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.

More Scholarships!

January 13-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 (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)- accredited university. Applications and a list of TSPE Scholarship coordinators are available at www.tspe.org/programs/scholarships. PLEASE NOTE: students should contact their local coordinator to determine if there are specific requirements for applying to their area’s TSPE chapter. Applications are also available in the counselor’s office.

 

 

January 31, 2017– The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program at Baylor University is now accepting applications. This program was established in 1993 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 this program, Baylor University awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership through service. Selection of recipients is based on leadership, academic ability and commitment to community service. Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,050 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years provided they meet program requirements. To be eligible , applicants must:

  • Be admitted to the University
  • Be in the tope quarter of their graduating class
  • Have a minimum score of 1310 (combined Math and Evidence- Based Reading and Writing) on the SAT or a minimum score of 28 on the ACT
  • Have completed a balanced college prep program including history, science and a foreign language
  • Be a resident of the state of Texas

The Collins Scholars application is available online at www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins or may be obtained by contacting:

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

Scholarships@baylor.edu

 

March 1, 2017- The East Texas Professional Credit Union is offering two scholarships: The McLauchlin Scholarship is a $2,000 award for graduating seniors who wish to pursue a degree in education, and the Presidential Scholarship is a $1,000 award for graduating seniors who will pursue a degree in any field.

The applicant, or any member of the applicant’s immediate family must have an East Texas Credit Union account in good standing. To join the Credit Union, a minimum $5 deposit into a savings account is required. Applicants may contact ETPCU at 903-323-0230 or 800-256-5009 for more membership information. Applications can be found at www.etpcu.org, in the counselor’s office or at any credit union office location.

 

 

Scholarships

November 30, 2016–  The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2017 competition.

  • Any high school senior who is a citizen of the United States is eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • College students are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.

The 2017 Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen. Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need. Applications for the 2017 contest will be available online starting September 1, 2016. The 2017 MVS application deadline is November 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time. Apply at www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm

December 1, 2016– The Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers is now open. Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the Barbara Lotze Scholarship for Future Teachers.  Applicants must declare their intent to prepare for, and engage in, a career in physics teaching at the high school level and must, at the time the scholarship funds are received by the student, be:

  • an undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited two-year college, four-year college or a university; or a high school senior accepted for such enrollment.
  • pursuing, or planning to pursue, a course of study leading toward a career in physics teaching in the high schools.
  • showing promise of success in their studies, and
  • a citizen of the United States of America.

Applications will be accepted at any time and will be considered for recommendation to the Executive Board at each AAPT Winter Meeting. All applications in which all materials, including letters of recommendation, are received by December 1 will be considered for recommendation at the winter meeting of the AAPT Executive Board. To apply, visit www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm

December 2, 2016– The National Space Club and Foundation Scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors with definite plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields. Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation’s annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry’s most prestigious gatherings. The student must be academically strong and excel in public speaking.

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen, and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

Conditions of Eligibility

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
  • The scholarship is open to seniors in high school through graduate students.
  • The applicant must have the intention of pursuing a career in the STEM fields and plan to attend an accredited U.S. college or university to follow a course of study to pursue a career in the STEM field, with a preference for those with space related interests.
  • The applicant can only use the $10,000.00 scholarship towards tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • The applicant must not have previously spoken at the Dr. Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner.
  • The applicant may apply for any of the scholarships offered by the National Space Club and Foundation (Robert H. Goddard Memorial Scholarship, Olin E Teague Scholarship, Keynote Scholarship) in the same year, but may only win one in the same year.

Please Remember

  • Completed application and video must be uploaded to the National Space Club and Foundation website by December 2, 2016.
  • If chosen to continue, the recipient must be available to speak with the NSCF executive committee for a live audition via Skype on January 13, 2017.
  • The recipient must be available to speak at the 2017 Goddard Memorial Dinner on March 10, 2017. Travel and lodging for the recipient and one guest will be provided by the National Space Club and Foundation.
  • Scholarship check will be provided to the college or university made payable to the applicable college or university no later than June 1, 2017.

To apply, visit www.spaceclub.org/scholarship.

 

January 5, 2017– The 2017 GE- Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is now open. High school seniors who demonstrate exceptional leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship are invited to apply for the 2017 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. This program annually provides college-bound students with $10,000 renewable scholarships-up to $40,000 total per recipient–and supports them as they lead and serve in college and beyond. Applications for the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted online until January 5, 2017. Additional information, eligibility requirements, and a link to the application is available at https://www.reaganfoundation.org/education/scholarship-programs/ge-reagan-foundation-scholarship-program/.

 

University of Houston Frontier Fiesta

Frontier Fiesta is a student led, student run organization that hosts a large-scale three day music and entertainment festival for the students of the University of Houston and also for the surrounding Houston community. Last year the event brought in a total attendance of around 30,000. Frontier Fiesta will take place from March 23rd-25th, 2017. During the event we provide concerts, variety shows, carnival booths, a family fun day, a cook-off, and much more! The Frontier Fiesta Association has a rich history of giving back to the community. In saying this, they are offering several scholarship opportunities.

The association is offering multiple scholarships to any incoming freshman student who will be attending the University of Houston in the 2017 fall semester. To apply for these scholarships, students can log onto www.uh.edu/fiesta or email  ffse@central.uh.edu.

 

 

SFA and UT Tyler Open House

Stephen F. Austin State University has three scheduled Saturday Showcase open house events:
November 12, 2016
February 18, 2017
March 25, 2017

Make plans to attend and visit with representatives from academics, student services, residence life, financial aid and more! Admissions counselors will be on hand to discuss admissions requirements and any other questions you may have.

You can also schedule campus visits, which are available M-F at 10 a.m., noon, and 2 p.m.
Contact the Office of Admissions at (936)468-2504 to schedule your visit, or email admissions@sfasu.edu

UT Tyler will hold their Patriot Preview Day on Saturday, November 5, 2016. This is a great day for future students to visit and tour the campus, meet faculty, staff and students, and ask any college related questions they might have. Students will also receive a free lunch and t-shirt! To register online, go to www.uttyler.edu/preview.

Scholarships

November 30, 2016- The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the dangers of texting and driving. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which raises addresses the severity of the problem. Eligible applicants are:
• High school seniors who have been accepted into a college, university, or trade school.
• Students who are currently enrolled in a college, university, or trade school.
For further information, visit www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

December 31, 2016- The NRA Civil Rights Defense Fund continues its yearly Youth Essay Contest celebrating the Second Amendment as an integral part of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Essays will be judged in two categories: Senior(grades 9-12) and Junior (grades 8 and below), with separate cash prizes awarded to winners in each category. First place cash prizes are $1,000, $600 for second place, $200 for third place and $100 for fourth place. For further information, visit www.nradefensefund.org/contests-scholarships.aspx