• Welcome to the Feroah Center For College & Career Exploration  

    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!”― Henry David Thoreau 

      

    This is the home of the Reno High General scholarships. A transcript is NOT required for this in-house scholarship and the completed application for the RHS General Scholarship is due by 12 a.m., January 15th 2022. 

     Please visit our website often as it is updated frequently.

     

    Reno Bike Project, a non-profit organization that promotes cycling in our community is receiving applications for our 15-week Futurecycle Program that starts in January 2022. We have six positions open to youth 16- 24 who face barriers to success and are interested in bike maintenance and repair. Click here for more information: https://renobikeproject.org/program/futurecycle/

    For questions contact Silvana Reyes renobikeproject@gmail.com, Youth Programs Coordinator, Reno Bike Project, 216 E Grove St. Reno, NV 89502, 775-323-4488

     

     

    Davis Women in Business’s is inviting Reno High School students to Davis Women in Business’s (DWIB) first ever high school outreach program. With Workshop #1 - All Things College, is just a few days away!

    Workshop Overview: 

    • Workshop 1: All Things College - Hosted by the External Relations Board - October 28th, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 2: Career Exploration - Hosted by the External Relations Board - November 18th, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 3: Professionalism and Networking - Hosted by the Professional Relations Board - December 2nd, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 4: Interview Prep - Hosted by the Career & Development Board - January 6th, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 5: Resume 101 - Hosted by the Career & Development Board - January 27th, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 6: Self Care - Hosted by the External Relations Board - February 17th, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 7: Investments and Budgeting - Hosted by the Finance Board - March 10th, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm
    • Workshop 8: Leadership - Hosted by the OWN IT Board - March 31st, Thursday 7:00-7:45pm

    We ask all students who are interested in the program to fill out this registration form: https://bit.ly/dwib-hs-rsvp  

    We ask students to join the Facebook Group we created for all members of the program: https://bit.ly/dwib-FB . This group will allow students to meet each other and stay informed about upcoming workshops and possible guest speakers. 

    Our goal for this program is to provide high school students with knowledge and skills on how to succeed in both the college and professional world. Beyond learning valuable skills, we want to inspire the younger generation to go out and become the leaders of tomorrow. Students will have the opportunity to hear from real world professionals as well as the personal experiences of current college students. 

    We will host 8 workshops over the course of 6 months via Zoom that are focused on business-centric topics - professionalism, career exploration, interview prep, resume 101, etc. This program is open to anyone who is interested. Our workshops will be hosted by current DWIB members and guest speakers will consist mainly of DWIB alumni.  A flyer will be attached to this email with the specific workshops and their dates and time. We would greatly appreciate it if you could print out this flyer and display it around campus for students to see. 

    Contact: Katarina Knezevic, External Relations Associate | Davis Women in Business www.daviswomeninbusiness.com 

     

    Have plans to attend TMCC this fall or any questions about TMCC? Are you a Nevada Promise Scholarship candidate that has questions? Need help with your application or do you have questions about how to apply? Please contact our TMCC/Reno HS Recruiter Jennifer Zarco, 775-258-2556 text only. Ask questions, or learn how to fill out an application for admission.

    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA: Text: Quentin Owens at 775-204-3505 to set-up a phone appt or Zoom appt

    Nevada Bound Live, Virtual Campus Visit. A virtual visit program for prospective high school juniors or seniors and college transfer students, with a selection of information sessions that match your interests.

    • A welcome from the Director of Admissions
    • Presentation from the Office of Admissions and Records
    • Presentation from the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
    • Live student discussion panels
    • Virtual campus and housing tours
    • Student Services virtual information fair

    Sign-up at https://www.unr.edu/visit

     

    MILITARY: You need your high school diploma to join the military! Research military options thoroughly and contact local recruiters (see websites and phone numbers below). Consider taking the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery). 

    Army: www.army.mil; www.goarmy.com; 829-2769

    Marines: www.usmc.mil; www.marines.com; 829-8911

    Navy: www.navy.mil; www.navy.com; 331-1126 Air Force: www.af.mil; www.airforce.com; 829-2807

    Air National Guard www.ang.af.mil ; 788-4500 Coast Guard: www.uscg.mil; www.gocoastguard.com

    Military Careers online: www.todaysmilitary.com 

     

    Are you interested in becoming a licensed drone pilot? For Free? NVBAA is providing this FREE Part 107 training for young adults (16-25), high school educators, public safety officers, and military veterans. Consider taking part in this training program and obtain your FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot’s Certificate. Apply here: https://www.nvbaa.org/next-generation-drone-pilots-program/ 

     

     

    FAFSA 12th grade checklist

    HOW TO APPLY FOR FAFSA   https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa    Opens October 1st, 2021   

    Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. Watch the video below for further information and how to apply.

    https://youtu.be/Y8nfk5ApcQ4

     

    QUICK LINKS

     

    • SCHOLARSHIP TIPS:
      • Try to submit applications as least one week before the due date.  Online servers can get overloaded and stop working properly when everyone submits them on the last day.  In addition, remember to account for delivery time if mailing an application.
      • DEADLINES!!!!! The majority of free money is first-come, first served. September through January is a great time to seek funds and determine what is due when.
      • NEVER NEVER pay to submit a scholarship application.
      • Always spell check and proof-read applications.
      • Make sure you have submitted everything requested and answered all the questions.
      • Don't submit anything that isn't asked for, and stay under the required word count.
      • Photocopy everything before you submit it, in case your application gets lost and needs to be re-submitted.
      • Professionalize your online presence, remove potentially embarrassing content from social media.  Use an appropriate email address.
    • What Should College Bound Seniors be Doing? 

      • Letters of recommendation requests: Many (not all) colleges require a recommendation letter from your counselor and 1-2 teachers. Identify which teacher/teachers (ideally from your junior or senior year) know you the best, have taught you in a core subject, and can speak to how you show up in the classroom. Ask what they need from you to write an effective letter. And, GIVE THEM A MINIMUM OF 2-3 WEEKS! Respect their time.
      • Request your counselor recommendation online for Common Application schools NOW! Your counselor will upload your transcript for COMMON APPLICATION schools only!! 
      • Official transcriptsfor all other schools to be ordered at https://washoeschoolsnv.scriborder.com/  
      • Apply! Applications are open. Don’t procrastinate.
      • How will you be paying for college? Have those critical conversations now. Fill out the NET PRICE CALCULATORS for the schools that you are applying to. They give you an estimate of your family’s EFC (what it is going to cost you to go there). 
      • FAFSA:Becomes available for the Class of 2022 on October 1st! It uses your 2020 tax information. For more information go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/  
      • Get good grades!Your grades matter for scholarships, college entrance and work readiness.  
      • Athletes: See below

     

    • Planning on playing a sport in college?

      • The timeline for student-athletes is often accelerated. Make sure to start checking before the end of your junior year to develop a plan.

     

    • NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER: Students must be approved through the NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER if they plan to play sports at a Division I, II, or III University. Check for Eligibility Standards and Requirements. Students must take the following actions:
    • • Apply online at https://web3.ncaa.org/ecwr3/ and pay the required fee. RHS school code is 290145.
    • • Complete the required amateurism acknowledgement form • Order an official transcript to be sent to the eligibility center https://washoeschoolsnv.scriborder.com/
    • • Send 1 official SAT or ACT score directly to the NCAA from the testing centers (Reno High School cannot send these scores).

      NCAA Eligibility Center; www.NCAA.org/play

      • Website Registration Checklist
      • Take your first step to becoming an NCAA student-athlete at eligibilitycenter.org. Choose from our two account types to get started:
      • Certification Account: You need to be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center to compete at an NCAA Division I or II school. You also need to be registered with a Certification Account before you can make official visits or sign a National Letter of Intent in Division I or II.
      • Profile Page: If you plan to compete at a Division III school or are currently unsure in which division you want to compete, create a Profile Page. If at any time you wish to pursue a Division I or II path, you will be able to transition to a Certification Account.
      • For Certification Accounts, please allow between 30 to 45 minutes to register completely. If you need to exit and come back at a later time, you can save and exit once your account or profile is created. Reference the Help section located in the top task bar at any time to answer your questions as you work through registration.
      • Below is a list of items we recommend you have before beginning your registration with the NCAA Eligibility Center:
      • Valid Student Email: You need a valid email address that you check regularly to register. This is important for updating prospective student-athletes about their account. For more information about accepted emails, please reference our FAQ.
      • Basic Student Personal Information: This includes information such as your name, gender, date of birth, primary and secondary contact information, and address.
      • Basic Student Education History: Please include details about all high schools or secondary schools you have attended in the United States or internationally, and additional programs you have attended. Check if your school has a list of NCAA-approved courses.
      • Student Sports Participation History: For Certification Accounts, this includes details for any expenses or awards you received, any teams you have practiced or played with or certain events in which you participated outside of the traditional high school season. It also includes information about any individuals who have advised you or marketed your skills in a particular sport. This information helps the Eligibility Center certify your amateur status when it is requested by an NCAA school.
      • Payment: For Certification Accounts, nonrefundable registration fee for U.S., U.S. Territories* and Canadian students: $90
      • *U.S. Territories include American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands.
      • Nonrefundable registration fee for international students: $150
      • The NCAA Eligibility Center accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. For payment questions, look here. Some individuals may qualify to apply for a fee waiver.
      • Next Steps: Stay on track in high school and understand these quick tips to help in your eligibility process.
      • For more information, please visit: NCAA.org/play

       

     

     

     

    COVID-19 Update

    Sadly, this worldwide pandemic has disrupted so much in our lives and created so much uncertainty. That does not mean, however, that you need to stop planning for your exciting future after high school...it will require faith and an extra dose of resilience. There are many opportunities out there and your job is to use this time wisely: continue to learn more about yourself (which will lead to clarity around your goals for your future), find ways to stay healthy (mentally and physically) and give to those around you. Focus on what  you can control: how you spend this time and remain hopeful about your future.

    Employers and colleges are also facing uncertainty, excercising the same qualities of reslilience that are being asked of you. This website has been updated to give you resources to reliable information about college and career planning in our COVID world.

    Don't know what you want to pursue in the future? Check out the assessment resources under

    "College and Career Resources"

    Wondering how COVID will impact your college plans? Check out the new "COVID College Resources" page

    Want to research colleges? College Greenlight remains a great research tool (college cost comparisons, graduation rates, majors, admittance statistics, scholarship matching) that allows you to control your privacy settings on your dashboard under "Account Settings"

    Anxious about paying for college? Get the facts on our "Scholarships and Financial Aid" page

    Questions about TMCC Dual Credit classes? BYU? Your high school academics? see our Counseling website

    We will get through this!