Scholarships!

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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Scholarships

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.

 

Scholarships

March 31, 2017- The Blue Knights Motorcycle Club is once again offering the Peace Officer Memorial Scholarship, in honor of Paul Habelt. Graduating seniors who are willing to write a 250-500 word essay are eligible to apply. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

May 1, 2016-The Travis Stone Cates Memorial Scholarship is now available for application. Graduating seniors who are planning to pursue a career in education and coaching are eligible. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

TSI Testing

TSI testing will be held at Eustace High School on Tuesday, February 21 and Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Students who are eligible to test are:

  • Freshmen who are interested in the TVCC Welding program
  • Sophomores who are interested in taking college classes beginning the Summer of 2017
  • Juniors interested in taking college classes beginning the Summer of 2017
  • Eustace ISD will pay testing fees for students twice. After that, students must pay their own testing fee ($30.00)
  • Seniors- the district will pay for a limited number of seniors (who have never had their testing paid for by the district) to test one time. Our priority is to give those who want to be in dual credit classes the chance to test, and there are limited spaces.

Students can sign up for the February test January 17- February 15, 2017. A sign -up sheet will be posted on my door.

Students may visit the following websites for study resources:

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

 https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/accuplacer/accuplacer-texas-success-initiative-assessment-sample-questions.pdf

www.tsipracticetest.com

 https://www.testprepreview.com/texas-success-initiative.htm

 www.mathhelp.com/tsi-math-test-prep/

 

 

Scholarships

February 10, 2017- The Henderson County Black History Scholarship application is now available for graduating seniors to apply. Application rules are:

  • Applicants must write an essay  entitled “ The Crisis in Black Education” , with a sub theme of “Is Your Education Complete?”
  • Applicants must submit a photo
  • Applicants must not have been arrested or convicted of a felony
  • Applicants must have a GPA between 70-90.
  • Applicants must submit two letters of recommendation, one from a teacher and an additional character reference.
  • Recipients of the scholarship must agree to attend the Parent/Student meeting and the Black History Banquet, which will be held at the Malakoff Community Center on February 25 at 7 pm.
  • Recipients must also agree to sell 5 banquet tickets.

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants do not have to be African-American to apply for this scholarship. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

March 17, 2017- The Rotary Club of Cedar Creek Lake is once again offering scholarships to area graduating seniors who:

  • Are a member of a club or organization that participates in community service or have completed some type of community service personally
  • Have a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher, counselor or principal
  • Have a letter of recommendation from a member of the community who is not related
  • Have an overall GPA of 75 or higher

 

Students must also submit a photograph and a copy of their most recent transcript.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

March 31, 2017- The Cedar Creek Lake Kiwanis Club is offering two scholarships to graduating seniors. One is for students who will major in any discipline, and the other one (Kimberly LaCour Memorial Scholarship) is for students who plan to seek a degree in nursing. The applications are available in the counselor’s office. PLEASE NOTE: Students must type forms or fill out on computer. Handwritten forms will not be considered.

 

April 1, 2017-The Knights of Columbus of Gun Barrel City are offering a scholarship to graduating seniors who:

  • Have a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Can provide proof of school attendance for the past two years
  • Can document active participation in extra-curricular activities in church, school and community
  • Proof of participation in  religious programs provided by your church
  • Document acceptance into college, university, seminary or convent
  • Provide a written statement  as to why you should receive this grant

Applications are available in the counselor’s office

 

 

Scholarships; TVEC Youth Tour

February 6, 2017-The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo/Henderson County Area Go-Texan/ Scholarship is open for application for graduating seniors. To be eligible, applicants must

  • score at least a 950 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT, and an official copy of scores must be included with the application (this can be a copy of the form sent by SAT or ACT, a print-out of scores, or a high school transcript listing scores).
  • Be ranked in the top 1/3 of the class at the completion of the first semester of the senior year, and this must be verified with an official transcript or certification from an appropriate school official.
  • Have made formal application to enroll with intent to attend an accredited, not for profit Texas college or university and participate in a curriculum leading to a bachelor’s degree. Online colleges or universities are not permitted.

To apply, visit www.rodeohouston.com, and look under the scholarship tab toward the bottom of the page on the right side. You will find complete information on the registration process there.

*Applicants for the Houston Livestock Scholarship ($20,000) do not have to be a member of FFA or 4-H. If applicant is a member of one or both, make a copy of your application and submit it to the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee for a chance to win $2,000.

Another related scholarship is for graduating seniors who plan to further their education through a vocational program in Texas. This is the Henderson County Go Texas Vocational Scholarship  program. Applications for this scholarship are in the counselor’s office. These applications are due April 15,2017.

 

April 3, 2017- The TVEC (Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative) Scholarship is now available for application. Applicants must:

  • Be graduating seniors in the top 20% of their class
  • Parent or guardian must have TVEC electricity at their primary residence
  • Be continuing their education at an accredited school of higher education
  • Must be taking a minimum of 12 semester hours in college

Copies of the application are available in the counselor’s office.

Remember that the deadline for the TVEC Youth Tour to Washington D.C. is February 6, 2017. High school sophomores, juniors and seniors are eligible to enter the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Contest and win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. The trip takes place in June of each year. Highlights include a visit to your congressional offices, tours of historic monuments, memorials and the Smithsonian Institute. The tour group will travel to Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, the Supreme Court, and to the Library of Congress, as well as other special attractions. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

Scholarships

January 29, 2017-The Business Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is offered to students planning to pursue or currently enrolled in a college degree in a business- or finance-related area of study. Graduating seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and submit a 600 to 1,000-word essay explaining what they hope to accomplish during their career in a business or finance field and how the scholarship would fulfill those goals. To apply, visit http://themortgagereports.com/scholarship/.

January 29, 2017-Healthcare Leaders Scholarship – Sponsored by Nurse.org Based in Bellevue, WA, Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, graduating seniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. Visit http://nurse.org/healthcare-leaders/ to apply.

August 21, 2017- Summit Disability Law Group in Draper, UT are proud to offer a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for individuals who have been effected by a disability.  To qualify for this scholarship:

  1. You must currently be enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning to attend) a college or university in the United States.
  2. You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA in the current or most recent secondary education program you have attended.
  3. You must have a physician documented disability. To apply, visit https://www.summitdisabilitylawgroup.com/about-us/community-involvement/scholarship/

 

Scholarships; Senior Meeting; Notification of College Acceptance

February 17, 2017- The Carter BloodCare Stewart Scholars Scholarship Program is underway. The scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors who have actively participated in their high school blood drive program during the fall of their senior year. Eligible students can be blood donors or actively help in the coordination of the blood drive. Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to those planning to attend a post-secondary institution, with an additional $500 awarded to each student’s school for senior graduation activities. Only seniors at participating high schools hosting at least two blood drives with Carter BloodCare during the 2016-17 school year will be eligible for the scholarship. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

June 30, 2017- The Nursing Schools Almanac announces the third annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. They will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates

  • A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and math
  • A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

Eligible applicants are graduating high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in nursing, including LPN/LVN, and BSN programs. Applicants must be in good academic standing and on track to graduate from high school at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 academic year. To apply, go to www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2017-aspiring-nurse-scholarship.

A Senior Meeting was held Thursday, December 1, and we had the area Stephen F. Austin recruiter speak to offer information about SFA, as well as give general information on the application process to any secondary education institution. It does seem that there are still many seniors who plan to continue on with their education who have still not completed the FAFSA. This is not particularly difficult to do, and obtaining financial aid is critical to most students going to college, so, this should be a priority that students need to make time for. I urge students to get this done before the March 15 deadline: see below:

2017-2018

Federal Deadline

Online applications must be submitted by midnight Central Time, June 30, 2018.

Any corrections or updates must be submitted by midnight Central Time, September 15, 2018.

State Deadline

Texas – As soon as possible after October 1, 2016.
Texas public colleges – March 15, 2017. For priority consideration, submit application by date specified.
Texas private colleges – Check with your financial aid administrator. Additional forms may be required.

College Deadline
Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending. You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline – whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed.

 

 

Senior Parents- Please have your students let me know when they have been accepted to any post-secondary institution, to include colleges, universities and vocational education programs. I also want to know who will be joining the military. We would like to recognize your student’s accomplishments