Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring College and Career Fair for Juniors

The Juniors will be attending the Spring College and Career Fair at Chilton County High School on April 6th.  A big thanks to James Taylor, Counselor at CCHS for setting this up!

The following groups will be represented:
Auburn University
Auburn University at Montgomery
Birmingham Southern College
Central Alabama Community College
Faulkner University
Huntingdon College
ITT Technical Institute
Jefferson State Community College
Jefferson State Community College Community Education Program
Jacksonville State University
Lincoln College of Technology
Marion Military Institute
Mississippi State University
National Guard
Shelton State Community College
Shorter University
Stillman College
Southern Union State Community College
Trenholm State Technical College
Troy University
United States Air Force
United States Army
United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
Universal Technical Institute (UTI)
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama in Huntsville
University of Montevallo
University of North Alabama
University of Southern Mississippi
University of West Alabama
University of West Georgia

Wallace Community College Selma

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Scholarship Junkies - Have scholarship questions???

Scholarship Junkies 
We know you have questions and our team is here to answer them.
Ask Questions Now!
We have just launched our new forum over so that parents, students, teachers, counselors and ANYONE else can ask any questions they have about the path to higher education. 

Got a question about a particular scholarship? Want to know what its like to be a mechanical engineer? Simply need help starting? Go and ask to your heart's content!

We also have an opportunity to win a $2,222 scholarship from our friends over at Me-2U! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

UTI Information

We were so glad to have a visit from UTI with our Seniors and Juniors.  Take a minute to watch the video linked below:

DON'T forget about FASTWEB

I just received an email about their "themed" scholarships - a great way to search.  Check out this link!

Stonewall Jackson Memorial Scholarship (Seniors) Due April 1st

The Alabama Department of History and Archives recently asked the ALSDE to help get the word out to high school counselors about the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Fund Repayable Scholarship. In order to qualify, applicants must submit an essay of 1,500 - 2,500 words on a topic or issue that relates to the life of Stonewall Jackson.
A cover page and an annotated bibliography of sources must accompany the essay.
****The scholarship functions as a repayable no-interest loan that must be
repaid after graduation from college.****

The scholarship evaluation committee will award repayable scholarships of the following amounts: 1st place, $3,000; 2nd place, $2,000;
and 3rd place, $1,000. The application deadline is April 1, 2015. More information about the scholarship, as well as the application, can be found here:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Anytown Alabama (Rising 10-12th Grades)

Please see me if you are interested about the summer program below!

Anytown Alabama 2015!!

Are you looking for great leadership building experiences for your students this summer? Looking for ways to make your school a more inclusive place? Well get your students to Apply to Anytown Alabama today!

This summer Anytown will be help May 31st-June 6th! Located at the beautiful Camp Hargis, Anytown Alabama gives students the chance to canoe, hike, fish, play basketball, and swim in the pool or lake, while also participating in honest dialogue and interactive learning about social justice issues. Students will also engage in team building activities and create lifelong friendships and a supportive, inclusive camp environment. At Anytown students will learn how to respond to difficult real-life situations with kindness, courage and respect.

Anytown is for rising 10th, 11th and 12thgraders and is perfect for both established and emerging student leaders. To find out more information and to apply, visit our website at!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Great Site for Career Information!

Looking for a great site for career information, help with post secondary planning and federal aid?  :) Take time to look at!  This is a website created by the State Department of Education that has a wealth of resources for you and your family.  Please let me know if you need additional information or assistance!

Upcoming College Days (Stillman and Wallace)

Stillman will host their annual Tigerfest on Saturday, April 11th.  Registration begins at 9 - and Tigerfest begins at 10.  Sessions will include:  Information about Tuition Reduction, Admissions, Financial Aid, Campus Tours, Athletic Visitation, Band and Choir Auditions and Academic Presentations.
All participants must register.  Email or call 205-366-8817

Save the Date for Wallace Community College in Selma will be on April 10th from 8:00-1:00 pm.
Please contact Shuntelra Logan at 334-876-9287 or email

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NCAA Eligibility - How to Register

How to Register with the NCAA to begin eligibility process
To register with the eligibility center, you must complete the Student Release Form and amateurism questionnaire at the beginning of your junior year online and send the eligibility center the registration fee ($50 for domestic and $75 for international students). This Student Release Form does two things:

1) It authorizes each high school you have attended to send the eligibility center your transcript, test scores, proof of graduation and other necessary academic information.

2) It authorizes the eligibility center to send your academic information to all colleges that request your eligibility status.

The only method is to register online. Go online to the
 NCAA Eligibility Center. Select Prospective Student-Athletes and then register as a U.S. or international student. Complete the Student Release Form online and include your credit or debit card information to pay the fee. Then follow instructions to complete the transaction. Print a copy of your completed registration form and both Copy 1 and Copy 2 of the Transcript Release Form. Sign the Transcript Release Forms and give both to your high school guidance office.
Eligibility Requirements
Division I
If you enroll in a Division I college on or after August 1, 2008, and want to participate in athletics or receive an athletic scholarship during your first year, you must:
Graduate from high school;
Complete these 16 core courses: 
4 years of English
3 years of math (algebra 1 or higher)
2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by your high school)
1 extra year of English, math or natural or physical science
2 years of social science
4 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy);
Earn a minimum required grade-point average in your core courses; and
Earn a combined SAT or ACT sum score that matches your core course grade-point average and test score sliding scale(see below) (for example, a 2.400 core-course grade-point average needs an 860 SAT).
Division II
If you enroll in a Division II college and want to participate in athletics or receive an athletics scholarship during your first year, you must: 
Graduate from high school;
Complete these 14 core courses: 
3 years of English
2 years of math (algebra 1 or higher)
2 years of natural or physical science (including one year of lab science if offered by your high school)
2 extra years of English, math or natural or physical science
2 years of social science
3 years of extra core courses (from any category above, or foreign language, nondoctrinal religion or philosophy);
Earn a 2.000 grade-point average or better in your core courses; and
Earn a combined SAT score of 820 or an ACT sum score of 68.
Note: There is no sliding scale in Division II. Also, Division II will require 16 core courses (similar to NCAA Division I) beginning on August 1, 2013.
Division III
Division III does not use the NCAA Eligibility Center. Contact your Division III College admission office regarding its policies on admission, financial aid, practice and competition.
Core GPA SAT/ACT Sliding scale

Monday, March 9, 2015

Rita Jones Scholarship

I have the information for this scholarship in my office:  Please see me ASAP

207 Eighth St. N., Clanton, Alabama 35045
Phone: (205) 755-0490

WHO MAY APPLY: Any prospective student (male or female), resident of the U.S.A. who plans to pursue a higher education or college, including trade and vocational school may file an application.  All applicants must be citizens of the United States of America on the date the application is filed.  This application must be filed with The Rita Jones Scholarship Fund Committee, First United Methodist Church, 207 Eighth Street N., Clanton, Alabama 35045 on the date advised.

To be considered as eligible for this one year grant, a student must: a.) have an overall B average; b.) earn a diploma from an accredited public school or an accredited private school (certificate not acceptable); c.) G.P.A. and A.C.T. are must be provided with a notarized copy of high school transcript; and d.) have letter of acceptance from the college you will attend.  The recipient of this one year grant must enroll as a full-time student.

Qualification of a dependent minor applicant will be based on parents’ average gross income.  The Scholarship money may be used for State schools, trade schools, vocational schools and private schools anywhere in the United States of America.

This is an assistance Grant and is not intended to cover the full cost of your education.  It is the
responsibility of the student to also seek assistance from other sources for cost of education that is not covered by this Grant through personal or parental contribution or through other sources of assistance programs.

GRANT PAYMENT:  A check payable to a school of your choice will be made upon receipt of verification of the amount of tuition and fees.  This Award money will only cover payment for this current year.

Upcoming ACT Deadlines for April and June

If you are interested in taking the April 18th ACT - please make sure to register by March 13th.
****Juniors, don't forget that you are already taking the ACT here on April 28th (FOR FREE).

The Registration Deadline for the June 13th Assessment is May 8th.
Both tests are given here VHS.
If you have Free or Reduced lunch - you may be eligible for a fee waiver.  Please see me for more information!

NCAA Eligibility - Do you want to play sports in College????

If you want to play sports after High School - you need to submit your NCAA Eligibility Information.  Please see me for help!  
Click here for more information.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Summer Leadership Camp (Current Grades 10/11)

Do you know any rising high school juniors and seniors who want to be better

Each year Jefferson State, in partnership with Wallace State Community
College, Lawson State Community College, and the Boy Scouts of America,
hosts the Walsh Academy of Leadership (WAL). This year, the WAL will be held
June 18-20. 

The WAL is a three-day, two-night leadership experience held on the
beautiful campuses of the University of Montevallo and the American Village.
Students have an opportunity to network with other students from across the
southeast, participate in Liberty (the premier education program at the
American Village), play interactive games, and experience college life. 

Students may apply at the link below. Registration is limited to 40
students. Financial aid may be available to cover the cost of registration. 

For more information, visit or email 

STEM Summer Camp for Gr 9-11

Interested in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math?
This Four-Day Camp Is For You!

What: Explore exciting careers in robotics, manufacturing, automotive technology, and many more. Hear from industry leaders about what they look for in potential employees and the types of jobs they have available. Tour the Alabama Robotics Technology Park or an Alabama manufacturing plant.
Who: Students entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in Fall 2015 with interest in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Where: Jefferson State Community College
Manufacturing and Technology Center
2601 Carson Road, Birmingham, AL 35215
Cost: THE CAMP IS FREE! The National Science Foundation via Carcam has awarded Jefferson State Community College a grant which pays for the STEM camps and provides a stipend of $100.00 for students who complete the camp.
More Information
Applications can be found online at or get a hard copy by calling (205) 856-7848, (205) 856-7701, or (205) 856-6040. Return completed packet by 4:00 p.m. on April 17, 2015 to Jefferson State Jefferson Campus, Manufacturing & Technology Center, Room 236, 2601 Carson Road, Birmingham, AL 35215.
NO FAXES ACCEPTED. Scanned applications can be submitted by following the instructions on the application.