Anson High School’s
October Senior Newsletter School Counselors, Mrs. Denise Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ms. Carri Brock, email@example.com, College Adviser, Mr. Nick Neptune, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contents: Upcoming Events October College Planning for Seniors New Scholarships Upcoming Events and SAT/ACT Registration Deadlines and Tests 10/10: SAT Test 10/24: ACT Test 10/25: Union County College Fair at the Union County Agricultural Center from 24 PM. 10/31: SAT registration deadline (Test date: December 5th) 11/6: ACT registration deadline (Test date: December 12th) October College Planning for Seniors1 The following outlines a few objectives seniors should be meeting to stay on top of the college application process. • Narrow your list of colleges to a final five or six. Meet with a counselor about them and, if you’ve not yet done so, open and start your online applications. Prepare Early Decision, Early Action or rolling admission applications as soon as possible. • Ask for counselor or teacher recommendations if you need them. Give each teacher or counselor an outline of your academic record and your extracurricular activities. For each recommendation, provide a stamped, addressed envelope and any college forms required. Ask for recommendations at least 3 weeks before they’re due! • If your applications require essays, write first drafts and ask teachers, counselors, and parents to read them. Make sure to finish writing essays for applications with early deadlines first. New Scholarships
We have the following scholarship applications and handouts now available in guidance. They’re in the filing cabinet labeled “Scholarships” near the copier outside of Mrs. Robinson’s office. Please read the brief descriptions below before you take an application or handout to ensure it pertains to you. If a folder is empty, let us know immediately and we’ll provide additional copies. Also be sure to continue searching for scholarships online and watch out for scholarship scams!
Courtesy of the College Board’s College Planning Calendar for Seniors. For more information visit: www.collegeboard.com
NC Teaching Fellows Value: $6,500, renewable for four years. Eligibility: The North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is open to current North Carolina high school seniors who are interested in becoming teachers and are legal residents of North Carolina for tuition purposes and will have met the twelvemonth instate residency requirement; applications should be completed online and returned to Mrs. Robinson, Ms. Brock or Mr. Neptune by Oct. 16th Web Address: www.teachingfellows.org
CocaCola Scholars Program Value: $10,000$20,000 Eligibility: Current high school seniors with U.S. citizenship, a 3.0 GPA (or higher), and intend to enroll in a college or university (twoyear or fouryear); online applications due Oct. 31st Web Address: www.cocacolascholars.org Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Value: $1,000, Trip to Washington, D.C. Eligibility: Any student in grades 512 who has volunteered time with their school, church or a community organization in the past year; applications should be completed online and printed off for Mrs. Robinson, Ms. Brock or Mr. Neptune; due Nov. 2nd Web Address: spirit.prudential.com Thomas Wolfe Scholarship (UNCChapel Hill) Value: Full scholarship Eligibility: Current high school seniors with a passion for the art of writing and love of language. Students should be competitive applicants to UNCChapel Hill; online applications due Nov. 2nd Web Address: english.unc.edu/creative/tws FIRE Essay Contest Value: $5,000 Scholarship (First Place), plus second place and runnersup awards up to $2,500 Eligibility: Seniors must write a 7001,200 word essay on free speech in American Higher Education; Students may enter online or submit essays via US mail. Due Nov. 6th Web Address: www.thefire.org/contests J. M. Belk Scholarship (Davidson College) Value: Full scholarship ($45,030 annually), plus two summer stipends (up to $3,000) Eligibility: Very competitive applicants to Davidson College; requires school nomination, please notify Mrs. Robinson, Ms. Brock or Mr. Neptune if interested; applications due Nov. 6th Web Address: www.davidson.edu Levine Scholarship (UNCCharlotte) Value: Full scholarship, plus summer stipends Eligibility: Very competitive applicants to UNCCharlotte; requires school nomination, please notify Mrs. Robinson, Ms. Brock or Mr. Neptune if interested; applications due Nov. 9th Web Address: levinescholars.uncc.edu
Merit Awards Program (UNCGreensboro) Value: Varies Eligibility: Competitive applicants to UNCGreensboro with exceptional academic achievement. Minimum criteria include: SAT score of 1800 or ACT composite score of 27 (ACT Plus Writing required) and GPA of 3.5 or above. Special awards are offered in the areas of Business, Education and the Art and Sciences; applications due Jan. 4, 2010 Web Address: fia.uncg.edu/meritawards/ SunTrust Off to College Scholarship Value: $1,000 Eligibility: High school seniors are eligible to receive $1,000 for their first year expenses at an accredited college or private career school. Eligibility is not based on GPA or financial need; Students may enter online starting September 14, 2009, one winner will be chosen every two weeks from October 30, 2009 through May 14, 2010. Only one entry per person for each drawing. Web Address: www.suntrusteducation.com/sweeps/ Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Scholarship Value: $5,000 Eligibility: High school seniors, age 21 and under; Applications (available online) due Feb. 15, 2010 Web Address: www.seussville.com/ohtheplaces/ Michael A. DeMayo Scholarship Contest Value: $2,500 Eligibility: Seniors applying to any 4year college may apply. See application online for details. Due Mar. 1, 2010 Web Address: www.DeMayoLaw.com