Post-HM Resources

College & Scholarships

Local Scholarships

Parents, please be aware that all seniors will be receiving the 2021-22 scholarship applications electronically. Marvis Wegner emails some applications directly to students, but most are shared in a new Google Classroom for all seniors.

Mrs. Logan will be offering multiple scholarship workshops to assist in completion of scholarship applications, and Ms. Biber is happy to assist at High Marq. Local scholarships must be completed by February 15, 2022.

Additionally, seniors should check the morning announcements daily for various scholarship offerings. These scholarships are competitive; your student must take the initiative to complete all applications by their deadlines. No late applications will be accepted.

The high school office also receives a variety of additional scholarships from October-May. Students should check their student email regularly for additional scholarship opportunities.

Additional Local Scholarships

Other Scholarship & College Websites – Students Basics for Financial Literacy

Free, information on topics like: Filling out a FAFSA request, Merit-Based Scholarships, How Student Loans Work, Planning for Life After College, and much more.


A great website for someone who is looking for general college prep information and answers. The site layout is easy to navigate. It covers topics like planning checklists, money for college and test preparation.

College Scorecard

The U.S. Department of Education maintains this comprehensive tool to search and compare colleges: their fields of study, costs, admissions, results, and more. (Here's a nice article about how to use it: Want to find an affordable college? There's a website for that)

Common App(lication)

Explore nearly 900 colleges and universities using Common App. The idea is that you can fill out one application for all these schools.


Fastweb covers scholarships and student loans, among other topics. If you fill out a profile they will email you scholarship opportunities pertaining to your profile and will remind you of scholarship deadlines.

NPR: A Guide To Financial Aid Terms

This handy list explains the jargon used by colleges and lenders in plain terms.

Tuition Tracker

Tuition Tracker is an interactive tool designed to help parents and students compare colleges using data that shows what schools will actually cost in the coming academic year.

University of Wisconsin System Application

Looking to apply to any of the UW schools? Register now and start the admission process. (The exception is UW–Madison, which you can apply to here.)

What Will They Learn?

A guide to what college rankings don't tell you about core curriculum requirements.

WI BUILD provides resources pertaining to education, experience, salaries, and related topics for skilled trades roles.

Additional Scholarship Websites

General College & Scholarship Planning Documents

Alternatives to Traditional College

Service Learning

The Arete Project

The purpose of education is to prepare young people to take responsibility for the world they will soon inherit. At a time of ecological stress and social and political fragmentation, the Arete Project offers innovative, credit-granting courses that develop students as citizens, stewards, and leaders.

Deep Springs College

Founded in 1917, Deep Springs College is a unique institution of higher learning. The educational program is built upon three pillars: academics, student self-government, and manual labor. The school is located forty miles from Bishop, California on an isolated cattle ranch in Deep Springs Valley.

Outer Coast

Outer Coast is a nascent two-year institution of higher education in Sitka, Alaska. Our curriculum is one for the whole person, built upon the three pillars of Academics, Service & Labor, and Self-governance.

Wayfinding Academy

Wayfinding Academy is a two-year, nonprofit college in Portland, Oregon at the heart of a movement to revolutionize higher education. At Wayfinding Academy you won’t find cookie-cutter tracks, just a one-of-a-kind educational experience designed to help you find your way, stretch your mind and grow your skills so you can live life on purpose.

Military Academies

United States Coast Guard Academy Academy Introduction Mission (AIM)

The Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) is a one-week summer program where you'll immerse yourself in Academy life. Exclusively for students entering their senior year of high school, AIM is regarded as the most realistic of the service academy summer orientation programs.

United States Military Academy Summer Leadership Experience (SLE)

Get introduced to a completely different college experience by attending our SLE. This is a week-long immersion in academic, military and social life for those considering the United States Military Academy. You will explore the United States Military Academy from all angles, including some intense military training and athletic activities. An action packed week, it’s the best way for you to gauge the challenges you would encounter and overcome as a United States Military Academy cadet.

United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar (NASS)

The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is the first step in navigating your future to becoming one of our nation's next generation of leaders. If you are currently in your junior year of high school and considering the Naval Academy as your college of choice, we strongly recommend you consider applying to Summer Seminar.