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

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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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