College Planning

Scholarship List

Check out the scholarship page here. This list is updated weekly, and even if you aren’t planning on attending a 4-year school, it’s worth looking at! There are scholarship opportunities for apprenticeships, job trainings, 2 and 4-year schools, student athletes, and more.

This page has links to documents that will help keep you organized, like a scholarship deadline tracker, a request form for letters of recommendation, and more.

If you have questions about the scholarship application process, reach out to Ms. Rausch on Teams!

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is an important element of planning for college. Filling out the FAFSA is something you will need to do every year you are attending school — even if you don’t think you’ll need to take out loans, you should fill out the FAFSA so you can see your options for grants and work study.

We’ll host a FAFSA workshop at HHS this fall — date TBD.

The FAFSA opens on October 1 – but you can get a jump on the application process now by creating your FSA ID. Follow the link below to learn more and view resources to help you apply.

College Visits

Schools across the country offer virtual visits, and many are planning on stopping by HHS in person. You can check the page linked below to see a list of school visits that are planned for the 2021-22 school year. If you are interested in a particular school but don’t see them on our list, reach out to Ms. Rausch and she can help connect you to an admissions counselor at the school.

You’ll also find information on the Montana College Fair, which will be hosted at Carroll College on September 27. This is a great opportunity to meet with representatives from Montana schools and out of state institutions.

College Application Week

During College Application Week (CAW) all graduating Montana high school seniors have the opportunity to apply for admission to Montana colleges and universities free of charge! We will be hosting events to help you through the application process during CAW, which will be held October 4-15, 2021.

Follow the link for more information!

Carroll College Early Access

The Carroll Early Access program provides an authentic, on-campus college experience for local Helena students tuition-free. High school juniors and seniors may take up to two classes per semester from the approved course list. Most courses are three credits but those that offer a lab component will be four credits.

Classes will be taught by Carroll’s outstanding professors and you will learn alongside current Carroll students on Carroll’s campus. Students who complete the courses will receive Carroll College credits, which can be used at Carroll to pursue a future degree or transferred to another institution.

This is a fantastic opportunity for high school students, you can learn more about the program below!

NCAA & NAIA Clearinghouse

If you’re hoping to play sports in college, follow the link to learn about registering as a prospective student athelete.

College Comparison Checklist

Choosing what to do after high school can be a daunting task. If you’re thinking about going to college after graduation, it is useful to compare and contrast the different schools and programs that are available to you!

One helpful tool is the College Comparison Spreadsheet. This will help you keep track of all the options that are available to you! If you are planning on applying to scholarships, use the “scholarships” tab to help you keep track of deadlines and application requirements. Download it below!