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GREENE COUNTY TECH SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Investing in the Future... One Student at a Time.”

5413 West Kingshighway Paragould, Ar. 72450

870.236.2762

COUNSELOR'S CORNER

- Greene County Tech High School

 

870-215-4400 ext. 6020

Mrs. Breta Dean, 11th & 12th Grade, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mr. Ray Stricker, 10th & 11th Grade, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 

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Counselor’s Corner

 

ACT INFORMATION

I wanted to inform you that most colleges and universities give scholarships based on ACT scores and grade point averages (GPA).  For each scholarship, there is a certain ACT score with a minimum GPA required.  There are some colleges (Arkansas State University, University of Arkansas, and others) that will only award scholarships based on ACT scores taken through October of this year.  If you are planning on going to college and have not taken the ACT or have taken it and wanted to try to raise your ACT score, then you need to take it as soon as possible. The next two opportunities for the ACT are September 7 with a registration deadline of August 4, and October 28 with a registration deadline of September 22.  ACT would rather you register online at www.actstudent.org or if you need a paper registration packet, then you can come by the counselor’s office for a packet.

 

ACT Prep and Practice Sites

 

ACT Online

  1. http://www.act.org/qotd/  ACT Question of the Day
  2. Free ACT study Guide from Study Guide Zone: http://www.studyguidezone.com/pdfs/actteststudyguide.pdf
  3. http://www.studyguidezone.com/acttest.htm additional free support
  4. https://www.number2.com/exams/act/companion/index.cfm?s=0 ACT Companion Prep (illustrate with Brief Demonstration)
  5. March 2 Success: march2success.com/index.cfm
  • Flash Cards
  • Zero Threat Hour Take the ZERO HOUR THREAT----Can change the time limit and level of difficulty.
  • College Readiness Online Course

 

ACT Mobile Apps

  1. ACT Student http://www.act.org/mobileapps/
  2. ACT College Search https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/act-college-search/id418007684?mt=8
  3. Allen Prep Test Bank http://www.allenprep.com/iphone_ipad_apps.htm
  4. ACT Math https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/act-math-prep/id437030927?mt=8
  5. Allen English ESL
  6. Allen Test Bank
  7. Hoot Suite
  8. Play 2 Prep will soon have a feature where students can challenge each other with test prep—kind of like Words with Friends.

 

SAT Online

  1. SAT Question of the Day: http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-question-of-the-day
  2. Number 2: https://www.number2.com/exams/sat/companion/index.cfm?s=0
  3. March 2 Success: https://march2success.com
  4. Study Guide Zone: http://www.studyguidezone.com/pdfs/satteststudyguide.pdf
  5. http://www.studyguidezone.com/sattest.htm

 

SAT Mobile Apps

  1. SAT Daily https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sat-daily/id538328353?mt=8
  2. Ultimate SAT Prep http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ultimate-sat-prep/id576686867?mt=8
  3. SAT Question of the Day https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/official-sat-question-day/id361264754?mt=8

 

College and Scholarship Apps

  1. Mobile University (college and scholarship search) https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mobile-university/id459531542?mt=8
  2. College Prowler: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/college-prowler/id588433995?mt8
  3. College Prowler: https://collegeprowler.com
  4. Scholarships: I help Scholarship Helper https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/scholarship-explorer/id529207386?mt=8
  5. Scholarship by Student Advisor http://www.studentadvisor.com

 

 

ARKANSAS LOTTERY CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP

The Arkansas Lottery Challenge Scholarship is a scholarship that has helped many students tremendously over the last couple of years be able to attend college.  The law was CHANGED 2 years ago, students ONLY need to score a 19 on the ACT to be eligible.  In the past to qualify for this scholarship: one had to complete Smart core which includes a math above Algebra II and Chemistry and have either a 19 on the ACT or a 2.5 GPA.  The Arkansas Department of Higher Education office has said that they will be meeting again this winter and do not know if the requirements will change again or not so THEIR RECOMMENDATION is for students to still complete SMART CORE to be on the safe side.

 

HONOR GRADUATES

Also, if you are planning on trying to be an Honor Graduate then I want to make sure you know the requirements for it to ensure you qualify.  Honor Graduate requirements are as follows:  4 years of English, 4 years of Math (one must be above Algebra II), 4 years of Science (one must be Chemistry), 4 years of Social Studies, a 3.5 GPA, and an ACT score of 19 in every area. You must also have either 2 years of the same foreign language and 2 AP classes that are in different areas, or 1 year of a foreign language and 3 AP classes that are in two different areas.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

I just wanted to let you know how I will be doing a few things this year.  When I receive scholarships, I try to get the information out to the students in the following ways:  I have them announced on the morning bulletin, I have them posted on our website under scholarships or counselor’s corner, I sometimes type a list and hand out in the English classes, and I will tell you to look on the website when I have new ones.  We also have access on our website to Tasseltime, which has many resources some of which are scholarship search engines.  The username is eagles and the password is spirit.  The only suggestion that I have when using a scholarship search engine is never pay for it.  If you have to pay for it, then do not use it.

 

ASU SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are planning on going to ASU and have an ACT score that will get you a scholarship, then you need to apply as soon as possible.  ASU’s deadline for scholarships is December 1st.

 

OTHER COLLEGES

If you need to know any deadlines for scholarships to other colleges, just ask.  I can find out for you.

 

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS

When you apply to any college, you will need to come by the counselor’s office and let us know so that we can send your transcript and shot record.  Please do not wait until the last minute to apply.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS YOU RECEIVE

When you receive a scholarship, we need you to bring us a copy of the scholarships so that we can keep a record of all scholarships.  Accept any scholarships that you receive because you can always turn them down later.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

College and Career Opportunity Day:  October 16

 

 

ACT Tests:                            Registration Deadline           Late Fee Required                Photo***

September 9, 2017                  August 4, 2017                       August 5-18, 2017                  Sept. 1

October 28, 2017                    September 22, 2017                Sept.23-Oct. 6-30, 2017         Oct. 20

December 9, 2017                   November 3, 2017                  November 4-17, 2017             Dec. 1

February 10, 2018                   January 12, 2018                     January 13-19, 2018                Feb. 2

April 14, 2018                         March 9, 2018                         March 10-23, 2018                  April 6

June 9, 2018                            May 4, 2018                            May 5-18, 2018                       June 1

July 14, 2018                           June 15, 2018                          June 16-22, 2018                     July 6

 

School Code: 041-950

GCT Test Center Code: 212-690

***If you need help submitting a photo, then see Mrs. Dean.

 

SELECTIVE SERVICE

All Males have to register with Selective Service within 30 days of their 18th birthday; I can register you if you come by my office. www.sss.gov

 

If you need help completing any applications or have any questions, then you can come by the Counselor’s Office.

 

College Days

Seniors:  You are allowed two college days.  In order to take a College Day, you must sign up with the college and come by the Counselor’s office before that day to have it approved.

Juniors:  You are allowed one college day.

 

FAFSA

Everyone has to fill the FAFSA out to go to college.  It is a good idea to get a pin so that you are ready to fill it out after you have your taxes completed.  You will now use the Prior Prior Year Taxes.

 

Apply for a FSA ID (used to be PIN) for the FAFSA before filling the FAFSA out

FAFSA ID replaces the FAFSA PIN                                 Pin #’s Retired in May 2015

  • Students and parents can no longer use PIN.
  • May 10, 2015—FSA ID replaced the PIN for student and parent log-ins and signatures.
  • FSA ID consists of username and password-which increases the security level for the user.
  • FSA ID needed to log into fafsa.gov, the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at nsids.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov and Agreement to Serve(ATS) at teach-ats.ed.gov
  • Create FSA ID at https://studentaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
  • Students and parents that have current PIN will be able to enter it and link it to their FSA ID to assist with verification of FSA ID
  • Instruction Sheet available at http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/attachments/050415FSAIDReplaceHowToCreateFSAIDGuideATTACH.pdf

FAFSA--http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/    ******DO NOT PAY FOR THE FAFSA****** Opens October 1, 2017. FAFSA on the Web worksheet can be used as a guide.  IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available in October 1st.

***Make sure to use correct Social Security numbers (students and parents) and Legal Name, also.   Make sure to sign it also.

Pell Grants are awarded based on the FAFSA.  Last year was worth $5920.  Does not have to be repaid.

Subsidized Loans—Based on Financial Aid.  $3500-$8000.  Government pays interest while you are in college and then you start paying the loan back 6 months after you graduate.

Unsubsidized Loans—not based on Financial Aid.  $5500-$20,500.  Borrower pays interest for the life of the loan.

PLUS Loan—Parent borrows the loan.

***Make sure the Social Security Numbers are correct***

***If changes need to be made on the FAFSA after it is completed, then contact the college attending to help make corrections. ***

 

Lists of Scholarships

College and University Deadlines for Academic Scholarships

U of A             November 15, 2017—Priority

ATU                November 15, 2017—Priority

WBC               November 1, 2017

ASU                December 1, 2017                                           ***If you need to know one not on this list

UCA               December 15, 2017                                                     then, come see Mrs. Dean***

Hendrix           February 1, 2018

BRTC              March 1, 2018

 

Scholarship Search Sites                   NEVER PAY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

www.fastweb.com

www.fundmyfuture.info  This website has lots of information and assistance in looking for financial aid.

www.Scholarships.com  Find scholarships, grants and other financial aid

www.tasseltime.com  See Mrs. Dean for username and password for scholarship databases

www.studentscholarships.org

http://schoolsoup.com

http://studentaid.ed.gov

 

Other Places to look for Scholarships

US Department of Education

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Armed Forces

 

Private Sources—Local Businesses and Employers

 

http://studentaid.gov/types/grants-scholarships/finding-scholarships

 

http://www.careerinfonet.org/scholarshipsearch/ScholarshipCategory.asp?searchtype=category&nodeid=22

Guides and Tools

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, higher levels of education translate to higher employment rates and higher lifetime earnings. But for many students, both young and old, there are many obstacles that interfere with their higher education and career pursuits. Our research identified not having proper educational resources and/or the lack of financial funding as the most common factors. So we addressed these head-on in our recent guide so that students and families in your community can learn about their options and feel empowered to take advantage of the opportunities in front of them.

You can see our free collections of guides and tools here:

LendEDU Tools

In an effort to help students afford their higher education, our team at LendEDU recently updated our guide to college scholarships to help students find relevant opportunities to cut some of the costs of college.

Our resource teaches students and families the importance of searching for scholarships when figuring out how to pay for college: https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarships

Other key points we cover are seen below:
- What are Scholarships?
- 13 Types of Scholarships
- Applying for Scholarships: A Step-by-Step Process
- Essay Tips
- Letters of Recommendation Tips
- Spotting Scholarship Scams
- Other Options


Thea Foundation Scholarships

Seniors:  There are scholarship competitions through the Thea Foundation in the following areas if interested:  Creative Writing, Film, Performing Arts, Poetry Slam, and Visual Arts.  You may only enter one competition.  GPA and test scores are not factored in the scholarship.  See Mrs. Dean for more information.

 

America Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program

Senior Girls:  If you are interested in participating in the America Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program which is formerly known as the Arkansas Junior Miss, then go to www.ajm.org.

 

NCAA Eligibility

To register to play Division I or II college sports, you must register with the eligibility center at www.eligibilitycenter.org. You must have 16 Core credits to be Eligible.

 

National Merit Scholars Program

Juniors must take the PSAT during their Junior year and make a qualifying score.  www.nationalmerit.org or www.collegeboard.com

 

 

October Deadlines

 

Arkansas Lottery Challenge Scholarship—Application opens up October 1st

The Lottery and Challenge Scholarship are the same scholarship.  It will now just be called Arkansas Challenge Scholarship.  You must have a 19 on the ACT to qualifyhttp://Scholarships.adhe.edu or go to www.adhe.edu   On the left hand side it says YOUniversal Application.  Deadline:   June 1, 2018.  Your application will not be complete until the FAFSA is completed.  **(A student can put this scholarship on hold for 4 semesters or 2 year but must accept first.)**  You must use a valid email when applying for the scholarship.  You can only accept the scholarship through email so it needs to be an email that is checked regularly.

***Signup for updates at Facebook.com/ArkDeptHigherEd, Twitter.com/ ArkDeptHigherEd, or there is also an app for smartphones. ***

$1000 for Freshman, $4000 for Sophomores and Juniors, and $5000 for Seniors.

 

Other scholarships with this application are the Governor’s Scholarships, Go Grant, Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependent Scholarship, and Military Dependents Scholarship. (Military and Law Enforcement Scholarships are for dependents of loss of or permanently disabled, POW, MIA.

FAFSA--http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/    ******DO NOT PAY FOR THE FAFSA****** Opens October 1, 2017. FAFSA on the Web worksheet can be used as a guide.  IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available in October 1st.

Wendy’s High School Heisman Award

Seniors:  If you excel in academics, participate in sports, and are involved in your community and extracurricular activities, then apply at www.WendysHeisman.comDeadline:  10/2/2017

 

United States Senate Youth Program

Seniors:  If you are interested in applying for the United States Senate Youth Program and spending a week in Washington, D.C, then see Mrs. Dean for more information or visit http://www.ussenateyouth.org  Deadline:  10/6/2017

 

 

 

 

AES Engineers Scholarship

Students will submit an essay on one of the two topics that appear on the scholarship page of our website. $500.   http://www.aesengineers.com/scholarships.htm Deadline: 10/6/2017

 

Horatio Alger Scholarship

Seniors who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Minimum grade point 2.0.  Parents’ income less than $50,000.  $1,000-$20,000.  https://www.horatioalger.org/scholarships/index.cfm  Deadline: 10/25/2017

 

Coca-Cola Scholar

Seniors are evaluated on the following:  demonstrated leadership, commitment to community, academic achievement, and employment.  Must apply online.  $4,000-$20,000

http://www.coca-colascholars.org  CEEB code 041-950 Deadline 10/31/2017

 

SunTrust Scholarship Sweepstakes

Seniors:  There is a SunTrust scholarship sweepstakes that awards 30 $500 scholarships.  Two winners are randomly chosen every two weeks from September 12, 2017 - May 12, 2018.  You can enter once every two weeks.  Register to win at www.suntrusteducation.com/scholarshipsweepstakes  

 

Voice of Democracy Scholarship

Students in grade 10-12 are eligible.  Record an original 3-5 minute essay (cassette or CD) on the topic “Is Our Constitution Still Relevant?”   $1,000-$30,000. https://www.vfw.org/-/media/VFWSite/Files/Community/Youth-and-Education/Voice-of-Democracy-Student-Entry-Form-and-Brochure.pdf?la=en Deadline: 10/31/2017

 

November Deadlines

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Students:  If you have made a difference through volunteering over the past year, you could win $1000 and a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. next May by applying for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award.  Students in grade 10-12 are eligible.  Applicants must complete an application describing a volunteer community service activity performed in the last year.

http://spirit.prudential.com/view/page/soc  Deadline: 11/07/2017

 

NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing

Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Girls:  If you are a creative coder, hacker, designer, or technical young woman, then you can apply of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing.  Apply at www.aspirations.orgDeadline is November 6, 2017.  Opens up September 1st.

 

U of Arkansas Scholarships

Seniors may apply for several scholarships at University of Arkansas.  http://scholarships.uark.edu/index.php/nfguide/default  Deadline: 11/15/2017 Priority deadline.  Must be admitted by 11/1/2017

 

Hagan Scholarship

Seniors:  I have information on a Hagan Scholarship for students who have a 3.5 GPA or higher and a 23 or higher on the ACT.  You must work 240 hours prior to the start of each college year.  For more information, see Mrs. Dean or the website at www.haganscholarships.orgDeadline is November 15, 2017.

 

 

 

Elk’s Most Valuable Student Scholarship

Our largest scholarship is the Most Valuable Student Scholarship.  The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year awards totaling $2.440 million. The deadline for this scholarship is November 27. The easiest way to access the application is through the website. Students applying for this scholarship do not have to be related to an Elks member. Please advise your students to follow the instructions carefully. The essay should be signed and dated. The official transcript should include a class schedule for the current semester. We also have two awards for the children/grandchildren of Elks members in good standing.  Information and applications for the Legacy Awards and Emergency Educational Grant can be found online. The website is www.enf.elks.org/mvs/

Hendrix College Academic Scholarships

Seniors going to Hendrix.  3.6 GPA and 32 on ACT.  See Counselor.

 

December Deadlines

 

ASU--JONESBORO – Arkansas State University’s Alumni Association announced it is accepting applications for its License to HOWL Scholarship starting today.

“This year, four full-time students from each class (incoming freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior) will receive up to $5,000, $2,500 for the fall semester and another $2,500 for the spring semester, if the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria

To qualify for consideration, incoming freshmen must:

  • be a full-time student at the Jonesboro campus;
  • be a resident of the state of Arkansas;
  • have a minimum ACT score of 23 and a high school GPA of 3.5 and above;
  • submit completed applications by the December 2, 2016, deadline.

He noted selection will be based on demonstrated leadership qualities in high school, and special consideration will be given to those students who will be living on the A-State campus. To receive the scholarship again in the spring, recipients must continue their full-time status, be a student in good standing and have a collegiate GPA of 3.25. The deadline for incoming freshman applications is December 1, 2017.

 

SEMO—If you are interested in SEMO, their scholarship guarantee is December 1, 2017.

 

Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarship

Must be seeking a degree at the University of Arkansas, have a 3.6 GPA, and at least a 24 on the ACT.  Priority Deadline is December 1, 2017 and final deadline is February 1, 2018.  Application is online at www.arkansasalumni.org/freshmanscholarships

 

Stroller Depot Scholarship

Stroller Depot dedicated to makie life easier for parents by offering a wide variety of strollers, car seats, and baby gear in one convenient place. I’m reaching out to your school to let you know that we have created a scholarship available to students all over the U.S.

We are offering one $1,000 scholarship to a student who meets the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled or accepted to a higher education program
  • Be a young parent (age 18-30), with 1 or more children
  • GPA of at least 3.0

The scholarship submissions must be received by December 15, 2017. If you have any questions about the details of the scholarship, don't hesitate to ask me!  Here is the link where students can apply: https://www.strollerdepot.com/content/stroller-depot-scholarship

 

Education Matters Essay

Seniors:  There is a new scholarship opportunity for any student in good standing and currently attending high school and either in his or her junior or senior year of studies can apply.  The scholarship criteria includes but are not limited to an applicant’s strong prior academic performance, strong performance on standardized tests, compelling recommendations from teachers and others knowledgeable of the applicant’s capabilities, strong character, volunteer and community service record, strong ability, high potential to succeed, and financial need.  The completeness, reasonableness, thoughtfulness and writing quality of the Education Plan Essay will be a major consideration.  The Deadline is December 31, 2017.  See Mrs. Dean for an application.  There is a book that you are to read before writing the essay.  There are 2 copies to be checked out in the Library.

 

Future of Assisted Living Scholarship

Three $2,000 scholarships available to students enrolled in an associate's degree, bachelor's degree or graduate level program at an accredited 2-year college or 4-year university. Each eligible student must submit a 500-750 word essay response to the question: How can your major of study improve the lives of seniors in assisted living facilities in your town? Deadline is December 31, 2017. Scholarship award recipients will be announced January 31, 2018.  Essay topic and scholarship details can be found on the SeniorAdvisor.com Assisted Living page https://www.senioradvisor.com/ind/assisted-living   This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

 

January Deadlines

 

Southwestern Rugs Depot Scholarship

Write a 300 word essay describing why or how décor matters to you.  Deadline:  January 2, 2018.

https://www.southwesternrugsdepot.com/scholarship

 

 

2018 Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Write an original and creative essay of 1,000 words or less that demonstrates an understanding of political courage as described by John F. Kennedy in Profiles in Courage.  $5000 cash award.  For complete rules and guidelines visit the Profile in courage Essay Contest at www.jfklibrary.org   Deadline January 4, 2018.

 

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship-- https://www.scholarshipamerica.org/ge-reagan

Deadline January 4, 2018 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholars candidates must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by Scholarship Management Services;
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be high school seniors attending high school in the United States, or any of the U.S. territories and commonwealths and graduating in winter 2017 or spring 2018. Applicants living on a U.S. Armed Forces base and attending high school outside the U.S. are eligible. Home-schooled students who are graduating in winter 2017 or spring 2018 are also eligible.
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year.

 

Earl Collins Foundation Kiwanis Scholarship

I have the Earl Collins Foundation Scholarship applications in my office.  This is a Kiwanis Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded based on documented college academic readiness tests and need.  You must have at least a 23 on the ACT.  It is judged on Achievement, Volunteerism, Honors, Educational Objective, Letters of Recommendation, Financial Need, and Kiwanis Family Bonus. You do not have to be in Key club. Deadline is January 10, 2018.  See Mrs. Dean for an application.

 

Arkansas Governor’s School

Juniors:  The counselor’s office has applications and more information for the Arkansas Governor’s School for next summer for anyone interested.  AGS is a 6 week program next summer.  AGS is designed for any Arkansas junior with exceptional abilities, creativity, and the maturity to benefit from total immersion in a Socratic learning environment.  Students in the program attend classes, concerts, lectures, art exhibits, and theatrical performances and films, and have many other opportunities to learn on their own and from distinguish faculty and staff members on the Hendrix campus.  Deadline is January 18, 2018.

 

Ronald McDonald House Charities U.S. Scholarship Program

General Eligibility Requirements
To apply for an RMHC scholarship, a student must:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be younger than 21 years old
  • Be eligible to attend a two- or four-year college, university or technical school with a full course of study
  • Be a legal U.S. resident
  • Live in a participating RMHC Chapter's geographic area
  • Submit a complete application and all required documentation by the deadline of the application
  • Meet any additional eligibility requirements outlined by each scholarship program
  • Provide verification of enrollment each year at respective accredited post-secondary institution

Graduating high school seniors may only apply for one of the four scholarships. The deadline for the 2017 academic year is January 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM Central Time Zone, and all mailed back-up documents must be postmarked by the same date. Applicants will be notified of scholarship award status by June 30, 2017.

 

Northeast Arkansas Legal Support Professionals Scholarship

This is a $600 scholarship to a deserving student.  Although it is not mandatory that the student pursue the legal profession, emphasis will be directed toward the prospective legal professional.  See Mrs. Dean for an application.  Deadline is January 28, 2018.

 

Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Scholarship

The mission of the ASHOF, is to (a) honor and preserve the history of individuals who have brought honor, prestige, and fame to the state of Arkansas through outstanding achievement, accomplishments, and contributions in amateur and professional sports and (b) encourage and promote higher education through the funding of scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Our 2018 Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame Inductee Banquet will be held on Friday, April 6, 2018. At this banquet the ASHOF will be presenting four $1,000 scholarships to Arkansas high school senior students who will be enrolling in an Arkansas college. These scholarships will be awarded to two male and two female recipients. All scholarship funds will be awarded directly to the Arkansas college each student will be attending. A distinguished panel of ASHOF Board members, some of who are also ASHOF inductees, will screen and review all essays submitted, and all winners will be notified by March 1, 2018. All decisions of the ASHOF will be final.

 

CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Must be a graduating senior from an Arkansas high school (AAA member) for school year 2017-2018.

2 . Must be attending an Arkansas college or junior college (private or public) as a freshman the following fall 2018.

3.Must submit an essay to the ASHOF for evaluation postmarked or emailed by January 31, 2018.

 

 

February Deadlines

 

FFA Scholarships

Scholarships available to students in rural communities who are looking to continue their education in an ag-related field of study and become the next generation of ag leaders.  Go to GrowAgLeaders.com for more information.  Apply at www.FFA.org/scholarships   You must also obtain 2 farmer endorsements with your application.  Deadline is February 1, 2018.

 

Greene County Scholarships                      

The application will not be available until February.   Application opens February 1, 2018 and Deadline is March 15, 2018.

http://www.arcf.org/Scholarships/OurScholarships/tabid/426/Default.aspx

 

ASU Privately Funded Scholarships

Online application at www.astate.edu, then click Future students, then Financial Aid, then Scholarships for the application.  Deadline February 1, 2018.

 

Elks Club Legacy Scholarship

Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of Elks members. The Foundation will offer a total of 250 awards in the 2017 contest. The 2017 contest will open on September 1, 2016, and applications will be due online by February 2, 2018, at 11:59 a.m. Central Time.  https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarweb/legacy/rules.cfm?CFID=99852173&CFTOKEN=e3a666d612999820-5733429A-FC01-B0D6-8F3F8F3CCA556D02

 

Arkansas Alumni Association Scholarship

Must be seeking a degree at the University of Arkansas, have a 3.6 GPA, and at least a 24 on the ACT.  Priority Deadline is January 1, 2018 and the final deadline is February 15, 2018.  Application is online at www.arkansasalumni.org/freshmanscholarships

 

Governor’s Distinguished Scholars Program

Seniors with an ACT score of 32 or SAT of 1410 and GPA of 3.5 OR be a National Merit Finalist or National Achievement Finalist.  Must attend an Arkansas college or university.  Fill out YOUniversal Application.  Up to $10,000 per year.  www.adhe.edu  Application will be open 10/01/2017. Deadline: 2/01/2018 

**If there is a county that does not have a Distinguished Scholar, the highest ranking applicant will be awarded a Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. **

 

Parentinn's Scholarship 2017-18 has achieved a major impact on raising awareness of Cyberbullying to all students, we decided to increase the prize pool up $2500 this year.  In an effort to the cause of preventing cyberbullying, we have created the “Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship” for High School students.

 

Award: $1250 for High School students.  Deadline: Feb 28, 2018 - We run this scholarship annually.

 

Link to our Scholarship pagehttp://www.parentinn.com/scholarship

 

March Deadlines

 

Hair Tech Beauty College Scholarship

2-$1000 scholarships.

Deadline March 1, 2018.  See Mrs. Dean for an application.

 

Life Happens Scholarship-Loss of a parent or guardian

Thank you for your interest in the Life Lessons Scholarship Program. The 2017 Life Lessons Scholarship Program will open on February 1, 2018 until March 1, 2018. During that time, please visit this page to complete and submit your application along with your essay or video entry. For your reference, here is the essay and video description which will be on the application.  http://www.lifehappens.org/life-lessons-scholarship-program/life-lessons-scholarship-application/       In a 500-word essay OR a 3-minute video, please discuss how the death of your parent or guardian affected your life financially and emotionally. Be sure to describe how the loss of your parent/guardian impacted your college plans (e.g., your ability to afford college, attend the college of your choice, etc.). Explain how the lack of adequate life insurance coverage (or no coverage at all) impacted your family’s financial situation. Comment specifically on how things might have turned out differently for you and your family if the person who died had adequate life insurance coverage. Also indicate what you have done to provide for yourself and/or other family members because of financial challenges your family has faced.

 

Create-A-Greeting Card Scholarship

$10,000 cash scholarship.  The winner’s entry will be produced and sold as a real greeting card.  For more information, see Mrs. Dean or visit https://www.gallerycollection.com/greeting-cards-scholarship.htm   Deadline:  March 1, 2018

 

Greene County Scholarships                      

The application will not be available until February.   Application opens February 1, 2018 and Deadline is March 15, 2018.

http://www.arcf.org/Scholarships/OurScholarships/tabid/426/Default.aspx

 

Arkansas Students in a Public Health Field Scholarship

Scholarships for students entering a public health field.  Deadline:  March 16, 2018  www.arkpublichealth.org/scholarships/

 

 

Arkansas Alpha Delta Kappa Scholarship

This is a $750 scholarship for a high school woman who is planning on attending college to receive a degree in education with the desire of becoming a teacher.  See Mrs. Dean for an application.  Deadline: March 23, 2018.

 

April Deadlines

R. Preston Woodruff, Jr. Scholarship Rules

  1. The applicant must be a resident of Arkansas who will be attending a postsecondary education institution in Arkansas. (Postsecondary education institution refers to a 2 or 4 year university, college, technical or trade school.)
  2. The applicant must be a high school senior, a current college student or plan to be enrolled in a postsecondary institution for the following Fall - Spring Academic Year and must be enrolling in a minimum of a half-time basis.
  3. You may enter only one time. Duplicate entries will be removed; this includes any entries that are determined to be variations of the same entrant.
  4. Enter using the on-line Entry Form.
  5. Deadline for entries is April 1. No late entries will be accepted. Scholarship recipients will be contacted, and their names will be posted to the website and social media pages.
  6. Eligible entries will be drawn at random to select the scholarship recipients.
  7. All scholarship recipients are required to submit a typed 500-word essay to remain eligible for the $1000 scholarship. An essay packet will be sent to the recipients containing the essay topic, the guidelines, the judging criteria, and the deadline for returning the completed essay.

 

 

The Arkansas School Plant Management Association

(ASPMA) seeks to promote continued education by offering scholarships to deserving students in recognition of their leadership, scholastic achievement and civic participation.  Any graduating high school senior planning to attend a College/University, Vocational-Technical or Trade School is eligible to apply.  ASPMA awards up to $10,000 annually in increments ranging from $1000 to $5000 based on the Scholarship Committee’s evaluation of selection criteria.  Scholarships are eligible for renewal when funds are available.    www.theaaea.org/?ASPMASchAwards

 

To be considered applicants must have a 3.2 G.P.A. or better and at least a 21 on the ACT.  The following must be delivered (faxed) to the AAEA office or postmarked by April 1 of the application year:  

 

1.    Completed application. (The fill-able form fields will expand as you type more information.)

2.      Essay – "What Receiving the ASPMA Scholarship Will Mean to Me.”

3.      Two letters of recommendation from an administrator, counselor and/or teacher of the current high school attesting to the applicant’s character and expressing why they deserve to be considered for the ASPMA Scholarship.

 

May Deadlines

 

Ayn Rand's Book Essay Contest

Students in grades 9-10 must submit a 600 to 1200 word essay on Ayn Rand’s Anthem.  Up to $10,000.  http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=index  Deadline: 5/1/2018

 

Ayn Rand's Book Essay Contest—Fountainhead

Students in grades 11-12 must submit a 800-1600 word essay.  Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of The Fountainhead

https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests    Deadline is May 15, 2018

 

Ayn Rand's Book Essay Contest—Atlas Shrugged

Students in grades 12 must submit a 800-1600 word essay.  Essays will be judged on whether the student is able to argue for and justify his or her view—not on whether the Institute agrees with the view the student expresses. Judges will look for writing that is clear, articulate and logically organized. Winning essays must demonstrate an outstanding grasp of the philosophic meaning of Atlas Shrugged

https://www.aynrand.org/students/essay-contests    Deadline is May15, 2018

 

 

June Deadlines

 

Arkansas Lottery Challenge Scholarship

The Lottery and Challenge Scholarship are the same scholarship.  It will now just be called Arkansas Challenge Scholarship.  You must have a 19 on the ACT to qualifyhttp://Scholarships.adhe.edu or go to www.adhe.edu   On the left hand side it says YOUniversal Application.  Deadline:   June 1, 2018.  Your application will not be complete until the FAFSA is completed.  **(A student can put this scholarship on hold for 4 semesters or 2 year but must accept first.)**  You must use a valid email when applying for the scholarship.  You can only accept the scholarship through email so it needs to be an email that is checked regularly.

***Signup for updates at Facebook.com/ArkDeptHigherEd, Twitter.com/ ArkDeptHigherEd, or there is also an app for smartphones. ***

$1000 for Freshman, $4000 for Sophomores and Juniors, and $5000 for Seniors.

Students attending a 2 year college will receive $1000 for 1st Year an $3000 2nd Year

 

Other scholarships with this application are the Governor’s Scholarships, Go Grant, Law Enforcement Officers’ Dependent Scholarship, and Military Dependents Scholarship. (Military and Law Enforcement Scholarships are for dependents of loss of or permanently disabled, POW, MIA.

 

The Helping Hands Scholarship is a nationwide program offered to high school seniors and college undergrads that are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare. This is a one-time $500 scholarship awarded in August 2018. The application process is super easy as students are not required to write an essay but instead make a video recording of themselves answering the following questions: 

 

Question 1 – What career are you pursuing in healthcare and why?

Question 2 – What inspired you to get into healthcare?

Question 3 – Where do you see yourself in 10 years career wise?

Question 4 – Why do you think you deserve to win the Helping Hands Scholarship?

 

https://www.findcnaclasses.com/scholarship/2017-2018/  Deadline June 1, 2018

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

The 2nd Scholarship is the "Aspiring Animation Professional" Scholarship Program. This is the 5th year we are awarding this scholarship for AnimationCareerReview.com. We are offering high school seniors the opportunity to win a $1,000 scholarship.  This will be awarded to students that are interested in pursuing an animation career path at an accredited post-secondary school or college.
Deadline:  June 1, 2018. We ask that you have interested students visit our website, http://www.animationcareerreview.com/ to find eligibility information along with the online application. The scholarship will be on the right side of the page and click on it.


Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 10th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.  Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2018. Application Process:  Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm Full details are available on our site.

 

BigSun Scholarship

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to continue to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. We 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. Deadline: June 19, 2018.  Amount of Award:$500.00

 The successful applicant will be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute and currently involved in some sport at that institution or in the community. Please visit our website at http://www.bigsunathletics.com to learn how to apply.

 

August Deadlines

 

Nursing School Almanac Scholarship

Nursing Schools Almanac has just launched its second annual Aspiring Nurse Scholarship. Our website will award a $1,000 scholarship to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates: 1. A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics. 2. A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare.  This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs. Scholarship applications will be accepted until midnight on August 31, 2018.  We ask interested students to visit www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com and click the banner on the right-hand side of the website's homepage. Here they'll find detailed scholarship information and the official application form.

 

 

2018 Straight North Stem Scholarship
Major: Science, Technology, Engineering or Math            Link to page: Straight North Scholarship


Detailed description: With Internet marketing becoming more complex and challenging by the day, successful execution requires a solid education. As an industry leader, Straight North supports students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. Through the Straight North STEM Scholarship, we award the winning student $1,000 to be used toward his or her degree. In addition, we award $250 book scholarships to the two runners-up. The deadline to apply for the Straight North STEM Scholarship is August 1, 2018. Winners will be announced August 15.

 

 

 

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