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

Scholarships; TVCC Parent Night

March 16, 2017- The Pinnacle Women’s Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to graduating seniors who have a GPA of at least a 3.5. Applications are available in the counselor’s office, and are attached above.

 

January 15, 2017- The University of Texas at Arlington is offering UTSA Alumni Association Scholarships in the amount of $5,000 per year. To be eligible to apply, students must first apply to UTSA at http://www.utsa.edu/admissions/. To apply for the scholarship, visit http://alumni.utsa.edu/alumnischolarship.

 

Parents of TVCC Dual Credit students-There will be a meeting on Monday, December 12 at 6 pm in the Eustace High School Auditorium for parents and their students who are taking dual credit classes in the spring. Letters have been sent home with the dual credit students, and it is attached above.

Senior Meeting; Scholarships; Dual Credit Parent/Student Meeting

A senior meeting was held on Thursday, November 3, and the following items were discussed:

  1. Students were reminded to complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The application opened on October 1 this year, and this document is necessary to be eligible for any grants or financial aid for college. There are varying deadlines for colleges and universities, so students need to get this taken care of ASAP.
  2. I am using the Reminder app to make communication with seniors easier. Directions on how to join the Seniors 2017 class on the app were handed out, and seniors are encouraged to join. Texts coming from (717) 208-8824 are messages from me, so do not delete these without reading them.
  3. TVCC College Day on Nov. 10
  4. Be sure to get resume completed and be asking for letters of recommendation
  5. A limited number of Compendiums are available, and I have a copy that I will loan out. The Compendium contains college information as well as scholarship information.
  6. Senior T-Shirts- Mrs. Moultin asked that seniors come up with a design by November 7.

March 1, 2017- The Henderson County Retired School Personnel Association is offering a $500 scholarship to graduating seniors who plan to attend a college or university to pursue a degree that leads to a teaching certificate. Students must provide a current transcript, three references( two of them from teachers and one personal ), a description of school/community activities, a one page essay on “The Importance of Learning My Role as a Teacher”, and a copy of college acceptance letter, if available. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

March 31, 2017- The EHS Aggie Spirit Scholarship is a one-time, competitive scholarship designed to encourage EHS graduates to continue pursuing a world class education by attending Texas A&M University and joining the Aggie Family. To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Graduate from Eustace High School, having attended at least their junior and senior year
  • Have been accepted to Texas A&M  and plan to enroll as a full-time student

Consideration will be given to current acceptance status at A&M, financial need, extracurricular activities, good standing at EHS with faculty and staff, outstanding academic performance, leadership attributes and other superlatives. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

Eustace High School will hold a meeting for parents and students who plan to register for dual credit classes for the Spring, 2017 semester. Kelley Townsend, the Director of Dual Credit at TVCC, will be here to give information regarding the dual credit program. The high counselors will also be on hand to provide information regarding district policies as well. You are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting, as it will be in the best interest of you and your student. The meeting is set for Monday, December 12 at 6pm in the high school auditorium.

 

Dual Credit Registration

Registration for Spring 2017 dual credit classes for all students who are currently enrolled in classes, and for juniors and seniors who have recently passed the TSI and want to enroll in a one semester class is now underway. Students will need to see me to obtain a concurrent form, and any student who is brand new to dual credit must also complete a TVCC application. Students who want to take an online class or a class on the TVCC campus must also be current on the bacterial meningitis vaccination.  I will take registration information until December 16. After that date, students will need to take their registration information directly to TVCC and the last day for registration there is January 11. Classes begin January 17.

Scholarship; SFA Showcase Saturday; Southwestern University Pirate Preview; Senior Field Trip

June 19, 2017- The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. They are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in. Their participation may be in any capacity, whether as a player, coach or official. Please visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply for this $500 scholarship.

 

Stephen F.Austin State University is holding a Showcase Saturday on  Saturday, November 12, 2016. This is a large open house event where students can meet with Financial Aid Counselors, tour residence halls, meet faculty & staff in their major departments, learn about student organizations, get FREE SFA gear, and so much more!! Registration begins at noon and the event is free!

 

Southwestern’s Pirate Preview on Monday, November 14, is the perfect opportunity for seniors to get the full college experience at this Georgetown university. During this day-long event, students will:

  • meet Dr. Burger, Southwestern’s President
  • attend an actual, real-life class
  • meet with professors in their major
  • join the luncheon with featured alumni speaker
  • connect with our inquisitive/creative students
  • tour our beautiful, award-winning campus
  • engage in admission, scholarship and financial aid sessions
  • participate in the overnight option of the program (Nov. 13)

Pirate Preview  registration/information can be found at: http://www.southwestern.edu/admission/campusvisits/events.php

 

Seniors will be attending College Day at TVCC on Thursday, November 10. Permission forms went out today and must be returned by Tuesday, November 8.

Seniors will be attending College Day at TVCC on Thursday, November 10. Permission forms went out today and must be returned by Tuesday, November 8.