TSI Testing

There is still room for students to sign up for the TSI for September 22, 2017. I failed to include a deadline to sign up in my last email, but that deadline will be Tuesday, September 19, so that I can coordinate with TVCC.

Excerpt from email sent 8-31-17:
Any student who wants to take TVCC Dual credit classes must first pass the TSI, which is a college entrance exam. TVCC will be at the Eustace High School campus on Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 26, to administer this exam for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed all 3 sections, and would like to be eligible to take dual credit courses in the future (freshmen will be eligible to take welding in the Fall of 2018). Eustace ISD will pay for two attempts to take the test and pass it- after that the student must pay the $30 test fee. So, if your student has already taken the test at least 2 times, you must pay the test fee before or on the day of the test. Study resources are located at:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/
https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/…/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment
www.tsipracticetest.com/
https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm
www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/

Students may sign up for the September test in Ms. Orr’s office. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

 

Scholarships

October 6, 2017– The annual AES Engineers Scholarship for $500 is now available for application for any high school senior. The basis for winning the scholarship is character, and not just GPA> The scholarship is intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1,000 words in answer to the following question:

When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?

There is no application packet, and essays may be submitted to scholarships@aesengineers.com. For further information, please visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm.

 

February 16, 2018-The Better Business Bureau Education Foundation of Central East Texas is proud to announce the Kay Robinson Student of Integrity Video Scholarship program. This program recognizes a college-bound Senior who personifies high ethics as demonstrated through their creative talents in creation of a 30 to 60 second video, as well as their overall personal integrity and academic history. The FIRST PLACE WINNER will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The SECOND PLACE WINNER will be awarded a $2,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The THIRD PLACE WINNER will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

February 28, 2018– The Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship of $1,250 is available for  all high school students to apply. All participants will have to research and submit a 600-1,000 words essay regarding the following topic:

Why and How to Stop Cyberbullying

 For further details and to apply, visit www.parentinn.com/scholarship.

 

 

Scholarships, Mabank College Day, TSI Testing

It is time to start posting SCHOLARSHIPS!

The date listed is the date the scholarship is due.

September 30, 2017- ShipDig.com is the largest and most accurate database of post office locations, mailboxes, shipping drop boxes, and couriers, hours, phone numbers, directions and services provided in the United States, is pleased to announce the “ShipDig.com Scholarship Award” fund.

With rising costs for tuition, room and board, books and other education related expenses, they feel it is their public duty to help others receive a quality education. This scholarship is open to all students enrolled in accredited academic institutions, and high school seniors who are enrolling upon graduation. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Applicants must be residents of the United states. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Students who have previously applied but have not been awarded as finalists are urged to reapply. Awards will be sent directly to the financial aid office of the institution of the finalist’s enrollment. For further detail on the essay and how to apply, please visit www.shipdig.com/scholarships/.

October 5, 2017– The Create Real Impact “ Contest is offered by the  Impact Teen Drivers Fund  to promote ongoing commitment to providing awareness and education regarding the dangers of distracted driving and poor decision making, Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university).

REQUIREMENTS:

Create an original work showcasing your idea for a SOLUTION or STRATEGY to fix the very real problem of reckless and distracted driving. Four $500 scholarships will be awarded per category (video, music, art and creative writing)  as well as two additional “special awards”.

For further details and directions to enter, please visit https://createrealimpact.com/contestrules/

 October 25, 2017– The Horatio Alger Scholarship is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

A) Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2018 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation

B) Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)

C) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)

D) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities

E) Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity

F) Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and

G) Be a United States citizen

To apply, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/scholarships.

March 31, 2018-The Swing of Things $500 Scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2018. Applicants must submit an essay (500-1000 words) describing what they expect to change going to college and how they will adapt. For further information and rules visit www.swingsetmall.com and scroll down to bottom left side of page for scholarship info.

College Day for juniors will be held at Mabank High School on Thursday, September 21. Permission slips will be sent home on Tuesday, September 12 and they need to be returned by Monday, September 18 to allow time to secure buses and staff for the trip.

Any student who wants to take TVCC Dual credit classes must first pass the TSI, which is a college entrance exam. TVCC will be at the Eustace High School campus on Friday, September 22 and Thursday, October 26, to administer this exam for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors and seniors who have not taken and passed all 3 sections, and would like to be eligible to take dual credit courses in the future (freshmen will be eligible to take welding in the Fall of 2018). Eustace ISD will pay for two attempts to take the test and pass it- after that the student must pay the $30 test fee. So, if your student has already taken the test at least 2 times, you must pay the test fee before or on the day of the test. Study resources are located at:

www.mometrix.com/academy/tsi-test/

https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/…/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment
www.tsipracticetest.com/

https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm
www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/

Students may sign up for the September test in Ms. Orr’s office. Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first serve basis.

Scholarships

May 12, 2017– The Geraldine McLauchlin Lewis Scholarship is now available for application for graduating seniors. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

May 12, 2017- The Athens Noon Kiwanis Club/TVCC Scholarship is now available for graduating seniors to apply. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

The application must be received at:

Edward Jones Investments- Tony Kalawe

Re: Athens Noon Kiwanis Club

601 E. Corsicana St.

Athens, TX 75751

No later than 3p.m. on May 12, 2017.

 

Parent/Student Night for TVCC Dual Credit Students

Parents and students who plan to take dual credit classes through TVCC this Summer or in the Fall of the 2017-2018 school year are invited to attend a meeting at Eustace High School on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 6 pm in the EHS auditorium. Kelley Townsend, Dual Credit Director at TVCC, will be on hand to present information on the dual credit program, as well as answer any questions. Parents and students are strongly encouraged to attend, as this is an opportunity to receive pertinent information to make your child’s college educational experience successful.

Scholarships; EOC Testing

April 25, 2017- The Heather Musselwhite Memorial Scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded to an area graduating senior who has overcome an obstacle and pushed through to graduation and plans to pursue higher education. This scholarship is not based on academics, but rather the fact that a student has completed graduation despite challenges. The application is located in the counselor’s office. NOTE: The application shows the due date of May 9, 2015, and that it is a $250 scholarship. This is last year’s information and the information above is correct and the due date is April 25. This application must be mailed to the address on the scholarship application.

May 5, 2017- The Eustace ISD Board of Trustees Scholarship is now available for application, The Board will award two $800 scholarships to two graduating seniors. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

May 5, 2017– The E.L. Kirk Memorial Scholarship is now available for application for graduating seniors who plan to pursue furthering their education at either a college or vocational school. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

May 5, 2017– The ATPE (Association of Texas Professional Educators) is offering scholarships to graduating seniors. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

May 5, 2017– The J.W. Wallace Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who plan to further their education by attending a vocational or technical education program. The application is available in the counselor’s office.

June 2, 2017- The WSGC College Transfer Scholarship is available for U.S. or Washington citizens who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) and have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

The WSGC Scholarships will worth award range from $2,000 to $5,000. You can get more information by visiting WSGC College Transfer Scholarship.

EOC  Tests are scheduled as follows:

May 2-Algebra 1

May 3-Biology

May4- US History

 

TVCC Dual Credit Scholarships

TVCC is offering a Dual Pathway Scholarship to sophomore and junior students who plan to take dual credit classes in the fall. As Eustace ISD pays for all tuition and books for dual credit students during the regular school year, we would like all potential dual credit students to apply. Fall TVCC students were called to a meeting on March 29 to fill out the form, but an essay  and letters of recommendation are also required. See the attached form for specific instructions. The essays and letters of recommendation need to be turned in to the counselor’s office by APRIL 10, so that they can be sent to TVCC by their April 15 deadline.  April 15 is a Saturday, and April 14 is Good Friday, which is a holiday for Eustace ISD.

If your student missed the meeting, please have them come by my office to get a copy of the form.

TVCC Dual Credit Scholarship Application

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/