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

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


January 31, 2017- The Texas Student Housing Scholarship is now available for application. This scholarship is open to students accepted to colleges in Austin, College Station or Denton Texas. Texas Women’s University and the University of North Texas restricts freshmen from living off-campus, therefore, scholarships may be limited to upper-classmen at these universities. Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

Air Force Academy Scholarships

Find an Admissions Advisor by Region
If you or your students have questions or want more information about the United States Air Force Academy, please contact your area’s admissions advisor, as well as the Admissions Liaison Officer (ALO) who lives in your community for your school. You can find those contacts at:

Outreach Events
Learn more about the United States Air Force Academy! There are representatives at multiple outreach events throughout the year. Visit to find upcoming events in your area.

KEY Dates:
 Deadline for submitting the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online is December 31.
 Congressional representatives and other nominating entities submit nominations to the Academy between December 1 and January 31. Visit for more information.
 Applications for our Summer Seminar program are open from December 1 through January 15. This program gives high school juniors a chance to see what life at the United States Air Force Academy is really like. Limited spaces are available.
Rolling Deadlines: Applicants’ specific deadlines to complete their file is posted on their portal. They must complete the required items by the deadline posted. Visit for more information.

During a Student’s Junior Year

Junior year is when the application process to the United States Air Force Academy truly begins. Students will start by filling out the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire, which becomes available online March 1 every year and starts the application process. When a student is ready to begin the application, they can visit the Pre-Candidate Questionnaire online at

Between March 1 of their junior year and December 31 of their senior year, they must also request nominations from their state’s congressional representative(s) or other designated nominators.
Who Are We Looking For?

The United States Air Force Academy strives to create a highly qualified and truly diverse cadet wing at the Academy each year. In addition to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity and gender, we are looking to expand our applicant pool across individual characteristics defined by our diversity definition, including:
 Personal life experiences, including having overcome adversity by personal efforts
 Geographic background, such as region, rural, suburban, urban
 Socioeconomic and educational background, such as academic excellence and/or whether an individual would be a first generation college student
 Cultural knowledge and language abilities, with particular emphasis on cultures and languages of strategic importance to the Air Force
 Work background, including prior enlisted service
 Physical abilities, including athletic prowess
 Age, though applicants must be within statutory parameters for academy attendance
We take a holistic view of our applicants. They’re more than a GPA or standardized test score. We’re looking for students who have a desire to serve and seek an education that is on par with highly selective colleges and universities. For our top diversity candidates, we offer the Falcon Visitation Experience. This opportunity gives prospective students an opportunity to spend three days on our campus to get a first-hand look at what United States Air Force Academy life is like. If you have students who may be a good fit for this program, please have them talk to their admissions advisor.

Campus Tours

If you have students who are interested in pursuing an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy and plan to visit the campus, they may wish to participate in an escorted tour and admissions briefing. Offered during the academic year to middle school, high school, and post-high school students, tours can help individuals gain a deeper understanding of the United States Air Force Academy environment. Escorted tours are conducted regularly throughout the academic year and require reservations 14 days in advance.

We also offer Game Day tours. After the tour, participants will be allowed to purchase discounted tickets to cheer on our AF Falcons for football, hockey, and men’s and women’s basketball.

For more on available dates for both tours, please go here or call 1-800-443-3864.

Texas A&M Admissions Mixer

Texas A&M is holding an admissions event, the On Track to Enroll Mixer, for those prospective students and parents who may have questions regarding the application and admissions process. During this event, counselors will review the admissions process and the pieces of the application, majors, Engineering Review, and housing. They will also touch on financial aid and scholarships. Following all of this will be a question and answer session.
There will be limited space, so please register as soon as possible. Details are as follows:

What: Texas A&M Admissions Event: On Track To Enroll
When: Thursday, October 13, 2016 @6:30PM
Where: One Realtor Center, 2772 S SE Loop 323, Tyler, TX 75701


November 1, 2016- The Sixt Scholar Program was founded in 2014 to aid high school students planning to continue their education in college. With a successful first year receiving over 1,000 applications, we are very excited to be continuing the program. Sixt rent a car is thrilled to contribute to higher education and support the development of exceptional students. The Sixt Scholars Program is available to high school seniors graduating in the academic year of 2016/2017. The scholarship will also take into consideration other factors such as financial need and involvement in extracurricular activities. Award winners must show valid proof of a full-time enrollment in an accredited undergraduate college or university for the academic year of 2017/2018. Please complete the entire application in order to be considered for the scholarship. To apply, visit

November 1, 2016- The Trucker to Trucker Scholarship application is available to students who plan to enroll in an accredited driving school after graduation. Applicants must submit an essay of up to 500 words on one of two topics located on the website. Please visit

November 30, 2016- The Good 360 Sustainability Scholarship is available for application to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university, have at least a 3.3 GPA and have an interest in environmentalism or sustainability. Applicants must write an essay and be able to post a picture with a caption via Instagram. For further information please visit

December 1, 2016- Texas Farm Credit will continue to award five Marsha Martin Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 each for graduating seniors who are involved in FFA or 4-H and are pursuing a college degree in an agriculture-related field of study. These five scholarship recipients will be selected from the monthly AgStudent of the Month winners.
Information related to both programs is attached and can also be downloaded from our website at

Scholarships; TSI Testing; PSAT

September 30, 2016-Don’t Text and Drive Scholarship is available high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
How to apply:
Complete the application form at, including a 140-character message about texting while driving. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about texting while driving.

September 30, 2016- Create Real Impact Contest Awards are open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia between the ages of 14 and 22 years. Entrants must be enrolled as full-time students in an accredited educational institution (secondary [middle/high] school, trade school, college, or university). All applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited.
Car crashes are the #1 killer of teens in America, and the majority are preventable. Create Real Impact motivates young people to promote innovative and effective SOLUTIONS to the deadly epidemic of reckless and distracted driving. Entries are accepted in four formats (writing, art, music, and video) and three languages (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language). There are a total of 10 awards, ranging from $500 to $1500.

The focus is on reckless and distracted driving. While extremely dangerous and highly illegal, entries focused on drunk or drugged driving will NOT be accepted.
Go to Scholarship Application:
Create Real Impact Scholarship

September30, 2016- The ScholarshipPoints program was created in 2006 to help students win scholarships without the hassle of filling out paper applications and writing dozens of essays. is owned and operated by Edvisors, a company dedicated to helping students plan and pay for college. To date, Edvisors has given away more than $650,000 through the ScholarshipPoints program.
To be eligible:
1. You must be at least 13 years old and enrolled or will enroll in a college or university in the US.
2. You must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
Visit This Link

September 30, 2016- The VIP Voice Scholarship is now available for application. To be eligible for the VIP $5000 scholarship you must:
A) Must be at least 13 years of age or older.
B) Submit your entry by 11:59 pm ET on the day of the deadline.
C) You can submit multiple entries by following the instructions on the sponsors website Here.

October 17, 2016- The College JumpStart Scholarship is now available for application. To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
1) You are a high school 10th, 11th or 12th grader -OR- you are an undergraduate college student or non-traditional student. There are no age limits.
2) You are a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
3) You are currently attending or you are planning to attend an accredited two-year, four-year, community, vocational or trade school in the U.S. Online programs also qualify.
4) You must be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.
The deadline for applying is April 15 (spring) or October 17 (fall).
How do I apply?
If you meet all of our eligibility requirements you can submit an online application. We do not have nor accept paper applications or applications sent by mail.

October 25, 2016-The National Scholarship Program is awarded to eligible students in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. National Scholars receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C., during the spring of their senior year to participate in the National Scholars Conference. Recipients must attend the National Scholars Conference to receive the award.

To be eligible to apply for the Horatio Alger National Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
A) Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2017 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
B) Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
C) Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
D) Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
E) Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
F) Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
G) Be a United States citizen
To apply, visit This Link.
There is also information about state and career& Technical scholarships on this website.

October 31, 2016- THE COCA-COLA SCHOLARS PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors each year. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, and their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 28th class in 2016, the Foundation has provided over 5,700 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $60 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
Our application is open! If you are a current high school senior, you may apply here.
The application deadline is October 31, 2016.
Applicants must be:
• Current high school (or home-schooled) seniors attending school in the United States (or select DoD schools)
• U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, U.S. Permanent Residents, Refugees, Asylees, Cuban-Haitian Entrants, or Humanitarian Parolees
• Anticipating completion of high school diploma at the time of application
• Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution
• Carrying a minimum 3.00 GPA at the end of their junior year of high school

October 31, 2016-CARiD is giving away $1,000 to offset your educational expenses for college! Just getting the essentials can add up quickly and CARiD wants to help – books, food, backpacks, some sweet spinners for your commuter vehicle, or whatever else you need to get ready for school! Most importantly – CARiD believes in higher education and wants to help you achieve your goals!
How do I apply?
Create a photo inspired by any aspect of the automotive industry and email it to Here are some ideas to get you started: Your first car, custom modifications you’ve made, something that makes your vehicle unique, or the coolest vehicle you’ve ever seen – we’re looking forward to your creativity!

Photos can be cropped, spliced, or edited however you see fit
Photos must be relevant to the automotive industry
Who can apply?
Any current US student who:

Is enrolled in post-secondary education in the upcoming semester
Is between the ages of 16 and 20
Is not a CARiD employee
Is not related to an employee of CARiD or its partners
When can I apply?
Two scholarships will be awarded each year:
Spring entries must be received before midnight on April 30
Fall entries must be received before midnight on October 31

Who will win?
We’re looking for the most creative, inspiring, and thought provoking photos! So get to work and show us what you’ve got! The winning photo will be published here, on, and our other social media pages.

They will pick their favorite photo, and send a check for $1,000 to the winner!
Winners will be announced on May 15 (spring program) and November 15 (fall program)
Apply here:
Email your photo as a JPG file to
Your email must include the following:
First and last name
Phone number
Email address
School that you’re attending
Other Rules and Regulations:
All submitted photos must be original work of the submitter. Only one photo may be entered per student, per semester. Duplicate entries will be disqualified. All scholarships are non-renewable. CARiD reserves the right to use your submitted content on our website, social media pages, or other marketing sites. Winners will be notified via email, and announced publicly on this page, as well as CARiD social media pages. Students must show proof of enrollment to receive award. more details on –

The next TSI test will be given at Eustace High School on Tuesday, October 18. Sophomores, juniors and seniors, may sign up. Freshmen may sign up if they are interested in taking welding classes. Students may visit the following websites for study materials:

Eustace ISD will pay for the first 2 attempts to take the test. After that, the student must pay the $30.00 test fee, each time they test.

The PSAT will be given to all sophomores taking English 2 on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Study guides were given to students in their English class approximately 2 weeks ago.

UT Tyler Events; Scholarships

UT Tyler has several events going on that may be of interest for some:

October 18, 2016-Financial Aid and Scholarship Night from 6-8 pm in the University Center Ballroom. There will be financial aid and scholarship presentations and hands on assistance with FAFSA completion, as well as student financial planning. There will also be two $1,000 scholarships given away – must be present to win. To register, click on this link

November 5, 2016- Patriot Preview Day from 8:30 am to 1pm. This is an opportunity for students and parents to visit the campus, meet faculty, staff and students and ask college related question. To register, click on this link

November 30, 2016- The Caption Scholarship is a $500 award for graduating seniors who plan to attend a college/university in the fall of 2017, and have a GPA of at least a 2.5. to apply, visit

December 1, 2016- The 10 Words or Less Scholarship is a $500 award for students ages 14-25 who will be attending school in the fall of 2017. To apply click on this link:

December 15, 2016- The Points Scholarship will be awarded to ten recipients, in the amount of $10,000 each. Eligible applicants include students who are at least 13 and plan to enroll in a college or university in the U.S. To apply click on this link:

June 2, 2017- The Got A Spine Scholarship is a $500 award for a student planning to attend a college or university no later than October 2017. They must also have a GPA of no lower than a 2.5 during their last academic year to apply, click on this link

June 15, 2017- The Global Lift Equipment Scholarship of $500 is available to a student who is currently attending or planning to attend a post-secondary institution no later than the Fall of 2017. Detailed instructions for this scholarship can be found at

June 30, 2017- The Lift Parts Express Scholarship of $500 is available to a student who is currently a senior in high school and expected to enroll in a college or university by the fall of 2017. To apply, click on this link-

High School Aerospace Scholars

The High School Aerospace Scholars application is now open at
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

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 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
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

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 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

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

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 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 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