THE GCHS SCHOOL COUNSELING
- Every student is capable of reaching their fullest potential and will rise to GCHS expectations that include academic, career, and social/emotional outcomes.
- Every student deserves access to equitable education and supports through compassion, patience, and love.
- Every student deserves access to a comprehensive school counseling program that includes collaboration involving school counselors, students, families, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and education stakeholders.
- Every student should be empowered to self-advocate and self-manage stress.
- Every student needs a trusted adult, to be part of an inclusive environment, and to feel safe at school.
- Every student should graduate and be prepared for post-secondary options.
Greeley Central High School students -- empowered to use their voices -- take ownership, and become contributing leaders of society, develop as resilient, culturally competent, and socially, emotionally, and academically prepared individuals who choose an appropriate career or college path and experience their best lives in tomorrow's world.
While providing a safe, nurturing environment, all school counselors collaborate and advocate with students, families, and community stakeholders supporting a challenging and equitable education. We empower all students to become leaders and the best versions of themselves socially, emotionally, and academically reflecting Pride, Class, and Dignity in an ever-changing society.
College/University Application Deadlines for Fall 2022. (YOU WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS AFTER YOU ARE ACCEPTED TO THE SCHOOL)
University of Northern Colorado Scholarships: March 1st
Aims Community College Scholarships: March 1st
Colorado State University Scholarships: March 1st, 11 pm
Colorado State University Application: March 1st
CU-Boulder Scholarships: February 15
CU Boulder Application (Common App): January 15
FAFSA (Free application for federal student aid)
THIS APPLICATION GETS YOU ACCESS TO $$$! but, YOU MUST HAVE AN fsa id FOR BOTH YOU AND YOUR PARENT FIRST! vISIT THE FAFSA WEBSITE. Click on "Create Account"; "Get Started"
EARN A SCHOLARSHIP FOR COMPLETING THE FAFSA (and more) IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER!! College Board Scholarship
College Universal Scholarships - Once you have been accepted to schools, most have a universal scholarship. Type "scholarships" in the search bar and access their application. Some are due as early as February 1st (see list above).
JBS Scholarship Information: For children of parents who work at JBS. FREE two-year tuition and fees! (Limit to one child per household). A parent of the student must contact Roxana Cabral in the Human Resources department at JBS. Roxana.Cabral@jbssa.com
Weld Greeley Conservation District (WGCD) For students interested in pursuing a career in Conservation, Agriculture, Environmental Sciences or other related careers. GPA must be 3.0 or above and family must live in areal that pays the WGCD mill levy tax. Check eligibility here. Applications may be submitted electronically or dropped off. Due Friday, March 25th, at 4 pm.
Alexander Foundation Scholarship: Resident of Colorado who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community. Complete online application, provide ID, provide letters of rec, complete essay. Due March 30.
First FarmBank Scholarship: Minimum of 3.25 grade point average. Need application, sealed signed copy of transcript, one signed letter of recommendation, resume, short essay. Due March 31.
Michael Ray Lee Foundation Scholarship: In memory of a former Wildcat who lost his life due to complications from Covid at the age of 28. Granted to a D6 student going into a collegiate athletic program. Need essay about how you demonstrate integrity at home, school, athletics, and the community. See the link for more details. Due March 31.
PEO "I" On Women's Scholarship: Graduating woman of Greeley area high school. US Citizen. Complete application, provide a copy of your transcript with a signature from counselor or principal, 2 page double spaced, type-written essay (see form on link), two letters of recommendation. Due March 31.
Greeley Rotary Scholarship: Brief statement with an essay on what makes you stand out, or why you are a good candidate for this scholarship. Community Activity or participation in high school activities. Official transcript. Two letters of recommendation. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2022
Too Cool to Pay for School: Fill out form. Random drawing four times per year on last day of March, June, September, and December.
Chapter EC Women's Scholarship for Graduating Senior Women of Greeley area schools. Must be US Citizen. Complete the application, provide a signed copy of your high school transcript, and write a 2-page essay based on the prompt on application, and letters of recommendation (one in school and one in the community). The application must be RECEIVED by April 28, 2022.
Weld County Sheriff's Office Scholarship $500. A citizen of Weld County who is accepted into an accredited university or college. Submit application form, letter of recommendation, official transcript, and essay to The Weld County Sheriff's Office - Scholarship Committee; Attn: Rosy Soto; 1950 "O" Street; Greeley, CO 80631. Must be received by April 29th.
Colorado Society of Mayflower Descendents Scholarship: Write up to a 750 word essay about prompt on application. Turn in form and essay. Full application must be emailed or postmarked by May 1, 2022.
Bright Futures Grant: Graduates of Weld County Schools have an opportunity to get money for school through the Bright Futures Grant! You must watch the presentation, complete a specified number of community hours (16 verified) and apply. Get your state ID number from your counselor. This grant is last dollar in. Due May 15.
Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program: For students of Tribal Citizenship or Pacific Islander (documentation must be provided) pursuing a STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) Degree. Minimum 3.0 grade point average. Due May 31.
AFSA Scholarship Contest: Complete entry form and answer 8 question quiz. This is a raffle. 10 winners randomly selected. Due April 1.
Visionary Scholarship: All grade levels are welcome to apply. NO Financial qualification. Multiple winners. Due May 1.
Stuck at Prom Scholarship Contest: Must be 14 years old and attend prom. Create and wear a Prom outfit made out of duct tape! Submit entry taken with high-resolution camera and fill out application. Due June 1.
Bachus and Schanker Scholarship: Minimum 3.0 grade point average. Write minimum 800 word essay on your opinion of the importance and efficacy of the 7th Amendment and how it affects your life. (Consideration for the entirety of the amendment is encourage). Email entry to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 30.
College Invest 529 Scholarship: For middle income families continuing school or starting for the first time for the 2022-23 school year. Opens in August. Due September 30.
GOING MERRY is a scholarship Search Engine with a list of scholarships!
Need to know
Student Illness: When the student has been absent for 2 full days, you may call the counseling office at 348-5018 for a homework request. The request takes 24 hours to gather all of the homework.
Checking Grades and Attendance: Keep up to date on your grades and progress by downloading the Infinite Campus App. Contact Phil Ulrickson in the main office for details.
You can also contact your school counselor by phone or make an appointment on this page. Under the "Counseling" tab, click on "Make an Appointment with my counselor".
College Representatives at GCHS: Many representatives come to Central to visit with our students. If you need a pass to meet with a college representative, see Mrs. Endres in the Counseling office.