Students who plan to register for dual credit classes for the SPRING 2018 need to see me now through DECEMBER 15. This would be for freshmen already enrolled in TVCC welding, sophomores who plan to take SPAN 1411, and for juniors and seniors taking all other classes. This will give students over a month to get their paperwork completed. Application procedures for students who have never taken a college class is a process, so the sooner they come to get their paperwork, the more time they will have to get it completed and back to me by the deadline. Students who miss the December 15th deadline will have to complete registration at TVCC.
December 15, 2017- The Air Force Association – Texas is sponsoring the Earle North Parker Essay Contest, with the First Place award in the amount of $2,500 and the second place award in the amount of$1,000. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply and applications are located in the counselor’s office.
December 31, 2017– The Imagine America Foundation created the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program to help provide scholarships to students who plan to attend a vocational school after graduation. Graduating high school seniors who meet the recommended guidelines are eligible to receive a $1,000 award that can be used at career colleges participating in the Imagine America Scholarship Program throughout the nation. To apply, visit www.imagine-america.org and click on Apply for Scholarships.
December 31, 2017– Picture Keeper is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited University or business school after graduation. Applicants must write a 200-300 word essay on what you are doing to follow your dreams, and also submit a photo to Twitter or Instagram which portrays what your essay is about. For further details, visit https://picturekeeper.com/ and click on PK Community and then student scholarships.
January 31, 2018 – The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program at Baylor University was established to recognize academically gifted students who are dedicated to helping others in an effort to develop leaders of tomorrow through the gift of higher education. Through a $2 million grant from the Carr P. Collins Foundation, Baylor University awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership through service. Selection is based on
- Academic ability
- Community service
Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,200 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years provided they meet program requirements. To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
- Be admitted to the University
- Be in the top quarter of their graduating class
- Have a minimum score of 1310 (combined Math and Evidenced- Based Reading and Writing) on the SAT or a minimum score of 28 on the ACT
- Have completed a balanced college preparatory program including history, science and a foreign language
- Be a resident of Texas
To apply, visit www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins, or contact:
Carr P. Collins Scholars Program
Student Financial Aid Office
One Bear Place #97028
Waco, TX 76798-7028
1-800-BAYLOR-U, option 8-2
Interest Free Student Loan Programs
Frost Bank in Galveston is offering zero interest student loans to qualified applicants. In the event your student does not get enough scholarship money or grants to pay for college, this might be the next best resource. Please see the attachment for further information.
SFASU Pre-Law Academy
The Pre-Law Academy at Stephen F. Austin State University is encouraging high school students to take advantage of their summer Pre-Law Academy, June 9-June 16, 2018, which will provide an overview of the key steps in becoming a lawyer, including:
- Undergraduate study
- Discussions with law admissions officers
- Interactions with law school professors, judges and attorneys
- An introduction to law, courts, and legal concepts
- Career options
- Participation in a Mock Trial competition
This program is unique to the State of Texas. Students are offered a week of interactive, engaging activities at a reasonable cost (scholarships are available). Enrollment is limited to 50 students and admission to qualified students is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information can be found at www.sfasu.edu/pre-lawacademy.
STARR EOC Retest Dates
Monday, December 4 -English 1
Tuesday, December 5 -Algebra 1 and US History
Wed, December 6- English 2
Thurs, December 7- Biology