Former students and alumni of Martensdale-St. Marys Community School District may now request high school transcripts by filling out this Google Form. Feel free to contact Kerry Gegner, the Guidance Counselor Secretary, with any questions.

College Scholarship Information
Local Scholarships
ACT Information
College Visit Information
Iowa Colleges

Please visit the links below for institution-specific scholarship information. For locally-offered scholarships, please see the Local Scholarships tab.

The scholarship committee selects recipients based on overall appearance of the application, how thorough the answers are on the completed application, student character throughout your school tenure, and student involvement in activities inside and outside of school. Factors such as financial need and unusual circumstances are taken into consideration. Recipients will also have been actively involved in classroom work, discussions, have good attendance, and are involved in extracurricular activities throughout their school tenure. Students will not be considered for any scholarship if they are not planning on continuing their education.

You will need to be logged into your MStM email in order to access the Local Scholarships Application. You only need to complete the application once and you will be eligible for all those scholarships.

 

Millican/Christy Scholarship

Requirements:

MStM Application

Attend a two- or four-year college

Successful First Semester Grades

Second Semester Classes

Amount of Award:  $1000

Number of Award:  1

Deadline:  March 27, 2020

Contact Information: 

Randy Folkerts

Guidance Counselor

randy_folkerts@mstm.us

(641) 764-2608

Lester Phren Scholarship

Requirements:

MStM Application

Attend a two- or four-year college

Successful First Semester Grades

Second Semester Classes

Amount of Award:  Varies

Number of Award:  Varies

Deadline:  March 27, 2020

Contact Information: 

Randy Folkerts

Guidance Counselor

randy_folkerts@mstm.us

(641) 764-2608

 

Four Seasons Auto Wash Scholarship

Requirements:

MStM Application

Plans to attend an accredited public or private university, college, vocational technical school, apprenticeships, or join the military upon graduation from high school. Student demonstrates an attitude of caring and sharing of their time and talent within the school and community. Student must also demonstrate an attitude of positive character throughout your school tenure. Student should possess a drive and aptitude necessary to achieve their desired goal. Last but not least, this scholarship will go to an individual, due to financial or personal needs, it would be a way of saying to them, “we all believe in you”.

Amount of Award:  $500

Number of Award:  1

Deadline:  March 27, 2020

Contact Information: 

Randy Folkerts

Guidance Counselor

randy_folkerts@mstm.us

641-764-2486

Mar-Mar Scholarship

Requirements:

Mar-Mar Application

Successful First Semester Grades

Second Semester Classes

Must be involved in one or more athletic programs, be in good academic standing

Amount of Award:  $1,300

Number of Award:  3

Deadline:  March 27, 2020

Contact Information: 

Randy Folkerts

Guidance Counselor

randy_folkerts@mstm.us

641-764-2486

Norwalk PEO Chapter Application

Requirements:

Norwalk PEO Chapter OR application

Must be a female high school student graduating in May of 2020

Must hold at least a 3.5 out of 4.0 GPA

One-page letter about yourself and your future aspirations

A faculty recommendation letter

A personal reference letter

Current transcript

For more information about PEO please visit our international website: https://www.peointernational.org

Amount of Award:  Varies

Number of Award:  1

Deadline:  March 27, 2020

Contact Information: 

Randy Folkerts

Guidance Counselor

randy_folkerts@mstm.us

(641) 764-2486

Miller Electric Scholarship

Requirements:

MStM Application

Amount of Award: $100

Number of Awards: 1

Deadline: March 27, 2020

Contact Information: 

Randy Folkerts

Guidance Counselor

randy_folkerts@mstm.us@mstm.us

(641) 764-2486

 

Stay tuned for 2021 information!


Visit ACT

When making career plans, students may find it necessary to visit college campuses or have job interviews. Students must follow the following procedures:

  1. Complete a written request with the Counselor to arrange a visitation or interview. Request forms may be picked up in the Guidance Office. Plans must be finalized at least three days in advance.
  2. Sign the request form, and obtain signatures from parent/guardians, Counselor, HS office personnel, and the contact person at the college/university or employer; and
  3. Complete any assigned make-up work prior to the absence (if available)

Visit this link to explore various Iowa colleges.

My Academic Plan
Military Resources
Mental Health Supports and Services

Iowa State University has created My Academic Plan (MAP), which is a career exploration and decision-making system that benefits secondary students.

Some features provided by MAP include:

  1. Identification of interests, values, and skills;
  2. Exploration of career options that match interests, values, and skills;
  3. Scheduling support;
  4. Exploration of college major or training programs to assist with career preparation

 

 

Visit this link to access various military resources.

Mental health is paramount to student success in school. With growing awareness of its impact on school-aged children, MStM is committed to helping students by connecting them with the appropriate supports both in and out of school. If you or your student have needs in this area, please reach out to the Counseling Office or the high school principal.

For additional mental health care supports and services, please visit the National Alliance of Mental Illness (Iowa), as well as the links provided below.