Scholarships

April 2, 2018– Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative is offering scholarships to graduating seniors who are in the top 20% of their graduating class and whose parents or legal guardians are members and are receiving electric service from TVEC at their primary residence. Applicants must also seek full-time enrollment at an accredited institution of higher learning. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

February 12, 2018-The Henderson County Black History Committee is offering their annual scholarship to graduating seniors who

  • Have  a  GPA between 90 and 70
  • Have not been arrested or convicted of a felony
  • Can submit two letters of recommendation
  • Can write a two page essay on “African Americans In Times of War”

Applications must be returned to the counselor’s office by 9 a.m. on February 12.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office. NOTE: Students do not have to be of African American descent to apply for this scholarship.

 

ASVAB CEP testing

Eustace High School will provide an opportunity for students, grades 10-12, to take the ASVAB CEP (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Career Exploration Program) on Friday, January 19, 2018. The ASVAB is a timed multi-aptitude test, which is given at over 14,000 schools and Military Entrance Processing Stations (MEPS) nationwide and is developed and maintained by the Department of Defense. This test is not only administered to students who want a career in the military, but is also a way for students to identify their skill strengths and highlight work-related interest areas where students are most likely to succeed. These components give young people the confidence to map out a post-secondary plan that aligns with their individual skills and interests. An ASVAB representative will be at school on Monday, February 5, 2018, to provide interpretation of student results.

Any sophomore, junior or senior who wants to take the test may sign up in the counselor’s office from January 3-12.

 

Merry Christmas and wishes for a productive and prosperous New Year!

Scholarship; UT Tyler Preview Days; TVEC Youth Tour; Texas A&M Society of Women Engineers Conference

December 29, 2017– The Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders seeks to recognize Hispanic students who shares Dr. Andrade’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership. 20 $1,000 scholarships will be awarded. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Accepted for enrollment as a full-time student in an accredited four-year or two-year institution in the U.S. or U.S. territories
  • Demonstrate a verifiable need for financial support
  • At least one parent must be of Hispanic ancestry
  • Be available to attend the 36th National USHLI Conference in Chicago, IL., February 15-18, 2018.

For further information and to apply, visit http://www.ushli.org/juan_andrade_scholarship.html.

The University of Texas Tyler is hosting their annual Preview Days:

  • Saturday, November 18, 2017- 8:30am to 1:00pm
  • Saturday, April 7, 2018- 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

This is a great time for students to visit and tour the campus, meet the faculty, staff and students and ask the college related questions they have. Lunch and a FREE T-Shirt is also provided! To register, visit www.uttyler.edu/previewday.

For additional information or questions, call the Office of Admissions at 800 UT TYLER or 903-566-7203

 

Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative is promoting their Government-In-Action Youth Tour (June 6-15), which is an ALL EXPENSE PAID trip to Washington D.C. to join hundreds of other students from around the nation for an experience they will never forget. Youth Tour provides students an educational experience of a lifetime to visit our nation’s capital, and tour places such as the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial and many more historic venues. This program is open to all high school students, 10th -12th grade. Applicants must submit an application, available in the counselor’s office, and applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 pm on February 5, 2018.

 

The Texas A&M section of the Society of Women Engineers would like to invite all high school juniors and seniors, parents, and teachers to their 42nd Annual High School Conference, January 26-27, 2018, at Texas A&M University in College Station. The conference is open to all high juniors and seniors, especially those interested in science, math, or engineering related fields. The cost of the two day event is $50 and will include engineering competitions, department and lab tours, panel discussions, interactions with Texas A&M engineering students, and much more! There are accommodations for 100 students and only 20 adults, so spaces will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis, as completed registration forms and payments are received. Registration closes December 6, 2017. Registration information and more details are available at http://www.swetamu.com/hsc-2018.html.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scholarships; TVCC Dual Credit reminder

January 19, 2018– The Texas Society of Professional Engineers (TSPE) and the Texas Engineering Foundation (TEF) will award approximately $100,000 in scholarships to engineering students attending an ABET- accredited university. To be eligible to apply, a student must:

  • Be a United States citizen
  • Be a high school senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and planning to enter college in the fall of 2018
  • Enroll at an accredited ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited engineering program

Applications and a list of ABET accredited schools are available in the counselor’s office.

 

February 12, 2018- The Pinnacle Women’s Club will be offering five college scholarships in the amount of $1,500 for the 2018-19 academic year. To be eligible, applicants must be:

  • A graduating senior with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5
  • Involved in school/community activities

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

February 23, 2018– The Kiwanis Club of Cedar Creek lake is accepting applications for the Walter Hurst Sophomore of the Year $600 scholarship. The Kiwanis Club Scholarship Committee will select one applicant to represent their club and that applicant will move on to the District Scholarship Committee and one scholarship will be awarded by the District. The Scholarship will be announced in August. Applications are also available in the counselor’s office.

 

Students who intend to take a dual credit class through TVCC have until Friday, December 15, to get their concurrent forms signed and turned in to counselor’s office.

After that, students will have to go through the registration process at TVCC on their own. Please refer to the email and blog post sent out November 1, 2017.

Scholarships

December 15, 2017-The Burger King Scholars program is offering $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors with plans to attend a two or four- year accredited university, college or vocational/technical school. In addition, the Burger King McLamore Family Foundation created the James W. McLamore WHOPPER Scholarship Award of $1,000-50,000 which is awarded to three students each year. To be eligible, graduating seniors must

  • have a cumulative, unweighted GPA of at least a 3.3
  • a minimum ACT score of 25, or a minimum combined SAT score of 1220
  • have demonstrated an active leadership role in community service, athletics, and/or similar co-curricular activity such as student government, team sports, etc
  • demonstrate substantial work experience

For more information and to apply, visit https://bkmclamorefoundation.org/who-we-are/programs/burger-king-scholars-program/

 

January 15, 2018- The Washington Crossing Foundation Scholarship is available to graduating seniors who are planning careers in government service. Applicants are asked to write a one-page essay stating why he or she plans a career in government service including any inspiration to be derived from the leadership of George Washington in his famous crossing of the Delaware. The essay must be accompanied by a recommendation from the high school principal or counselor evaluating the student’s achievements, academic and otherwise, along with transcripts, national testing scores, resume, and any other supporting documentation of the applicant’s choice.

Winners receive an all expense paid weekend, including transportation and housing, in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to attend the scholarship awards ceremony in April, 2018. Scholarship amounts range from $500-5,000. For further information, please visit www.gwcf.org and click on Scholarships to the left.

 

January 19, 2018-The Ronald McDonald House Charities is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior who plans to attend a two or four year college or university, or vocational/technical school. To apply, visit https://aim.applyISTS.net/RMHC.

Scholarships

December 15, 2017- The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. Scholarship winners are known as AXA Achievers. They are ethnically and economically diverse, but they share these qualities: ambition and drive; determination to set and reach goals; respect for self, family and community; ability to succeed in college. The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA US.

The 2018 program will be accepting applications from September 5, 2017 until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 15, 2017, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

 

June 19, 2018-The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. All student athletes who are graduating seniors are eligible to apply for this $500 scholarship. To apply, visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com.

 

August 1, 2018– The Straight North STEM Scholarship supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, the winning student will be awarded $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, $250 book scholarships will be awarded to the two runners-up. The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2018 and winners will be announced August 15.
Number of scholarships available: 3 Minimum

To apply, visit https://www.straightnorth.com/scholarship/.

Scholarship

March 26, 2018 – The Texas Rural Education Association (TREA) will award 25 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 to eligible graduating seniors. Eligibility requirements include:

  • Intent to attend a post-graduate program in the fall 2018
  • Applicants must agree to attend the opening banquet of the TREA summer conference to be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Only three applications can be submitted from each school district who is a member of TREA. Application questions and essay prompt are available in the counselor’s office, and must be returned to the counselor by March 26, 2018. They will then reviewed and submitted online by April 1, 2018

TVCC Dual Credit Enrollment for Spring 2018, Scholarships, Student Loan Information, Pre-Law Academy, December EOC Retest Dates

 

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

  • Leadership
  • 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

Baylor University

Student Financial Aid Office

One Bear Place #97028

Waco, TX 76798-7028

1-800-BAYLOR-U, option 8-2

Scholarship@baylor.edu

 

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

 

The University of Texas at Austin Automatic Admission Policy (2017)

 

Senate Bill 175, passed in 2009, took effect with the 2011-12 academic year , and essentially modifies the “Top 10%” automatic admission program at The University of Texas at Austin. This is due to the growth of the number of high school graduates which has translated into significant growth in the number of applications for admissions and the number of applicants eligible for automatic admissions.

SB 175 allows The University of Texas at Austin to limit automatic admission to 75 percent of the university’s enrollment capacity designated for first-time resident undergraduate students.

The University has determined that it will automatically admit all eligible 2019 summer/fall freshman applicants who rank within the top 6% of their high school graduating classes, with remaining spaces to be filled through holistic review.