High School Aerospace Scholars

The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at http://has.aerospacescholars.org
High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) is a NASA unique opportunity for juniors who are interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at no cost to participants.
Selected students will participate in an interactive, online course during the school year that culminates in an all-expense-paid trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the summer. During the online course, students will investigate space exploration challenges by creating technical drawings, solving math problems, and participating in discussion forums with NASA engineers and scientists. Texas certified teachers guide students through the online curriculum and grade their work. After a competitive review of online material completed and submitted, selected students are invited to Johnson Space Center. Throughout this six day trip, participants will work with NASA mentors to complete engineering design challenges and plan a mission to Mars. Students will be briefed on the past, present, and future of space exploration by NASA engineers, scientists, and special guests while touring NASA’s facilities.
For more information and application deadlines, please visit the HAS website at http://has.aerospacescholars.org.

Dual Credit students Attention; Scholarships

Any dual credit student who needs to miss class for STARR testing, PSAT, or for any reason, needs to be sure they communicate with their college teacher to let them know ahead of time that they will be absent. It is the students’ responsibility to let their instructor’s know, and to make arrangements for getting assignments.

September 14, 2016- The Scholarship Points Scholarship is open to students who are at least 13 years old and plan to enroll in a college or university in the US. To apply, visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_sp_scholarships_8953.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac and click on How to apply- it is a short form to fill out and submit. 10 scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $10,000.

September 16, 2016- The VIP Scholarship is open to students age 13 or older. To apply, go to http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_vip_scholarship_9000.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac
And click on the blue link VIP VOICE $5,000 Scholarship. Students have to take surveys, and earn points based on the number of surveys they take.

September 20, 2016- The Siemens Scholarship is available to high school students grades 9-12, if submitting a team project. Students submitting an individual project must be seniors who will be graduating in the spring. There will be 18 $100,000 scholarships awarded. This is a math, science and technology based project scholarship. For more detailed information, visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_siemens_scholarship_8995.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac.

September 29, 2016-The ‘You Deserve It’ Scholarship is open to high school students who are 16 years old or older. The award is 1 $1,000 scholarship. Visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_you_deserve_it_scholarship_8959.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac to apply.

September 30, 2016- The Review It Scholarship is available to graduating seniors, with a GPA of at least a 2.5, who plan to attend a college or university beginning Sept, 2017. Students must write an essay on a favorite movie in under 1,000 words. To apply , visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_review_it_scholarship_8998.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

September 30, 2016- The Scholastic Art and Writing Scholarship is available to students grades 7-12. Students must submit work that demonstrates technical skill, personal voice or vision and originality. There are various categories students can choose from- to apply for this scholarship and much more information, visit http://www.scholarshipguidance.com/scholarship_scholastic_art_and_writing_scholarships_8996.php?&utm_source=newsletter01&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=201609&utm_content=8764ac79cd95807e2d2e19788b45c6ac

October 2, 2016-The UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program, a collaboration of Dell and UNCF will provide scholarships up to $4,500 (based on need) + internship opportunities for selected students based on the eligibility requirements for the 2017-2018 academic year. All applicants for the UNCF/Dell Corporate Scholars Program may be considered internship opportunities at Dell. The internship is a paid 10-week 2017 summer internship based at Dell HQ in Round Rock, TX. Eligibility requirements:
* Students must possess a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
* Students must be a minority student enrolled full time at a US located accredited four year institution as a junior application and interview process.
* Students must major or have an academic focus in Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Computer Science or Information Technology.
* Students must possess a demonstrated unmet financial need as verified by their institution/college (for scholarship award).
Please visit https://scholarships.uncf.org for application and other information.

Senior Meeting

A senior meeting was held on Thursday, September 8, and the following items were discussed:

1. For students planning to apply to four-year colleges or universities, now is the time to e getting those applications completed. For information on deadlines and possible freshman scholarships, got to the school website to get information. UT Austin and Texas A&M both have application deadlines of December 1- Texas Tech is February 1.
2. Students were given written information on applying for scholarships. When information comes to me, I publicize it through parent emails, I provide it to senior sponsors who post the information in their rooms, the information is put on the Eustace ISD website under Eustace High School- College Help Desk- Scholarships, and I will be sending out info directly to students who sign up for the Remind school messaging system. I will have available hard copies of scholarship applications in the file cabinet outside of my office- there are applications that are online only, and that information will be provided when the scholarship is advertised.
Students also need to be thinking NOW, of who they want to write a letter of recommendation for them. Written information was provided to them regarding the writing of a resume, which should be completed and handed to the person they ask to complete a letter. They should not wait until the last minute to ask someone to write a letter-give the person at least two weeks to write the letter, as they may have other letters to write, or other priorities to attend to. 2 or 3 letters is a good number to ask for. Ask, teachers, employers, pastors, or anyone who is not a family member and knows the student well to write a letter.
3. The first day to be able to apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now October 1. Students who plan on attending any kind of secondary education such as college or vocational or technical training need to complete this application in order to obtain any kind of student financial aid, including the Pell Grant. This should be completed as soon as possible and there are deadlines, and the sooner application is made, the more funds are available. Students need to visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to obtain a pin number and make application. If you ae asked to pay any money, you are on the wrong website- this is a free application.
4. Seniors have the ability to take two college days during their senior year. Written information was given to each student explaining the policy. Students need to obtain a college day permission form from me before the date they want to go, and they also need to bring a letter from the college, on college letterhead, that they visited the school.
5. Dual credit students need to be sure that they let me or Mrs. Bice know if they are having any difficulty in their college courses. As seniors, this could affect graduation and we cannot help if we have no idea that there is a problem. Students should be emailing, calling or going to see their dual credit teacher if they need help, or have concerns about the class. If there are issues contacting the teacher, let us know and we will intervene, but students need to take responsibility for initiating communication with their teacher.
6. Students were asked to join the Senior Class 2017 on the Remind messaging system, and we did it as a group. Students were asked to text @h8bgf to 81010, and this way I can send messages to them directly, regarding all things SENIOR.

Gwen Orr
Academic Advisor
Eustace High School
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Scholarship

October 6, 2016- AES Engineering is pleased to be able to continue offering scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.
You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 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?  

Submit essay to: scholarships@aesengineers.com
There is no application packet for this award. Please do not include your resume at this time.
Be sure to include your full name as well as the name of the school you are attending this year and your plans for next year.
Amount of award: $500.00

Visit http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm for further information.