College and Career Support


College Application Week is THIS WEEK!

Check out some of these amazing sessions hosted by the Iowa College Access Network to help you on your post-secondary journey!  Click the Link below for details!

College Application Week 1

Life after high school is full of so many new, exciting, and scary things.  YOUR Roosevelt counselors and GEAR UP staff are here to support you through this transition, whether it’s:

World of Work


Community College

Four Year College


Don’t be sleeping on yourself.  Make a plan and be sure to get some support to see it through.  People need people!

To schedule an appointment with a counselor, click here:

Jobs in High School

Many of our students are looking for work.  Whether out of need or want, they can struggle to find a job.  Roosevelt has a job board posted inside of our Counseling Office.  Local businesses in the community often send us flyers for jobs around the city.  If students are looking for a job, it may be worth stopping in to check out our board.  (Sorry, we are unable to digitize this job board at this time, but we’d love to see your face!)

Financial Aid

In order for a student to qualify for many financial aid opportunities, they must apply.  This is done by completing the FAFSA application.  It can feel overwhelming and time consuming, but we are here to help!

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid): also known as “how to qualify for financial aid.”  FAFSA opens each year on October 1 for current Seniors to complete.  This assumes that they will attend in the Fall after they graduate.  Your counselor can help answer questions as you complete your FAFSA and provide a FAFSA Night each year for supports.  Please watch for these dates!  To help you organize the documents you need to submit your FAFSA, click here for a list to get you started.

Scholarship Database:  2019-2020

New this year, Roosevelt has created a spreadsheet of scholarship opportunities.  We do our best to update this site regularly with new scholarships!  Please take note of the due dates, websites, and where you might access additional information for each scholarship.  We have also tried to categorize scholarships, which you can find in the tabs at the bottom of the sheet.

If you have scholarships or resources that you would like to share or have found valuable, please contact your Roosevelt Counselor or GEAR UP Coach.


Outside Resources

ICAN (Iowa College Access Network) can assist you with all things post-secondary.  From coming up with a career plan to helping you complete your FAFSA, ICAN is a wealth of knowledge for students, families, and educators!



>What is the difference between Scholarships, Grants, and Loans?  Find out here.

>Are there any resources for me to explore what I want to do after high school?  YES!  The district provides access to Kuder Navigator for all students.  You can log in at  Once there, “sign in with Clever” and use your district credentials to get logged on.  If you have questions or want to process your results, be sure to schedule an appointment with you counselor!

>I want to take classes at Central Campus, but I don’t know what is available.  Central Campus’ website is a wealth of information.  They have documents describing all of their programs that you can find HERE.

>Where can I request my transcript?   HERE!

>I need a letter of recommendation.  How do I request that?  Please reach out to your counselor or a teacher, depending on what the letter is needed for.  An email is a great way to make this request.   Please allow two weeks for a staff member to write you a letter.  You want a quality letter to support your application and that takes time!  Please be sure to include a list of activities and accomplishments (think stuff that goes on a resume) as well as what type of letter you are needing.  It will help us focus our letter to be sure to write about your specific characteristics that the application is asking for.

Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve access to these valuable resources.