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6-12 Guidance Staff 9th-12th Grade Scholarship Opportunity

6 months ago

Dear Parents,

Through a new program called, your student can automatically earn scholarships from colleges each time he or she achieves any of the following goals in school:

  • Get an A in a course  ($100 - $1,000)

  • Get a B in a course ($50 - $600) 

  • Participate in a school club or sport ($25 - $250)

  • And much more

West Sioux is among the first in the country to take advantage of this opportunity, which is funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges.  

Here is how you can best support your student to get the most from this opportunity:

  1. Ensure that your student creates an account at

  2. Congratulate your student for regularly adding good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to his or her “Portfolio” in order to earn “Micro-Scholarships” from colleges.  Your student is eligible to receive scholarship money for each achievement from the start of 9th grade until midway through 12th grade.  

  3. Visit for more information. 

We hope using will make your student’s path to college both more fun and affordable.

If you have questions, I encourage you to contact Duane Sperle or send an email to  Increasing numbers of public and private colleges continue to join the program. Colleges are added on a monthly basis and you can request colleges at any time.  Your student will automatically get related Micro-Scholarships from all new colleges as they become available.


Duane Sperle

Wet Sioux High School

Local Scholarships

5 months ago

West Sioux Community High School

Duane Sperle, Counselor

1300 Falcon Drive, Hawarden, IA 51023-2099

Phone 712-551-1181    Fax. 712-551-1514 

            The West Sioux Guidance Department has a full array of school catalogs, scholarship listings, and an excellent computer program "I Have a Plan", a program that has all of the pertinent information you might want to know on every college in the U.S.;  and a scholarship search offering over 5000 national scholarships.  To receive "Choices Planner" at your home computer, type in  I Have a Plan also has free ACT and SAT test preparation tools.  All scholarships received throughout the year are mentioned during daily school announcements and the applications are available from the Guidance Office.

            The following local scholarships are available to graduating seniors who are continuing their education beyond high school.  Applications forms are available on the West Sioux web page (  All applications have a deadline of April 1, 2015.

            I encourage all students to take advantage of these financial opportunities.  If you have any questions, please contact me. 

Fill out ONE Application to be eligible for SEVEN Scholarships from the West Sioux Education Foundation!! 

     WSEF Scholarship Application <---- Click Here for Application

  1. WSEF Floyd (Bud) Kemper Memorial Scholarship
  2. WSEF Magdalene Miller Harry Earll Scholarship (Every 4 Years--2018)
  3. WSEF Preston Juffer Memorial Scholarship 
  4. WSEF Earl Slife Sr. Memorial Scholarship  
  5. West Sioux Educational Foundation
  6. WSEF Terry Huitink Memorial Scholarship
  7. WSEF Mary Jensen Memorial Scholarship

OTHERS: See Mr. Sperle

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