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Yvonne Fjeran Phone Icon 770-834-6654 Email Icon Email

Professional School Counselor

 

Need to practice for the Accuplacer?  Go to:  https://accuplacer.collegeboard.org

and practice for free!!

 

 

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

 

 

 Scholarship Opportunities

 

The Cohen & Jaffe Law Office would like to offer a great scholarship opportunity to your students. This scholarship was created to assist education costs for graduating seniors entering their first year of undergrad.

One applicant will be awarded a $1000 scholarship for first prize, one applicant will be awarded $500 for runner-up, and three applicants will be awarded $250 for honorable mention. Scholarship award recipients will be notified of the selection on or before June 1, 2018.

Students eligible will be asked to write a one-page essay of no less than 500 and no more than 750 words on one of three topics found on the scholarship page; which can be found below:

https://www.cohenjaffe.com/college-scholarship/


Please advise that completed applications must be submitted no later than April 2, 2018

 

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Scholarships for African American Students

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/black-students-college-scholarships/

 

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Spillers Law Firm Scholarship for Class of 2018  

This scholarship is judged primarily on need basis, but
does not exclude achievement standards.

Deadline: April 29, 2018
Award Amount: $1,000
Application: Only online applications will be accepted. The application
can be found at: https://www.spillerslaw.com/scholarship-application/

 

  

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MG Law Scholarship

 

  • The scholarship must be submitted, in full, by July 1, 2018. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Applications for scholarship can be submitted by any high school senior or current attendee of an institute of higher education (including tech schools).
  • Disclosure: Preferential consideration will be given to Georgia high school graduates especially those from Rockdale County.
  • A student aid report (if available) showing income status of your household must be attached for application to be considered.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • A transcript must be attached with counselor or school representative signature  for application to be considered.
  • This scholarship is a one time scholarship worth $1,000. It will be awarded  August 1, 2018
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.
  • Claims made on the application will be verified before scholarship is awarded.
  • Online applications will be accepted. The application and more scholarship details/requirements can be found at:http://www.mg4law.com/scholarship/

 

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Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

 

As the nation's largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded more than $550 million in scholarships and provides a range of impactful programs for students, HSF scholars, alumni, and parents.

 

Don't let your students miss their opportunity to apply for an HSF scholarship. The application opens January 1, 2018, and closes March 31, 2018. Scholarship recipients will be selected in June 2018. For more information visit hsf.net.


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The Metro Atlanta Relocation Council (MARC) is proud to announce that, for an 8th consecutive year, we will be awarding a $1500 scholarship in April 2018 to a current high school senior who relocated into the Atlanta area sometime between grade 9 (after completion of 8th grade) and 12.  Please see Ms. Fjeran for instructions and an application   The deadline for receipt of the completed application is Friday, February 23 (no exceptions, please.

 

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 Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

 

Available to: Undergraduates who were athletes at the high school level. You do not need to be an athlete at the college level.

 

Application Deadline: June 1st

 

Award Amount: $1,000

 

Eligibility Requirements: Former high school athletes who are enrolled as a full-time student at a two or four-year college.

 

Application Instructions: See website (website here: https://www.athleticscholarships.net/scholarship-contest.htm)
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 More Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Sites:

 

 

 

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!