Friday, March 28, 2014

Burlington High School General Scholarship Application

Tuesday April 1st at 2:15, is the deadline for the Burlington High School General Scholarship Application for seniors (BHS Class of 2014). All general scholarship applications must be delivered directly to the Guidance secretaries. A receipt will be given for the General Scholarship Application indicating that the Guidance Department has received the General Scholarship application. This application takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

Filling this scholarship automatically places your name in the running for over 20 scholarships. We encourage ALL students to apply, whether four year, two year, trade school, etc.

As a reminder all applications can be downloaded on the Naviance program, however all applications must be submitted in paper format ONLY to the Guidance Department. Please do not e-mail any completed applications.

Early College Planning

The first Early College Planning Night sponsored by the Burlington High School Guidance Department was well attended. Over 70 Parents of students in Kindergarten through 8th grade were in present. Julie Shields-Rutyna from MEFA gave a very detailed and informative presentation. Many facets of financial aid were covered. Julie discussed the College Navigator Webs-Site which gives tuition prices, % of students receiving merit aid and % of students receiving need based aid. We encourage parents to further research this web-site. The other two hot topics of the night were the MassachusettsU Fund 529 Plan and the U Plan Prepaid Tuition Program.

For Parents that missed the event it will be televised and streamed on BCAT.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Boston Globe hosting panel March 11 on getting into, paying for college

Boston Globe hosting panel March 11 on getting into, paying for college (via
Are you a high school junior starting out your college search this spring? Are you a senior weighing your choices and figuring out how to pay for it all? Bring your questions to Globe Insiders, where our panelists will discuss their perspectives on…

Friday, March 7, 2014

Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast for Senior Parents

The BHS Guidance Department cordially invites parents to join us for the next Guidance Breakfast called the"Burlington Scholarship Program Breakfast". The breakfast will be held in the BHS Guidance College and Career Center at 8:30AM on Wednesday March 12, 2014.   This breakfast is designed for the parents of seniors and will briefly cover the scholarship application process, but will serve as more of a question and answer session. Please RSVP by calling 781-270-1780. We look forward to seeing you