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Weekly Update for September 28, 2020
We are so looking forward to seeing students back in the building on Monday!!!

ACT Test Information:

Test DateRegistration Deadline(Late Fee Required)
2020-2021 Test Dates (National)
September 12, 2020
September 13, 2020 (Sunday)
September 19, 2020
August 31No late fees
October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020
October 25, 2020 (Sunday)
September 25No late fees
December 12, 2020November 6November 7 - November 20
February 6, 2021January 8January 9 - January 15
April 17, 2021March 12March 13 - March 26
June 12, 2021May 7May 8 - May 21
July 17, 2021*June 18June 19 - June 25

*No test centers are scheduled in New York for the July test date.

NOTE change:  Our Senior Parent night will now be recorded instead of being held in person.  It will be available online next week.

October 1st is when seniors can apply for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


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It's nearly time for young artists to apply for the Governor's School for the Arts -  please spread the word to young artists and their advocates in your community!

The Governor's School for the Arts (GSA) changes the lives and trajectories of Kentucky's most passionate and creative youth - and we need your help to recruit applicants from the diverse range of places and perspectives throughout the Commonwealth!

This autumn high school sophomores and juniors are invited to apply for GSA's 2021 summer program: a tuition-free, life-changing experience that provides access to college scholarships, meaningful mentorships, and life-long friendships. Please share the following resources with young artists in your community, as well as their guardians, educators, and advocates.

  1. Visit to learn more about the program and review our applicant brochure.
  2. Register for GSA virtual info sessions - the first session is October 1st! 
  3. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
  4. Contact us anytime with questions/ideas at

Thank you for advocating for young artists - together, let's continue building a bright future for Kentucky's next generation of creative leadership! 

Yours in creativity,

The GSA Family 


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Governor's School for the Arts
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202

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Behind Every Winner,
There's an Educator Like You.

Heisman High School
Scholarship presented by
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Learn More and Refer a Student

It's time for your graduating seniors to shine.

Your students have been forced to make many sacrifices during the pandemic, but being recognized and rewarded for their remarkable accomplishments should not be one of the them.

This year, The Heisman Trophy Trust along with Acceptance Insurance are proud to award $64,000 in scholarships to the nation’s most accomplished and community-minded male and female senior scholar-athletes. With winners from every school, 88 State Winners, 10 National Finalists, and two National Winners, your graduating seniors have many ways to join the ranks of more than 600,000 past winners—including several of your school’s very own.

Refer your best-of-the-best.

This year’s winners from your school will compete for 100 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, along with recognition at the state and national levels. And their chance starts with you. Give your seniors a shot at winning the Heisman High School Scholarship presented by Acceptance Insurance by referring a student today. You can also encourage your Heisman-worthy students to apply at


Refer a Student Today!


2021 Project Graduation Committee is selling SENIOR SUPPORT YARD SIGNS as a fundraiser & to showcase this class all around the community! The first design is for the home of your senior and the other design is for Family, Friends or anyone that supports this wonderful class. 
Price per sign is $12 and must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. See, print & complete the order form attached. Return form and payment per the instructions on the form. Forms and payments are NOT accepted at the high school. 


The Elks National Foundation (ENF) has kicked off the 2021 scholarship year. Here are the details!


Most Valuable Student (MVS) Contest:

The 2021 MVS application is now open. Applications can be found online at The application deadline is November 15th


The Elks National Foundation (ENF) awards 500 four-year scholarships based on academics, leadership, and financial need. National awards range from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year. The national awards will be announced in April 2021.

In addition to the national awards, entry into the MVS contest makes students eligible for additional scholarship opportunities on the state and local level:

  • The Kentucky Elks Association will be presenting an additional $20,0000 in scholarships to 16 students staewide who enter the contest and are not selected as national finalists.

  • The Frankfort Elks Lodge will be presenting four $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors from Frankfort and Franklin County high schools. We will also be presenting the second annual Ronald Boyd Whitaker Memorial Scholarship (also worth $1,000) to a graduating senior from Anderson County High School.


MVS scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university next school year. Some important applicant details include:

«  Current high school seniors (or equivalent) who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.

«  Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks.

«  Male and female students compete separately. 

Applicants select from a list of the Lodges closest to their home address zip code. Please have your students choose Frankfort Lodge #530 as their sponsoring Lodge. Complete details can be found at


Legacy Awards – The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st.  Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards. The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at 11:59 a.m., Central Time.  Please visit for more details and the application link.


For any questions, please contact me at the email above or by phone at 502-330-3426.




John Snyder, PER

MVS Scholarship Coordinator

Frankfort Lodge #530

Hagan scholarship

You are receiving this letter because you may have one or more students who meet the eligibility criteria for a Hagan Scholarship. The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to Graduate College Debt-Free. Recipients of a Hagan Scholarship will graduate from an Eligible Public High School located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residentsor from a remote rural public high school located in a larger county. There is NO Application Fee. To inform your students about the Hagan Scholarship please provide a link from your school’s website   


Hagan Scholarship recipients are high achieving, self-motivated students who will require substantial financial assistance to attend college. The Hagan Scholarship provides up to $48,000 over four years; nine hundred twenty-seven Hagan Scholars from 43 states are currently enrolled at 358 colleges and universities. Over 2,000 Hagan Scholarships have been awarded to date, 500 more scholarships will be awarded in April 2021.


The award of a Hagan Scholarship can be life changing for many recipients. For more information and to access the Hagan Scholarship Application please visit our website. The Application Deadline is 5:00 PM CST, November 15, 2020. A letter and Hagan Scholarship Brochure will be mailed to you later this month.  





Dan Hagan, Trustee


Dear Cynthia,

We know this back-to-school season is anything but typical. On top of navigating changes brought on by covid-19, you're also working with your students to finalize their college lists, complete the FAFSA®, and submit college applications.

The good news is that the College Board Opportunity Scholarships program was created to help your students with these steps while earning the chance at a scholarship for completing each action. The program is currently open to class of 2021 students in the United States, Puerto Rico, and U.S. territories, regardless of citizenship status. U.S. citizens and residents attending Department of Defense Education Activity schools abroad may also participate. At least half of all scholarships are designated for students whose families earn less than $60,000 per year.

The first step in helping your students earn scholarships is to take the College Board Opportunity Scholarships pledge. When you sign up for the pledge, you'll receive a free digital toolkit as well as monthly reminders and resources.

Take the Pledge

The following scholarship steps are currently open, or will be opening soon, for your seniors:

Strengthen Your College List to help those students who haven't yet finalized their list of colleges.

Complete the FAFSA to motivate students to take this important step and not leave money for college on the table. (Please note that students who aren't eligible to complete the FAFSA may still earn an entry for this scholarship.) Tell your students to visit to sign up early for Wyatt?, a free FAFSA assistance chatbot that answers their questions by text.

Apply to Colleges to encourage students to complete their college applications before February.

Whether you're conducting in-person, virtual, or hybrid learning this fall, your students can complete all actions for the College Board Opportunity Scholarships online at Use this program to support your college advising guidance and calendar. Don't forget to take the pledge today to receive a free digital toolkit and continue supporting your students on their path to college. Thank you for your commitment to your students.


College Board


Our Recruitment Team has designed special Virtual Visits for our schools to respect the instructional schedule that your students are currently following.   Last year we were able to travel to and present to districts, and this year we are excited to virtually visit and share information about our program! 


We will be hosting a Virtual Visit for schools in your area twice a day during the  upcoming weeks.  These visits would be perfect for current sophomores who are looking to learn more about our program, speak to current staff, and have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.  Our slideshow presentation lasts approximately 30 minutes, followed by the Q&A.  


We will be hosting 2 sessions: 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 6, specifically for your school, and schools in your area.   

Pre-registration is required for the event.  If you are registering as a school during a class time, only the teacher/counselor needs to register.  If you have students who are registering individually, each student will need to register.  Register online at: 


Have a question you would like us to cover during the visit? 

Submit it here:  


Does the date above not work with your schedule?  

Virtual Visits can also be scheduled during a specific day and time for your students if none of the dates fit into your schedule. Please email us to schedule an individual day/time.  


 Have questions?  

Reach out to our Craft Academy Recruitment Team and we will be glad to answer any questions! 






Information For Current High School Sophomores


The application for the Class of 2023 opened on August 3rd, and will remain open through February 1st, 2021. 

Applicants for the Class of 2023 must: 

·        Be a resident of the state of Kentucky 

·        Be a current sophomore (by transcript) 

·        Be on track to complete Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry by the END of their sophomore year 

·        Earn a minimum of 18 in English, 21 in Reading and 22 in Math on the ACT or 520 or higher SAT ERW score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and a 540 or higher SAT Math score. 

·        Accepting SAT scores is new to the application process for the Class of 2023. 

·        You are not required to take both the ACT and SAT – eligible scores from either test are accepted. 

·        Complete an online application, and submit a supplemental items packet no later than February 1st, 2021. 


Register for a Virtual Presentation or Join us on Facebook Live for a quick Q & A: 


A Virtual Visit Presentation would be perfect for applicants,  family members, or school administrators who are looking to learn more about our program, speak to current staff and students, and have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.  Our slideshow presentation lasts approximately 30 minutes, followed by the Q&A.  


Virtual Visits can also be scheduled during a specific time for a specific set of students. 


Pre-Registration for a Virtual Visit is required:  


Virtual Visit Dates: 

·        September 8th, 2020 – 6 p.m. 

·        September 19th, 2020 – 11 a.m. 

·        October 10th, 2020 - 11 a.m. 

·        October 26th, 2020 – 6 p.m. 


Our Facebook Live sessions are a time to get to know our current students, staff roles and ask questions about the application process.  All applicants, family members or school administrators are invited to tune in!  Pre-Registration for our Facebook Live Event is not required, be sure you follow MSU Craft Academy on Facebook and tune in on the dates/times below: 


Facebook Live Dates: 

·        September 22nd, 2020 – 4 p.m. – Learn about our program, curriculum, and application requirements. 

·        October 13th, 2020 – 11 a.m. – Meet our staff and hear how they can support you at Craft Academy. 

·        November 2nd, 2020 – 4 p.m. – Meet our Craft Academy Ambassador Team, and ask questions to our current students. 

·        November 16th, 2020 – 11 a.m. – Application submission and timeline, along with a Q&A. 


We at Craft Academy are aware of the changes in the ACT schedule for some testing locations.  In order to ensure that our applicants are not hindered by this, we have added SAT scores as a testing option for our application process. You are not required to take both the ACT and the SAT – but you may now submit scores from either test. If you are having trouble getting registered for the ACT or SAT, please check the registration for Morehead State University, along with other testing sites that are giving the National Tests across the state.   


Eligible Test Scores: 

ACT:  18 in English, 21 in Reading, 22 in Math 

SAT:  520 or higher SAT ERW score (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) and a 540 or higher SAT Math score. 


Have questions?  

Reach out to our Craft Academy Recruitment Team and we will be glad to answer any questions!

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