FAFSA application window open; scholarship for teachers available

FAFSA open for 2022-2023

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application window for the 2022-2023 school year is now open.

The deadline for submitting the application is April 15, 2022.

Application should be considered for many Indiana scholarships and grants.

The FAFSA can be completed online by visiting FAFSA.gov. Students will need the following:

  • Social Security number
  • Foreigner Registration Number (for non-US citizens)
  • Federal income tax returns, W-2 and other records of money earned as of 2020
  • Bank statements and investment records (if applicable)
  • Non-taxed income records (if applicable)

Email and live chat support available. Help and information is available at 1-800-4FED-AID or www.investedindiana.org.

Applications open for Next Generation Hoosier Educators scholarship

Application for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators scholarship is now open.

The scholarship is for high school and college students who plan to teach in Indiana for at least five years. Applicants could receive up to $ 30,000 in total, or $ 7,500 per academic year.

Students must have graduated in the top 20 percent of their high school class or scored in the top 20th percentile on the SAT (1190) or ACT (26) to be eligible for the scholarship.

To continue receiving the scholarship in college, students must file FAFSA annually, earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.

Applicants will be notified of the scholarship status on March 18, 2022.

Free courses, resources available at CRC

The Career Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The CRC is closed on Fridays and weekends.

Certified Practical Nurse training begins October 12 and is free for those who qualify. An American Sign Language course will be held on October 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. There is a $ 100 fee for this course.

Registration for Ivy Tech is currently open. Virtual office hours will be every Tuesday in October from noon to 1 p.m.

The Work One office is open for appointments only Mondays and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm Log online at in.gov/dwd/19.htm or watch the DWD Video Vault at in .gov / dwd / 3436. htm.

The following resources are also available at CRC:

  • Virtual and distance learning for high school equivalency.
  • Device and WiFi access
  • Print, copy and fax
  • Resume help
  • Career coaching
  • Interview assistance
  • Work A job
  • Small business consultancy

The CRC limits the number of people in the building and follows all social distancing guidelines, including the use of the face mask.

Call 812-988-5880 for more information.

BETA programs, teen center open at the Y

The BETA Teen Center now meets at the Brown County YMCA at 105 Willow Street on Tuesdays when Brown County schools are in session.

BETA is open from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for teens in grades 6 to 12 to meet, hang out and participate in activities. Homeschool students are also welcome.

Snacks will be available. Free drums and keyboard lessons are from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. every Tuesday. Jewelry making takes place every third Tuesday.

Free guitar lessons are also available.

Email BETA at [email protected] for more information or call 440-864-2345.

Head Start Kindergarten is now open for registration

Brown County Head Start, which meets at the YMCA at 105 Willow St., has openings for preschool registrations.

Head Start is a year round program for qualified families. There are several ways a family can become eligible to send their child to Head Start for free.

Children are eligible if a family meets the income criteria; a child is placed in a foster family or under State guardianship; whether a family receives some government assistance; or a child has a disability or special needs. Students aged 3 to 5 can register for the programs.

Children do not need to be clean to attend. Bus pickup is available and meals are provided.

For more information or to register, call 812-988-6630.

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