Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship - The Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship is awarded to three Iowa high school seniors, whose high schools and chosen colleges are members of Iowa ACAC. Students may be nominated by a school counselor, teacher, administrator or school board member. Special consideration will be given to those from under-represented populations, first generation, or demonstrate financial need. Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship recipients should embody some of the qualities that he possessed. Please consider whether the student is:  someone giving of their time, caring for others, with a desire to improve the world.

The deadline to be nominated is April 1, 2018. For students to be eligible for the Access Scholarship, their high school, and college of choice, must be members of Iowa ACAC by April 1, 2018.  Please visit our Join page, if you would like to find out more about Iowa ACAC membership. Find out if your high school or intended college is a member by emailing [email protected] 

Nomination Form

Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship Flyer (PDF)

Freddy Miranda worked in higher education in Iowa for more than a decade. He impacted the lives of hundreds of students, while working in Admissions for Central College, Pella, IA, University of Northern Iowa (UNI), Cedar Falls, IA, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, and Indian Hills Community College (IHCC), Ottumwa, IA. He was on a recruitment trip in Honduras, as the Director of International Affairs for IHCC, when he was killed in an automobile accident on March 8, 2016.

Are you interested in making a contribution to the Freddy Miranda Access Scholarship Fund? Contact [email protected] for more information.

College members of Iowa ACAC as of 2-22-2018

High school members of Iowa ACAC as of 3-14-2018

Scenes Newsletter Archive

As of September 2017, Iowa ACAC has moved to a blog format for Scenes. The Scenes Blog comes out monthly via members' email. You can see those blog articles, plus blog bonus articles, on the Blog page. 

Scenes - January 2018

Scenes - December 2017

Scenes - Summer 2017

Scenes - Winter 2017

Scenes - Fall 2016

Scenes - Summer 2016

Scenes - Spring 2016 

Web Sites and Other Resources for Secondary/Postsecondary Counselors, Parents and Students

DACA Resources

College Visit Checklist - Schedule a visit through the Admissions Office at any college in which you might be interested, then use this checklist for planning!

Counselor Toolkit - An ACT newsletter for K-12 school counselors with information about test prep, financial aid and more!

Step by Step: College Awareness and Planning for Families, Counselors and Communities

National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)

SPGP - Statement of Principles of Good Practice - Code of Ethics and Professional Practices


College Board

Iowa College Access Network

Iowa College Student Aid Commission

Iowa School Counselor Association

Iowa Department of Education - School Counseling