TVCC Dual Credit Enrollment for Spring 2018, Scholarships, Student Loan Information, Pre-Law Academy, December EOC Retest Dates

 

Students who plan to register for dual credit classes for the SPRING 2018 need to see me now through DECEMBER 15. This would be for freshmen already enrolled in TVCC welding, sophomores who plan to take SPAN 1411, and for juniors and seniors taking all other classes. This will give students over a month to get their paperwork completed. Application procedures for students who have never taken a college class is a process, so the sooner they come to get their paperwork, the more time they will have to get it completed and back to me by the deadline. Students who miss the December 15th deadline will have to complete registration at TVCC.

December 15, 2017- The Air Force Association – Texas is sponsoring the Earle North Parker Essay Contest, with the First Place award in the amount of $2,500 and the second place award in the amount of$1,000. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply and applications are located in the counselor’s office.

December 31, 2017– The Imagine America Foundation created the Imagine America High School Scholarship Program to help provide scholarships to students who plan to attend a vocational school after graduation. Graduating high school seniors who meet the recommended guidelines are eligible to receive a $1,000 award that can be used at career colleges participating in the Imagine America Scholarship Program throughout the nation. To apply, visit  www.imagine-america.org and click on Apply for Scholarships.

December 31, 2017– Picture Keeper is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior who will be attending an accredited University or business school after graduation. Applicants must write a 200-300 word essay on what you are doing to follow your dreams, and also submit a photo to Twitter or Instagram which portrays what your essay is about. For further details, visit https://picturekeeper.com/ and click on PK Community and then student scholarships.

January 31, 2018 – The Carr P. Collins Scholars Program at Baylor University was established 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 a $2 million grant from the Carr P. Collins Foundation, Baylor University awards scholarships to students who demonstrate leadership through service. Selection is based on

  • Leadership
  • Academic ability
  • Community service

Collins Scholars are awarded a minimum of $5,200 their freshman year, renewable for three additional years provided they meet program requirements. To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

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

To apply, visit www.baylor.edu/admissions/CarrPCollins, or contact:

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

Scholarship@baylor.edu

 

Interest Free Student Loan Programs

Frost Bank in Galveston is offering zero interest student loans to qualified applicants. In the event your student does not get enough scholarship money or grants to pay for college, this might be the next best resource. Please see the attachment for further information.

SFASU Pre-Law Academy

The Pre-Law Academy at Stephen F. Austin State University is encouraging high school students to take advantage of their summer Pre-Law Academy, June 9-June 16, 2018, which will  provide an overview of the key steps in becoming a lawyer, including:

  • Undergraduate study
  • Discussions with law admissions officers
  • Interactions with law school professors, judges and attorneys
  • An introduction to law, courts, and legal concepts
  • Career options
  • Participation in a Mock Trial competition

 

This program is unique to the State of Texas. Students are offered a week of interactive, engaging activities  at a reasonable cost (scholarships are available). Enrollment is limited to 50 students and admission to qualified students is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information can be found at www.sfasu.edu/pre-lawacademy.

 

STARR EOC Retest Dates

Monday, December 4 -English 1

Tuesday, December 5 -Algebra 1 and US History

Wed, December 6- English 2

Thurs, December 7- Biology

 

Scholarships

May 1, 2018-The Break the Cycle Scholarship was created to inspire our future generation to complete their college education with the goal to support students with a desire to break the cycle of generational incarceration through education. This $250 scholarship is available to graduating seniors who meet the following criteria:

  • Live in Henderson County
  • family has a low income
  • first one in the family to attend college
  • one or both parents incarcerated
  • previously or currently in foster care system or placed with a relative by CPS
  • A two page essay is also required.

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

May 22, 2018– The B. Davis Scholarship, a $1,000 award,  is available all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post-secondary institution.

  • Be sure to include your name and the school you are attending this year and next
  • This is not an academic scholarship but we would like to know where you are going to school now and what your future academic plans are.

    Please do not send transcripts or letters of recommendation at this time.

 

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay of less than 1000 words on the topic below. Your submissions must be sent by email to awards@studentawardsearch.com

Describe the three characteristics of leadership you value most.  Discuss why you believe that these traits are so important and how you feel that they are developed in an individual

 

Scholarships

November 30, 2017- The Guidance Tech Leaders Scholarship is a $1,000 Scholarship available for graduating seniors who can write a 500 word essay on how you see the role of Internet and technology evolving over the next decade. To be eligible, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. For further details and to apply, go to https://www.guidance.com/scholarship.

 

February 5, 2018– The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan  scholarship application will open in November. Qualifications for applying for this scholarship include:

  • US citizen and Texas resident
  • graduating senior
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Plan to attend an accredited not-for-profit University in the state of Texas
  • Meet the academic standards for class rank and SAT/ACT scores as stated within the application. No one may apply who has not taken the SAT or ACT test and who cannot furnish documentation of scores

To apply, visit www.rodeohouston.com and click on Educational Support, then Scholarships. Once the online application is complete, and before it is submitted online, make a copy to submit to the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee. Paper instructions for this are located in the counselor’s office.

 

March 1, 2018-The Henderson County Go Texan Academic Scholarship is available for application for graduating seniors who:

  • Attend an accredited public high school in Henderson County
  • Are a resident of the state of Texas and a US citizen
  • Are ranked in the upper third of his/her graduating class
  • Have a minimum of a 950 on the SAT or a 19 on the ACT
  • Plan to enroll in a Texas college or university
  • Have been an active member of a local 4-H or FFA chapter for a minimum of three of the four years in high school
  • Have applied for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan Scholarship and deemed eligible by the selection committee

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

March 1, 2018-The Tommy Barnett Vocational Scholarship, sponsored by the Henderson County Area Go Texan Committee is available for application. To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Reside in Henderson County
  • Be a graduating senior
  • Have been a member of 4-H or FFA for at least three of their four years in high school
  • Intend to enroll in a vocational educational program through an institute accredited by the SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) located in Texas

Applications are available in the counselor’s office.

 

 

Imagine America Foundation; Scholarships

The Imagine America Foundation provides scholarships for career colleges, or trade schools in Texas. They have compiled a list of all the participating career colleges that offer the Imagine America Foundation scholarship, which is worth up to $1,000 toward tuition at these schools. To view the list, visit https://www.imagine-america.org/texastradeschoolscholarships/

October 31, 2017– The Good Sustainability Scholarship is a $1,000 award to graduating seniors who can write a 200-300 word essay about what sustainability, and living a sustainable life means to them. For further information, visit https://good360.org/sustainability-scholarship/

November 30, 2017- The Andrew Flusche Scholarship Contest requires students to raise awareness about the importance of positive interactions with the police officers and law enforcement. Applicants must create a public service advertisement video (PSA) which portrays the correct way of interacting with a police officer during a traffic stop or any other encounter. Two winners will be chosen each year, 1 per semester, and each winner will receive $500 to put towards higher education.

ELIGIBILITY:

The following people are eligible for the scholarship:

  • 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 and to apply, visit https://www.andrewflusche.com/scholarship/

 

December 1, 2017– 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 intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, 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.

Graduating seniors who intend to pursue 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 preference for those with space related interests.

For further information and to apply, go to http://www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/

December 1, 2017-The Barbara Lotze Scholarships for Future Teachers are for those graduating seniors who plan to pursue a career as a high school physics teacher. Successful applicants will receive an award of up to $2,000, and may be renewed for up to four years. For further information and to apply, visit http://www.aapt.org/programs/grants/lotze.cfm