with students for immediate admissions decisions, throughout the week. Sign-ups for all of these sessions will be located in the Counseling Office and virtually in the Class of 2024 Counseling Google Classroom. For more information, please visit:

Please contact Mrs. Sorel with questions.



Big Y Scholarship for Academic Excellence DEADLINE: February 1, 2024

The $500-$2,000 Big Y scholarship is available to students who have their permanent residence in western or central Massachusetts, Norfolk County, MA, or the state of Connecticut. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college or university. Selection is based upon transcript of grades, College Board scores if applicable, letters of recommendation, and personal resume. Please visit: for more information and to submit your application.

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) DEADLINE: November 6, 2023

Honors 9th-12th grade women, genderqueer, or non-binary students for their computing-related achievements and interests, and encourages them to pursue their passions. Award recipients are selected based on their aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing, as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and future plans. Since 2007, more than 20,000 students have received an Award for AiC. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship DEADLINE: November 13, 2023 The Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. The Elks National Foundation will award the Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship to 500 of the highest-rated applicants. Please visit: for more information and to submit your application.

JKCF College Scholarship DEADLINE: November 16, 2023

The JKCF College Scholarship Program is open to high school seniors who intend to enroll in a four-year college in the fall. You must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 and demonstrate significant financial need to qualify for this award. Selection is also based on persistence, leadership, and a desire to help others. For more information please visit:

Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship DEADLINE: November 29, 2023

Distracted driving, including due to texting and other cell phone use, is a serious issue that leads to hundreds of thousands of accidents and injuries in the United States each year. The problem is especially prominent among teen and young adult drivers, and teens are also at a greater risk of being the victim of a distracted driving accident. At Kanoski Bresney, we want to support students who do their part to fight the problem of distracted driving. Through the Kanoski Bresney Stand Up to Distracted Driving Scholarship program, we are offering five scholarships, in the amount of $2,000 each, to students throughout the U.S. who are pursuing higher education at the undergraduate or graduate level. For more information and to apply, please visit:

North American Van Lines Logistics Scholarship DEADLINE: December 15, 2023

North American Van Lines, one of the leading moving companies in the United States, is committed to supporting the community as well as the growth and development of the moving services and logistics industries. We believe education is the best way to ensure our industry has qualified professionals for years to come. Because of this belief, we are proud to announce our first annual Logistics Scholarship contest. Three lucky qualified entrants will each win a $1,000 scholarship towards their degree in logistics or supply chain management at the college or university of their choice. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Burger King Scholarship DEADLINE: December 15, 2023

WHO CAN APPLY: High School Seniors, BK® Employees, Children, Spouses or Partners of Employees. WHAT YOU'LL RECEIVE: $1,000 - $50,000 in Scholarships. WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Be from the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico, have a 2.5 GPA or higher, work experience and community involvement. For more information please visit: www.BK-SCHOLARS.COM

Find More Scholarships at: (various deadlines) (various deadlines) (various deadlines)



To download and print, click below:

Vol. 3 November 2023
Download PDF • 1.57MB

Recent Posts

See All

2024 Common Scholarship Application

The 2024 - 2025 Common Scholarship is now OPEN! All applications and supporting materials must be mailed/submitted to the appropriate agencies and postmarked by Tuesday, April 23, 2024. Specific requi


bottom of page