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Counselor

Mr. Joel Mero is the Fowler High School counselor since the 2009-2010 school year.  Mr. Mero is in his eleventh year on the high school staff and continues to teach social studies courses in addition to his counseling responsibilities.  His job includes personal counseling, career exploration and guidance, being a crisis response team member, director of standardized testing, MME coordinator for the school district, organizer of job shadowing and college visitations, and vocational tech coordinator.  He is endorsed by the State of Michigan as a school counselor, and is a former member of the Clinton County Counselor's Association.  In the past he has coached JV football and varsity track.

Counseling Schedule:  8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. / 9:45 a.m. - 11:36 a.m. / 1:52 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Contact Information:  jmero@fowlerschools.net  (989) 593-2250

College Preparation

College Planning Help - Dr. Frank Bernier's Website for College Planning materials
http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/

ACT Test Preparation Workshops Schedule - Dr. Frank Bernier
http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/uploads/1/2/1/8/12188542/wact-actworkshopschedule2012-13.pdf

College Planning 101 Workshops for Parents & Students Schedule
http://www.collegeplanninghelp.net/uploads/1/2/1/8/12188542/wacpd-_cp101_workshops_for_parents_and_students_-_2015-16.pdf

Norman J. and Rosaline M. Luttig Scholarship - The purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduates who reside in Clinton County, Michigan and who are pursuing an architectural or engineering degree. Students eligible for scholarships must be a graduating high school senior, be a resident of Clinton County, Michigan, have confirmed acceptance into one of the following schools at a four year college or university: Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering; and, have a high school GPA of 3.0. The scholarship is $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 per year. Click here for application: http://www.gkccf.org/scholarship.aspx?id=1560 The deadline for application is February 12, each year.

John Luttig Scholarship - The mission of the John Luttig Scholarship Fund is to provide scholarships to deserving high school graduates from a Michigan school district who are pursuing an architectural degree at Lawrence Technological University (LTU), Southfield, Michigan. Click here http://www.gkccf.org/scholarships/john-luttig-scholarship-fund for the application.


List of Scholarships (Google doc)

Link to Scholarships


Seniors are encouraged to make applications to the college or trade school of their choice by Thanksgiving vacation.  This enables the student to see their options and make informed decisions about a future career.  Seniors should continue to fill out scholarship applications and searching for all forms of financial aid.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be completed by the student and parent/guardian during January and February.  The FAFSA is due in the processors hands by March 1 to be eligible for state aid.  The high school Counselor's, the financial aid person at the college of choice, and the federal aid program, at 1-800-433-3243, will assist in completing the FAFSA.

COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES

College Financial Center
http://www.finaid.org/otheraid/fao.phtml

Peterson's Education Center
https://www.petersons.com/

The College Board Online
https://www.collegeboard.org/

The American College Testing Service
http://www.act.org/

FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION  SCHOLARSHIP SEARCHES

National Association of Student Aid Administrator
http://www.nasfaa.org/

Financial Aid Information Page
http://www.finaid.org/

Financial Aid Eligibility Estimator
http://www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml

Scholarship Scams Information
http://www.finaid.org/

MI-SEARCH Guide for Searching for Scholarships
http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

GOVERNMENT SITES

Michigan Merit Award Program
http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-22709_35150---,00.html

State of Michigan Student Financial Aid
http://www.michigan.gov/mistudentaid

Michigan Department of Education
http://www.michigan.gov/mde

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov/

FAFSA on the Web
https://fafsa.ed.gov/

HOPE & Lifetime Learning Tax Credits
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Students

Fowler Public Schools  |  700 South Main Street  |  P.O. Box 407 |  Fowler, MI 48835  |  Phone:  989-593-2296  |  Fax:  989-593-2358