Scholarships; Senior Meeting

March 1, 2017- The Enchanted Oaks Ladies Club is now accepting scholarship applications for graduating seniors who are FULL TIME residents of Enchanted Oaks. Applications are available in the counselor’s office or at the Enchanted Oaks Town Hall info drop box. The application must be returned to the Town Hall office or to a member of the Scholarship Committee.

March 3, 2017-The 2017 Ford Driving Dreams Scholarship is now available for graduating seniors to apply. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Preference will be given to students pursuing STEM fields, but students with interest in other fields are eligible to apply.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Full time enrollment in a U.S. Department of Education accredited community college or four year university during the period for which scholarships are requested.
  • Students must verify their enrollment status for the 2017-2018 academic school year prior to scholarship disbursement.

To apply, go to https://www.fordblueovalnetwork.org/programs/ford-driving-dreams-tour.

March 30, 2017- The Dallas Scottish Rite Library and Museum is a not for profit corporation and one of the functions is awarding scholarships to graduating seniors in all 40 Texas counties each year. Applications are located in the counselor’s office, and can also be downloaded at www.dallasscottishrite.org - click on the “About Scottish Rite/Scottish Rite Forms”. The application can be mailed or sent by email to administration@dallasscottishrite.org

A senior meeting was held on Thursday, February 2, and the following items were discussed:

  • Seniors planning to attend college or vocational schools need to be sure to get the FAFSA completed ASAP. If a student does not have a computer at home, they are welcome to use computers in the library, computer lab, or the one in my office. Students who feel their family’s income disqualifies them need to also complete the FAFSA because each school uses this information to determine the financial aid packages, which also includes scholarships and loans.
  • Many scholarship applications have become available, and I am seeing the same small group of students coming to my office to retrieve applications. It would be worth the 30 minutes to an  hour to ultimately be awarded free money, and I encourage everyone to check out the various applications available. If students have not asked for letters of recommendation, they need to do so now, if they plan on applying for any scholarships. Teachers, neighbors, church pastors or youth leaders, employers or friends of family are all viable letter writers.
  • I have asked students to document all scholarship and grants they receive in the purple binder on my desk. This information will be used to honor scholarship recipients at awards night and at graduation. If the scholarship is not written in the book, it will not be announced at these two events, because I do not always get notified of every scholarship a student may receive. The student will also need to write in the name of the school they plan to attend, as I will send final transcripts to that school. I also want those who are going into the military to write in the amount of money they will receive from the GI Bill.
  • Ms. Krumm reminded students that February 10 is the last day to purchase ads for the yearbook and March 17 is the last day to purchase a yearbook.