Welding Contest

Tulsa Welding School holds an annual High School Senior Welding Competition, looking for the best high school senior AG students in the country. This yearly event is a great way to showcase your welding skills and win tuition scholarships to attend Tulsa Welding School. Last year over $245,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded, so if you’re considering a future in welding this is one event you won’t want to miss.

The competition is open to High School Seniors who have taken a welding class in high school or at a vocational technical institute. The grand prize is a full tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School, with partial tuition scholarships going to the top runner-ups. There are other welding related prizes given out, as well as a $500 tuition scholarship to Tulsa Welding School for everyone who participates.

Grand Prize: Full Tuition Scholarship to TWS.

Top Runner-Ups: Partial Tuition Scholarship to TWS.

$500 Scholarships: To TWS for all participants.

The event will be held in Houston on April 1, 2017. To register, visit https://www.weldingschool.com/admissions/the-tws-high-school-weld-to-win-competition/




More Scholarships

April 17, 2017- The Cedar Creek Lake Parrot Head Scholarship application is now available to graduating seniors who have given back to their community in the last two years. Up to six students will be awarded a scholarship of $1,500 to use towards tuition and books at an accredited college. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

April 19, 2017- The First State Bank Mary Helen Myrick scholarship is now available for application. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply if their families have a moderate to low income and are planning to attend a college or technical school. Students will need to provide income tax information. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


March 31, 2017- The Daniel McMahon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, are offering a $500 scholarship to a Henderson County graduating senior who continues his/her education at TVCC. TVCC will match this scholarship with an additional $500, for a total award of $1,000. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 April 14, 2017- The Cedar Creek Country Club Women’s Golf Association is offering graduating seniors the opportunity to apply for their annual scholarship. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

April 21, 2017- The Tri-County Soccer Association is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who have participated with the association as a player, referee or coach at some time during the last four years (of high school). Applications are available at www.tricountysoccer.us.

April 28, 2017- The Sons of the American Legion of Gun Barrel City is offering their annual scholarship to graduating seniors who:

  • Have at least a 2.75 GPA cumulative GPA
  • Can document active participation in extracurricular activities in church, school and community
  • Provide proof of school attendance for past two years
  • Can document acceptance into a college, university or seminary

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.




March 31, 2017-Delta Kappa Gamma Epsilon Epsilon Chapter of Athens, is offering a Scholarship to graduating female students who are planning to enter the teaching profession. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

June 12, 2017- Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 10th year. Scholarship amount(s) will be up to $1,000. Students must submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of their website at http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

 July 31, 2017-Redfin Real Estate Brokerage is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Applicant must submit an essay. For further details, visit https://www.redfin.com/resources/scholarship

 January 29, 2018- Healthcare Leaders Scholarship, sponsored by Nurse.org, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to students who have been accepted to or are currently attending a nursing or medical related program at an accredited institution,  have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are pursuing a degree related to healthcare. For further details and to apply, visit www.nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/.

April 13, 2017- The Eustace Athletic Booster Club Scholarship applications are now available to graduating seniors who have participated in athletics and have met the requirements for working athletic events. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.



More Scholarships!

The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association (TNLA) is now accepting applications from students interested in the fields of Horticulture and Agriculture.

April 1, 2017-The Grow Texas Scholarship Program was established to increase educational opportunities for individuals committed to advancing the Texas agriculture industry. The standard Grow Texas Scholarship award is $1,000 or more one-year scholarship award. The $1,000 award is divided into a $500 payment per semester for the next two consecutive semesters. To apply, visit www.growtexasprogram.org and click on Scholarship Application on the right side of the page.

May 1, 2017- The Texas Nursery and Landscape Association Education and Research Foundation established a scholarship program for students interested in the field of horticulture. The standard TNLA Scholarship award is a $1,000 one-year scholarship award. The $1,000 award is divided into a $500 payment per semester for the next two consecutive semesters. To apply, visit www.tnlaonline.org and click on Scholarships and Career.



April 1, 2017- The Texas Rural Education Association (TREA) is sponsoring its first student awards and recognition contest. The contest will have two categories: (1) Poster contest and (2) Video presentation. Students are to create a visual “message” supporting the TREA theme for the year:

“Growing for the Future of Rural Schools”

First Prize-$500

Second Prize- $350

Poster Contest- This contest will have two grade categories Grades 3-5 and Grades 6-8

Each Poster should focus on the theme listed above

  • Each Poster must be an 8.5”x11.0” or 11”x 17” original design
  • Each submission should be a scanned color copy of the student’s work. The student should retain the original piece of art /design should it be selected as a winning design. Submissions should be e-mailed to Sherry Hughes at : shughes@ccisdtx.com
  •  Designs can be in any medium, including computer generated. However, we strongly recommend that students create strong, simple, colorful designs that will deliver the most visual impact for the message. Designs using only pencil/pen or clip art may not be suitable for reproduction for our web site, posters and calendars.


Video Contest: Grades 9-12

  • Each presentation should not exceed 3 minutes in length, including a 10 second title screen
  • E-mail each presentation to Sherry Hughes at: shughes@ccisdtx.com
  • Videos should present the student’s perspective on areas such as the following: (These are only suggestions. Creativity is encouraged as we highlight rural schools)

*Benefits of attending a rural school

*How rural schools prepare students for tomorrow

*The spirit of rural schools

Visit www.txrea.com and click on student scholarship on the left side of the page. All entries must be submitted by April 1,2017


April 10, 2017- The Athens Oddfellow and Rebekah’s are offering their annual $500 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending TVCC in the fall of 2017. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


May 26, 2017-The Ozarka “Every Drop Counts” Earth Science Scholarship is now underway. Two students in the state of Texas will be awarded $10,000 each. This scholarship is intended for students pursuing a degree at a four-year college or university in the field of earth/environmental science. Examples of earth/environmental science include, but are not limited to : Geology, Hydrogeology, Environmental Science, Environmental Law, Environmental Education, Forestry, Oceanography, and Ecology. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.




March 31, 2017- The Henderson County Literary Club awards a scholarship of $500 each year, with a matching grant from Trinity Valley Community College. To be eligible for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Applicants must be girls who are graduating from a Henderson County High School in the class of 2017, who plan to attend TVCC full-time, in the Fall 2017.
  • Applicants must write a one page essay, to be written in the presence of a counselor with a one hour time limit. The topic will be given to the applicant when she is ready to write it.
  • Applicant must submit a completed application.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


August 1, 2017- The Khan Law Firm in Seattle, Washington, is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to =a student of their choosing. To qualify for this scholarship:

  • Applicant must have been accepted to and planning to attend a college or university in the United States
  • Applicant must be able to provide an acceptance letter from the college or university.
  • Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Applicant must write an essay explaining plan for education.

To apply, go to  http://khaninjurylaw.com/scholarship/

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.

Summer Leadership Camp; Summer Pre-Med Camp

Camp L.E.A.D., Texas Tech University’s leadership education and development program, takes place August 1-4, 2017. During this program, students will participate in activities ranging from individualized leadership sessions to group challenges and team-building activities. Students will also have an opportunity to explore Texas Tech through an official campus tour and in-depth sessions with their intended field of study.

Transportation, housing and curriculum materials are provided at no cost to students admitted into the program.

Admission to Camp L.E.A.D. is highly selective. Students should apply and submit documentation regarding their leadership abilities no later than the given deadline. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Grade Level: must be an incoming high school senior in the Fall of 2017.
  • Academic Performance: student’s high school counselor must submit a form regarding their academic performance. Students are also asked to self-report their ACT/SAT scores.
  • Community Involvement: must be an active member of your community and involved in extracurricular activities.
  • Leadership: must have a proven desire to be a leader.

LEARN MORE HERE( http://www.ttu.edu/camplead/Apply.php_)

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017. Please direct any questions about Camp L.E.A.D. to 806.742.1299 or camplead@ttu.edu.


Earning high grades and performing well on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is only a part of what will allow a student to become a successful applicant for Medical School. In the competitive environment of the medical school application process, becoming that exceptional applicant also requires professional experience, effective leadership and demonstrated service. Thus, the summer Pre Med camp cosponsored by SFA and JAMP 2017, is meant to be a week of total immersion in and an introduction to what we refer to as the Pre Med “Lifestyle”. This “head-start” will give camp attendees the opportunity to preview the course requirements, the time constraints and the journey toward excellence that Pre Med students encounter on the very first day of their freshman year.

Camp Highlights:

FREE Pre Med camp. Housing, meals, books and supplies are provided to the student.

  • academic reviews in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
  • insights into medical school and the medical profession from talks with current medical students and medical school administrators
  • exposure to the medical profession by spending time in local clinics/hospitals and interacting with the doctors and staff in these facilities
  • sharing in the joy of helping others by cooperative service within the community experience a week of “college life” and enjoy the facilities at Stephen F. Austin State University.

While this camp is open to all outstanding rising seniors (students beginning their senior year of high school in the Fall of 2017) in the state of Texas, preference will be given to those whose family has a financial need and would be excellent future candidates for the Joint Admissions Medical Program (JAMP) during their college years.

Application for the summer 2017 camp is now available at http://www.sfasu.edu/prehealth/. Click on Summer Pre-Med Program on the left. Application Deadline is April 1, 2017, or until all slots are filled.



Gwen Orr

Academic Advisor

Eustace High School


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April 1, 2017- The Henderson County A&M Club is offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who have been accepted to and will be attending Texas A&M. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.


June 1, 2017-The Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program is offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college. Interested applicants should visit http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application.


June 1, 2017- The Aspiring Business Professional Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship that will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing a business degree at any accredited post-secondary school or college.  Interested students can visit http://www.onlinembareport.com/ and find the scholarship located at the right side of the page.