Monday, May 9, 2016

Senior Exit Survey

Seniors,
Please take the exit survey http://goo.gl/forms/imbhkNCxEZ by Tuesday, May 17th.  This is for your final transcript and Honors Night information.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Setting scholarship goals...can you apply for two a week?



 
Set Goals. Work Hard. Get Money. 

This is how we make applying for scholarships easier.


Finding Scholarships you qualify for can be difficult. But by visiting The Scholarship Bank, you know that all of these scholarships are open and valid, and all of the qualifications and application requirements are listed for you to easily look through. 

How can you make the application process easier on yourself? Goals. Set a timeline that you can reach and hold yourself to it. By doing this you make each piece of the application much more approachable and you'll find yourself completing way more scholarships than you thought you would have. 

So we challenge you: Can you do two scholarships a week for the next month? 

Want support on your quest? Join our Facebook group.

Scholarship Bank! 


Happy Scholarship Hunting, 
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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Upward Bound information (8th and 9th grade)

Melissa Edwards from Upward Bound sent this link to their new video that the 8th grade students viewed on Thursday.  This link goes into detail about Upward Bound and what they can offer your child.  They do have some availability for 9th graders at this time.  If your child needs a packet, please have them come by my office Monday.  Packets are due TUESDAY.  If you have any questions, feel free to call my office.


Thursday, April 28, 2016

Counselors Scholarship - Jeff State

Seniors - I need to know ASAP if you are interested in the Jeff State Scholarship.  You must have a 20 composite on the ACT and provide me a resume and essay (two pages, why I want to attend Jeff State).  This is a full scholarship, renewable.
I would like to have the resume and essay by Monday...please let me know if you have any questions.  I will be in and out tomorrow, so you may have to message me on remind.


Scholarship Information

The new post from Student Scholarships is up!
Go here for more information!


From FastWeb:
We want students to finish the school year strong and get prepared for the next. Share the articles below to show to your students the impressive scholarship programs available now. 
Super High School Scholarships
These awards would certainly start off your college career with a bang!
First-Class Scholarships for College Students
Make the scholarship search a component of your college education.
The Latest & Greatest Scholarships for Grad Students
Who says you're too old to get an award? Certainly, not us!

Friday, April 15, 2016

College Counts Scholarship Deadline

Please see information below regarding the CollegeCounts Scholarship deadline—students must apply by April 22.

College can be the best time of your life. But paying for college isn’t easy. In fact, the cost of college can make some students afraid to even try. That’s why we created the CollegeCounts Scholarship: to provide funding assistance to Alabama high school students who demonstrate a financial need and a genuine desire to make a difference in what’s next. If you’re thinking about enrolling at an Alabama college or university, don’t let funds get in the way. The CollegeCounts Scholarship might just be for you!

This year, $1M will be awarded to deserving Alabama students.  To apply, visit http://collegecountsalabama.com/

Upcoming ASVAB Date

Jefferson State CC will host the ASVAB on April 29th at 9:00.  After the test, there will be a campus tour and lunch provided.  Please call Mrs. Cochran by Tuesday, April 26th if you need to reserve a seat.
280-2822

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

ACT with Writing (11th Grade) on Tuesday - importance of ACT scores!

http://potentialmagazine.com/
This Tuesday, April 19th, our 11th grade students will take the ACT in the band room.  Testing will start at 8:00 and  last until 12:30 (approx).  I visited the 11th graders today to pass out the free College Planner from Potential Magazine that we received at College Night on Tuesday at Jeff State. Our Career Coach, Kim Benson, hopes that we can have the group that presented back again soon.

I shared with the Juniors about the importance of the ACT and information we heard at the meeting last night.  The presenters discussed that 80% of scholarship money comes from Merit awards from schools.  These are awards based on GPA and ACT score.  An ACT score can help you with a full ride to institutions in our state and beyond.  Students have been preparing during acceleration for the ACT, but please encourage them to study at home and do their best Tuesday.  The difference in ONE point on their score can be thousands of dollars of tuition!

Please call the office if you have any questions.  :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Mock Interviews/Resume Template

Seniors:
Mock Interviews will take place during 1st and 4th periods tomorrow.  Dual Enrollment students who want to participate will go after Mrs. Price's 4th period is finished.
Remember:
1.  Have a copy of your resume.  If for some reason you do not have one - you can use this easy resume template (borrowed from Simsbury High School)  Click on the blue PDF link in the middle of the page.
http://www.simsbury.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=3978
It will load gray - you need to highlight and change to black.  Modify as needed.
2.  Dress Appropriately (Dress for Success!)
3.  Remember to make eye contact and shake hands.  Wait until you are asked to be seated.
4.  This will be a generic interview - not job specific.

Feel free to message me on Remind if you have questions.



Monday, March 21, 2016

Scholarship


The Good South, Southern lifestyle clothing company based in Greenville, SC, is proud to announce the launch of our third annual scholarship application.  As former college admissions counselors, we know how expensive college can be and understand the majority of families cannot outright afford college expenses.  At The Good South, we donate a portion of our yearly proceeds to the The Good South Scholarship Fund and are excited to award four scholarships this year ranging from $250 to $500.  We are looking for well-rounded applicants who excel both inside and outside the classroom.  While scholastic achievement is very important, it is equally important for students to be leaders and have a passion for service.  
The application for the The Good South Scholarship can be found atwww.thegoodsouth.com.  The application deadline is April 15, 2016.  

ALFA Scholarship

Scholarship opportunity

Alabama Farmers Federation members can now apply online for a $1,000 college scholarship funded by the Alfa Foundation. Applications are due April 1. Scholarships will be awarded to 100 students attending Alabama colleges, universities or technical schools and may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies required for coursework.  The program is open to high school seniors and post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year school in Alabama. Winners will be notified in May. Scholarships will be awarded on academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; and statement of goals and aspirations. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. To be eligible, the scholarship applicant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation, and the membership must be issued in the name of the scholarship applicant. To apply, visit AlfaInsurance. com. The Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program is administered by Scholarship America. No officers, directors or employees of the Alfa Foundation, Alabama Farmers Federation or any Alfa companies are involved in the selection process. Questions about the scholarship program should be addressed to: Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program, Scholarship Management Services, One Scholarship Way, Saint Peter, MN 56082 or (507) 931-1682 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

RITA JONES (Local Scholarship) REPOST

HAVEN'T HEARD FROM ANY STUDENTS WORKING ON THIS SCHOLARSHIP:
DUE ASAP
These funds are provided by the Rita Jones Scholarship Trust of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation. This scholarship is designed to assist students meeting the requirements stated in the scholarship and who would otherwise not be financially able to attend college.  It is not designed for student eligible for the Pell Grant.  We are seeking the student that might “falls between the cracks” and without our help could not attend college.   It is based on student needs and character.

The forms to apply are on the VHS website - go HERE to find them!

VHS had a winner last year - Hannah Sanford!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Scholarships (Fastweb Newsletter)


Green represents St. Patrick's Day and today that custom is widely celebrated. Students who love the planet can keep thinking green beyond today with the eco-friendly scholarships, green grants and internship opportunities we've gathered together in our new Go Green & Get Greenarticle.

In this article we've brought together opportunities students can immediately pursue and we've compiled impactful environmental ideas they can take into their community. We've wrapped all this up in this Green Scholarships article so you can easily share with your students.
Women's History Month is an annual celebration of the contributions women have made to America's history, culture, and society. Fastweb is dedicated to helping the future generation of women leaders meet their educational goals. Today, there are a variety of scholarship opportunities for women in academic areas from technology to sports media to environmental sciences and more.

In Fastweb's new article, Scholarships for Women, focus has been placed on bringing together important scholarship opportunities that cover many educational interests and all education levels. Applications are open today on many awards with various award payouts to help students with paying for school.

Countdown to College Workshop FREE

Mark your calendars to attend the Countdown to College Workshop at Jeff State on April 12th.  This free event is for all Chilton County students.  The event will take place from 6-7:30.
More information to follow!

April ACT Deadline - Friday

Don't forget that the deadline to sign up for the April ACT is this Friday.  You can sign up at www.actstudent.org
JUNIORS:  You will take the ACT in school on April 19th for FREE.  
Let me know if you need help!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Central Alabama/Southern Union Information

Greetings!
Central Alabama Community College, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, and Southern Union State Community College are excited to share that we are combining forces to become a regional community college so that we may
ENHANCE student opportunities and student success,
SUPPORT workforce development, and
ENGAGE the lifelong learning needs of our communities, businesses, and industries.

Students attending the newly consolidated regional community college will continue to receive an excellent and affordable education as well as outstanding training opportunities to gain the skills needed for today's in-demand careers. In fact, students will benefit the most from expanded resources and multiplied possibilities! 
In keeping with the vision of the Alabama Community College System, affordable pathways to quality education and training will continue to be offered to all students with financial aid options available to students who qualify.  
As we move forward with the consolidation of our three colleges, specific steps will be taken to ensure a smooth transition for our students, beginning with the consolidation of a federal student aid code that must be included on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
·         Effective immediately, students should ADD the federal school code, 001007, on the 2016-2017 FAFSA.
·         Students who have already completed the 2016-2017 FAFSA should go back in on the www.FAFSA.gov website to make a correction and ADD the federal school code, 001007, to the FAFSA.
·         If you have already listed Central Alabama Community College, 001007, on your 2016-2017 FAFSA, no further action is needed at this time.
Please note that this federal school code is currently assigned to Central Alabama Community College; therefore, this college will appear on your FAFSA as a selected school regardless of the location you plan to attend. Once the consolidation of the three colleges has final approval by the Department of Education, the college name will automatically update to the new regional college name. 
While sharing the commitment of the Alabama Community College System to provide a unified system of institutions, our promise to you is to continue the provision of comprehensive and high quality services as we create our consolidated regional college. 
Stay tuned for additional updates. We look forward to seeing you in the Fall!

UA Rural Scholars Program (Juniors)

Seeking Your Best & Brightest Juniors for the  
Rural Health Scholars Program 
We need your help in identifying candidates for UA's Rural Health Scholars Program.

High school juniors interested in healthcare are invited to come to the UA campus for five weeks in the summer to live on the UA campus and take two college-level courses. Additionally, they get the opportunity to participate in health-related seminars and field trips and even get to shadow physicians at University Medical Center.

Studies show, students from rural areas who study medicine often return to rural settings to practice as professionals. By fostering an interest in healthcare now, RHSP seeks to improve and expand medical services in rural communities in the future.

Please share this information with your colleagues and ask them to encourage the best and brightest students to apply to this exciting program. 

Application deadline is March 15!
 Complete eligibility requirements are included in the program brochureflyer and are posted online

Michael Johnson College/Career Expo

Thursday, March 3, 2016

ACT April Test Deadline Approaching

If you need to sign up for the April ACT - you need to do so by tomorrow!  If you need help, let me know.  Juniors, remember that you are already taking the ACT that month at school (April 19th).

Saturday, February 27, 2016

ACT April Deadline March 4th

If you need help signing up for the April test - please see me this week!
Juniors, you will already take the test with your class for free during school on April 19th.

FastWeb Scholarship Types

Introduce your students to our scholarship and internship theme articleswhich are filled with opportunities that focus on the interests and attributes of all student types. There's something for every student.
SEE THEM NOW

Jefferson State CC Scholarships REMINDER

Many of your students are applying for college admissions and scholarships. I just wanted to make you aware that Jeff State has several full-tuition scholarship opportunities available for your students.

1)      We offer Academic Scholarships based on ACT scores and gpa. The deadline for this scholarship is MARCH 1. Click here for the link to this scholarship application http://www.jeffersonstate.edu/financial/financial-aid/scholarships . Students must have at least a 22 ACT composite score and overall cumulative 3.0 gpa.

2)      We also offer the guidance counselor’s scholarship that allows the counselor at each high school to select a student to receive a scholarship – students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative gpa. We only ask that you submit your student’s information at least 3 weeks prior to your school’s honors day program.
3)      Ambassadors scholarship – This is not based on ACT score. Students selected for this scholarship become representatives of Jeff State and will participate in numerous activities and events. Click here for the Ambassadors scholarship application (http://www.jeffersonstate.edu/student-activities-clubs-organizations/ambassadors ). Deadline for this scholarship is March 4.  Attached is an informative sheet regarding roles/responsibilities of an Ambassador.
4)      There are also other types of scholarships available at Jeff State, including Jeff State Singers, Scholar’s Bowl, Children of Blind Parents, SGA, Enactus, Speech/Debate Team, etc. Just contact the person listed with each of these scholarships/organizations. http://www.jeffersonstate.edu/financial/financial-aid/scholarships  

Scholarship Bank - New Listings March 1st

The Scholarship Bank 

Are you ready for March?



It is time to get ready to do a ton of scholarship applications! March is the biggest scholarship deadline month of the year. With several dozen due on March 1st, you're going to need to set aside time for all those essays! We add more daily, make sure to keep the Bank bookmarked and check it often. 

The Scholarship Bank recently went through some design changes so it is easier to navigate, and it is just in time for this big month! Now you can easily find the categories you are interested in by selecting the tabs on the bottom of the page, check it out here

As always, we are looking for your feedback. Is there a specific category you think we should focus more on? Or something we can add to the bank? Let us know. Help us help you connect with as much money as possible.

FAFSA Completion Assistance - File ASAP

Seniors and Parents:
Please keep in mind that the priority deadline for many schools is approaching.  If you haven't filed your FAFSA, it is time to do so.  Please call me if you need assistance, I should be in the office all day on Monday.
280-2822
Please refer to the previous posts on FAFSA for additional assistance!
http://cochrans-corner.blogspot.com/2016/01/fafsa.html


Monday, February 15, 2016

Jefferson State Academic Scholarships

If you are planning to complete the packet for Jeff State - let me know!  ALL of your information must be submitted by March 1st.  This means that we need to send it ASAP.  Come by the office and show me what you have done so far or still need help with!

Regions Scholarship (Seniors and Graduates)

HOW TO ENTER

  • 1

    COMPLETE AN ONLINE APPLICATION

    Click here aim.applyist.net/ridingforward to enter the Regions Riding Forward® Scholarship Essay Contest between January 18, 2016 and February 25, 2016. Complete and save all requested information.
  • 2

    WRITE YOUR ESSAY

    Choose the African-American you want to write about. It could be someone famous, a relative or a person you know. Just make sure they inspire and motivate you. Make your essay 500 words or less and review the “Contest Judging Criteria” in section 5 of the Official Rules for guidance in writing your essay. You can write your essay directly in the application or you can copy and paste it into the appropriate area in the application form.
  • 3

    REVIEW AND SUBMIT

    Review your information, check your essay for spelling and submit your entry by 11:59:59 PM central time on February 25, 2016.
  • 4

    AWAIT NOTIFICATION

    Students with winning essays will be notified by International Scholarship and Tuition Services (ISTS) in April – May 2016. Essays are judged by an independent panel of judges through ISTS and Regions is not involved in the judging of the essays or selection of winners. If your essay is selected, you will need to respond to ISTS with the required information. Scholarship checks will be awarded by July 31, 2016.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Cash for College - FAFSA Session TUESDAY 8-10 AM

Freddie Dunning from the financial aid office at Jefferson State Community College has graciously agreed to be on campus this TUESDAY to help any parents and students with the FAFSA from 8-10 AM.  We will have laptops set up in the kitchen and I encourage you to drop by and take advantage of this free service.
Please take the time to file for Financial Aid, especially with someone as knowledgable as Mr. Dunning.  If you cannot make that time, please call my office and we will schedule an individual appointment.
The following information will help you prepare if you haven't had a chance to read the previous financial aid post:
(From the Cash for College Toolkit - Copy in my office)

When do I need to start to fill out the FAFSA?
If you are graduating from high school in 2016, you can start filling out your FAFSA on January 1,2016. Colleges and scholarships might have specific deadlines so file the FAFSA as early as possible. March 1 is most colleges’ priority deadline. Financial aid dollars are limited and usually are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To speed up the process, apply for your FSA ID before January 1, 2016:
Students should apply for a FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov If you are a “dependent” student, a parent/legal guardian will ALSO need to apply for an FSA ID at www.fafsa.gov
Keep your FSA ID and password in a safe place. You will need it to log in each time to work on your the FAFSA. Once you receive an FSA ID, you are ready to begin your FAFSA at fafsa.gov on January 1, 2016.
You will need information from these documents to fill out your 2016-17 FAFSA:
Your Social Security card
Your driver's license (if any)
Your 2015 W-2 forms and other records of money earned
Your (and if married, your spouse's) 2015 Federal Income Tax Return Your Parents’ or Legal Guardians' 2015 Federal Income Tax Return
Your 2015 untaxed income records
Your current bank statements
You do not have to complete your FAFSA in one sitting - you can save your application and return to it later. Make sure to keep these records. You may need to refer to them later.
Get your taxes done for free:
United Way of Central Alabama (Income up to $53,000)
To schedule an appointment contact, 1-888-421-1266 or financialstability@uwca.org
Impact America SaveFirst (Income up to $57,000)
To schedule an appointment, call 1-888-99-TAX-AL or file your taxes for free at http://www.myfreetaxes.com/SaveFirst
Other locations
http://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/

Please see the previous post for more information - also checkout https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/
If you choose to go ahead and file - MAKE sure you use the website listed above this line.  Do NOT pay to file your FAFSA.  This is a free program! 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

ACT Boot Camp

See Mrs. Cochran for more information.

9 Scholarships - Newsletter

Go to www.studentscholarships.org/newsletter.php to sign up for their scholarship newsletter.  Nine scholarships are posted on their most resent newsletter.

West Point Information

Apply (Juniors):  apply.usma.edu

Preparing for College Workshop (FREE) Grades 8-12 April 12th

Preparing for College Workshop-MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!!!!!!! GRADES 8-12 Notice from Career Coach, Kim Benson
 Countdown to College Workshop for April 12.

The event will be a county-wide event and will be held at Clanton Performance Arts Center(Jeff State).  The event will be for 8th - 12th grade students and their parents.

Summary of the workshop:
The workshop is conducted by Potential Magazine and educates parents and 8th - 12th
grade students about the college admissions process, scholarship opportunities and information to help students prepare during their high school years for graduation and beyond.

The Countdown-to-College Workshop is a moderated panel format with representatives from 3-5 colleges and universities.  The 90-minute workshop will cover insight into the college admissions process, scholarship opportunities for students, 10 tips to earn scholarships, full understanding of the 3 areas that ACT scores impact, ACT/SAT tips for improving scores, encouragement that practice and studying produces results, impacts of different real-life scenarios (missing deadlines, changing your mind, etc), benefits of community college attendance and dual-enrollment, and importance of FAFSA and ways you can prepare your family finances to maximize your awards.

(This will be a DYNAMIC opporutnity.  Mrs. Cochran has seen this panel, and it is EXCELLENT!!!!!)


Kim Benson
Career Coach
LeCroy Career Technology Center

Shelton State Preview Day

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ALFA Scholarship

FEDERATION MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR $1,000 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Alabama Farmers Federation members can now apply online for a $1,000 college scholarship funded through the Alfa Foundation.

Applications are due April 1. The scholarships will be awarded to 100 students attending Alabama colleges, universities or technical schools and may be used for tuition, fees, books or supplies required for coursework.

Alfa Insurance President Jimmy Parnell said supporting the continuing education of Alabama's youth is a wise investment.

"At Alfa, we're proud to help students achieve their goals of earning a degree through this scholarship program," Parnell said. "College is important, but it can also  be expensive. Hopefully these scholarships will allow students to focus on their education with less worry about how to pay for it."

In its three-year history, the Alfa Foundation Scholarship Program has provided $250,000 in scholarships to Alabama students.

The program is open to high school seniors and post-secondary undergraduates enrolled or planning to enroll in a two- or four-year school in Alabama. Winners will be notified in May.

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic record; demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities; honors; work experience; and statement of goals and aspirations. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required. To be eligible, the scholarship applicant must be a member of the Alabama Farmers Federation, and the membership must be issued in the name of the scholarship applicant.

Juniors-Quest Bridge Scholar

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

ACT Prep Class - Montgomery

At the end of last year we contacted Montgomery area counselors to make you aware of our ACT Prep Course being offered in your area this spring. This course is designed  to prepare students for the In-School ACT on April 19th or any upcoming test date

We enjoyed speaking with many of you, and are following up to offer details now that dates and times have been established.  Many students have attended our prep classes in Birmingham over the years, and we are excited to offer a local course!  


The Montgomery course will be a two workshop format:

Math/Science Workshop with George Mizzell:
(Six sessions - $195 per student)

March 7, 2016, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
March 14, 2016, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
March 28, 2016, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
April 4, 2016, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
April 11, 2016, 4:30 to 6:00 PM
April 18, 2016, 4:30 to 5:45 PM

English/Reading Workshop with Nancy Smith:
(Six sessions - $195 per student)

March 7, 2016, 6:15 to 7:45 PM
March 14, 2016, 6:15 to 7:45 PM
March 28, 2016, 6:15 to 7:45 PM
April 4, 2016, 6:15 to 7:45 PM
April 11, 2016, 6:15 to 7:45 PM
April 18, 2016, 6:00 to 7:15 PM

Students may attend either workshop or both!  If students attend both, they will receive a discount, and total cost will be $350 for both courses.  

The exact location will be finalized soon, and the classes are open for registration now at allpencilsdown.com!  

Please feel free to pass this information along to students and parents - we are happy to answer any questions or provide further details.

We look forward to the opportunity to help your students be confident and prepared for the ACT!

Kim Brittle
AllPencilsDown
205-989-4356

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Buick Achievers Scholarship


COLLEGE BOUND AND COMMUNITY-MINDED. WE APPLAUD YOU. LET US HELP.

We encourage the following to apply:
• High school seniors and current undergraduates
• Those who plan to enroll full time at a four-year college or university in 2016-2017
• Those who plan to major in a specified course of study focused on engineering, technology or design, with an interest in the automotive industry

BUICK: INSPIRING, CELEBRATING, AND ENABLING HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT Proudly funded by the GM Foundation. Scholarship America, One Scholarship Way, Saint Peter, MN 56082

Visit our website for more information: www.buickachievers.com 
Application Deadline: February 29, 2016 (5:00 p.m. EST)

Click HERE for the flyer.

Jefferson State Community College Scholarships (READ)


Below you will find the information on their full academic scholarship.  Each counselor also has an additional full scholarship to award per school.  Please see me for details.  :)
****I have copies now in the office for pickup****

Scholarships


Jefferson State Community College scholarships are open to students entering as freshman, currently enrolled students and to students who transfer to other colleges and universities. Either the Donor or the Student Assistance and Scholarship Committee establish the selection criteria.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – DEADLINE – MARCH 1, 2016

Requirements:
  • must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at the end of their 1st semester senior year
  • 22 or higher on their ACT
  • Applied for admission to Jefferson State for the fall 2016
  • Submit a copy of their high school transcripts showing their grades and GPA after the first semester of their senior year.
Forms – High School

Rita Jones (LOCAL Scholarship)


These funds are provided by the Rita Jones Scholarship Trust of the Alabama-West Florida United Methodist Foundation. This scholarship is designed to assist students meeting the requirements stated in the scholarship and who would otherwise not be financially able to attend college.  It is not designed for student eligible for the Pell Grant.  We are seeking the student that might “falls between the cracks” and without our help could not attend college.   It is based on student needs and character.

The forms to apply are on the VHS website - go HERE to find them!

VHS had a winner last year - Hannah Sanford!

Monday, January 18, 2016

HOSA/FCCLA Scholarship

The NTHS Scholarships are for members of HOSA, BPA, FBLA, FCCLA, DECA and SKILLSUSA.  For  additional information about  NTHS,  please visit their website atwww.nths.org. Thank you so very much for all you do to serve the students in Alabama schools.

The 2016 Jon H. Poteat Scholarship on-line submission is accessible from September 1, 2015 until midnight EST April 20, 2016.  The application is simple and only takes a few minutes. Just log in as a member, click on “scholarship application“, confirm your name and email address, then submit! NTHS will award at least 200 one-thousand dollar scholarships to eligible members in 2016.  Eligible applicants must be current NTHS members who have not graduated.
                                                      Partnership Scholarships with other CTSOs.
Please use the links below to access the NTHS scholarship page and follow the links provided for each (HOSA, BPA, FBLA, FCCLA, DECA & SkillsUSA).  Eligible applicants must be a dues-paying member of both organizations and the requirements and criteria are decided by our CTSO partners.  For further assistance please email our NTHS Scholarship Coordinator.  
NTHS/HOSA Scholarship

The mission of Health Occupational Students of America is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. NTHS is honored to be partnered with HOSA to promote their mission and provide Six $1,000 scholarships to active HOSA members who are also current NTHS members in good standing. Three (3) scholarships will be awarded to  high school members, and three (3) scholarships will be awarded to college/postsecondary members. For more information and application form, which opens Jan. 1, 2016. Click here.

NTHS/SkillsUSA Scholarships
NTHS has teamed up with SkillsUSA to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education. NTHS will award Four $1,000 scholarships to SkillsUSA members at the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference. Two (2) scholarships will be awarded to high school members, and two (2) scholarships will be awarded to college/postsecondary members. To be eligible, students must be active, dues-paying members of both SkillsUSA and NTHS. For more information and application form, which opens Jan. 1, 2016. click here.
NTHS/DECA Scholarships
DECA, the association for students and teachers of marketing, management and entrepreneurship has partnered with NTHS to promote outstanding student achievement within career and technical education and to develop future leaders.

Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to high school students that are members of both DECA and NTHS. Access is open now.  For more information, Click here.
NTHS/FCCLA Scholarships
Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life -- planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making and interpersonal communication -- necessary in the home and workplace. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are members of both FCCLA and NTHS. To learn more about the NTHS/FCCLA scholarships and to get forms, which opens Jan. 1, 2016. click here.
NTHS is pleased to partner with FBLA-PBL to recognize the outstanding achievement of their students. FBLA-PBL offers an extensive competitive event program for their members. NTHS will award Two $1,000 scholarships as well as provide funding and awards for one of the events at the FBLA/PBL National Conference - to check out the FBLA-PBL Scholarships, which opens Jan. 1, 2016. Click here.
NTHS/BPA Scholarships

The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, academic, citizenship, and technological skills. NTHS will award Three $1,000 scholarships to students