Please refer to this site frequently for updates on volunteer opportunities, scholarships, campus tours and college testing and other important information.
Seniors who compete at the state UIL meet (including One Act Play) can apply for the TILF Scholarship. http://www.tilfoundation.org Click here for the application.
The Texas Society of Professional Engineers and the Texas Engineering Foundation will award $75,000 in scholarships. Download the app at http://www.tpse.org/programs/scholarships
The Comprehensive School Counseling Program is available for preview in the counselor's office. Please contact the counselor if you would like more information.
Click here for the information on the new information I learned at the UT & A&M Counselor's Update!
Notes from UT & A&M Counselor's Update:
Attention Seniors: The FAFSA opens October 1st!
In order to fill out the FAFSA, you will need the following items:
If you are going to major in an ag related field, fill out the Capital Farm Credit Scholarship application. It's on my website under "local scholarships."
The scholarships at Howard Payne University are amazing! You can be awarded $52,000 if you meet the automatic admission requirements. This means, if you have a "B" average and scored at least 19 on the ACT and 910 on the SAT, you can be automatically admitted, and you will get the scholarship! That's an amazing opportunity! there are many more scholarships available to students who score higher and have a higher class rank (top 10% and top 20%.)
This is the link to the Howard Payne application. Click the "forgot password/register" button. Their application is much easier and much faster than applytexas. Let me know if you are going to apply, and I'll send your transcript.
Profiles in Courage Essay Contest - Win $10,000! http://jfklibrary.org
"Make the U" Scholarship Program for Hispanic Students! - Win $2500 to $15,000 for your education by writing 3 short essays. http://www.colgate.com/HazLaU`
The rankings are out! Us News & World Report is out with it's list of Best Colleges. Is your college on the list?
If you are going to apply for an ROTC scholarship, we need to visit. The deadline is in November.
If you are interested in applying to a service academy (West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy) see me immediately!
Confused about College? Click Here!
This website provides a wealth of information for anyone who wants to attend college. Start with this excellent resource, which provides information on everything from college testing to financial aid to scholarships to careers to colleges in Texas.
College Prep Information:
SAT Math Prep
The Khan Academy is an awesome website with easy to understand videos for everything you are learning in your math and science classes. they also have videos teaching test prep strategies for the SAT test. Check it out here.
Scholarships! Show me the money!
Click here for a link to a site that has hundreds of scholarship applications. Remember how I was tellling you that there are many scholarships that are never awarded because no one applies? So, APPLY!
Northwest Lineman Training Center
This is a training program in Denton, Texas for students who want to become electrical linemen.
The clock is ticking on applytexas!
Many colleges have a December 1st deadline for scholarship applications. This means you must have submitted your entire application, including essays, to be eligible for institutional scholarships. Other colleges have December 15, January 15th and February 15th deadlines. See the college website or applytexas for more details about your college.