Guidance
Contact:
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

 

Future University of West Georgia Students 

UWG Scholarships are now available and open for incoming students. The final deadline for scholarships is February 1st, 2018! Please go online to the UWG website and apply today.  You must already be accepted to apply.

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The Center for Character Ethics is proud to announce the call for entries for our 2018 Student of Integrity Scholarships. An annual awards program that selects and honors high school seniors who personify high character.

This year we are awarding SEVEN scholarships to graduating high school seniors which range from $1000-$3500. This includes TWO CTAE-specific scholarships for those students who want to choose a technical path.

Students must attend an accredited high school or home-school in one of the following counties: Banks, Barrow, Bartow, Carroll, Cherokee, Clarke, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Elbert, Fayette, Forsyth, Franklin, Fulton, Gwinnett, Habersham, Hall, Haralson, Hart, Henry, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Polk, Rabun, Rockdale, Spalding, Stephens, Towns, Union, Walton and White Counties.

Scholarship guidelines

*Entries must be completed online http://go.bbb.org/atl-scholarship-form to be considered.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

  1. Complete Online Entry Form which is above.  Within the online entry form, you will include the following:
    • Please write a letter expressing your thoughts on what it means to be a leader and how it feels when giving back to the community.  Include experiences and examples of your school & community involvement.
    • High School Transcript (Please remove Social Security Numbers.)
  2. Recommendation Form to be completed online by the student’s recommender. This form must be completed by a school administrator, teacher, counselor, community/religious leader or an employer. A recommendation from a family member or friend should not be submitted.  The deadline for submission of this form is January 3, 2018.  Please forward this link to the individual providing your recommendation: http://go.bbb.org/atl-recommendation-form  

ESSAY:

Students are asked to read and consider the 20 principles entitled UncommonSense Framework (http://go.bbb.org/atl-20principles).  Select one or more of the principles; and write an essay that gives a specific, personal example of how s/he was challenged or struggled through a difficult situation and how s/he overcame the situation by the application of high character and personal ethics.  

 * NO entries will be accepted via Mail or Email. Incomplete entries will NOT be acknowledged.

Important Dates To Remember:

October 4, 2017 – January 3, 2018                      Scholarship Application Period

January 10, 2018 – February 2, 2018                   First Round of Judging

February 5, 2018                                                Finalists Notified

February 9, 2018 – March 9, 2018                        Final Round of Judging

March 16, 2018                                                   Winners Notified

Entries must be submitted online by January 3, 2018.

Any questions should be directed to Nitascia Washington at 404-419-8753 or scholarships@atlanta.bbb.org.

 

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Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! 

The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. 


ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

Students in the graduating class of 2018 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria are encouraged to apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions,
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0
  • or greater on a 4.0 scale,
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due          December 31, 2017, and champions will be notified on or before April 2, 2018. If   applicants     are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 


All questions may be directed to ccrc@act.org


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FREE SPEECH ESSAY Scholarship Contest

Entries due by December 31, 2017

Chance to earn a $10,000 scholarship!!

https://www.thefire.org/student-network/essay-contest/

 

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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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SeniorAdvisor.comFuture 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.  This is an annual scholarship and will be offered every year.

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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!