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West Georgia Tech. College Teen Driving Program Available!!!
They have scholarship money available to teens who are interested in taking
this course (very good course by the way).

 <http://www.westgatech.edu/News/index.htm#DriverEd>
http://www.westgatech.edu/News/index.htm#DriverEd

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Christensen and Russell Hymas, the lawyers here are proud to offer
a generous $1,000.00 scholarship for any individuals who qualify.

The deadline for application submissions is August 1, 2017. Qualifying
students can apply here:

https://christensenhymas.com/about-us/community-involvement/general-scholarship/

To qualify for this scholarship:
You must be currently enrolled in or have been accepted to (and planning
to attend) a University or College in the United States
You must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
Cumulative GPA of the current or most recent secondary education program
you have attended
You are required to submit a transcript verifying your GPA

 

 

 

Dear Yvonne,

As part of our promise to encourage responsible borrowing and help students maximize free money to help pay for college, we are happy to announce our 2017 $2,500 Discover® Student Loans Scholarship Award that will give away a total of $100,000 in scholarships to 40 individuals.  New this year, both students and parents of eligible students can register.
 
Now through December 31, 2017, eligible students and parents can enter to win one of the $2,500 scholarships by signing up to receive helpful tips on planning and paying for college at CollegeCovered.com/Assist Students and parents can earn up to three additional entries into the Discover Student Loans scholarship sweepstakes when they share the sweepstakes via Facebook, Twitter and/or e-mail and their friend enters via the link in their share.
 
Winners will be randomly drawn on:
  • June 8, 2017
  • September 6, 2017
  • January 8, 2018
No purchase or student loan is necessary for students to enter or win. For the official scholarship rules, visit Scholarship.collegecovered.com/do/rules.
 
We encourage you to copy and share the text below with students and parents on your website, social media pages or in other promotional materials. 
 
Discover® Student Loans is giving away $100,000 in scholarships. Students can get tips and resources on paying for college and enter for a chance to win a $2,500 scholarship award.  No purchase or student loan necessary.  Enter now at CollegeCovered.com/Assist

 

 

Vivint Smart Home is very excited to be offering a scholarship to Mount Zion High School. The details of the scholarship can be found at www.vivint.com/scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

In order to participate in the scholarship contest, applicants must meet the following criteria:

·       Student must be a high school senior or college student, and a legal resident of the United States

·       Student must be enrolled in school no later than September 30, 2017

·       Winner is not based on financial need

·       Applicants required to submit a video (see “Make A Video” tab on the website listed above)

·       Student must be planning on or already enrolled in one of the eligible majors listed in the Scholarship Official Rules

·       Winner of the scholarship must be living in the United States

This scholarship will be reoccurring and available both in the fall and spring.

  

Thomas, Webb & Willis, LLC is pleased to offer their “Academic Achiever Scholarship”.  This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college or university and also has a minimum 3.75 GPA and above.

- Funds will be sent directly to the college/university of the winning
applicant
- Scholarship is a one-time award worth $1,000
- Scholarship deadline is May 31, 2017

The online application is located here:
http://www.absolutely-not-guilty.com/#academic-achiever-scholarship.

  

The Law Offices of Andrew E. Goldner in Atlanta is excited to offer this scholarship to all student's who are either currently enrolled in or who have been accepted to a University in the U.S.  Applicants for this scholarship must be able to provide an official school transcript or acceptance letter verifying their enrollment. Details of the scholarship are below:

Deadline: August 1, 2017
Award Amount: $1,000
Major: Any
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application can be found at: http://andrewgoldner.com/scholarship/
Scholarship Opportunity from Sessions Law Firm
The Sessions Law Firm, LLC, which has offices located in Atlanta and Macon, GA, is
pleased to offer their High School Senior Scholarship for seniors in the state of Georgia.

This one-time scholarship award that's worth $500 is available to all
full-time high school seniors in Georgia who plan on attending a 2 or 4
year college.  The minimum GPA required is 3.0 and the due date for this
scholarship is May 31, 2017.

 

 


The Law Offices Of J. Lee Webb is pleased to offer the Family First Scholarship.  This scholarship is reserved for high school students nationwide and also current college students that plan on or are currently attending a 4-year college/university and are the first in their family to pursue a college education and degree.  Here are some brief notes about this scholarship:

Funds will be sent directly to the winner’s college or university
Scholarship is a one-time award totaling $1,000
Scholarship applications MUST be submitted by May 31, 2017
A winner will be announced in July 2017

Online application can be found at
http://athenscriminallawyer.com/#scholarship-application.

 

 

 

 

Scholarships sites

 

 www.superscholar.org    There is a listing on this site for 50 scholarships.

 

www.scholarships.com

 

www.scholarshipexperts.com

 

www.zinch.com

 

www.fastweb.com

 

www.scholarshippoints.com

 

www.cappex.com

 

www.niche.com

 

www.petersons.com

 

studentscholarships.org

 

Student Loan Information

The following guide was created to educate families on the risks and costs of using private educational loans.  Copy and paste the link below in your browser learn more!

https://studentloans.net/private-student-loans/

 

 

Higher education and online learning:

Best Colleges in Georgia 2016-17 - http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/georgia

Best Online community Colleges - http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/online-colleges/community-colleges/

 

 

 Want to know your HOPE GPA?  Go to  www.afouro.com!  

 

  

  REGISTERING FOR THE ACT OR SAT?

SAT and ACT information is available in the Counseling Office or online at wwww.collegeboard.com (SAT) or www.actstudent.org (ACT).

FEE WAIVERS FOR SAT/ACT 

If you receive free or reduced lunch, you may qualify for a fee waiver to cover the cost of the SAT and ACT as well as college application waivers.

 

 

Practice with a Purpose

Kaplan has just launched a program called Practice with a Purpose. We’ve partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and we’re aiming for a goal of 100 scholarships donated, which is a value of up to $125,000.

By visiting our free online practice resource hub, students can take a free pop quiz, 20-minute workout, and a full proctored practice test to help prepare for upcoming SAT or ACT exams. Students can sign up and take all three if they’d like, and for each test or quiz a student signs up for, we’re donating a Kaplan Test Prep scholarship to a student in need.

The landing page is here: http://ktp.events/georgia.

A few social media blurbs are provided below:

Facebook:

Want to #PracticewithaPurpose? Take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute workout, and full proctored practice test and we’ll donate a Kaplan scholarship to students in need. Sign up now!   http://ktp.events/georgia

Twitter:

Want to #PracticewithaPurpose? Take a FREE SAT/ACT quiz, workout, or proctored practice test & help students in need http://ktp.events/georgia

 

 

Interested in On-line Colleges?

Below is a link to on-line colleges an scholarships!!

 


 Guide to Student Bank Accounts 

This guide was created to explain the basics of banking to high school and college students. Included in the guide:

- Importance of Banking Responsibly 
- Differences Between Savings & Checking Accounts 
- What is a Student Bank Account? 
- How to Avoid Common Fees 
- Definition of Common Fees 
- And so much more! 

We hope that our guide will help current students learn responsible banking tips, avoid fees, and get prepared for banking independently in college.

 

 

ATTENTION ATHLETES: 

If you are interested in playing a sport at a Division I or II college, you must fill out the NCAA Clearinghouse Application.  You must fill out the application online at: www.eligibilitycenter.org.  The website offers a plethora of information and instructions on how to register.

 

 


 

Please pay special attention to the morning and afternoon announcements for important information and any updates/changes that are made!