FAFSA/Scholarship Information

Contact Info
Valley Springs School District
7349 School Street
PO Box 640
Valley Springs, AR 72682

FAFSA


FINDING SCHOLARSHIPS


  • Tassel Time Scholarship Data Base  is an amazing tool to search for scholarships, find resources about college, and just about anything else pertaining to life after high school.  Email Ms. Shanks for the username and password. 

  • Going Merry data base and scholarship website for Valley Springs High School.

  • How To Pay For College  –  A great resource to understand Financial Aid and Arkansas Scholarships provided by the Arkansas Student Loan Authority.


SCHOLARSHIP LINKS 


North Arkansas College’s Scholarship Application is now live for 2022/2023.

 

To apply for a scholarship for the 2022/2023 academic year, a student must complete the Northark Scholarship Application and make application for admission to Northark. Please note that some scholarships require a separate application and students who meet those scholarship criteria will be notified about the application process and deadlines. 

Due June 1




2022 FUTURE LATINO LEADERS SUMMER LAW INSTITUTE  Due Feb 28


SallieMaeFundScholarship  Due Feb 28


The Arkansas School Plant Management Association (ASPMA) seeks to promote the continuation of education by offering scholarships to students in search of a vocational, associate or bachelor’s degree.

Any graduating high school senior is eligible to apply for a scholarship. A total of $10,000 is budgeted for this program for individuals based on the selection criteria. The scholarship amount given to any one student is at the discretion of the scholarship committee but this amount shall not exceed $5,000. Awarded scholarships are eligible for renewal if funds are available. The scholarship payment shall be made directly to the student to assist them with their educational expenses Applications are in Ms. Shanks' office Due March 1


American Legion Garner Trust Scholarhsip & Coudret Trust Schoalrship March 11th



The UCA Windgate Scholarship is based on talent and financial need and can be worth up to $2,000 per semester in the freshman year, based on amount of financial need. The scholarship is renewable and can increase up to $1,000 each year.  In the senior year, up to $5,000 per semester can potentially be awarded.  Two such scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen for the 2022-2023 academic year.

To be eligible for the Scholarship, students must do the following:

·         Complete on-line submission of an FAFSA form by the deadline indicated in the Application.  

·         Return a completed Application, along with the requested materials, via United States Mail, to my office by the deadline shown in the Application;

·         Plan to declare Art as their major emphasis of study; and,

·         Attend the University of Central Arkansas in the Fall 2022 semester See Ms. Shanks for application  Due March 18



Eloise Levins Teacher's Scholarship offered by the The Twentieth Century Club of Harrison for anyone majoring in education applications are in Ms. Shanks' office Due March 20


Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship which is for female seniors majoring in education applications are in Ms. Shanks' office   Due March 29


Boone Lodge #314. Masonic Lodge provides an area High School Sehttp://nior with a scholarship to help alleviate the cost of college See Ms. Shanks for application Due March 31 


The 2022 AASBO Scholarship for graduating seniors who are sons/daughters/legal dependents of AASBO members applications are in Ms. Shanks' office  Due April 1


The American Indian Center of Arkansas' Ernest Whitelaw-Don Kinney Scholarhsip  applications are in Ms. Shanks' office   Due May 15 


Scholarships available from ARKANSAS ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATORS


The Arkansas Association of Career and Technical Education Administrators (AACTEA) is offering two scholarships to high school seniors to supplement education costs during their freshman year. 

Eligibility requirements included:

  • Concentrator or Completer status on at least one Program of Study

  • Having a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale

  • Exhibiting a good citizenship record with no suspensions or expulsions

  • Attempted or achieved an industry certification (ex CRC, OSHA, MTA)

  • Planning to major in a demand occupation (listed on Discover Arkansas)

The scholarship awards are $500.00 each and will be awarded to full-time or part-time students who enroll in an Arkansas college or university, including junior colleges, community colleges, and vocational/technical colleges  See Ms. Shanks for application Due April 1



Carroll Electric is now accepting applications for a scholarship for the Fall 2022 Arkansas State University (Newport) High Voltage Lineman Technology Program. The Cooperative will cover the entire tuition for the 10-month technical certificate program. Upon completion of the program, a 10-week paid internship at Carroll Electric will be offered to the recipient of the scholarship. 

This program will prepare the selected individual to use knowledge and skills for installation, service and maintenance of electrical power lines and equipment. After one year, the student will earn the Lineman Technical Certificate.  applications are also available in Ms. Shanks' office   Due  April 1



Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarship  Due  April 1

Lockheed Martin STEM Scholarship  Due  April 1


The Conway (AR) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is awarding $8,000 worth of scholarships to qualified minority high school seniorsDue April 17



Charles Trammell Memorial Scholarship  $1000 Award Due April 22   Applications have been emailed to seniors and available in Ms. Shanks office


The Tan Son Nhut Association is accepting applications for the college school year beginning in the Fall of 2022 for a $5,000 scholarship from high school seniors. The applicant must be a direct descendant of one who served in Vietnam for any period from January 1, 1959, to April 30, 1975.  Due May 1


If you have experienced homelessness, please see the flyer below about a scholarship opportunity for you. 


THEA provides scholarships for the performing arts.  See flyer below.



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HELP WITH ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES

Valley Springs District ESOL Instructor: Mrs. Janie Lindquest, jlindquest@valley.k12.ar.us

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Greenhouse will open Saturday, April 13th to the public. Hours will be:
                     Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
                     Saturdays 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
                     Sundays 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Want to enroll at Valley Springs School District for the 2024-2025 school year, but live outside the district.  It is still possibe for you to attend and be a Valley Springs Tiger!  All you have to do is complete the School Choice form.  The form must be submitted or post marked by May 1, 2024. 

Click Here for the School Choice Form.

  

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1/5/24 - Bus Snow Routes Pick Up & Drop Off Hubs Information:  Today was a great reminder that winter weather is here. The snow was and still is beautiful. There is also a possibility of winter weather next week as well so we want to make sure that we are all prepared.
With that being said, since we no longer have the option of using AMI Days and all of our snow days will be real SNOW DAYS THAT WILL HAVE TO BE MADE UP, we wanted to come up with plan that allowed the ones that could safely get to school in the event of a small snow storm to do so. Therefore, we can still count it as a school day.
Therefore, we have created what we call snow routes that will utilize strategic hubs or pick-up locations around the district. These hubs will be the only place that the buses will be picking up and dropping off students on days that we deem it necessary to run snow routes due to the weather. Please click the following link to access our snow route hubs. https://bit.ly/vssnowhubs
Pick-up at all hubs will be from 7:15-7:30. The buses will leave at exactly 7:30.
For the afternoon drop off, we ask that parents arrive at the hubs by 3:25 at the same hub in which your child was picked up for school.
There will be 1-2 buses at each hub.
Pick-up/drop-off will only occur at the hubs.
Rest assured that student and staff safety is at the forefront of our minds and we will have a snow day/no school if we do not feel like the roads are safe enough for us to travel to school.
In the event that your road is too treacherous to make it to school, please contact the office of the school that your student attends.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we try this new strategy in the event of winter weather.


Student Drop Off/ Pick Up MapHere is the car rider pick up/drop off map.  We tried our best to make it readable.  However, you will see the elementary entrance and Rally Hill Road are are two main entrances/exits.  They look congested.  Just remember to be patient at the beginning of school while we get used to the flow. 


Attention:  A change for this year due to safety concerns is that no cars will be allowed on campus until 3:10 in the afternoon.  This includes Little Red School House and the Preschool.  We had a couple of close calls last year and want to keep all of our students safe.  At 3:10 you will be able to pull up at the normal pick up spot by the old gym. 

We ask that you do not get to campus until 3:10.  Students will not be dismissed until this time.  I would suggest not lining up on the highway, it is a safety concern and the Sheriff's Department and State Police may make you move your vehicle. 

Also, as a reminder, in the morning, students cannot be dropped off until 7:30. 

We look forward to seeing you this week.  Again, these changes are for the safety of our students.


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2023-2024 School Calendar


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