Career preparation


ATTENTION — All local scholarships must be filled out and turned in to Mr. Allen by Thursday, March 14th, 2024, at 4:00 PM, regardless of the date listed on the scholarship.  

Please, when you fill out these scholarships, make sure you type them, not handwrite them. The committees want them typed and neat. Use good quality bond paper. Good luck!


Montana Career Information System

The Montana Career Information System is an extremely valuable tool for job junting and finding related information.

Student Username: Plains

Student Password: plan7ing

Scholarship application form

Financial Aid

The following links are hosted by the United States government Student Aid website:

College Goal Montana

Reach Higher Montana is an opportunity for parents and students to get assistance with filling out their FAFSA forms.  For more information click on the link below.

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

    WUE is the Western Undergraduate Exchange, a program of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Through WUE, students in western states may enroll in many two-year and four-year college programs at a reduced tuition level: 150 percent of the institution’s regular resident tuition. WUE tuition is considerably less than nonresident tuition.

To visit the WICHE site, click the link below

FAFSA on the web

    To access online FAFSA forms online click the link below:

Falcon Managment Group, Inc.

    The Pepsi-Cola Company has selected Plains High School as one of the few schools in the country to receive the Tuition Funding Sources Program and access to during the 2006-2007 school year.  
    Pepsi has paid all access fees so that students at PHS can register and login to the TFS website free of charge.  This private website contains the world’s largest scholarship database – at least five to ten times larger than any other source of scholarship information along with coolege and career information.
    Unlike other scholarship search websites, the TFS website does not collect student’s names and other personal information for resale making it the only safe place to search for scholarships on the intenet.  And there is no advertising – not even for Pepsi-Cola products – even though Pepsi pays for the program.  
    Take advantage of this great opportunity. Visit the TFS website by clicking on the link below, click Login then the “first time user” link.  Select the state and school you attend.  Enter your email address for your username and create a memorable password


Important Testing Dates and Info

Below is a list of testing information for this year.  There is also a list of sample tests that can be found on the Student Assistance Foundation website which can be reached by clicking on the link on the “Career Prep Info” page. can be used to learn vocab for the ACT and SAT. 

Free practice ACT tests at and through the MCIS website found on our website. – register, locate testing centers, and take practice exams.– dates for tests
The ACT will be given at Plains High School on Saturday, October 28th —- Registration must be completed by Friday, September 22nd. The cost is $91.00, with the writing assessment. Fee waivers are available in Mr. Allen’s office.

Free practice SAT tests at – register, locate testing centers, prepare for the exam dates for tests

Plains High School does not administer this test. Thompson Falls is the closest testing sight. The cost is $55.00 and is scheduled for Saturday, Novermber 4th.
Fee Waivers available in Mr. Allen’s office.

ASVAB testing date: Monday, March 18th – general information and planning.

Wednesday, October 18th

Beginning in mid-December, students will be able to access this exciting new tool by visiting, creating an online account, and entering the access code found on their official paper Score Report Plus. 

For questions contact [email protected]