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:
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.
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.
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